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.
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 both warming and circulation enhancing benefits; making it ideal for massage of sore, tired muscles. Its pleasant, spicy aroma makes black pepper a great choice for aromatherapy blending. The following are some of the benefits benefits of black pepper in aromatherapy and skincare:
- Relief from mild to moderate aches and pains
- Reduce cravings
Pairing black pepper with citrus oils can prove to energize the mind and body while utilizing it in your bath bombs, massage lotions and oils can promote improved circulation and overall muscle and joint health. 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.
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, naturally sourced and inherently safe. That being said, here are some of the benefits for skin care and aromatherapy:
- Mental clarity
- Minimize scarring
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 healing 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.
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 and recognized as a food grade, safe material. 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. Let's talk about the myriad of benefits to the skin:
- Promotes circulation
We can't say enough about Cacao Essential oil and its ability to keep skin healthy and happy. 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. Glowing, radiant and healthy are just some of the words people use to describe our Cacao 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 antibacterial properties. Among the many skin and aromatherapeutic benefits are:
- Reduce skin inflammation
- Anti-aging properties
- Enhance circulation
- Promote clear skin
Diffusing our Cinnamon Essential Oil may promote feelings of peace and happiness. Adding it to your favorite skin care products will promote balanced, radiant 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!
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". Rich in folic acid, clementine essential oil is perfect for an anti-aging, skin clarifying regimen. 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, these are the skin and aromatherapy benefits:
- Mood enhancement
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 clear, bright skin. Don't forget to add this soothing, light, citrusy-sweet smelling oil to your essential oil arsenal. You won't be sorry!
Most commonly associated with Koala bears, eucalyptus plants have long been hailed for their restorative, disinfectant and healing properties. With its woody, herbaceous scent, eucalyptus oil is commonly used in aromatherapy blends to soothe respiratory conditions and encourage normal immune function. Eucalyptus oil can be found in products from lip balm to foot scrubs. Some of the benefits you could experience from Eucalyptus oil are:
- Soothe sore muscles
- Calm respiratory concerns
- Soothe irritated nasal passages
- Air freshener
Diffusing Eucalyptus oil or blends can soothe sore, irritated throat and nasal passages. We've seen this oil in candles, lotions, bath bombs, cleaning agents, scrubs and massage oils. Its woody, camphorous scent will purify and cleanse the air in your home, breathing new life into living areas. Great when combined with peppermint, lemon and other citrus oils!
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. Some of the benefits you may experience are:
- Clear mind
- Lessen the appearance of scars
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.
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 anti-viral, antiseptic and anti-infection 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. Let's talk about some of those benefits:
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 and disinfection properties. 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.
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 promoting health and well-being. Our Lime Essential Oil is steam distilled from the peel of choice, fragrant limes. With its high Vitamin C content, Lime oil makes an excellent astringent for the skin and is a great anti-aging ingredient. Here are some of the benefits you may experience when using Lime Essential Oil:
- Immune boosting
- Breathe easier
Adding Lime oil to your next aromatherapy blend will encourage a happy, healthy 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 oil has a long history of healing benefits that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt. Traditionally used as an insect repellant and 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 anti-aging and wrinkle smoothing component. Its woody, rich aroma gives this oil a rich, decadent effect that's hard to miss. Here are some of the benefits you may see when using Myrrh oil:
- Mental alertness
- Speed healing
- Healthy inflammatory response
- Mood balance
Diffusing Myrrh oil into the air will 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!
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 to treat almost any illness known to man. With a woody, spicy and rich fragrance, this oil is fantastic when diffused throughout the home. High in sesquiterpenes, Frankincense can help stimulate the limbic system and hypothalamus, which means it can have profound effects on the entire body. Here are some of the benefits you may see when adding Frankincense into your daily routine:
- Mood balance
- Mental focus
- Calm tension
- Wound healing
- Encourage immune function
When diffused in the air, Frankincense essential oil helps to ease nervous tension and promote mental acuity. 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 oil that can smooth wrinkles, calm the mind and body while hydrating dry, cracked skin tissue, look no further than our Frankincense Essential oil.
From as far back as 1000 B.C., ancient Egyptians dried peppermint leaves and used them to soothe indigestion. 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. The following are some of the benefits of peppermint oil for skincare and aromatherapy:
- Used to help with breathng
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 is widely used to promote mood balance and support relaxation. 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. Some of the benefits you may experience from Lavender essential oil are:
- Anti aging
Diffusing lavender essential oil may promote feelings of peace and well-being while utilizing it in your bath products can promote happy, balanced 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.
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 antimicrobial 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
- DIY insect and bug repellant.
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.
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 is beneficial for more than simply to enhance your mood, let's talk about some of those potential benefits:
- Mental focus
- DIY insect and bug repellant.
- Shiny looking hair
- Clear skin
Lemon essential oil blends well with other essential oils such as: peppermint, lavender, rose, sandalwood and sage. From cleaning and disinfecting 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.