Cheef Botanicals

CBD Cream

Cheef Botanicals Relief Salve 500mg

CBD Cream

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Cheef Botanicals’ CBD Cream comes in three different sizes: 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 2000 mg. It contains natural ingredients for fast, holistic relief. Our full spectrum CBD salve provides a soothing sensation while the CBD absorbs into your skin. This salve is perfect for athletes to use on their muscles and joints for recovery after an intense workout. Use it for muscle soreness and anywhere on the body for help with fast, effective relief!

Directions for Use:

  1. Massage onto the affected area.
  2. Gently rub cream until evenly spread, allowing for full absorption.
  3. Repeat as needed.

Active Ingredients: Candelilla Wax, Calendula Flowers, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Jojoba Oil, Fennel Essential Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil, Frankincense Essential Oil, Vitamin E, CBD Oil.

What Is CBD Cream?

CBD cream is a topical product that you can apply directly to your skin. Also referred to as “CBD balm” or “CBD gel,” you can think of it as an ointment that contains cannabidiol (CBD). Our salve combines Full Spectrum CBD and a blend of essential oils because we believe in the natural powers of high-quality hemp and simplicity.

Typically, salves are the strongest types of CBD topicals available. They have been around for thousands of years and usually contain the highest concentrations of CBD compared to other topicals. The best CBD salves are designed to penetrate deep into the muscles and surrounding tissues.

How Does CBD Cream Work?

CBD cream work like any other CBD topical. When you apply your CBD topical, it won’t enter your bloodstream as it does with smoking or with edibles. Salves are not used for internal or for systemic purposes — rather, they penetrate the skin and surrounding tissues. This is what makes them so great for external relief!

Your skin is a semi-permeable membrane, so naturally, it absorbs anything you put on it. But did you know your skin is covered with special endocannabinoid receptors? As their name suggests, these receptors specifically interact with cannabinoids, like CBD, when they come into contact with one another.

These receptors work with a large internal network called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis and regulating many of your body’s main functions. Essentially, this means your ECS is in charge of keeping your body stable and working its best!

When the CBD absorbs into your body, it interacts with the receptors in your skin, thus supporting the areas you apply it to. This is how CBD can help soothe skin, maintain proper mobility, relax your muscles, assist with the upkeep of general wellness, and so much more.

Can You Use CBD Cream For Pain Relief?

If you’ve ever researched CBD, you should be familiar with its wide range of benefits. CBD salves can be particularly useful for application on localized aches or other areas of discomfort. The salve’s cannabinoids spread out evenly over the specific area when applied and penetrate the skin to help provide calming relief. Here are some examples of why people prefer to use CBD topical salves!


Many people prefer using a salve with CBD oils because it offers almost instant relief. Some people claim they can feel it immediately after contact! Typically, you can expect to feel the effects of CBD salve within 15 minutes of application; these effects usually last from 2 to 4 hours.

Target Specific Areas:

Topical CBD products, like CBD salves, are different from other CBD consumption methods because they allow you to apply cannabinoids directly to the skin or affected area. You can administer most CBD products by mouth, and they work throughout the body after being metabolized. Topicals are easy; just rub some on when and where it’s needed.

Maximum Strength:

CBD salves are designed with strength in mind! In general, CBD relief salves are the strongest kind of CBD topical. Though all of our formulas are potent, we carry three different strengths. No matter which you choose, the cannabidiol extract in each may help support your body’s overall wellbeing via the application of CBD to the desired areas.

Full Spectrum Benefits:

Our CBD Relief Salve contains full spectrum CBD oil. This full spectrum product offers high concentrations of CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids. Full spectrum CBD products also contain many terpenes and flavonoids.

When you use full spectrum products, the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids work together to increase the product’s overall efficiency. Researchers refer to this as the “entourage effect.” Simply put, this effect occurs when naturally occurring cannabinoids are all present, which means that they work better while together.

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Cheef Botanicals CBD Cream: Strength & Potencies

Did you know that CBD salves come in different strengths or potency levels? That’s right! As the concentration of CBD increases in salves, you can expect the product’s strength to increase, too. While some companies only offer one strength of salve, at Cheef Botanicals, our CBD Relief Salve comes in three different potency levels.

