Essential oil products
Hydrosols are the aromatic waters produced during the steam distillation process. These healing waters are gentle and safe for use directly on the skin, near the eyes, or taken internally. Hydrosols are a wonderful aromatic application for skin care as they are hydrating and nourishing. They are safe to use for children and anyone who is sensitive to essential oils.
Add hydrosols to baby’s bath water. Spray on the skin after intense sun expo- sure or for a safe, natural toner. Spray eye masks with hydrosols before sleep or before a massage. Spray hydrosols on the skin to cool the body down on hot days. Spray rose or lavender hydrosol near tired eyes for refreshment. Spray hydrosols into your water glass for a delightful flavor to your water. Use hydrosols like rose and neroli where indicated in recipes.
As hydrosols are water-based, they must be kept refrigerated to extend their shelf life.
Humans have used perfume for thousands of years, attempting to capture the beautiful fragrances of nature, the warm and deep smell of woods, the delicate scent of flowers, and the fresh, crisp tang of citrus.
Perfumes are the messengers of attraction, sensual pleasure, erotic enticement, and passionate excitement. Just as flowers secrete their nectars to at- tract pollinators for the perpetuation of their species, so too do humans use perfumes to enhance their attractiveness and signal their interest in love and intimacy.
Botanical perfumes are food for your body at the molecular level. They go into your skin, are digested, and become part of your own body fragrance. In contrast, synthetic perfumes sit on the skin and cover, rather than enhance, one’s own natural fragrance. You will find that Natural Perfumes smell different on everyone -- that is the unique reaction between the plant and the person. We are bombarded by chemical fragrances in personal care, cleaning products, foods, and elsewhere. Chemical sensitivities are on the rise. Where- as synthetic perfumes can be irritating and confusing to the senses, perfumes made with essential oils and pure absolutes have more to offer than just a lovely smell. They offer us the healing benefits of the plants from which they are created. Flowers offer feelings of well-being and uplift our spirits, citruses invigorate, and wood oils ground and center us.
Essential Oil Blends
Essential oils have a wide range of health-promoting benefits and aromatherapeutic applications. When combined, essential oils create a dynamic synergy which offers infinite fragrances and enhanced aromatherapeutic effects.
The Ayurvedic Essential Oil Blend Collection: Vata, Pitta, Kapha
Vata Essential Oil Blend is deeply soothing and earthy, with calming, ground- ing and restorative properties. It is the perfect oil to use any time you need to relax, go inward and center. This blend contains the pure essential oils of Palo Santo (Bursera graveolens), Jatamansi (Nardostachys jatamansi), Clary Sage (Salvia sclerea), and Ruh Khus (Vetiveria zizaniodes).
Pitta Essential Oil Blend is cooling, calming and purifying. It soothes hot emotions of anger and reduces harsh and judgmental thinking. Pitta Blend contains the pure essential oils of Lavender, Kashmir (Lavendula augustifolia), Rose-Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), and Ruh Khus (Vetiveria zizaniodes).
Kapha Essential Oil Blend contains a blend of pure essential oils of Tulsi (Holy Basil, Ocimum sanctum), Cedar (Cedrus), Orange (Citrus sinensus), and Himalayan Cinnamon (Cinnamomum ceciododaphne). Kapha blend is energizing, warming, and clarifying, and its uplifting effects are immediately noticeable upon first inhalation.