4.5 out of 5 stars
While there is much buzz around CBD tinctures, vape juices, edibles and flowers, it's important not to overlook the growing, promising CBD topical offerings.
I am fortunate to not suffer from pain, but I've talked to many caregivers who are dealing with arthritic pain on a daily basis. The hard physical labor involved in caregiving only aggravates their condition, and many caregivers take over-the-counter pain medication that doesn't offer much relief.
CBD topicals have the potential to offer relief, without the side effects of pain medication. CBD topicals come in many forms, from lotions and salves to sprays and gels. I had the opportunity to try samples of Receptra Naturals' Targeted Topical and Body Butter products.
I loved the smell of both products. It is not overpowering, but has a refreshing clean scent that reminded me of lotions or oils used during a massage at a spa. According to Receptra's website, the scent is a blend of jasmine and Ylang Ylang. The product is made of three kinds of butters (shea, shorea and mango) and also contains beeswax, vitamin E oil and jojoba oil. It doesn't feel greasy after applying, which is a big plus. The topical contains 400+mg of CBD per 1.25 oz. The Targeted Topical comes in two sizes and ranges in price from $39.95-$68.95 if purchased on Receptra's website.
The Receptra Body Butter is designed for anyone looking to take good care of their skin. One thing I experienced as a caregiver was dry, cracked skin on my hands due to the frequent hand washing. I wish I had some of Receptra's body butter back then. The body butter features 400+mg CBD per 3.25 oz. container, and also includes vitamin E to support skin health. It has a similar scent as the Targeted Topical, with a mix of jasmine and camphor. The body butter absorbs easily and leaves skin feeling soft, but not greasy.
Receptra's Body Butter is $44.95 if purchased on Receptra's website
The FDA has not evaluated the health claims of CBD products. Cannabidiol (CBD) products have NOT been proven to treat, relieve, nor cure any disease or medical condition. Individual results will vary. A doctor's advice should be sought before using this and any drug or supplement product.