Smell (Irrelevant to effects)
When opening the screw-on cap of CBDistillery CBDol 500mg Relief Stick, we were pleasantly surprised at the light and botanical scent. As opposed to other topical relief rubs that typically have an overwhelmingly icy aroma, this relief stick smells slightly sweet and minty. The scent reflects the wholesome natural ingredients including menthol, peppermint, ginger, and vanilla.
Taste (Irrelevant to effects)
We did not taste this product, and do not recommend ingesting this topical product.
This relief stick has a unique, solid consistency that gives it convenience points for those applying this topical to combat pain. This CBDol relief stick, which is similar to a twist-up deodorant or lip balm stick, features coconut oil, beeswax, and other natural oils in solid form at room temperature. The relief stick melts with skin contact, making it easy and mess-free to apply a thin layer wherever needed.
The texture feels smooth, but not greasy on the skin. The product took around 20 minutes to absorb completely and feel its effects.
Effects (Onset, Duration, Intensity)
The first time we applied the CBDol Relief Stick was just after a shower. With more forethought, we would have liked to dry off more since the oil didn’t apply well to slightly dampened skin. After discovering this error, we found that the relief stick applied more evenly to dry clean skin.
We found it relatively easy to use the applicator stick to cover larger areas of skin. Our first application with this CBDol Relief Stick was to the entire back, neck, and shoulder region which was sore from the previous day’s workout. We noticed the light tingling effects of the menthol, peppermint, and other essential oils.
Immediately, we felt a slight sensation of some tension being lifted from our muscles. As time passed, there was a strong cooling effect comparable to the “icy” part of icy hot. The effects of this tingling, cooling sensation were prominent and worked well to ease the discomfort. The positive effects continued to increase for about 20 minutes while we simultaneously (and gently) stretched the aching areas. Within 20 minutes, we experienced nearly complete relief, presumably from the CBD taking full effect.
Overall, this CBD topical brought pain from a 6 to a 2 on a pain scale of 0-10. (0 being no pain felt at all and 10 being the most pain felt.) Range of motion seemed to increase back to normal and we only felt slight discomfort in the shoulders and neck when fully extending our arms above our head. Soreness began to return after about 4 hours, which a reapplication quickly relieved.
Another product reviewee wanted to test this product on a different area. This time the CBDol Relief Stick would be used to combat aching, arthritic knees elbows, and wrists. He noted that the applicator stick made it easy to apply this topical, despite the soreness in his wrists and hands.
The effects were similar each time, though he waited slightly longer to feel complete relief (waiting about 35 minutes). Our second tester noted that this topical would “work well on its own for mild to moderate pain” but found that an additional tincture was necessary with layer applications when the pain and inflammation felt worse.
Overall, we were impressed with the fast-acting effects and smooth consistency of this relief stick, and consider it useful both on its own and as part of a multi-faceted CBD regimen.
Best used for
Topical CBD can be useful for a range of ailments but the formulation of this CBDol Relief Stick makes it a great option for combating aches and inflammation in the muscles and joints.
CBD can be used alone to help combat these symptoms but the inclusion of peppermint, ginger, menthol, and spearmint make this product a go-to for fast topical relief. Examples of where this topical may be useful include combating arthritis, pain and inflammation due to injury. It may be useful for supporting athletic recovery or as part of a more complex CBD routine for combating pain due to chronic illness, such as multiple sclerosis or other neuropathic conditions.
Best used with (Complimentary Product)
This topical worked well on its own for mild to moderate pain and swelling, but we’d recommend a combination of CBD products for easing extreme discomfort. CBD topicals frequently pair well with long-lasting, systemic CBD products such as CBD tinctures.
CBDistillery offers a variety of systemic products that can help support this topical in achieving complete relief. Their Full Spectrum Tincture Oil or Full Spectrum Softgels would be a great addition.
This CBDol Relief Stick contains 500mg of CBD and is listed at $40 on CBDistillery’s website. You will be paying $0.08 per milligram of CBD for this high-quality topical, which is extraordinarily low compared to many other topical products. For instance, Earth Medicine’s Recover MicroCBD Muscle and Joint Gel costs between $0.18 and $0.20 per milligram of CBD depending on which size you purchase.
Almost every viable CBD brand has at least one topical product to offer which means there are alternatives if this product doesn’t seem like the best fir. However, this CBDol Relief Stick easily tops our charts for convenience and efficacy. We enjoy the smell and smooth texture comparatively to other topics. If you prefer something different (perhaps a creamier application), you may consider trying SeaBeDee Muscle and Joint Relief Cream.
CBDistillery CBDol Relief Stick 500 mg CBD
Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract
Lab Tested 0% THC
Net wt 2.2oz (62.4G)
Natural farming practices
Non-GMO hemp oil
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera), Sweet Almond Oil (Prunus Dulcis), Sunflower Oil (Helianthus Annuus), Avocado Oil (Persea Americana), Bees Wax (Cera Alba), SD Alcohol, Menthol, Menthyl Lactate, Candelilla Wax (Euphorbia Cerifera Core de Candelilla), Safflower Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius) Shea Butter (Vitellaria Paradoxa), Glycerin (Vegetable), Menthyl Ethylamido Oxalate, Menthone Glycerin Acetal, Vitamin E (Mixed Natural Tocopherols), MCT Oil (Medium Chain Triglycerides), Spearmint Leaf Oil (Mentha Viridian), Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract (Aerial Parts), Ginger Oil (Zingiber Officinale), Peppermint Oil (Mentha Piperita), Vanilla (Planifolia Extract)
Massage liberally onto desired area until fully absorbed. Repeat as needed.
Not for oral consumption.
Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.