The world of CBD products honestly has us feeling like Willy Wonka. And no, not the kind of Willy Wonka frenzy that's recently blown up with Timothee Chalamet.
But the kind of Wonka-power that Roger Adams has, the first American chemist to discover CBD. Our Wonka-power comes with introducing you to new CBD products day in and day out.
So without further ado... Today, we have none other than the CBD roll on to introduce you to.
And like Gene Wilder's infamous Wonka entrance, this CBD roll on rolls out like a treat. So get your body prepared to roll throughout our chocolate factory.
Just don't get too close or you'll roll right into the chocolate lake! (Okay, this metaphor is done.)
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What is CBD roll on?
In its simplest definition, CBD roll on is a topical CBD product. But it's so much more than that.
It is an absorbable ointment containing CBD extract like its other topical counterparts. But CBD roll on offers a new kind of topical experience that you might not realize.
It's the same premise of any other topical form. You put it on your skin.
Except CBD roll on uses a roller ball to apply high-quality CBD to your body. This might seem like a small detail, but it's actually a big distinction.
With a roller ball, you don't have to get any excess CBD oils on your skin, hands, or fingers. So every part of your CBD topicals get applied exactly where you want it.
Maybe it's just us. But that seems like a smart way to spend your money on a product that gets applied only where you want it to.
How do CBD roll ons work?
I guess we've been a little vague about how exactly CBD roll ons work. So let's clear some things up.
CBD topicals are unique from their counterparts like delta 9 gummies or edibles or tinctures. Those types of CBD products often have to travel through the digestive system before they reach the bloodstream.
But with a CBD roll on, the skin absorbs the CBD, tapping into the endocannabinoid system much faster. When CBD pet oil or any other CBD product is ingested, that also means that some of the CBD can get "lost."
No, not "lost" as in it can't escape your digestive system! Just "lost" as in its other compounds might not be nearly as present as they were to begin with.
Luckily, with topicals, CBD doesn't have to go through that part of the process. So no CBD is lost and you get more bang for your buck!
(That's right. We're all about saving you money here.)
Which CBD roll on is right for me?
Not all medicinal cannabis is made the same. So when it comes to hemp seed oil in your CBD roll on, you might want to keep these in mind while considering which product is best for you.
Check where the hemp plant or CBD extract is from
When choosing your CBD roll on, make sure you look at reputable brands and companies to purchase from. Find out where they grow their hemp plants and whether those plants are farmed on certified organic farms.
This will give you the best idea of the quality you're receiving with each product. And just as you would any other other prescription medications, look up the reviews as well.
Reviews will give you a great idea of how the CBD roll on product has worked for others. And you can always consult with your healthcare provider and get doctor's advice, especially if you have a serious medical condition.
Besides, this kind of stuff is the appropriate preparation you should do before buying any product! Nowadays, it's just a click-n-ship process though.
And don't get us wrong. Yay for accessibility! But we want you to be informed about where your products are coming from.
Consider Full Spectrum CBD or Broad Spectrum CBD
When it comes to choosing your CBD roll on or CBD oil, you'll also want to keep an eye out for whether it is Full Spectrum CBD or Broad Spectrum CBD. Full Spectrum contains most, if not all components of the hemp plant.
And most consider it to have a greater effect than other types of CBD. Because it maintains as many compounds as it does, Full Spectrum CBD may contain trace amounts of THC, though not enough to get you high.
Broad spectrum CBD, on the other hand, is a step down from Full Spectrum CBD as it contains additional compounds. But it is generally THC-free which is what some consumers are looking for.
That being said, we're talking about roll on CBD here! So the psychoactive effects of THC will likely not get you high since the product is used externally on the skin.
If that is at all a concern to you, feel free to reach out to the company itself. It never hurts to ask!
Check third-party lab reports
With any product you purchase, you want to ensure that it doesn't negatively affect your overall health. So, in addition to the aforementioned factors, you can also check third-party lab reports on the contents of your product.
These reports will be conducted in accordance with the Food and Drug Administration. And they will plainly state whether the product contains heavy metals or not.
They may also give you a better understanding of whether essential oils are used. Maybe even if coconut oil, aloe vera, or isopropyl alcohol are present to help with consistency and provide a cooling sensation.
Besides, you'll want to guarantee that the CBD roll ons you purchase contain everything you're paying for. And nothing you'd be surprised by.
(Is it obvious we're obsessed with research? Well, we're Ravenclaws, so it tracks...)
How to apply CBD roll ons
Okay, we get that "CBD roll on" sounds pretty self-explanatory. But indulge us with these tips and you may even learn something new yourself!
#1. Do a patch test
Since you will be applying CBD on your skin, it's important to do a patch test just to ensure that you have no negative reaction. Most often it is not CBD that causes a negative skin reaction, but the other ingredients used in the roll on formula.
So choose a small area of the skin and apply the roll on. Allow it to absorb into the skin and notice if you have any reaction, if any at all.
(Cue Jeopardy theme song. And wait for the final notes!)
#2. Check ingredients for sensitive skin areas that might be affected
Most CBD roll ons will contain ingredients like aloe vera that shouldn't irritate the skin. But if you have particularly sensitive skin or have a sensitivity to essential oils, always double check the ingredients on the packaging of your roll on.
Oh, and a pro tip? Steer clear of a roll on if there are too many ingredients that you don't recognize. CBD works best when it's at its purest.
But that's just an industry trade on our part. (You're welcome.)
#3. Find the affected area
Now that you've gone through all of the appropriate safety precautions, it's time to roll! Apply the CBD to the affected area.
Then roll on the product in gentle and circular motions. Pay attention to the area that you are applying the CBD to and consider if pressure points might not be a better area for you to focus your attention.
You'd be surprised to find just how connected the body is. And there may be other areas where your cannabinoid receptors can better take in the CBD.
#4. Start with a small quantity, add as you go
When it comes to deciding on an amount, start with less CBD to begin. Then work your way up. Since it's a roll on, you can always reapply.
But a minimum effective dose can do the trick more so than slathering it on without a second thought. Besides, you don't want to use up all of the product in a single go at it.
You want to drag that baby out as long as you can! In other words, it pays to be conscientious! Literally!
#5. Avoid open wounds on your body
Any open wounds on your body should not have CBD applied directly to it. Research has shown that CBD won't necessarily harm the wound further.
It's nothing close to salt in the wound or lemon in a paper cut status. (Oof! Doesn't that send you into a world of pain just reading that?)
But there are better ways to clean a wound than with CBD. (Okay, sorry, back on track.)
#6. Keep it clean
Ideally, you'll be using your CBD rub over and over again. So it's important to learn how to keep it clean.
No, we're not suggesting you wash the roll on like you would your dishes. Instead, make sure you clean the area you will be applying the roll on to before application.
You don't need to go crazy scrubbing back and forth. A simple wash with soap and water will do just fine. And it will ensure the shelf life of your roll on.
How to store your CBD roll on
When it comes to storing your CBD roll on, just know that the product will be light and heat sensitive. That means that storing it in a cool place is your best bet for making sure the product lasts.
So no direct sunlight in the window. Or other sources of light for that matter.
We get that it's a cute way to pose products for Instagram. (And by all means, do!)
But let it simply be a pose. Otherwise, let its habitual home be somewhere cooler and without too much sun exposure.
Let's get rolling
CBD roll on offers an easy way to incorporate CBD into your life. After all, it's literally swipe and you're done!
Just remember to always go after the high-quality CBD products. None of the cheap stuff.
You want to get the most out of what you're paying for. So treat yourself with a CBD roll on and get back to rolling and rocking around the block!
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