Gaining in popularity over the past few years, you may have heard the term “functional fragrance.” Instead of using scents, perfumes or fragrances for the sole purpose of smelling good, individuals are now looking for scents that cater to their wellbeing. This is an exciting time for us, as we have always used natural ingredients and organic essential oils not just for their scent, but for their powerful beauty and wellness benefits. Each ingredient we choose is there for a reason and utilized for its unique contribution to the formulation- the wonderfully varied scent profiles are just an added bonus!
Our Etheric Inhalation Oil collection is our contribution to the category of “functional fragrance”. Our Etheric Inhalation Oils are created with unique combinations of herbal essential oils to deliver scent as a beneficial boost to emotional wellbeing. Compounded as “scents”, we use therapeutic grade essential oils for stress reduction, mood enhancement, to support a depleted system, or to restore focus to foggy thinking. In fact, one of the fastest ways to correct a cognitive or emotional imbalance is to engage our sense of smell. So, when in need of grounding or help to calm an active mind, choose more woody or earthy scent combinations, like our Warming Oil. If in need of an energy boost or a lift to the spirits? Look for citrus scents or mint profiles, as found in our Pick-Me-Up Oil.
Using scent to break cycles of stress and imbalance is a powerful, easy to implement practice. So, when you’re having one of those moments, or days, and are in need of a quick reset, choosing the right “scent” and applying with a deep breath may be all you need for an instantaneous shift.
Get to know each of our Etheric “scents” and how to use them:
First, we are wired, then we are tired, and then comes the burnout- a scenario many of us relate to. But what is that cycle and how do we disrupt it? Let’s talk adrenals (sweet little walnut-sized organs that sit on top of our kidneys) – Adrenal glands are vital to maintaining appropriate energy levels, but with modern lifestyles causing adrenals to over-secrete hormones for flight or fight responses, we eventually become “fatigued” and “exhausted” from the relentless over-firing. Black spruce, pine, hemp and grapefruit are age-old remedies known to renew and support adrenal complex function.
Dreaming Oil is aromatherapy to help you relax, slow down and sleep. A favorite from our Etheric inhalation Oil Collection, Dreaming Oil provides a flutter of aromatic molecules to balance and restore the system through deep inhalation. By warming 1-2 drops of oil in palms then breathing in deeply, the aromatic “easement” begins, shifting a work-weary or worried mind into the gentler realm of a night’s quiet sleep. A lullaby in a bottle for grown-ups.
When a weary world view is bringing you down, our Pick-me-up Etheric Inhalation Oil does the trick. Just a few deep breaths of this aroma-therapeutic grade blend of pink grapefruit and peppermint essential oils work on the sensory pathways to renew energy, helping with focus and mental clarity.
When a warm hearth is hard to find, our Warming Oil provides aromatherapeutic benefits to help ignite your inner glow. This heat-producing essential oil blend releases its volatile vapors when warmed between the palms. Add a few drops to a warm bath to impart a feeling of gentle warmth and relaxation.
Place 1-2 drops into palms and warm oil by rubbing together to release the volatile vapors. Loosely cup over nose and deeply inhale.
Add 1-2 drops to a favorite body oil, such as Midnight Honey Bath & Beauty Oil, to imbue the oil with additional herbal properties.
Place 1-2 drops in diffuser or on warm lightbulb to disperse aroma-therapeutic benefits into personal space.
Add 1-2 drops to steamy shower or place in hot bath water to enhance the benefits and experience.
A heart-centered lightly-scented oil to apply to pulse points of wrists, temples, neck, hair and décolleté. Elegant rose is the heartbeat of this subtle scent. When warmed by the body, rose essential oil releases its benefits to open the heart, while borage (star flower) and nigella (love-in-a-mist) support self-acceptance and intuition. This is a true elixir, rather than a perfume, as it works to open us emotionally to the beauty in ourselves and others- The perfect confluence of confidence and desire.
Apply 1 drop of our elixir oil to pulse points of wrists, neck, hair or décolleté, then pat into skin to impart a light scent to body and hair.
Use as aromatherapy, by placing 2 drops of Love Elixir in palms of hands then press to heart, allowing the warmth of the body’s circulation to release its beneficial oils.
Place a few drops of Love Elixir in your favorite body oil or complexion lotion to enhance or layer scent and benefits.
A few drops of Love Elixir in a tub of hot water creates an herbal soak, perfect to include in any self-love ritual.