All About Aromatherapy Essential Oils

Aromatherapy Oils
If you’re interested in aromatherapy and want to know more about massage oils, chances are you have a couple of questions about where to find the best aromatherapy oils, and which essential oil scents are best for you. So, here’s some basic information about aromatherapy oils that you may find helpful.

Different plant and flower extracts used in aromatherapy can either relax or energize, so it’s important to know which scents will have a calming or stimulating effect on you. If you are purchasing your oils from a specialty shop, you’ll probably be able to look at the labels on bottles to learn a little more about each scent, but it’s still a good idea to know that scents like chamomile, peppermint, and lavender can calm the senses, induce sleep, and relax the muscles in the body, and that oils made from bergamot, sage, and eucalyptus ‘wake up’ the mind and body, and can cause you to think clearer. This way, you’ll have an idea of what you want to buy once before you go to the store.

Aromatherapy Oil Blends for the Whole Body Massage

The nurturing touch of a massage is considerably enhanced by the aroma of essential oils. A selection of blends appropriate to everyday circumstances is given below. These few suggestions are to be used as a guide. If you are already familiar with some of the essential oils and have a favorite blend, there is no reason why you should not use it. Choose up to four oils to make the blend appropriate to your needs. Mix them with a carrier oil as described in the section on choosing and blending oils.

  • A Blend to Aid Relaxation
    Relaxation is particularly important following a stressful day at work. A massage with any of the following oils is a most effective way to encourage relaxation. Choose three or four oils from this list: bergamot, German chamomile, clary sage, lavender, rosewood, or sandalwood. To add an uplifting note choose one of the other citrus oils, which will produce a blend that is relaxing and uplifting at the same time.
  • Blend to Dispel Gloom
    When everything seems gray, an enlivening massage with some of the invigorating oils could help turn the day around from one of gloom and despair to a more energetic one. Try a blend of three or four of the following oils: black pepper, cypress, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lemon, nutmeg, peppermint, rosemary, tea tree.
  • A blend for stiff muscles
    Everyone can suffer from minor muscular aches and pains from time to time. They may be brought on by unusual physical exercise – from gardening or dancing to sporting activities – or simply by remaining in an uncomfortable position too long. At such times the warming oils that bring blood back into the aching muscles are the most helpful. Choose your oils from the following list: benzoin, black pepper, clary sage, eucalyptus, ginger, grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, marjoram, nutmeg, orange, peppermint, or rosemary.
  • A Remedy for Over indulgence
    If you have over-indulged in alcoholic drinks, try to drink several glasses of water before sleeping, in order to help alleviate the dehydration caused by an excess of alcohol. Drink plenty of water and orange juice at breakfast to help detoxification and, if possible, eat some whole meal toast with a yeast spread. A gentle massage, using three or four of the following oils, may help restore normal good health after eating or drinking too much: black pepper, fennel, geranium, ginger, juniper, orange, or peppermint.
  • Blend for rising the Spirits
    For the days when the ordinary activities of life seem too difficult there are a number of oils that can help raise the spirits: benzoin, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, jasmine, mandarin, nutmeg, orange, rose, rosewood, or ylang ylang. A blend of three or four from this list, and the comforting quality of a massage, can give you back a zest for life.
  • A Blend to Warmth and Comfort
    After struggling with bitter winds and the cold of winter the idea of undressing for a massage may seem foolish. However, there are some warming and comforting essential oils that can be very nourishing when you are feeling emotionally, as well as physically, cold. Blend benzoin, ginger, orange, and rosewood, together and allow them to envelop your body in their special aroma.
  • An Aphrodisiac blend
    In a long-term relationship the intimate physical bond between partners may weaken or cease to exist. A long illness, overwork, or emotional crises can also contribute to a lack of sexual interest. At such times the non-sexual but loving touch of massage can play an important part in rediscovering the sexual intimacy that has been missing. Essential oils that may help are: black pepper, cedarwood, clary sage, fennel, frankincense, ginger, jasmine, rose, and sandalwood. Note that this is an area where it is particularly important to take in each individual’s personal preferences for fragrance.
  • Seasonal blends
    To create the mood of the festive season, make use of the scents that are the very essence of Christmas: frankincense, ginger, and mandarin. You could also try experimenting with benzoin, neroli, and orange. Easter, occurring at the time of renewal and refreshment, is a good time to try a blend of geranium, palmarosa, and rosewood.
  • A Nuptial Blend
    There is only one choice of blend for a pre-wedding massage: jasmine and rose, respectively the king and queen of fragrances, and neroli, to calm the nerves. This luxurious blend will bring the essence of calm to the beginning of married life.
  • A Blend to Instill Peacefulness
    Frankincense, sandalwood, neroli, and ylang ylang blend together to create a rich perfume of peace. This blend can help recreate feelings of tranquillity and reduce feelings of fragmentation. It can be valuable in helping to reconnect someone to their strong inner core. Give or receive a massage with this mixture and help yourself regain peace in your life.

Unique blends of essential oils for those moments when you deserve it most.

