The Best CBD Creams

The 10 Best CBD Creams in 2022

When it comes to CBD, one of the easiest ways that I have found to find quality products, is quite literally just searching “The Best CBD [insert product here]”, and when talking with us on the phone we often verbally go through the list of our best and favorite products. I thought it was about time that I sat down and wrote down what I tell customers in the store and on the phone all the time: what the best CBD creams are as of this year.

Because I struggle so much with chronic pain and inflammation, CBD creams, salves, and other topicals are an essential part of how I function as a person. If you struggle with pain too, you know that sometimes it can be extremely hard to just be a person with a good quality of life. However, not every CBD cream is the best CBD cream for every person and sometimes, topicals aren’t the right fit at all. That’s why I thought a list of 10 of my favorites was a good fit to allow you to pick from many options and based on my personal experiences. So here it goes – my own personal top 10.

The GWL Best CBD Creams

  1. Endoca CBD Hemp Salve 
  2. Hemplucid CBD and CBDa Body Cream
  3. Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm
  4. Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel
  5. Bluebird Botanicals Hemp Sport Lotion
  6. Green Roads Muscle and Joint Heat Relief
  7. cbdMD Freeze Roll On
  8. Lazarus Naturals CBD Lotion 
  9. Papa & Barkley CBD Releaf Body Oil
  10. Empower Topical CBD Relief Lotion

Our Criteria For This List

How did these creams, salves, and roll-ons make the list? I have used them for my own personal pain and ranked the topicals in order of the relief I found. I also took into account the cost, product variations, and the relief that customers have told me that they did, or did not, find when using all of our topicals. These are the CBD creams that I find myself reaching for the most, buying the most, and complaining when I run out of the most.

These are our top selling products in both our retail store and online with brands that are our most popular, even outside of topicals. We have carried each of these products for years, have had working relationships with the brands for years, and trust both the quality of the products and the relief offered to our customers. These are by far the best CBD pain relief creams I have used, and we try products that we don’t carry all the time. I am constantly on the hunt for better products, and this solid list of 10 lab tested, quality products have never disappointed me.

#1 Brand: Endoca

Endoca CBD SalveThere are so many great reasons to choose Endoca for your CBD oil needs. Endoca products are 100% certified organic. Endoca is a family-run company, so great care is taken in ensuring transparency and product quality. Endoca is a privately owned company and profits are diverted back into research and development instead of being handed out to shareholders. All Endoca products are also kept as close to the natural hemp plant as possible to ensure you’re getting the full benefits that hemp has to offer. As one of the oldest CBD companies in the industry, Endoca has built a long standing reputation on quality and transparency. They are a brand you can trust.

#2 Brand: Hemplucid

Hemplucid CBD CBDa Body CreamHemplucid’s CBD products are some of the best on the market for many different reasons. Hemplucid uses an extraction method that produces an ultra-refined full-spectrum extract. Hemplucid also selectively breeds their hemp strains to produce hemp plants that are rich in terpenes with a high CBD concentration. All Hemplucid products are produced from certified organic hemp and Hemplucid adheres to a strict set of quality standards that either matches or exceeds state and federal regulations. Hemplucid’s CBD oil products are some of the strongest and highest-quality products available. If you decide to choose a Hemplucid CBD product to be part of your daily wellness routine, we think you’ll have made a good choice.

#3 Brand: Lazarus

Lazarus CBD Lotions and SalveLazarus Naturals is a great CBD brand to buy from. Lazarus Naturals regularly gives back to the community. Their process and products are also incredibly transparent and effective. All of the Lazarus Naturals products we sell are vegan. There are no artificial preservatives, flavors, or sweeteners and all ingredients are 100% natural (no GMOs). Lazarus Naturals CBD products are produced with hemp grown right here in the US and all products are independently lab tested for safety. Lazarus Naturals CBD products are worth considering if you’re looking for safe, reliable, effective, and affordable CBD.

