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CBD Muscle Balms

Natural CBD muscle balms to soothe aching muscles and joints. Many contain other natural healing plant extracts to bring cooling, anti-inflammatory benefits. Read the CBD Balm reviews for help choosing a product. Read FAQs

Cerious Muscle Relief SerumCerious Muscle Relief Serum
(£0.90 per dose)
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Cerious Soothing Skin BalmCerious Soothing Skin Balm
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CBD Balms FAQs 

1. What is a CBD Balm?

CBD balm is a topical CBD product that may reduce inflammation, relieve sore muscle pain, and provide overall pain relief. 

Like a conventional muscle pain rub, a CBD balm is a thick, solid, and waxy product infused with essential oil and other pain-relieving and moisturising ingredients, like:  

  • Eucalyptus leaf oil
  • Peppermint
  • Shea butter
  • Vitamin E 
  • Coconut oil

The key difference between a traditional balm and a CBD balm lies in the CBD (cannabidiol) extract. CBD is a cannabinoid in the Cannabis sativa or hemp plant that can work wonders for your overall wellness. 

Fun fact: CBD balm and CBD salve use fatty oils and waxes as base ingredients. In contrast, CBD cream and lotion use water as the base ingredient.

2. How to Use a CBD Balm?

To apply topical CBD balms to the affected areas: 

  • Scoop a thin layer of the CBD muscle balm (or any other CBD balm).
  • Apply it to the affected areas — thigh, calf, arm, etc.
  • Gently massage the balm in a firm circular motion to aid absorption and enhance pain relief.

Pro tip: Avoid applying the balm on open/damaged skin, the eyes, and the mouth.

While specific formulations of CBD balms and skin types may differ, the broad application method remains almost the same.

Important: Any CBD product, including a CBD muscle balm, is unsuitable for children and pregnant/breastfeeding women.

3. How Does CBD Balm Work?

A CBD balm interacts with the endocannabinoid receptors in your skin.

This interaction may aid muscle recovery and alleviate joint pain, sore muscle concerns, and sensitive skin conditions. 

In contrast, CBD patches and other supplements like CBD oil, CBD gummies, and cookies get absorbed into the bloodstream. 

4. How Long Does CBD Balm Take to Work?

It may take 15 minutes to 2 hours to feel the CBD balm effects. 

The correct duration depends on: 

  • The CBD content
  • Type of CBD muscle balm
  • Your biochemical composition

But you may notice an instant warm, pleasant sensation or cooling effect based on the ingredients of CBD topical products. 

5. What is a CBD Balm Good For?

Thanks to CBD’s anti inflammatory properties, a CBD balm may help manage:

  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle soreness or muscle pain
  • Skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne

6. Can I Use CBD Muscle Balm Every Day?


You can use CBD muscle balm 2-3 times daily, like any other moisturising body cream or skin care product.  

However, consult your doctor before using CBD balm if you have sensitive skin or a particular skin condition. 

7. What to Look for in the Best CBD Balm? 

Three key factors determine the quality and effectiveness of a topical CBD product like a CBD muscle balm (especially for sensitive skin types).

Here’s what you need to check:

  • Ingredients List: If you have a particular skin condition, browsing the ingredients before purchasing can help avoid allergic reactions. You can also identify if the product contains other beneficial natural ingredients, like:
  • Ingredients with anti inflammatory properties: 
    • Wintergreen
    • Eucalyptus leaf oil
    • Menthol crystals
    • Peppermint
    • Plant-based essential oil
  • Antioxidant and moisturising natural ingredients: 
    • Shea butter
    • Vitamin E
    • Jojoba seed oil
    • Hemp seed oil
    • Coconut oil

Hot tip: Some CBD balms may contain beeswax, so keep an eye out if you’re looking for a vegan alternative.

The best CBD balms, like the CERIOUS Muscle Relief Balm, contain additional herbs like Arnica montana flower — a beneficial botanical extract that can stimulate blood flow and relieve pain.

  • Third-party lab tests: Third-party lab tests verify if the product has been tested for THC and contaminants like pesticides, mould, and heavy metals. It can also shed light on:
    • Hemp or cannabis source
    • Type of cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, and THC) 
    • Other cannabis plant compounds (flavonoids and terpenes)
    • CBD content  
    • CBD extraction methods used 

The cannabinoid compounds help determine if it’s a full-spectrum, broad-spectrum CBD, or a CBD isolate muscle balm. 

All these factors can help you choose a product best suited to your needs.

  • Brand reputation: Always buy from reputable CBD brands, like CERIOUS, Vitality CBD, Infinity CBD, and fourfive CBD. 

Pro tip: The factors mentioned above also apply to other CBD topicals, like a CBD bath bomb or CBD massage oil, and other related products (like a CBD skin care lotion).

8. Is it Okay to Use a Topical CBD Product with CBD Oil Drops?

There’s no harm in using a CBD muscle rub alongside CBD oil drops. 

For instance, you could use the Vitality CBD Muscle and Joint Gel for targeted relief and consume Vitality CBD oil for quicker, long-lasting effects. 

To be safe, use a topical CBD with low doses of CBD oil drops. Keep an eye out for any adverse effects before increasing your dosage. 

9. Is CBD Balm Legal?

CBD topicals like muscle balm, body cream, CBD massage oil, and CBD bath bombs are regulated by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association (CTPA) in the UK.

According to the CTPA mandate, CBD muscle balms with 0.0% THC in the final product are completely legal. 

10. Will Using CBD Balm Result in a Positive Drug Test?

Topicals like CBD balms won’t result in a positive drug test. 


Because they directly target the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin and don’t get absorbed into the bloodstream. 

11. Why Choose GreenBox?

GreenBox is an online CBD shop offering CBD products from high-quality brands that are guaranteed vegan and 100% THC-free. 

We ensure all our products, like CBD cream, CBD salve, CBD bath bombs, cookies, and other related products, are lab tested for purity, potency, and safety. 

And here’s the kicker: 

If you shop for £35 or more, you’ll get free delivery within a 48-hour window. 

You can also get a full refund for an unopened CBD product within 30 days or swap an opened product for a similar one for up to 60 days!

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