Oil diffusers have become increasingly popular as a way to infuse a pleasant soothing scent into your home, and also to deliver therapeutic effects and aromatherapy benefits. There are many types of diffusers to choose from including:
Ultrasonic Diffusers- which uses ultrasonic vibrations to break apart oil and water, the water vapor is sent as a cool fine mist into the air.
Heat Diffusers- which use heat to bring oil to an evaporative state and released into the air.
Evaporative Diffusers – typically involves a fan glowing through the oil to release it in to air.
CBD and the Diffuser
Using an oil is a key part of any type of diffuser working, so many people assume that they can add CBD to their diffuser, and they will reap the benefits of CBD oils. This is not the case. CBD oil is formulated with a carrier oil such as MCT oil, olive oil, or hemp seed oil, which is not intended for the combustion that happens when using a diffuser. The same way that CBD oil, or other CBD products other than an E-liquid, should never be used in a vape pen.
So the simple answer is NO – Do not put CBD oil, hemp oil, or any other type of cannabis oil into your diffuser, and do not purchase CBD oil diffusers, which were created as a marketing gimmick and provide no health benefits. However, this does not mean that both CBD and diffusers have many potential benefits on there own. When used properly, they are both a great way to incorporate natural plant extracts into your wellness routine.
CBD oil which is extracted from hemp plants, is meant for oral consumption or topical use. CBD works within the body’s endocannabinoid system by connecting with cannabinoid receptors to help keep the body in balance and improve overall health. There are many wellness benefits associated with CBD use, the most popular health benefits of CBD are:
- As a sleep aid
- To support stress relief efforts
- To help ease chronic pain relief.
- To improve overall wellness
One of the many benefits of CBD is that it does not have psychoactive effects and it is non-addictive. However, there may be mild side effects such as dry mouth or drowsiness, and the could be potential interactions with other medications, so it is always a prudent to seek a doctor’s advice trying CBD products.
An essential oil diffuser can have a positive therapeutic effect as well through its soothing aromatherapy. The important part is to use drops of essential oil in the diffuser. The aromatic compounds from oils work directly with the limbic system, and can help improve mood, ease tension, and create a pleasant atmosphere. Some popular essential oils and their specific therapeutic effect are:
- Lavender oil – To help calm. relax, and soothe
- Peppermint oil – To help revive, stimulate, and keep alert
- Chamomile oil – To help sleep
- Lemon or Orange oil – To lift and promote a positive mood
- Cinnamon oil – To create a homey, comforting environment
Just as you should not use CBD in a diffuser, you should not consume essential oils. Some types of essential oils may be suitable for topical use, but it be sure to read the label to avoid possible allergic reactions.
Whether you are shopping for CBD oil, essential oils, or a diffuser, the important thing is to choose high quality products. The wellness space has many quality products, but the industry is also littered with cheap knock off products that will provide no real effects. Even worse, they may cause possible complications to respiratory systems, circulatory system, hormone levels and other health problems.
If you would like to learn more about Palm Organix CBD oil products we have a great library of informative articles. You can also reach us by phone or email, our friendly customer service team is knowledgeable and happy to answer any and all of your CBD questions.