We want your wellness routine to be as catered to your body’s needs as possible, so we offer a wider salve range than most brands. Keep reading along with us to learn which salve is best for you!

CBD Salve 500 mg (Regular Strength)

If it’s your first time trying a full spectrum CBD salve (or CBD in general), then Regular Strength is likely the right strength level for you. This strength level is great for beginners because it’ll allow you to see how well your body tolerates CBD!

Regular Strength salve is also great for those looking for much milder relief. Perhaps you’re feeling a little sore from yesterday’s hike in Runyon Canyon, or maybe you slept a little funny, and your neck feels slightly out of whack. A little Regular Strength CBD salve can go a long way in helping you feel more you again, so you can focus on feeling ready to take on the day ahead of you instead!

CBD Salve 1000 mg (Extra Strength)

Looking for a more potent experience? We suggest trying out an Extra Strength salve. Our Extra Strength is great for more seasoned CBD consumers. You can also purchase a higher strength salve if you’re looking to save a little money — rather than buying a couple of 500 mg jars, buying a single jar of 1000 mg salve may last you a bit longer if you’re looking to apply less.

Extra Strength is great for seasoned athletes who may feel regularly sore from intense workouts or those who struggle from sore joints. If your job involves regular manual labor, or if you’re generally pretty active, you may want to try out Extra Strength over Regular.

CBD Salve 2000 mg (Maximum Strength)

In need of more serious relief? Our 2000 mg CBD Relief Salve is Maximum Strength! It can help ease more intense aches or soreness for those recovering from serious ailments. Whether you’re still recuperating from past afflictions or are looking for a better night’s sleep after treatment, Maximum Strength is our highest potency. This strength level can help provide you with the extra calm you’re searching for.

Important Note: Our products are not meant to replace professional medical advice or care, prescription medications, or other treatments. Please see your healthcare provider or other licensed medical professional if you have any questions about using CBD or other cannabis products.

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Ingredients In Our CBD Cream For Pain

Aside from CBD, did you know that Cheef Botanicals’ CBD Relief Salve contains many other beneficial ingredients to help support your wellness? We carefully formulated our salve to contain waxes, essential oils, and other natural compounds that complement the benefits of CBD and further bolster your overall wellbeing. Our purpose in doing this is so you’ll have the most effective experience — let’s learn more about why we’ve chosen each ingredient together!

Candelilla (Calendula) Wax

Candelilla wax, or calendula wax, is a natural raw material often used as a thickening agent in products. It’s similar to beeswax but is vegan-friendly since it comes from the Candelilla shrub and is vegetable-based. It also works as a great binding material since it mixes well with both water-based and oil-based ingredients.

This wax is smooth in consistency and helps make many products’ finishes creamy and buttery. Because it’s so smooth, it’s also often hailed for its skin protective properties. It’s great for helping skin retain moisture and very effective at keeping it from drying or cracking. And since it’s natural, it’s even safe enough to eat — in 2012, the EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) approved it for safe use in food products.

Vitamin E

You’ve likely heard of vitamin E before — this vitamin is in many different foods. But did you know it’s an incredibly powerful antioxidant? This means that it can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are unstable molecules that can cause damage to your cells and have been linked to several health conditions.

Vitamin E is a fat-soluble compound, which means it dissolves in fats and oils. It can also add another layer of protection for your skin when used topically and can help prevent products from oxidizing. This means that products containing vitamin E may last longer than others!

Candelilla Flowers

The candelilla plant is a small, shrubby member of the Euphorbia genus. It’s native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States and is best known for its use in making waxes (like the Candelilla wax mentioned above!). Candelilla flowers are also a great source of natural dyes.

The plant produces small, yellow flowers that have been used traditionally in Mexican folk medicine to treat a variety of medical ailments. These include gastritis, diarrhea, constipation, liver problems, and even menstrual cramps.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is a type of plant oil derived from olives. It’s one of the world’s oldest oils and has been used for culinary and cosmetic purposes for centuries. It contains a lot of monounsaturated fats, also known as “healthy” fats. These fats can help lower bad cholesterol levels and help maintain good heart health. It’s also high in antioxidants, which can help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals, similar to vitamin E.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is another type of plant oil that’s been used for centuries, both for culinary and cosmetic purposes. It’s made from the fruit of coconuts and is high in saturated fats. Unlike other oils mostly composed of unsaturated fats, coconut oil is about 50% saturated fat.

