While still seen as an up and coming sector of the cannabis industry, the market for cannabis topicals is indeed exploding. Cannabis infused topicals can now easily be found in the form of salves, creams, gels, sprays, oils, and even bath soaks. If you are wanting to get on the topical train here are some “must try” products in 2019.
Cannabis topicals carry with them a wealth of therapeutic benefits. One of the main reasons people are choosing them though is that they can provide fast acting and long pain relief without the high associated with marijuana. The analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can be easily attained with topical application. Cannabis absorbs through the skin and binds to naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in our bodies. Once in contact with these receptors, the THC and CBD found in cannabis topicals can work their magic directly at the sight of discomfort.
Cannabis topicals are powerful. They can help provide relief for moderate or chronic pain such as that related to arthritis or tendonitis and can also be helpful for minor first aid treatments such as burns, bruises, sprains, inflammation and most soft tissue injuries. They are the perfect addition to any medicine cabinet.
A 2018 Civilized Culture Poll surveyed over 1,600 American and Canadian cannabis consumers about what cannabis infused products they are most interested in trying. Topicals were at the top of the list in both Canada and the United States. With so many consumers being new to the world of topicals we wanted to compile a quick go to list featuring a variety of topical cannabis essentials. This journey will take you through the Pacific Northwestern United States and the great state of Oregon, a cannabis mecca that is currently at the forefront of topical cannabis production. Oregon is home to some of the best cannabis topicals on the market and here are just a few faves.
Cannabis roll-on oils are great for active people. Toss them into your purse or gym bag to have easy access to natural pain relief wherever you go. Canna-Fusion Topical Cannabis Roll-on Oils combine whole plant obtained THC/CBD cannabinoids with the power of essential oils. Imagine the aromas of frankincense and the cooling sensation of wintergreen. Like cannabis, the unique blends of therapeutic essential oils featured in Canna-Fusion products are known to decrease pain and inflammation, making these topicals not only super convenient, but more importantly, super effective.
How to use: Using the roller tip, simply massage into skin where you have pain or discomfort. You may massage the product in with your fingers for deeper penetration.
Canna-Fusion products are produced using full-spectrum cannabis extracts from southern Oregon. They are packed with a variety of cannabinoids and are terpene rich. These topicals are safe, reliable, solvent and pesticide free and are offered in variety THC/CBD ratios. Find Canna-Fusion roll-on oils at an Oregon dispensary near you. Their roll-on oils are now available in 2 different formulas. Whether you choose their Ultimate Oil or Cooling Oil, rolling with Canna-Fusion will allow you to experience some of the best cannabis topicals available in Oregon.
#2 Cannabis Infused Soaking Salts
There is nothing better than a nice hot relaxing bath. Well, except for a nice hot relaxing bath infused with cannabis. Empower Bodycare THCa + CBD Soaking Salts create literally one of the most luxurious bath experiences you could ever hope for. These bath salts are supercharged with cannabis derived cannabinoids cultivated using natural and sustainable methods. Like Canna-Fusion products, these salts also include aromatherapeutic essential oils such as Lavender and Bergamot, which smells truly amazing but also carry with them their own set of wellness properties.
The benefits of cannabis infused bathing are many. Soaking in cannabis topicals like salts and bath bombs relaxes the muscles and soothes body aches. Cannabis baths can reduce Inflammation and help calm the mind. They can also help to address skin diseases, pain associated with arthritis, and a variety of other health conditions. Simply put, cannabis infused baths can deliver full body relief. Relaxing never felt this good before.
#3 Sensual Cannabis Oils
The best cannabis topicals are not just for aches and pains. Cannabis sensual oils are bringing a whole new level of pleasure to the bedroom. Topical application of cannabis before intercourse can dramatically effect the intensity and length of orgasms. There are many cannabis topicals formulated specifically for sensual use. Luminous Botanicals DEW blends can be used as a sensual lubricant. They offer a High THC formula used to accelerate arousal and enhance feeling for both men and women. And their THC/CBD blend can have the effect of delaying climax. We are talking some serious canna-lovin here!
Cannabis and sex are no new couple though. They actually have quite a long history with one another. Going back centuries, cultures throughout the world have combined cannabis and sex, such as seen in ancient tantric practices of India. People discovered long ago that cannabinoids can have a profound effect when it comes to ones sex life. We now understand the science behind this though. There is a very large concentration of cannabinoid receptors found in the “private zone”. The only other place with a larger concentration of receptors is in the brain. This tells us that the endocannabinoid system plays a major physiological role in female sexual functioning.
When applied topically to the genitalia capillary dilation occurs, leading to an increased blood flow. It is this enhanced circulation that translates to heightened sensitivity and sensation. While sensual cannabis oils will not get you high, they can help you attain a greater level of sexual wellness.
There you have it, a sweet little starter kit of some of the best cannabis topicals to try out in the new year!
If you are new to cannabis and you have questions about it, Canna-Fusion’s founders are now offering presentations to groups about cannabis. They recently gave a presentation to a group of seniors at the Manor in Medford, OR called “The Therapeutic Use of Cannabis for Seniors”. By combining their 23 years of anesthesia experience and knowledge gained at the Holistic Cannabis Academy, they are able to answer questions like : What are the differences between CBD and THC? What is the best dose? And what is the best delivery system?
If you are interested in learning more about how cannabis topicals can help you, your employees, and your community a cannabis presentation or personal consultation is a wonderful resource that can assist you with navigating this exciting and evolving field. Education is key!