What are essential oils?
An essential oil is a liquid that is generally distilled from the leaves, stems, flowers, bark, roots, or other elements of a plant and is the true essence of the plant. Even through they are called “oils” they are not really oily-feeling at all.
Some essential oils have a light perfume smell, however that is not why we use them. Unlike perfume or fragrance oils, essential oils are derived from the true plants, perfume oils are artificially created fragrances or contain artificial substances and do not offer the therapeutic benefits that essential oils offer.
Below is a list of the oils we use in our products and the benefits they offer.
|Essential Oil||Therapeutic Benefits||Cautions|
|Bergamot (Citrus bergamia)||Uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building, helps reduce abdominal cramps and coughing, aid healthy digestion and great for jumpy legs||Avoid direct sunlight or tanning beds for up to 18 hours after applying Bergamot to the skin|
|Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata)||Purifying, invigorating, uplifting, reduces negative emotions, promote feelings of clear breathing and open airways , purifying properties that can be beneficial for the skin and for cleansing surfaces and the air, promote oral health||Do not use on children under 10 years of age, avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas|
|Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)||Calming, visualizing, meditative, helps dry, aging skin and to help reduce scar tissue, excellent for headaches and tension in the neck muscles.,use for any muscle pain or trauma||Non-toxic, generally non-irritating.|
|Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)||Balancing, normalizing, calming, relaxing, healing, soothing and antispasmodic effect that can assist tight muscles, digestive problems, spasmodic coughs, menstrual cramps, insomnia, and tension headaches, great for restless leg syndrome, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections||Non-toxic, non-irritating|
|Peppermint (Mentha x piperita)||Vitalizing, refreshing, cooling, antifungal, anti-inflammatory, aid digestion, helps with nausea, headaches and travel sickness, excellent in reducing acute, hot pain||Avoid using with children under 5 years|
|Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)||Cheering, refreshing, uplifting, digestive support as it helps to reduce constipation, gas, abdominal spasms, nausea, and vomiting, help reduce the pain and spasms from Irritable Bowel Syndrome, helps to cleanse the air from potential germs||Non-toxic, though it may cause skin irritation|
|Jasmine (Jasminum grandiflorum)||Strength, warmth, vitality, can help reduce stress, moisturizing, used for dry and/or sensitive skin||It may produce allergic reaction to people with fragrance-sensitive dermatitis.|
|Rose (Rosa x damascena)||Antidepressant, emotionally uplifting, tones and lifts skin, protection against wrinkles, moisturizing||Non-toxic, non-irritating.|
|Base Oils||Therapeutic Benefits|
|Almond Oil||Moisturizing, anti-inflammation, helps remove dark circles, reduce wrinkles, sun protection|
|Caster Oil||Anti-inflammatory and antibacterial, heals inflamed skin, fights signs of aging, reduces acne, moisturizes skin, fades blemishes, prevents stretch marks, reduces pigmentation, disinfects wounds, reduces joint pain/arthritis, boosts immunity, treats back pain|
|Coconut Oil||Moisturizing, reduce wrinkles, fights aging effects, protects against sun damage|
|Olive Oil||Antioxidant protection, doesn’t clog pores, moisturizing, relieves itchy skin, fights aging effects|
|Palm Oil||Skin cleansing and moisturizing, heals sunburn and stretch marks, good for dry or sensitive skin, smooths skin|
|Shea Butter||Moisturizing, reduce wrinkles, skin strengthening, skin regenerating|
If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician before using any type of oil.