Because CBD and essential oils use in humans haven’t been studied extensively, it’s hard to give a clear answer on whether or not it’s safe to mix the two. Especially when you’re looking at something like essential oils — where some are considered harmless for both oral and topical use while others can be poisonous — it’s important to act with an abundance of caution.
Essential oils have been used throughout human history, but before we dive into the science, it’s important to highlight that not all essential oils are safe to consume orally and others can cause damage if they’re applied directly to your skin. Unlike CBD oil, different essential oils vary wildly — and some carry severe health risks if used incorrectly — so you’ll want to do extensive research prior to combining these and you’ll want to consult your primary care doctor.
That being said, when it comes to using essential oils (and deciding whether or not they work), the answer is “it depends.” Different oils offer different benefits, and not all essential oils have been extensively studied. You’ll want to speak with a medical expert before using any essential oils to make sure you’re using them safely.
How to determine if it is safe to mix CBD and essential oils.
What about essential oils? Do they work?
From there, many believe that CBD works by helping your body return to that state of homeostasis — so if your body needs sleep, CBD might help with that. If you need to boost your energy, it might help with that too. And because cannabinoid receptors within the ECS are located throughout your body, although there’s a higher concentration of these receptors in your brain, that’s why CBD offers such a wide range of potential benefits.
Translation? While we don’t know how CBD works with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and cannabinoid receptors, we do know that the ECS plays a role in bodily functions like sleep, memory, and mood — as well as maintaining our bodies’ homeostasis, AKA the balance and stability of our bodies’ systems.
Over the last few years, more and more people have been turning to cannabidiol — aka CBD — as a part of their health and wellness routine, and it’s easy to see why. Research shows that CBD offers an impressive list of potential health benefits. It can help address issues like pain, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders, which makes it easy to understand why CBD products are becoming so popular across the United States.
What is CBD? How does it work?
“Most herbalists and Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners usually recommend using multiple botanicals to treat a condition. Rarely, do they ever recommend a single herb,” explains Dr. Felecia Dawson, a physician and cannabis advocate.” Thus, adding additional terpenes via essential oils may give better results. I would recommend working with someone knowledgeable about CBD and essential oils to stay safe, save money and time.
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CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is a plant-based compound found in hemp—the same plant from which we get hemp seed milk (a yummy alternative to cow’s milk), fabric, and bird feed. Nature’s Ultra makes their CBD products by dissolving CBD in fractionated coconut oil. When you use CBD products, your body’s endocannabinoid system is affected.
Yes! Nature’s Ultra is a wholly owned partner , meaning we own the company, but it still operates independently. That means when you shop their products, Nature’s Ultra—not Young Living—fulfills and ships your order. They’re also the ones to turn to when you have questions about CBD products.
Q: What ingredients are in these products?
Nature’s Ultra gets their CBD from farms in Colorado that are dedicated to sustainable farming practices. They don’t use any pesticides, and they rigorously test each product to ensure it’s free of heavy metals. To avoid adding harsh chemicals to their products, Nature’s Ultra uses food-grade carbon dioxide to extract CBD from hemp plants.
YL tip: Check out the label instructions so you know how to use these products.
Are you feeling tired and stressed after a long day? Calm CBD Roll-On is the friend you need to create a relaxed atmosphere with the help of soothing Lavender, grounding Frankincense, and many other delightfully aromatic essential oils.
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As you already know, we take special care to use only the highest-quality ingredients. Mirroring our own commitment, Nature’s Ultra uses only the finest, purest CBD. Most of Nature’s Ultra’s CBD products contain CBD isolate, organic stevia leaf extract, MCT coconut oil, and Young Living essential oils.