In other words, if you want the smell of weed throughout your house but don’t feel like smoking a traditional joint or pipe and dealing with the malignant effects of combustion , feel free to use some cannabis oil in a diffuser. You won’t get high or receive any real effects (other than maybe some soothing aromatherapy), but you will create a nascent smell of marijuana that can dissipate inside your home.
Unfortunately, these can be extremely expensive, but they are generally worth it.
Though this might be helpful if you were looking to further concentrate your CBD oil, it sadly will do nothing to disperse the important molecules throughout your living room.
Diffusing Marijuana for the Smell
This can also be a useful way to consume marijuana if you don’t enjoy the acrid sensation of inhaling combusted smoke. Instead of smoking a joint or a pipe, it is indeed possible to inhale marijuana using a nebulizer.
Though many people around the world enjoy diffusing smells throughout their homes, it sadly isn’t especially easy to diffuse cannabis for any significant purpose (i.e. it won’t really work if you’re trying to get high or receive therapeutic benefits).
Sadly, if you want to get the important components of marijuana into the air, there’s no real way to do so using the standard methods of ultrasonic diffusion. Instead, you have to rely on using a nebulizer.
If you just want the smell of marijuana to imbue your home, and it’s musky, pungent stench to permeate your furniture forever, then it is possible to use a simple diffuser.
Evaporative diffusers can be effective at distributing oil throughout a room. However, in some models the internal fans can make a loud whirring sound, which may irritate people with noise sensitivities.
There are four main designs of oil diffusers available today. These are:
This type of diffuser uses ultrasonic vibrations to break down oils into microparticles and then distribute them into the air as negative ions. This model also creates a relaxing steam in the air which can improve air quality in the room while the oil is diffused.
As the name suggests, heat diffusers rely on heat (usually from a candle) to heat the CBD oil from below, causing it to evaporate into the air. While lots of people love the beautiful strong scent that these diffusers deliver — not to mention the relaxing flicker of candle light — they aren’t the best choice for people who are keen to enjoy the medicinal benefits of CBD oil, because CBD oil can react badly to heat.
However, there are other, smaller evaporative diffusers which don’t contain a fan but simply rely on the airflow of the room. These are usually located in pieces of diffuser jewelry like pendant necklaces or bracelets.
Nebulizing diffusers create a pleasant dampness to the air which many people enjoy, and they can distribute CBD oil quite evenly throughout the room. It’s not certain if this actually “makes the CBD work better,” but it does mean you’ll be able to smell it wherever you go.
Ultrasonic/humidifying diffusers don’t require heat, but do require water in order to create the steam that they are known for. Some people think that the addition of the water to the process can dilute the CBD oil, and thus compromise the effectiveness of the overall result. However, adding water can help to tone down overwhelming aromas and make the oil last longer, at least in theory.
Water is used in ultrasonic diffusers as a transference mechanism, but they don’t rely on steam. Instead, the essential oil will sit on top of the water, and the diffuser begins sending off ultrasonic vibrations that agitate the water, and cause the oil molecules to separate and release negative particles into a fine mist in the air.
While you can’t diffuse CBD oil by itself, you could always take other steps to fill your area with CBD. For instance, you could vaporize terpenes in your oil diffuser. Your entire area will have your favorite relaxing scent profile, without you having to smoke it in a bowl. It might not necessarily engage with your endocannabinoid system like if you were to ingest CBD oil, but the scent of a hemp plant alone can be just enough to relax your body and mind, and ease anxiety.
Several types of oil diffusers include:
What are the Types of Oil Diffusers?
Diffusion is the process where molecules are sent from one area to another. In oil diffusers, these particles move with heat (thermal) energy application. They randomly move about and after a bit, this random motion results in uniform distribution of the various particles. Increased pressure or temperature will enhance the rate of diffusion.
While essential oils are loaded with super lightweight scent molecules that are diffused easily into the air through water vapor, CBD oil is loaded with CBD (cannabidiol). And, this is a far heavier molecule than scent molecules. Essentially, it’s too heavy to diffuse around your area with water vapor.
Of course, you could simply consume CBD oil or a tincture through your food or mouth. While they have a distinctive taste, and you might require a drink afterward, they’re an ideal way of obtaining CBD’s medicinal effects, without having to smoke it. Or, you can try a different approach – a CBD pillow.
Also cost-effective and simple are heat diffusers which add heat to the process of evaporation. Heat diffusers involve candle flame heating up the oil, which causes the scent of the oil to disperse into the air.