CBD-infused topicals are primarily used to provide pain relief in isolated areas of the body.
( Many CBD products also contain other ingredients, such as menthols or essential oils, like peppermint, bergamot, chamomile, lavender, lemon-lime, and eucalyptus.)
These topicals may also be used to treat some skin conditions ( like acne, eczema, and psoriasis ) The CBD goes to work instantly after rubbing the product onto the affected area, and relief can be felt in about 15 minutes.
One option is to take CBD oil topically alone or combined with lotion or cream.
Research published in the European Journal of Pain studied the advantage of this approach and found that “topical CBD application has therapeutic potential for relief of arthritis pain-related behaviours and inflammation without evident side-effects.”