Social CBD is one of the largest CBD companies, with a home base in Portland, Oregon. It’s a rebrand of Select CBD, which our labs found as accurate in the past. Social is found in major retailers and is known for THC-free CBD products. I’ve tested their broad-spectrum CBD and it tested ok.
The cost is 13.5 cents per milligram of CBD. The average for CBD oils from just isolate (pure CBD) is 7.5 cents per milligram of CBD. Yeah, this could be cheaper.
This muscle rub has a potent smell of menthol and a little bit of the tea tree scent. It smells great, but don’t get this near your eyes because the menthol is potent. There’s zero hemp smell and there shouldn’t be because it’s just CBD without any other cannabinoids. CBD has no scent. I like it, but the menthol may be overbearing for some users.
Social’s 250 mg muscle rub has 3 to 3.3 mg of CBD per gram (85 grams total). The potency is on the low side. Many creams have 5, 10, or 15 mg of CBD per gram. It contains ingredients found in popular muscle rubs for pain relief, such as menthol, arnica, and MSM. CBD dosing is highly individualized and there’s not enough research on CBD topicals to suggest a recommended dose.
The cream itself is white with no hints of hemp extract. The bottle has a nice silicone feel to it. The white gloss print looks excellent on the matte blue bottle. The box is also immaculate. This is premium packaging for a premium-priced product.
It’s just ok. It’s a big brand, a nice bottle, looks great, and smells great. The potency is low, but that’s what we expected from a 250 mg CBD bottle. It’s pricey at over 13 cents per milligram of CBD.
Other Social CBD products
Social CBD offers CBD oils, topicals, vapes, patches, gummies, soft gels, and CBG products.