Why Cannabis Topicals Are A Great Gift For Anyone
The holiday season is here and gift-giving is on all of our minds. While gift cards are great, we find that heartfelt, thought-out gifts mean a whole lot more (and they’re a lot more fun to give, too)!
One of the best gifts to give, whether the recipient is a cannabis enthusiast or not, is something involving cannabis topicals.
Topicals come in many forms and they’re great for those who enjoy marijuana, people suffering from chronic pain, those who value self-care, and just about anyone else.
What Are Cannabis Topicals?
Cannabis topicals have been around for a while, but they’re not as well known as, say, joints and dabs.
The good news is that they’re pretty straightforward – “topical” is an umbrella term that references any type of cannabis that’s applied to the skin, no matter what form it’s in or what it’s used for.
You can rub topicals in, roll them on, and even soak in them; as long as it’s being applied on the surface, it counts as a cannabis topical. They come in all sorts of forms, too, including balms, lotions, serums, oils, ointments, and more.
What Makes Them Great Gifts?
It’s not easy buying weed for people, since everyone has their own consumption preference and tastes. Cannabis topicals are a whole lot easier to buy because application is more generalized and they can be used for a slew of reasons. Even the non-stoners in your life can appreciate topicals because they don’t come with the psychoactive element that ingesting cannabis is known for.
A few more reasons why topicals would be great under the tree or in a loved one’s stocking:
- The anti-inflammatory qualities of topicals can help alleviate pain and inflammation, which can brighten the days of people dealing with such symptoms.
- Since cannabis topicals are rich in vitamins and antioxidants, they may reduce acne and make skin glow. Who doesn’t want that?
- Topicals can reduce the visual impact of fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, so if you’ve got someone older in your life who’s always looking for good anti-aging cream, you know what to surprise them with.
- THC oil capsules may reduce neuropathic pain that comes with cancer, which may help people enjoy a better quality of life.
- It has the power to potentially reduce the itchiness that comes with eczema and psoriasis, alleviating lots of frustration.
- It’s a great moisturizer because hemp oil is a fatty substance that naturally helps the skin become more supple.
- Not everyone feels comfortable inhaling cannabis, and there’s none of that associated with topicals. Experiencing the benefits has no impact on your lungs.
- Topicals take effect more quickly than edibles, and you don’t have to consume anything to reap the benefits.
- Topicals don’t penetrate the skin deeply enough to reach the bloodstream, they just work at the application site. That means they won’t get the user high, which is a plus for those only looking for relief and not psychoactive effects.
Types of Cannabis Topicals
Now that you know all the good things that come with topicals, let’s get into the different types so you can more easily pick what to wrap up and put a bow on.
Balms are smooth, light, and the skin absorbs them quickly and easily. They’re good for relieving inflammation and are commonly used to combat soreness, headaches, and cramps.
Lotions are highly concentrated, which means that you can decide how much you need for the amount of discomfort you’re feeling. The same can be said for transdermals.
Bath products are especially fun. Soaking in a hot bath at the end of the day is relaxing, so just imagine how blissed out you’ll feel in a bath infused with THC.
The type of cannabis topical you buy for the person you love depends on their preference and what they’re using it for. If you’re not sure, we recommend getting a few tester products and creating a bouquet of topicals for them to try out. That way, they can discover favorites on their own.
‘Tis the Season
One of the most important things to remember about cannabis topicals is the fact that, while they offer the relief that many are looking for, they won’t get the user high. So, if you’ve got someone in your life who could benefit from the soothing nature of cannabis topicals but isn’t interested in psychoactive properties, you’ve just found the perfect gift or stocking stuffer.
If you have more questions about cannabis topicals or cannabis in general, just reach out to us here at Lake Effect. We hope you have a great holiday and that your THC-infused gifts help your friends and family feel merry and bright.
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