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April 09, 2018 3 min read

Hemp extract and cannabidiol (CBD) are gaining popularity across the nation and across the world as people learn more about the great benefits they can provide. From improved sleep and appetite to alternative pain relief, the positive effects of CBD have been experienced by thousands of people and the stack of scientific evidence is growing every day. If you are looking for natural solutions to cramps, inflammation, anxiety, depression, and more, you’ve come to the right place. Enliven Essentials offers a range of hemp extract products to meet your needs, from e-liquid to simple hemp capsules. How do you know where to start?

In our first post of this series, we talked about hemp extract edibles and other ways to ingest CBD. If you choose versatile hemp extract oil ingestion is a simple and straightforward method to add hemp extract to your health routine. However, there are a lot of other options out there too! Applying hemp extract topically is another easy way to experience the benefits of CBD, and in today’s post, we’ll go over the pros and cons of topical application, as well as offer a few tips about how you can get started. Read on for more information and check out our FAQ page for answers to common questions!

CBD Balms, Lotions, and Creams

Topical application of hemp extract is another simple way to add CBD to your life. If you dislike pills or the taste of hemp extract oil or you’re looking for a way to target the effects of CBD, topical application is probably for you! Simply apply the balm or lotion like you would any other similar product, massaging it into your skin. The hemp extract in these products is absorbed through your skin to affect nearby cells without entering your bloodstream. For more details, check out our blog post on the rise of hemp extract topicals!


When you use CBD balms or creams, it may be a few hours before you feel the effects, but you will enjoy the benefits of hemp extract for much longer than if you use other methods. Topical application creates long-lasting effects, and you can apply those effects to specific problems you experience. Hemp extract is known to have pain relief anti-inflammatory properties. If you are recovering from an injury or you suffer from chronic pain, you can apply topical CBD directly to the affected area for targeted relief.


If you are looking for a fast-acting pain treatment, topical CBD is not your best option. While the effects of CBD balms and cream linger far longer than that of other hemp extract products, it can take up to 48 hours for you to experience the benefits. The dosage of active hemp extract will also be less exact, and will likely be different with each application.

Try Topical CBD Today!

For a hemp extract product that is easy to use and will provide lasting benefits, topical CBD is a great choice! You can apply our Essential hemp oil topically if you want one product with many uses. We also offer full-spectrum hemp extract pain cream.  Our pain cream is often used to treat pain, inflammation, and cramps, as well as encourage deep, restful sleep. Explore our wide selection of hemp extract products today and find what works best for you!

Hemp extract offers a lot of amazing benefits, whether you’re looking for a natural pain treatment or you simply want to help your body maintain homeostasis. Topical CBD is one of the easiest ways to experience those benefits, and while it takes time for the CBD to enter your system, you can enjoy the effects much longer than you would with another method. To explore all of the great ways you can incorporate hemp extract into your life, check out part one of this series to learn about the method of ingestion and keep an eye out for posts on vaping and sublingual application. Are you ready to start living your best life? Explore Enliven Essential’s broad selection of hemp extract products today and find what works for you!


In compliance with FDA standards, Enliven makes no medical claims. We are not doctors or physicians. There is a large amount of scientific research on hemp extract and the ECS system from doctors across the world that has existed for decades. We encourage you to do your own research and talk to your physician or health and wellness practitioner about hemp extract. There are many sources online that can provide more information, but please remember that the Internet contains both valid and misleading information. We encourage you to vet your sources and make sure they are reputable.