CBD Topicals: A Comprehensive Guide for Pain Relief and More

With the increasing popularity of CBD products, one area that’s seen significant growth is CBD topicals. These products, ranging from creams to balms and even sprays, promise relief from a multitude of ailments. But what exactly are CBD topicals? How do they work? And can they actually deliver on their promises?

In this article, we’ll explore everything you need to know about CBD topicals, including their benefits, potential risks, and how to use them effectively.

What are CBD Topicals?

CBD topicals refer to a range of products infused with the cannabinoid CBD, which are designed to be applied directly to the skin. This includes items like:

  • CBD topical creams: Rich and moisturizing, these are perfect for dry or inflamed skin. Check out the Relieving Salve from Bluegrass Hemp Oil as an example.
  • CBD topical oils: Often mixed with other therapeutic essential oils, they can provide targeted relief.
  • CBD roll-ons: Perfect for on-the-go applications.
  • CBD sprays and balms: Convenient and great for larger areas of the body.

The Benefits of CBD Topicals

Pain Management

One of the most commonly cited reasons for using CBD topicals is pain relief. Many users have found relief from conditions like arthritis by using products like the CBD oil for pain offered by Bluegrass Hemp Oil.

Skin Conditions

CBD has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with conditions like eczema or psoriasis. Topical CBD creams can soothe inflamed skin, reducing redness and itching.

Muscle Relaxation

Athletes and those with muscle pains have turned to CBD balms and salves for relief. The topical application allows for direct targeting of the affected muscle groups.

Is Using CBD Topicals Safe?

One of the primary concerns for many users, especially females, is safety. Here’s what research and user experiences suggest:

Drug Testing Concerns

One common question is: Can topical CBD oil cause a positive drug test? The general consensus is that it’s unlikely, especially if the product doesn’t contain THC. However, always opt for products from reputable sources and check lab results.

Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Is topical CBD safe in pregnancy? While research is limited, it’s best to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD products while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Medication Interactions

As with any product, it’s essential to check if CBD topicals interact with any medications you’re taking. Again, always consult with a healthcare professional.

How to Effectively Use CBD Topicals


Apply a generous amount of the topical to the affected area. For instance, if using a CBD topical for arthritis, massage it deeply into the joint area.


For conditions like chronic pain, consistent application might be key. Keep up with regular use and track your results.

Quality Matters

Always choose top-quality products. Check out resources like Beyond Extracts: Are CBD Products Worth It? for insights on quality selection.


CBD topicals offer a convenient and targeted way to tap into the therapeutic benefits of CBD. From pain management to skincare, the potential benefits are vast. As always, choose high-quality products, pay attention to your body’s responses, and consult with professionals if unsure. Whether you’re new to the world of CBD or a seasoned user, there’s likely a topical product out there perfect for your needs.


Array of CBD topicals from Bluegrass Hemp Oil: a bag of Relax CBD bath soak, a 2 oz jar of CBD Relieving Salve, a .25 oz jar of CBD Calming Balm, and an 8 oz bottle of CBD hand and body lotion.

As the days get longer and everyone steps out to enjoy the sunshine, it’s no wonder consumers are looking to our new line of CBD topicals! More and more consumers are looking to try CBD topicals for localized pain and skin irritation, and our new items have received a lot of positive responses since their launch. We’ve received great feedback for relief from muscle and joint pain with our Relieving Salve and the soothing of skin irritations from our Calming Balm. We’ve also heard about success with practical summer applications feedback for relief from muscle and joint pain with our Relieving Salve and the soothing of skin irritations from our Calming Balm. Still, we’ve also heard about success with practical summer applications.


 Did you know our new Calming Balm is an industry rarity? Based on promising research about the unheated raw forms of CBD, cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), Bluegrass Hemp Oil has become one of the first to offer a premium CBDa topical. With skin soothing ingredients like lemongrass and lavender extract and the anti-inflammatory power of CBDa, we are hearing that this potent concoction goes beyond offering soothing affects for irritated skin. Psoriasis? Eczema? Stiff joints? We think our Calming Balm could help! 


While formulating our new topical line, it was clear to us that less would be more in this case. We chose natural ingredients known for their therapeutic effects for pain and/or inflammation and combined them with the powerhouse of our Genesis Blend hemp extract. Check out the full ingredients list below. 

Relieving Salve (150 mg CBD): Coconut oil, jojoba butter, candelilla wax, calendula oil, full spectrum CBD extract, helichrysum, camphor, copaiba 

Calming Balm (250mg CBD + CBDa): Castor oil, hydrogenated castor oil, beeswax, carnauba wax, full spectrum CBD extract, lavender essential oil, lemongrass essential oil

The new Relieving Salve and Calming Balm duo may just be a must have for the outdoor season! From minor burns and contusions to bee stings and insect bites, our clients and retailers have already reported back to us that these new CBD infused products have offered them far more than expected. Each include a potent combination of high-quality full-spectrum CBD extract and a to-the-point short list of natural ingredients. Help put CBD to full use through this wonderful season of hiking, beach-going, gardening and more! Order yours today!