We brings you a variety of essential oils that will leave your skin feeling soft and supple. Aromatherapy is the art and science of using essential oils for promoting heath and well being.

Try some of our unique blends of massage oils which come with a pump top for easy use:

  • Refresh – stimulating and cooling
  • Relaxing – balancing and mind soothing
  • Mystic Moon – regenterating and calming
  • Unscented – free of fragrances and color

Aromatherapy is a massage of the body using unique blends of fragrant essential oils and aromas to enhance a feeling of well being. We offer massage oils with lavender, vanilla, patchouli, ylang ylang, peppermint as well as other natural essential oils.

  1. Coconut Oil (Cocos nucifera)
    Ingredient: Coconut oil, Vitamin E
    Nature: Purifying
    Benefits: Bactericide, Skincare
    How to use: Massage
    Warning: –
    Directions: Use 25 ml. of oil to massage on the skin thoroughly especially dry area for oil to absorb into skin.
    Shelf Life: 1 Year of use after opening the bottle.
    Storage: Store in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum.
    Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT DRINK. If pregant, consult a doctor before using this oil. The use of this oil may alter the efficiency of latex products (such as condoms).
    Number of treatments: 40 treatments (based on 2 hours massage)
    Blends well with: Essential Pure or Essential Pure Blend
  2. Lemon Grass Oil (Cymbopogon citratus)
    Ingredient: 100% Pure
    Nature: Uplifting, Purifying
    Benefits: Tonic, Antiseptic, Relaxant, Skincare
    How to use: Massage, Burner
    Warning: Irritates sensitive skin, use with care, Dilute
    Directions: For a 25 ml oil for massage, use 2.5 ml (10%) of Lemongrass. Massage on the skin thoroughly especially dry area for oil to absorb into skin.
    Shelf Life: 1 Year of use after opening the bottle.
    Storage: Store in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum.
    Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT DRINK. If pregant, consult a doctor before using this oil. The use of this oil may alter the efficiency of latex products (such as condoms).
    Number of treatments: 100 treatments (based on 2 hours massage)
    Blends well with: Bergamot, Geranium, Lime
  3. Mineral Oil
    Ingredient: Light Liquid Paraffin, Vitamin E
    Nature: Moisturizing
    Benefits: Skincare
    How to use: Massage
    Warning: –
    Directions: Use 50 ml. of oil to massage on the skin thoroughly especially dry area for oil to absorb into skin.
    Shelf Life: 1 Year of use after opening the bottle.
    Storage: Store in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum.
    Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT DRINK. If pregant, consult a doctor before using this oil. The use of this oil may alter the efficiency of latex products (such as condoms).
    Number of treatments: 100 treatments (based on 2 hours massage)
    Blends well with: Essential Pure or Essential Pure Blend
  4. Safflower Oil (Carthamus tinctorius)
    Ingredient: Safflower Oil, Vitamin E
    Nature: Purifying
    Benefits: Antiseptic, Skincare
    How to use: Massage
    Warning: –
    Directions: Use 25 ml. of oil to massage on the skin thoroughly especially dry area for oil to absorb into skin.
    Shelf Life: 1 Year of use after opening the bottle.
    Storage: Store in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum.
    Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT DRINK. If pregant, consult a doctor before using this oil. The use of this oil may alter the efficiency of latex products (such as condoms).
    Number of treatments: 40 treatments (based on 2 hours massage)
    Blends well with: Essential Pure or Essential Pure Blend
  5. Sesame Oil (Sesamum inducum)
    Ingredient: Sesame Oil, Vitamin E
    Nature: Moisturizing
    Benefits: Skincare
    How to use: Massage
    Warning: –
    Directions: Use 25 ml. of oil to massage on the skin thoroughly especially dry area for oil to absorb into skin.
    Shelf Life: 1 Year of use after opening the bottle.
    Storage: Store in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to a minimum.
    Precautions: Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT DRINK. If pregant, consult a doctor before using this oil. The use of this oil may alter the efficiency of latex products (such as condoms).
    Number of treatments: 40 treatments (based on 2 hours massage)
    Blends well with: Essential Pure or Essential Pure Blend

Essential Oil Uses

Aromatherapy massage oils go a long way in providing the much-needed relief to a person after a strenuous day at work.

After a hectic day at work, does your husband or wife complain that every part of the body is aching with pain? Will a good night’s sleep be enough not only for relief and refreshment, but for preparation for the next hectic day? Maybe not! A repetitive daily schedule can add to the pain, which in time can contribute to more serious conditions. As a caring husband or wife, do you want this chain of events to occur? If not, try aromatherapy massage oils!

Aromatherapy massage oils go a long way in providing the much-needed relief to a person after a strenuous day at work. Massage is stimulating and relaxing on all levels physically, mentally, and emotionally. A massage supplemented by essential oils helps the person gain from the combined effects of a calm mind and a radiant skin.

You can use aromatherapy massage oils in two ways. You can diffuse the scent into the air to be inhaled while receiving the massage, refreshing mind and body. Alternatively, you can apply it directly to the skin, which ensures that the massage oils are absorbed directly by the body and reach the bloodstream. This impacts both the overall health and the skin.

