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Balms, oils, lotions, gels and patches: which topical hemp product is right for you?


There are many benefits to using a topical hemp based product, but which do you choose? Topical hemp products may help with pain and inflammation as shown in a research study by the University of Kentucky in 2016. Topical hemp based products are also used for other skin irritations, rashes and as a part of a daily beauty skin care regimen. Let's take a look at the different types of topical hemp based products.


  1. Balms typically consist of a thick base like beeswax, shea or mango butter.


2. Lotions are another great way to take full advantage of hemp! Lotions are typically water based and absorb into the skin quickly. Hemp based lotions usually have other essential oils, like menthol, arnica oil and tea tree oil, to further increase the benefits!


3. Oils typically have an oil base that is liquid at room temperature like sweet almond oil or jojoba oil and are great for all over body moisture or massaging into the skin.

4. Patches have hemp based extracts under a solid bandage-like material to ensure 100% delivery of hemp based extract into the skin. The benefit of a patch is that the benefits of hemp can last up to 24-36 hours because the product is protected from coming off of the skin.


5. Gels may be easier for thicker application if hand dexterity is limited. Some gels come in a roll-on bottle, which makes application even easier.


Everyone has different needs and wants when it comes to hemp based topical products. Whichever method you prefer, always make sure your hemp based extract comes from a high quality, organic source and is third party lab tested. Consistency is also key to taking full advantage of hemp based extracts. Taking hemp every day and applying hemp based topicals prior to and after activities, exercise routines or physical therapy sessions can add even more benefits! Check out the image link below for the hemp based Axton pain cream. It combines high quality hemp with menthol, camphor and arnica oil to deliver the perks!



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