I’ve used CBD oil for various reasons. For example, I’ve taken CBD oil orally to relieve anxiety — I think it helped a little bit, but I didn’t really notice a huge difference (it could’ve been a low dosage). This brand was called CBD MD, and the dosage was 10 mg. I suffer from back and joint pain, so I also use it in a cream form. I love when brands include menthol in their formula because it helps to soothe the muscles in my back. The best brand I’ve tried for this purpose is Hemp Activ (found on Amazon). I’m not sure on the dosage for that one but I think it was the “Extra Strength” version.
In general, I’m skeptical of CBD as an effective method of pain/anxiety relief on its own, but when mixed with other agents (like menthol) I think it can be really relaxing. I know my mom also swears by this CBD + menthol combination for joint pain relief. My sister, on the other hand, uses a CBD balm infused with lavender (I can’t remember the brand name). She reported that it didn’t help significantly. CBD in an oil form is less popular among my family and friends.