These days, it's not hard to hear that cannabis or CBD can cure just about anything! And while there is a lot of hype for these products and the related paraphernalia, there are also a TON of benefits that many are realizing from the use of these items alone or combined within other products.
Essential oils have been around for a very long time. You've probably heard about them, but you might not have used them. There are plenty of ways of using essential oils because of their numerous benefits. Our goal here is that you will have a deeper understanding of what essential oils are, their history and their many incredible benefits.
Essential oils have been used for cosmetic purposes, spiritual ceremonies and emotional benefits. Essential oils aren't a newfound fad; in fact, it is an ancient method of healing and a way of bringing total wellness to both body and mind.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils are not conventional oils. Essential oils go through a stringent extraction process, and what you get as a final product is pure distilled oil. Essential oils go through several steps to form their pure oil content. First, it goes through steam distillation and after this, the oil is cold-pressed to ensure the most refined oils are extracted from its botanical sources. These oils are stored in amber bottles to retain their purity and prevent oxidation. So what you get in your hand is a pure botanical extract.
The botanical sources of essential oils are fruits, seeds, barks, stems, flowers, roots and leaves of selected aromatic plants. There are about 10,000 aromatic plants that can be processed to extract essential oils; however, only 500 of these plants are used for commercial oil extraction.
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What IS CBD OIL?
CBD is one of the 100 chemical compounds found in cannabis plants. This includes marijuana and industrial hemp. CBD does not contain THC, the psychoactive component found in marijuana that produces a high. The usual CBD formulation comes in oil, vaporized liquid, oil-based liquid or an extract.
And if you are looking for CBD in your local area, it won't be hard to find! Each state is going to have sources to check out in advance. FloridaStateCannabis.org is one example of a state site to explore to find out news and info on growers and where to buy good quality CBD.
HOW TO USE CBD AND ESSENTIAL OILS?
Essential oils enter the body in three primary ways:
- Topical application to the skin
Essential oils can be applied to the skin topically via a hot compress that helps relax aching muscles. You can also use essential oils by spraying them on your skin. Mixing your favorite essential oils with CBD oil can also be used during a bath soak and massage lubricant.
- Inhaled into the body
Essential oils are a safe liquid to inhale into the body. Inhalation can be done via a diffuser that creates a smooth, aromatic smoke that gently wafts through the entire home. You can also inhale essential oils using the dry evaporation method or steam.
- Ingest Essential Oils
This should only be done under the supervision of a licensed healthcare provider. Essential oils are usually ingested via a suppository or oral ingestion.
Using CBD Essential Oils for Pain Management
Here are 20 recipes you can try by blending in your essential oils with CBD to create remedies to elevate and reduce pain and inflammation.
Sore Muscle Blend
2 drops Marjoram, 2 drops Rosemary, four drops lavender, 5 drops patchouli.
Blend everything with a few CBD oil drops and apply directly to the skin. Do these three times a day.
Ligament Tear Blend
5 drops lemongrass and 15 drops lavender. Mix with a CBD balm and use a hot compress to apply to the skin. Do this at least three times a day.
Four drops of allspice berry, four drops of Basil, and four drops of bay oil with CBD ointment. Mix and apply to the affected area with a hot compress.
Cartilage Injury Blend
Nine drops lemongrass, 10 drops Marjoram, and 12 drops Patchouli with CBD tincture. Blend it well with CBD oil and apply directly to the affected area.
Tendonitis Pain Relief
10 drops Rosemary, 10 drops eucalyptus, and 10 drops peppermint with CBD-based lotion. Blend and apply directly to the skin twice a day.
Mix 3 drops of lemongrass, two drops of peppermint and five drops of CBD oil. Apply drops either directly to temples or in a diffuser.
Heat your hot compress for 10 minutes. Mix 4 drops chamomile, 3 drops patchouli, two drops lavender and 3 drops CBD oil. Apply the mixture to the skin and place a heat compress on the affected area. Leave to cool down.
Mix 10 drops of lavender, eucalyptus, lemongrass, frankincense and peppermint. Add in one tablespoon of CBD oil. Pour into rollerball container and apply to the affected area whenever needed.
Knee Pain Relief
Whip ¼ cup of coconut oil in a mason jar until it turns creamy. Add ten drops of CBD and ten drops of patchouli oil to the coconut mixture. Apply to joints whenever needed.
Arthritis Pain Blend
Mix 2 ounces of fractionated coconut oil with four drops of Juniper berry, six drops of peppermint oil, six drops of tea tree and two drops of CBD oil. Apply twice a day.
Immediate Sports Injury Relief
Mix two to three drops of Birch oil with four drops of CBD oil. Apply directly to the skin with a rollerball or with cold compression.
Menstruation Cramp Relief
Add 15 drops of lavender, five drops of CBD and 15 drops of peppermint with extra virgin coconut oil into a roller bottle. Apply to the skin whenever you have cramps.
Carpal Tunnel Pain Relief
Mix patchouli oil together with five drops of CBD oil with two drops each of juniper berry, Marjoram, myrrh and peppermint. Please apply to the skin and top it off with a cold compress.
Mix 7 drops of patchouli oil, seven drops of Ylang Ylang, six drops of chamomile and Ginger and two drops of CBD. Pour mixture into favorite lotion and mix till well blended. Pour contents into a lotion bottle to use.
Joint and Cartilage Pain Relief
Add two tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil with 12 drops of patchouli, ten drops of Marjoram, nine drops of lemongrass, nine drops of juniper berry and five drops of CBD.
Add vitamin E oil and witch-hazel to 5 drops of lavender, five drops of peppermint essential oils, and five drops of CBD oil. Pour contents into an amber dropper bottle and apply to the affected area as often as needed.
Deep Relief for Pain Management
Combine three drops of peppermint, three drops of lavender, four drops of CBD oil and ten drops of allspice berry and lavender. Apply oil after a shower and cold compression as needed.