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Topical CBD Cream: 5 Benefits of Our Relief Balm
by Sydney Stein Jan 07, 2022
Maybe you’ve never tried CBD and want to get started slowly. Maybe you’ve been following a routine for a while and are looking to try something new. Wherever you are now, a topical CBD cream can be a wonderful way to expand your CBD horizons.
CBD works within the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which has receptors across nearly every surface of the body — including your largest organ, your skin! The ECS is responsible for maintaining balance, or homeostasis, throughout the body, and CBD can help support these balancing properties. However, when applied topically, CBD does not enter the bloodstream the same way it does when orally ingested, which means it is best used to address localized concerns rather than holistic health challenges. This also means that you can apply topical CBD as frequently as you’d like without it counting toward your daily dose!
Conversations around the benefits of topical CBD creams typically start and stop with discomfort, but that’s not the only thing that topical CBD can be used to address. Here at Equilibria, we offer a topical CBD cream called Relief Balm which is not only packed with 500mg of our full-spectrum CBD, but also arnica, menthol, and lavender and rosemary essential oils. Interested in finding out all the ways our Relief Balm can bring more balance to your life? Below we’ve got just five of the amazing ways you can use our topical CBD cream to level up your #MyEQ Routine.
Topical CBD Cream: 5 Benefits of Our Relief Balm
1. Relieve Discomfort
Topical CBD creams can be a great option for members looking to address discomfort from the outside in. Whether it be period cramps, sustained muscle or joint aches, clenching your jaw at night, or even headaches, you can apply your topical CBD cream to the affected area for support in as little as 30 minutes.
For challenges that prove pervasive in your everyday life, we suggest applying your CBD topical cream both regularly and as needed. For example, if you experience building tension in your neck from staring at your computer screen all day (hello, WFH), then you may want to apply your topical CBD cream both morning and night, in addition to keeping it on your desk for any unexpected flare-ups!
2. Reduce Swelling
The Endocannabinoid System plays a role in moderating your body’s internal response to physical strain, which can often manifest as swelling or tenderness. Many of our members use the Relief Balm to address this swelling, not only for the therapeutic properties of CBD but also due to the inclusion of arnica and menthol, two tried and true ingredients when it comes to decreasing discomfort in tender areas of the body.
3. Combat Irritation
When applied topically, menthol often leaves a cooling sensation, which can be helpful for itching or irritated skin. However, on broken skin, menthol may burn — so we always recommend doing a small patch test before applying your Relief Balm directly on any irritation. The cooling effects of menthol paired with the healing properties of arnica and CBD can be a great combination for addressing any acute or lingering rashes, bruises, or even pesky bug bites!
4. Support Recovery
Whether you’re an athlete, a yoga mom, or just along for the ride with a casual workout here and there, topical CBD creams can be a wonderful way to soothe sore muscles. Apply it before your workout for an added cooling effect while you sweat, or after to help reduce swelling and stiffness.
5. Topical CBD Cream With Aromatherapeutic Effects
While topical CBD works best for localized challenges, the essential oils within our topical CBD cream can be a great way to experience the benefits of aromatherapy. For example, lavender, which contains a terpene called linalool, is known for its relaxing effects, while rosemary, which contains the terpene pinene, is known for its stress and discomfort-relieving properties.
Our topical CBD cream can be used at any time of the day, as many times as you’d like, making it the perfect addition to your existing routine, or a great way to slowly dip your toes into the world of CBD. A little goes a long way, so start with just a pea-sized amount and add more as needed. Balance isn’t just from the inside out, but the outside in, too — and our Relief Balm is a great way to ensure that the balancing act is approached from both sides.
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