We've all heard the phrase, "too much of a good thing," right? Or maybe you're more familiar with "everything in moderation"?
Both of these sayings teach us not to go overboard. Even if it's with things that have a potentially positive effect.
But when it comes to roll ons, we're here to answer the question, "How often can you use CBD roll on?" Because sometimes, we need a straight answer.
So, how often can you use a roll on product? Keep reading to find out.
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What are CBD roll ons?
A CBD roll on is a topical CBD product that you can apply to certain affected areas. Some may offer a cooling sensation with essential oils while others simply promote anti-inflammatory effects.
Either way, out of all the CBD topical products out there, roll on products are gaining popularity. They're easy to use, as the name suggests.
And they're an effective way of delivering high quality CBD, as derived from the cannabis sativa plant and hemp plants, to affected areas. As if the hemp plant wasn't popular enough...
Are roll ons better than a CBD cream?
There's no hard and fast rule that says roll ons are better than CBD creams. But as far as CBD products go, a roll on does offer quite a few advantages that other CBD topicals can't provide.
Namely through its namesake. That is, the very method through which CBD extract gets applied.
Any other topical form of CBD will have you apply it with your hands. But a roll on product ensures that only the affected area gets the CBD oils applied to it.
This way, you're not wasting CBD oil on your fingertips. And you're presumably getting more bang for your buck.
Not to mention it tends to keep the affected area more clean when you use a roll on. Besides, who doesn't love a roller ball?
How often can you use CBD roll on?
Ah, the very question that led you to this blog post! Each roll on product may have a different variation of this answer.
But as a general rule, you can use a roll on up to 3-4 times a day. It is to be applied as needed.
So, does the phrase "too much of a good thing" really apply? We'll let you decide.
Is CBD okay to take everyday?
This is another common follow-up question that we'd like to address. So *drumroll* ... Yes, you can!
CBD oil is fat-soluble. So when you apply a topical roll on to the skin, it gets stored in your fat cells.
And it compounds over time. This is why some say that CBD works best when applied regularly.
How do topical CBD products work?
By now, you probably know that CBD oil accesses your endocannabinoid receptors - as it does with animals too when you use pet CBD oil. And even with a roll on product, it's no different.
It just has to travel through the various layers of your skin to reach those receptors. As a reminder, full spectrum CBD and cannabis products will contain trace amounts of THC and other cannabinoids.
And this may lead to the entourage effect. But broad spectrum CBD and CBD isolate contain no THC and will pose no psychoactive effects whatsoever.
In short, the entourage effect that accompanies full spectrum CBD is thought to enhance the properties of CBD oil because of the presence of other cannabinoids. That being said, broad spectrum CBD still accesses your cannabinoid receptors.
All in all, when it comes to CBD topicals, it boils down to personal preference. And we can assure you that CBD companies are well prepared to offer as many different varieties of roll ons as possible to account for those preferences.
Best practices for applying CBD roll ons
When you buy CBD oil, you want to know how best to use it, right? Well, if you follow these tips, you'll get the most out of your hemp seed oil.
Do a patch test
A patch test is an easy thing to do just to ensure that you have no allergic reaction to the product. Some roll ons may include essential oils, coconut oil, or aloe vera.
So it's best to look up the ingredients before you use roll ons. That way you'll not only prevent an allergic reaction but also know exactly what you're applying to your body.
Apply CBD cream to the affected area
Sometimes, we take an Advil to address a specific pain in our pinky toe. Seems kind of silly when we think about it.
But a CBD roll on or cream allows you to go directly to the source. Even if that source is your pinky toe.
Make sure you clean the area well before you apply the roll on or cream. Then, apply the roll on in circular motions to ensure full coverage and to keep the roller ball spinning.
Avoid sensitive skin areas
This is namely why we recommend you perform a patch test before diving in head first. But if you have sensitive skin in certain areas, be sure to avoid those areas with your roll on.
