Organic Essential Oils
Essential oils are the highly concentrated essences extracted from a plants’ flowers, leaves, stems, seeds, and roots. Essential oils are thought to have powerful healing powers and are commonly used in religious and cultural ceremonies. In addition, the aromatherapy benefits from essential oils are used to help relieve colds, promote relaxation, calm skin issues and alleviate symptoms of anxiety.
How are Essential Oils made?
How Do Essential Oil and Fragrance Oil Differ?
- 100% Natural Substances
- Uses the entire scent complex compound
- Complex and timely extraction processes
- Therapeutic Benefits
Natural Fragrance Oils
- Created in a laboratory
- Created by isolated natural aromatic components
- Uses only a single scent molecule
- No Therapeutic Benefits
Synthetic Fragrance Oils
- Created in a laboratory
- Created from chemical compounds
- Made using synthetic (man-made) materials
- Could contain harmful chemicals
What does USDA certified organic mean?
When the official USDA organic seal is used, it assures consumers that the product contains no antibiotics, synthetic hormones, toxic pesticides, or GMOs. Growers must utilize 100% organic farming practices for at least three years before applying for the seal, along with passing annual inspections thereafter. This symbol is a mark of excellence and products that carry it are comprised of only the highest quality ingredients. ReliefRX Plus and Bokek both use USDA certified organic essential oils to ensure only the purest oils touch your skin.
How to Use Essential Oils
Essential oils can be used in a variety of ways. The essence can be diffused into air to provide aromatherapy benefits. They can be combined with other ingredients to create topical products like cosmetics or body scrubs. When used in a warm bath, the oils can provide the benefits from both inhalation and skin absorption. The terpenes and other compounds found in the oil release the plant’s natural healing properties and provide relief for the body and the mind.
There are over 90 types of essential oils to choose from. Each variety contains various notes which influence how long a scent will last. The make-up of each molecule determines its degree of volatility, which effects the evaporation rate, and thus the aroma. It is popular to create essential oil blends to find the perfect mix for each user. By combining essential oils that have varying degrees of volatility, the aroma can have an extra deep, and luxurious quality.
Which Essential Oil to use?
Lavender Essential Oil
Quite possibly the most popular essential oil, lavender is beloved for its welcoming scent and calming fragrance that can help promote rest.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
This invigorating and refreshing aroma is commonly used to help clear sinuses as well as rejuvenating the senses. Its cooling properties can also be soothing for sore and tight muscles.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
A well-rounded and sweetly balanced aroma, grapefruit is often used as a pick-me-up to help boost the mood and brighten the day.
Neroli Essential Oil
Extracted from the white orange blossom tree, neroli delivers a romantic fragrance reminiscent of honey, orange, and floral. It’s commonly used in perfume to deliver an indulgent treat.
Spearmint Essential Oil
Refreshing like eucalyptus but with a sweeter and lighter aroma profile, spearmint essential oil is commonly used to uplift spirits.