Long before they were in CBD tinctures and disposable vape pens, essential oils were providing benefits to people seeking natural remedies to all manner of ailments. Yes, they’re great in those things too, but these complex mixtures of natural chemicals have been sought after and extracted from plants such as lavender, mint, orange, and ginger since the Pharaohs’ heyday.
Today, as millions of people seek natural relief to medical conditions typically treated with pharmaceuticals, essential oils are riding a wave of popularity and widespread acceptance. But, if you’re neither an Egyptian pharaoh nor an experienced practitioner of natural remedies, you could probably use a quick rundown of how your wellness might be improved with essential oils.
Essential oils are the foundation of aromatherapy
Your sense of smell is a direct line to your emotions and your memories. Go ahead, think of fresh baked cookies, or a campfire and see if you don’t crack a smile. Aromatherapy is the natural practice of utilizing different essential oils to evoke feelings, emotions, and reactions in your brain that enhance your physical and emotional health. Essential oils are popular in aromatherapy because their 100% natural scents are long-lasting and easy to use.
Essential oils can help you reduce your caffeine consumption
You know too much caffeine and sugar aren’t good for you, but how do you cut down on the multiple cups of morning coffee or afternoon energy drinks you’ve conditioned your mind and body to crave? Think back to when you were a kid and one of the cool moms broke out the orange slices at your soccer or baseball game. The smell of fresh cut citrus is a natural stimulant which is why we use lemon bergamot essential oils in our Revive line of tinctures and vape pens. It’s a jolt of energy you can feel good about because it’s fast-acting and powered by 100% natural ingredients.
Essential oils can help you relax before bed
Everything in life is better after a good night’s sleep but far too many of us are scraping by on just a few hours of shut-eye. In contrast to the stimulating effects of lemon bergamot, the essential oils in lavender, which are used in Curaleaf’s Relax line of tinctures and vape pens can help you achieve a feeling of serenity and calm before bedtime.
Essential oils are key to a natural skincare routine
Everyone wants healthy looking skin but if you’re the type of person who worries about where your skin products come from or what types of chemicals you’re washing down the drain, essential oils could be a good fit for your lifestyle. Make sure to add the essential oil into a lotion or a carrier oil and check out carrot seed oil to brighten up your complexion, sandalwood for dry skin, and tea tree essential oil for acne.
Essential oils are a great addition to a holistic pain management plan
Plenty of people these days are second-guessing the way they treat both their chronic pain and short-term pain due to injury or over-exertion. Peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil are known for their cooling effects in treating sharp, intense pain while ginger oil, clove oil, and black pepper have a warming effect to soothe dull aches and deep, nagging pains.
Essential oils are best when freshWhile the aromas and effects of essential oils last several hours when applied to your skin or diffused in a vaporizer, the potency of the oils themselves breaks down over time. While the shelf life of essential oils varies by type and storing conditions, a good rule of thumb is to use them within two years of the purchase date.
Essential oils are a powerful wellness tool, but when combined with the different therapeutic benefits and effects of, CBD products they have the power to help you live life better than ever before.