Hemp essential oil is not meant to be taken internally, but blended into carrier oils – perhaps with other essential oils – to produce a soothing blend for the skin, muscles and all types of massage. This essential oil is not intoxicating. Learn more about CBD products at Tagliarini Chiropractic in West Hartford. Contact us today to make an appointment. CBD is all the rage these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what exactly is CBD and what does it do?
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Hemp, not to be confused with marijuana, is an annual herbaceous plant that has been cultivated for eons to capture its diverse uses and benefits. Hemp essential oil is not meant to be taken internally, but blended into carrier oils – perhaps with other essential oils – to produce a soothing blend for the skin, muscles and all types of massage. This essential oil is not intoxicating (those compounds are not bioavailable in distillation), but quite special nonetheless. Its major components consist of monoterpenes and some sesquiterpenes, typically found in many aromatic plants. Laboratory analysis shows that it shares chemistry with many commonly used essential oils such as citrus, pine and basil.
The stresses and strains of over-exertion, old age and simple wear-and-tear often respond favorably to the essential oil of this complex and often misunderstood botanical. It is also supportive of various mild skin conditions, imparting a lustrous glow and radiance when rubbed in gently (blended into a carrier oil). A stream of lotions, salves, balms and massage oils containing extracts of Hemp oil are gaining new fans worldwide as the time-honored benefits of this herbal oil spread.
**Edens Garden cannot be held responsible for conditions beyond our control such as customs or border restrictions for international shipments. While this product is legal in the United States of America, and contains no CBD or THC, we suggest researching the legality of the product in the country you are shipping to.
Method: Steam Distilled
Plant Part: Herb
Blends Well With: Lavender, citruses and mints
Aroma: Grassy, potent, earthy, green
Color: Clear- Pale Yellow
Comments from GC/MS report:The analysis of this Hemp batch sample meets the expected chemical profile for authentic essential oil of Cannabis sativa No contamination or adulteration was detected. The results provided in this GCMS quality analysis reflect the chemical composition of the oil and lot referenced above on the date of analysis
Safety: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult physician. Avoid contact with eyes. Do not use internally unless instructed by a licensed aromatherapist or physician.
OK For Kids: 2+
Kids Max Dilution: 1% Shelf Life: 2-4 Years
Apply Topically: Our Single Essential Oils and Synergy Blends are 100% pure and undiluted. To apply to the skin, dilute with a high-quality Carrier Oil . See our dilution chart here . We recommend performing a skin patch test when using a new essential oil topically.
Diffuse & Inhale: Breathe in your favorite essential oils using an essential oil diffuser or personal pocket inhaler. For instructions on how to use your diffuser, please refer to the diffuser’s product page.
DIYs: Explore simple and fun recipes on The Drop , our essential oil blog with expert tips, EO news, and informative reads.
FACIAL OIL: Combine 2 drops Hemp essential oil, 3 drops Lavender French, 1 drop Frankincense Sacra in 1 oz Hemp Seed carrier oil. Apply as a moisturizer after washing the face. Avoid eyes.
FACE MASK: In a blender, combine 1/2 avocado, 1/4 cup Hemp Seed carrier oil, 2 tsp spirulina, 4 drops Hemp essential oil and 4 drops Patchouli. Smooth over face, avoiding the eyes, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. Wash off with warm water.
SALVE: In a double boiler, melt 1 Tbsp beeswax. Combine with 1 oz Guava Seed carrier oil, 10 drops Hemp essential oil, 6 drops Helichrysum italicum and 2 drops German Chamomile. Pour into a 3 oz tin and let cool. Scoop out and apply to areas of concern.
About a year ago, we noted several patients inquiring about CBD…asking what we thought of it and what brand we recommend. We began to research several CBD companies and their products. We finally landed on Young Living (YL) as the company and products that we feel are the best in the industry and best fit our practice’s values.
What speaks to us most about YL is their quality. Their products are grown without pesticides, on farms that they own, and guaranteed 100% pure by third party testing. Your wellness journey deserves the best, and YL’s quality commitment is here to support it!
