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Nov 10, 2021

All About Cannabis Topicals: The Ultimate Guide

While some enjoy smoking, vaping, or cannabis edibles, others are more interested in taking pleasure in experiencing the benefits of cannabis topicals. This newer type of cannabis consumption method comes in the form of creams, oils, lotions, bath salts, and bath bombs. These are formulated in ways to cater to many different types of preferences and needs. 

In this post, we will discuss everything there is to know about cannabis topicals, some types that are available in our online store and how you can utilize their benefits.

Before we move on, let’s discuss…

How Do Cannabis Topicals Work?

If you’re asking, “can cannabis be absorbed through the skin?” the answer is an astounding yes. Cannabis topicals are infused with medicinal CBD, THC, THCA, and other types of cannabinoids. 

Like dried flowers, extracts, and other types of cannabis products, cannabis topicals work on the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is almost like our natural THC. This system regulates our bodily functions, from sleep and memory to appetite and motor control, which is why when we consume cannabis, we feel a wide range of effects. THC mimics the body’s natural endocannabinoids, while CBD increases the amount in the body.

Cannabis topicals can provide a wide range of physical benefits. Some are formulated for pain relief, while other cannabis topicals can aid in relieving headaches and cramps. Some offer a mentholated effect that can be helpful when trying to ease inflammation. Cannabis topicals with omega-3 fatty acids can keep the skin glowing and hydrated, and can also relieve symptoms of eczema

In fact, there are studies confirming that cannabis topicals are effective for relieving chronic pain. This is particularly good news for those struggling with this ailment, as chronic pain is a complex condition that is relatively hard to treat. Cannabis topicals with a 1:1 CBD to THC ratio work best for chronic pain, as both cannabinoids carry an analgesic, anti-inflammatory effect that works to ease its symptoms.

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Cannabis Topicals: What’s Right For You 

Like any other topical that we use for our body, we would need to try a few different kinds before settling for the perfect match. 

Here are some types of cannabis topicals and what they can do for you.

Lotions and Creams 

Perhaps the most common kind of topical cannabis product, lotions come in many scents and formulations to hydrate and moisturize dry skin. Cannabis lotions not only make the skin feel softer, but they can also help reduce symptoms of some skin conditions and inflammation. Formulated with broad-spectrum CBD, cannabis lotions may help with painful joints. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proclaimed that more research will help determine if CBD products are equally effective as other types of pain medications, such as ibuprofen, in easing pain. 

Cannabis face masks:

Natural Charcoal CBD Face Mask (CBD: 500mg / THC: 25mg)  by Proofly

Cannabis lotions for pain relief: 

Transdermal CBD Cream (CBD: 10mg / THC: 0.1 – 10mg) by LivRelief 

CBD Relief Stick (CBD: 205 mg) by Wildflower

Bath Bombs and Bath Salts

Those who like to indulge in long baths know the importance of soothing bath bombs. Simply put, bath bombs elevate the experience and can replicate the feeling of being at a spa. Cannabis topicals in the form of bath bombs and bath salts provide an immersive, sensory experience. CBD bath bombs offer a calming, pleasantly sedating effect, as well as decreased anxiety and increased mental alertness. 

How to use cannabis bath bombs and bath salts:

  • Fill up your bathtub with warm water
  • Drop the cannabis bath bombs, or measure your preferred amount of bath salts in
  • Wait for the bath bombs or salts to dissolve
  • Jump in and allow yourself to relax for at least 20 minutes to fully absorb as many benefits as possible – you deserve it!

Cannabis bath bombs and bath salts to try:

High Tide Bath Bomb Multi-Pack (CBD: 300mg)  by Tidal

Lavender Fizz Bath Bomb (CBD: 85- 90mg/ THC: 10mg) by Noon & Night 

Seven Point lighter and Lavender Fizz Bath Bomb by Noon & Night

Cannabis Topical Oils

According to research, Cannabis topicals in the form of CBD and THC-infused oils not only moisturize and heal cracked skin but can also have a positive effect on sebocytes, which are cells that create sebum. Another study found that cannabis oils offer antifungal and antibacterial effects that reduce infections on the skin. CBD and THC oils can also ease inflammation in specific areas of the body, such as on the joints. 

Cannabis oils to try:

Freshly Minted Roll-On (CBD: 200mg/ THC: 0.5mg) by Night & Noon

Looking for More Cannabis Topicals Fit For Your Lifestyle?

Seven Point has you covered! Visit our store in High Park and our budtenders will be more than happy to assist your search for cannabis topicals that will fit your need or preference. As an option, feel free to search our online store for other types of cannabis products. 

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our other offerings.

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