What is CBD oil?

Ok first that’s address the biggest question… no, CBD is NOT marijuana. Ok…Then what is it? 

CBD is short for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring substance of the cannabis plant. There are two primary species of cannabis, hemp and marijuana. Both contain CBD, but hemp contains lots of it while marijuana produces more THC. The stalks of hemp is where we’re extracting our CBD from, not from the buds of Willie Nelson’s favorite plant. 

Important to know: CBD does NOT produce the mind-altering effects caused by THC.

The CBD from Nature’s Ultra (part of the Young Living family) is distilled into an isolate and contains absolutely NO THC which is hard to find. Most CBD oils contain tiny trace amounts of THC. Drug test with confidence!

So instead of euphoric trips and feelings of sedation, CBD actually helps promote feelings of calmness and relaxation for virtually everyone, including kids, adults, even our pets! This is because CBD has an amazing ability to support our regulatory systems and help us achieve homeostasis or ‘balance’. Whether we are experiencing physical or mental pain, digestion issues, arthritis, emotional stress, problems sleeping, acne, or even seizures – the root causes start from some level of ‘imbalance’. CBD can help our body systems get back on track!

The science behind CBD is awesome – it helps direct our body to use more cannabinoids via our Endocannabinoid System, known as ECS. Ok, I know that’s a lot of science talk so here’s what that really means:

Our bodies are constantly working through a maze of tasks to keep everything in working order, including our mood, appetite, memory, stress response, immune function, and much more. All of this is regulated by our ECS. CBD just so happens to help direct our body systems to do more of the good stuff they already want to do – achieve homeostasis AKA balance.

How do you use CBD oil from Young Living?

The main ways to use CBD oil are orally and topically—each use has different benefits. 

Orally, under your tongue

The most effective approach to addressing ailments throughout the body is absorption. Holding drops of CBD directly under your tongue enables speedy delivery to the bloodstream. One of the best ways to absorb CBD oil is by placing drops directly under your tongue! 

Why specifically under the tongue and not just swallowing? Better absorption! When a substance is placed under your tongue, it absorbs through the mucous membranes beneath your tongue. There is heightened blood flow there because of the concentration of capillaries so you have a fairly direct route into your bloodstream which results in the substance or medicine working faster, and often, better.

So when you take your CBD oil, holding it under your tongue as long as possible will increase the absorption and therefore the effects!! Nature’s Ultra directs: Place 1 serving under tongue and let sit for 30-60 seconds before swallowing. Take up to 3 servings per day or as needed.

Topically on your skin

However in some cases we may be struggling with acne, our joints and muscles desire some TLC, our skin is irritated, you name it. We can address these local targets with Roller blends and CBD Balm.

While ingestion of CBD is generally most effective, the topical approach provides extra options to explore combinations of your favorite essential oils with CBD. Find what works best for you! 

I love using CBD topically after chasing kids around all day or after a hard workout! Also great for those with arthritis or muscle pain, or texting thumbs! Topical CBD diffuses across your skin and reaches local targets, like muscles, inflammatory cells, and pain-perceiving nerves. Using CBD topically in a muscle rub or roller can help ease discomfort associated with sore muscles and aches. I personally use it regularly on my forearms after I’ve been typing or texting too much!

How do Nature’s Ultra and Young Living Work Together?

Nature’s Ultra is a wholly owned partner of Young Living, meaning they own the company, but it still operates independently so Nature’s Ultra fulfills and ships your CBD oil orders. They’re also the ones to turn to when you have questions about CBD products.

According to Young Living, “One of the factors that motivated the acquisition of Nature’s Ultra is that we recognized they share many of the same values as we do. They even share our Seed to Seal® commitment to quality, which we’ve verified through visits to their farms. Nature’s Ultra and Young Living are a match made in health!”

