A Beginner’s Guide to Strength of Hope, Part Two: CBD Topicals


Topicals: CBD Cream, CBD Balm, CBD Spray, CBD Rub, CBD Roll-On

In the last few years, a plethora of CBD information has appeared on the internet. An explosion of products has become available on the market, all with different uses and varieties of CBD. As a beginner to CBD, it can be hard to know the good from the bad, and what the difference between hemp oil, CBD oil, and hemp seed oil is in the first place. Once you have that sorted out, it can be even more difficult to figure out exactly what each product is and what to use for your particular concerns.

At Strength of Hope, we believe in our premium hemp CBD oil, processed and blended in a wholesome and helpful way for our customers. We put every product through third-party testing to ensure purity and potency and provide this information on our website at the bottom of each product page.

If you are a beginner to CBD, you might be asking yourself what we offer, and which product is right for you? We’ll be going into that in this blog. If you are looking for some guidance and a quick overview of our Strength of Hope CBD products as well as how to use them, you’ve come to the right place.

This blog is part two in a two-part series. The first blog covers tinctures and mints, which offer more of a full-body experience. This particular blog covers our CBD topicals, which may be used for blemishes and joint and muscle soreness. Our topicals are available in several iterations for different possible use cases and include; CBD balm, CBD Cream, CBD Spray, CBD Rub, and CBD Roll-On form.

Is CBD Safe?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is generally safe and well-tolerated in humans, and no physical dependence effects have been reported. Much more research is needed into the long-term side effects of CBD. If you would like more information about CBD, possible side effects, and medication interactions, please visit the FDA’s website, or speak to your doctor.

There is active research by the FDA and others currently looking into CBD safety. Although there are still gaps in knowledge, this study does a deep dive into various conditions and research around CBD safety in different contexts.


CBD Cream

CBD Cream Basics

Strength of Hope CBD Cream is a relief to have on hand for those with dry, itchy skin, tired, achy joints, and muscle soreness. Our CBD cream packs a double punch of CBD and Arnica and soaks deep into the targeted areas.

Each one-ounce bottle of CBD cream comes with 250 mg CBD per bottle. CBD Cream is blended with Shea Olein, Coconut Oil, Cocoa Butter, Menthol, Beeswax, Hemp Extract, Arnica, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Vitamin E.

CBD Cream Use Cases

Users of topicals have reported looking for:

  • Targeted/topical relief
  • Relief for Muscle and joint tenderness and discomfort
  • Better Sleep
  • Skin hydration

Our CBD Cream is often used to help with muscle soreness, tenderness, and skin hydration needs. By soothing tense areas of the body, it may also lead to a better night's sleep. Try it next time you have a sore neck, shoulder, back, or other tension.

CBD Cream Application for Beginners

Our CBD Cream is excellent for new users and incredibly helpful for those opposed to taking CBD by mouth. Unlike our CBD mints and CBD oil, our CBD cream is intended for relief close to the areas where the cream is applied.

CBD Cream can be used all over the body, as needed. Begin by applying directly to the desired area by hand, rubbing into the skin. Wait fifteen minutes and repeat. If desired, you can also apply a third time after 30 to 45 minutes.

Repeat application of CBD Cream as necessary to soothe skin and help dissolve away tension. We recommend applying our CBD Cream after a hot bath or shower as the combination of heat followed by cream can be even more relaxing. Want to learn more? Read a detailed blog about our CBD Cream here. 


CBD Balm

CBD Balm Basics

Strength of Hope CBD Balm is incredible for those with an active lifestyle. You can pack it for before and after the gym, for the office, or keep it at home for nighttime or daytime application. Each one-ounce package of CBD Balm comes with either 100 mg CBD with Peppermint and Arnica, 250 mg CBD with Peppermint or Lavender & Tea Tree, or 500 mg CBD with Peppermint. CBD Balm is, like all our products, THC-free and sourced from naturally grown hemp.

CBD Balm Use Cases

Users of topicals have reported looking for:

  • Targeted/topical relief
  • Relief for Muscle and Joint Tenderness and Discomfort
  • Better Sleep
  • Skin hydration

Our CBD Balm is our longest lasting topical. It’s excellent to apply in the morning for muscle relief and tension throughout your workday or at night to help promote a relaxing night’s sleep. The rich formula improves skin hydration, the CBD sinking deep into the skin.

CBD Balm Application for Beginners

CBD Balm is intended for use in the body areas that require the most attention and see the most use. According to our customers, it is particularly helpful for tension in the neck, back, knees, and shoulders.

For best effects, apply CBD Balm to desired areas and rub in well by hand. Wait 15 minutes and repeat. If needed, wait for an additional 30 to 45 minutes and apply for the third time. Repeat as necessary.

Our CBD Balm is also our longest-lasting topical and is excellent for everyone, from computer workers to those with more physically demanding jobs. Strength of Hope CBD Balm, when applied as directed, can last up to 6 hours.

CBD Spray

CBD Spray Basics

Strength of Hope CBD Oil Spray is a fast-acting pain-relieving mist that is great for on-the-go. Each one-ounce bottle comes with 100 mg of CBD hemp oil. Our premium CBD Oil is blended with MCT coconut oil and high-quality essential oils and plant extracts. Included in the blend are Peppermint, Geranium, Eucalyptus, Frankincense, Arnica, and Vitamin E.

