A CBD Topical that works!

When we started our CBD company, I wanted to learn more about how CBD can be used topically. I wanted to make a CBD balm that worked instantly to relieve joint and muscle soreness. The science behind CBD being topically applied, is its anti-inflammatory properties.  The CBD becomes absorbed into the epidermis and pores. And it begins to work with the cannabinoid receptors found in the skin.


I also started reading about other natural ingredients that help with pain, so I started adding natural pain ingredients to the CBD and trying different combinations. I will list the ingredients that are in The Hemp Hills Farm Muscle and Joint relief Balm and give a brief description of each one, what it is good for and why it will give you maximum relief.

Muscle and Joint Relief Balm Ingredients:

Arnica:    Arnica helps heal wounds, relieve pain, soothes bug bites.

Camphor oil:   Camphor oil has anti-inflammatory properties which help relieve irritation, itching and pain.

Menthol: Menthol helps to give skin the sensation of cooling and helps to reduce pain 

Capsaicin:    Capsaicin helps relieve muscle or joint pain caused by strains, sprains, arthritis, bruising, and backaches. Capsaicin works by decreasing a certain natural substance in your body that helps pass pain signals to the brain.

Peppermint: Peppermint   soothes inflammation, irritation, and itchiness, and is used to help heal wounds, and soothes bug bites.

Eucalyptus:  Eucalyptus has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, and helps with skin irritations, soothes bug bites and is a muscle pain reliever.

Tea tree oil:  Tea tree oil Is an antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory.

Frankincense Oil:   Frankincense oil restores the epidermis; calms affected areas and rejuvenates skin.

Shea butter:   Shea butter reduces inflammation. Shea butter is rich in triterpene, a compound that reduces pain and inflammation.

Jojoba oil:   Jojoba oil has anti-inflammatory properties which helps heel chaffing and chapping, reduce redness, helps treat eczema and rosacea, and keep skin calm and comfortable. The Vitamin E and B-complex vitamins in the Jojoba Oil help in skin repair and damage control.

Coconut oil:   Coconut oil hydrates, helps to protect skin, minimizes the look of fine lines and wrinkles, calms temporary redness, provides antioxidants, and is absorbed easily into the skin.

You can feel the warming action at work!  This balm is easy to apply when muscles are fatigued or when joints are in pain! It is great to use before and after working out. It allows you to apply at the source of your pain to help fight inflammation and recover faster. Hemp Hills Farm Muscle and Joint Relief Balm is a strong, effective, reliable aid that starts working quickly.



Cannabidiol and its anti-inflammatory properties?

It is known that over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen can cause blood-thinning and stomach ulceration. CBD is a proven to be a safer alternative for anti-inflammatory without these side effects. During an injury, inflammation is the body’s natural way of protecting the body. However persistent inflammation is connected to heart disease, cancer, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and Alzheimer’s.

Some of the most prevalent side effects of inflammation are pain, redness, warmth and swelling. Inflammation is a result of chemicals being released from your body’s white blood cells that enter your blood and tissue to prevent your body from invaders. One of the methods CBD helps relieve inflammation is associated with eicosanoid enzyme called COX2. Over-the-counter NSAID takes a similar approach. CBD seems to also be effective in suppressing cytokines, ultimately decreasing inflammation.

Find out how CBD can help with Anxiety Relief?

The evidence about how CBD can treat several anxiety disorders is starting to come in abundance from several preclinical studies. Studies are showing that CBD can be effective in the following disorders: General anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder(PTSD). Although some of these disorders are more intense than others, effective dosing may vary from person to person. CBD counteracts the fear that is causing these disorders by helping regulate receptors in the brain, directly and indirectly affecting opioid, serotonin, and adenosine levels.

Antioxidants and how they protect our cells?

Antioxidants are elements that can protect your cells against free radicals. Which may play a role in heart disease and cancer. When your body breaks down food or if you are exposed to radiation, free radicals are molecules produced. Which are not good for your health. Some antioxidant drugs have particular administration as neuroprotectants, serving to protect nerve cells against damage, degeneration, or impairment of function. Cannabidiol(CBD) is a powerful antioxidant which can prevent or treat diseases related to oxidative stress, such as neuronal hypoxia by administering a therapeutically effective amount of CBD to a subject that has a disease caused by oxidative stress.

What are terpenes and how are they beneficial to us?

Terpenes and Flavonoids found in HHF products.


• Most common terpene in the natural world.

• It may be useful for pain, inflammation, or anxiety.

