Best CBD Topicals: Reviews of the Best CBD Muscle Rub, Creams and Salves [Updated Review]

Ganjly’s team studied almost a dozen products to pick the best CBD topicals available online. Follow these companies on Twitter to get updates: @CanbiolaHealth, @myaderm, @ManaBotanics, @intrinsichemp, @FabCBD, @cbdlivingwater and @lazarusnaturals.

Companies we have featured are:

  • Fab CBD
  • Myaderm
  • Intrinsic Hemp
  • Canbiola
  • CBD Living
  • Mana Artisan Botanics
  • Lazarus Naturals

Topicals are applied to the skin in troubled areas. This year we see a lot of CBD Topicals being sold online. Topical application of CBD allows direct reach to receptors througout the skin and subdermal tissues that affect pain, inflammation and itching.

Note that what we recommend below contains no THC or the .3% legal amount of THC.

It won’t get you high and it won’t appear on drug tests. They ship to the 50 states.


These topicals infused with CBD are meant to be absorbed by the skin immediately and target the affected area for a more focused effect. Gently massage into the affected area until absorbed.

CBD edibles take around two hours to be absorbed by the bloodstream while CBD topicals are absorbed right away and might take effect in a few minutes.

We recommend to apply CBD topicals to the skin but don’t apply on open wounds.

CBD Topicals may help with the following:

  • Muscle and joint soreness or stiffness
  • Arthritis
  • Inflammatory skin conditions
  • Nerve pain
  • Sunburn
  • Scratches and scrapes
  • Eczema

Fab CBD Muscle and Joint Topical, $64 

fab cbd cbd muscle and joint topical

Fab CBD Muscle and Joint Topical is made from industrial hemp from Colorado. You can use this daily for pain relief. It smells good and smells like orange. This can be used daily.

Size: 600 mg

Ingredients: Distilled Water, Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Optiphen Plus, Cannabidiol, Chamomile, Vitamin E, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate, Cinnamon, Blood Orange Essential Oil.

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Myaderm CBD Sport Cream, $50 and CBD Pain Cream Double Strength, $80

myaderm cbd sport cream pain cream

Myaderm is a pharmaceutical grade company dedicated to offering products for pain management and works in minutes. They offer unique products in the hemp industry in the form of transdermal pain creams that is non-greasy and absorbs quickly. It is formulated to reduce inflammation and pain with no side effects.  

Their pain cream delivers the CBD into the bloodstream and into the skin tissue. This transdermal application is faster acting and longer lasting than sublingual drops. The CBD Sport Cream has 1200mg of CBD. The CBD Pain Cream Double Strength has 2400mg of CBD.

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Intrinsic Hemp Amazing Cream, $50

intrinsic hemp cbd topical pain relief

Intrinsic Hemp’s Amazing Cream offers full spectrum, high potency CBD in a Topical Pain Cream. Their pain cream is designed to help relieve pain and has 500mg of organic CBD. When applied, the cream is quickly penetrates all layers of the skin including the epidermis, dermis and hypodermis.

Premium Ingredients: Hemp oil therapy cream includes Aloe Vera, Vitamin E and Tea Tree Oil.

CBD Living Freeze, $30

CBD living freeze

CBD Living Freeze is a roll-on CBD topical. It is a gel infused with full spectrum CBD. It is hypoallergenic and safe to use for external application. This can be applied to inflamed or painful muscles and has a cooling effect.

It is meant to reduce pain and inflammation. What we love about CBD Living is that they are using nano-CBD technology in all of their products. And because of this, the CBD absorption is quick. You can use this daily for maximum effect.

Canbiola CryoGel, $105 and Muscle & Joint Salve, $48

canbiola cbd cryogel canbiola muscle and joint hemp salve

Canbiola created two CBD topicals that we like, the CryoGel and the Muscle & Joint Hemp Salve. It is GMO-free, vegan, paraben-free and made with organic components. Their CBD CryoGel deeply penetrates into the skin to relieve sore muscles and tissues. The absorption is quick so expect relief in two minutes or so. 

Their Mucscle and Joint Hemp Salve is a must-have in your gym bag. It is great for aches and pains. What we like about this is that it has omega-3 enriched oil, witch hazel and aloe for soothing. The CBD extract is meant to restore damaged areas.

CryoGel Ingredients: 99.9% pure CBD with 3% USP Menthol Crystals, 3% Organic Camphor Extract, Pure Filtered Water, Organic Glucomannan Extract and USP 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.

Hemp Salve Ingredients: Made with *Pure Hemp Extract (99% CBD), *Cymbopogon Flexuosus (Lemongrass) Extract *Linalool Extract, *Beeswax, *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, *Vitamin-E Acetate, *Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), *Grapeseed Oil, *Prunus Amygdalus v. Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, *Vitellaria Paradoxa (Shea) Butter, *Raw Hemp Extract, and ^Radish Root (preservative).

Mana Artisan Botanics Hawaiian Hemp Balm, $45

mana hawaiian hemp balm

The Hawaiian Hemp Balm of Mana Artisan Botanicals delivers 150mg of phytocannabinoids in every ounce. They have used organic coconut oil and organic Hawaiian Beeswax infused with full spectrum CBD made in the Honaunau Hemp Farm.

The Hemp Balm smelled so so good and smelled like lavender and lemongrass. In my experience, I got relief after a few minutes of applying the hemp balm to muscle pain in my neck. It’s great aromatherapy too!

Other ingredients: Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Hawaiian Beeswax, Hawaiian Comfrey, Hawaiian Plantain, Essential Oils


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