The Earthy essential oil family can be described in words like herbal, grassy, garden fresh, and musky. They are present in the aromas of the air around you while mowing grass or digging in the garden.
It’s no coincidence, then, that the earthy essential oils are all known for their calming and “grounding” properties! The high terpenes content in earthy oils is the cause of their sedative nature that soothes anxiety, depression, tension headaches and migraines, and eases tired and overworked muscles and joints.
And, it’s their similar circulatory system stimulating properties that improve function of the digestive, lymph and respiratory systems. The combination of relaxing and stimulating properties creates a perfect cycle of relieving inflammation and stimulating healthy cells and organ functions to create total wellness in the body.
A similar cycle works for the emotions and mind, relaxing thoughts of anger, depression, negativity, and replacing them with tranquility, peace and positive energy, and willingness to move forward in life.
Here’s a little bit about some of Azevah's earthy essential oils that we use:
Basil Essential Oil is an oil that can help stimulate the mind and allows one to focus on the task at hand. Basil Essential Oil is an energizing oil and is best used during the morning and daytime hours.
Basil Essential Oil is considered to be anti-bacterial/anti-viral, it acts as an expectorant and it also helps keep one alert. Basil Oil is also said to help with headaches.
Marjoram Oil has proven itself time and time again as a wonderfully helpful essential oil for aches, pain relief, minor respiratory complaints, emotional support, stress, anxiety, loss and grief.
Aromatically, Marjoram Essential Oil has a beautiful, herbal aroma that blends well with a lot of other essential oils including but not limited to lavender, clary sage, rose, neroli, grapefruit, and numerous others. In our bathbombs, we blend Marjoram with sweet orange.
Marjoram Essential Oil is quite balancing to the body and the mind. Emotionally, Marjoram Oil is helpful for use with stress, anxiety and grief.
Patchouli is a relative of the mint family and has a soothing scent that relaxes the mind, protects the body, and is a favorite of people around the world. Patchouli is one of the few essential oils that actually gets better with age.
It’s no wonder that it is prized for anti-aging and ability to repair skin tissue! It’s also an effective insect repellent and treatment for insect bites and infections. Patchouli is relaxing and often used in massage oils and steam mist diffusers to create a sense of tranquility to the mind/emotions/body.
Rosemary Essential Oil is often described as invigorating, refreshing and stimulating. Most people think that Rosemary will smell closely to the freshly cut herb, but Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosmarinus officinalis var camphor) smells much more camphorous. As with other oils that contain camphor, Rosemary is helpful in massage and arthritis blends and can help improve circulation. It is useful for respiratory issues and makes a good expectorant/decongestant.
Rosemary has an excellent reputation for oily skin/acne, scalp and hair. In fact many studies report that Rosemary Oil can be helpful with alopecia (hair loss).
Rosemary is quite stimulating and is heralded for help in memory retention and staying focused and alert.
Vetiver: This grass root oil is good for the environment, used in healing damaged topsoil and preventing erosion and famine worldwide! It shares its aphrodisiac properties with Patchouli, and is one of the other few oils that improves with age.
Vetiver is known as a grounding and cooling oil that calms frayed nerves, tension, anxiety, stress, depression and anger emotionally, while its anti-inflammatory properties sooth the organs, including the skin, muscles and joints.
It is useful topically in massage and inhaled as aromatherapy and, used before bedtime, is an effective treatment for insomnia!
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