Essential Oils

Essential Oils

These are the essential oils we use in our topicals and a bit of information you may find useful!

Eucalyptus - This powerful oil has anti-inflammatory properties and holds promise as a topical pain reliever, particularly after workouts. Research has also found that patients with arthritis reported less pain and improved mood after topical application of lavender, marjoram, eucalyptus, rosemary, and peppermint essential oils, which were diluted with a carrier oil.

Camphor - Camphor oil is a common ingredient in pain relief medications, including topical analgesics. It may help treat muscle aches and pains, while stimulating circulation, by interacting with receptors on the sensory nerves.

Black Pepper - Has warming, anti-inflammatory and antispasmodic properties, black pepper oil also works to reduce muscle injuries, tendonitis, and symptoms of arthritis and rheumatism.

Peppermint - Has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, that can relieve pain and inflammation. It can also calm the spasms that cause muscle cramps.

LavenderThe effects of lavender are known far and wide for managing stress and reducing anxiety. Not surprisingly, it offers the same calming benefits for your skin. You can use calming lavender oil for skin to help reduce redness, blotchy patches, and acne scarring. Lavender oil’s anti-inflammatory properties make it great for soothing and healing skin that’s irritated or reddened from the sun, insect bites, or bacteria.

CloveIt’s been shown to act as a natural anti-inflammatory and pain reducer, in addition to having broad-spectrum antimicrobial/cleaning effects that extend to the skin and beyond.

CopaibaBeta-caryophyllene , a major constituent of copaiba oil, has been shown to reduce inflammation and oxidative stress. It can help reduce swelling & redness and skin conditions like Rosacea and Eczema, has anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to alleviate sore muscles and joints.

MyrhhUsed topically, Myrrh Essential Oil facilitates the fading of unwanted blemishes on the skin, soothes itchiness, and reduces symptoms of eczema among other skin ailments. It effectively cleans, moisturizes, and tightens the skin, thereby reducing and preventing further chapping, cracking, and sagging.

Frankincense - Has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation caused by arthritis. Researchers believe that frankincense can prevent the release of leukotrienes, which are compounds that can cause inflammationIn humans, frankincense extract may help reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

In one 2018 review, frankincense was consistently more effective than a placebo at reducing osteoarthritis pain and improving mobility.

RosemaryPreliminary evidence suggests that rosemary oil may help reduce tissue inflammation that can lead to swelling, pain and stiffness.

When people with rheumatoid arthritis were given 15-minute knee massages using a rosemary oil blend three times weekly, they had a 50% decrease in inflammatory knee pain in two weeks, compared to a 12% decrease in those not given the oil.

GingerAccording to the results of one 2015 study, ginger extract is able to improve osteoarthritis in knees when applied topically. Participants applied ginger extract three times per day for 12 weeks. During this time, they experienced reduced levels of pain and other symptoms.

WintergreenThe active ingredient in wintergreen oil, methyl salicylate, is closely related to aspirin and has analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. As such, products containing wintergreen oil are often used as an anti-inflammatory and topical pain reliever.

Turmeric - Has the ability to stimulate circulation, protect from free radicals, keep skin soft, and help reduce swelling, redness, dark spots, and inflammation. Its antibacterial and antimicrobial properties also help keep skin clear.

Essential Oil Aroma Families

CITRUS

These light oils often have fruity scents that are characteristic of the rinds from which they are extracted. They can be described as tangy or tart, fresh, clean, vibrant, invigorating, exciting, energizing, and uplifting.
Lemon, Orange, Grapefruit, Bergamot, Lime, Tangerine, Citronella, Lemongrass, Mandarin
  • Energizing
  • Uplifting
  • Emotionally balancing to reduce feelings of stress and anxiety
  • Deodorizing
  • Cleansing; popular addition to antibacterial oil blends
  • Refreshing
  • Stimulating for mental and spiritual vigor

FLORAL

These scents are often reminiscent of the flowers from which they are extracted and can be described as being feminine, powdery, subtle, modest, romantic, and even poetic. They are often sweet-smelling and create a feeling of cheerfulness. Floral scents are considered to be classic and timeless.
Chamomile, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Rosewood, Ylang-Ylang
  • Comforting
  • Promotes rest
  • Sometimes sleep-inducing
  • Mood balancing

HERBACEOUS

Essential Oils that have herbaceous scents can be further described as smelling green or grassy. These Essential Oils often have mild floral yet invigorating spring-like scents that are associated with lush, wet foliage. They are reminiscent of the aroma of fresh leaves, moss, mown grass, herbs, and trees.
Chamomile, Angelica Root, Clary Sage, Eucalyptus Radiata, Fennel, Hyssop, Marjoram Melissa, Rosemary, Thyme, Oregano, Bay Laurel, Catnip, Sage Dalmatian, Parsley, Tea Tree, Yarrow

CAMPHORACEOUS

These Essential Oils have strong scents and are known to be beneficial for clearing the respiratory system due to their clarifying, penetrating, energizing, purifying, and almost medicinal aromas.

Camphor, Cajeput, Eucalyptus, Pennyroyal, Laurel Leaf, Lavandin

  • Stimulating
  • Refreshing
  • Focus-enhancing

MINTY

Essential Oils with a minty scent are strong-scented and are distinctly known for their bracing, fresh fragrances. They are reputed to be clearing and cooling when used in aromatherapy and topical applications.
Spearmint, Wintergreen, Peppermint
  • Motivating
  • Cooling
  • Invigorating
  • Mentally clarifying

SPICY

These Essential Oils have exotic, warm, intense aromas that are often reminiscent of baking and other warm memories. With strong scents, they are commonly used to stimulate energy and focus.
Aniseed, Basil, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Coriander, Cumin, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cassia, Clove Bud
  • Bracing
  • Rousing
  • Crisp and penetrating
  • Lively

RESINOUS/MUSKY

These Essential Oils exude deep, rich scents that are smoky, woody, earthy, sweet, leather-like, and warm. Their mellow, alluring, and long-lasting fragrances lend a reassuring quality that makes them ideal for use in spiritual practices.
Benzoin, Elemi, Frankincense, Myrrh, Peru Balsam
  • Grounding  
  • Promotes relaxation and sense of inner calm
  • Emotionally balancing
  • Uplifting
  • Known to be commonly used for intimacy enhancement
  • Tend to be associated with a casual feeling

WOODY/EARTHY

These Essential Oils have deep, warm, lingering scents.

Often described as smelling “brown,” these oils are reminiscent of the scents of a forest floor or damp soil. Their fragrances are soft, masculine, musky, and sensual. Their alluring, seductive, and hypnotic qualities create an atmosphere of mystery.

Cypress, Juniper Berry, Pine, Sandalwood, Fir, Cedarwood (Atlas & Virginian), Palo Santo, Rosewood, Patchouli, Vetiver, Valerian, Carrot Seed
  • Grounding
  • Uplifting
  • Emotionally balancing  
  • Promote feelings of comfort, security, and well-being
  • Often considered to be aphrodisiacs