Why You Should Diffuse Essential Oils While Using Cannabis
Diffusing essential oils while smoking or vaping cannabis
strengthens the overall cannabis experience and increases the therapeutic actions of your favourite terpenes!
Terpenes affect our mood and our feelings, while simultaneously having a
physiological effect on our bodies.
Studied by Dr. Kurt Schnaubelt is an advanced form of aromatherapy that involves “stacking” dominant terpenes from several botanical sources to strengthen the therapeutic action of essential oil blends.
Schnaubelt found that blending oils with similar or identical main components mutually increases their effectiveness. The chemical reaction between an individual terpene and the body is more effective when it comes from several botanical sources!
Basically, each essential oil is given it’s own Terpene Profile arranged by it’s functional groups- sesquiterpenes, monoterpenes, esters, ect. On a two-dimensional x/y graph, each profile highlights the dominant terpenes found in that essential oil. Essential oils with similar terpenes can then be stacked or blended together to create more pronounced synergistic effects. The blend is further strengthened by the interaction of additional trace components in the oils.
why essential Oils?
By applying the “stacking” technique you will strengthen the effects of the cannabis terpenes with essential oils! Quality-sourced essential oils each come from a single botanical source and contain high levels of monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes.
Many studies have found that the terpenes in essential oils are strongest when inhaled and can reach therapeutically active levels in the body within minutes. A very faint scent, or “minimal dosage”, is most effective! It has been shown that when terpenes levels were high (a noticeable aroma in the air) the overall effects were lessened.
All you need is an essential oil diffuser to experience the physical and energetic benefits of terpenes! Essential oil terpene profiles are widely available on the internet and they can be combined to create magical and purposeful blends to mutually boost the effects of your favourite cannabis terpenes and strains!
Additional Resources & Referenced Studies
Aromaweb.com is an amazing resource for essential oil terpene profiles, uses, and safety
Book : Advanced Aromatherapy by Kurt Schnaubelt Book: The Encyclopedia of Essential Oils by Julia Lawless Cannabis Essential Oil: A Preliminary Study for the evaluation of Brain Effects:
Gulluni et al.
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