I tried CBD for the first time with the hope that it would help me sleep better. It was a period of stressful transitions, and I would often wake up in the middle of the night with a racing mind that prevented me from falling back asleep. The deprivation was costing me dearly during the day: brain fog, exhaustion, lack of productivity, malaise. A simple lack of sleep was wreaking havoc on my life, and I didn’t know what to do.
This was before we started Mission Farms CBD. It was actually my mom who sent me a bottle of CBD oil to try. I was skeptical but desperate. I took it the first night with low expectations. I went to bed and was shocked when I didn’t wake up till morning! With the help of CBD, I started sleeping better than I had in a decade.
When we started Mission Farms CBD, most companies were making plain bottles of CBD with flavoring. It was supposed to solve every problem under the sun. The problem was that these other companies were not up-to-date on the cutting edge science of how cannabinoids and terpenes work together in a person’s endocannabinoid system. Essential oils are about 98% terpenes. We knew we could create more effective CBD products that targeted specific issues like sleep, stress, and discomfort by formulating them with specific essential oils. From the start, our use of organic essential oils has been a defining characteristic of Mission Farms CBD and one of the primary reasons our products are so effective and enjoyable to use.
Why Use Essential Oils?
Admittedly, I was a skeptic about essential oils until I began to understand the science behind how they work in our body’s endocannabinoid system. To grasp the importance of the endocannabinoid system, get this: each one of us has more endocannabinoid receptors in our bodies than any other type of cellular receptor. This system of receptors and “messengers” are used by our endocannabinoid system to tell other body systems when to turn on or turn off, speed up or slow down, increase production or decrease production. The endocannabinoid system helps regulate many other body systems. The messengers it uses to regulate these systems are cannabinoids (both the ones our body produces by itself and the ones from the cannabis or hemp plant) and terpenes.
We have written extensively about how CBD helps you sleep. But what about the terpenes in essential oils? Can they help you sleep better? They can, especially when combined with CBD.
Different terpenes found in essential oils have different therapeutic properties. Some help CBD enter your bloodstream. Others, like Mercene, increase cell permeability so that more CBD is absorbed. Others like Limonene interact with serotonin receptors increasing serotonin levels. By adding essential oils with specific terpenes to our Rest CBD products, we are able to make them more effective at helping you fall asleep, stay asleep, and wake refreshed.
What Essential Oils Make Our Rest CBD Products More Effective?
Organic Chamomile Essential Oil
Known to relieve restlessness and sleeplessness. Contains the terpene Myrcene, which helps the absorption of CBD and has a sedating and relaxing effect.
Organic Lavender Essential Oil
Known to relax and calm the mind. Contains the terpene Linalool, which enhances CBD’s ability to calm the nervous system.
Organic Bergamot Essential Oil
Known to calm emotions. Contains the terpene Limonene, which can relieve stress and elevate mood by increasing the availability of serotonin.
Organic Orange Essential Oil
Known to elevate mood. Contains the terpene Limonene, which can relieve stress and elevate mood by increasing the availability of serotonin.
For Better Sleep Create a Bedtime Routine with Rest CBD
September is also known as Sleeptember. The pace of work and school picks up and many people have challenges sleeping. It’s the perfect time to refocus on increasing the quantity and quality of our sleep.
Sleep experts recommend creating a bedtime routine that you repeat every evening to prepare your mind and body for a full night’s sleep. We have put together our three favorite Rest CBD products in a bundle to make it easy for you to create a new bedtime routine. And the good news is that our Rest CBD Bundle is always 17% off!
A hot bath with our Rest CBD Goat Milk Bath Soak is a great way to start your bedtime routine. The CBD relaxes your muscles, and the aroma of the Lavender essential oil calms your senses. We have a running joke around Mission Farms. When asked what they are doing for the evening, guys sometimes respond: “hashtag manbath.” It’s a running joke because none of us men used to take baths, but when we developed the CBD Bath Soaks many of us secretly fell in love with taking a bath in the evening. I guess it’s not a secret now . . . #manbath.
A great follow-up to the bath is our Rest CBD Cream with an aroma we call Lavender Dream. We use a rich collection of essential oils that help quiet your mind: Chamomile, Bergamot, Mint, Ylang Ylang, Balsam of Peru, White Camphor, Sweet Marjoram, Copaiba Balsam, Clary Sage, Lavender, Sandalwood, and Lavendin. Apply this luxurious goat milk cream wherever you are feeling tension or have dry skin.
Finally, take a dropper or two of our Rest CBD Oil about 30-minutes before bed. Our Rest CBD Oil is the single most effective product for helping you sleep. There is a reason it has an average 4.8 star rating! Hold it under your tongue for about 90 seconds, then swallow. The Full Spectrum CBD and lavender, chamomile, bergamot, and orange essential oils will go to work helping you fall asleep.
If your challenge is staying asleep rather than falling asleep, keep a bottle of the Rest CBD Oil by your bedside. When you wake up in the middle of the night, take a dose. Many people who struggle to stay asleep find it more helpful to take CBD when they wake up, rather than before they go to bed. Of course, it is safe to take it both before bed and when you wake up at night.
There are lots of other great tips out there for creating a bedtime routine: diffuse lavender essential oil in your bedroom, stop using screens an hour before bed, declutter your bedroom, try white noise or a bedtime meditation by Headspace or Calm app, and much more. From personal experience, I can say that the Full Spectrum CBD and essential oils in our Rest CBD products are a winning combination for falling asleep, staying asleep, and waking refreshed.
Are you one of the 70 million Americans who aren’t getting enough sleep?
If you are, you are clearly not alone. It’s a common struggle. The good news is that there is a solution that is all-natural, non-addictive, and has no side effects: Rest CBD. Create a new bedtime routine today with our Rest CBD Bundle and begin sleeping better so you have greater energy, mental clarity, and motivation during the day.
By Ben Joyce, Co-Founder and CEO of Mission Farms CBD Copyright 2021