Cannabis includes the cannabis sativa plant from which marijuana is harvested and also the industrial hemp plant from which Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD oil is extracted. Both are used to make lotions, skin creams, shampoos, tinctures and other products. A recent product that has hit the market this year is a bath bomb made with CBD oil.
Why Use Cannabis Oils on Skin?
Cannabis oils for topical use are indicated for several different conditions. An athlete who has a strained muscle may turn to cannabis cream that can be applied directly at the sight of the injury for penetration on the spot.
Someone with dandruff can use cannabis infused shampoo to work on the skin cells to hydrate them and bring balance back, as well as acting as an anti-fungal and bringing health back to the cells of the scalp.
Those who suffer with acne are learning that cannabis is a very potent and effective treatment for his because the skin has its own endocannabinoid system, using the cannabis to solve the issues that prevent oil from draining as it should and opening up the blocked pores that cause the acne by going directly to the source. Cannabis skin creams are better than virtually any other product on the market for acne, especially when hormones are the culprit.
Creams and oils can help bring relaxation to muscles, relaxing tightened muscles due to working out or from injury. Bath bombs while you soak in the tub can simply help you reach a level of relaxation that you've found it hard to achieve otherwise.
Since cannabis works as an anti-inflammatory it also makes a wonderful soak if you've got infections around your feet, legs, arms, etc. You can apply a cream or rub oil into these places or have a good soak and let it calm and relax you as it absorbs into your body and begins to heal you at a molecular level. Cannabis compounds work in your body by bonding with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system in the body. This creates a lipid that travels the neural network in your body, finding its way to cells that need balance and healing.
You will experience pain relief, rehydration, and emotional uplifting when you use topicals, just as if you ingested cannabinoids. Since it works to enhance the body's production of serotonin, your moods are enhanced as much as your physical well-being.