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If you shop at health food stores or other places where organic skin products are sold, chances are you’ve seen CBD lotions for sale. If you’ve never used one but wonder about the potential benefits, you’ve come to the right place. This post will cover the details of CBD lotions and how they work to help you decide whether they’re right for you.

What Is CBD?

CBD refers to cannabidiol, a compound found in the marijuana plant that many praise for its benefits, including relaxation, pain relief, and more. CBD contains no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the compound that produces the typical “high” that comes with cannabis use.

CBD Lotion and Its Benefits

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CBD lotions come in various forms, including salves, balms, and patches. You will often find CBD lotion in tubes that are easy to carry in a bag or purse for reapplication throughout the day.

Such lotions usually contain broad-spectrum CBD, which has no THC or only trace amounts of it. Either way, CBD will not get you “stoned” or produce any psychoactive effects. This makes it a natural fit for a cream or other topical application.

CBD lotions mix the compound with other good ingredients for the skin, such as aloe, essential oils, and shea butter. Studies have shown that CBD lotion provides significant benefits over topical steroids like Cortizone-10 and other over-the-counter topical pain relievers. Further benefits of CBD lotion include the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory properties: CBD lotion has been shown to relieve redness and itchiness due to eczema, psoriasis, and even acne.
  • Pain relief: Those living with joint pain, whether due to arthritis or an injury from repetitive activities, could benefit from using CBD lotion.
  • Topical usage: While the compounds in marijuana provide many potential benefits, not everyone wants the high that comes with smoking it. CBD lotions provide a safer and more convenient alternative to get the soothing and pain-relieving benefits without the high of THC cannabis products.
  • Improved skin health: Using a CBD lotion from a reputable company means the other ingredients will likely improve your skin health. Even without CBD content, regularly moisturizing your skin is a good habit.

To enjoy any of these benefits, you must use CBD lotion consistently. If you only use it occasionally, you might not notice how it helps, so be sure to commit yourself to using it for a while before you judge its effects. This will also give you time to adjust concentrations to see what works.

Things To Consider

While CBD lotion can be very helpful with relieving minor skin irritation and promoting relaxation, there are some things to bear in mind before trying it.

Potential Side Effects

First are the potential side effects of using CBD, which include changes in appetite or weight, diarrhea, and fatigue. Everyone’s body is different and may react differently to CBD products, with more or less severe side effects. Should you end up trying CBD lotion, listen to your body and stop using it if you notice unpleasant side effects.


The concentration of CBD in any given product and the application method will generally determine how much you pay. That said, a higher price doesn’t necessarily translate into better results. Always do your research, and don’t just buy the first product that pops up in an internet search.

CBD Type

Stick with broad-spectrum CBD if you want to avoid THC. Pay strict attention to labeling to ensure you’re getting a genuine product. Without a clearly visible Certificate of Analysis (COA), you have no way of verifying the manufacturer’s legitimacy.


With any CBD product, start small and work your way up to higher doses. Don’t just dive into the deep end right away. A little trial and error will go a long way in determining the best amount of CBD for your body and needs. You can also experiment with how often you apply the CBD lotion — or whether another CBD product, like a tincture or an edible, is more effective. Keep in mind, how long CBD stays in your system will depend on the amount you use and how often.

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