CBD Topicals: Explore the Soothing Power of Cannabis!

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Topicals

The CBD topicals we carry at Sava are the best California has to offer. They’re effective, versatile, and accessible to beginners and experienced cannabis users alike. 

Enhanced with natural ingredients such as coconut oil, arnica, St. John's wort, beeswax, shea butter, castor oil, and calendula, the CBD topicals on our shelf are designed to provide maximum moisture and relief for your skin. You can now enjoy the immense physical benefits of cannabis without any psychotropic effects.

Our friendly cannabis connoisseurs are here to help you discover different CBD topicals and their effects, so you can find the perfect cannabis concoction to fit your needs. 

What Are CBD Topicals?  

CBD topicals are cannabis-infused products that are applied to the skin. Recently, they have seen a massive uptick in popularity due to their localized relief and various health benefits. 

Since the cannabis doesn’t reach the bloodstream when consumed topically, you’re able to apply CBD lotion or CBD balm without any of the elevated feelings or altered perceptions you may experience from smoking, vaping, or eating cannabis edibles.

A 2020 study on the effects of CBD found that the anti-inflammatory properties in cannabidiol—CBD’s full scientific name—may help alleviate pain and the symptoms of skin conditions.

While studies are showing promising signs for CBD relief, more research is needed to determine whether CBD products work as well as other pain medications. However, scientific research along with anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD is a compound that is naturally suited to work as an ingredient in pain relief topicals.

How Do Cannabis Topical Products Interact with the Body?

Now that people are discovering just how powerful cannabis topicals are, their rise in popularity has been meteoric! 

One of the reasons for this surge in popularity is the recent discovery that our skin has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) comparable to that of the brain and nervous system.  

Our endocannabinoid system balances and regulates many interactions and functions in our body that control pain, sensitivity, stress responses, memory, and mood.

When a CBD balm, CBD lotion or other cannabis topical is applied to the skin, the CBD binds to the cannabinoid receptors in the epidermal endocannabinoid system and dermal skin, which results in relief from pain and inflammation.

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Using topical products means that the skin will absorb and react with the CBD to provide localized relief for ailments such as aches, pain, inflammation, and soreness.

The good news is that CBD in topicals will not enter your bloodstream when applied to your skin. That means you can receive the therapeutic effects of cannabis without the cerebral effects that come along with other cannabis consumption methods. If you apply the topical to an open wound, though, the CBD could enter the bloodstream and produce systemic effects.

A “best of both worlds” product would be a CBD transdermal patch. Transdermal patches contain chemical agents that allow cannabinoids to penetrate the skin and therefore enter the bloodstream and your internal ECS—meaning that the cannabis will affect you as it would if you’d inhaled or ingested it. In other words, transdermal products can produce a high feeling. This is a great choice for when you want to alter your perception and soothe your body at the same time.

The Difference Between CBD & THC Topicals 

Although scientists have isolated 113 distinct cannabinoids from cannabis, THC and CBD are the most well-known because they are directly tied to reducing inflammation and pain. 

Many of the CBD topicals that we carry also contain some THC, although the presence of THC in a topical does not mean that it will have psychoactive effects. Any topical (other than transdermals) will have no cerebral effect.

However, there is a key difference between CBD vs THC topical products that you may want to keep in mind when you are shopping.

It’s been shown that CBD and CBN can penetrate the skin 10 times better than THC. Research also shows that CBD is better at relieving inflammation and THC is a better analgesic, or numbing agent. This means that if you’re looking for serious relief, a CBD-dominant topical could be more effective than a THC-dominant one.

No matter what combination of cannabinoids you’re looking for, the cannabis topicals on our shelves offer a wide range of potency. What they have in common is high-quality ingredients, as well as precise and effective formulations. 

The Amazing Pain Relief Benefits of CBD Topicals

We love using CBD topicals for regular aches and pains, as well as on sore and tight muscles.

We've already heard how much our family and friends love CBD lotions, and we know you'll enjoy it too. That’s because the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties present in CBD topicals can provide temporary relief from pain and soreness.

