Category Archives: Essential Oil Information

Green Mandarin-Did You Know?

Green MandarinDid you know Green Mandarin essential oil comes from the unripened fruit of the mandarin tree, while Red Mandarin essential oil comes from a more ripe fruit? Internal use of Green Mandarin is known for its calming properties for the nervous system and can be complimentary of healthy digestive function.

Cultivated for over 3000 years, Mandarin Essential oil derives comes from the evergreen citrus tree in the oriental countries of China, Vietnam and Japan. During the Chinese new year, gifting a mandarin is a traditional symbol of fortune and prosperity. If you are really looking to impress, gifting mandarins in pairs demonstrates the ‘doubling’ of wealth.

Green Mandarin is used to add flavor to deserts and beverages. Include Green Mandarin in a spray bottle with water to clean the surfaces in your house. Take one to two drops to help support healthy immune function and response also diffuse to create a positive, uplifting experience. 

Citronella-Did you Know?

CitronellaDid you know Citronella comes from the leaf of a tall grass native to Asia, Citronella essential oil has a crisp, fresh aroma. With impressive pest repellent benefits, Citronella oil keeps unwanted insects out of the house and off your skin and clothing. It is an ideal companion for all you activities in the great outdoors. The oil works by concealing the scent of humans that insects find tempting.

Oil components include citronellol and geraniol, which are good for cleaning all your household surfaces. When inhaled, Citronella promotes happy, positive feelings. Applied topically, it can be soothing to the skin and scalp.

Celery Seed-Did You Know?

Celery SeedDid you know celery was used as early as the 5th century by the Chinese, and is commonly used in Indian Ayurvedic practices today. Customarily grown grocery store celery looks nothing like the celery seen at local farmers’ markets. The celery plant grows up to three feet tall, is brilliant green, and gleaming with life. Celery has an elaborate, strong, sweet, and spicy aroma.

The celery plant takes two years to mature fully and produce its small fruit, which are tan or brown in color. The seeds are the primary depository for essential oil. Limonene, the dominant ingredient, puts Celery Seed oil in the same league as the refreshing citrus peel and fir needle oils.

Soothing digestive issues is one of the many benefits of Celery Seed essential oil. Preliminary research suggests that it may soothe muscles and help joint discomfort when taken internally. The oil creates a calming, relaxing, and positive climate while providing cooling and soothing effects.

Because it expedites detoxification in your body, it helps to offer some pain relief to these conditions that are partly due to a buildup of such unwanted substances in the bloodstream. It soothes inflamed muscles and it is helpful in dealing with the discomforts that comes with aged joints as well.

You can create a massage blend using celery seed essential oil and a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil and proceed to gently massage it onto the abdominal area to stimulate detoxification. Another option is you can also add about 5-6 drops of the oil into a tub of warm, bathing water and soak inside for a few minutes.

 

Black Spruce-Did You Know?

Black SpruceDid you know Black Spruce essential oil is distilled from the needles and branches of the Picea Mariana trees that are harvested from Canada? Black Spruce is a powerful wood oil historically used by Native Americans to promote skin health and as part of their spiritual healing and cleansing traditions.

As part of your daily routine start off your day with the cooling and soothing benefits of Black Spruce, both topically and aromatically after rigorous exercise, or when your body is in need of topical support. Known to create a relaxing atmosphere, start your day off with the cooling and soothing benefits of Black Spruce

With a carrier oil Black Spruce is a wonderful oil to use in a comforting massage. Apply Black Spruce to the back of you neck throughout the day to create pleasing feelings of harmony and balance. When working through difficult situations diffuse Black Spruce to help reduce stress.