CBD Essential Oils? They make those?!

I’ve always been a sucker for essential oils…so naturally my very first order from Kannaway included the essential oils trio set. And I’ve been using them often lately, coming up with different simple ways in which to incorporate them in my routine.

The pack came with 3 blends: Energize (citrus, eucalyptus, cinnamon blends), Tranquility (Ylang Ylang, lavender blends), and Defense (like a CBD Thieves’ Oil). I am not quite sure that using them in a diffuser realizes the full potential of the cannabinoids in them, but when I use them with my aromatherapy bracelet or implement the pressure points therapeutic approach, I get a better sense of absorption. Maybe it’s a placebo effect with all essential oils, including ones with cannabinoids, but I really don’t think so. Science has gone both ways. But for me, these are heavenly additions to my oils in the herb cabinet.

Some of the simple ways I’ve been using the trio pack lately:

Tranquility:

*in a carrier oil for massage: achy joints, sore/cramped/tense muscles, general relaxation; applied to temple pressure points for headache relief

*in a diffuser for aromatherapy/promote better sleep

*drop on finger and rub on inner wrist pressure points for stress & anxiety comfort

Energize:

*in a diffuser in the morning, during a workout, during general activity (I even use my diffuser in class!)

*in a carrier oil or drop on finger and rub on pressure points located between thumb and index finger

*drop on finger, stimulate top of forehead pressure point for a quick pick-me-up

Immunity:

*in a diffuser to promote air purification (and a lovely air freshener)

*homemade cleaners and disinfectants

*small amount of oil blend (Immunity in carrier oil) just under the nose to inhibit environmental pollutants/germs

All in all, I would recommend adding essential oils to your own home medicine cabinet. Utilizing essential oils in general is a positive practice, and can offer a natural alternative for many healing and even household products. Just avoid oils that are not 100% natural, or have artificial fragrances or additives. Food grade is usually safe. More to come with recipes and blends using these wonderful oils!

Spring

My favorite season is spring…

I have pondered beyond mere daydream, letting my heart & soul wander to where they will, and have arrived at conclusions that bring me joy.

The East Wind stirs; blows the Breath of Life across barren soil and the browned and deadened things left behind after a short Winter’s calling. I feel Spring coming.

The way the sun plays bright fingers through the trees’ freshening greens, the light that dances upon hardy Winter Rye, still flashing verdantly, oppositional to the brown Florida Bahia, killed with the last January frost, speaks to me of growing seeds.

I have favored Spring even before my heart could recognize the cause of such connectedness to earthly things. This is the time of awakenings, the beginning of all things and the ending of all things before. Weeds and thistles give way to dandelions and lyreleaf, mullein will still hold out, but primrose slowly creeps up to take her place.

Winter calls me home to pray, reminds me of ancestors and reckoning and solitary pursuits, and Summer fires my Spirit to craft and make music, Autumn is stern and working class, demanding preparedness and steadiness in the months thereafter. But Spring pulls my heartstrings, makes magic of my feet. I feel new and reborn and almost glowing. I hear more from the plants, I can talk longer with the trees, having caught them waking and joyous at the turning to the season. Birds always visit when the Land is budding again.

So it is here, where I feel Spring coming, that I feel most pleasant. Yes, Spring is my favorite season.