Aromatherapy is a holistic therapy that treats the mind, body and spirit. When essential oils are applied to the body during a massage, the essential oils enter the skin through the hair follicles where they are absorbed in to the blood stream and circulated around the body.
People respond to the sense of smell on an emotional level more strongly than with any other sense. In fact, a single aroma can trigger forgotten memories and induce feelings similar to those experienced at that time.
This action involves a very complex process to do with the Limbic system; an area of the brain associated with smell and memory. The olfactory nerves are located at the forefront of the brain and are responsible for sending signals about what we smell through to the Limbic System. This sensual information is then compared to that stored within the memory, and indeed the emotional response that went with that particular smell. This reaction then triggers a variety of chemical actions within the body, including the release of specific chemicals that relaxes, calms, or stimulates both body and mind.
Other benefits of aromatherapy include its ability to reduce anxiety, ease depression, boost energy levels, speed up the healing process, eliminate headaches, boost cognitive performance, induce sleep, strengthen the immune system, reduce pain, improve digestion and increase circulation.
Black Pepper - The Ancient Greeks and Romans also utilized the benefits of Black Pepper to aid the performance of athletes and help maintain healthy skin.
Black Pepper essential oil possesses a unique versatility that is both energizing and warming. In addition to invigorating the senses, the essential oil is used to enhance clarity. Yoga teachers and fitness trainers often recommend Black Pepper preparations for overworked muscles. It is a favorite among athletes and those with active lifestyles.
Blood Orange - Blood Orange is valued by aromatherapists for its invigorating and yet calming aroma. This fascinating duality make it an ideal aroma during stressful days. The essential oil of Blood Orange exhilarates the senses and inspires a positive outlook.
Blue Cypress – With anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibacterial properties, Blue Cypress is touted as being an exceptional oil for the skin. Don’t let its blue color fool you, Blue Cypress will give an incredible boost to your beauty routine. Its subtly sweet, smoky and woody aroma can be grounding during times of emotional discomfort and unease. Steam distilled, Blue Cypress can enhance Amyris, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Cedarwood and Cistus blends.
Frankincense – Frankincense has an ancient and fascinating history. It has been used as a support for many health conditions and in numerous consumer skincare products. This legendary substance is an active ingredient in many perfumes and body care products. The aroma of Frankincense is almost indescribable: aged wood, balsamic, subtly sweet with hints of citrus.When the essential oil is diffused, it sets a distinctive feeling of decorum, reverence and peace.
Eucalyptus – Eucalyptus Globulus essential oil is layered with refreshing properties. It has a minty, vibrant and refreshing aroma that is a common ingredient in cold care products, chest salves and inhalants. It is cooling, invigorating and soothing.
Distilled from the leaves of the tree, Eucalyptus essential oil has a fresh, penetrating aroma and is a common ingredient in salves and chest rubs. Purifying, invigorating and cooling, it has been found in these and other such products for over 100 years.
Geranium - Geranium is magical. Not in the literal sense (because that’s crazy) but Geranium has a natural chemistry that is extraordinary. Geranium essential oil has a floral and sweet aroma. Additionally, Geranium has long been used as a remedy for a range of health issues.
Grapefruit - Grapefruit's unique properties uplift, revive and inspire healthy lifestyles. During massage, Grapefruit essential oil (within carrier oil) stimulates the senses while beautifying the skin. Its zesty, bitter-sweet-citrus essence instills a wonderful sense of cheeriness and balance. Grapefruit bursts with aliveness and friendliness, making it a positive addition to the rooms of seniors, children and those convalescing.
Hemp - Hemp, not to be confused with marijuana, is an annual herbaceous plant that has been cultivated for eons to capture its diverse uses and benefits. Hemp produces a soothing blend for the skin, muscles and all types of massage. The stresses and strains of over-exertion, old age and simple wear-and-tear often respond favorably to the essential oil of this complex and often misunderstood botanical. It is also supportive of various mild skin conditions, imparting a lustrous glow and radiance when rubbed in gently (blended into a carrier oil). A stream of lotions, salves, balms and massage oils containing extracts of Hemp oil are gaining new fans worldwide as the time-honored benefits of this herbal oil spread. **Contains NO CBD or THC**
Juniper Berry - Juniper Berry essential oil is a subtle yet powerful addition to your daily routine. Its piney and somewhat fruity aroma can nourish and restore while ushering in calming relaxation. In massage oil, Juniper Berry invigorates, strengthens and refreshes dynamically when used. The berries were used traditionally by both Native Americans and Tibetans during sacred ceremonies.
Lavender - Likely one of the most popular essential oils of all time, Lavender has an enchanting natural chemistry that exhilarates the mind and body. If you feel agitated or stress, calmly inhaling Lavender’s rich and sweet-herbaceous aroma can melt away your worries. By offering balance, Lavender promotes restoration.
Lemon - Its natural essence and crisp aroma is marvelously fresh. So skip the chemicals and give Lemon a try.Lemon essential oil can uplift sullen moods and inspire positive thinking. Sourced from the romantic lands of Italy, Edens Garden essential oil is the highest quality available.
Lemongrass - There is something so consoling about entering a freshly cleaned space. Lemongrass is the tidy essential oil. Its purifying qualities can make profound change. Additionally, Lemongrass can provide emotional calm through its earthy citrus aroma. Inhaling a few drops of Lemongrass or adding it to a bath can ease the nerves and provide mental clarity.
