Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
The scent of Joy Organic’s CBD Salve features lavender and eucalyptus mingling with earthy notes of beeswax and MCT oil. Because of the waxy, oily base of this product, the scent is a little stronger than some of their other topical products. That said, it isn’t overwhelming and won’t come on too strong if you apply it before going out. The overall profile is clean, herbal, and subtly medicinal.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
This product is not intended for oral consumption!
In the jar, the product is a creamy yellow in color and waxy in consistency. It’s very firm in the jar, but it warms up easily when worked with fingertips, melting easily into the skin and creating a protective barrier at the surface. It’s a great consistency for applying to damaged skin like burns to shield them from harm and provide antiseptic properties.
The product absorbs into the skin over time, but it will take a little bit. This makes the CBD salve good for targeted massage to alleviate tension, but maybe less good if you’re trying to get dressed immediately after application, so keep that in mind as you use it.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
We found ourselves using this product everywhere within a few days of receiving it: its hefty dose of full spectrum CBD (500 mg per ounce) makes it effective at targeting inflammation, pain, and redness at the surface of the skin while promoting healing and providing antibacterial and antimicrobial benefits.
When applied to muscles and joints, the salve is outstanding at alleviating pain and inflammation (and becomes even more effective when paired with a systemic dose of CBD). On damaged or inflamed skin, the product works to reduce redness, promote circulation and healing, and protecting the wound from bacteria.
When applied consistently, we noticed a marked improvement in the condition of muscles, joints, and injuries. We feel this product would be very beneficial for things like sunburns, but it’s also effective for pain and tension relief in large muscle groups.
Best Used For
We feel like this product is especially helpful for burns or other injuries, but it also makes an extremely effective muscle rub for sore muscles and joints. Its high concentration of full-spectrum CBD makes it a powerful weapon against pain and inflammation while promoting circulation and healing.
We used this product successfully on sore muscles, stiff joints, and injured spots, but we think it would also work on sunburns and inflamed spots like rashes or scaly patches of skin. We liked this product and experience tension relief everywhere we tried it.