Within the cannabis space, marketing and literature is loaded with the term “entourage effect”- the theory that cannabinoids & phytochemicals work together in synergy, and are more powerful than isolated components like CBD & THC. This is also an accepted theory in the aromatherapy world- that compounds in essential oils and full plant extracts act in synergy, to produce a greater effect than the sum of their parts (including isolated, or synthetically derived molecules). Could the cannabis “entourage effect” be even deeper than cannabinoids? Terpenes seem to point to yes.
Not only does the mind reflect the body, but the body reflects the mind, as they harmoniously exist together as one. Therefore, it is imperative to continuously aim to heal the body as well as the mind, to overcome and begin to understand our emotional afflictions
Broad & full spectrum extracts are valued over isolated molecules due to what is known as the “entourage effect”. Simply put, this means that naturally occurring levels of phytochemicals exist in a plant for a specific reason- typically in order to work together to create a harmonious effect that is greater than the sum of its parts. Known as synergy, this phenomenon exists all over the plant and natural medicine world, not just within cannabis extracts. Although one or two molecules may be rightly seen as the “star components”, full plant extracts have shown to be more effective than their isolated parts.
"Choosing the right essential oil or essential oil blend is important when facilitating both physical and physiological healing, for the client and practitioner. By developing a relationship with the essential oils and understanding how our body and mind reacts to them, we are able to work together to create a powerful, personalized blend that is aimed to support the clients overall health and well-being."
One of the most frequently asked questions I get asked is, “Why CBD in a deodorant?”- and it’s even sometimes more along the lines of, *sigh* “CBD in deodorant…it’s really in everything now, huh?”- yes, it is, and for good reason.