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Will CBD Oil Work In My Aromatherapy Diffuser?

Posted by Adam F on

As the stigma surrounding CBD slowly evaporates, more and more people have begun experimenting with various methods of consumption. At the same time, the use of essential oils has also become quite popular. As a result, many people have a natural inclination to merge these two worlds, hoping to experience the combined benefits of them together. There is certainly some merit to this idea, but not when CBD is used in an aromatherapy diffuser.
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We have had many customers ask about placing CBD oil in aromatherapy diffusers, and the unfortunate truth is that this method will not give your body the actual benefit of the cannabidiol. It may spread the smell of the oil around the room, giving you some hope that it is working, but you will not actually be absorbing any meaningful amount of CBD into your body this way. Essential oils are light, volatile compounds with very low boiling points, making them very easy to disperse into the air as a gas. CBD, on the other hand has comparatively high boiling and vaporization temperatures that a diffuser simply cannot produce. It is also much heavier than essential oils, whether in oil or isolate form; because of this, there is some chance that putting CBD in your diffuser could clog or otherwise harm it. That being said, there are ways to reap the potential benefits of CBD and essential oils together.
For example, the Active CBD roll-on is a great option that combines cannabidiol with natural peppermint oil.  Peppermint oil is believed to help with headaches, nausea, and colds, so it pairs well with CBD in this topical form intended for easing headaches. By applying the product directly to your skin, you allow your body to actually absorb it, which is much more effective than just smelling it in a room. 
 
There is a whole world of essential oils to explore
 
There are many other essential oils out there with all sorts of intended uses, from anxiety reduction to general skin care. If you find a particular essential oil that you enjoy, you can even mix it into your very own topical ointment with CBD. The options for this are endless! 
 
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog! To get your very own Active CBD products, come into any one of our Discover CBD stores, on the web at discovercbd.com, facebook, or by simply calling us at, 719-358-7553 to place an order!
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