CBD and Essential Oil Recipes
CBD contains incredible properties that make it a rising star in the natural wellness world. So it would make sense to overlap this organic substance with aromatherapy, a longtime natural choice for health & wellness. The terpenes in both broad/full-spectrum CBD oils and essential oils work well together to deliver incredible health benefits. Essential oils can deliver terpenes already found in full-spectrum CBD, so the existing terpenes have a greater effect. Essential oils may also contain terpenes not found in the CBD, and provide added benefit by enhancing the overall terpene profile. All of these elements work together through the entourage effect.
Creating our own products using CBD and essential oils is easy and can be a lot of fun. The rewarding outcome of an all-natural recipe we’ve assembled ourselves can aid us with a variety of issues surrounding our mind & body.
Here are a few recipes we’ve put together to get you started:
Relaxing CBD Bath Salts
CBD has been found to decrease stress, allowing our mind and body to relax. Lavender Essential Oil also has calming and stress-relieving benefits. Combining these two into a warm bath will encourage our bodies and mind to relax into a deep and restful sleep.
- 1 cup of Epsom Salt
- ½ cup of Mineral Sea Salt
- 1 tablespoon of Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 1-2 tablespoons of Broad/Full Spectrum CBD Oil
- 10 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
- 5 drops of Peace & Comfort Blend
- *Optional: 1/4 cup of dried lavender buds
Mix all the ingredients until fully combined. Add the mixture to warm bath water and allow it to dissolve. Step in, relax and breathe in deep.
Sore Muscle CBD Massage Oil
CBD can reduce pain and swelling, making it great for topical use on sore muscles and joints. Eucalyptus Essential Oil and Sore Ease Blend can also alleviate joint and muscle pain. Combined, these powerful ingredients help to massage away pain with long-lasting relief.
Mix all the ingredients into a 4oz glass bottle. Shake well to combine. Massage oil into sore and achy muscles for relief. Shake well before each use. The strength of CBD for this recipe can be adjusted according to preference.
Blemish Fighting CBD Facial Serum
CBD oil does not clog pores and may help reduce acne outbreaks and skin inflammation. Frankincense Essential Oil and Jojoba Oil help diminish blemishes and even out skin tone. Tea Tree Essential Oil cleans the pores with potent anti-inflammatory action to leave skin clean and blemish-free.
Summer Essential Oils with CBD for Wellness
Summer is fast approaching! Let’s collectively say goodbye to the cold weather, dark evenings, and staying cooped up at home all day. Soon there will be sunny days, warm weather, pool parties, picnics, and outdoor activities galore!
There are so many many to celebrate Summer, but there’s one particular way you may not have considered before: Summer essential oils. One of the best ways to enjoy the wonderful Summer vibe is with Summer-inspired essential oils!
When we think of essential oils for Summer, we immediately imagine the light floral scents of rose and lavender oils. Plus, nothing scream “bright Summer day” like the citrusy lemon and orange oils. Pair these fresh and invigorating essential oils with CBD and you’ll get the best experience overall – Summer fun andrelaxation.
We have a variety of CBD products with essential oils that you’re sure to enjoy. But before you check them out, keep reading to learn all about why pairing Summer essential oils with CBD is so beneficial.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL OILS?
To put it simply, essential oils are concentrated extracts from plants. Plants have all kinds of structural materials and chemicals. The essential oil chemicals have properties that benefit both the plant and people as well. There are cells in a plant that gives it the fragrant small – often called its “essence.” When the essence is extracted from plants, it becomes an essential oil.
Making an essential oil requires a huge amount of plant material. For example, to make one pound of lavender essential oil, you need approximately 250 pounds of lavender flowers. This is part of the reason why essential oils lean more on the pricey side.
The most popular way most essential oils are used is through aromatherapy. Aromatherapy is a type of therapeutic practice where you smell the essential oils and potentially experience health benefits.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING ESSENTIAL OILS?
Most people know that one person who raves about essential oils. They have shelves full of little glass bottles of oils and claim they can cure just about every ailments. But is there any truth to this? Research is definitely needed on the subject; however, the studies we do have on essential oils look very promising.
This study of 56 patients showed that using essential oils in aromatherapy reduced anxiety, improved sleep, and even lowered blood pressure. In this particular study, a combination of lavender, chamomile, and neroli was administered to patients in the ICU. The patients who participated in the aromatherapy showed significantly lower anxiety, improved sleep quality and improved blood pressure.
In a review published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information, investigators found that aromatherapy is potentially effective in reducing pain, blood pressure, stress, depression, sleep issues, anxiety, and more. Plus, many essential oils (including orange, lemon, and eucalyptus) have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties as well. This is why they are so popular in many natural cleaning products as well.
