Our Founder Kirsty first encountered Pure Essential Oil of Cannabis Sativa L (Hemp) 20 years ago. She was attending a Thai Massage in the West End of Glasgow and the Therapist was burning the oil in water on a burner. He explained that inhaling it could help release pent up tension physically and emotionally to enhance the benefits of the massage.
For more detail on the legal position and the clarification of differences between Hemp and Marijuana, click the link below.
The Pure Essential Oil of Cannabis Sativa L which we use is Wild Crafted in pristine Normandy, France. We have a very long term relationship with our trusted supplier, and traceability is very important to us as many hemp derived products are finding their way into the country and being found to be adulterated. The oil that we use is high in CBD relative to many others on the market, however the percentage of this as a constituent relative to the whole product is still very low. The Terpenes contained in significantly higher proportion in the Cannabis (Hemp) essential oil that we use such as Myrcene, Terpinolene and Beta Carophyllene for instance may be just as significant in the way they might help than CBD. The media attention over CBD is neglecting the documented potential of other important compounds in the plant.
We make no therapeutic claims in regard to our products, and any benefits as reported by our customers may be in part due to the synergistic effect of combining this sublime Pure Essential Oil with other Pure Essential Oils and indeed other ingredients.
‘Hemp Essential Oil has quite bitter aroma on its own, so I started blending it with other sublime Pure Essential Oils to create a wonderful smelling range of All Botanical Aromatherapy Candles, Room Fragrance Diffuser/Pillow Drops, and also Organic Skincare products for sale. We’ve had very positive feedback from clients who’ve found relief from dry, irritated and broken skin conditions by using our Ah There! Body Oil, Our Happie Hippie Body Oil, our Budding Beauty Facial Serum and our The Smoothie Beard + Facial Serum, with many even saying it’s healing scars.’ Says Kirsty.
People that suffer from stress and anxiety attacks can use cannabis oil in order to live a more relaxed life. It can be used on food or by applying a few drops under the tongue, reaping the medicinal benefits without the need to smoke it.
Cannabis’s ability to relieve pain is astonishing; some people even state that it’s more effective than addictive medicines such as Morphine and other opiates. Our body has an endocannabinoid system that has thousands of receptors, which allow us to absorb all of the cannabinoids found in marijuana, which in turn allows us to truly benefit from its healing and medicinal properties.
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In the same way that our endocannabinoid system can help reduce pain, it can also reduce how much dopamine levels fall in the brain, which is the main cause of Parkinson’s. Cannabinoid’s can stimulate dopamine production in the brain, so apart from simply fighting the symptoms it can also directly attack the illness. It’s still not a definitive remedy, and it can’t be used to completely get rid of the illness, but it can considerably reduce the gravity of symptoms such as convulsions.
Anyone that’s had cannabis at one point in their lives knows that it’s quick to give you those obvious, stoner-red eyes. Now, we know that it can be used against glaucoma, which is responsible for 80% of the world’s blind population. Glaucoma occurs due to high pressure in the eyes, and the ocular nerve can become damaged which causes loss of vision and blindness in the worst of cases. THC has the ability to lower eye pressure, avoiding any more potential damage to the ocular nerve.
The cannabis plant is a plant that can be used for various different things – some people consume it purely recreationally, whereas others take advantage of its multiple properties in order to directly or indirectly treat their illnesses or diseases. One of the most used systems when it comes to medicinal marijuana is cannabis oil, which contains the same properties as the plant but is the easiest extract to use. Today, we’re going to talk about 10 health benefits of cannabis essential oil, showing you the best ways to use it and what you can get from it medicinally speaking.
Beta-Caryophyllene is also anti-inflammatory. As such, the use of Beta-Caryophyllene shows a lot of promise. It is also present in Copaiba Balsam, Black Pepper, Melissa (Lemon Balm), Catnip, Cananga, Ylang Ylang and several other essential oils. Refer to page 520-521 of Essential Oil Safety for a comprehensive list of the essential oils that contain B-Caryophyllene and their typical percentages.
Because I don’t mind the aroma of Cannabis Essential Oil, I am glad to be able to highlight a differing opinion: Elizabeth Ashley finds the aroma vile, and doesn’t see it serving as a single note in a blend. I do agree with her remarks that it is versatile and blends well with many other essential oils. This is certainly an essential oil that aromatically, some will love and some will loathe. I’m finding that it adds depth and character to blends and is beautifully complementing essential oils in all the aromatic oil families including citrus, wood, connifer, spice, floral and mint families.
"The THC component is non-volatile, therefore does not come over in the distillation process into the essential oil." [V. Mediaville and J. Steinemann, Essential oil of Cannabis sativa L. Strains. (Journal of the International Hemp Association 4,2), 80-82. Source cited in Jennifer Peace Rhind, Essential Oils: A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice (London and Philadelphia: Singing Dragon, 2012, 155.]
Cannabis Essential Oil is also known as Hemp Essential Oil.
This profile page pertains specifically to Cannabis Essential Oil, steam distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of Cannabis sativa. Hemp Seed Oil is a carrier oil (vegetable oil) that is obtained by cold pressing the seeds of Cannabis sativa. The steam distilled essential oil profiled on this page is not the same oil as the cold pressed seed oil. See AromaWeb’s Hemp Seed Oil carrier oil profile for more information. CBD Oil is produced using CO2 extraction techniques and is also not the same thing as the essential oil profiled here.
The 10-20% range of Beta-Caryophyllene present within the oil is gaining a lot of interest. Beta-Caryophyllene is a sesquiterpene. Beta-Caryophyllene can apparently interact with cannabinoid receptors, and therefore is classified as a cannabinoids according to 38 research papers that Robert Tisserand has reviewed on PubMed. Sources: [Robert Tisserand, Robert Tisserand Essential Training Facebook Post September 19, 2016. ] [ Dr. Robert Pappas, Essential Oil University Facebook Post September 18, 2017.] [Robert Tisserand Comment Within the Facebook Group Essential Oil Consumer Reports, September 25, 2017.]
My understanding is that Cannabis Essential Oil does not contain the CBD or THC cannabinoids present in the plant. While technically the essential oil may contain extremely small quantities of THC or CBD, the trace amounts possibly present in the steam distilled oil are negligible and offer no perceivable therapeutic benefit.
Cannabis Essential Oil primarily consists of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.