CBD Spray Use Cases

Users of topicals have reported looking for:

  • Skin, muscle, and joint soreness relief
  • Better Sleep
  • Relief from insect bites and minor burns
  • CBD massage oil

Our CBD Spray is a different kind of experience from the other types of topicals listed here. It is made for skin-soothing and hydrating benefits, which means it may help with minor burns such as sunburn, dry skin, or even a relaxing CBD massage. The spray function also makes this CBD topical hands-free, making it a no-mess and convenient solution. Relief is just a few sprays away.


CBD Spray Application for Beginners

Strength of Hope CBD Spray is excellent for many areas of the body but is most convenient for areas of the body that are hard to get to, such as the neck, the shoulders, and the back. It’s also great for those looking for a little extra hydration as the days grow colder.

To apply, simply spray the affected area with CBD Spray. If applying to the face, always spray on soft, clean cloth first and apply. Wait fifteen minutes and repeat.

Wait an additional 30 to 45 minutes and apply a third time. Our CBD Spray can be used 3-4 times a day as needed and is terrific for your skin. Want to learn more about CBD Spray? Read the detailed blog about our CBD Spray here.  

CBD Roll-On

CBD Roll-On Basics

Our Strength of Hope CBD Roll-On is one of the smoothest, simplest ways to sink hemp deep into the skin. It is wonderful for tension headaches, absorbs quickly, and is also great for a busy lifestyle as it is easily stashed in backpacks, purses, or in the car. It comes in two different strengths with a choice of essential oil blends. These blends include 100 mg CBD with Arnica, Lavender, and Tea Tree, 300 mg CBD with Lavender and Tea Tree, and 300 mg CBD with Peppermint.

CBD Roll-On Use Cases

Users of topicals have reported looking for:

  • Targeted/topical relief
  • Relief for Muscle and Joint Tenderness and Discomfort
  • Better Sleep
  • Skin hydration

Our CBD Roll-On is a simple way to find relief with just a few quick swipes of the applicator. Our Roll-On is moisturizing for the face, hands, and body, and comes in two different strengths: 100 and 300 mg CBD per 10 ml or 15 ml bottle.

CBD Roll-On Application for Beginners

Our CBD Roll-On is one of our smoothest applying CBD Topicals; it glides on without effort. The design of the roll-on applicator makes reaching hard to reach areas much more accessible.

To apply, roll on directly and rub in. Wait fifteen minutes and repeat. If needed, wait 30 minutes and apply for the third time.

The CBD Roll-On can be used throughout the day and night as needed. The essential oils included, such as lavender, tea tree, and peppermint, add a touch of aromatherapy to the experience.



CBD Rub Basics

Strength of Hope’s CBD Rub is intended for people on the move, whether with kids, in the service industry, or because of an athletic lifestyle. With a double-punch of CBD with the added hot and cold sensation of menthol, our rub may help our customers find relief for their muscle tension.

This product is great to stuff in a gym bag for pre and post-workout and rubs on dry, so you don't need to worry about getting oils on your clothes. The menthol added to our CBD rub is subtle compared to many mentholated products, so the scent-sensitive can rest easy.

Each 1 oz container of Strength of Hope CBD  Rub comes with 250 mg of power-packed CBD. Our CBD hemp oil is then blended with Menthol, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter, Peppermint, Tea Tree, and Vitamin E.

CBD Rub Use Cases

Users of topicals have reported looking for:

  • Something easy to use, that smells wonderful and spreads smoothly, and targets specifically
  • Relief from muscle and joint soreness from excessive workouts or heavy lifting
  • Better Sleep

CBD Rub Application for Beginners

Our CBD Rub comes in a container that is easy to rub on and apply throughout the day without getting any on your hands. It’s also a cinch to put on before or after the gym!

To apply, begin by thoroughly rubbing the applicator directly onto the problem area. Wait fifteen minutes before applying any additional CBD rub. If needed, wait thirty minutes and apply another time.

Our CBD rub is gentle on the skin and brings the hot/cold sensation of menthol to the CBD experience. Feel free to use throughout the day as needed.

Which CBD Topical Will You Choose?

Which CBD topical is your favorite? Let us know on Facebook; we’d love to hear from you! Still not sure what to choose? Check out part one of this blog for our CBD Oil, CBD Pet Oil, and CBD Mints. Our topicals and our tinctures also work wonderfully together!


Talk to your Doctor

We always recommend our customers speak with their doctor or vet before the use of CBD. Keep in mind the following disclaimer: The products represented herein are not intended for use by or sale to persons under the age of 18. The products represented contain a total delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol concentration not exceeding 0.3 percent on a dry-weight basis pursuant to the requirements of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018. The products represented on this site are not FDA approved to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. It is recommended you consult with a healthcare professional before using any Hemp Extract products. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms & Conditions. Keep out of reach of children. Void Where Prohibited By Law. Warning: The FDA does not recommend hemp extract products for use while pregnant; YOU MUST CONSULT YOUR PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING THESE PRODUCTS IF YOU ARE PREGNANT.