Collection: CBD Topicals

Our selection of CBD creams and gels

CBD Topicals

CBD cream is gaining extensive popularity in recent times, as more people have started regularly incorporating CBD products and CBD creams into their daily lives. Cannabidiol has undoubtedly become a part of many peoples' routines across many cultures. Moreover, large scale studies are examining CBD's multitude of health benefits and how we can benefit from its ease of use and wide-ranging potential.

Besides oral administration of CBD, CBD cream is a route receiving more attention from science as well as the topical delivery of cannabinoids. Therefore, we can see how the applicability of CBD cream, and ingestible form as well, are aiding the progress of wellness towards a need-based, non-opioid direction.

At Nordic Oil, our commitment to establishing awareness, educating people, and making organic CBD more accessible is at the forefront of our ethos and resonates in our high-quality and innovative products. We recommend taking some time to research, understand and make informed decisions while buying Nordic Oil CBD products.

Below is a detailed summary of our CBD creams and CBD topicals.

What are CBD topicals?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a naturally present compound in cannabis and hemp plants, and is now one of the most well researched and popularized cannabis compounds. Due to growing scientific research in the field of cannabis, there are more promising opportunities for developing non-psychoactive cannabis products to provide relief from aches and pains from sore muscles, and more.

CBD topicals are available in the form of creams, balms, gels, bath bombs and lotions. These topicals are infused with cannabidiol and are applied directly to the skin for its pain relieving properties. For this reason, topical administration of CBD is becoming increasingly popular in both cosmetic practices as well as for varied personal use.

Although CBD oils, capsules, and supplements are effective in oral administration routes, many of the cannabinoids get lost during the digestive processes. Furthermore, when dealing with discomforts such as itching or irritation of the skin, muscle strains, or joint pain, oral routes of administering CBD might not be as effective as a topical cream.

Topical CBD products are becoming a non-invasive option to improve the quality of life for many people who are affected by skin conditions, inflamed joints and muscles but are wary of consuming CBD for any number of reasons. Organic CBD in the form of creams or CBD lotion targets the problem area of the skin affected, thereby providing relief and relaxation on a topical level, as opposed to oral or sublingual routes.

What do topicals contain?

Generally, topicals in the form of cream or lotion may contain a water base for providing hydration to the skin, while balms use plant fats or have a thick base such as beeswax or shea butter. Additionally, the topicals may be infused with skin-nourishing agents such as; Vitamin A, Vitamin E, essential oils, and more. Topicals that contain CBD are formulated for use in providing pain relief and maintaining skin health.

Liposomes are one of the latest and most advanced technologies within both the pharmaceutical and CBD industry. Liposomes serve as transport vessels for delivering beneficial compounds directly to the cell and thus bypass degradation caused by certain enzymes within the body.

Be it dietary supplements or topicals, innovative CBD liposomes have captured users’ preferences and interests in an exceptional and a much needed way.

Liposomes’ dual nature of being hydrophobic and hydrophilic delivers higher concentrations of CBD directly to the tissues, leading to greatly improved bioavailability.

Liposomes are non-toxic, thermodynamically stable, and non-irritating to the skin. Hence, CBD topicals delivered through liposomes could be considered safer for prolonged application or long-term use.

How to use CBD creams?

You can use the CBD balm just like you would use any skin moisturizer or other skincare products. Take a pea-sized amount of your CBD balm, and gently apply it to the desired area allowing for the nutrients to be absorbed by the skin. The skin will then absorb the benefits of the cannabinoids.

Our CBD topicals are available in different consistencies, to suit different purposes. Eyr, Freyja, and Valkyrie are all balms and Thor has a gel form. We also have our lip balm, for those colder seasons or climates that may rob the skin of hydration.

Pro-tip for our Thor gel: before applying the gel, use a warm towel and gently massage the problem area. This will warm up the affected muscle or joint and can help to improve absorption.

Why use CBD cream?

  • The formulation of our CBD topicals is designed in a way that increases the amount of CBD molecules absorbed by your skin.
  • Whilst creams are easy to spread over the skin and get absorbed quickly, balms have a thicker base and stay on the skin for longer. Because of this, the skin benefits from the effects of CBD by absorbing it gradually.
  • Moreover, regular use of CBD creams helps to strengthen the skin's natural ability to regenerate its cells, thereby reducing opportunities for skin problems.
  • Additionally, the liposomal technology used in our CBD balms delivers active ingredients directly to skin cells.
  • Our CBD Lip Balm is from hemp-derived full spectrum CBD combined with vitamins A and E, as well as other natural ingredients which are all added to keep your lips healthy and moist for extended periods.
  • Valkyrie CBD cream is made from CBD isolate and is great to treat easily clogged skin. The balm forms a shield that protects the skin from releasing excess moisture, reduces blemishes, and provides soothing effects for clogged skin.

At the end of the day, picking the right CBD topical is your personal choice and depends on which condition you would like to treat, so it is important to first identify what it is your skin needs.

At Nordic Oil, we have made choosing the right CBD topical an easy process for you, by including detailed product descriptions and key highlights of each topical on our webshop.

Our CBD Topicals

Some notable features of our CBD topicals are as follows:

Liposomal technology used in our topicals helps deliver CBD directly to the skin.

Freyja, Eyr, and Valkyrie are great for problematic skin, and contain not only CBD but also several skin-friendly natural ingredients such as omega 3, 6, 7, 9 fatty acids, Quercetin, Linoleic acid, Ursolic acid, Myricetin, Tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane, Beta-caryophyllene, Cajaputi oil are present in our products.

CBD topical in gel consistency (Thor Gel) provides rapid relief to muscles, joints, and tendons. While Eyr and Freyja CBD creams provide comfort for itchy and inflamed skin, our Valkyrie CBD cream can support easily clogged skin.

Importance of Certificate of Analysis (CoA)

Most food products, chemicals, and pharmaceutical goods undergo a quality test in a laboratory – the same should apply to CBD products. The lab analyses and confirms if the individual product from a batch meets its specification and issues an attested quality assurance document. That is called the certificate of Analysis. It contains the actual results obtained from testing a sample product.

The market today is flooded with several companies offering CBD products online and in-store. Many CBD brands are dishonest about the cannabinoid content in their products and resort to improper labeling practices.

For example, you could come across topical CBD that is sold under the name of balm, ointment, or salve. These terms all have the same meaning and are interchangeably used terms for CBD topicals. So it is crucial to look further into the product specifications and detailed information on the label, and most importantly - check for a third-party lab report.

In any case, we always advise taking some time to research the quality of ingredients and manufacturing standards claimed by the CBD company before purchasing. A COA document contains unbiased information about a product. This is an indispensable tool and a sure way for consumers to access standard high-quality CBD products and to choose the best CBD creams for their personal needs.

Can CBD creams have side effects?

One of the main advantages of CBD cream is that it eliminates the digestive processes. The safety profile of topical CBD products is therefore superior compared to ingestible CBD (whether full spectrum or broad spectrum CBD), and they are safe to use on most skin types.

In rare cases those new to CBD cream may experience mild irritation. Such occurrences could be due to the reaction of the active compounds on your skin. People who live with severe skin conditions should seek appropriate medical advice before using any kinds of CBD creams.

Finally, don’t forget to always practice good personal hygiene, consume plenty of water, and follow a nutritious diet for healthy skin.

CBD products are not intended to diagnose or treat any health condition. Nordic Oil products only use the highest quality CBD and have undergone third party lab tests. If you don’t know which CBD cream or CBD products to choose for your needs, feel free to contact our customer support team and they will be happy to assist you!