YL’s quality commitment uses stringent Seed to Seal® guidelines in sourcing, science, and standards to ensure that you’re getting only the best ingredients. They own their hemp farms (most companies purchase hemp already grown from outside farms). This is important because hemp is a filter plant, which means it easily absorbs whatever is in its environment. YL grows its hemp with non-GMO seeds in the mountains in Colorado. Being grown at a high altitude means less pests and no harmful chemicals or pesticides that the plant would otherwise absorb.
We are impressed that YL routinely not only tests all of their products for purity and quality, but they ALSO have a third-party test them as well. This third-party testing is done to ensure that you’re getting a high-quality product free from solvents, heavy metals, gluten, and pesticides. This transparency makes us feel confident in recommending their products.
Another thing we like about the YL CBD products is that they smell AMAZING. Most products from other companies we tried smelled skunky like marijuana (yuck). YL’s CBD products are the only CBD products on the market formulated with Smart Spectrum™ CBD science. Smart Spectrum™ blends the CBD isolate and the terpenes from essential oils to make a CBD product that is broader and more robust. The terpenes found in essential oils can also increase the overall efficacy of the product. We have them on display in the office so you can smell next time you stop in.
Initially, we noticed that YL’s prices were a smidge higher than those of the other CBD companies we researched. We quickly realized that with CBD you definitely get what you pay for. YL has carefully aligned each of their formulas to deliver unrivaled purity and performance. Each product is carefully formulated to meet life’s little challenges. Maximum relaxation? Check. Promote calming vibes? Got it. Soothing comfort? YL has you covered.
Due to the heightened amount of stress in our society right now along with the burden of more aches and pains from working from home at makeshift workstations, there is no time like the present to give CBD a try. Since Young Living CBD products contain 0.00% THC, you can experience their numerous health benefits without the “high”.
The good news…YL has an awesome “Starter Kit” option where you can get full sized containers of YL’s 3 most popular CBD products ($278.85 value) for only $165. Ordering the starter kit makes you a “member” for life…this simply means that you get 24% off retail (so you get wholesale pricing) of any products you buy moving forward. No strings attached!
Here is a link to the CBD page on the YL website for more info: Young Living CBD products by Nature’s Ultra
Here are some quick tips and uses for each of the items in your Starter Kit:
Starter Kits are available in Regular Strength or Extra Strength
– You get the citrus 500mg or 1000mg oil in your kit. If you love it and want to purchase more in the future, know that it also comes in cinnamon and cool mint. Start by using 1/4 dropper at bed time. You can gradually work up to a full dropper. Both strengths are available for individual purchase as well. – This smells absolutely amazing and a little goes a long way so use it sparingly. Use to soothe achy, sore, stiff muscles and joints. Note: The Regular Strength Kit includes a 300mg version, Extra Strength Kit includes a 600mg version. Both strengths are available for individual purchase as well. – This combo of CBD and 100% pure essential oils works together to help you feel more calm and sleep more restfully. Keep it in your purse or briefcase for on the go stress, in your desk drawer, or on your nightstand. Note: You will receive the 300mg version in the Regular Strength Kit and a 600mg version in the Extra Strength Kit. Both strengths are available for individual purchase as well.
Now that we have done all of the tedious research for you, are you ready to begin your CBD journey with a starter kit? You can either call our office, stop by, or click on this link to order your CBD starter kit. Questions? Shoot us an email or give us a call. *Young Living Independent Distributor #23834089
Everything You Need to Know About CBD
CBD is all the rage these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what is CBD and what does it do?
What Is a Cannabinoid?
Perhaps you have heard CBD called a cannabinoid. The term cannabinoid refers to any compound that triggers your endocannabinoid system by activating its receptors. Cannabinoids are produced naturally in your body, but they can also come from other sources.
The cannabinoids that are naturally produced in your body are called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids that come from plants are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one example of a phytocannabinoid, though there are many. There are also synthetic cannabinoids.
How Do Cannabinoids Work?
