CBD topicals

CBD Topicals 101

What is a topical?

Merriam-Webster defines medical topicals as “designed for or involving application to or action on the surface of a part of the body”. Topicals come in a variety of forms including lotions, creams, balms, salves, or sprays. Common topicals include things like Tiger Balm, Biofreeze, or Icy Hot – but CBD topicals are becoming more and more common!


How do CBD topicals work?

You have 2 known cannabinoid receptor types, CB1 and CB2, located in different regions throughout the body. When you smoke or ingest cannabis products, the cannabinoids bind with receptors in the brain. However, when cannabis topicals are applied to the skin, they only interact with receptors in the epidermis and dermis!


Can topicals get you high?

They can’t, regardless of their THC content! Topicals interact with cannabis receptors located in the dermis and do not penetrate into the bloodstream. Our FLOW cream topical is also THC-free, meaning that even if it could enter the bloodstream, it wouldn’t cause any sense of being “high”.


Why choose a topical?

While it’s very common for people to use CBD products like tinctures, gummies, or capsules to manage pain, topicals are a great option for those who are looking for effects that target a specific/localized area. CBD topicals are also popular with folks who don’t enjoy the taste of ingestible CBD products.


What’s unique about Fairwinds FLOW topical?

Our inclusion of ingredients like ceramides & hyaluronic acid makes FLOW great for overall skin health as well as pain relief! Plus, our proprietary Canna Vera extract helps the cream absorb more thoroughly into an affected area.


As CBD topicals (and other CBD-infused products) continue to become more and more available, it’s important for customers to be able to find accurate, reliable information. Check out our other blogs for more!

Sleep Cycles & CBD

Rest is one of the most critical parts of human health and wellness, yet it’s often overlooked in a society that prioritizes constant work and activity. We believe in the importance of getting enough rest – but we understand that sleep isn’t easy to come by for many adults in the US. Did you know that CBD may be able to help?

  • How does sleep impact overall health?
  • Why use CBD for sleep?
    • While THC may be the cannabinoid more well-known for its relaxing qualities, CBD shouldn’t be overlooked! CBD has shown potential to help with promoting an overall sense of wellbeing alongside reduced stress & anxiety, making it a great choice for those looking to calm their minds before bed without any intoxicating effects!
  • Will I feel residual grogginess from using CBD for sleep?
    • While there are no guarantees when it comes to CBD use (due to a variety of factors like people’s metabolisms, tolerance levels, etc) chances of residual grogginess are very low. A vast majority of people wake feeling refreshed and ready for their day!
  • What makes our Deep Sleep different from other CBD products for sleep management?
    • Our inclusion of herbal extracts and essential oils that are proven to have relaxing, sleep-promoting effects – like lavender, chamomile, and peppermint – makes us stand out from other CBD products. Often, CBD (when used on its own without support herbs) actually provides a feeling of mental stimulation that can keep folks awake when trying to relax or sleep.

There’s nothing quite like feeling well-rested and prepared for whatever the day holds. We hope this information about CBD for sleep can be helpful if you’re looking to improve your quality of sleep!