10 Things to Know About Cannabis Sativa Essential Oil

July 18, 2018


In study after study it's noted that whole, complete Cannabis Essential Oil exhibits greater activity than any of its individual constituents, implying powerful synergistic effects.

The subject of Cannabis is immense and the emerging science exciting but far more complex than anything I can share in a blog post however I can point out a scientifically backed alternative for those not interested in an altered state courtesy of THC.

In this blog post, Cannabis Sativa Essential Oil gets all the love because it too is an important component of Cannabis that's legal and available to all.

Ten Things to Know and Love About Cannabis Sativa Essential Oil
            1. No THC or CBD - Cannabis Sativa Essential Oil [CSEO] is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of Cannabis ct hemp and composed of volatile molecules that are not water soluble. The larger, heavier molecules, THC and CBD cannot come through the steam distillation process into the essential oil however, in rare cases extremely small amounts of THC has appeared in the essential oil, well under the legal limit allowed in CBD oil but not worth the risk if your livelihood depends on a drug test.
            2. Research shows that the terpenes (volatile molecules) found in the essential oil bind to the cannabinoids (CBD oil) in ways to enhance the benefits, the well known "entourage effect" which has lead to extreme interest in cannabis essential oil as of late.
            3. CSEO elevates - by that I mean that it can enhance the therapeutic effects of all essential oils and Cannabis . Consider CSEO the Queen of Essential Oils - working her magic to elevate your therapeutic blends.
            4. CSEO is high in the sesquiterpene, beta-caryophyllene - a powerful anti-inflammatory. Beta-caryophyllene's properties may explain why Cannabis users often cite relief of anxiety and depression as reason for their use.
            5. Inhalation of CSEO can create the same brain waves (theta and alpha) stimulated during meditation, yoga and mindfulness including release of hormones - melatonin, serotonin and more
            6. Results suggest that brain wave activity and the autonomic nervous system are affected by the inhalation of CSEO suggesting a neuromodular activity in cases of stress, depression, and anxiety
            7. CSEO (Futura varieties) has been shown to be an effective antimicrobial against Clostridia
            8. Beauty Tip! CSEO applied topically can stimulate the shedding of dead skin cells and accelerate regeneration of new for glowing skin
            9. Cannabis Sativa EO is steam distilled. Hemp Seed Oil is cold pressed. Remember this distinction!
            10. Natural Sleep Aid - Try adding a drop or two of Lavender Essential Oil to a 1/2 teaspoon of Cannabis Sativa EO Salve for a deep restful sleep