Saturated fats have gotten a bad reputation in recent years, but not all saturated fats are equal. The saturated fat in coconut oil is called medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT is a type of saturated fat that metabolizes differently than other saturated fats: the body absorbs MCT, metabolizes it quickly, and uses it as an energy source.

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Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a type of plant oil derived from the jojoba plant. This plant is native to Southern Arizona, Southern California, and Northern Mexico and was traditionally used by Native Americans. They used it for various purposes, including as a food source and for help with skin ailments.

The main use of jojoba oil today is in cosmetics. It’s often used as a carrier oil, meaning it’s used to dilute other oils or active ingredients before they’re applied to the skin. Jojoba oil is similar to sebum, the oil that our skin produces naturally.

Did You Know? Jojoba oil is a great topical choice for those with oily skin! When your skin is oily, it’s usually because it’s overproducing oil to make your skin less dry. By adding a non-comedogenic oil to your skincare routine (like jojoba), your skin won’t have to overproduce oil! Eventually, your skin will stop overproducing, causing you to have a more “normal skin type.”

Fennel Essential Oil

This essential oil comes from fennel plant seeds. This plant is native to the Mediterranean region and is well known for its use as a cooking ingredient and a component in herbal medicine. The oil has a sweet, anise-like scent and is used in various ways.

Fennel oil has many benefits, including aiding in proper digestion, helping to relieve discomfort, and more. It’s also been traditionally used to treat menstrual cramps and other female health issues. When used topically, essential fennel oil can help to soothe the skin and maintain overall skin health.

Peppermint Essential Oil

Native to Europe and North America, this essential oil comes from the leaves of the peppermint plant. Like fennel oil, peppermint oil has also been used in the kitchen and herbal medicine for hundreds of years. Old, preserved records show it was even used in Ancient Rome, Greece, and Egypt!

The oil has a refreshing, minty scent and is hailed for its calming and cooling properties. Peppermint essential oil is helpful for a wide variety of issues since it contains menthol, which is known to help soothe and relax tense muscles. When used topically, peppermint oil can help to soothe the skin and provide a refreshing, chilly sensation.

Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense essential oil comes from the hardened resin of the Boswellia tree. This tree is native to the Middle East and North Africa. It exclusively grows in these regions, making frankincense a prized ingredient. The oil has a woodsy, earthy scent and is often used in aromatherapy, perfumes and colognes, and incense.

It’s been traditionally used to treat many health issues, ranging from gut health to women’s health. Frankincense oil is also said to have anti-swelling properties and the ability to support your body’s natural defenses. When used topically, frankincense oil can help soothe and rejuvenate tired skin.

Are There Any Side Effects of CBD Topical Cream?

Topical CBD — such as our CBD Relief Salve — is generally well-tolerated by most individuals. It has been extensively tested on humans in clinical trials and is popularly used for potential benefits. Though the FDA has not given an official ruling on CBD, there is no evidence that CBD is harmful to humans.

There is also no known toxic dose of CBD, and there have been no reports of any people or animals overdosing on it, either. That said, everyone’s skin is different, and some skin may react differently to certain products. If you have sensitive skin, you may want to consult your physician before trying out any CBD topicals. If your skin becomes irritated or any rash develops, stop applying the product and consult your physician.

Can CBD Cream Get Me High?

Since CBD is not psychoactive, it will not make you high, unlike products high in THC (like those derived from marijuana). This holds especially true with CBD topicals, as they’re only applied to your skin. CBD topicals only penetrate the epidermal layer — because of this, they don’t interact with your ECS and will not enter your bloodstream. Instead, the CBD connects and interacts with receptors within your skin cells and pores to promote external wellness.

Is CBD Cream Legal?

Yes, CBD salves are federally legal as long as they’re hemp-derived and contain 0.3% Delta 9 THC or less. Any product containing over this 0.3% threshold is considered marijuana-derived and is not federally legal to sell or purchase. Approved, nonprescription CBD products will always come from hemp plants.

