This article originally appeared on Sundayscaries.com and was written by Kim Torres.
In recent years, we have seen the rise of natural products storming the mainstream media. In particular, medical marijuana and CBD products have risen but, most recently, essential oils have hit the headlines. Those who have had zero success treating anxiety or sleep disorders with pharmaceutical medications are finally seeing positive results primarily via the use of CBD oil and, most recently, essential oils. We have all heard of coconut oil, olive oil, and lavender oil working wonders for aromatherapy and possibly even the likes of copaiba essential oil. But what about hemp seed oil or the benefits of CBD oil or even a combination with other essential oils?
With the world in crisis over environmental issues paired with a growing awareness of the harm that toxic medications can do when used for prolonged periods of time, natural medicines and supplements are taking center stage and people are now flocking to give natural remedies a try.
Using CBD with Essential Oils for a Health Boost
As with cannabis and hemp, essential oils have been used for thousands of years for therapeutic purposes, as has the cannabis plant (before it was banned). And while you do not traditionally ingest them to enjoy the benefits they can offer, they can still be used in conjunction with CBD oil, or cannabidiol oil, to effectively supercharge your healing experience. CBD-infused topical balms that contain pure essential oils are becoming increasingly popular, especially among those suffering from skin conditions or pain. And while neither CBD oil nor essential oils can be classified as a medicine, hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide swear by their own mixes of the two tinctures for ultimate relief and healing.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the best mixes you can try, depending on the condition you are struggling with.
Lavender: A Powerful Sleep Aid
One of the primary reasons that otherwise healthy people are turning to CBD is because of insomnia. Nobody wants to have to deal with a hectic job on a poor night’s sleep and CBD oil has been found to enhance your ability to fall asleep and, most importantly, stay asleep for the whole night. Lavender essential oil has also been used since as long as we can remember to promote relaxation and improve sleep, usually through topical application or via an infuser. Out of all of the essential oils available, lavender seems to be able to combat pretty much everything from stress and anxiety to eczema and sunburn and it is for this reason that it pairs perfectly when used alongside CBD. If you are currently using CBD balm to treat a skin condition, then try adding a few drops of pure lavender oil into the mix—not only will you smell great, you will feel great, too.
Lemon: The Energizer
Although most people associate CBD oil with sleep and relaxation, it can also be used to enhance mental clarity, concentration, and the overall improvement of your energy levels. Micro-dosing CBD is most effective when you need an energy boost and even more so when you add some lemon essential oil into the mix. Remember that only certain essential oils are safe to ingest but lemon oil is one of them. For convenience, you could add a couple of drops of organic lemon oil into your CBD tincture or, alternatively, you could go the completely natural route and boil a couple of lemon rinds in some distilled water and then drink it as your first beverage in the morning.
Eucalyptus and Jasmine: Anti-Anxiety
CBD has been hailed as having potent anxiolytic effects and a recent study has actually proven that it can successfully combat social anxiety and while it is perfectly capable of flying solo in order to treat feelings of stress and panic, if you combine with an essential oil such as jasmine or eucalyptus, the effect is thought to be faster acting and longer lasting, as reported by current users of this harmonious blend. Eucalyptus oil has a soothing effect, thanks to its powerful minty fresh smell and it also induces a sensation of clarity. When you consider how easy it is to lose yourself in the overwhelming sensation of an impending panic attack, you will likely agree that clarity is key when it comes to navigating an internal storm. Jasmine is another excellent natural weapon for calming the nerves and it is one of the few essential oils that are capable of helping you to relax without inducing feelings of sleepiness. Rather than ingesting these two oils, put a couple of drops on a handkerchief and breathe them in deeply when you need relief or, alternatively, use a diffuser to fill your home or office with the delicious scent.
The world of essential oils is vast and homeopaths worldwide will testify to the power of nature’s elixirs when used correctly, so the oils mentioned above are by no means the only oils you can use in conjunction with CBD. However, if you feel that you could benefit from taking an all-natural approach to your healing, then you will now have a good starting point from which you can begin to experiment with your own mixes of CBD and essential oils.