Topicals vs Edibles
CBD topicals undergo a very different process when used than consumables, or edibles. Edibles must be metabolized in order for the body to benefit. Topicals do not actually enter the bloodstream, unless it is a transdermal patch designed to pass through the outer layers of skin. Much like using rubbing alcohol doesn’t increase our blood alcohol levels due to its inability to transverse the outer layer of skin, cannabinoids like CBD, and even THC, cannot enter our blood to get metabolized. This means for the most part it is safe to use topicals even with very low amounts of THC like Broad and Full Spectrum CBD Oil. We say for the most part because there are still ways to get THC into your system even if you are using topicals.
Taking a bath shortly after applying topicals with any THC, namely, Broad and Full Spectrum CBD.
Wear gloves when applying topicals with THC to avoid any contamination of your bloodstream.
Do not touch your eyes, mouth or other permeable areas after touching or applying topicals with any THC.
Do not use transdermal patches with any THC as they are specially designed to pass through your skin and will enter your bloodstream.
If you have been or want to use Broad Spectrum or even Full Spectrum topicals, the chances of it being detected in your system is very, very low since first off, the THC amount is low in CBD products, but secondly, even if they do manage to make their way into your bloodstream via one of the methods above, it is likely to be lower than the test detect. While we do not recommend Broad or Full Spectrum topicals to those who fear failing a drug test, if that is your preferred CBD type, you really do not need to worry as much as you might think. But when it doubt, keep it out.