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Benefits of Essential Oils

You've likely heard a fair amount about essential oils and their potential benefits on mind and body. The fact is, essential oils have been used for centuries across the continent and abroad, by young and old alike. But do you know why? Let's talk a little more about how essential oils are extracted and what makes them so effective.


Essential oils are extracted from plant material through different methods and are, in simple terms, the liquid, concentrated form of that particular plant. The most popular method of extraction is Steam Distillation. In this method, steam vaporizes the plant material's volatile compounds, which are then condensed and collected. While other methods are available, this method produces the highest quality, most effective essential oils. As they most closely resemble natural plants, essential oils are more easily recognized by your body for complete and fast absorption. Let's talk about some of our most popular essential oils and their benefits.

Black Pepper Essential Oil

In the Middle Ages, cities such as Florence and Venice owed much of their economic success to the trading of black pepper, making it a valuable commodity. Distilled from the dried fruits of the Pepper vine, our black pepper essential oil has warming properties that make it ideal for massage of sore, tired muscles. Its pleasant, spicy aroma makes black pepper a great choice for aromatherapy blending. 

Pairing black pepper with citrus oils is used in aromatherapy to energize the mind and body and can be utilized in your bath bombs, massage lotions and oils. Black pepper can be a mild irritant and should be patch tested on a small portion of skin to ensure toleration. That being said, this oil is a staple among massage therapists and professional aromatherapists.

Buddha's Breath Essential Oil Blend

The custom essential oil blend offers a mixture of Lavender, Lemon, Sandalwood, Roman Chamomile, Petit Grain and Neroli essential oils for the ultimate in fresh relaxation and clarity. This elegant blend is the perfect choice for any aromatherapy or skin care line of products. We ensure each essential oil present in this blend is of the highest quality and naturally sourced. 

Whether you want to add our Buddha's Breath to your next exclusive candle line, massage lotion or essential oil blend, you can't go wrong. Promoting the idea of breath, this oil has been called the breath of life, in a bottle! This luxurious blend is of the highest integrity, food grade oil and can be used in almost any formula you can think of. Pamper yourself and your clients with only the best, and that begins with our Buddha's Breath Essential Oil.

Cacao Essential Oil

Grown in the jungles of Africa, our Cacao Essential oil is rich, chocolate extracted from the nut of the cacao tree. As always, this oil is of the highest quality. Rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, our Cacao Oil is especially skin friendly. This makes it ideal for use in premium skin care lotions, balms, oils and masks. However, limiting yourself to this would be a disservice as this oil is extremely versatile with a wonderful, sweet smell.

We can't say enough about Cacao Essential oil! Concentrated antioxidants give this oil 20 times the antioxidant power than green tea. Once you've added this oil to your skincare line, you'll never look back. 

Cinnamon Essential Oil

Historically, cinnamon was thought to be one of the worlds most sought after and valuable spices. From ancient Egyptians and Chinese herbalists all the way to modern times where it can be found in perfumes, aromatherapy products, skin care lines and as a flavoring in thousands of popular recipes. Distilled from the bark of Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, cinnamon oil has been studied for its many active properties. 

Diffusing our Cinnamon Essential Oil may promote feelings of peace and happiness. Adding it to your favorite skin care products can promote radiant looking skin. Cinnamon Essential Oil is also great when added to bath bombs, salt/sugar scrubs and shower gel. The versatility of this oil is unsurpassed and limited only by your imagination!

Clementine Essential Oil

The clementine originated as a cross between a sweet orange and a mandarin and are grown from November to January each year, garnering them the name "Christmas Oranges". The lightly uplifting, citrus aroma will leave you with a sense of well-being and happiness. Widely used in skin care products, candles, essential oil blends and bath products, diffusing this refreshing oil will promote an atmosphere of peace, energy and joy. Adding it to your bath, massage and beauty products will add aromatherapeutic benefits while supporting the skin. Don't forget to add this soothing, light, citrusy-sweet smelling oil to your essential oil arsenal. You won't be sorry!

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Most commonly associated with Koala bears, eucalyptus plants have long been hailed for their natural cleansing properties. With its woody, herbaceous scent, eucalyptus oil is commonly used in aromatherapy blends. Eucalyptus oil can be found in products from lip balm to foot scrubs. 

Diffusing Eucalyptus oil or blends is great for winter time. We've seen this oil in candles, lotions, bath bombs, cleaning agents, scrubs and massage oils. Its woody, camphorous scent will refresh the air in your home, breathing new life into living areas. Great when combined with peppermint, lemon and other citrus oils!

Jasmine Essential Oil

In Arabic, Jasmine means "fragrant flower", which is a great way of describing this floral, sensuous and exotic oil. The jasmine bud opens only in the evening hours, releasing its fragrance, however, with this oil you can enjoy the rich aroma all day. With aphrodisiac properties, jasmine essential oil has long been used in aromatherapy to promote feelings of well-being and peace. Jasmine can be found in perfume, skin care products and aromatherapy blends. 

This oil is perfect for aromatherapy diffusion during your next massage session or a long, stressful day. We've also found amazing benefits when added to your bath oils, lotions, creams and body scrubs. Don't limit yourself, this oil is great in almost any recipe you can think of. Jasmine Essential Oil blends well with essential oils such as: sandalwood, rose, and citrus fruits.

