How CBD Salve Helps With Pain

By Harvest Specialist & Warehouse Manager Evelyn R. 

As a farmer at Sunset Lake, I understand what it means to have sore, aching muscles. After a long day in the field, my muscles often seek relief. But the work must go on— and that’s why I use our CBD salve for managing pain.

Our CBD salve helps to alleviate the aches and pains that so many of us experience. Made with full-spectrum Vermont CBD, infused arnica oil, and frankincense, our CBD salve assists in reducing inflammation and helps your muscles move better so you can get to where you need to go.

What is CBD Salve?

Salves are any mixture of beeswax and oil. Salves are for topical use only and are rubbed into the skin to help with discomfort.

Why CBD Salve For Pain?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in hemp plants. CBD is being studied for its anti-inflammatory* properties and ability help soothe irritated skin. When a salve is applied topically, CBD penetrates the skin and reportedly blocks pain receptors in the body. When combined with other comforting herbs, salve can act as a powerful soother to those deep aches and pains.

What’s in Sunset Lake’s CBD Salve?

  • Full-spectrum Vermont CBD: We use a crude CBD oil— extracted via ethanol bath— in the salve. Using the oil, we ensure that the CBD is distributed throughout the product for consistent applications.

  • Organic Frankincense: Frankincense is a woody and lemony scented resin that comes from trees in the Boswellia genus. The resin has long been valued for its health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties. Particularly, the boswellic acid found in the resin is noted for its ability to limit redness and swelling in the skin.

  • Organic Jojoba oil: Surprise! Jojoba oil is actually a wax. However, due to its chemical makeup jojoba is constantly in a liquid state. As a result of the increased wax esters in jojoba it very closely resembles sebum (the oily, waxy substance produced by your skin.) Thus the jojoba oil allows for the salve to be more easily absorbed into the skin.

  • Organic Arnica: These small yellow flowers are found in dry mountain areas throughout the U.S. and globally. When applied topically they have been shown to help to ease bruising and soreness.

  • Full ingredient description HERE

How do I Use CBD Salve To Manage Pain?

Rub a small amount of the CBD Salve into the skin wherever you are experiencing discomfort. You want a thin layer of the salve to sit on your skin. It is best to apply a thin layer over the area multiple times instead of a big blob right at the beginning to give your body time to absorb it fully. We suggest waiting 30 minutes between applications however more frequent use is fine.

Ways to Increase Benefits:

You can use our CBD salve anywhere, anytime. However, heat is a great way to expedite absorption. Some ways to do this include:

  • Applying CBD salve directly after a hot shower.

  • Apply the CBD salve to an irritated area, and place a hot pad on top. Just be sure to put a barrier in between the pad and skin if you choose to use this method.

For more information on our CBD salve click HERE

Disclaimer: These post is purely for informational purposes, and should not be misconstrued as medical advice. The efficacy of CBD has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research, and CBD Salve is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any disease. 

Updated August 5, 2021


  1. Serpell, M., et al. “A Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled, Parallel Group Study of THC/CBD Spray in Peripheral Neuropathic Pain Treatment.” European Journal of Pain, no. 7, Wiley, Jan 2014, pp. 999-1012. Crossref, doi:10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00445.x.