With the first weekend of March Madness having already come and gone, now the focus starts to shift to the next matchups. As mentioned in our post last Monday, we at Jedwards wanted to highlight a section of products each week to coincide with the tournament. Last week we took a look at a couple different Plant Oils, and this week we will shine a light on some Essential Oils!
The saying “a little goes a long way” was practically made for Essential Oils. These are highly potent oils that can be used in a multitude of formulations; only a couple drops are needed to have full potency in an ounce of carrier oil. Used mainly in aromatherapy and topical products, there are numerous benefits that emanate from these highly concentrated oils.
When people think of essential oils, one of the first that comes to mind is Peppermint Oil. Between that distinct scent and the abundance of peppermint products around the holidays, it is usually a crowd favorite. With that, most people do not realize the great benefits that this oil can provide. First, multiple medical studies have found that a menthol topical solution has been proven to provide pain relief. Also, it has been proven that using peppermint oil in aromatherapy has many stress-relieving and positive benefits.
Rosemary Oil also has many benefits, but for some reason, it is not thought of as being comparable to some of the most popular offerings. First, the simple act of smelling rosemary oil has been known to relieve stress by reducing the levels of the hormone cortisol, which is released when a person is feeling stress. Another great function is that rosemary oil can be used as an all-natural pesticide for its great insect-repellent properties while not harming any of the crops. With the growing knowledge of how harmful traditional pesticides can be, it is great to find an all-natural product that can replace them!
One of our newest essential oils is Garlic Oil, and it has many uses! Most essential oils are not recommended for human consumption, but garlic oil is completely food grade. And while it is extremely potent, it is a great flavoring agent to showcase that signature garlic taste and aroma. Also, garlic has historically been used as both an anti-inflammatory agent as well as having anti-microbial properties.
The uses of essential oils really are endless. With so many different types of essential oils, it might seem daunting because you don’t know where to start. Hopefully we have illustrated a couple different offerings and their best properties today, and feel free to browse our entire selection of essential oils as well as all of our great products!