Lemon Essential Oil

Refreshing, energizing and full of light, our Lemon Essential Oil definitely aims to please. Used for thousands of years in Chinese medicine, Lemon Essential Oil has strong natural cleansing properties. Its light, citrusy smell makes it the perfect addition to bath and body products as well as household cleaning and freshening sprays. Diffusing this oil in your home can also provide substantial benefits to mind and body. 

Diffusing lemon essential oil can help to provide mental clarity, concentration and uplift to the mind and body. Adding this oil to your homemade cleaning products will provide a natural, non-chemical cleaning experience. Lemon is one of the most versatile essential oils out there with endless possibilities; skin care, candles, hair care, lotions, massage oil, creams, air freshener and the list goes on and on. Blends well with oils like: tea tree, peppermint, orange and mint.

Lime Essential Oil

From as far back as the 10th century with ancient Egyptians to 1492 when Columbus carried them across the ocean, limes have held a long-held tradition of use. Our Lime Essential Oil is steam distilled from the peel of choice, fragrant limes. With its high Vitamin C content, Lime oil is great in skincare. 

Adding Lime oil to your next aromatherapy blend can encourage a happy feeling environment. Lime oil has been successfully added to shampoo, candles, lotions, serums, masks, scrubs and, really anything you could imagine! Or perhaps you are looking to make your own natural cleaning solution? Lime is an excellent, and lovely smelling addition that will leave your home clean and smelling citrusy fresh!

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh oil has a long history of use that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Traditionally used as an embalmer, we have since discovered countless other benefits associated with this powerhouse citrus oil. Added to your latest skin care regimen, Myrrh oil makes a great active component. Its woody, rich aroma gives this oil a rich, decadent effect that's hard to miss. 

Diffusing Myrrh oil into the air can support feelings of peace and well being while simultaneously promoting a calm spirit. This makes Myrrh oil perfect for candles, bath bombs, body scrubs and perfumes. There are a whole host of products that would perfectly support and benefit from the addition of Myrrh essential oil. Your skin will thank you!

Frankincense Essential Oil

For thousands of years, Frankincense has been highly prized and used in religious ceremonies in the Middle East. Viewed as the holy anointing oil, Frankincense was used extensively in ancient medicine. With a woody, spicy and rich fragrance, this oil is fantastic when diffused throughout the home. High in sesquiterpenes, it can have profound effects on the entire body. 

When diffused in the air, Frankincense essential oil helps to set a relaxing ambiance. Frankincense is powerful when added to your skin care routine, bath bombs, essential oil blends, body scrub or perfumes. If you are looking for a potent skincare essential oil, look no further than our Frankincense Essential oil.

Peppermint Essential Oil

From as far back as 1000 B.C., ancient Egyptians dried peppermint leaves and used them in teas. Peppermint oil contains the active ingredients inherent in the plant which are menthol, menthone, and menthyl acetate. Menthol, which is the main active compound, provides the cooling feeling you receive when you use peppermint essential oil. Menthyl acetate gives the essential oil its peppermint aroma and strong flavor. 

As quite possibly the most used and popular flavoring, finding peppermint oil in foods, toothpaste, mints, gum and ice cream isn't unusual. However, peppermint oil has been used for much more than simply flavoring food.

Whether you choose to diffuse peppermint oil to freshen your home or your mood, add to your warm bathwater or you add peppermint oil to your latest batch of lotions, the possibilities are endless. Peppermint oil blends well with other essential oils such as: lavendar, spearmint, lemon, eucalyptus and many others. 

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is widely used in relaxing aromatherapy. However, the benefits extend beyond its ability to aid in the balance of emotions. Lavender essential oil is a powerful aromatherapy and skincare ingredient and is widely used in lotions, creams, candles and bath products. 

Diffusing lavender essential oil may promote feelings of peace and well-being while utilizing it in your bath products can promote happy, balanced feeling skin. Whether you're using it in the air or a skin product, lavender essential oil has myriad uses and will be a staple in your essential oil supply.

Thieves Essential Oil

Legend has it this blend was originally produced to help prevent the spread and contraction of the bubonic plague. Research has shown Thieves essential oil blend to indeed have other real properties. Our Thieves essential oil is a blend Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. Individually, these oils are fantastic and have all been shown to have strong natural cleansing properties, but put them together and they're a powerhouse. Here are some of the many uses for Thieves essential oil:

  • Diffuse throughout your home
  • Use in homemade cleaning products

Other ways to use Thieves Oil are: in a diffuser, lotions, soaps, creams, diluted in a spray bottle or on traditional reflexology points. RainShadow Labs only carries the highest quality, aromatherapy grade essential oils.

Lemon Essential Oil

Have you ever finished cleaning your house with your favorite lemon scented cleaning product and felt more centered and focused? It may be because your house is clean, but it could also be from the aromatherapy benefits of lemon essential oil! 

Lemon essential oil blends well with other essential oils such as: peppermint, lavender, rose, sandalwood and sage. From cleaning your home to overall skin care, you won't want to be caught without our Lemon Essential Oil. 

RainShadow Labs: The Best Choice for Essential Oils

Whether you are looking for a wholesale line of essential oils for your DIY skin care products or are looking to add a private label line to your shelves, RainShadow Labs can help. It may seem like one essential oil is like another, but this couldn't be farther from the truth. At RainShadow Labs, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality essential oils at wholesale pricing. Our world class customer service team is waiting to help you begin your order or to answer any questions you may have. Call now at 503-366-3413 to get started.