CBD salves have been used for centuries, but now they can be made in specific doses available right here on our website!
There are many benefits to these ointments, and this blog post will cover everything you need to know about CBD salves.
What is a CBD salve?
CBD salves are similar to CBD ointments in that they are made with CBD. The main difference is that the CBD in the salve is put into an oil base, applied to your skin.
CBD salves are made with CBD extract taken from the cannabis plant. The CBD oil is then mixed with other oils, such as coconut oil or shea butter. This mixture is then put into a jar or tin and used topically on your skin.
How is CBD salve different from CBD cream?
CBD creams are usually designed to dissolve quickly through the skin’s surface. They are made with water-based oils rather than coconut oil or shea butter, which are moisturizing but not quick-dissolving for immediate relief. If you’re looking for something to act quickly (but not necessarily more effectively), then you might want to go with a topical CBD cream.
In contrast, CBD salves are made with a higher concentration of CBD and other therapeutic ingredients, such as essential oils, herbs, and beeswax. This makes them thicker and slower-dissolving than CBD cream, but they offer long-lasting effects applied all over the body. A cannabidiol salve will make a great addition to your wellness routine.
Salves are typically thicker than other kinds of CBD products you use topically when it comes to consistency. Despite its thickness, a high-quality salve may be easier to apply, thanks to its composition.
One of the advantages that salves have over creams is that they’re an excellent choice for sensitive skin. CBD creams are often made with ingredients that can irritate, but salves typically contain natural ingredients that soothe the skin.
How are CBD salves made?
CBD salves are made with three primary ingredients: wax, an oil base, and CBD extract. Some salves contain additional ingredients, such as essential oils. These ingredients work in harmony to provide the products’ well-known topical effects.
Emulsifier or wax
An emulsifier keeps the oil base from separating into a layer of water on top of coconut oil at the bottom. This ensures that your salve will be smooth, easy to apply, and have no separation problems. Common emulsifiers include beeswax, which is what most manufacturers use.
Beeswax is secreted by honey bees to make their hives, and it can be used as an emulsifier. It also helps the CBD oil retain its viscosity while preventing it from leaking out of the jar or tin. Beeswax turns solid at room temperature but melts quickly with your body heat when applied topically on the skin.
What’s great about beeswax is that it is non-toxic, making it a good choice for topical products. Beeswax has a very mild scent, and it’s known for being gentle on the skin.
Other popular emulsifiers used in CBD salves today include:
- Candelilla wax is a plant-based wax that comes from the leaves of the candelilla shrub. It’s used in lip balms and sunscreens because it has a high melting point and is resistant to water.
- Shea butter is a natural fat that comes from the seed of the African shea tree. It’s often used in cosmetics because it has excellent moisturizing properties.
- Sunflower wax is a plant-based wax extracted from the seeds of sunflowers. It has a high melting point and is used in lip balms, glosses, and eyeshadows.
- Soy wax is a plant-based wax that’s made from soybean. It has a low melting point, making it a good choice for products that need to be melted down before application.
After the wax is chosen, the CBD oil is mixed with it. The CBD oil can be extracted from either hemp or marijuana plants, but most manufacturers use hemp-derived CBD oil because it’s legal in all 50 states.
CBD extract is the third essential ingredient in a CBD salve. To make one, manufacturers of most hemp-derived CBD products will choose among three choices: full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolate hemp CBD extract. Each type provides different benefits, so it’s up to the user to choose which one suits their needs.
Full-spectrum CBD extract
Full-spectrum CBD extract contains all the cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant. This means that it contains CBD and other cannabinoids.
It also has a higher terpene content, which gives it a more robust flavour and smell.
Broad-spectrum CBD extract
Broad-spectrum CBD extract contains only cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant. This means that it doesn’t contain THC, which makes users feel ‘high.’
However, this also means that it won’t have as strong a flavor and smell compared to full-spectrum CBD. This type of extract is preferred if you want a more subtle effect from your salve or in situations where it’s not legal to use THC, such as when you’re traveling somewhere.
Isolate hemp CBD contains only pure CBD and little-to-no terpenes and cannabinoids. It has a bland flavor and smell, which makes it ideal for those who don’t like the taste or smell of cannabis.
It’s also a good choice if you want to avoid any psychoactive effects from THC.
The CBD oil is then mixed with the other oils, such as coconut oil or shea butter, to create a salve. The oil base is used to dilute the CBD extract and provide additional therapeutic benefits to the salve.
It can be any oil, but it’s typically coconut oil or shea butter. These oils are moisturizing and help keep the beeswax from melting too quickly when applied topically on your skin. They also have therapeutic benefits.
Coconut oil is a great choice because of its moisturizing and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s also a good source of saturated fat, which is beneficial for the skin.
On the other hand, Shea butter is rich in antioxidants. It’s known for its ultra-moisturizing properties, which is why it’s often used in skincare products.
If you want to avoid coconut oil or shea butter for any reason, then cocoa butter is another good option that’s commonly used in CBD salves. It has moisturizing properties like Shea, but it also contains antioxidants, just like its chocolate namesake.
