Q: Why essential oils?
A: Your skin is the largest organ of your body. Essential oils can help oxygenate, heal, rejuvenate, and nourish your skin.
Essential oils are plant oils that have historically been used as medicine and possess numerous physical and emotional health benefits.
There are a number of synthetic oils available for a lower price than their all-natural counterparts, however, these man-made oils don’t have the same healing qualities or effects as those that are generated naturally. Scented or fragrance oils contain substances and chemicals that aren’t naturally derived from a plant. They not only lack the therapeutic and healing properties found in pure essential oils, they may be an irritant to the skin.
Aromatherapy is the inhalation of essential oils for improved physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Aromatherapy benefits are cleansing, purifying, uplifting. The topical benefits of essential oils are their antiseptic and antifungal properties.
When using Mount Sapos soap you get both the topical and inhalation benefits of aromatherapy.
Here is a list of the essential oils you will find in Mount Sapos products and their benefits:
Amyris-Aromatherapy benefits: strengthening, centering.
Anise-Aromatherapy benefits: cheering, mildly euphoric.
Basil-Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, uplifting, energizing, refreshing.
Bay-Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, warming.
Bergamot-Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, inspiring, confidence-building.
Cardamom-Aromatherapy benefits: warming, comforting, alluring.
Cedarwood-calming, purifying properties and is used to benefit the skin and tissues near the surface of the skin. It also helps calm nervous tension, and benefits the digestive system. The oil with the highest percentage of sesquiterpenes, Cedarwood supplies oxygen to tissues and erases DNA damage.
Cinnamon-Aromatherapy benefits: comforting, energizing, warming.
Cloves-most powerful of the antioxidants and a wonderful aid to the immune system. Aromatherapy benefits: warming, comforting.
Eucalyptus-Eucalyptus has long been used in topical preparations such as liniments and salves. Aromatherapy benefits: purifying, invigorating.
Fir Needle-Aromatherapy benefits: refreshing, invigorating.
Frankincense-considered a holy anointing oil in the Middle East and has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years, frankincense is now being researched and used therapeutically in European hospitals. High in sesquiterpenes, it is stimulating and elevating to the mind and helps in overcoming stress and despair as well as supporting the immune system. Comforting, centering, and elevating; long associated with spirituality, the sesquiterpenes help to erase DNA damage and supply oxygen to tissues.
Geranium Rose-used in skin care products for both its fragrance and its toning, cleansing properties. Aromatherapy benefits: soothing, mood-lifting, balancing.
Ginger-Aromatherapy benefits: warming, strengthening, anchoring.
Grapefruit-refreshing, uplifting aroma. Works as a mild disinfectant, and benefits the nervous system during stressful situations.
Jasmine-is good for sensitive skin and can also be uplifting and stimulating. Considered an aphrodisiac for centuries, Jasmine supports the nervous system and is helpful for women going through menopause.
Lavender-is the most versatile of all essential oils. Therapeutic-grade lavender has been highly regarded for the skin. Lavender has also been clinically evaluated for its relaxing effects. It may be used to cleanse cuts, bruises, and skin irritations. The fragrance is calming, relaxing, and balancing — physically and emotionally.
Lemon-has antiseptic-like properties, is antibacterial and may serve as an insect repellent as well as being beneficial for the skin. Aromatherapy benefits: uplifting, refreshing, cheering.
Lemongrass- is used for purification and digestion. Aromatherapy benefits: vitalizing, cleansing.
Myrrh-Aromatherapy benefits: centering, visualizing, meditative.
Nutmeg-helps support the adrenal glands for increased energy. Historically, it has been used to benefit circulation and muscle aches and pains. It also helps to support the nervous system and may assist in overcoming nervous fatigue. Aromatherapy benefits: rejuvenating, uplifting, energizing.
Orange-brings peace and happiness to the mind and body. It has been recognized to help a dull, oily complexion.
Patchouli-is very beneficial for the skin and may help prevent wrinkled or chapped skin. It is a general tonic and stimulant, helps the digestive system, fighting candida (yeast) infections, and benefits the nervous and glandular systems. It has antiseptic properties and helps relieve itching. Aromatherapy benefits: romantic, soothing, sensual.
Peppermint-is powerful against infections and their toxic residues. Detoxifies through the respiratory and digestive systems.
Rosemary-increases circulation. Detoxifies the respiratory system and clears mucous. Aromatherapy benefits: clarifying, invigorating.
Tangerine–Aromatherapy benefits: cheering, uplifting.
Tea Tree Oil-Aromatherapy benefits: cleansing, purifying, uplifting.
Vanilla–Aromatherapy benefits: calming, comforting, balancing.
Ylang Ylang-is powerfully relaxing, and detoxifies through the nervous and digestive systems.