It is seemingly becoming more apparent that everyone is adjusting to the “new normal” in a world plagued by COVID-19. With looming uncertainty of the future, discovering how to maintain your daily life safely from home, and massive wildfires burning, there are endless possibilities to stressors in our lives. While it may feel as if we are collectively carrying the entire weight of the world on our shoulders, we hope that our massage cube can help bring you any relaxation and peace of mind possible. Our CBD infused massage cube includes multiple essential oils that provide numerous aromatherapy and topical application benefits:
Mint Bergamot Essential Oil
Also referred to as Citrata Essential Oil (after Mentha citrata) is the Mint Bergamot Essential Oil. This oil is formed through steam distillation of the Mentha herb, which is abundant throughout Southern and Central Europe and Asia. Upon contact with the skin, our massage cube immediately releases its oils, and Mint Bergamot is one of them. Here are some helpful ways this ingredient can serve you:
With normal body care products, fragrance is often listed as an ingredient, but it is often a blend of toxic chemicals that may be harmful. With essential oils, the benefits and components are completely transparent. For example, the Mint Bergamot Essential Oil has plenty of constituents, with two main ones being Linalool and Linalyl Acetate. These play a major role in the anti-inflammatory activity that is attributed to this oil. When applied topically, it helps soothe swelling, redness, and itching.
- Calming and Relaxing
Essential oils are also used for their aromatherapy benefits. When the scent from the oil stimulates our smell receptors, our nervous system transmits to our emotion-controlling limbic system. Mint Bergamot conveys the feelings of relaxation while simultaneously being a non-sedative, due to Linalool. This helps us destress and still stay alert so we can perform our daily tasks to the best of our ability.
Cedarwood Essential Oil
All through the North American continent, you can find vast forests of Cedar trees. These trees have numerous parts that can be converted into oil: the needles, leaves, bark, and berries. When these components are cultivated, the essential oil within can be extracted through various means; one method includes steam distillation of the Cedar trees’ wood. Enjoy how this ingredient may benefit you:
Our skin is home to multiple skin flora that help protect our skin against potential harmful invaders. Cedarwood Essential Oil has multiple components, one of which is α-cedrene. This is an antimicrobial, meaning that it kills or hinders the growth of detrimental microorganisms that find their way onto our skin. This oil also aids in guarding skin against environmental pollutants and toxins.
- Relieves Muscle Aches
After a long day at work, running errands, or working out, we can find ourselves sore, aching, and in need of a long rest break. With the help of Cedarwood Essential Oil, you can apply our massage cube to get rid of those pesky muscle pains and combat stiffness. Additionally, this essential oil helps with reducing inflammation, redness, and itchiness. Cedarwood has a sesquiterpene called cedrol, which has anti-inflammatory properties that make this relaxation possible.
- Fights Acne
Immediately, Cedarwood Essential Oil can help eliminate acne-causing bacteria once it makes contact with the skin. When sebum is produced in excess, it can combine with dead skin cells and block pores, causing acne blemishes. This essential oil aids in regulating that sebum production, therefore it can reduce the chances of future breakouts with continuous usage.
- Mentally Soothing
This essential oil also has aromatherapy benefits. Aromatherapy, in short, is a component of holistic healing that originated in Ancient Egypt that is used to enhance our mind, body, and spirit’s health through aromatic essential oils. It improves both our psychological and physical well-being by preventing anxiety, improving concentration, and reducing nervous tension, among many other things. This is possible through the previously mentioned process involving our smell receptors and aromatic molecules in essential oils.
Cedarwood Essential Oil also is abundant in naturally occurring constituents that are high in calming sesquiterpenes. One of these sesquiterpenes is cedrol, which has antioxidant properties; this helps reduce the appearance of aging.
Scotch Pine Essential Oil
Originating from all throughout Eurasia is the Scots pine tree. The tall Pinus sylvestris is bountiful in needles that can be steam distilled to produce Scotch Pine Essential Oil. The famous Hippocrates also used Pine in an attempt to cure his respiratory issues, which carried on to its current aromatherapy use. When applied topically through our massage cube, this essential oil aids us in immense ways:
The Scotch Pine Essential Oil has numerous components, but it is highest in α-Pinene, which is an analgesic. It aids majorly in easing the discomfort of muscle soreness and joint pain that can make performing daily tasks even more dreadful and taxing on our bodies.
- Combats Fatigue
Having to adjust to working from home has been a shared struggle among many of us. Our homes are traditionally a place for us to relax, so blending our stressful worlds of work with that sanctuary can be difficult. It is important to try and support focus, destress, and sharpen our minds as much as possible when we are surrounded by noise from our families and envisioning chores that need to be done while working from home. The Scotch Pine Essential Oil offers all of these head-clearing and relaxing aromatherapy benefits.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus trees are native to Australia, and their leaves are well-known for being the go-to food for koala bears. However, those leaves can also serve a major purpose for us! When eucalyptus leaves are dried and crushed, they can be steam distilled into an essential oil that serves us through multiple methods:
Our skin is our body’s biggest barrier against invasions by microorganisms and the toxic environment surrounding us. Eucalyptus Essential Oil helps our skin flora kill harmful microorganisms that find their way on our skin through multiple constituents, such as α-Terpineol, Eucalyptol, and Sabinene, among many others.
- Reduces Inflammation
This oil, similar to Mint Bergamot, has anti-inflammatory properties. It is bountiful in components such as Pinene, Camphene, Limonene, Camphor, and Citronellal. Thanks to these, Eucalyptus Essential Oil can significantly lessen redness of the skin, muscle pain, and inflammation.
Written by Bella Hudika