Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to find some peace and relaxation while getting the benefits of the essential oil that is filling the air around you. Diffusing essential oils like lavender, bergamot, and eucalyptus can create a calming atmosphere, but can you diffuse CBD oil?

What is Oil Diffusion?

Oil diffusion happens when aromatic essential oils are dispersed into the air. Most oil diffusing is done with water that is infused with the essential oils of choice, which is then vaporized into the air. The vaporization is typically done by heat, and then a mist is produced and sprayed into the air. You can pick up an oil diffuser online or even at your local supermarket, though there are a few different types. 

Types of Essential Oil Diffusers

  • Nebulizing Oil Diffuser: A nebulizer condenses the liquid with the oil into a fine mist that is pushed out of the device using air pressure. 
  • Heat Diffuser: Essential oils can be diffused using heat as well. The simplest version of this is a small glass dish containing the oil that is then placed over a candle to heat the oil and evaporate it into the air. 
  • Ultrasonic Diffuser: These use ultrasonic vibrations to evaporate the essential oils into water and disperse it into the air. 
  • Evaporative Diffuser: These cause the liquid oil to evaporate and then is blown into the air using a fan. 

Can You Diffuse CBD Oil?

CBD oil and essential oils have different compositions meaning they may not work the same in an oil diffuser. Essential oils are very lightweight, making them easy to diffuse into the air. However, CBD oil is much heavier as it typically uses a carrier oil like MCT oil or olive oil. These oils are not going to diffuse in water vapor the same way essential oils do. 

Are There Benefits of Diffusing CBD Oil?

If you want to get the most out of CBD oil, diffusing it is not the way to go. We recommend using your CBD oil based on what the directions say for the specific product you purchased. Every bottle of CBD oil may have a different amount of CBD, so following the instruction will help you get the effect you’re looking for. Most likely, you can put drops of CBD oil directly into your mouth or add it to your own food or beverage. Some CBD oil even comes in convenient capsules, so you know exactly how much you are taking per capsule.

What Is The Best Way To Use CBD?

There are plenty of other ways to use CBD and CBD oil that doesn’t require an oil diffuser. You can vaporize and inhale CBD isolate, add CBD oil to food or drinks, use a CBD salve, or even drop a CBD bath bomb into a hot bath. Color Up offers a variety of CBD products like these online and in their Denver and Phoenix shops. 

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