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CBD Topicals

The Upstate CBD topical collection is hand crafted with high concentrations of full spectrum CBD. The topicals contain no synthetic fragrances, no petroleum based products, and no animal based ingredients. Our Vermont grown hemp extract is blended with artfully sourced botanical ingredients from across the globe. All Upstate topicals are third party tested for purity and potency, and never tested on animals.


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Organic Ingredients for Natural Wellness

Our Topical products are made with USDA Organic hemp, essential oils and botanical herbs that work in concert to help you keep doing what you love. 

The superstar botanicals—like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, Cayenne, Camphor, Lemongrass and Lavender—promote relaxation through a blend of both warming and cooling properties. 

Formulated with deeply softening and moisturizing ingredients such as organic raw Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Aloe Vera. 

Wellness Through Your Skin

Topical products have been used throughout human history as poultices and herbal balms. Today, this technology is translated into gels, ointments and patches, applied directly where you need it. Topical CBD products, often blended with botanicals, deliver CBD at a specific location, and are ideal for localized concerns. The largest number of endocannabinoid receptors is located in our skin, so using topical applications actually makes a lot of sense. 

Our CBD topicals blend cannabinoid rich oil with a variety of aroma-therapeutic oils including arnica, cayenne, rosemary, lemongrass and ginger.

Wellness Through Your Skin

Topical products have been used throughout human history as poultices and herbal balms. Today, this technology is translated into gels, ointments and patches, applied directly where you need it. Topical CBD products, often blended with botanicals, deliver CBD at a specific location, and are ideal for localized concerns. The largest number of endocannabinoid receptors is located in our skin, so using topical applications actually makes a lot of sense. 

Our CBD topicals blend cannabinoid rich oil with a variety of aroma-therapeutic oils including arnica, cayenne, rosemary, lemongrass and ginger.

CBD Topicals: What’s the Difference?

CBD creams and lotions offer a fast-absorbing method for using CBD right where you need it. With skin-nourishing ingredients they provide hydration, while rich organic botanicals help to calm and support skin revitalization.  

The primary difference between CBD creams, balms, and roll-ons is the base ingredients selected to deliver the hemp extract. Creams tend to have higher water content, using ingredients like aloe vera, emulsifiers, and thickeners. Balms typically contain ingredients like beeswax and shea butter and do not require emulsifiers or thickeners; roll-ons and patches incorporate essential oils that help to penetrate the skin.

Creams and lotions will cover a larger surface area, spreading across entire muscle groups and absorbing quickly with minimal residue. Balms tend to sink into the area where they are applied, absorbing more slowly and concentrating ingredients where it is applied. Roll-ons and patches incorporate stimulating and cooling essential oils, blending ancient aromatherapy practices with organic cannabinoid rich oil.

CBD Topicals: What’s the Difference?

CBD creams and lotions offer a fast-absorbing method for using CBD right where you need it. With skin-nourishing ingredients they provide hydration, while rich organic botanicals help to calm and support skin revitalization.  

The primary difference between CBD creams, balms, and roll-ons is the base ingredients selected to deliver the hemp extract. Creams tend to have higher water content, using ingredients like aloe vera, emulsifiers, and thickeners. Balms typically contain ingredients like beeswax and shea butter and do not require emulsifiers or thickeners; roll-ons and patches incorporate essential oils that help to penetrate the skin.

Creams and lotions will cover a larger surface area, spreading across entire muscle groups and absorbing quickly with minimal residue. Balms tend to sink into the area where they are applied, absorbing more slowly and concentrating ingredients where it is applied. Roll-ons and patches incorporate stimulating and cooling essential oils, blending ancient aromatherapy practices with organic cannabinoid rich oil.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do topical CBD products work?

CBD topicals work by absorbing into the skin and acting on the endocannabinoid system in your body, including receptors present in the epidermal and dermal skin layers.

How do you choose your hemp extract for your CBD topicals?

We use USDA Certified Organic Hemp grown in Vermont in our CBD topical products, it is the highest quality and supports our local hemp economy.

Are these CBD Topicals safe to use on all skin types?

Generally, yes they are safe for all skin types. The topicals rely on powerful botanical ingredients, like ginger and capsicum, if you have very sensitive skin you may choose to test it on a small patch first.

How should I apply CBD topicals?

CBD topical products should be applied in the “usual” way for the product type. We offer three types of CBD topical: cream, balm, and an oil-based roll-on. All should be applied directly to the skin, massaged over the affected area until completely absorbed.

Why do you use Vermont CBD for your topical cream?

We choose Vermont grown hemp for many reasons. First and foremost, we know the farmers, we’ve worked the field with them, we trust the integrity of their methods and we know they will be the best stewards for the hemp genetics we have developed. We partner with farmers who have achieved USDA Organic certification, ensuring the hemp we concentrate into oil is free of pesticides and toxic fertilizers. By supporting our local economy, we help build stability and longevity for the hemp market in our home state, in turn securing a local supply chain and reducing the cost of production.

How are these CBD topicals better than other similar products in the market?

Our topicals are crafted with high concentrations of organic full spectrum CBD. The topicals contain no synthetic fragrances, no petroleum based products, and no animal based ingredients. Our Vermont grown hemp extract is blended with artfully sourced botanical ingredients from across the globe, like Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clove, Capsaicin, and Lavender. The aromatic profile is uplifting, refreshing and rejuvenating. All Upstate topicals are third party tested for purity and potency, and never tested on animals.

Do these CBD topicals contain natural ingredients?

Yes, the topicals contain no synthetic fragrances, no petroleum based products, and no animal based ingredients.

Are the CBD cream and the CBD balm the same strength?

No, the CBD cream is slightly stronger than the balm. They also rely on different botanical blends for their effects.