For thousands of years all over the world, humans have used natural plants and their extracts to heal and promote wellbeing. Aromatherapy uses aromatic, plant-derived essential oils to enhance mental, emotional, and physical health. With its fairly recent resurgence in popularity, it has gained much recognition in the modern scientific and medical fields for efficacy. While essential oils do not replace a proper doctor’s visit, they can significantly help with non-emergency conditions. Aromatherapy can also help with conditions such as anxiety, stress, pain, insomnia, chronic headaches/migraines, minor infections & wounds, poor digestion, low immunity, and more!
Aromatherapy works with the olfactory sense and skin absorption by utilizing several different mediums like diffusers, inhalers, topicals, compresses, and more. With nearly one hundred known essential oils in existence and each one hosting an array of healing properties, practically anyone can find relief in aromatherapy. What makes essential oils unique in their healing properties is their distinct terpene profiles, which affect the body and brain in different This, of course, includes cannabis and influences the effects of its many strains. For example, limonene, which is the primary terpene in most citrus fruits, tends to also be the main terpene in cannabis strains that alleviate anxiety & invigorate the senses, like Lemon Kush. Looking for some deeper relaxation? Try out strains with linalool terpenes (like Do-Si-Dos or Purple Kush) which is shared with lavender and other calming herbs.
Of course, please be sure to exercise caution, do your research, and dilute essential oils properly before application, especially if you are expecting, sensory sensitive, or applying to children or the elderly. Also be sure to do your research when picking your cannabis flowers as the terpenes can greatly influence your experience!