A CBD ointment typically takes the shape of a CBD-infused salve, balm, lotion, or cream and can be applied directly to your skin. The main difference is that salves and balms don’t contain any water and would typically last longer since the moisture won’t spoil the natural ingredients. It makes them the ideal choice if you need anything to relieve pain or simply want to improve the health of your skin. Although more research is needed, what is known thus far indicates that CBD topicals are incredibly effective in treating a variety of discomforts, including joint aches, arthritis, muscle discomfort, and specific skin issues.
In this article, we’re sharing the top benefits of using CBD salve products along with all the important things you need to know about them.
How Is CBD Salve Made?
Product manufacturers usually combine cannabidiol extracted from hemp with skin-nourishing, organic ingredients like shea butter, beeswax, and coconut oil.
All of the salves created by the Sisters are manufactured in the same way they create the rest of their popular products: by hand, using the cleanest ingredients and hemp-based CBD, in a sacred space, and guided by the lunar cycles. All products are free from heavy metals and other harmful chemicals.
The Sisters modified the CBD salve formulation to include raw ingredients after Oregon scientists learned about the raw hemp compounds’ anti-bacterial properties in their COVID-19 trials with rats. These compounds have standalone therapeutic effects and help create an entourage effect, which boosts resistance to infection and disease.
How Does CBD Salve Work?
Understanding the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is essential if you want to learn how CBD salve works. The ECS, which controls a variety of biological systems like gut health, food, mood, sleep, and memory, is essentially a cell signaling system. CBD salve is applied topically on the afflicted area of the skin, the body’s largest organ, and thanks to the carrier oils which aid in the cannabis’ transportation and epidermal penetration, the product is absorbed very well.
Although more thorough scientific evidence is required, it is believed that CBD serves as a barrier for endocannabinoid-degrading enzymes. This allows the cannabinoids in the body to continue acting as regulators for a prolonged period of time. Therefore, CBD can help to encourage and stimulate the ECS’s beneficial functions.
Top Benefits of CBD Salve
According to studies and what has been repeatedly reported to the Sisters, CBD salve can help you when it comes to the following medical issues:
Arthritis and Painful Joints
Joint pain associated with arthritis has been successfully treated with topical CBD products, such as CBD salve. Anecdotal evidence reveals people who successfully took care of joint swelling, inflammation, and similar symptoms associated with sore joints with the help of CBD.
When it comes to the Sister’s salve, Michelle Shultz shares: “using the CBD for pain instead of painkillers works for me!”. Lee Ann agrees: “The salve is amazing – it’s the only thing that helps my knee pain. I’ve had surgery for it years ago and this is the only thing I’ve tried that helps me be able to walk on it again.”
Moreover, a 2016 study found that a CBD ointment successfully decreased joint swelling without causing any common side effects. Also, a recent study has found associations between CBD use and improvements in patients’ arthritis pain symptoms.
Many people suffer from temporomandibular dysfunction — a condition that causes pain brought on by jaw movement and the nearby muscles. It has been discovered that an organic CBD ointment can help calm pain caused by this condition.
Peripheral neuropathy is a form of nerve damage that typically results in numbness, discomfort, and chronic pain as well as weakened feet and hands. According to estimates, more than 20 million Americans suffer from peripheral neuropathy. However, this number may really be much higher given that not everyone who exhibits neuropathy symptoms is examined for the condition and that existing tests may not cover all types of the condition.
CBD is considered to be promising in managing neuropathy as a study conducted in 2020 revealed persons with peripheral neuropathy who use a CBD salve experience noticeably less pain. The sisters have testimonials from people who couldn’t walk in the morning, couldn’t put pressure on their feet for fifteen or twenty minutes after waking. They have reported to the Sisters that putting the salve on their feet at night allows them to wake and walk in the morning, mitigating one of the most annoying symptoms.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
CTS is a disorder that affects the wrists, where the nerves are compressed and constricted during long work hours. The injured nerves experience strange sensations and go numb and start tingling. The pain usually starts around the thumb. People with CTS often notice their hand becomes numb during the night. This indicates that the muscles are weakened and that the nerves are no longer transmitting signals.
CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties may aid with such painful conditions. The median nerve may feel less pressure if the inflammation is reduced. According to recent studies, CBD has an anti-nociceptive impact, which means it lessens the pain impact. Although the pain is still present, we don’t experience it intensely.
Acne, Psoriasis, and Eczema
Acne, eczema, and psoriasis may be treated using CBD ointment since it has anti-inflammatory properties. This was confirmed by a study done by the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AAD). When applied, the cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis and dermis of the skin are activated by the CBD salve, which efficiently penetrates the skin, protects the skin barrier, and has a good impact on its health.
Burns and lesions on the skin can also be effectively treated with CBD salve. Because CBD has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, it can disinfect the wound site, stimulate the creation of new skin cells, prevent blistering skin, and reduce sensitivity to pain. Furthermore, CBD is a natural pain reliever, so putting salve on burns may not only hasten the healing of the burned area but also improve the patient’s mood.
After trying the Sisters’ salve on her skin, Karen Stokes agrees: “l use the CBD salve on ALL skin issues”. For chronic skin issues like eczema and psoriasis and acne, the sisters advice to use the CBD salve very sparingly. Skin needs to breath to heal and the success with the salves is in using a very small amount and applying it no more than once a day. Burns and cuts are a different issue, and can handle a little more of the salve at the beginning.
One of the most popular CBD uses is for achy muscles after getting a strenuous workout. Soreness after working out happens because muscle fibers are harmed during specific muscular contractions. This damage also frequently causes inflammation, which causes relatively unwanted aches.
A 2020 study showed that using CBD significantly reduced muscle soreness and improved the rate of muscle recovery. More research is needed to draw a firm conclusion, but CBD has demonstrated its ability to treat and manage pain in illnesses and pain disorders. CBD appears to have a potential effect on alleviating swelling and preventing muscle aches after hard activity.
Multiple customers have confirmed this in their reviews as well. Rosemary G says: “the product really works. Gives my feet great flexibility and pain relief.” Another client says: “the balm is fantastic for sore muscles and aches and pains.”
Agitation, Anxiety, and Sleeplessness
Preclinical data, supported by results from human experiments, unequivocally proves CBD’s effectiveness in lowering anxiety-related behaviors. If you’re new to the world of CBD, you might wonder how a topical application of CBD might help with a condition that is mostly psychological. The truth is that, as long as it can enter systemic circulation, CBD will reach cannabinoid receptors and have a direct impact on the endocannabinoid system. For optimal results, rub the ointment on the temples or the area behind the neck before bed or during an anxiety attack.
How To Use CBD Salve
Grab your salve, then apply it gently to the sore spot on any part of your body. The thick layer of the waxy salve on the skin lasts longer than that of a CBD lotion or cream.
Natural salves can be applied more frequently throughout the day than oils can. Some people take oral doses of CBD while using the topical salve, which gets the medicine into the system from the outside in, and the inside out. By using it topically and orally, it promotes an entourage effect, activating many cannabinoid receptor subtypes throughout the body.
Since there is no known dependence on any cannabinoid-containing products, CBD salves are simple and secure to use, even over an extended length of time.
The Sisters’ salve is made using a unique, multi-purpose formula of natural ingredients which, as confirmed by countless satisfied users, can effectively relieve muscle and joint pain, while improving skin health and treating skin conditions.
Every jar is handmade, and each batch is put through a lab test. Moreover, to achieve the finest outcomes from the cannabis plant, the sisters manage the energies around the medicine, to ensure that it does its best work for the people it serves.