Relaxing Essential Oils

Relaxing Essential Oils

Can Essential Oils Help You Relax?

Relaxing Essential Oils – there are many essential oils that can help with relaxation but three really stand out: Bergamot Mint, Cedarwood Atlas and Jasmine Absolute. Each of these oils have properties which can help you to relax and they can become even more effective when blended together. The increased effectiveness of a combination is called synergy. Definition of synergy: the interaction or cooperation of two or more organizations, substances, or other agents to produce a combined effect greater than the sum of their separate effects.

Joie Power, Ph.D, the clinical aromatherapist at Artisan Aromatics has blended these three Relaxation Essential Oils in just the right proportions to create relaxing essential oil blend. Blended together, the relaxing properties of each of these three essential oils is greatly amplified as the oils synergistically work together to have relaxing effects and encourage feelings of calmness. Relax Blend has beautiful floral and fresh bright forest notes as well as the sweet aroma of mint.

Relaxing Oil #1 – Bergamot Mint Essential Oil

Bergamot Mint Essential Oil (Mentha citrata) is distilled from the leaves and flowering tops of the plant. This essential oil is only recently appearing on the popular market in the USA. We find it’s aroma to be sweet, herbaceous, a bit fruity, and cheerful.  Actually, this aroma is one of our favorites and we think it has unrealized potential for natural perfumers and will build a following as more people become familiar with it. In addition to the three oils mentioned in this article, Bergamot Mint Essential Oil blends well with Lavender, Sage, Bergamot, and Petitgrain essential oils. Its sweet aroma helps to counterbalance the sharp aromas of some other essential oils.

There is little information about this essential oil in aromatherapy references, except for safety information.  It has not been widely used but we feel that it’s a “little gem” that deserves to be utilized more often.

Relaxing Oil #2 – Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil

Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil has a long tradition of being used for issues of the nervous system and mental applications. Cedarwood essential oil has been used for stress, anxiety, nervous tension, poor concentration, and for fear and anger. Cedarwood Oil is also considered to be an excellent lymphatic and has been used in formulas applied topically for cellulite and for weight loss related to the breakdown of fat. For the skin, cedar wood oil is used as an antiseptic against skin infections, as well as for eczema, dandruff, fungal infections, oily skin, acne and boils, dermatitis, and hair loss – always properly diluted, of course.

Cedarwood Oil is thick, slightly sticky, and is yellow to deep amber in color. Cedarwood Essential Oil aroma: sweet, woody, balsamic undertones are accented with a top note that is warm and slightly sharp. This oil blends well with other essential oils that are woody and floral, such as clary sage, cypress, frankincense, juniper, ylang ylang, and bergamot.

In addition to its calming and relaxing properties, Cedarwood Atlas Oil (properly diluted) has been used for urinary tract and vaginal infections, coughs, colds and flu, congestion, bronchitis, and for sluggish lymph systems by aromatherapists and others in the field of natural healing.

Cedarwood is native to the Atlas Mountains of Algeria and Morocco. The Atlas Cedar Tree is a large evergreen tree that can reach heights of over 150 feet. Its spreading branches have grey-green needles, and the extremely fragrant wood is resistant to rot. Our Therapeutic Quality Cedarwood is harvested from cultivated fields in Morocco, and then the essential oil is extracted from the wood by steam distillation.

Relaxing Oil #3 – Jasmine Absolute

Jasmine Absolute, Jasminum grandiflorum, has historically been claimed to have relaxing, aphrodisiac and uplifting properties. The intense, ethereal aroma is heady and floral, with a feel that’s been described as deeply calming and velvety. The effects of Jasmine are perhaps best when inhaled in small amounts since it can exert stupefying effects when large amounts are inhaled. These claimed effects, especially aphrodisiac effects, are really what the perfume industry has been based on for thousands of years and have been said to account for the timeless appeal of the rich, deep floral aromas like Jasmine.

Jasmine Absolute, Jasminum grandiflorum, has a long history as one of the cornerstones of perfumery and today it is still one of the most highly prized aromas coveted by natural perfumers. Its heavenly fragrance can greatly benefit relaxation. Aromatherapists and perfumers alike recognize Jasmine Absolute as an aphrodisiac that can increase feelings of romance and desire. It also uplifts the mood by helping to ease away feelings of tension and stress and calms the mind and body. Jasmine absolute is also used in preparations to gently smooth and revitalize skin.

A study in the journal Biomedical Research International (2014) found aromatherapy was effective for relaxation and in reducing levels of depression, anxiety, and stress in a four-week aromatherapy program for older persons with chronic pain. This small study needs to be replicated is not proof that aromatherapy will work for everyone but quite a body of research is accumulating to support the effectiveness of aromatherapy. Regular use of essential oils with relaxing properties may offer feelings of calm and ease and help you relax.

This synergist blend of calming and soothing essential oils is also available from Artisan Aromatics as Relax Massage Oil, as an Aromatherapy Inhaler, and as Aromatherapy Roll-On.

Wiki is a good resource for more info on Essential Oils.

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