In a winter wonderland, smells of pine, cinnamon, clove, orange and fresh, crisp air abound. These smells are part of what we all associate with this magical time of the year just like we associate smells of fresh grass, rain and blooming flowers with spring and smells of citrus with the summer. These smells bring up memories and create new ones. They come from nature, or the inside of our homes. And you can actually merge the two worlds of outside and inside with a simple product that holds the natural aromas of winter: essential oils. Be they from trees, roots, bark, flowers or other plant material, here are three of the best winter themed essential oils:
Do you use a body scrub? What’s it made out of? Is it thick and hydrating, or extra scrubby and perfect for when you really need a good scrub down? And perhaps most important of all, what does it smell like? See the thing is, when it comes to private label body care products, they either smell terribly artificial, or really really good; it can be hard to find a middle ground. Thankfully, there are products that exist that don’t use strong artificial smells but instead utilize the clear, pure and even beneficial for your skin aromas of essential oils. There are many to choose from, from individual flavors featuring a single oil to a blend that utilizes the various notes of multiple essential oils. While we like the whole array of oils, we will admit that we do have a favorite blend to use in body scrubs.
Hello, 2017! It’s a new year and many of us like to look at it like it’s a fresh start. Stopped working out last year? Start again now, the slate’s clean! Want to lose five pounds? Start eating clean! Feel like you’re falling behind in life and need to get ahead? Start setting goals and checking off your most important tasks. We could go on and on about all the different ways to start the new year off right, but we’ll keep it to what’s most relevant and exciting for us: private label skincare. In this brand spankin’ new year, you can have the best skin of your life. Here are two resolutions to help you get there:
Giving good gifts isn’t something that everyone is good at. For some, it comes naturally. For others, it takes quite a bit of forethought to figure out what the best gift might be for someone. And when it comes to their sweetheart or love interest, the pressure is on even more. In this situation, the last thing anyone needs is agitated nerves to make the pressure even worse. So, whether you excel at picking out the perfect gift or wish you could just hire the job out to someone else, we’ve got a list of some of the best private label skincare gifts to give to your sweetheart.
Whether you’re feeling emotionally down, need an energetic pick-me-up, or are seeking balance in a whirlwind of emotional chaos, bright and fresh grapefruit essential oil brings the proverbial sunshine back into your life and into your private label. The more you use it, the more this familiar fruit will solidify itself as a staple in your at-home creations and private label skin care formulations. A powerful antibacterial and disinfectant, as well as an effective cellulite treatment and aroma therapeutic aid, grapefruit is always there when you need it.
Humans have been exploring the possibilities of the mind and psyche for thousands of years and one of their favorite methods for doing so has been meditation. Though one can easily practice meditation alone, there are some beautiful essential oils that are well known for aiding in this process. One of the most ancient, unique and mysterious of these is amber essential oil. This deep, sweet and slightly heady tree resin distillate brings the perfect amount of depth to your private label skin care formulas and aromatherapy blends.
The thousands of uses of Essential Oils is nothing less than extraordinary! From zapping the flu virus to erasing wrinkles, Essential Oils take care of almost everything! When you see the gamut of how Essential Oils can be used, it can feel overwhelming. How do you keep all the applications straight?
Melissa Essential Oil, also known as Lemon Balm, is an oil derived from a plant native to center-southern Europe and the Mediterranean region. Melissa plant extracts have been used for their medicinal properties for ages. Melissa Essential Oil is particularly famous for its soothing qualities, memory boosting properties, and anti-depressant powers. It is used to treat anxiety, depression, hypertension, insomnia, migraines, menstrual cramping, PMS, indigestion, nausea, asthma, bronchitis, coughing, insect repellent, eczema, and also for adding flavor and fragrance. No wonder it was decreed the “Common Oil” and “Sweet Oil,” eh?
Helichrysum or immortelle essential oil is a very precious and expensive oil with truly remarkable benefits. The scientific name for this plant is Helichrysum italicum and it is found in the Mediterranean. The plant grows mainly in sandy, rocky soil. The oil and plant are also known as everlasting and immortelle.
Thyme essential oils have been used since the time of the Romans. This particular essential oil comes in two different forms: red thyme oil and white thyme oil. The anti-microbial properties of the naturally occurring phenols of the thyme oils make them excellent candidates for topical application in personal care products.
The holidays are a sensory extravaganza with all the beautiful things to see, taste, and smell. Using natural essential oils is a great way to bring the scents of the holidays into your home. Using essential oils in place of their synthetic counterparts brings added benefits that go beyond their delicious scents. In addition to smelling great, many essential oils have antibacterial/antiviral properties that can help stop the spread of colds and flus.
Spicy scents like cinnamon and cloves are a favorite at Christmas time. Other popular spicy scents are peppermint, ginger, nutmeg and pine. These can be easily diffused throughout your home. There are many options available for diffusing essential oils, including using them in potpourri or sachets. Wickless candles or oil burners are inexpensive and are a great way to use essential oils for aromatherapy. You can also find easy instructions online to make your own.
Another benefit of using essential oils to freshen your home is that they have additional benefits beyond smelling good. Below are some of the side benefits of the oils most commonly used as air fresheners.
Whether it is simple sadness over a smaller trouble, or the heart wrenching grief we experience with a death or divorce, sadness can be soothed to some degree with the use of aromatherapy. The brain has a direct link from the olfactory receptors in the nose to a center of the brain responsible for survival and strong emotions. Therefore, using scent for therapy is a highly effective means of turning negativity around. Consider using aromatherapy to help cope in hard times and the sadness may pass sooner and with fewer ill effects that suffering through it unaided.
The use of essential oils for healing purposes has been around for a very long time. Aromatherapy uses essential oils to treat or prevent disease. It is also used for anxiety reduction, short term memory improvement, relaxation, enhancing energy, preventing hair loss, and reducing eczema-induced itching.
Aromatherapy can affect the brain and limbic system through the olfactory system. Another affect is caused by the direct pharmacological effects of the essential oils. Aromatherapy doesnt heal, but allows the body to find a natural way to cure itself while helping improve immune responses.
Some popular uses of aromatherapy include using lemon oil as an anti-depressant. Lemon oil can help enhance ones mood and aid relaxation. Peppermint oil can deter ants when you apply a few drops on their trail. Lavender and tea tree oil are often used as antiseptics, and can be found in lotions or soaps.
Lavender oil is used to help heal wounds and burns. Essential oils have also been found effective when used in dental mouthwash. Essential oils are very concentrated and can irritate the skin, so they are usually used in a carrier oil before topical application.