The only problem we had, was keeping the essential oil working longer for us.
The answer for us in the end, was incorporating CBD, a well-known cannabinoid from the cannabis plant that does not get you high. CBD, short for cannabidiol, has a calming effect on the entire body that increases as you increase the dose. We had learned about it from some friends in the cannabis industry and were eager to try them.
So we tried a found a few CBD rich products at some cannabis tradeshows, which, at the time, were not even mainstream recognized yet – it was 2015 after all.
Some left us a little groggy and foggy in the morning… not a good thing when you have kids. Other products just took too long to take effect and then ended up frustrating us even more.
So… we knew essential oils helped. And we knew the CBD helped. How could we make something that would blend the benefits of each and give us the restful nights sleep we so badly desired?
It was late one night when we decided it was time to start our own experiments to find our solution. We ordered some CBD oil distillate online, which was rather new at the time, and waited patiently for it to arrive. While waiting, we explored up a few different ways to infuse the CBD into the essential oils. We then researched more recipes for sleep sprays.
It was a Friday morning when the shipment arrived. Excited about the new project, we quickly got to work.
Within 2 weeks we had researched and created 4 different sprays using 2 different amounts of CBD. Two of the sprays were for the face, two were body sprays. For each spray, we had made 2 different solutions, one with higher levels of CBD and one with lower levels of CBD since it was intended to be absorbed directly into our skin.
We used each variation for 2 solid weeks. Each day we would record how we felt in the morning; tired or refreshed, foggy or clear minded, happy or cranky and how easily we fell asleep the night before. This went on for 8 weeks.