Finally, essential oils can be added to the mixture for additional therapeutic benefits.
Essential oils are natural extracts from plants that have been used for centuries. Some popular essential oils for CBD salves include:
- Lavender: Lavender is a sweetly scented flower with a 2500 year history of use.
- Peppermint: Peppermint is another excellent choice for salves because it provides that refreshing minty scent we’ve all come to know and love from toothpaste.
- Eucalyptus: Eucalyptus is an evergreen tree native to Australia. Koalas aren’t the only species who love eucalyptus, humans do to!
- Patchouli: Patchouli essential oil is from a perennial herb native to Southeast Asia. It is known to be worn as a perfume by Deadheads, and also in incense.
- Tea tree oil: Tea tree essential oil comes from the leaves of an Australian tea tree and has been used traditionally by aboriginal people.
- Ginger: Ginger is a herbaceous perennial. Its roots have been used as a spice for millennia.
- Chamomile: Chamomile tea and oil has been used since ancient times in Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Chamomile flowers look similar to daisies.
Some CBD salves will also contain additional ingredients such as Vitamin E or Vitamin C.
How do CBD salves work?
CBD binds to specific receptors in the nervous system. One thing to note is that everyone will react differently to CBD, so it is essential to start small and increase as needed. You may also want to try a few different brands before settling on one that works best for you.
How to buy good-quality CBD Salve?
When looking for a good-quality CBD salve, it’s essential to make sure you’re buying from a reputable company. Here’re a few things to look for.
The ingredients should be all-natural and organic.
All hemp-derived CBD products with oil should be all-natural and organic. This will ensure that you’re getting the most benefits from the ointment and that it is safe to use. Make sure to read the label carefully to see what ingredients are included in the product.
The CBD in a CBD salve should be from hemp plants, not marijuana. This is because hemp plants contain much lower levels of THC than marijuana plants. This means that you won’t experience any psychoactive effects from using the salve.
CBD products with less than 0.3 THC should always be our go-to. Otherwise, you might get effects more than what you’ve initially bargained for.
The product should be lab-tested to ensure quality and potency.
Another thing you should look for when buying a CBD salve is because the product has been lab-tested and medically reviewed by a third party. This will ensure that the quality and potency of the ointment are up to par. Make sure to ask the company for documentation to back up these claims.
The concentration options can vary from brand to brand. If you want a strong product, make sure it’s around 50-60% CBD content. Anything less than this, and you won’t be able to get all of the benefits out of your ointment! This means that your money may be going to waste, and you won’t get the results that you’re looking for.
What makes Nectar Leaf CBD Salve different?
Nectar Leaf CBD is different because it’s made with full-spectrum hemp extract, making it legal to ship to any state in the US.
Another thing that sets our salve apart from others on the market is that it’s entirely natural, free of preservatives, chemicals, or emulsifiers. 100% natural beeswax and organic sunflower oil are the only ingredients.
And lastly, our CBD smells fantastic! Lavender and peppermint essential oils are used to give it a refreshing, minty scent.
Nectar Leaf Hemp offers a ‘trial pack’ option on its site so you can see for yourself if our CBD products are suitable for you. We also offer a 30-day return policy for unsatisfied customers.
When you’re looking for a high-quality CBD ointment that’s calming when applied topically, look no further than Nectar Leaf CBD.
CBD Salve is a rich, all-natural CBD product. Kokum butter, soy wax, cajeput oil, peppermint oil, wintergreen oil, and arnica oil are combined with lipid-infused cannabinoid oil to create a luxurious experience.
Looking for a natural way to ease your mind? Nectar Leaf Extract’s CBD-rich hemp oil may be just what you need. Our organic, European hemp is rich in cannabidiol (CBD), a therapeutic compound.
The oil is standardized to ensure each bottle contains the stated amount of CBD (10% by weight). Third-party lab-tested to guarantee you peace of mind!
Our suggested dose is half a dropper, held under the tongue for a few seconds before swallowing.
CBD Salves: Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use a CBD salve on my pets?
We don’t recommend that you use these salves on your furry friends. A topical CBD product may react negatively to your pet’s skin. If you’re looking to incorporate CBD into your pet’s daily routine, you should opt for CBD products and treats that are made specifically for dogs and cats.
What is a good amount of CBD salve per day?
There isn’t any limit to how much CBD oil you can take in a day. However, it’s important not to go overboard and start taking too much all at once.
What are some things you should know about CBD salves?
One of the most important facts is that these ointments contain trace amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC. You can tell if a product has THC because it will say on the label – 0% does not mean the psychoactive compound isn’t present. It just means that the concentration is unlikely to produce any significant effects.
So, what is a CBD salve? It’s a potent topical that contains cannabidiol (CBD) – the non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants.
We make our products by infusing them with high-quality hemp extract (CBD), and we offer both cream and salves — so there’s sure to be one perfect for your needs! You deserve it; take care of yourself today with Nectar Leaf!