CBD and aromatherapy are perfect compliments to each other and a fantastic way to promote health and wellness in your life. CBD Aromatherapy is a great way to incorporate CBD into your daily routines through a variety of means. When cannabinoids and terpene-rich essential oils are blended, the naturally occurring Entourage Effect increases the therapeutic potential of both the CBD and the essential oils. When diffused, your body responds in much the same it does when vaporizing or smoking CBD, giving you, a healthier alternative to vaping and a faster response than CBD edibles.
What is CBD Aromatherapy?
Traditional aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment that uses plant extracts to benefit the mind and body and promote wellness. Smell is one of our greatest senses. It can trigger memories, feelings and much more. Essential oils are plant extracts made up of various terpenes and when diffused into the air, we inhale the fumes and have rapid limbic responses. Essential oil extracts are typically steam distilled or cold pressed for the highest purity and greatest potential benefit. Aromatic treatments have been around for 1000’s of years and have been used for everything from healing sickness and inflammation to relieving aches and pains.
Cannabis has been used as a healing medicine for nearly as long dating back to ancient China. More recently, cannabis extracts like cannabidiol, or CBD as it is more commonly referred to, have shown to naturally lend their own beneficial properties when extracted and infused into essential oils. It can exhibit an even greater level of therapy, expanding the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. Much like you might blend 2-3 essential oils to expand the benefits beyond a single oil, adding CBD to the mix creates a whole new layer of therapeutic potential, one that can be much more relaxing, has deeper stress relief and can help manage symptoms such as inflammation and pain.
How Does CBD Aromatherapy Work?
In traditional aromatherapy, once the essential oils are inhaled, the information about the aroma is carried from the olfactory system, where we actually smell it, to the olfactory bulb by what is called Mitral Cells. These cells also take the same information to an area in the brain called the olfactory complex. This is where we are able to distinguish smells. But the journey doesn’t stop until the information reaches the limbic system, an area that associated with the specific functions like breathing, heart-rate, stress responses and memory. Some mitral cells will travel all the way to the amygdala, the area associated with learning and memory and may explain why certain smells trigger certain memories or feelings. By completing this path, terpenes like limonene or linalool are able to be inhaled and travel to our brains triggering responses like mood uplift, energy, stress relief and mental improvement.
CBD Aromatherapy works in the same way as regular aromatherapy but is absorbed by cannabinoid receptors in our body, more specifically, the olfactory system. While essential oils make their way through our body using mitral cells, CBD uses a different set of receptors to influence the body. As you may already know, CBD requires cannabinoid receptors to interact with our bodies. We have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout our bodies. Cannabinoids from CBD aromatherapy seek out these receptors to bind with and enter throughout our nasal passages and all the way to our brain using the 1000’s of little receptors available. When CBD aroma or vapor is carried up to the nasal passage, it is immediately bound with the receptors and then carried to our brain to benefit our bodies. Many of the same responses are triggered such as pain and inflammation mediation, mood uplift.
Benefits of CBD Aromatherapy
CBD Aromatherapy can be used in a many different ways throughout the day at home, work and on the go.
Essential oils are a staple in the bathroom in cosmetics, shampoos, soaps and more. CBD bath bombs and CBD bath soaks are quickly becoming a favorite as well for their relaxing and stress relieving effects. You don’t need a CBD bath bomb to create your own ultimate spa experience at home. Adding a few drops of essential to a bath will infuse a wonderful fragrance into the air as well as add skin moisturizing and nourishing effects on top of any other therapeutic benefits from the essential oils. If you have sensitive skin, bath drops are a perfect workaround with a carrier oil to help dilute the essential oils.
Lotions, Shampoos and Soaps
One the best ways to incorporate CBD into your life is to infuse them into household products you already use daily such as soaps, shampoos and lotions. Many products already have some essential oils within, but not always the ones you would like to see. With Broad Essentials CBD Essential Oils, you can add any particular oils you prefer
Teas, Coffee and other Drinks
Teas, coffee and other hot drinks are perfect vessels for adding CBD to your daily routine. Peppermint is often used to relieve stomach issues. A drop or two of peppermint, lemon, sweet orange, tangerine, grapefruit will add an invigorating yet calming boost any time of day. A drop of lavender in tea or water at night can promote sleep as well.
Focus for studying and work
Essential oils and CBD have been shown to help improve mental clarity and focus by relaxing the mind and body. This can encourage a healthier study and work environment reducing anxiousness and improving focus. For best results, diffuse a relaxing essential oil blend or light an aromatherapy candle with similar attributes.
Why use Broad Essentials CBD aromatherapy products?
There are many posts and blogs promoting the benefits of CBD and essential oils. Our CBD essential oils are perfect for daily use, crafting and research & development since they are pre-infused with 2 different solution levels, 3% and 10%. This allows for different applications from low level diffusing and infusing to higher potency applications when needed with a more precise dosage. Every Broad Essentials product is 3rd party lab tested for safety and potency and all of our oils are pure, therapeutic-grade with no fillers or additives… ever. Mother nature knows best and we follow her lead.
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