CBD balm is a soothing and softening emollient made by infusing CBD into a blend of organic therapeutic essential oils of geranium, eucalyptus, and lavender. To use, apply a thin layer and massage thoroughly into affected areas of skin or over a tired joint.
How does CBD balm work?
When applied to the skin, CBD balm works in several ways. First is the physical and warming action associated with massaging it in. As children, we quickly learned that ‘rubbing it better’ really works for reducing the pain of knocks and sprains, and the same is true for sports injuries and painful joints in later life.
The action of rubbing stimulates nerve endings in the area and helps to overwhelm underlying pain signals, so the perception of discomfort is reduced. When rubbing is combined with an active ingredient that sinks into the skin the benefits are multiplied for reducing aches and pains.
CBD interacts with your own endocannabinoid system. Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout the body, including in skin cells, skin nerve fibres, hair follicles, and oil and sweat glands.
The abundant distribution of cannabinoid receptors in the skin allows topical CBD products to have a localized anti-inflammatory, soothing effect. It also helps to stabilize skin mast cells which release histamine and are involved in allergic skin reactions.
CBD balm can, therefore, be used to soothe inflammatory conditions such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis, and to soften scars.