CBD as essential oil describes a concentrated oil derived from plant material. Most essential oils are highly concentrated oils and are usually made by cold-pressing the plant parts, or through a steam-distillation process. Essentials oils can be made from the seeds, leaves, stems, roots, and even the fruits of plants.
You’ve probably heard of the THC compound (commonly associated with marijuana), which is also found in the cannabis sativa plant. This is the most commonly known cannabis compound, and the one that produces a mind-altering “high” when broken down by heat, such as by smoking it or cooking it into food.
What Makes CBD Different?
Unlike THC, CBD does not produce a high, and has several potential benefits, including alleviating discomfort and body aches, promoting skin health as well as a variety of other health benefits. Now, cannabis sativa plants that are bred for their fiber or seeds are considered hemp plants, and they usually have a rich amount of CBD with only trace amounts of THC. On the other hand, marijuana is the strain of cannabis sativa that is bred to have higher amounts of THC.
CBD is something different. CBD is a natural cannabis compound that has significant medicinal benefits.
With more and more research coming out that shines a light on the reported health benefits of CBD and essential oils, people are starting to experiment with combining the two and achieving some surprising results.
Is CBD an essential oil?
Strictly speaking, CBD oil is not an essential oil, but an extract or absolute. It's good to know that this is not just a semantic difference: essential oils, extracts, and absolutes all have different chemical compositions and different effects on the body. While all three substances are different, they do all require some experimenting to determine what works best for you, and, of course, we recommend that you speak with your physician about using these products.
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