As CBD is an oil many people are asking “Can I put CBD oil in a diffuser?”
CBD can be used in an aromatherapy oil diffuser or humidifier without harming the diffuser. However, the benefits for which many people are taking CBD are not derived from inhaling it. For maximum benefit we recommend alternative ways of using CBD oil- read on to find out more…
CBD oil can be used in a diffuser to create a scent in a room. Some CBD oils contain essential oils which will make a room smell pleasant and which can offer aromatherapy benefits. However using CBD oil in diffuser won’t necessarily lead to the benefits available from consuming CBD oil or applying it to the skin.
It can be easy to confuse essential oils with CBD oils, they are both plant derived oils used for their wellness benefits, but there are important differences in how they work.The benefits of essential oils are derived from inhaling the scents which interact with the limbic system in the brain to help improve functions such as relaxation or focus. This is why essential oils are often used in diffusers. Unlike CBD oils, essential oils are not safe to consume and can cause poisoning even if small amounts are ingested. Essential oils can be applied to the skin if diluted sufficiently and they are often used on pulse points.
Unlike essential oils, CBD, can be consumed and can be applied to the skin. Once CBD enters the body, it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is a set of receptors that help regulate many of the body’s functions including sleep, mood, stress and anxiety levels, focus, joint function and appetite. CBD activates the endocannabinoid receptors giving them a boost to help them regulate its functions. Essential oils do not contain any cannabinoids.
CBD oil comes in various forms and can be used in different ways, including as creams applied to the skin often used for relief from pain and skin conditions, or taken orally as an oil, capsule or gummy.
When you first start using CBD Oil or CBD Cream we recommend you start with a low dose and gradually increase, this is so that you aren’t paying for a higher dose than you need. Some people feel the benefits straight away, but for others it can take 6 weeks for the body’s endocannabinoid system to start to respond to the CBD and so give yourself time to adjust.