Cannabis Topical Products: A Look At The Different Types At The Dispensary

While there are many people out there who prefer to inhale or consume their cannabis products from a dispensary, there are just as many who prefer topical cannabis products. If you are new to the world of cannabis topicals, it is a good idea to get familiar with the basic types available. Here is a look at some of the most common cannabis-based topical agents. 

Cannabis-Infused Oils 

Even though often thought of as something to use orally, cannabis-infused oils can also be used topically as well. Oils may be used for direct massage, used as a moisturizing agent for the hands, or otherwise applied to the body. These oils are most often made with carrier agents, such as vitamin E oil or cottonseed oil, so if you have any allergies, it is a good idea to examine the ingredients listings on the label. 

Cannabis-Based Salves 

Salves are infused with cannabis-derived oils, and you can find salves in different strengths and types for different purposes. Salves are most often preferred for pain treatment because the thick salve will stay put on your skin wherever the pain is located. For example, you could rub salve on your achy arthritic elbows, and it is not going to run down your arms or put the salve on your ankles and not worry about it dripping down on your feet. You can also find cannabis-infused salves meant for use as a lip balm or lip moisturizer. 

Cannabis Lotion 

Cannabis lotion is actually a little less common than concentrated salves and oils. You will find that the majority of cannabis-based lotions are going to primarily focus on delivering CBD instead of THC because many people enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis lotion without the euphoric effects. Lotion makes it easy to both hydrate the skin and get daily doses of the cannabis constituents you want. 

Cannabis Roll-On Products

Roll-ons are probably one of the most recent products to show up at some cannabis dispensaries, and they really are quite the popular item for a lot of people. Roll-on cannabis products are technically oils enclosed in a bottle that is designed for easy application to the skin. However, many roll-on cannabis products are not just oil; they can oftentimes be formulated with different essential oils to highlight certain therapeutic benefits. For example, you may find a lavender cannabis roll-on product marketed as a relaxing perfume product or something similar.