The Ultimate Guide To Topicals

The Ultimate Guide To Topicals Blog
Effects That Are More Than Skin Deep


Why are topicals great? They are an excellent way to get the pain-easing benefits of cannabis without getting high. Formulated in-house, these soothing treatments are infused with cannabis for profound relaxation – helping to relieve the body of discomfort – and moisturization—an added bonus. Apply Insa topicals to the skin for fast-acting physical improvement. We talk about all this and more in The Ultimate Guide to Topicals below. 

What is a topical? How does a topical work?

The Ultimate Guide to Topicals would be incomplete without an explanation first of how topicals work. Topicals are a product that has a very familiar base, such as a lotion or cream. This base is infused with a cannabis concentrate. There are many kinds of topicals such as lotions, lip balm, bath bombs, and personal lubricants. Once applied to the skin, the topical is trapped in your lipid layer; it doesn’t go into the blood system.

Do topicals REALLY work? 

Yes, they really can work! THC and CBD topical products have been shown to be excellent choices for many patients and customers. 

What are the benefits of using a topical? 

According to Leafwell, topicals can have many benefits for users including overall relief in pain and inflammation, a reduction in acne, anti-aging qualities for skin, migraine pain relief, alleviating cancer-related neuropathic pain, a reduction in eczema and psoriasis, moisturizing the skin, alleviating symptoms related to neurological disorders, increased sexual pleasure, aiding in wound healing, and more.

How do you use a topical? 

For use, apply the topical until the entire desired area is covered; usually, every 3 hours as needed is a great start. If you find that you want to apply more before or after that 3-hour window, feel free to do so. Topicals can be considered a “use as you need” cannabis product, especially since it’s not intoxicating. 

How long does a topical take to work? 

Topicals typically take up to 15 minutes at most to start working. These fast-acting effects are one reason why topicals are popular with users! 

What are the effects of topicals? Do topicals get you high? Will they show up on a drug test?

Lotions or salves do not get you high. A topical product can have a lot of THC in it, and you still will not get high from it due to how your body absorbs it. Why have THC in the product if it doesn’t get you high? THC has been known to work wonders for easing pain, even in topical form. Depending on the test’s sensitivity and the application’s frequency and location, THC from topically applied cannabis may show up on a drug test. 

How strong are topicals? 

There are tons of cannabinoids, the active ingredients of cannabis, in Insa tinctures. For example, each jar or lotion has at least 400mg! This high amount of cannabinoids can offer a great deal of relief. Remember, as with all cannabis products, check the label before use, as the amount of THC depends on the cannabinoid ratio. The ratio of CBD to THC that you should choose depends primarily on your desired effects. 

Which topical is right for me? What’s the difference? 

The Ultimate Guide To Topicals must include the different types of topicals and describe the differences! 

1:1 Insa Kalee Lotion

The Insa Kalee lotion has a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC. For pain relief, the lotion has gotten great feedback from customers. Our 1:1 lotion is reported to work for sore muscles and target pain, such as tenderness from arthritis.

20:1 Insa Kalee Salve

The Insa Kalee salve (pronounced “sav”) has a 20:1 ratio of CBD to THC. Our 20:1 salve is geared more toward skin repair, so it’s known for helping with conditions like eczema. The salve has been reported to also be great for sore muscles at the end of the day.

In Conclusion…

These different formulations are known to be good for different things, and some people respond more strongly to either CBD or THC. It doesn’t stop there. Users have said Kalee lotions and salves not only help with pain and eczema, but have also been known to relieve the symptoms of sunburns, psoriasis, and even bug bites. Although it’s usually reported that the lotion is good for pain relief and the salve is good for skin conditions; if you’ve found that the 20:1 can be better for your pain and 1:1 can be better for skin conditions, that’s completely normal. It all depends on the person and how their body responds to the cannabinoids in the products.


Topicals are great to give as gifts for those over 21 in Massachusetts. They are beginner-friendly, and as they are not intoxicating, they are popular with a wide range of people, from marathon runners to grandmothers.


Finished reading The Ultimate Guide to Topicals and still want expert help deciding which topical is right for you? Call our customer service team at 877-500-INSA or stop in-store to speak to a knowledgeable associate.

You can learn more about topicals here.


*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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