#4 Brand: Bluebird

There are many reasons to choose a Bluebird Botanicals CBD product for your routine CBD needs. Bluebird’s products are certified by the US Hemp Authority. They are also non-GMO, gluten free, and made from hemp grown right here in the US. Bluebird Botanicals is an award-winning CBD manufacturer and you can’t go wrong with selecting any of Bluebird’s great products for your everyday needs. If you’re shopping for CBD gummies, we also think Bluebird may have some of the best tasting gummies on the market.

#5 Brand: Green Roads

Green Roads CBD Roll On Heat ReliefGreen Roads is distinctly different from many other CBD brands at its core. Green Roads was founded by a pharmacist and the company employees a team of pharmacists. Green Roads isn’t chasing fads or pushing products. Laura and her team consider individuals patients and not just customers. That mindset translates into a higher level of commitment and care. So, when you purchase Green Roads products, you’re purchasing products that have been developed by medical professionals who truly believe their products can help.

Green Roads CBD products are made with 100% organically grown hemp. All products are also independently lab tested to ensure safety and quality. In fact, Green Roads was actually one of the first companies to advocate for full-panel, independent lab testing on every product batch. Green Roads products bring peace of mind knowing that you’re buying a CBD product that is safe, trusted, and high-quality.

#6 Brand: cbdMD

There are several reasons to choose a cbdMD CBD product. cbdMD products are made with hemp grown in the US. All cbdMD products are broad spectrum, so you get the benefits of all of the different cannabinoids in the hemp plant without any THC. cbdMD also uses a proprietary extraction process for their broad spectrum CBD to preserve as many cannabinoids and terpenes as possible. The products are non-GMO and independently lab tested for quality and safety. cbdMD is a trusted name in the CBD industry. Their products are top-notch and we think you’ll enjoy them as much as we do.

#7 Brand: Papa & Barkley

Papa & Barkley CBD Body OilPapa & Barkley was founded in 2015 by Adam Grossman and Guy Rocourt. The story behind Papa & Barkley is an incredible one. Adam’s father had been struggling with immobilizing back pain. He was forced to be placed in hospice care and was told that if he wasn’t able to get out of bed in the next week that he probably wouldn’t survive. Out of desperation, Adam bought $500 worth of marijuana and a crock pot and cooked up his own pain balm. Adam rubbed the balm on his father’s back and his father was able to get out of bed and get out of hospice. It was an amazing recovery considering most patients don’t end up leaving hospice. Papa & Barkly is named after Adam’s father and their family pit bull Barkley (whom Adam’s father had a strong connection with).

When you buy a Papa & Barkley CBD product, you’re buying from an established, trusted brand. Papa & Barkley has been producing quality CBD products for over five years. All Papa & Barkley products are developed with hemp grown right here in the US. Papa & Barkley CBD products are also independently lab tested to ensure safety and consistency. All Papa & Barkley CBD products are full spectrum to give you the full benefits of the entourage effect.

#8 Brand: Empower

Empower BodyCare began as a woman on a mission to help her mom manage pain way back in 2004. It was well before hemp or CBD were household names, but the founder of Empower Bodycare was convinced of the plant’s power to help people reduce discomfort and lead more enjoyable lives. Empower BodyCare remains a leader in the CBD topicals world, setting standards for transparency and quality. The CBD in all Empower products are extracted and cultivated using organic practices and a proprietary blend of the highest quality essential oils, including that Lemon Verbena that we alluded to earlier. The aloe and shea and jojoba oils are key to well-moisturized and soft skin. Lemon Verbena smells wonderful and is a natural insect repellent. Here at Green Wellness Life, we’re excited to have partnered with them for years!

Final Thoughts

I hope that now that you’ve read a little bit more about our top 10 best CBD creams and the brands that make them, you know what will be a good fit for you. If not, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’re always here to help and you can find us on Instagram or Facebook, or email us  at or by phone at 866-244-4223. I hope you are well!