For years, if not decades, the usage of essential oils primarily through aromatherapy represented and continue to serve as a significant part of the holistic or alternative healthcare movement.
Essential oil derives from the flowers, leaves, roots, and stems of plants with odoriferous and other properties. The volatile oil derives through steam distillation or other extraction methods. These concentrated oils represent a very powerful healing option.
Extracting the oils represents a time consuming and tedious process and requires an excessive amount of plant material. For example, removing one drop of Rose Otto oil requires 60 roses.
Technically, CBD oil also falls under the category of an extract. Cannabidiol or CBD oil derives from the hemp plant. Maceration or CO2 extraction methods extract the oil from all parts of the plant.
CBD will not produce a high or stoned feeling. Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC represents the cannabinoid that possesses the psychoactive properties and comes from marijuana. If a cannabis plant contains less than .3% of THC, its classification falls under hemp rather than marijuana.