CBD Salves: Everything You Need to Know
Other than CBD oil, CBD salve is also another popular CBD product.
What Is a CBD Salve?
A salve is any mixture of beeswax and oil, it is an ointment used to heal and protect the skin. Salve can also be called an ointment or balm. Some research suggested CBD can reduce inflammation, while it can also help soothe irritated skin.
There are also CBD lotion and creams, some people might get confused what's the differences between them and the salve. They are all absorbed through the skin and applied topically but the percentage of water was added to the product is slightly different. The below table shows the differences between salve, lotion, and cream.
Wax is the base of any salve, typically beeswax, plus carrier oil. Shanti Organics' Salve uses organic beeswax as the base and adds organic MCT Oil, Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Extract, organic lavender essential oil, and organic eucalyptus essential oil. Adding essential oils increased some extra wellness benefits and the relaxing smell.
How CBD Salves Works and the difference from CBD oil?
Once you apply CBD salve to your skin, the surrounded skin cell and tissues started to absorb the CBD ingredient. It helps support healthy joints, recover the muscle after a workout, and also moisturized the skin. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an important system that helps to present the result of CBD.
While CBD oil is taken orally, CBD salve is applied directly to your skin. The effect of CBD salve is almost instantly unlike CBD oil has to go through the digestion system. But keep in mind as CBD Salve has no water in it, it might be a little bit greasy.
How To Increase The Absorption Of CBD Salve?
Apply CBD right after a hot shower or place a warm pad on the area where you applied the CBD salve.