Essential Oils are liquids created naturally inside a plant. The “oils” can come from the bark, leaves, buds or peels of a plant. They are extracted usually through steam distillation. Essential Oils are highly potent and incredibly powerful because they contain the natural healing power of the plant they are extracted from. Scientific analysis has proven the antibacterial, anti-microbial and antiseptic powers of essential oils. Each plant also has various physical and emotional components to them.
We do not recommend ingestion of any oils without direction from a medical professional or herbalist. There is a lot of information available online about essential oils and not all of it is credible. We encourage you to do your research if you choose to buy essential oils on your own. Many oils claim to be pure but are diluted with other ingredients. We also stress that essential oils should be used cautiously and not without instruction because they are very powerful. Most oils cannot be used directly on skin without dilution in some kind of oil or lotion. Inhalation of large amounts of oils can make some people lightheaded or nauseous. That said, with proper use they can be wonderful!
Below is a guide to the essential oils that we currently have available at Harmony for use in a massage. It is intended only to provide a deeper understanding of how these oils can enhance your massage. Because each plant has so many properties, we have just listed the key properties and uses.
Harmony Signature Blend
Contains Clove, Frankincense, Lavender and Rosemary
Smell: Earthy, Rich, Spicy, and Refreshing
Uses: Relaxing, Great for Respiratory or Digestive Issues and Immune Support
Smell: Rich, Spicy, Sweet, Energizing, Bold
Properties: Antiseptic, Antioxidant, Stimulating, Uplifting, Enhances Inner Clarity
Uses: Toothache, Digestive Support, Respiratory Support, Depression, Arthritis and Rheumatism, Increased Blood-flow to Muscles.
Origin: Clove bud, used as a spice in cooking.
Cautions: Not recommended for pregnant women or diabetics
Smell: Pungent, Earthy, Woody
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Immune Boosting, Rejuvenating, Harmonizing, Meditative, Warming, Anti-Aging
Uses: Menstrual Issues, Delayed Menstruation, PMS, Stress Relief, Facilitates Digestion, Soothes Cough and Congestion, Promotes Regeneration of Healthy Skin Cells
Origin: Resin from Frankincense bark
Cautions: Many people find the smell overpowering and unpleasant on its own. We recommend use in a blend, such as our Signature blend.
Smell: Herbal, Woody, Fresh
Properties: Clears Mind, Stimulates Brain, Diuretic, Stimulates Scalp, Astringent
Uses: Mental Clarity, Improve Memory, Fatigue, Anxiety, Nervous Exhaustion, Intestinal Distress, Arthritis, Improve Skin Appearance, Hair Growth, Respiratory Problems
Origin: Flowering tops of Rosemary Plant
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or if you have Epilepsy
Smell: Menthol, Camphor
Properties: Antiseptic, Cooling, Rejuvenating, Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory
Uses: Respiratory Issues, Asthma, Congestion, Kills Germs, Stimulating the Mind, Warming Muscles,
Origin: Leaves of Eucalyptus Tree
Cautions: Not Advised for Epilepsy or High Blood Pressure
Smell: Earthy, Floral,
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, Anti-fungal, Antidepressant, Antiseptic, Sedative, Antiviral
Uses: Useful for Nearly Everything, Relaxation, Improved Circulation, Tones Skin, Pain, Tension, Sunburn, Cuts, Skin Irritation
Origin: Flowers of Lavender plant
Cautions: Considered an extremely safe oil, able to use directly on skin
Smell: Minty, Rejuvenating
Properties: Uplifting, Increases Circulation, Expectorant, Antiseptic, Stimulates Hair Growth
Uses: Depression, Fatigue, Headaches, Migraines, Nausea, Upset Stomach, Respiratory Issues: Congestion, Cold, Cough
Origin: Leaves and stems of plant
Cautions: Very intense oil, only a few drops needed to be effective
You can add any single oil to your massage for $5 or the Harmony Blend or a customized blend for $9!