CBD topicals also have an amazing effect on our skin. The American Academy of Dermatology found that topical cannabis can reduce inflammation and has the potential to improve skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and acne.

Even if you aren’t suffering from any particular skin condition, CBD topicals can be amazing skin enhancers. A recent study showed that the application of CBD topicals improved skin hydration and elasticity, in addition to reducing the effects of other skin problems. We’re obsessed with products that can help our skin feel more supple and hydrated!

Before trying a new cannabis topical, be sure to always test it out on a small area of your skin to ensure that you do not have a sensitivity to any cannabinoids or other ingredients.

How to Use CBD Lotion as Pain Relief Cream

When you use a CBD lotion or balm, simply apply the topical to the area of the body that you want to target. The CBD can provide relief both at the surface level of the skin and at a deeper level into the muscles.

According to Nurse Practitioner Eloise Theisen, the onset of CBD topicals will occur within 10-20 minutes and last between 2-3 hours. 

Best CBD Topicals Recommendation from Sava 

We’re proud to stock our shelves with the best Californian cannabis, and our CBD topical selection is no exception.

We look for products from farmers and producers who are dedicated to their craft and who use only the best ingredients. The result is a curated collection of effective products that we use and recommend to family and friends as part of a holistic, healthy lifestyle.

Pain Relief CBD Balms

If you’re looking for a CBD pain relief cream, we have some incredible balms that will soothe any aches or soreness.

If you’re looking for something with THC, we love the 3:1 CBD Releaf Balm from Papa & Barkley. This rich botanical award-winning balm is a top-seller in the California cannabis market, and it’s easy to see why. It’s made with 100% all-natural, clean ingredients and blends the very best cannabis with peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree essential oils for an instant cooling effect. It’s a great balm for post-workout soreness or the inflammation and stiffness from daily life.

Our other popular whole-plant CBD balm is the Emerald Cup winning Deep Down, by Cosmic View. This balm is a doctor-formulated blend of medicinal oils and herbs including comfrey and arnica that work with full-spectrum cannabis to relieve achy, sore muscles. It’s also blended with antibacterial and healing ingredients like cooling menthol, wintergreen, spearmint, and eucalyptus oils. Once you try it, you’ll see why it’s such a popular and award-winning topical!

Ache-Soothing CBD Lotion 

For an even more rich and delicious-feeling CBD pain relief cream that provides instant comfort for your skin, we recommend the Sweet Releaf Comfort Plus Body Butter. It’s a deeply soothing formulation that features aloe vera, shea, cocoa butter, and organic coconut. 

The 1:14 CBD to THC ratio provides potent, quick, and long-lasting comfort and relief within 5 minutes that can last for days. It’s a wonderful combination product for when you want to soothe your body and nourish your skin at the same time.

Convenient CBD Patches

The CBD patch is an up-and-coming consumption method that requires no ingestion. Simply place the patch on a veinous part of the body such as the inside of the wrist or on top of the foot, and the cannabis compounds will be absorbed into the bloodstream for long-lasting wellness benefits. 

The Mary’s Medicinals FORMULA Transdermal Patch holds a combination of 1:2:3 CBN to CBD to THC for a well-rounded, potent experience. Mary’s Medicinals also offer more CBD patches, transdermal compounds, and oils perfect for incorporating into a holistic lifestyle.

Sensational CBD Massage Oil 

For a soothing body oil to help you relax, we love Om Lavender Body Oil. It’s a THC:CBD massage oil that is designed to treat dry skin and works wonders as a massage oil

The Best CBD Topicals Delivered Straight to Your Door 

For the best California cannabis delivered to your door easily, quickly, and discreetly, Sava has you covered. We only stock our shelves with products that we personally love and would recommend to our friends and family. The result is a Bay Area online dispensary with the most rigorously vetted and highly curated collection of cannabis products.

Order your perfect CBD topical online now, and enjoy the benefits of excellent cannabis in your wellness-centered lifestyle.


If you have any questions about how to find your perfect CBD topical, please reach out! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff of cannabis experts would be thrilled to help guide you on your journey. Give us a call Mon-Sat from 9am to 5pm at 415-993-9973, or drop us a line info@getsava.com for a quick response.