Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
cbdMD’s CBD Freeze Pain Relief Roll-On (1500mg) smells very astringent, with its isopropyl alcohol, menthol, and tea tree components coming to fore. Because of its high alcohol content, we don’t recommend it for highly sensitive skin without following up with a hydrating product like a balm or cream to seal in moisture. That said, we do have high hopes for quick dry time and absorption rate.
We should note that the smell of the roll-on is a bit strong so you might need to allow it some time to dissipate before heading out after using it. It’s got a very medicinal scent to it, so it doesn’t really play well with other fragrances for the first thirty minutes or so after application.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
This product is meant for topical use only. Please don’t ingest!
Within the roll-on applicator, the product itself is clear and fluid for easy distribution. We really like the roll-on format of this product, as the rollerball can act as a light massage, aiding relaxation. The product is pleasantly cooling on the skin and absorbs very quickly, without leaving any unpleasant residue behind.
We did notice that, occasionally, the product would seem to stop dispensing despite the continued motion of the rollerball. A quick shake solved this problem, but it is something to note when applying the product.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The roll-on is cooling and soothing on contact, with the added massaging benefit of the rollerball applicator. It dries quickly without leaving any greasiness or stickiness behind, and the cooling effects last for 45 minutes to an hour. The cooling effects of the roll-on are perfectly pleasurable on the back, temples, shoulders, legs, and arms, but should be kept away from mucous membranes and intimate areas to avoid a really bad time.
We felt pain reduction on contact that lasted about 3-4 hours, along with a marked decrease in redness and inflammation. We like this roll-on CBD freeze for fast-acting relief from pain and inflammation, but it also works to reduce tension headaches and joint stiffness. Wherever you need a soothing dose of localized CBD, this product can provide symptom relief quickly.
This roll-on is great for post-workout muscle soreness, injured joints and muscles, and localized pain. That said, it will likely burn broken skin and may irritate sensitive tissue, so keep it away from cuts.
Best used for
We especially like this roll-on pain freeze for chronic pain relief and athletic recovery, but it would also work well when healing from an injury or to help locally treat inflamed joints caused by arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
A localized, topical dose of CBD like this roll-on may also help alleviate dermal symptoms caused by autoimmune conditions by reducing inflammation and regulating immune system activity. Especially when combined with a hydrating CBD cream, this product may help improve skin condition over time while reducing inflammation and pain in the short term.