Topicals can be just as effective as Hemp Extract Oil or Gummies
Hemp extract topicals are lotions, creams, salves, and sometimes even cosmetics that utilize the cannabinoids by absorbing them directly through your skin. You may have seen these products also referred to as hemp extract oil topicals.
These products are created to be nourishing, hydrating, and provide targeted relief to tired areas of the body.
How Are Hemp Extract Topicals Made?
Well, it depends on the product. In general, the same hemp extract used in tinctures is blended with high-quality ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, menthol, and essential oils to create lotions, salves, creams, and topical pain relievers. Ideally, topicals both moisturize the skin and allow for hemp extract oil or other cannabinoids to be absorbed directly upon application.
How Do I Choose The Right Topical For Me?
Your choice in topical largely depends on your goal for using it. Thinner creams and lotions can provide hydration to larger areas of your body while also providing a cannabinoid boost. Thick salves are best for smaller areas that need targeted relief.
When it comes to topicals and skincare, it is best to experiment to find a product that works best for you.
How Do I Know If The Topical I Choose Is A Quality Product?
It’s important to choose products only from reputable companies. Look for a hemp extract lotion or salve that contains hemp grown with organic practices in the USA. A trustworthy company will have a Certificate of Analysis available on their website. Take a look at this report and check that the product contains no harsh chemicals or heavy metals. Then make sure to look at the cannabinoid profile to check for a variety of cannabinoids, including high levels of hemp extract oil.
What’s The Difference Between Hemp Products And Hemp Extract Products?
In skincare, it’s common to find products made with hemp. They will often be advertised as “hemp,” or “hemp seed” on the label. These types of hemp products are made with hemp seeds, which contain no cannabinoids.
Instead, you’ll look for “hemp extract oil” or “hemp extract.” Hemp extracts are derived from the leaves, stalks, and stems of the plant and contain the beneficial cannabinoids you’re looking for.
If you are unsure based on the label, try looking at the company website and check for a Certificate of Analysis. If they do not have one, look for a similar product with a different company. You’ll want to see the Certificate of Analysis to ensure the product contains the beneficial cannabinoids you’re looking for.
How Do I Use Hemp Extract Topicals?
It depends on the product, so make sure to read the label for any topical you purchase. Lotions and salves with added hemp extract can be used by simply massaging the product into your skin until absorbed as needed. You can safely use these products several times per day.
However, some topicals contain additional ingredients, such as topical pain relievers. If this is the case, you’ll want to ensure you take note of dosing recommendations from the manufacturer.
Who Uses Topical Hemp Extract Products?
They are especially popular among those who struggle with muscle or joint troubles and fitness enthusiasts. That being said, we see users of all ages and walks of life find benefits in incorporating a topical hemp extract product into their daily routine. This is especially true for those with skin issues, those who are looking for muscle recovery solutions after workouts, and even office workers who struggle with tension from poor posture and long sitting periods.
If you have localized discomfort, a topical can often bring a boost of relief to the targeted area.