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Mint Essential Oils: Similarities and Differences

Mint Essential Oils: Similarities and Differences

Although all mint essential oils all have a cooling effect, deodorize, and help with muscle aches and pains, they also differ greatly in many ways. Carol Hollister lays it all out in this helpful blog post.

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Eucalyptus Radiata - a 1,8 cineole-rich favorite

Eucalyptus Radiata - a 1,8 cineole-rich favorite

  Eucalyptus is historically known for helping sinuses, cold and flu, muscle aches and pains, and headaches. Why is that? It is due to a molecule named 1,8 cineole (pronounced “one eight ˈsin-ē-ˌōl”), commonly called Eucalyptol. The most common 1,8 cineole-rich eucalyptus species are globulus and radiata, but include the following as well: smithii, plenissima, polybractea, camaldulensis, and maidenii, just to name a few. 1,8 cineole is a superstar molecule, responsible for the following well researched benefits: Decongestive and Mucolytic - softens mucous and clears congestion Expectorant - helps to expel mucous from the respiratory system Anti-inflammatory - calms inflammation...

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Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Essential Oil Profile

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) Essential Oil Profile

Want to “get BLENDING” with COOLING Lime Essential Oil? Who wouldn’t? It’s sharp citrus aroma smells like candy and resonates SUMMER TIME! Lime is… Emotionally uplifting Cooling (helps with redness and swelling) Astringent (for oily skin, and fluid reduction – swelling) Cold/Flu Remedy (contains small % of oxides for respiratory relief) CHEMISTRY Lime consists of almost 50% d-limonene, a smaller molecule (Monoterpene) that enhances the absorption rate of a topical blend. Similar to other citrus peel oils, It is emotionally uplifting, increases circulation when topically applied, and is a natural airborne deodorizer. Unlike other citrus oils, Lime stands out on...

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Palmarosa - Make your skin happy

Palmarosa - Make your skin happy

Author: Liz Fulcher(This blog post was originally written for, and commissioned by Pompeii Street Soap Co., February 2018)     If you suffer from common skin challenges like acne, rosacea, eczema or even topical fungal issues, you’re going to love making friends with Palmarosa essential oil! Palmarosa ( Cymbopogon martini) belongs to the Poaceae family of tall aromatic tropical grasses that include other well-known oil producers such as Lemongrass ( Cymbopogon citratus), Citronella (Cymbopogen nardus) and Gingergrass ( Cymbopogen martini var sofia). This versatile essential oil has a slightly floral aroma reminiscent of geranium and is commonly referred to as...

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