After a good massage with aromatherapy massage oils, a person feels great! Essential oils are known to have special therapeutic qualities, and they are frequently used in healing common diseases like colds, flu, muscle pain, headache, and many other conditions.

A blend of more than one essential oil is often used for the purpose of massage in order to achieve a specific desired effect. For example, a combination of lavender, clary sage, and lemon is a common blend known as the stress blend. A combination of sandalwood and jasmine essential oils is used to create an aphrodisiac blend. Before blending essential oils for an aromatherapy massage, you need to know the effect you want to achieve.

Essential oils can be dangerous in concentrated form and must be diluted in a carrier oil before use. Aromatherapy massage oils, therefore, are mixed with a carrier oil before being applied to the body.

Aromatherapy massage oils are used widely at spas and physical and mental health healing centers. Trained masseurs know which oils to use to help you relieve stress and achieve an ecstatic feeling.

You can also receive a massage in your home. After the massage you can continue to rest and not have to get up and drive home! You and your loved one can learn how to massage each other with fragrant aromatherapy massage oils. This is a wonderful way to convey concern for your partner. Aromatherapy massage is also recommended for infants, to promote growth and give them glossy skin and strong bones.

Aromatherapy massage oils can be used to work wonders on skin and inspire mental calmness as well as help cure a variety of diseases.

Using Your Aromatherapy Oils

You can use your aromatherapy oils to add to your bathwater (about 10 drops should be sufficient), to create your own lotions, and to add to the dried potpourri in your home to customize scents for certain rooms in your home. You can also purchase an aroma diffuser so that you can even distribute your favorite scent throughout the home (diffusers are usually available at the same place you purchase the aromatherapy oils). If you want to make your own potpourri, you can start by gathering dried leaves or flowers, place them in a small dish with a lid, and add your favorite aromatherapy oil combination to the potpourri; it’s best to leave the lid on the potpourri for a few days to give the oil a chance to be absorbed. You can even create your own perfume using aromatherapy oils by adding about 25 drops of oil to every one ounce of water or scentless carrier oil.

Of course, one of the most effective ways to use aromatherapy oils is to breathe the scent in directly from the bottle. This way, you can use your aromatherapy oils any time, as certain oils have been known to relieve muscle tension and headaches.

Using Massage Oils to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Tea tree oil is especially good for arthritis, as it can penetrate the skin and desensitize irritated nerve endings.

The term “arthritis” refers to inflammation of the joints and includes a group of more than 100 different rheumatic diseases. Arthritis is often caused by the deterioration of cartilage in the joints. Pain, stiffness, and swelling of the joints are symptoms of rheumatic diseases. Arthritis can also affect the rest of the musculoskeletal system, which includes the bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Tea tree oil is especially good for arthritis, as it can penetrate the skin and desensitize irritated nerve endings. Combine 18 drops of tea tree oil in 1/8 cup of almond oil and pour it into a dark bottle. Shake the bottle well before applying the mixture. For relief from pain caused by arthritic afflictions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, apply this mixture topically two to four times a day. Massage it into the skin over the painful area. You can also put 2 or 3 drops of tea tree oil into a warm bath to alleviate the joint pain of arthritis.

If you want to do more than just relieve arthritis symptoms, you must make dietary changes. First, change the type of oil in your diet to one rich in omega-3 fatty acids. These suppress the inflammatory process. Omega-3 fatty acids, found mainly in fish such as sardines, salmon, and cod, switch off the enzymes that break down joint cartilage. Omega-6 fatty acids, found mostly in plant seed oils such as evening primrose and sunflower, also have a positive effect.

Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include canola oil (and the margarine), salmon oil, cod liver oil, soybeans and soybean oil, walnuts and walnut oil, and fresh avocados and avocado oil.

You want to replace red meat with oily fish. To get plenty of iron, eat lots of dark green leafy vegetables and other foods rich in iron. You’ll want to avoid alcohol, coffee, tea, saturated fats, fried and breaded foods, and processed foods.

While arthritis cannot be cured with diet or massage, you can expect these dietary changes, in conjunction with tea tree oil massages, to alleviate painful flareups.

Testing for Allergic Reactions to Oils

If you know which scents you like, but aren’t quite sure how the oils will react to your skin, it may be best to have a skin test done by your doctor to make sure that you’re not allergic to any plant or flower extracts used in aromatherapy oils. Some people don’t think to do this before purchasing aromatherapy oils, since all the ingredients are natural. And while most people usually don’t react negatively to aromatherapy oils, you definitely want to make sure that you’ll be able to enjoy your aromatherapy oils once you purchase them. You could perform a skin test on your own, but going to a doctor for the test will allow you to be tested for more than one flower or plant extract at a time, so you won’t purchase oils, only to find out that you have an allergic reaction to them. If you suffer from common ailments such as seasonal allergies or frequent headaches, there are several aromatherapy oils that can help with these conditions, so you should ask your doctor which oils are all right to use in conjunction with your medication (if you are taking any).