Patchouli - Patchouli is a perennial bushy herb with a sturdy stem, furry leaves and white flowers that have hints of purple. The leaves are put through a steam distillation process to extract the essential oil. Blending Patchouli with Ylang Ylang, Bergamot and Frankincense will fill any space with a sweet and uplifted aroma that is incredibly pleasing to the senses.
Peppermint - Peppermint is a brilliant solution to drifting thoughts and sore bodies. Peppermint’s cool and clearing aroma is refreshing with minty layers of sweetness. Diffuse Peppermint near your desk or gently inhale it to eliminate feelings of grief, worry or heaviness.
Rosemary - Rosemary dates back to the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks who all considered it sacred. It was also widely used to cleanse the air and prevent sickness from spreading.
Sandalwood - Sandalwood essential oil exudes one of the world’s most famous aromas and is a favorite for many religious, spiritual and personal rituals. Its distinctive aroma is reminiscent of antique wood, rich leather and very complex, warm notes suggesting earth, herbs and a regal stability. Its subtle, yet sweet, rich and woodsy aroma blends well with flowery Jasmine, Orange and similar oils to balance its heavier presence. There some aromas that just stay with you. Intoxicating and exotic with woody and earthy notes, East Indian Sandalwood has an aroma that is one of a kind.
Adding it to an unscented liquid soap, massage cream or bubble bath is a great way to liven up your space while also inspiring a soothing, strengthening and grounding effect on the body.
Spearmint - Spearmint is the essential oil that can help you steal those little moments of calm back as it gently uplifts with a minty and bright aroma. Often confused with Peppermint, Spearmint is cooling and more nuanced. For thousands of the years, Spearmint’s medicinal and therapeutic properties have been explored. The Ancient Greeks used it to restore the body while adding a lovely fragrance to their bathwater.
Tangerine - Tangerine’s soft and sweet aroma invites peace and is more delicate than many citrus oils. Rich with sedative and relaxant properties, Tangerine consoles the body and mind. Herbalists have long used Tangerine tree leaves in tea to help the body find peaceful rest while soothing the digestive tract. It is a favorite aroma amongst perfumers for its subtle yet delightful aroma.
Tea Tree - The earth is rich with natural healing power and there may be no better example of this than Tea Tree. It purifies as it heals and is a must for any home medicine cabinet or first-aid kit.
Vanilla - Oleoresin Vanilla’s alluringly creamy aroma can help you allow stress to gently pass by. We decided to offer Vanilla because its lush and incredibly recognizable aroma can almost immediately melt away worry.
Yuzu - Yuzu is a citrus fruit native to East Asia and a hybrid of sour mandarin and other citrus types. The aroma of this new Edens Garden essential oil is tangy, with a sweet-warmth typical of citrus. Diffused or when mixed with other oils it is purifying, inspiring and some feel, personally empowering.
Pre mixed Blends
Breathe Easier - Whether it’s allergy season or the flu is making its annual rounds, congestion and strained breathing typically arrives at lease once a year. If you’re sick of cough syrup or just sick of being sick, try a natural approach with Breathe Easier.
A restorative blend that promotes feelings of easy breathing, revitalization and clear airways. When you’re sick in bed (or struggling in the elsewhere), Breathe Easier comforts with its warming and cooling effect while also calming the senses.
Although we can’t promise that colds and coughs won’t sneak up on you, Breathe Easier can simplify things. Breathe Easier is a healing mixture of Lemon, Peppermint, Eucalyptus and Rosemary. Made with care from our top quality oils and, as always, Edens Garden essential oils are never diluted or mixed with additives.
Immunity - With a soothing aroma, Immunity is packed with essential oils that can boost the immune system while clearing congestion, coughs and fevers. Immunity is a stimulating blend of Sweet Orange, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Moroccan Rosemary, Tea Tree and Frankincense. Lemon is rich with antioxidants and Rosemary has a wealth of antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Eucalyptus can work as a decongestant as it helps ease colds and viruses.
Diffusing Immunity at the first sign of cold or flu symptoms can cut sickness off before it even starts.
Meditation - Quieting the mind and inviting a sense of peace can truly nourish our souls. Many of us often crave stillness and clarity in our everyday lives. Through our Meditation, we hope you receive grounding and mindfulness when you need it most. With a warm and citrusy aroma, Meditation can help promote mental vigor while working as a natural antidepressant. It can also stimulate the senses while boosting the memory functions of the brain. Especially useful when the mind starts to wander to stressful places, Meditation can usher in joy and feelings of serenity. Meditation is a peaceful blend of Lavender, Cedarwood Atlas, Tangerine, Bergamot, Palo Santo, Patchouli, Vetiver, Lemon, Clove Bud, Ylang Ylang, Lime, Peru Balsam, Cedarwood Virginia, Cistus and Chamomile.
Tranquility - Tranquility synergy blend is a bottle of precious stillness that can help replenish and restore as you wind down for the day.Diffuse in your home and allow the floral and warm notes to carry you away to a peaceful place. Tranquility is a beautiful blend of Lavender, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Sweet Marjoram, Chamomile, Vetiver, Sandalwood and Vanilla CO2 essential oils.
Some of Michele’s Favorite Blends
Juniper Berry/Blood Orange