Benefits of Essential Oils

You've likely heard a fair amount about essential oils and their potential benefits on mind and body. The fact is, essential oils have been used for centuries across the continent and abroad, by young and old alike. But do you know why? Let's talk a little more about how essential oils are extracted and what makes them so effective.


Essential oils are extracted from plant material through different methods and are, in simple terms, the liquid, concentrated form of that particular plant. The most popular method of extraction is Steam Distillation. In this method, steam vaporizes the plant material's volatile compounds, which are then condensed and collected. While other methods are available, this method produces the highest quality, most effective essential oils. As they most closely resemble natural plants, essential oils are more easily recognized by your body for complete and fast absorption. Let's talk about some of our most popular essential oils and their benefits.

Peppermint Essential Oil

From as far back as 1000 B.C., ancient Egyptians dried peppermint leaves and used them to soothe indigestion. Peppermint oil contains the active ingredients inherent in the plant which are menthol, menthone, and menthyl acetate. Menthol, which is the main active compound, provides the cooling feeling you receive when you use peppermint essential oil. Menthyl acetate gives the essential oil its peppermint aroma and strong flavor. 


As quite possibly the most used and popular flavoring, finding peppermint oil in foods, toothpaste, mints, gum and ice cream isn't unusual. However, peppermint oil has been used for much more than simply flavoring food. The following are some of the benefits of peppermint oil for skincare and aromatherapy:

  • Soothing
  • Used to help with breathng
  • Relaxing
  • Cooling
  • Analgesic

Whether you choose to diffuse peppermint oil to freshen your home or your mood, add to your warm bathwater or you add peppermint oil to your latest batch of lotions, the possibilities are endless. Peppermint oil blends well with other essential oils such as: lavendar, spearmint, lemon, eucalyptus and many others. 


Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil is widely used to promote mood balance and support relaxation. However, the benefits extend beyond its ability to aid in the balance of emotions. Lavender essential oil is a powerful aromatherapy and skincare ingredient and is widely used in lotions, creams, candles and bath products. Some of the benefits you may experience from Lavender essential oil are:

  • Relaxation
  • Anti aging
  • Restorative

Diffusing lavender essential oil may promote feelings of peace and well-being while utilizing it in your bath products can promote happy, balanced skin. Whether you're using it in the air or a skin product, lavender essential oil has myriad uses and will be a staple in your essential oil supply.

Thieves Essential Oil

Legend has it this blend was originally produced to help prevent the spread and contraction of the bubonic plague. Research has shown Thieves essential oil blend to indeed have other real properties. Our Thieves essential oil is a blend Cinnamon, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus and Rosemary essential oils. Individually, these oils are fantastic and have all been shown to have strong antimicrobial properties, but put them together and they're a powerhouse. Here are some of the many uses for Thieves essential oil:

  • Diffuse throughout your home
  • Use in homemade cleaning products
  • DIY (Do it your self) insect and bug repellant.

Other ways to use Thieves Oil are: in a diffuser, lotions, soaps, creams, diluted in a spray bottle or on traditional reflexology points. 

Lemon Essential Oil

Have you ever finished cleaning your house with your favorite lemon scented cleaning product and felt more centered and focused? It may be because your house is clean, but it could also be from the aromatherapy benefits of lemon essential oil! Lemon essential oil is beneficial for more than simply to enhance your mood, let's talk about some of those potential benefits:

  • Mental focus
  • DIY (Do it your self) insect and bug repellant.
  • Shiny looking hair
  • Clear skin

Lemon essential oil blends well with other essential oils such as: peppermint, lavender, rose, sandalwood and sage. From cleaning and disinfecting your home to overall skin care, you won't want to be caught without our Lemon Essential Oil.