The 12 Oils of Christmas
Top Oils Explained
2 | Myrrh
Myrrh has been used for centuries as an ingredient in incense, perfumes, and for embalming and fumigation in Ancient Egypt.
Myrrh can enhance spirituality and can aid meditation. Diffuse for spiritual grounding or apply topically in 5% dilution to skin.
3 | Peppermint
Peppermint leaves are used all over the world to season food, freshen breath, and perfume. Our peppermint essential oil is steam-distilled from Mentha piperita leaves grown in India.
Peppermint contains a high amount of menthol, which causes topical cooling. It is excellent for improving the appearance of reddened skin and providing a relaxing mental experience. Added to a massage blend, peppermint is great for soothing.
4 | Cinnamon (Bark)
Our cinnamon is steam-distilled from the very thin, smooth bark of Cinnamomum zeylanicum trees grown in Sri Lanka. These trees are indigenous to Sri Lanka and are now commonly grown in Madagascar. It is a tropical evergreen tree in the laurel family that can grow up to 45 feet tall in the wild. The tree has a highly fragrant odor and is commonly used in small amounts as a spicy addition to creams, lotions, and soaps.
Cinnamon is a favorite spice and essential oil because it is reminiscent of baked goods, chocolate covered candies, and has lots of practical uses. This essential oil also makes its debut in our cleansing and protective blends. It brings a natural warmth and spice that’s sure to uplift and rejuvenate wherever it goes! Try blending cinnamon with Frankincense, Lavender, Cedarwood, Orange, Lemon, Neroli, Ylang ylang.
5 | Pine
The pine tree grows around the world and can reach heights of over 100 feet tall. Our pine essential oil is steam-distilled from the needles of the Hungarian Pinus sylvestris.
Pine Oil has a long history of use in the sauna, steam bath, and as an additive to baths and massage products.
7 | Orange
Orange essential oil is great for lifting the spirit and improving the appearance of dull skin. Diffuse or apply topically in 2-5% dilution.
There is some argument, but it is believed that sweet orange was brought to Europe by the Arabs in the First century along with the bitter orange.
9 | Spearmint
Spearmint Essential Oil has a fresh minty smell reminiscent of Peppermint. The major difference is that Spearmint oil is sweeter, and not quite as harsh.
Useful for skin and massages. Aromatically, it stimulates the nerves, provides balance and grounding, and restores the mind.
Yes, it blends with Basil, Birch, Bergamot, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, or Rosemary.