BHBL enewsletter 2023.03 — Herbal Essential Oils (電子月刊英文版)

Herbal Essential Oils

What’s bright, fresh, and green all over? You guessed it—herbs! We’ve taken those botanicals and turned them into herbal essential oils, so you can enjoy their benefits directly from the bottle.

Many of the herbaceous oils on this list have been used throughout history, thanks to their refreshing scents and the ability to do everything from clear out musty smells to cool sun-kissed skin. These herbal oils can be applied and massaged layer by layer in the Raindrop set which helps bring balance and harmony. The single essential oil can also be applied separately for different amazing purposes, be it during your adventurous vacation or relaxation at home. 

Ready to get your greens on? Let’s grow!

Oregano essential oil

Fun fact: The name comes from the Greek words oros (mountain) and ganos (joy or delight). It’s no surprise the ancient Greeks and Romans associated the oregano plant with happiness!

What sets it apart: Oregano essential oil is a multitasker, but our favorite way to use it? Diffuse it! When diffused, Oregano oil freshens the air with its spicy scent.

How to use Oregano essential oil

  • Lower-body workout got your legs feeling like noodles? Add a few drops of Oregano to our Base Oil for a soothing post-leg day massage.
  • Go full-on air freshening by diffusing Oregano with another invigorating scent like Kunzea. You can also pair it with Tea Tree for an added boost of brightness.
  • Slice things up by mixing a drop of Oregano in your homemade pizza dough.

Thyme essential oil

Fun fact: Medieval knights wore sprigs of thyme on their armor for courage. If only they knew about the essential oil!

What sets it apart: While you wouldn’t want to rub thyme leaves all over your face, skin-loving Thyme essential oil is another matter.

How to use Thyme essential oil

  • If your complexion could use a little extra cleansing, we’ve got a clean-slate treatment for you! After washing with your favorite cleanser, dilute 1 drop of Thyme with 4 drops of liquid coconut oil and apply to skin with a cotton ball.
  • Don’t leave home without it—at least if you’re headed for an outdoor adventure! You can dilute Thyme oil with aloe and rub into arms and legs to soothe skin irritations.
  • Does the aroma from last night’s dinner still linger? Diffuse Thyme with other herbal essential oils on this list and let the strong, clean scent get rid of those stale leftovers.

Basil essential oil

Fun fact: The basil plant is sometimes referred to as St. Joseph’s Wort, great basil, European basil, French basil, common basil, or sweet basil.

What sets it apart: Basil essential oil has a fragrance that’s equal parts crisp, floral, and spicy.

How to use Basil essential oil

  • Diffuse with Cypress and Lemon for a fresh-cut grass smell reminiscent of summer days spent turning cartwheels in the front yard.
  • Take your homemade pasta sauce or lasagna from basic to basically awesome with a drop of Basil.
  • Wake up your senses before you walk out the door with a drop of Basil oil in your shampoo first thing in the morning.

Cypress essential oil

Fun Fact: Cypress has a long history of use as a construction material due to the durability of its wood, and it was used by the Phoenicians and Cretans to build ships and bows and by the Egyptians to build sarcophagi. Its botanical name, Cupressus sempervirens, is derived from the Greek “sempervivum,” or “live forever.”

What sets it apart: Cypress essential oil has a clean, evergreen aroma that can be used aromatically to create a grounding and serene environment. Applied topically, it can be used to help reduce the appearance of blemishes and to promote the appearance of healthy-looking hair.

How to use Cypress essential oil

•       Add a few drops to your facial essence, serum, or moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

•       Use undiluted as a spot treatment on areas of troubled skin.

•       Massage Cypress into your hair and scalp before washing or add it to your favorite shampoo or conditioner.

•       Diffuse it with Frankincense and Cedarwood to create a meditative environment.”

Wintergreen essential oil

Fun Fact: Wintergreen is a woody, evergreen ground cover grown in different regions of the world and commonly used as a flavoring for chewing gum, candies, and toothpaste.

What sets it apart: Wintergreen essential oil has a cool, minty aroma and contains the naturally occurring constituent methyl salicylate, which is beneficial for use during soothing massage to cool fatigued muscles and joints when applied topically.

How to use Wintergreen essential oil

•       Dilute Wintergreen with Base Oil and massage it into fatigued muscles and joints following physical activity.

•       Inhale Wintergreen directly from the bottle or diffuse it to enjoy the bold, exhilarating aroma.

•       Dilute and massage it into your neck and shoulders to soothe occasional tension.

Marjoram essential oil

Fun fact: Marjoram and oregano are both mint-family herbs but have very different smells and flavors.

What sets it apart: Marjoram essential oil has a sweeter, more floral scent than some of the other herbal essential oils on this list.

How to use Marjoram essential oil

  • Make your linens next level with an uplifting DIY linen spray made with Marjoram, Cedarwood, and Ylang Ylang.
  • Settle down with some bedtime meditation. Make a chest rub with Marjoram, Eucalyptus Radiata, and a small amount of carrier oil and take deep breaths in and out.
  • Make your shoes smell heel-a good with the help of Marjoram and our DIY shoe odor eliminator powder.

Peppermint essential oil

Fun fact: Peppermint’s constituents—menthol, menthone, and more—cause it to leave a cooling sensation on the skin!

What sets it apart: As one of our top 10 best-selling products, Peppermint essential oil has as many uses as the sky has stars.

How to use Peppermint essential oil

  • When head tension hits, reach for the soothing, cooling sensation of a DIY roll-on.
  • Hooked on classics? Diffuse Peppermint oil with Lemon and Lavender. When you’re ready to mix it up, substitute Spearmint for a different take on “minty-fresh fragrance.”
  • Say “aloe” to a refreshing way to wrap up your day filled with fun and sun. Just add a drop of Peppermint to aloe vera gel and gently massage over skin.

An essential oil blend – AromaS

Fun Fact: This essential oil blend is an exclusive combination of Basil, Marjoram, Lavender, Peppermint, and Cypress that has an invigorating yet calming aroma and provides soothing comfort for fatigue muscles.

What sets it apart: Some people will call it mini-Raindrop yet it would always be more powerful to apply the Raindrop oils layer by layer.

How to use this essential oil blend:

  • Combine This oil blend with massage to soothe fatigued muscles and comfort the head, neck, and feet.
  • Add this blend to bathwater with a cup of Epsom salt.

An essential oil blend for bravery

Fun Fact: This oil blend features Frankincense, Black Spruce, Blue Tansy, Camphor Wood, and Geranium and was formulated based on historical writings about Roman soldiers who were said to apply plant extracts and botanticals to instill feelings of courage and confidence before going into battle.

What sets it apart: A foundational daily blend that features a positive aroma to inspire confidence and courage

How to use this essential oil blend:

  • Apply this to the bottoms of your feet and/or the back of your neck to unwind before bed.
  • Apply it to the back of your neck for an aroma that inspires feelings of confidence.
  • Refresh throughout the day by directly inhaling this or massaging it onto your neck, chest, or hands and wrists.
  • Apply this to your wrists and hold them together to feel the consistency of your chi.

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