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How To Use CBD Cream

Applying CBD salve is even easier than you think! Simply choose your preferred strength, and apply a thin layer to any external areas that feel discomfort. Wash your hands after applying, and allow the layer to absorb into your skin and dry. Feel free to apply again as needed or when you begin to feel the effects fading away.

Things To Avoid When Using CBD Cream

Though CBD salves can be very beneficial to your body, there are a few things you should try to avoid when applying them to ensure you have the best experience. Be sure to:

  • Avoid getting salve in your eyes or mouth.
  • Never ingest CBD salve. Like with most other things, ingesting CBD products usually isn’t a great idea unless they are products that are intended to be eaten (like CBD gummies).
  • Avoid applying it on or near your genitals.

Remember that CBD salve is only intended for external use — you should never use it internally. If you’re looking for a solution for internal pain relief, we suggest reaching out to your doctor. A healthcare provider can give you professional advice or treatment.

CBD Cream vs. CBD Lotion

Though CBD salve and CBD lotion are both CBD topicals, they have unique purposes. CBD salves are usually geared towards helping soreness or general discomfort. On the other hand, CBD lotions (or “CBD creams”) aim to help maintain skin health and wellness.

CBD cream or lotion can be great for:

  • Moisturizing the skin on your hands and body
  • Preventing dry, cracked skin by helping to keep your skin hydrated
  • Softening your skin
  • Making you smell extra good, with delectable scents like Cucumber Melon and Orange Bliss
  • Helping you relax at the start or end of your day

To learn more about Cheef Botanicals’ CBD Body Lotion or any of our other CBD topicals, check out our Shop!

Why Is Cheef Botanical’s CBD Cream The Best CBD Cream?

As leaders in the hemp industry, there are many reasons why we think you should choose Cheef Botanicals! To start, we only extract our CBD from premium, American-grown hemp and use the cleanest extraction methods to ensure you get the most potent, high-quality experience. We only use natural ingredients in our products, too — all of our products are free of GMOs, dairy, and gluten and are suitable for vegans to use.

After formulating all our hemp-derived CBD products, we send them for testing in third-party labs. These labs test for both potency and quality! After the labs finish, they send us Certificates of Analysis (COAs) affirming that our products are as good and strong as we intend. We publish these lab reports on our site because we believe in the importance of transparency, too!

Along with having a wide product range, we also offer a ton of perks to our customers! If you’re a regular shopper or looking to buy products more frequently, we offer 25% off our subscription services so that you can get the most bang for your buck. And if you change your mind about a product? We have a 30-day money-back guarantee if you’re not satisfied with your order for any reason.

Have any questions about CBD or our services or policies? At Cheef Botanicals, we also have a great live customer service team ready to answer all your questions and help with any of your concerns. Our customer service hours are as follows:

  • Monday through Friday, 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (PST)
  • Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 am to 2:00 pm (PST)
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Is Shipping Free for All Orders?

No, we offer free shipping for every order that’s $80 or more. After your order processes, you can expect to receive your products within 1 to 3 business days.

Want to receive your CBD product even sooner? Our standard and expedited shipping options will deliver even quicker, so you can get your products as soon as you need them.

Where Do You Ship CBD Salve?

Cheef Botanicals strives to deliver the best CBD products to your door no matter where you live in the United States! We ship to all 50 states and ship our CBD topicals to all major cities, including:

  • Los Angeles, California
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • New York, New York
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • San Diego, California
  • Seattle, Washington
  • Detroit, Michigan
  • Houston, Texas
  • Denver, Colorado
  • And many more!

We make our salve from 100% industrial hemp, and it always contains the legal amount of D9 THC (0.3% or less). That said, state laws sometimes conflict with federal law. Since these regulations shift often, we always suggest researching your state’s restrictions before purchasing any hemp-derived CBD products.

Have more questions about CBD legality? Visit this FAQs page we wrote to learn more.

Share Your Experience with Cheef Botanicals!

We highly encourage all our customers to share their experiences with others! We want to know what you loved, what you wish was better, and even about your shipping and customer service experiences. We’re proud to have so many positive reviews and testimonials on Trust Pilot and the BBB and continue to work hard to make sure our customers stay happy!

To learn more about why we’re so widely loved, check out all of the verified reviews of our products. And while you’re at it, give us a try, too! We’re confident that you won’t be disappointed, or your money back is guaranteed.

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