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Cannabidiol (CBD) is cropping up everywhere these days, and that includes foot care. It makes sense. Aching feet can be downright frustrating, and the therapeutic benefits of CBD might offer much-needed relief.

Combining an effective topical CBD, like a cream, lotion, or salve, with a soothing foot massage can be a great way to pamper aching feet after a long day.

To help you get started, we found seven of the best CBD options for tired feet.

All the products listed below meet our rigorous criteria for quality. Each CBD cream in this article:

  • is made by a company that provides proof of third-party testing by an ISO 17025-compliant lab
  • is made with hemp grown in the United States
  • contains no more than 0.3 percent THC, according to the certificate of analysis (COA)
  • passes tests for pesticides, heavy metals, and molds, according to the COA

We also considered:

  • the company’s certifications and manufacturing processes
  • product potency
  • overall ingredients
  • indicators of user trust and brand reputation, such as: customer reviews, if the company has been subject to a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning letter, and if the company makes unsupported health claims

You might also notice that some of our picks include extra ingredients that may help with pain, including arnica, camphor, and menthol.

Vertly Relief Lotion

Price: $$

CBD Potency: 500 mg per 3-oz. bottle

CBD Type: Full spectrum

COA: Available online

Vertly is a California-based CBD brand that blends herbal extracts with full-spectrum CBD.

The brand’s Relief Lotion is made with slow-extracted arnica flower, shea butter, magnesium, aloe vera, peppermint and lavender.

We really like this one — it’s creamy and smooth, with a fresh, minty fragrance and a mild cooling effect when you massage it in.

Customers describe it as wonderfully calming and super effective from head to toe. Plus, the lotion comes in a tube made of 100 percent bio-resin derived from sugar cane.

One thing to note: Vertly tests its hemp extracts for contaminants, but the final products are only tested for potency. However, COAs for the extract are available upon request.

Papa & Barkley Releaf Body Lotion

Price: $$$

CBD Potency: 450 mg per 2.5-oz. container

CBD Type: Full spectrum

COA: Available online

This potent body lotion is made to hydrate and nourish the skin, and it works just as well on sore feet.

It’s made with fresh-pressed hemp rosin to better maintain the plant’s cannabinoid, terpene, and phytonutrient profile. It also contains shea butter, jojoba oil, and mango seed oil.

We tried this lotion, and found it rich and creamy. It absorbs quickly and leaves an herbal, slightly citrus fragrance.

Papa & Barkley is an established company with a good reputation. Their solventless rosin is a cannabinoid-rich, sap-like substance that’s made using pressure and slight heat. This means there’s no chemical residue.

Lord Jones + Tamara Mellon High CBD Formula Stiletto Cream

Price: $$$

CBD Potency: 200 mg per 1.69-oz. tube

CBD Type: Broad spectrum

COA: Available upon request

This foot cream from Lord Jones was formulated in collaboration with luxury shoe brand Tamara Mellon.

Whether you make a habit of wearing stilettos or not, this rich cream is designed to pamper your feet. Apply a small amount before a long day on your feet, or use it in the evenings for relief.

Customers say the cream also works well on dry, cracked heels.

Cornbread Hemp CBD Lotion + Menthol

Price: $$

CBD Potency: 500 mg per 2-oz. container

CBD Type: Full spectrum

COA: Available online

Cornbread Hemp’s CBD lotion contains menthol, jojoba oil, argan oil, plus a mix of essential oils, including lemongrass, peppermint, and rosemary.

The lotion’s fragrance is floral and minty. The company notes that they reformulated the lotion for a lighter, creamier texture and quick, easy absorption without greasy residue.

Customers love the cooling feel of the menthol and eucalyptus, leaving positive feedback about using the soothing lotion on their hands, knees, shoulders, and, yes, feet.

Social CBD Rest Body Lotion

Price: $

CBD Potency: 300 mg per 12-oz. bottle

CBD Type: Isolate

COA: Available upon request

Social CBD’s body lotion is said to be luxurious and deeply moisturizing. It’s made with magnesium, arnica, shea butter, coconut oil, and argan oil. There’s also an essential oil blend for a calming fragrance.

The non-greasy, non-sticky lotion absorbs quickly. Customers say it offers a calming experience for tired legs and feet.

The company’s hemp comes from Oregon, where the farm uses natural growing practices.

Social CBD uses ethanol to extract CBD for its isolate products, including this lotion.

Just because CBD products are readily available, it doesn’t make them effective or even safe.

It’s important to look for products from reputable brands that are transparent about where they grow their hemp and how they make their products.

Look for current and comprehensive COAs from independent and verified third-party labs. This is the best way to ensure that a CBD product is free of contaminants and that it matches the potency labeled on the container.

If you’re looking for a CBD foot cream specifically to relieve pain, ingredients like menthol and eucalyptus may offer additional cooling relief.

Consider whether a cooling or warming sensation is preferable to you, and look at labels to see what a product offers.

As a topical CBD product, a lotion or cream is applied directly to the skin.

For tired feet in particular, combining a CBD lotion, cream, or salve with a foot and lower leg massage can bring additional relief.

Follow the directions on the packaging for proper application, and learn more about CBD dosing here.

Topicals shouldn’t be used on broken skin, so avoid using a CBD foot cream on blisters or sores. It’s also a good idea to start with a small test patch to gauge your reaction before applying it all over your feet.

While CBD is generally considered safe, it’s not unusual to experience some side effects, including:

  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • changes in appetite or weight

It’s a good idea to speak with a doctor before trying CBD products, especially if you’re currently taking any medications. CBD may interact with some medications.

A good CBD lotion, cream, or salve may bring soothing relief to sore feet.

Look for a CBD product that is made with high quality CBD and is from a reputable company that’s transparent about their hemp sourcing and cultivation practices.

Make sure that all products are third-party tested for safety and quality.

If you’re seeking a product for aching feet, ingredients like menthol and essential oils may offer additional relief.

Is CBD Legal? Hemp-derived CBD products (with less than 0.3 percent THC) are legal on the federal level, but are still illegal under some state laws. Marijuana-derived CBD products are illegal on the federal level, but are legal under some state laws. Check your state’s laws and those of anywhere you travel. Keep in mind that nonprescription CBD products are not FDA-approved, and may be inaccurately labeled.


Jessica Timmons has been working as a freelance writer since 2007, covering everything from pregnancy and parenting to cannabis, chiropractic, stand-up paddling, fitness, martial arts, home decor, and much more. Her work has appeared in mindbodygreen, Pregnancy & Newborn, Modern Parents Messy Kids, and Coffee + Crumbs. See what she’s up to now at jessicatimmons.com.