THE DYNAMIC DUO: CBD OIL AND PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Peppermint essential oil is incredibly popular while CBD oil is a rising star in the natural wellness world. Both elixirs offer an impressive list of potential health benefits so you might find yourself wondering whether you can combine both products and maximize the rewards. Turns out, essential oil and CBD oil can be a match made in self-care heaven.
What are essential oils?
Essential oils are natural plant extracts from different parts like seeds, leaves, roots, petals, barks, roots and rinds. These potent plant extracts are widely known to have stronger fragrance than the plants they come from and thus are incredibly popular for aromatherapy, a type of alternative medicine that uses essential oils.
Aromatherapy or the use of essential oils in holistic healing is purported to help with a plethora of health issues from improving sleep, managing anxiety symptoms, mood enhancement, boosting energy, aiding in relaxation and easing headaches just to name a few.
When inhaled, the molecules from the fragrance travel up the nose and interact with scent receptors which stimulate the olfactory nerve that connects to the limbic system of the brain. This system is the part of the brain responsible for processing behavioral and emotional responses (1).
Other than inhalation, another popular way of using essential oils is skin absorption. By applying a topical dilution to the skin through a bath, massage or a skincare product like a roll-on, essential oils help alleviate pesky skin problems like acne, scars, and itchy rashes.
However, what can be good for your nose can sometimes be bad for your skin. The volatile components of the essential oils are too potent and can cause irritation or allergic reactions when applied directly to the skin. This is why topical absorption of essential oils always requires a mix of carrier oil which helps “carry” the essential oil so it can be safely applied.
What is CBD oil?
As with essential oils, CBD oil is another natural whole-plant extract derived from the parts of the cannabis sativa plant (not to be mistaken with hemp seed oil which only comes from the seeds). CBD or Cannabidiol is a type of cannabinoid that acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system that assist in regulating anxiety, mood, appetite and help with immunomodulatory effects.
Can essential oils and CBD oil be mixed together?
While essential oils cannot be ingested unlike CBD oil, companies like Tub Therapy have come up with topical forms combining their own mixes of the two elixirs for ultimate relief and healing. The terpenes in full spectrum CBD oils in particular, work well with essential oils to deliver incredible synergies that are far more effective and superior than using either of these alone. As a result, the body responds differently to the bioavailability of the mix.
What are the benefits of mixing them together?
Essential oils can add a pleasant boost to topical cannabis. But because every essential oil varies in its natural makeup, aromas and benefits are also unique and will depend on the type of essential oil used.
Some essential oils are soothing, toning and grounding, while others are energizing, warming and renewing. The purported benefits are for a plethora of purposes and wide ranging, from improving sleep and decreasing anxiety, to lowering pain and easing headaches, to taming a queasy stomach and fostering deep relaxation.
What are the benefits of peppermint essential oil?
One of the most sought-after essential oils is peppermint. Peppermint’s expectorant properties promote relief from congestion and help us breathe easier when colds and dry sinuses catch up to us. Peppermint essential oil also has unique characteristics that make them ideal for relieving nausea when inhaled.
Other aromatherapy benefits include reducing pain and stress levels and improving mental function. For topical use, peppermint essential oil is great for headache, muscle aches, joint pain and itching.
What are the benefits of mixing peppermint essential oil with CBD oil?
Like peppermint, CBD offers an impressive list of potential health benefits. When you mix them together, it makes a powerful combination of natural pain relief when applied or inhaled safely.
✅ Helps relieve sinus congestion
Peppermint is a strong minty scent similar to menthol that effectively relieves sinus congestion, thanks to its ability to overcome nearly any blockage. While CBD is not a decongestant, it works with our body’s endocannabinoid system which helps reduce inflammation and congestion. And with its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD oil may help ease inflammation caused by sinusitis.
✅ Helps reduce itching
Peppermint oil’s cooling properties can help reduce itching caused by hives, bug bites, allergic reactions or poison ivy. Meanwhile, the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD are particularly useful for soothing inflamed, reddened and itchy conditions as well as reducing potential triggers of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
✅ Migraines and headaches
Applying diluted peppermint oil topically is one of the most popular ways to help relieve pain from tension headaches and migraine attacks. While there is no scientific evidence on topical CBD as an effective treatment for headaches and migraines, CBD is thought to help soothe inflamed nerves that lead to searing headaches thanks to its anti-inflammatory properties.
✅ Muscle tension and joint pain
Both peppermint essential oil and CBD oil are great from easing muscle tension and joint pain. Peppermint essential oil causes a cooling sensation which may numb pain, thanks to its menthol content. On the other hand, when applied topically, CBD helps soothe pain in localized areas such as joints or particular muscles. CBD activates the endocannabinoid system by binding to the cannabinoid receptors in your skin that results in the alleviation of pain and inflammation on targeted areas.
What we recommend
And ode to the female figure in our lives who carries the nurturer gene, Tub Therapy’s Mrs. Fixit creates a strong cooling sensation designed to 'fix' just about anything!
Whether for easing stress, tension, headache, sinus congestion, motion sickness, muscle pain, itching or even warding off pesky mosquitoes, this soothing blend of pure peppermint essential oil and full spectrum CBD oil will give you a boost of energy when life’s lemons slow you down.
- Rapid cooling relief for a variety of conditions including nausea, itching, stomach cramps, common cold and headaches
- Convenient on-the-go size with easy roller ball applicator tip
- A little goes a long way!
- Contains 0.3% or less THC — federally legal nationwide
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