Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery. Strongly herbaceous, earthy, green, mild musk-like aroma with a somewhat bitter, pungent and mild clove/pepper-like undertone; has a long herbaceous/resin-like drydown and is very tenacious. Does not contain any THC. CBD Aromatherapy is starting to be a new trend. Find out how diffusing CBD into the air with other essential oils blends can improve your life.
Cannabis (Hemp) 25% Off
Our Cannabis (Hemp) essential oil from Italy has a strongly herbaceous, earthy, effervescent green aroma with a slightly bitter high note and a clean herbal body note. It is increasingly being used in natural perfumery for its unique and very tenacious odor character and its long herbaceous drydown. While there is limited information regarding its use in perfumery, there is evidence in the perfume blogs as well as the industry that the pronounced aroma of Cannabis tends to be the dominant note in the compositions in which it is used, especially into the drydown. Accordingly, in our ‘May Blend Well With’ section near the bottom of this page, we offer the oils we think will harmonize with Cannabis essential oil.
PLEASE NOTE: This oil is 100% pure and natural and appropriate for use in Aromatherapy and Natural Perfumery per our website and Certificate of Analysis (COA).
Those who may be hesitant to use steam distilled Cannabis (Hemp) essential oil should know that CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) are considered non-volatiles and do not appear in the essential oil. 1 To verify, our in-house GC/MS analysis found no THC or CBD present in our current lot. The peculiar odor of Cannabis is not generated by these cannabinoids of low volatility, but from over one hundred terpenoid compounds that are thought to interact synergistically. Even in low concentrations, many of these terpenoids, such as citronellol and α-terpineol, are beneficial in aromatherapy applications. Franchomme and Pénoël note that Cannabis essential oil has no known contraindications. 2
For those who wish to know botanical specifics, this French variety, “Futura 75”, is a monoecious plant that bears both male and female flowers, and reaches a height of 2-3 meters. 3
With so much to say about this plant – the molecules that compose it, and its legends and lore – we’ll leave it to you to discover the magic Cannabis essential oil can add to your creations.
For information regarding the attributes of Cannabis essential oil, please see:
- L’Aromathérapie Exactement, Pierre Franchomme and Dr. Daniel Pénoël, 1990, p. 331.
- Essential Oils – A Handbook for Aromatherapy Practice, Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2012, pp. 155, 286.
- Fragrance and Wellbeing – Plant Aromatics and Their Influence on the Psyche, 2014, pp. 279-81.
- Aromatherapeutic Blending – Essential Oils in Synergy, Jennifer Peace Rhind, 2016, pp. 87, 128, 153, 261.
For information regarding the use of Cannabis essential oil in perfumery, please see:
- “420 Fragrance Reviews – Part One – Cannabis Flower, Hungry Hungry Hippies, and Black Afgano,” Deana at Enchanté Fragrance & Lifestyles, April 2018, http://enchantefragrance.com/420-cannabis-flower-hungry-hungry-hippies-black-afgano/
Aromatic Profile: Strongly herbaceous, earthy, effervescent green aroma with a slightly bitter, penetrating high note and a clean herbal body note; its long herbaceous drydown is very tenacious.
Appearance: Colorless to very pale yellow, transparent, mobile liquid.
Use: Aromatherapy, Natural Perfumery.
Blending Suggestions: Dilute and add drop by drop to your blends until the desired effect is achieved.
Safety Considerations: None known. Skin sensitization if oxidized; old or oxidized oils should be avoided. 5 Dilute before using. A patch test should be performed before use for those with sensitive skin.
1 Mediaville, Vito and Simon Steinemann. “Essential oil of Cannabis sativa L. Strains,” J International Hemp Association, 1997, 4(2): 80-82.
2 Franchomme, Pierre and Dr. Daniel Pénoël. L’Aromatherapie Exactement, 1990, p. 331.
3 Industry communication.
4 Private communication.
5 Tisserand, Robert and Rodney Young. Essential Oil Safety, 2 nd ed., 2014, p. 300.
The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. No claims are made by Eden Botanicals as to the medicinal value of any products from Eden Botanicals. The information presented here is for educating our customers about the traditional uses of essential oils and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. You are responsible for understanding the safe application of these products. If you have any questions, please call or email us for further information.
Customer Reviews for Cannabis (Hemp) 25% Off
I read a lot of the reviews for this before purchasing and was equally surprised to find that this material doesn’t last long in a blend at all and is easily overpowered.
I’m still very pleased with aroma and believe that it can be manipulated to last longer in a blend, but I wish I had of read the COA prior and would invite all to do the same.
Upon analysis of the COA you’ll find that this material is mainly comprised of very volatile top notes with very few heart-base notes at all. This explains why it doesn’t last very long and why the material easily get’s, “swallowed” up by others in a blend.
If you are not opposed to using aroma molecules in your structure and you want to extend the cannabis oil in your blend I would suggest purchasing caryophyllene acetate and cineole and adding them to the material to extend it’s spicy/wood heart and possibly trace amounts of rosemary absolute.
I would also suggest that you do not use many other top notes with this blend unless to accentuate the existing citrus notes already present in the cannabis oil.