A cannabinoid is anything that triggers your endocannabinoid system (ECS). So what exactly is the endocannabinoid system? The ECS plays an important role in regulating many functions within your body, including the inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors, hormones, reproductive function, and memory. Your body makes endocannabinoids as needed to help with this regulation. These endocannabinoids activate your cannabinoid receptors—cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) 1 .
CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and throughout the central nervous system 2 . They are primarily associated with pleasure and reward pathways.
CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system 3 . They are found on the surface of white blood cells throughout the body, including muscles, skin, and vital organs. CB2 receptors are also linked to the regulation of the inflammatory system. CB2 receptors are not as widely distributed throughout the body as CB1 receptors 4 .
Have you ever felt the famed “runner’s high”? You can thank your endocannabinoid system for that. After a period of strenuous exercise, the body begins to produce an endocannabinoid called anandamide. Anandamide activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors. When the anandamide activates the CB1 receptors, it produces an almost euphoric feeling while the activation of the CB2 receptors soothes discomfort in the muscles and joints.
THC & CBD
Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of “more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds” found in cannabis 5 . THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and causes psychoactive effects or a “high.” THC activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another compound found in cannabis. CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties as THC. CBD directly interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, but the interaction is so weak it is inconsequential 6 . CBD does still affect your endocannabinoid system, but it actually affects it indirectly and by a different mechanism than most cannabinoids.
CBD acts on an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). FAAH breaks down the before mentioned anandamide. CBD slows down FAAH’s activity, which leads to increased levels of anandamide in the body 7 . Anandamide is an endocannabinoid the body makes which affects both CB1 and CB2 receptors, resulting in increased feelings of euphoria (CB1) and soothing of inflammation in tissues (CB2).
Is CBD Safe and Effective?
It seems that CBD has flooded the marketplace and can be found in every product imaginable, from mascara to doggy treats. Amidst this excitement, however, there are a few reasons you should remain cautious.
The FDA acknowledges, “[S]ome companies are marketing products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and that may put the health and safety of consumers at risk.” 8
There is relatively little medical and scientific research regarding CBD. This is due in large part to legal and research limitations. Some studies indicate promising benefits, but the research is young, and it is still too early to come to any definitive conclusions about the perceived health benefits of CBD.
Is CBD Legal?
A lot goes into determining whether a substance is legal. It is important to start with some background.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for reviewing and approving applications to ensure that new drugs meet the standards of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act. They also regulate “the handling of all controlled substances, including those being used by researchers to conduct studies.” 9
“The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places all substances . . . regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance’s medical use, potential for abuse, and safety or dependence liability.” 10
“[Marijuana] is listed in Schedule I of the CSA due to its high potential for abuse, which is attributable in large part to the psychoactive effects of THC, and the absence of a currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States.” 11 (Exceptions 12 )
However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made some cannabis no longer subject to the Controlled Substances Act by defining hemp as “Cannabis . . . with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.” 13 This means hemp can be grown in states whose laws allow the industrial production and sale of hemp. This is contributing to the purported presence of CBD in various products, including alleged CBD oil. Any plant containing an excess of 0.3 percent THC is considered marijuana and is therefore a Schedule I controlled substance under the CSA and thus subject to the DEA. Even if something is considered hemp (according to the 2018 Act) by containing less than 0.3 percent THC, it is still subject to all other relevant federal laws. 14
The 2018 Act did not remove the FDA’s “authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds under the FD&C Act and . . . the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act).” 15 This means that any product containing cannabis or cannabis compounds, such as CBD, is still subject to the same laws as any other drug or dietary supplement. This includes CBD oil. Any product containing CBD, regardless of its THC content, cannot currently be sold as a dietary supplement. 16 This is because the FDA has approved neither THC nor CBD under the FD&C Act. 17
Drug Approval Process of Schedule I Substances
- Conducting clinical research for the drug approval process of Schedule I substances requires at least the following:
- Filing a registration application with the DEA
- Initial review of the application and research procedures by the FDA
- Working with the FDA to submit an application to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
- Obtaining the controlled substance (in this case, cannabis) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Conducting clinical trials
- Continued review of research procedures and security measures by the FDA
- Compiling scientific data and submitting it to the FDA for approval of controlled substance
Companies that are selling products said to contain CBD are bypassing this process. Their products are not meeting FDA standards because the FDA has not set any. The FDA reviews “applications to market drugs to determine whether proposed drug products are safe and effective for their intended indications.” 19 Without FDA oversight, “the purity and potency of the drug may vary considerably.” 20
According to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analyses conducted by doTERRA’s analytical chemists, THC is found in high concentrations in many brands of cannabis oil. THC is found in both hemp and CBD oil in more than just trace amounts.
