People are very much aware of the various plant-based essential oils, like rose, lavender, etc. Nowadays people are gaining more interest towards the latest product that has crashed into the market, i.e. CBD oil! The process by which CBD oil is interacting with the body is very similar to the process by which the essential oils interact! It helps in easing out the stress and also makes you feel relaxed and calm!
What is CBD Oil?
More than 100 compounds can be sourced from the cannabis plant. Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of them. It is well-known for its therapeutic abilities. Recently, CBD has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of epileptic seizures. It is labeled safe for everyday use by the World Health Organization (WHO). CBD works along the body’s endocannabinoid system or the ECS and helps in decreasing inflammation. It is also known for promoting healing. THC concentration in a full spectrum CBD oil is less than 3%, thereby making its intoxicating effects negligible. This CBD oil contains essential compounds named terpenes. This is the reason behind the CBD oil’s incredible therapeutic qualities. CBD oil can help you with:-
- Psoriasis & Eczema
What is an Essential Oil?
Essential oils are extracted from flowers as well as from herbs. Essential oils are often used for several therapeutic purposes, like stress relief, relaxation, etc. Essential oils are used parallel to the aromatherapy, whereas CBD oils are usually consumed! Essential oils are known for interacting with the limbic system, through topical mediums, steamers, humidifiers, bath salts, etc., for promoting well-being and calmness. Lavender essential oil is used mainly for restoring the mood and relaxing the muscles. The beneficial terpenes contained in the CBD oil are:-
- Beta-caryophellene (clover, black pepper, cottonseed)
- Linalool (coriander, lavender, basil)
- Limonene (citrus fruits)
- Myrcene (Mango, juniper, lemongrass)
- Pinene (sage, rosemary, eucalyptus)
CBD Oil & Essential Oils
Essential oils and CBD oils have various qualities that are similar in both, but they also have certain differences. Essential oils are usually taken with aromatherapy, whereas CBD oil is consumed through tinctures. CBD oil contains a carrier oil that is helpful for increasing the absorption. At Edens Herbals, they use a coconut MCT oil which is keto-friendly, and is derived from organically grown, American hemp.
According to the Farm bill, the sale of CBD is legal as long as the concentration of THC is less than 0.3%. Essential oils have a very high concentration, because of which you need to combine them with a carrier oil after purchasing them. If you apply essential oils directly to your skin, then it might lead to painful rashes or burns. These things should not concern the CBD users because of the strict packaging and labeling laws.
How Are They Extracted?
As already discussed earlier, essential oils and CBD oil are extracted from the plants. Hemp plant is the source of CBD, whereas essential oils are extracted from wood, stems, seeds, bark, and the flowers of several plants. The extraction of both these types of oils involve the application of external pressure to the plants. This process is known as CO2 extraction.
CO2 Extraction Process
- At first, the plant molecules are subjected to pressurized CO2, which is responsible for binding them together.
- Then application of heat is done inside the control chamber, which initiates the release of oils from the plants.
- Lastly, these oils are collected and stored for further use!
Using Essential Oils and CBD Oil
A lot of people wonder whether they can use CBD oil and essential oils in the same way or if they can combine them! The answer to this is yes. Yes they can be combined together as both these oils are derived from the plants. If you want, you can replace your favorite essential oil with CBD oil. The main difference between essential oil and CBD oil is the fact that after aromatherapy, CBD oil can be consumed unlike essential oils.
Adding CBD essential oil to the diffuser or to the inhaler can be a great solution if you want to add air-vitality or aroma to your room. Try applying CBD topicals to your skin directly for ensuring quick absorption. Apart from this, CBD oil can benefit your health in several other ways too. Salves and skin lotions might help you with joint pain, dry hands, muscle pain, dry feet, inflammation, itching, etc.
In case you want to combine CBD oil and essential oils, then it is not such a bad idea as both of them are completely organic as they are derived from plants. If you use them together, they can be an amazing solution to several health conditions. On top of that, you can keep a check on your daily THC intake as well. Eden’s herbals have a wide range of collection of full-spectrum CBD oil as well as THC-free CBD oil.
It is very easy to add CBD oil to the essential oil of your choice! For example, oregano oil is well known for its anti-fungal properties. In case you are using that, you can increase its potency by adding a few drops of CBD oil in it.
You can incorporate CBD oils with essential oils in several ways, such as:-
- Mud Mask
- Shaving cream
- After Shower Mineral Oil
- Bath Gels
It’s a great idea to buy a product having both the essential oils as well as the CBD oil as it will help you in achieving better results as the goodness of both oils will be combined in it. The CBD lotion that is available at Eden’s Herbals has been tested by a third-party lab, thereby ensuring its potency as well as quality. Try using the CBD roll-on salve stick. Infused with the healing qualities of Shea butter, as well as that of Aloe Vera, and Cocoa butter, this salve stick is a must try! You can definitely check out the all the products that are available here as the results are incredible! Although it isn’t advisable to start using these products without any proper medical consultation. It is very important that you are aware of all the side effects (if any) as well as all the risks of taking CBD before you actually start using them!