CBD, a.k.a. cannabidiol, is one of two main components in hemp and cannabis plants. This compound has enjoyed a consistent rise in fame over the last few years due to its benefits and its inability to get users high. CBD has been incorporated into many ingestion forms including gummies, oils, honey and so on. Within this article, we are going to be looking at CBD Salve and answering questions pertaining to it.
What is CBD Salve?
Extracted from the cannabis plant, CBD’s consistency is heavily dependent on the method by which it is extracted. CBD Salves are ointments with CBD extracts, to directly get CBD into the skin. Also, this gets CBD directly to where the discomfort/issue is located. Local efforts like this can be beneficial. More typically, the design of these salves is for specific purposes like the healing or protection of the skin. This also makes it perfect for users with sensitive skin or trying to recover from a skin condition.
Typically made from coconut oil and beeswax, the salve contains a unique texture. It’s a stiff yet pliable consistency of sorts because of the beeswax.
Differentiating Between Full Spectrum and Broad-Spectrum CBD Salves?
To understand the difference between full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum CBD, take a look at the compounds found in each spectrum. Full-spectrum CBD contains cannabinoids and trace amounts of THC with several benefits. Broad-spectrum CBD contains numerous natural cannabis natural ingredients including terpenes, flavonoids and so on, but no THC whatsoever.
However, there could be trace amounts of THC within certain broad-spectrum products (not ours) so it’s important to ask questions before making a purchase.
Applying CBD Salve
The best way to use these salves is to apply them as topicals to the affected areas to reduce itchiness, discomfort etc. Topicals in general aren’t for eating, instead layers of skin absorb and retain them.
When the skin absorbs the CBD lipids (a substance that is insoluble in water and soluble in alcohol, ether or chloroform), the healing procedure begins. Thanks to the calming effect it has on the skin, the salve works to assist in the healing process of the skin, alleviating itchiness and discomfort.
Making the Salve
Making CBD salves can happen through solvent extraction, steam distillation or carbon dioxide extraction. However, the important thing to note is that the potency of your salve depends on the technique you use. Solvent extraction or Hydrocarbon extraction are cost effective. However, they have the tendency to create ineffective products that often have strong aftertastes and toxic residue.
To get the best and most potent salve, going with carbon dioxide extraction is your best bet. This process entails placing the cannabis plant within a pressurized, low-temperature CO2 chamber for an extended period of time. The final result is a pure CBD oil with high potency and no residue.
Manufacturers also get to choose the part of the plant material inside, some even opt to use the whole plant to boost potency levels.
Uses for CBD Salve
CBD Salve has the same benefits you might expect to derive from CBD. But because you apply salve to the skin and not ingested, some of the benefits are more amplified. Here are some benefits you can expect to enjoy by using CBD salve:
- It provides quick relief from discomfort
- It possesses anti-inflammatory properties
- Potentially improved blood flow and muscle vascularity.
- and it may reduce acne production
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We are going to be reviewing CBD Roll-Ons. These are one of the highly effective ways of using CBD, yet they’re still relatively unknown.
What are CBD Roll Ons?
As the name implies, CBD roll on refers to a product specially designed for skin application. It is especially for areas where the skin is dealing with inflammation or other discomfort. The typical makeup of our roll on consists of a small tube containing CBD and other ingredients, with a roller ball on top. The roller ball is the point where you apply CBD to the skin. In a nut shell, it is the same as your typical roll on.
Some CBD roll on also include other items other than CBD to their product. These could include coconut oil or hemp seed oil. These roll-ons could also contain essential oils like peppermint essential oils or some soothing lavender oil. These additional ingredients offer added benefits in addition to the amazing benefits CBD already provides.
For instance, our MentRelief CBD Roll-On is designed essentially act fast and ease discomfort. It contains menthol, mint terpenes and other peppermint essential oils. And our Sweet Dreams CBD Roll-On is with Blue Dream terpenes and Lavender essential oils. The result of this is a roll-on that will definitely leave you feeling relaxed. It helps rid you of stress and anxious thoughts.
Differentiating between CBD Roll On & CBD Cream
As we mentioned, there are numerous ways of ingesting CBD. But CBD roll on has some particular benefits over the other forms. For example, using an CBD cream is effective but it can also be messy and could take some time before the relief starts to kick in.
By using a roll on, you are preventing potential waste of CBD cream and possibly the need to wash your hands after each application. Another benefit of using these roll ons is the immediate relief you would enjoy by using them. With these roll ons, you simply need to apply the roll on to the inflamed areas. THen wait a few minutes before the effects starts to kick in.
Another benefit of these roll-on’s is how portable and discreet they are. These could easily fit into either your pocket or purse and in most case you rarely have to worry about leakages. This makes it ideal for users who are always on the move and looking to keep their favorite products close by.
How to Use a CBD Roll-On
We are aware that using a roll on is pretty straight forward but in order to get the most of your CBD roll-on, we have compiled some tips for you.
- Apply properly:
With discomfort, it might not always be best on the exact area depending on what’s going on. An headache for example could be because of tension within your shoulders, neck and sciatica could be from a problem within your lower back. By applying the roll on to the right area where your pain is originating from, you are increasing the odds of it being more effective.
- Use the right amount:
This could seem obvious but by not applying the right amount of roll on, you increase the chances of it not being effective. That aside, it is important to begin with a small dose and work your way up as you figure out the right dose for your everyday needs.
- Keep your roll on as clean as possible:
Because you use your CBD Roll On repeatedly, it is essential to keep it as clean as possible. The best way to do this is by washing the area you would be applying it to before every use. A quick rinse with water and soap will do the job well.
To begin your CBD salve journey, check out our extended list of products here and to read more about CBD and its wonderful benefits, check out our blog here.