Welcome to your June AromaSentence

In this AromaSentence we will talk about
  • Base note essential oils
  • Lena will share her tip
  • Our product of the month

Base note essential oils

This month we are featuring essential oils that have deep base notes.
They help us feel grounded even when we are far too preoccupied with our lives. ‘Base note oils have the ability to help us relax on deep levels’.

Examples of base note oils are: frankincense, vetiver, myrrh, sandalwood, and patchouli. These oils originate from parts of the plants that are close to the earth.- from the wood or dry resin. Thus, they help us stay ‘grounded’!

Base note essential oils offer depth to our blends. They ‘love’ to be blended with citrus oils such as lemon or sweet orange. Furthermore they all tend to soothe irritation, calm emotions and are gentle on the skin!

The evolution of humans on a cellular level goes back to 120 thousand years ago.
The biosynthetic blueprint, manifested in the human body with monoterpenes, essential oils, geranyl pyrophosphates, and farnesyl pyrophosphates, existed long before there were humans.

It is an archaic chemical pathway that has, like the other biochemical pathways of life, existed since the dawn of life on planet earth.
Nature uses the same substances over and over.
They are part of the chemistry of living cells.
Essential oil compounds are among the molecules of life itself. They are produced by living organisms, remain present in the living organism and act in the interest of organism survival.

That much of history will help us understand how essential oils work on our bodies.
They manage to heal us on multiple levels at once.
Let’s just take one essential oil, frankincense. It is incredibly healing for the skin, eases inflammation, soothes irritation, such as itching or pain and provides respiratory support too.

Frankincense is soothing emotionally and mentally. It is relieving for headaches and muscle tension. It has been used for centuries for meditation, contemplation and purification.

Here is a relaxing synergistic blend for your diffuser which contains essential oils which soothe the nervous system; 4 drops of cedarwood, 1 drop of chamomile and 5 drops of frankincense.

Frankincense can stop you from overthinking, chamomile is soothing and relieves tension, while cedarwood gives the sense of protection.

Relaxation boosts our immunity and therefore our health, it supports our well-being.
Vetiver essential oil is the most grounded oil as it is distilled from the rootlets of the grassy plant. In Salvatore Battaglia’s book The complete Guide To Aromatherapy, the author talks about vetiver, about how it is planted on mountainous slopes, because “its abundant lacework of rootlets will prevent the loss of soil during the wet season”.

We can think that the oil “holds it all together”.
It can help us feel “deeply aligned with our core values.
That’s a powerful kind of peace that comes from being grounded this way. Maybe that’s why vetiver is known as the “Oil of Tranquillity!”

That was a solid introduction about base oils in this newsletter.
We will continue talking about the other three oils next time, so stay tuned for next month’s Aromasentence.

Lena's Tip

Frankincense essential oil

How to safely use essential oils for kids

As a graduate of Aromahead Institute I fully agree with their approach.
We prefer to be cautious and use hydrosols, butters and carrier oils on children under about five years old.

“Babies and smaller children have very sensitive skin and essential oils can easily become overwhelming for them since every drop is very concentrated”.

Diaper rash can be soothed by pure argan oil or beeswax and cocoa butter, and a calming spray made with lavender hydrosol can work wonders when it’s time for them to go to bed.

The following essential oils are considered kid-friendly: lavender, frankincense, cedarwood, sweet orange, and chamomile.

When correctly diluted in a carrier, these oils aren’t known to cause irritation or reactions.

Special of the Month

15% off

Sweet Dreams

Sweet dreams essential oil blend
We did a little poll on Facebook and it was unanimous decided to have Sweet Dreams on special this month.
And as we always listen to our customers here it is 15% off Sweet Dreams this month!
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