TOPICAL STORM | Cannabis is the future of balms, creams and skincare

Eaze Team
Apr 12, 2018

What are marijuana topicals?

Balms, creams, roll-on salves, sprays, and even bath salts—all infused with cannabis. There are probably more ways to get therapeutic THC and CBD directly where you need than you ever could have imagined.

No matter how you prefer to consume, don’t overlook topicals, especially if you’re using cannabis for neuropathic pain, headaches, and especially skin inflammation.

Will I feel it?

Topicals do not get you high—at least not to the degree of intoxication (some users describe a “lift”; your mileage may vary). Whether you opt for a THC- or CBD-based topical, the mode of consumption—application to the skin—offers all the therapeutic benefits with no psychoactivity. Cannabinoids in topicals do readily penetrate to the bloodstream, so the closest to a traditional “high” will likely be a slight local tingling.

Topicals are used for myriad reasons. Athletes use CBD for recovery, soreness and strain. There are formulas for menstrual cramps, inflammation, headaches, and other physical pains. Depending on preference and your pain location and level, you can go classic with a cream or get a little bit fancy with a balm or a soak.

How do I choose a topical?

Marijuana topicals come in a wide variety of options and can help with many ailments. The best way to know which one is right for you is to read the descriptions on the website or box. Here are some of the topicals available on Eaze:

Papa & Barkley Releaf Patches

Patches are a great way to bring healing to local deep-tissue soreness, but are also an effective skin treatment.

BeTru Body Pain Relief Cream

This simple, light cream can be rubbed anywhere for up to six hours of relief from muscle or joint pain. With 100mg of CBD per use, this topical can be used in alternative to a cooling patch for things like excema and sunburn.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm

Combining THC and CBD, this thick paste-like balm is applied with the fingertips from the tub. Melt away pain and discomfort and allow yourself to relax as you heal. See if you can smell the coconut oil and cannabis! Great for sore muscles and fully healed scar tissue.

Om Edibles Lavender Epsom Salt Mineral Soak

Athletes have been using Epsom salts to heal sore muscles for ages. Take that soak to the next level by immersing your body into these THC-infused epsom salts. The already relaxing lavender scent will be effective as ever whether you’re combating cramps, soreness, or just seeking a physical sense of relaxation. If you don’t have time for a full bath, this works just as well as a foot soak after a long day of standing at work.

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