• Can help retain memories more efficiently

• May help combat short term memory impairment

• Earthy piney scent, you guessed it, like a forest of pine trees

• Fun fact: Pinene can also be found in conifer trees, orange peels, turpentine, pine needles, rosemary, dill, basil, and parsley.


• Believed to provide anxiety and stress relief, uplifting mood

• Antioxidant, inflammatory properties, anti-fungal, antibacterial

• May help against stomach ulcers and gastric influx

• May help relieve heartburn

• Fruity citrus aromas

• Also found in lemon and orange rinds

• Improves absorption of other terpenes and chemical compounds by way of the skin, mucous membranes, and digestive tract


• The most common terpene in the modern commercial cannabis.

• Believed to promote calming effects.

• Also found in ylang ylang, bay, parsley, thyme, lemongrass, hops and cardamom, plus the mango fruit.

• According to a swiss study it is the most prominent terpene contained in cannabis

• Believed to have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor properties while also acting as a sedative.

• Has earthy aromas


· The only terpene known to act as a cannabinoid

· It can bind to our CB2 receptor and have anti-inflammatory effects

· Its ability to interact with our endocannabinoid system shows potential medical benefits

· Also found in rosemary, cloves, black pepper, oregano, basil, and cinnamon.

· The scent is spicy and musky with a funky profile.


· Oxygenated terpene

· Antifungal and anticoagulant

· Commonly used as a preservative in food, drugs, and cosmetics.


· Analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antifungal, antimicrobial

· Used for hundreds of years in cosmetics known for its skin healing properties

· Neuroprotectant that may help fight against Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

· Has been effective at blocking the mutagens on genetic integrity in liver cells

· Has been associated with pain relief

· Found in the chamomile flower and cannabis plant

· Known for its light, sweet, and floral aroma


· Has a sweet, earthy, and citrus aroma that is popular in perfumes

· Found in hops, kumquats, basil, mangos, lavender, orchards, and pepper.

· Deterrent for detrimental bugs like aphids.

· Ocimene may inhibit the proliferation of key enzymes helping treat symptoms of diabetes

· The essential oils of black pepper seeds, in a study, showed ocimene to have anti-oxidative properties as well as inhibit key enzymes linked to type 2 diabetes and hypertension.


· Effective anti-inflammatory and analgesic

· Acts as an appetite suppressant

Studies prove that CBD is helping dogs with arthritis?

Although few to minimal studies have been performed on humans with cannabidiol and arthritis, recent studies performed on our furry little friends are very promising for CBD helping dogs with similar arthritis found in humans. This research was led by a team at Baylor College of Medicine. Halpert and his colleges found that CBD was effective in reduced production of both inflammatory molecules and immune cells connected to arthritis. The data related to this conclusion was first performed by introducing CBD to both human and murine cells grown in the lab and in mouse models. They also found that CBD is both faster and more effective for arthritis when delivered encapsulated with liposomes. Liposomes can be used as a vehicle for administration of pharmaceutical drugs, phospholipid molecules formed artificially to help deliver substances to tissues. Currently there is no effective treatment for Arthritis in humans which is the leading cause of pain and disability in the United States. Cornell University in New York also performed a study on dogs and found results with clinical significance. 2mg of CBD twice daily can help increase comfort and activity in dogs that suffer from osteoarthritis. In this pharmacokinetics study there were no side effects reported. Once again cannabidiol(CBD) is more effective than NSAID’s causing 55% of the canine dogs to have adverse effects, especially in geriatric patients with certain comorbidities, such as gastrointestinal pathologies. The hypothesis of their study was in fact that CBD was able to safely reduce pain and increase activity in dogs with OA. This is possible through the endocannabinoid receptor system with its known role in pain modulation of inflammation.

Cannabidiol(CBD) is helping people with epilepsy?

On June 25, 2018 the Food and Drug Administration(FDA) approved a drug called Epidiolex(Cannabinol) aka CBD to treat two rare and extremely severe forms of epilepsy. These two diseases are known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. The famous Charlotte Figgy who was 5 years old and having 300 seizures a week was saved by cannabidiol, when no other pharmaceutical medicine was effective. The parents of Figgy tried everything the doctors advised them to do for years with no signs of hope. Some of the doctor prescribed medicine that nearly killed Figgy causing disruptions in her breathing patterns. After the discovery of CBD Figgy’s parents were finally able to meet their daughter for the first time. The child who was having 300 seizures a week, was now down to just one every seven days. After 2 years on a feeding tube she was now eating, talking, and walking on her own. She even had a strain named after called Charlottes Web. All of this took place while CBD was federally illegal and way before the FDA approved a CBD drug for epilepsy. Cannabidiol(CBD) is an absolute hero in many cases helping people with epilepsy.