The popularity of essential oils (EO) has been on the rise lately as more and more people learn about all the wonders they can do for the body. The fragrance from this helps to activate the senses of the body as well as memories. EO’s have been used for centuries. Records of use have been dated back to the Ancient world in China, Egypt, Greece, Rome, the Middle East. Across university campuses today, we are still discovering the excellent benefits of these. In this article, we will discuss four popular EO’s, how to use them with CBD to promote the most significant health benefits, and some safety issues surrounding them. Keep reading, and soon you too can harness the herbal power of essential oils with CBD.
There are many different EO’s, but 4 of the most popular and safest are lavender, peppermint, rosemary and eucalyptus. Lavender may help with acne, anxiety, bruises, burns, cough, depression, headaches, herpes ulcers, infections, insomnia, insect bites and stings, menstrual pain, migraine, muscle spasms, nervous irritability, nervous indigestion, scalds, sores, sore throat, sprains, teething pain, and wounds. Peppermint may aid with bruises, cramp, dysmenorrhea, gastritis, headache, heartburn, indigestion, insect bites, irritable bowel syndrome, itching, nausea, neuralgia, rheumatism, sciatica, shingles, seizures, spastic colon, tennis elbow, and vomiting. Rosemary is used for acne, alopecia, arthritis, bronchitis, colds, exhaustion, gout, headache, lack of concentration, liver congestion, localized swelling, menstrual pain, mental fatigue, muscle pain, nausea, neuralgia, physical fatigue, rheumatism, sciatica, slow circulation, sores, sprains, stiffness, tendonitis, and wounds. And eucalyptus can provide support for abscesses, blisters, boils, bronchitis, bruises, burns, Candida, catarrh, chicken pox, chills, colds, cough, cuts, cystitis, fever, flu, headache, infection, influenza, insect bites, laryngitis, measles migraine, mucus, muscle stiffness, rheumatism, sinus congestion, sinus infection, sinusitis, skin infection, skin ulcers, sore throat, sprain, viral infection, and wounds. These are just 4 of the many available essential oils available.
CBD is cannabidiol and comes from hemp plants that can help promote wellness without the psychoactive effects (or “high” feeling). THC is responsible for those psychoactive effects and is not found in quality, lab tested CBD oil. THC comes from Marijuana; CBD comes from hemp. Marijuana is illegal in many places unless you can take it for medical purposes. Hemp is legal everywhere. CBD can be used for sleep, stress, anxiety, depression, regulating body temperature, nausea, fatigue, inflammation, and pain. CBD can be also be ingested. Keep in mind that essential oils require extreme caution when it comes to ingestion. Instead, EO’s can be safely diffused, or a few drops can be added to a bath to reap the benefits.
CBD can be used as a sleep aid as it quiets the mind and relaxes the body. It is especially useful to those who suffer from insomnia, stress, and anxiety. CBD can be used in conjunction with lavender. As we mentioned earlier, lavender is a great choice to help with insomnia, anxiety, etc. Roman chamomile is another EO that can be diffused to help with insomnia as it promotes sleep and relaxation. CBD and lavender or chamomile will help you drift off on a cloud of pure relaxation.
CBD can also be used as an energy booster. When taken in small doses, CBD helps stimulate. It is only when taken in higher doses that CBD has sedative effects. When delivered in small doses, the neuroreceptors in the brain that are stimulated are the same ones that caffeine stimulates, providing a similar effect. Many users often report increased concentration and focus.
Citrus EO’s such as sweet orange or lemon are known to stimulate the body and give an energy boost as well. Combine CBD with citrus EO for a morning pick me up and ditch that calorie-laden frappuccino.
Essential oils are fantastic for the body, but caution must be used to safely enjoy them. Some people can have an allergy to these. Before use, put one drop on a cotton ball or related object and apply to the skin. Attach with medical tape and leave in place for 24 hours. If there are no adverse reactions, continue with using. If any itching or other reaction occurs, immediately remove the offending substance and wash away with milk or vegetable oil, and seek medical help if symptoms continue or worsen. Allergies to EO’s are rare but can be severe.
When it comes to EO’s, less is more! Just because it sounds like an amazing cure-all, doesn’t mean you should use a ton of it at once. These oils come from plants and can be very toxic. If you’re going to diffuse, follow the directions carefully. If you’re going to add them to your bath, I would not use more than three drops. Do not underestimate the power of these. Store in a cool, dry place for protection.
Use should use the same precautions with CBD. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing. Begin with low doses and increase them very slowly. Use a very minimal amount if it is your first time using CBD. Allergies are uncommon but still possible. Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect you may be having a reaction. Keep your EO’s and CBD out of reach of children and pets.
To get the best results, you need to ensure that you are purchasing quality and certified product. Organic is always best. As these come from plants, if you are not buying organic, you are getting a concentrated amount of all the pesticides to which the plant has been exposed. Seems a little contradictive if you are trying to better your health, right? Check the reviews and make sure the company is certified. You will not regret spending a bit extra for the night-and-day difference in quality!
When you combine the power of essential oils with CBD, you get even greater benefits. Both seem to have endless benefits. We encourage you to talk with your medical provider so that you can reap all the benefits of both essential oils and CBD oil. We hope that this article helped introduce the concept of the powerful singlestick effect between these two herbal wonders and we hope we can help change your life for the better!