If you thought cannabis was all about joints and edibles, think again—cannabis-infused topicals are taking the stage as a whole new way to experience the benefits of this versatile plant.
Looking for a soothing balm that not only melts away stress but also provides targeted relief to your sore muscles? That’s the magic of cannabis-infused topicals. Ranging from balms to lotions, massage oils, sprays, lubes, transdermal patches and even bath bombs, these products are specially crafted to deliver the therapeutic properties of cannabis directly to your skin.
The main difference between these topicals and your usual cannabis consumption is that they’re not intended to get you high—instead, they offer localized relief without any psychoactive effects. The secret lies in how these topicals interact with our body’s endocannabinoid system. When applied to the skin, cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with receptors to provide relief from pain, inflammation and other skin issues. It’s like a gentle, soothing hug for your skin and muscles.
Because you’re not ingesting them, topicals are also able to go beyond cannabinoids and incorporate essential oils, aromatherapy blends, and other natural ingredients. With the right products, you’re not only getting the goodness of cannabis but also indulging in a spa-like experience right at home.
Applying cannabis-infused topicals is as simple as it gets. Just take a small amount and gently massage it into the desired area. Whether it’s a persistent ache or a tension-filled spot, these topicals work their magic gradually, giving you the relief you crave.
In a world where self-care is becoming more essential, cannabis-infused topicals offer a unique way to pamper yourself while embracing the potential benefits of cannabinoids. So, the next time you’re looking for a relaxing, targeted solution, consider giving these topicals a try. Your skin will thank you!
Chill Medicated Body Rub | Found at: House of Dank
Chill Medicated has a whole host of topicals to enjoy, including different scents like Outback Sandalwood, Majestic Mint and Vanilla Lust. Of course, you can also go with the classic Relax—they’ll all help with your aches and pains. These body rubs are 1:1 THC to CBD, and they won’t get you high, so you can use them anywhere, anytime. Chill also has an Extreme X offering with 2000mg of THC and CBD each, in just one convenient package.
Escape Artists Relief Cream | Found at: Oswell Cannabis
Originating from Colorado, Escape Artists’ pharma-grade creams are formulated with carefully selected ingredients that reportedly enhance penetration at the cellular level, bringing cannabinoids deeper into the skin in minutes. And beyond that, they have fascinating scents like Rose & Bergamot, Lavender, Cedar & Black Pepper and more. Try a 1:1 ratio or one of the CBD heavy versions, whichever works for you.
CBDfx Bath Bomb | Found at: Timber Cannabis Co.
Let your day’s stress and tension melt away with our CBD-infused Soothing and Recharge Bath Bombs. Using active botanical and essential oils like Lavender, Eucalyptus, Arnica, Spearmint, Peppermint, and Hawaiian Black Salt—alongside a hefty dose of CBD—these Bombs give your joints, muscles, and skin the attention and love they deserve.
House of Dank CBD Salve Stick | Found at: House of Dank
Ease all those unwanted aches and pains with House of Dank’s very own CBD Salve Stick. This mint-scented stick has 400mg of CBD to provide a nice and relaxing effect, without any greasy residue left behind.
Michigan Organic Rub - Muscle Cooling | Found at: Pincanna
Muscle Cooling is exactly what it sounds like. The combination of ginger root, camphor and peppermint allow for incredibly fast-acting and long-lasting relief. With the addition of eucalyptus and tea tree, it also has anti-bacterial properties. Camphor is known to help with skin itchiness, as well as helping the skin regain its natural glow.
Michigan Organic Rub - After-Sun Care | Found at: Pincanna
Cooling and moisturizing lotion relieves the burning sensation from sunburn or other minor burns. This lotion is 100% vegan, containing lavender, eucalyptus and tea tree essential oils, as well as a 1:1 mix of CBD and THC.
Mary’s Medicinals - Transdermal Patch | Found at: Lume
Transdermal patches are unique in the topical category because they can break the blood-brain barrier, meaning you may experience psychoactive effects! Patches offer long lasting, controlled effects and are intended to be left on the skin for 12-24 hours. Mary’s has both indica and sativa options, enriched with terpenes like linalool, myrcene and pinene.
Made By Hemp CBD Lotion | Found at: Pharmhouse Wellness
The Made By Hemp CBD Lotion features 15-plus plant extracts, botanicals, and of course cannabinoids. This CBD cream—made with hemp extract, mango butter, hibiscus hydrosol, gingko extract and more—is a moisturizer-like product, rich in antioxidants and omega-fatty acids to nourish the face and body. It is also suitable for all skin types: oily, dry, or any combination.