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CBD Topicals: Everything You Need To Know

CBD topicals are a great way to get your daily dose of CBD. But you may be curious about which products are worth a try.

We’ve rounded up everything you need to know about CBD topicals, from how they work to application tips. Read on for more about types topicals, their benefits, and three best-sellers right now.


What Are CBD Topicals?

CBD topicals are bath and beauty products infused with cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant.

CBD topicals may offer various health benefits and can be found in a variety of forms including oils, gels, creams, lotions and salves.


What Are The Benefits of CBD Topicals? 

Today, minimal research indicates cannabinoid’s benefits on the skin, even though some users still swear by them.

Some of the most notable benefits of CBD are reported by those who suffer from chronic pain or other conditions like inflammation, acne, eczema and psoriasis. People suffering from these conditions have reported finding relief in topical creams containing CBD.

However, researchers argue that there is still a need for further research to prove that CBD can provide those benefits through the skin.


How to Use CBD Topicals

Typically, people apply CBD topicals to affected areas of their body where they’re looking for relief: on sore legs and feet after a long day or on stiff back and neck muscles from sitting too much at their desks.

It is recommended to gently rub the cream onto your skin and massage the affected area lightly. If your joint pains make sleep difficult, applying a CBD topical cream after showering may help relieve pain and help you fall asleep easier.


Types of CBD Topicals

CBD topicals come in three different varieties, each with its unique benefits.  It’s important to know which type is best suited for you to benefit your skin.

1. Full-spectrum topical

Full-spectrum topical contains all compounds naturally found in the cannabis plant. These compounds include cannabinoids (including THC), terpenes and flavonoids.

The entourage theory argues that taking products with CBD, THC, and terpenes together produces better results than having CBD alone. Full-spectrum topicals are preferred by people who don’t mind taking THC as long as they meet their desired effects.

2. CBD-isolate topical

CBD-isolate only contains CBD. It is the best choice for people who don’t want to take products with THC but instead have CBD in its purest form.

3. Broad-spectrum topical

The broad-spectrum topicals contain CBD and other cannabinoids except for THC. Broad-spectrum topicals are recommended to people who want to benefit from several cannabinoids except for THC.


CBD vs THC Topicals: What is the Difference?

Both CBD and THC topicals are suitable for potential localized relief. However, these topicals differ because of the varying properties of CBD and THC.

CBD topicals may help treat conditions like inflammation, pain and migraines. Research suggests that CBD topicals would be better suited for severe cases of pain and inflammation than THC topical. This is because CBD is known to penetrate the skin ten times faster than THC. On the other hand, THC topicals are best used to treat muscle spasticity and insomnia.

The choice of which type of topical to use is a personal one. If you don’t like the effects of THC topicals, we recommend switching over to CBD products or vice versa!


How Much Should I Use?

The dose or amount used for CBD topicals is not set in stone, but we recommend you start with a small amount and slowly increase based on your response. You can apply the topical until your symptoms improve before finding the dosage that works best for you.

We also suggest you apply a little on your elbow or knee to test if you have an allergic reaction before using it on larger body areas.


How to Pick the Right Cannabis Topical For You?

Topicals can make an excellent gift for yourself or someone else because they’re affordable, effective and easy-to-use. However, there are some things to keep in mind when choosing the right topical.

You should consider your budget, dosage and desired results before deciding which product will work best with you.


FIKA’s Top 3 Picks

Self-care is incredibly popular right now, and knowing which products to weave into your wellness regime is vital. Here are our top three FIKA products we swear by:

1. Lavender Bath Fizz         

There’s no better way to unwind than with a warm bath and the relaxing scent of lavender. Noon & Night’s Lavender Bath Fizz is infused with full-spectrum CBD extract and lavender essential oil to help you soak your cares away while giving sore muscles some love. Best of all, this bath fizz is hypoallergenic and free of colorants. Simple dissolve a bath fizz in warm water and enjoy an indulgent soak.

2. CBD Daily Relief Cream

Dosecann’s CBD Daily Relief Cream is a staple go-to for CBD cream topicals. We love it because it’s non-greasy, making it easy for the skin to absorb. Made with meadowfoam seed oil, this cream will moisturize your skin and leave you feeling hydrated and smooth.

3. All-Natural Lip Balm             


Tidal’s Vanilla Lip Balm contains CBD and other replenishing ingredients like calendula oil and cocoa butter. Smooth it over your lips and use it daily for best results. Comes in an all-natural scent as well.


Take a Breather

If you are looking for a high-quality CBD topical, FIKA has plenty of great options. There are plenty of great reasons to add topicals to your self-care routine. Whether you prefer oils, gels, balms, creams, lotions, bath bombs, or salves, choose from a range of CBD-rich products created for the modern cannabis consumer.