The Benefits Of CBD Aromatherapy
CBD aromatherapy is another great way to incorporate it into your daily CBD regimen. CBD aromatherapy provides near-instantaneous results, just as common essential aromatherapy does.
When cannabinoids like CBD are infused with other terpene-rich essential oils, the Entourage Effect increases the therapeutic properties of both the cannabinoids and essential oil.
When CBD-infused essential oils are diffused, they have a similar effect as smoking or vaping CBD. However, diffusing is a healthier alternative to smoking or vaping, but it delivers results more quickly as vaping and smoking.
So, does CBD aromatherapy work like traditional aromatherapy, and what are the main differences and benefits?
What Is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is considered a holistic or whole-body treatment for the mind and body. This treatment method relies on natural plant extracts to promote healing and well-being. Often referred to as essential oil therapy.
Aromatherapy is viewed as both an art and a science. Due to recent studies in the fields of science and medicine, aromatherapy has gained more recognition.
A Short History Of Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy has been used by humans for thousands of years. Ancient civilizations such as Egypt, China, and Egypt have incorporated aromatic plant components in oils, resins, and balms. These plant components were used for religious and medical purposes.
Distillation of essential oils was recorded as early as the 10th century by the Persians. However, it is assumed that essential oil distillation was used before this period. The Germans published the first information about essential oil distillation in the 16th century, and french physicians in the 19th century recognized the potential to use essential oils to treat diseases.
The term "aromatherapy" originates from René-Maurice Gattefossé, a French chemist and perfumer who wrote a book on the topic. He discovered the potential healing benefits of lavender to treat burns.
What Is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a phytocannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, meaning it does not produce a high or euphoria like the cannabinoid THC, which is found in a large concentration of the Marijuana plant.
Recent studies and the use of CBD have shown to naturally lend beneficial properties when either ingested, inhaled or applied topically. The general health benefits of CBD often relate to reducing pain and inflammation, providing balance to stress and anxiety levels, and aiding with rest and sleep.
CBD is most commonly found in oil or isolates form. The top three are Full Spectrum oil, Broad Spectrum oil, and Isolate CBD powder. All three are considered effective but are used in different ways and contain different amounts of other cannabinoids.
Is CBD Considered An Essential Oil?
CBD is similar to essential oils because they are derived directly from plant extracts. However, essential oils go through a distillation or cold pressing process, whereas CBD oil is extracted using solvents like Co2, Alcohol, or Butane.
Co2 extraction is by far the best method. This type of extraction helps to maintain the cannabinoid, flavonoids, and terpenes present in the oil. Solvents like alcohol and butane can damage the end product.
CBD oil can be directly diffused but not efficiently. CBD contains heavier molecules that are harder to disperse by diffusers. In order for CBD oil to be diffused properly, CBD must be blended with other essential oils.
How Does CBD Aromatherapy Work?
How traditional aromatherapy works is when essential oils are inhaled, the aroma and its components are carried through our olfactory system, which is the system that processes smell, to our olfactory bulb, which processes them into mitral cells.
This information is carried to our olfactory complex in the brain, where it distinguishes the smells. Then those same components are distributed throughout the limbic system that handles heart-rate, breathing, memory, and stress responses.
By entering this path, terpenes like linalool (found in lavender essential oil) can be inhaled and then sent throughout our body to assist with relaxation, stress, and nausea.
CBD Aromatherapy works in a similar way as regular aromatherapy. However, it is absorbed by the endocannabinoid receptors in our olfactory system. Essential oils travel through our body using mitral cells, whereas CBD uses CB1 and CB2 receptors.
We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout our nasal passage that lead to our brain. So, when CBD vapor is inhaled, it binds to these receptors and then carries it to our brain and body. This CBD is then used to assist in uplifting our mood and reduce pain and inflammation responses.
How To Use CBD Aromatherapy Effectively
To get the most out of your CBD, you must understand how to use it. As discussed above, CBD is most effective when combined with other essential oils.
CBD Aromatherapy For Pain
It may surprise you to know that many of your pain creams contain a variety of essential oils. Essential oils like camphor, peppermint, black pepper, german chamomile, marjoram sweet, and wintergreen all have pain-relieving properties.
These essential oils, mixed with CBD and a carrier oil, can be applied topically to ease pain. These essentials can also be mixed with CBD and either inhaled or diffused to assist with headaches and other head pains.
Zatural offers a variety of CBD-infused essential oils, but our most effective oil for pain is our CBD Quick Relief Essential oil. Zatural Quick Relief Roll-on can be applied or inhaled while on the go. Roll this oil into your temples or areas where the pain occurs to quickly soothe a raging headache or aching muscles.
CBD Aromatherapy For Mood
It doesn't take much nowadays to have feelings of stress or anxiety. Essential oils like ylang-ylang, lavender, marjoram sweet, Peru balsam, and roman chamomile all have mood-boosting properties.
Mixed with CBD, you will get a powerful blend that can be directly inhaled or diffused to get through life's worries, chaos, and anxiety. Zatural Stress Away Essential oil is comprised of all those amazing ingredients, pre-blended for your convenience.
CBD Aromatherapy For Sleep
Sedating and relaxing essential oils pair perfectly with CBD's calming and relaxing effects. Essential oils like lavender and ylang ylang help to calm the mind and body for a quality night of sleep and induce a peaceful night of slumber.
CBD aromatherapy at night can assist with a deeper and longer night's rest. Zatural's CBD Infused Deep Sleep Essential Oil is highly recommended for bedside diffusion or mixed into a pillow spray.
Sump it up!
CBD aromatherapy is a relatively new idea. However, the benefits have been around for centuries. Our CBD-infused essential oils are perfect for daily use, DIY recipes, and more.
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