I’ll be building an accord using the material and the other chemicals that are present in it, but it is good practice to read the Certificate of Analysis that Eden provides for each material before you purchase it so you have some working knowledge of how it will perform.
This does smell of the real thing to me but more like a fresh bud, my wife didn’t think so but she has probably just smelled it burning. adds a nice top note to woody blends and a natural dirty green to florals although i need much more time to play with this one. potent to say the least turned 1ml into 5 ml 20% and its plenty.
I had an eo pain blend that I had made waiting for me to use for the first time today~ so I added it to carrier oil and applied to calm down some rather intense menstrual cramps and. barely anything. Desperate not to have to take ibuprofen as was my norm before, and really wanting to go the natural route~ I rummaged thru my sample-heavy collection of oils and came across the last 2 drops of this cannabis still in its sample container. Not thinking it would help that much~ especially for just 2 small drops in a 1/2 oz container of pain blend~ I thought it couldn’t hurt. well I tell you, and this is no exaggeration, the effect was IMMEDIATE. no more heat, no more tenseness, no more searing pain~ I felt relaxed and incredibly soothed, I am still in shock right now after applying it for the second time (after many hours, as the effects have stood the entire day almost)~ I can’t believe how it has relieved this pain in my body so quickly. It is truly heaven scent (it smells so good in my blend) AND heaven sent, and I am so glad EB has this as an offering. I am back on the site for a bigger bottle and know I will never be without 🙂
Do yourself a favor. blend this with the best rose you can get your hot little hands on. Holy WOW. Adds a depth and a dirt to rose that is just pure heaven. I used a few drops of this in a blend of Moroccan rose and sandalwood (NC) and it is absolutely killer. I wasn’t quite sure how to use it until I allowed my nose to sample the two vials next to each other. and it’s perfect. Floral, heady, incense, smoke.
Four stars for what it is, a super top note. While quite distinct and recalls my college days, I found that the characteristic smell of cannabis in this particular oil is an ultra-short top note, even moreso than the citruses. While some darker shades do extend into the mids, after two minutes you are no longer wearing what anyone would term a cannabis-based fragrance. This is especially true if combined with other green notes such as galbanum and tomato leaf, which can easily overwhelm it. But it doesn’t stand on its own, either, and that’s a problem. I cranked up the concentration to 8% (undiluted) in a green EdP concentrate I’m working on, and it was still gone within minutes even though I attempted to extend the cannabis further into the drydown.
A few years ago I experimented with cannabis from a different supplier, and it completely overwhelmed the blends, which is what I was expecting here. In fairness, that other hemp may have been psychoactive (tincture?).
Blends well (at high concentration) with tangerine eo, pink/black peppers, frank, elemi, choya loban/birch tar/lap sou tea, cistus abs, cedars, sandalwood, sweet Thai oud, ambrette seed.
Note that this oil will cloud your blends (waxes), and I’m afraid that after freezing/filtering the characteristic scent will be deposited onto the filter paper vs remaining in the blend. Haven’t gotten that far yet, because at 8% (or higher) the cost of this in a commercially produced fragrance is prohibitive, so it’s unlikely I’ll ever find to time to test it further. but you never know.
This blew my mind upon seeing it even exists, even further when I had it in my hands and smelled it. The typical cannabis aroma remains, but is a subtler back-note, offering up its herbaceousness and spice up to the front. There is something like a cross between dill, black pepper, and pine to the scent. I very much look forward to experimenting with this oil for both its aromatic and purported medicinal value! Glad I took the leap and tried this one out.
The Benefits Of CBD Aromatherapy
CBD Aromatherapy is starting to be a new trend. From large companies to independent distributors, we’ve seen a lot of information about the benefits of various oils and their uses to provide natural solutions topically, in diffusers, and countless other methods.
CBD has also gained a lot of popularity for its various benefits for people and pets. So why not combine essential oils and CBD together? Let’s look at how CBD Aromatherapy could be a benefit to you.
First, let’s go over aromatherapy. Aromatherapy has been around for thousands of years, with various oils of plants being used for natural therapies. What makes up these oils is a compound called a terpene, which houses the scent of each oil.
A plant such as a lavender or eucalyptus typically only has 1 or 2 distinct terpenes, which is why the scent of those plants is so distinct.
When you look at a plant like cannabis, there are over 100 terpenes that can also be used to create an essential oil. So, how does it work? Smelling something triggers a response in the receptors inside of your nose.
This sends a signal to your brain, which activates the olfactory cortex: AKA that part of your brain that recognizes the smell.
Have you ever smelled something and had a memory of something? That’s another part of this process. This is how aromatherapy works. Certain smells can help you relax, boost your mood, ease stress, along with many other benefits.
Your body has a system of receptors called the endocannabinoid system. This system is throughout your whole body and your brain and responds to cannabidiol, or CBD, which is why your body responds to CBD as a natural remedy for many conditions.
When CBD binds to those receptors, it may trigger a balancing response in your body.*
CBD and Essential Oils
With the possible benefits of CBD aromatherapy and the many uses of CBD, it just makes sense to combine them.
There are various ways to receive these benefits: you can massage them into your skin, put them in a diffuser, and even spray them onto your pillow before bed.*
Zatural’s new line of CBD Infused Essential Oils will offer many options so that you can find a natural solution and keep it Zatural.