Without FDA oversight of CBD, it is difficult to be certain of both the amount and purity of CBD a product may contain. Regardless of what a product may claim, it may contain no CBD at all, while others may vary in purity or consistency of formula. “Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD). As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain.” 21
In the case of “CBD oils,” the CBD is combined with a carrier oil. This is because CBD is merely an isolate and not an oil by itself. Depending on what CBD is extracted from and depending on its quality, CBD is heavily diluted using varying amounts of a carrier oil.
A doTERRA chemist has stated, “[O]ur own internal investigation involving analytical testing and evaluation has found that various CBD oils on the market do contain significant levels of THC and therefore could very likely trigger a psychoactive response and/or positive drug test. Our evaluation has also shown that commonly purchased brands of CBD oil can vary greatly in their claimed CBD content.” 22
Why Isn’t doTERRA Producing a CBD Oil?
Due to issues of legality, as well as limited research and other concerns, doTERRA is not making any CBD products or oils at this time. We are committed to our standard of CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ oils and nothing less. Right now, it is not possible to deliver a CBD oil that meets our CPTG ® standards.
Are There Alternatives?
While CBD may not be a good option at this point, there are other ways to boost the health of your endocannabinoid system.
Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a sesquiterpene found in hundreds of different plant species. It is also known as a cannabinoid because it interacts directly with CB2 receptors around the body, soothing tissues and helping to manage healthy inflammatory responses. 23 Remember that any compound (group of molecules) that acts on either or both of the cannabinoid receptors is a cannabinoid. BCP does not affect CB1 receptors and there is no risk of psychoactive effects. 24
Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) in Copaiba
BCP is the main chemical constituent in Copaiba essential oil, which comes from distilling the oleoresin of the copaiba tree. A GC/MS analysis confirmed that doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content—the highest BCP content of any known oil.
There is substantial evidence supporting the powerful benefits of oral supplementation of beta-caryophyllene. Further human clinical trials are needed, but current studies are already quite promising—as little as 1–2 drops of Copaiba oil produce noticeable results in humans.
All doTERRA essential oils, including Copaiba, are CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade. This means that the oil is pure: there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants that would reduce its efficacy. Each batch of oil undergoes rigorous internal and third party testing to confirm that oils are meeting our quality standards. Every bottle of oil has a unique Quality ID that you can use to view the GC/MS test results from an independent, verified third party lab on Source to You.
Because doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content, the amount of oil needed to produce noticeable results is incredibly small—only a couple of drops. doTERRA Copaiba oil is actually a blend of oils that come from four species of the copaifera tree: Copaifera reticulata, Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera coriacea, and Copaifera langsdorffii. This blend of multiple copaifera species contributes to a more potent and effective version of the essential oil.
Because Copaiba is so pure and potent—needing only a drop or two for the BCP to start affecting the human body—its price point as a potential natural solution is affordable. This becomes especially true considering the cost of most CBD products and oils on the market—products and oils that aren’t substantiating the actual amount and purity of CBD you are receiving in their product.
We know that BCP activates CB2 receptors directly. This means that you can have confidence and assurance in BCP’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Additionally, knowing exactly how BCP triggers the endocannabinoid system (by directly activating CB2 receptors), we are able to collect more reliable information about dosage and effects than we can at this point with CBD.