Or, perform your test in those areas to see how your skin reacts. That way you'll know for certain whether you can use your roll on with abandon. Or pick and choose your moments of roll on glory.
Avoid open wounds
Maybe this is obvious, maybe it's not. But we're putting it out there anyway!
It's best to avoid open wounds or even small cuts when applying your topical roll on. These areas will already be sensitive as is, so it's best to steer clear of them.
Apply the right amount
Earlier we mentioned that CBD compounds in your body over time. So this is where those old adages of "too much of a good thing" start to come in.
When it comes to your roll on product, you'll definitely want to act like Goldilocks. Not too much, not too little, etc.
It's important to fully cover the affected area. But too much of a roll on may result in wasting too much product in more than a couple of swipes.
Rather than applying a lot of the roll on product once, try applying it in moderate amounts multiple times a day. This way, you can wait to see how your body reacts.
And apply more as needed. It's always best to start small with a roll on, then gradually increase the amount you use.
Really, it's just like any other CBD product we'd recommend. Where patience is key and regular use is recommended.
Don't expect immediate results
Using a roll on won't yield you immediate results like jumping into an ice cold lake might. (What? People will do some strange things to get what they're looking for.)
And that's why we recommend that you start small, then wait. It's easier said than done, of course.
But you'll want to give your body a chance to acclimate to the roll on. Then, feel free to find your inner Goldilocks and discover the perfect balance for you and your needs.
Keep the area clean
If at all possible, try to keep the affected area clean after applying the roll on. We mentioned cleaning the area beforehand, and that's still a best practice.
But allowing the roll on to soak in without being bothered is also crucial for letting this product do its work. The last thing you want is to apply the roll on, then have it CBD rub off on your clothes.
If anything, you can take this time to chill out. Put your feet up, and let CBD do its thing.
Additional CBD roll on tips
We know you only have one question when you came across this post. But what can we say?
We're like that one mother who can't let her child go outside with just a jacket on. We're packing snacks in the pocket, layering you up with a scarf, still applying sunscreen, and making sure your shoes are double-knotted.
Check the topical products' extraction process
There are a couple of different ways to extract CBD from the hemp plant. But the gold standard method is CO2 extraction.
This method is the safest and most efficient way to extract CBD. Not to mention it retains all of the additional cannabinoids present when you're using full spectrum CBD or broad spectrum CBD.
That being said, if you're worried at all about drug testing, you may want to opt for broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolate. While full spectrum CBD only contains trace amounts of THC - less than 0.3% - it's better to be safe than sorry.
Store your CBD product to make it last longer
An easy way to lose product is to store the product wrong. So here are our best tips for making sure your roll on product lasts!
Store your roll on in a dark, cool place. It should be away from direct sunlight and not be anywhere near a source of heat.
Any other factors may start the degradation process early. And this will make the product less effective.
So treat it like a vampire if you must. But just know that even in the back of your cabinet, your roll on will be happy!
Check third party lab reports
In fact, this is a good rule of thumb when buying any kind of CBD product like gummies with Delta 9. You want to make sure that it's been tested.
And if it hasn't or the CBD company isn't willing to show you their lab reports? Run. Fast.
No, you're not in any imminent danger. But you just won't be getting as high a quality product as you could be.
Besides, any reputable CBD company should be happy to provide you with these results. Because they'll offer clear evidence that their product is everything they say it is.
Merrily we (CBD roll on) along
So, how often can you use a roll on product? Just kidding, this isn't a pop quiz.
But we do hope we've saddled you with enough information to make you an expert on the subject. After all, with the increased popularity of oll ons, it's best to know exactly what you're looking for in a product with so much hype.
So, the next time somebody tells you that they're looking for a roll on, hopefully you can help to guide them in the right direction. Not that you need to print out this blog post like a guide.
(But we're not discouraging that either.) We just want you to be able to roll along your merry way, all the while knowing the best practices that go into this lucrative new CBD product.
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