Can CBD Cream Relax You?

The manufacturers of these skin creams containing CBD have stated that there are so many benefits to using CBD products, like CBD lotion. They claim it helps ease inflammation, soreness, pain and also help you mentally. Some experts have said that more evidence and research needs to be conducted before publicising whether or not these claims are actually true.

In this article, we want to delve into CBD topical ointment creams and whether or not, with the research we have at our disposal, they can in fact make you feel relaxed.

What Are CBD Creams

CBD creams have many similarities to other skin moisturisers and lotions. Their aim is to rejuvenate the skin and give it a more healthy look and feel. CBD creams share similar ingredients to other creams, except there is one key ingredient standard creams don’t have, which is of course CBD.

CBD is short for cannabidiol and it is a compound derived from a hemp plant. A hemp plant is of the same species as marijuana plants. If you were to define a hemp plant, it is a cannabis plant that contains less than 0.3% THC. What this means is that you won’t have any psychoactive side effects from CBD. A cannabis plant on the other hand, which contains THC, will make you encounter side effects like feeling “high”. Of course, Marijuanna is illegal in most places.

It is impossible to feel high from CBD products as they contain less than 0.3% THC. Also, if you were to get drug tested after using a CBD skin care product, it would not show up as you having cannabis in your system.

CBD creams are basically just your standard skin lotion but with a lot more benefits.

What Are The Benefits

CBD targets damaged or broken skin, as well as inflammation and bacteria. This means that  if you suffer from skin conditions like acne, eczema or psoriasis, then thanks to the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties CBD has, it can really help your skin to recover and heal.

CBD also targets muscle aches and soreness. If you suffer from achy muscles, especially after going to the gym or any form of exercise, applying CBD cream will ease the pain and help you to recover faster.

CBD can also make you feel relaxed and even tired. There are some CBD products out there that help with sleep deprivation. This is part of the mental benefits these products offer. CBD has also been known to help with motivation and happiness. There are studies that  suggest CBD increases your serotonin levels which is part of what controls your behaviour.

You can experience these benefits in more than just creams, you can try hemp bath bombs (140g, 0mg), vapes, gummies and even CBD chocolate!


Based on the benefits listed above, it would be fair to assume that CBD makes you feel more relaxed. There are a lot of mental benefits, including helping you to feel more happy and also make you feel tired when necessary. From this, despite the lack of scientific evidence, CBD can make you feel relaxed, even when applied to the skin in the form of a cream.

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Martin B.

Ex-smoker, passionate vaper who loves to tell the world about the life-changing potential of vaping. Co-creator of Ecigclopedia with a background in Business & Finance. Prefers a dessert flavored vape and loves to innovate.
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