Depression and stress are two of the most common side effects of today’s fast-paced modern lifestyle, and suffering from the debilitating pressure is all too common. Keeping up with everything that is expected of us can be overwhelming, leaving many looking for relief inside—or outside—a pill bottle.

With approximately 14.8 million adults in the U.S. living with clinical depression and virtually everyone dealing with stress, this topic is a vital one. Prescriptions are an option, but these chemical combinations come at a price and still do not guarantee results. As we enter the new era of both medical and discretionary cannabis use, people are wondering how they can incorporate this all-natural solution into their lifestyle and relieve some of the crippling effects of anxiety.

A better way

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We have all felt the painful nature of sadness slowly creep into our everyday life. On some days it’s easy to lose faith. Pharmaceutical companies offer up doses of hope for those suffering, but most people do not wish to be dependent on pills or feel the stigma surrounding this form of treatment. Realistically, a daily pill regimen might not even be necessary, considering that some forms of depression come and go. So what can we do?

People from every background imaginable are looking into fusing the already thriving world of aromatherapy with the budding new world of cannabis oil. That’s right—cannabis to the rescue yet again! For thousands of years, since the beginning of documented history, cannabis has been incorporated in numerous aspects of human life, supporting the survival and happiness of our species.

The power of common scents

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Aromatherapy dates back as far 3500 B.C. and has been used as a means of healing in cultures all over the world. This powerful at-home system of incorporating all natural ingredients to heal ailments and relax the mind puts treatment into your hands, and the health benefits are astronomical. The more common essential oils such as lavender, peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil are familiar. But many will be surprised to learn that cannabis oil could potentially add a whole new element to this exciting world. Incorporating cannabis into your aroma regimen via perfumes, soap, candles, oil burners, and lotions can change your life with the first whiff. The future is now, and instant relaxation within the comfort of your own home without side effects from medication is closer than you think.

Reducing stress and anxiety are some of the main benefits associated with powerful aroma of cannabis. But this magical botanical can also improve sleep, serve as a potent bug repellent, and reduce tension headaches. Can you imagine reaping rewards of this magnitude from a plant, simply by modifying your routine? It’s really that simple. Having a rough day at work? A small amount of cannabis oil rubbed on the temples can change everything. A lavender cannabis blend at the end of a hard day will calm the soul and set you up for success.

Make it easy

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This method of preventive treatment is very effective—and creating your own personal aromatherapy blend just takes a little fun research. Then, for a method of preparation, the Botanical Extractor is the ideal way to concoct your mix of essential oils. The first countertop appliance to create herbal extracts puts all of the power in your hands and completely removes the guesswork. MagicalButter provides you with the necessary tool to make everything from cannabis-infused oil (which can be used in literally hundreds of ways) to a uniquely magical Shea butter, all depending on your chosen ingredients. Extracting the healing properties from the flower is simple, and adding other scents to your own creations is an absolute breeze. For the DIY enthusiast, this is how you incorporate cannabis into your realm and begin to feel the difference in your everyday life.

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The olfactory system has the power to transform your mental state and improve your overall being. With so many ways to deliver this powerful form of healing to your body, there’s no time like the present. Let go of the tension, release the stress, and find your peace of mind.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Garyn Angel is an inventor, award-winning financial consultant, and CEO of MagicalButter.com. His company makes the Botanical Extractor, the appliance he invented for infusing cannabis into foods and lotions. Angel is committed to cannabis law reform and was named to the CNBC NEXT List of visionary global business leaders for his work on legal marijuana. He is also founder of the Cheers to Goodness Foundation, a charity that helps “medical refugees”—mainly veterans and children—who need cannabis therapy when traditional treatment options have failed. Angel’s charity helps families relocate to states where cannabis medicine is legally accessible.