Aromatherapy makes use of aromatic plant oils to improve emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being and has long been used as an alternative type of therapy. In fact, ancient Greek, Chinese, and Egyptian civilizations used essential oils for therapeutic and spiritual purposes, so the basis of aromatherapy goes back centuries.
The science behind the inhalation of essential oils to trigger specific emotions stems from the fact that our sense of smell is more powerful than all other senses. When inhaled, the brain immediately recognizes aromas, and as such, the resulting emotions of inhaling certain essential oils are also immediate.
Essential oils can also be absorbed by the skin. A massage therapist might add a drop or two of wintergreen oil to help relax tight muscles during treatment. A skincare company may add Neroli to body lotion to balance oil production and regenerate the skin.
While aromatherapy has been considered an alternative type of therapy, it has been increasingly gaining recognition in the medical field. People who inhale or apply specific essential oils do so in an effort to experience specific reactions. For some, alleviating stress or discomfort is the intended purpose.
For others, it might be increasing focus and concentration. Terpenes are considered the building blocks of essential oils and are responsible for their scent and therapeutic benefits. When coupled with cannabinoids, such as CBD, the therapeutic effects of the terpenes are enhanced by what’s known as the entourage effect.
CBD and Aromatherapy
CBD is a powerful agent to foster balance in the mind and body and each essential oil has its own unique benefits. Combining different essential oil blends with CBD can induce various experiences, thanks to the powerful synergy between them. Aromatherapy roll-ons are a convenient way to experience these benefits. They can be applied to pulse points on the body, rolled directly onto areas of concern, like stiff muscles, or simply inhaled to experience the wonderful balancing and healing benefits. Each roll-on is blended with targeted effects in mind:
- Relax: Used to calm and unwind from daily stressors and induce better sleep.
- Focus: A grounding blend that encourages clarity and alleviates distraction.
- Elevate: Uplifting and energizing; this blend fights mental blocks and sadness.
- Relief: Invigorating and wonderful to use directly on sore areas and points on tension.
Try CBD Roll-Ons Today
If you’re just starting to explore CBD or essential oils, CBD infused roll-ons are a good place to start. We suggest keeping them in your bag, desk drawer, or on your nightstand so they’ll always be near when you need them.
BLNCD Tip: Use our Elevate or Focus Roll-on in place of synthetic fragrance.