Want to try topical CBD? Here’s how it works and how to make your own! Such as, how to make your own headache relief oil with CBD and Eucalyptus oil.
With the continued legalization of cannabis, cannabis no longer needs to simply be smoked in order to get the benefits of CBD. New trends have popped up to give cannabis use versatility to suit everyone.
Using it with vaporizers, edibles, hemp seeds, and oils are just some of the ways a person can get the CBD they need.
Topical CBD is another such way. Creams, lotions, even lip balms, all infused with CBD gives a patient the same benefits delivered in a way that, for some, is much easier for their lifestyle.
It’s as easy as using any other kind of lotion or cream, especially as you can now find medical cannabis providers more readily than ever before. The addition of eucalyptus oil makes these topical remedies even better.
But why use a cannabis cream instead of smoking it in the more traditional way?
Cannabidiol (otherwise known as CBD) can be a great help against many different ailments. From anxiety and depression to chronic pain and arthritis, people are now using CBD-rich medical cannabis for any number of reasons.
There are unique properties when it comes to using CBD through the skin rather than through inhalation or ingestion.
When taken orally, the cannabis affects the entire body. You’ll feel the effect everywhere and it often comes alongside with psychoactive effects as well. Sometimes it can take a little while to feel the effects.
Alternatively, when rubbed into the skin, the cannabis seeps into that specific area. It gives pain relief in a quick and concentrated fashion. CBD is easily absorbed into the skin, while THC (the psychoactive part of medical cannabis) is not as permeable.
This means you get the benefits while skipping out on the “high” that is often associated with cannabis. Being able to apply it directly to your forehead lets the CBD reach a headache much more effectively.
When mixed together with a powerful essential oil such as eucalyptus oil, the benefits of these kinds of topical remedies are strengthened even more.
To get the most out of a topical remedy, the addition of essential oils is vital. One of the best pairings with CBD to fight off headaches is eucalyptus.
Eucalyptus oil has a lot of different benefits, such as helping to treat skin conditions and reduce fevers.
For headaches, eucalyptus is known for treating against mental exhaustion and muscle pain. It aids in getting your blood vessels to relax and help circulation. It’s an anti-inflammatory that seeps into the skin to help against aches and pains.
Plus, this oil gives a cooling and refreshing feel to your skin, which allows those with headaches to feel more at ease. It helps you to relax even more, which is an important part of getting rid of a headache.
See which one of these works best for you.
It doesn’t get much purer than this recipe. You just need some good oil and some cannabis. This particular recipe doesn’t use eucalyptus oil but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t get the job done.
This infused oil can be used by simply rubbing the oil into the skin of the affected area, such as the forehead or temples. It’s also easy to adjust the strength to your own preferences.
A salve is a great way to carry over the benefits of any kind of herb directly into the skin. For this recipe, our herb will be cannabis, which can be easily altered in order to adjust the strength. Using this salve on your skin will not only help to fight off pain, it also moisturizes the skin.
One way to ensure headache relief is by simply relaxing. Not only will this recipe help fight away the pain, it can help your entire body to relax, aiding in the relief of your current headache.
This particular recipe provides good relief for those who suffer from migraines. It helps to get rid of any tension that could be making the migraine worse, while the CBD works to get rid of the pain altogether.
Plus, the best part about making the pain reliever yourself is that you can strengthen the dosage to suit your specific needs. All of these recipes are flexible so that you can increase the strength of the CBD properties as much as you’d like. On the other hand, if you find it to be too strong, it’s easy to weaken the recipe as well.
Making headache remedies on your own can be a little more work than simply going off to a store and purchasing a bottle of aspirin.
But a bottle of aspirin won’t give you nearly the same kind of benefits as these CBD and eucalyptus-enriched recipes will.