The Young Living Nature’s Ultra CBD products are infused with essential oils and you can also enhance your CBD experience by pairing it with Young Living essential oils in your Starter Kit (plus many more). It’s important to note, the safest and most effective form of CBD is an isolate which is what Nature’s Ultra produces. By combining the CBD oil isolate with terpene-infused essential oils, you’re enhancing the potential benefits of your CBD experience with a more targeted approach. Terpenes are responsible for the unique aromas of essential oils. More importantly, smelling them directly contributes to the emotional support we get from using our essential oils. 

Pairing CBD with Young Living essential oils

You can easily pair CBD with essential oils from your starter kit for an enhanced experience.  The essential oils mentioned below have those awesome terpenes we talked about earlier and can enhance your experience for an even greater result. As always, it’s recommended that you consult a professional to create a tailored plan for your needs.

  • Frankincense: applied topically to the face with CBD oil for skin rejuvenation.
  • DiGize Vitality: ingested internally with CBD oil to aid in rapid tummy relief.
  • Lavender: applied topically to your feet at bedtime with CBD for better rest and deep relaxation.

And this is only the start! You can enhance your experience with almost all the oils in the Young Living premium starter kit along with tons of others.\

What CBD products does Young Living offer?

  • Calm CBD Roll-On: Infused with Young Living lavender, this roller creates a peaceful environment that will help relax and quiet your mind (currently loving this postpartum) and great for bedtime.
  • CBD oil cool mint
  • CBD oil cinnamon
  • CBD oil citrus (so tasty!)
  • CBD oil unflavored (great option for your pets)
  • CBD Muscle Rub

When is the best time to use Young Living CBD products?

On the Go with CBD roll-ons

What we apply to our skin topically is absorbed into our bloodstreams. There are so many studies on how much our skin absorbs, and there are even drug delivery mechanisms designed to exploit this. Some studies state that 60% of what you put on your skin is absorbed into your bloodstream within 26 seconds. We want to be aware of the things that are bad for our health, but we can also utilize this for things we WANT to absorb like CBD roll-ons!

CBD rollers are a great option but it’s important to understand that they do not have the same effects as directly ingesting CBD drops. 

When you’re feeling anxious

You can use the same method of applying a roll-on or for speedy delivery to the bloodstream, hold drops of CBD directly under your tongue.

Before bedtime

One of my favorite combinations is applying lavender essential oil topically to your feet at bedtime with CBD for deep relaxation.

How do you order Young Living CBD products through Nature’s Ultra?

If you aren’t already a member with YOUNG LIVING, let’s start there! To become a member you just need to buy a starter kit. You can get the premium starter kit which comes with 12 of the most popular essential oils and a diffuser or the basic starter kit which simply gets you your membership and comes with Stress Away oil.

Once you become a member, you will be all set up to order CBD with wholesale discount of 24% off that all Young Living Members enjoy on products. As we discussed earlier, many of the oils compliment CBD usage and are a perfect start to plant-based wellness.

Step #1:

Use our referral link to get your starter kit and gain access to our team resources. More about that here!

Step #2:

Connect your Young Living Account to the Nature’s Ultra site by clicking Natures Ultra CBD under the ‘Quick Order’ tab when logged in to your Young Living account.

Step #3

Click start shopping and you will be taken to the Nature’s Ultra site to shop CBD at a discounted price! 

FAQ: Is CBD oil safe during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Unfortunately there isn’t much research in this area yet when it comes to CBD. There are studies regarding marijuana and pregnancy/breastfeeding and use of marijuana should definitely be avoided. More info here.

However, several of the main concerns with marijuana use including impaired ability to properly care for your baby and second hand smoke, are not concerns with CBD oil. The main question is how much CBD is transferred to your baby and what effects will it have and that’s where the research is lacking still. Many women find that the benefits they get from CBD oil are keeping them from needing pharmaceuticals and the trade off is worth it for them.

This article is only referring to Young Living and Nature’s Ultra products which have very high standards of quality and zero THC. Please do not apply what you read here to other brands. As always, talk to your care provider and use your own judgment. 

DISCLAIMER: The information is for informational purposes only and it is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition or treatment and before undertaking a new health care regimen, and never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read here.

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