How to Use Cannabis Essential Oils for Relaxation and Sleep (What You Need to Know)

Qasim Adam
20 min readNov 23, 2021
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Cannabis essential oils are a great way to use cannabis for relaxation and sleep. They have been shown to alleviate symptoms of insomnia, depression, and anxiety. In this blog post, we will explore how they work and what the side effects may be.

Cannabis is a plant that can be used as a herb or oil extract from its flowers. The two main types of cannabis products are hemp-derived CBD oils and THC-containing marijuana oil extracts that contain significant amounts of psychoactive substances called cannabinoids which affect the central nervous system in different ways depending on the type you use.

Cannabis has been used for centuries as herbal medicine but only recently has it been studied scientifically with clinical trials showing positive results for those who suffer from acne, insomnia, depression, anxiety, nausea, and morning sickness. Studies show that high doses of CBD can help you fall asleep.

How Cannabis Essential Oils Work

Essential oils are concentrated liquids derived from natural plant sources that have powerful effects on the body. A few drops of oil can be applied to your skin or even used in cooking, and there are many kinds of essential oils. Many brands exist on the market, but not all are created equal.

Cannabis essential oil is made using cannabis flower extracts which contain cannabinoids including THC and CBD. The oils can be taken directly as a tincture or concentrated extract, vaporized and inhaled with a vape pen, or ingested orally. The drying and curing of the cannabis flower prior to extraction generates some terpenes which are lost in processing.

Terpenes are responsible for many of the aromas that we experience with different strains of cannabis. These essential oils also contain therapeutic properties that can be beneficial when added to a topical application such as massage oil, as they can increase the absorption of the cannabinoids into the skin.

Cannabis essential oils can be used on their own or mixed with other carrier oils such as coconut and hemp seed oil to enhance their effectiveness. When applied directly on your skin they offer a localized effect and if you want them to…

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Qasim Adam

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