The future of topical CBD


Most people will ingest their CBD. This means drinking tea, coffee, or water. Enjoying sweet treats like gummies, having capsules, or having CBD oil under the tongue.

However, more people are turning their attention toward topical CBD.

There are two key reasons that people are shifting to using topical CBD. The first reason is that there is an increase in the awareness of the benefits of topical CBD, and the second is the new legislative requirements, which will force a shift away from CBD consumption, are pushing topical CBD to the forefront.

One of the leading websites in the UK selling CBD Products believes with the upcoming Novel Food Regulations; topical CBD oil gives CBD producers and companies a viable method of continuing to sell CBD and reach a new audience.

As the CBD will be used as a topical oil rather than ingested, it is not a food. Therefore not subject to the Novel Food Regulations.

Another great thing is that topical CBD can be combined with a range of other ingredients that have been shown to have a positive impact on some health conditions and skin conditions. This allows the topical CBD to make medical claims that are not related to the CBD oil itself, but the rest of the ingredients.

CBD-infused topicals are currently a niche item, and only 6% of EU consumers use the massage oil, 4% using bath products, and 5% using moisturizers.

How To Use CBD Topicals

It could be a balm, cream, lip moisturizer, or an ointment for joints with CBD in it; it will be able to deliver those health and wellness benefits without being ingested. Applying CBD to the skin means it won’t reach the bloodstream, but it will be absorbed into the skin, impacting the endocannabinoid system.

What does this mean for pain? It means that unlike many other pain medications, using a high-quality CBD topical product won’t mask the problems. Instead, it will begin to resolve the pain.

Your skin has a high concentration of cannabinoid receptors; these are part of the endocannabinoid system.

The endocannabinoid system manages pain receptors, hunger, sleep, immune system, and more.

The CBD topical product will be applied to the joints or other areas of pain and massaged in. It should be noted that if there have been essential oils used within the CBD topical, then it shouldn’t be applied to the face and eyes.

Benefits of CBD Topicals

Eczema and Psoriasis

There are a number of topical CBD products that are designed to help with skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema. A study done in 2019 by Clinical Therapeutics found that when participants used CBD ointment for a three month period, a significant improvement was seen in the symptoms and signs of these skin issues.


There is some evidence that supports the idea that CBD can be used typically to reduce the signs of aging, and CBD is more commonly infused into skincare ranges.

Pain Relief

Several studies support the notion that CBD has the ability to help fight pain. From general inflammation to arthritis, research has linked the application of a topical CBD cream, lotion, or balm to effective pain management.

In 2019 a report from the Arthritis Foundation found that nearly 80% of the patient surveys were already using or considering using CBD.

It was found that 29% of those respondents were currently using CBD in order to manage their arthritis symptoms. And amongst those, 55% are using CBD in a topical way to apply directly to their painful joints.

Other studies have shown that CBD, when applied topically, can relieve pain associated with conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis. As well as being able to help more minor conditions like cramps and headaches. Almost all CBD studies have been performed on animals, and much more research is needed to properly understand all of the positive benefits that CBD can have on the body.

CBD When Combined with Other Iingredients

Of course, with things like CBD and  topical application, the range of a variety of products is growing daily. This gives users the best opportunity to choose products based on the outcome that they are specifically looking for.

For example, combining CBD with essential oils might be the most excellent way to help relax the body. While CBD combined with moisture rich carrier oils can soothe eczema.

And it is important to note that CBD has an entourage effect, this is an important part of the CBD interaction with the body and the endocannabinoid system. Capitalising on the health benefits from the terpenes, flavonoids, and the other phytochemicals will improve the impact of any CBD products.

A relaxing impact can be further enhanced through the terpenes, which are contained in essential oils; this effect is synergy in CBD products.

Carrier Oils and Butter

It is incredibly crucial that people understand the power and the wellness benefits of the right carrier oils and butters. Whether the base is a butter or a carrier oil, it is important that the health-giving properties of the base are complemented by the health and wellness properties of CBD.

The popular basis for topical CBD ointment, creams, bombs, and more is as follows.

  • Beeswax, beeswax, is known for its anti-inflammatory properties; it promotes wound healing and can help protect the skin’s barrier without blocking pores.
  • Cocoa butter is rich in phytochemicals, which will work in unison with the CBDs own terpenes. Cocoa butter may also help improve blood flow to the skin, so the aging process improves skin suppleness tone and texture.
  • Jojoba oil is renowned for being incredibly nourishing and moisturizing. As well as being stable and nongreasy. It is also packed with oxidants and has an antibacterial wound healing properties and is hypoallergenic. Thhich makes it the perfect base for a CBD topical cream.
  • Shea butter contains a wide range of fatty acids and vitamins that infuse a great deal of moisture into the skin. It offers an anti-inflammatory effect which would work with the CBD’s own anti-inflammatory and healing benefits to increase the overall impact.