By: Ashley Meza
One of my favorite things about cannabis is not only can you enjoy it just by smoking some bud or dabs and/or eating an edible but just the fact that applying it topically can be an amazing health tool for just about anyone is incredible. Topicals come in the forms of lotions, balms, sprays, and oils. “Cannabis-infused topicals are an example of how new modes of consumption are revolutionizing perceptions of marijuana as their accessibility, safety, and efficacy invite even the most unlikely patrons into the world of medical cannabis,” reads an article on Leafly.
Cannabis topicals work by absorbing into your skin and binding with different cannabinoid receptors in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a biological system that helps regulate and keep in balance key bodily functions, like sleep, appetite, mood or energy, and blood pressure. The ECS exists and is active in your body even if you don’t consume cannabis. A product that Nectar features are the High Desert Pure lotions, bath salts, and balms. The strongest lotion that is often found on our shelves is the Methanol Clinical Strength Lotion. This lotion has some of the highest levels of THC and CBD numbers around, with about 600mg of each making this lotion over 1000mg.
Topicals can take about an hour to start to feel the effects of a topical applied to your skin in the affected area. Unlike other cannabis products, topicals are nonintoxicating, making them a common choice favored by people who are looking for the therapeutic and other health benefits of cannabis without getting high. Topicals are also used to treat several conditions, mainly pain relief, inflammation, and helping with skin conditions like eczema and acne.
The Menthol Lotion is smooth and doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin after applying. They include things like mango butter, shea butter, and safflower oil in their ingredients to make a silky smooth moisturizer without clogging pores – plus it’s cruelty-free! So next time you sprain your wrist or roll your ankle, try out this way of self-medication!