In addition to aromatherapy, essential oils can be beneficial when applied topically as well. This makes our CBD Bath Bombs and CBD Essential Oil Roll-Ons fantastic options for experiencing the benefits of essential oils.
WHAT ARE THE MOST POPULAR ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SUMMER?
Although basically any essential oil can be beneficial for Summer, there are a handful of oils that give off those “Summer vibes.” Let’s dive into a few of our top picks for Summer essential oils below:
Ah lavender. This timeless essential oil is one of the popular, and for good reason. It’s known for its relaxing qualities and beautiful scent. Linalool is one of the main active components of lavender essential oil. Linalool is a terpene – the compound responsible for giving the plant its famous smell.
You’ve probably already heard about how lavender can help you feel more calm and relaxed, but did you know that it may have antibacterial and antifungal properties as well? Most people use lavender essential oils before bed to unwind and relax.
Our CBD Peace Bath Bomb is infused with both lavender and orange essential oils. In addition to the 50MG of CBD, this is a fantastic option for pampering yourself after a busy day.
This floral classic is perfect for Summer! Light, sweet, and fragrant, rose essential oil is a popular choice throughout the year, but particularly during the Summer season.
Rose oil has been studied for its many potential benefits, including anti-anxiety effects, psychological relaxation, and more. If you want to give rose oil a try, consider trying this CBD Focus Essential Oil Roll-On.
Orange is another quintessential scent of Summertime. This citrus oil is made from the rinds of the orange fruit, and is often diffused into the air or applied topically to the skin. Orange essential oils may help ease symptoms related to anxiety and pain; but is also known for its antibacterial properties.
Since it’s such a strong favorite with its fruity aroma and calming effects, many of our CBD Bath Bombs include orange essential oil!
And if bath bombs aren’t your thing, our CBD Immunity Essential Oil takes the oil and infuses it with 100MG of CBD for added wellness!
Is there a scent that is more reminiscent of Summertime than citrusy lemon? This essential oil sparks visions of lemonade stands and sweet lemon desserts!
In addition to smelling amazing, lemon oil is known to potentially ease nausea, reduce anxiety, reduce pain, and even kill bacteria.
This aromatic CBD Comfort Bath Bomb is infused with both lemon and orange essential oils, making it the perfect bath bomb for Summer.
Eucalyptus essential oil is known to help soothe a stuffy nose by opening your nasal passages allowing you to breathe better. Although we’re leaving the official flu season behind, it’s smart to have some eucalyptus oil on hand in case you catch a cold this Summer. Our CBD Breathe Essential Oil Roll-On is a great option for this!
Eucalyptus oil has also been studied for both its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Many love its citrusy, woodsy, and minty smell – the ultimate fresh and clean scent.
Okay, we know what you’re thinking. “Peppermint is not for Summer, it’s a Winter oil!” But give us a chance to explain before you completely disregard peppermint as an option this Summer.
Although peppermint is mostly associated with Winder and Christmas time, it’s a great essential oil for Summer as well. This is thanks to the active compound ‘menthol’ and its cooling effects! Peppermint essential oil provides a cooling feeling when applied to the skin that may be beneficial for easing physical discomforts.
Our CBD Relief Essential Oil Roll-On includes peppermint essential oil and is a must-have product this Summer if you’re planning on doing anything strenuous! Sports, hiking, and even just chasing your kids around the yard can cause some muscle and joint discomforts. The peppermint oil paired with the CBD in this roll-on may help alleviate some of that pain.
WHY PAIR ESSENTIAL OILS WITH CBD?
Although CBD oil is often the star of the show, it’s important to note that other oils have a bunch of potential benefits as well. We just went through a list of many of those essential oils above and pointed out their benefits. Even though they can be effective on their own, pairing CBD with essentials oils are a fantastic way to reap even more benefits. A few reasons why these pairings are so great include, but are not limited to:
- Scent:First and foremost, essential oils smell amazing. They deliver a lot of their benefits through their scent. This means that when using a CBD-essential oil product, you can enjoy the fresh scent of the essential oil while also experiencing the therapeutic benefits of the CBD. This combo allows for an even more invigorating experience. Who doesn’t want to enjoy the aromatic ambiance from delicious-smelling essential oils?
- Relaxation:Just like CBD, certain essential oils are known for their potentially calming effects. Although lavender is the most obvious example, other oils like rose and orange may also inspire relaxation as well. When you pair the relaxing scent of these essential oils with CBD, you’ll achieve peak levels of tranquility.
- Pain-Relief:Oils like peppermint and lemon may help relieve pain. And when paired with CBD, those pain relief benefits may be even more noticeable.
Ultimately, since both CBD oil and these essential oils have many benefits, pairing them together may improve the therapeutic effects that you experience. Pamper yourself this Summer with CBD joined by essential oils. Whether you choose a roll-on product of a bath bomb, you’re sure to enjoy the tranquility it inspires.