We all know about taking CBD internally for its potential health benefits. But you may not know that some people are using CBD in some nontraditional ways on a daily basis. Here are just a few of the nontraditional uses of CBD oil that you may want to try.
1. Bug Bite Remedy
Applying CBD oil topically to a bug bite may help reduce irritation and aid in the healing process. This is likely because of CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties. By reducing inflammation, swelling is brought down, redness is reduced, and itching becomes less prominent.
If you use a full spectrum CBD oil product, the other cannabinoids and terpenes may also have additional benefits that can contribute to the healing process. All it takes is a drop or two gently applied directly to the area of the bug bite.
2. Acne Spot Treatment
Not only is CBD considered an anti-inflammatory, it also has the potential to inhibit lipid synthesis. What this means is that CBD can inhibit the production of sebum in the skin. While sebum is essential for healthy, moisturized skin, excessive amounts can clog pores and cause acne.
CBD can reduce acne inflammation, reduce sebum amounts, and may even kill bacteria. Some people like to put a drop or two on their acne as spot treatments. But be sure the carrier oil is skin-friendly and non-comedogenic. Hemp seed oil is a great option for this!
3. Scalp Treatment to Help Hair Grow
CBD shampoos and conditioners are rising in popularity because of the possibility for CBD to promote hair growth and a healthy scalp. But unfortunately, this method of use isn’t ideal because of the short contact time with the scalp.
Instead, using the oil as an overnight scalp treatment may yield better results. While CBD can reduce inflammation that contributes to scalp problems, the right carrier oil, such as hemp seed oil, contains amino acids, vitamins, and minerals are conducive to creating a healthy head of hair.
4. Burn Treatment
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of CBD oil also make it a possible option for treating burns. The terpenes in full spectrum products can have additional healing and pain-relieving properties.
Some terpenes have cooling properties that help with the “heat” of a burn, such as linalool. If the burn is serious enough, consult a medical professional. But for minor first-degree burns, many are starting to turn towards using topical CBD salves or balms.