The Amazing Benefits of Essential Oils

Shuga & Shea believes that the amazing, earth-friendly use of essential oils in our products can support the emotional well-being of our clients as well as aid in the alleviation of various symptoms. To assist you in understanding the healing and emotional properties of essential oils, we have listed a few characteristics of the essential oils we love to use in our products below.

Please note that we are not medical professionals.

Please refer to your own medical practitioners for more information on what is listed below.

Amber (Egytian)

An herbal blend of vanilla, musk, sandalwood, jasmine, lavender, and orange. This fragrance has a calming and warm effect on your senses.

An anti-inflammatory essential oil that promotes inner peace and calming, reduces stress and anxiety, and promotes peaceful sleep. Can also be used for muscle soreness, joint pain and minor wounds such as soothing insect bites.

With a charming floral, herbaceous aroma this essential oil helps ease emotional stress, helps with headaches and reduces anxiety. Clary Sage can also help balance hormones.

A clean, pleasurable, balsamic-coniferous essential oil that is emotionally energizing and can help reduce anxiety. Can also be used for muscular aches, soothe coughs and relieve sinus congestion.

Ginger

Ginger can help alleviate jet lag, motion sickness, and nausea. It has a warming and soothing effect on sore muscles and is emotionally energizing and uplifting while helping with nervous exhaustion.

Lavender is great for its anti-inflammatory and regenerative properties that can help soothe irritable and sensitive skin. Often used as the best essential oil for relaxation, calming stress and anxiety, easing headaches, and promoting restful sleep. Lavender can be used to heal minor wounds, bruises, burns, cuts and scrapes, bug bites, and sunburn

A fresh, sweet citrus essential oil that has great restorative and cleansing properties. It can improve the appearance of oily, dull, and blemish-prone skin and is often used for purifying and renewing both spirit and mind. This essential oil helps strengthen the immune system, and reduce the frequency of infections, fevers, coughs and congestion.

This essential oil has an elegant floral-citrus fragrance that is uplifting. It is known for its calming properties which can help to soothe anxiety and stress, encourage happiness, and lift moods. Neroli essential oil also balances, tones, and moisturizes the skin to improve its appearance. It is especially beneficial for dry, sensitive, or mature skin believed to lessen the appearance of wrinkles, scars, and stretch marks.

This essential oil’s mint scent is mentally stimulating and energy boosting. It is known to increase focus, mental clarity, memory, alertness as well as soothe nervous stress. Peppermint is believed to nourish dry skin; help relieve headache symptoms and provide support from nasal and respiratory congestion. It is great for combating allergies or the common cold.

Rosemary

Rosemary essential oils has a stimulating effect on the brain. It can improve concentration, focus, clarity, and memory retention. When used for skin care, it can improve skin hydration and elasticity as well as reduce irritation and excessive oil production.

This essential oil is uplifting and stress-relieving. It can aid with restful sleep and has traditionally been used as a detoxifying agent used for the removal of toxins and excess fluid. Tangerine maintain oil and moisture balance as well as soften and brighten skin.

Vanilla (Madagascar)

Madagascar Vanilla essential oil is rich, warm, and sweet. It is uplifting and relaxing and has a calming effect that may help relieve stress, anxiety, anger, and agitation. It also has sedative properties full of antioxidants that can soothe inflammation and promote circulation. and nervous systems.

Bergamot

A crisp, sweet-citrus, floral scent. This fragrance can help soothe anxiety and lift sadness.

Cinnamon Leaf

Warm and spicy essential oil that is mentally stimulating. It aids in respiratory and circulatory systems as well as aid as a boost to the immune system.

A powerfully warm, spicy essential oil that is mentally uplifting, stimulating, and fortifies the immune system.

This essential oil is traditionally used for its sacred healing qualities and is thought to decelerate and heighten your breathing which is advantageous for meditation. Frankincense is spiritually grounding, comforting and tranquil. Best essential oil for mature, dry, or problematic skin.

A fresh and sweet citrus essential oil that is joyful and uplifting. Grapefruit can help with mental exhaustion and the recovery from jet lag. Often used as a natural astringent and can help improve skin tone, elasticity, blemish-prone and congested or oily skin.

A light, fresh citrus scent that’s uplifting, invigorating, and promotes optimism. It can be used as a natural astringent and balance oily skin, as well as brighten dull skin. We recommend it to be used to ease stress, combat fatigue, and insomnia.

A sweet, citrus floral essential oil that is revitalizing, can help ease anxiety, reduce stress, lessen nervous tension, and irritability. It is often used to promote relaxation and sleep. Mandarin helps balance oily skin, brighten and tone the skin, and diminish the emergence of scars, wrinkles, blemishes, and age spots

This sweet and uplifting essential oil helps alleviate tension or stress and encourages positivity. It can also be used to improve dull and oily complexions, tone the skin, and decrease the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

This clean, forest scented essential oil is mentally refreshing. It provides mood elevation, mental clarity and can improve concentration and memory. It is also a natural remedy for colds and coughs and can ease congestion and clear nasal and respiratory passages. Pine can stimulate circulation and reduce joint pain and inflammation. Overall, this essential oil is purifying, detoxifying, and is beneficial for dry or itchy skin.

This endangered species has an essential oil that is exotic and soft. It is spiritually grounding and has a comforting impact on the mind and emotions. It is useful in for moisturizing dry or cracked skin as well as soothe irritation and enhance complexion.

This fresh essential oil is revitalizing and is most commonly used to prevent infection. Tea Tree has antioxidant and cleansing properties that help clear pores, regulate oil production, and improve the appearance of blemishes.

Vetiver

With a rich and smoky aroma, this essential oil is deeply relaxing and grounding. Often used for alleviation of stressful situations and can promote meditation and sleep. Vetiver can help even skin tone, balance oily skin, and reduce the appearance of stretch marks and blemishes as well as improve circulation and soothe joint stiffness, aches, and pains.

Cedarwood

With a woody aroma, this fragrance can help fight oily or dry skin. It can also improve skin tone and soothe irritation. It may also calm nervous tension, anxiety, and hyperactivity as well as enhance concentration and relaxation.

Citronella

Grassy and lemony scent commonly used to ward off insects and combat fatigue. It also has a relaxing and uplifting effect on the nervous system and can help alleviate headaches.

A strong camphor smelling essential oil that's exhilarating, penetrating, and cleansing. Can also clear congestion, relieve sinus pressure, and reduce headaches. Eucalyptus is rejuvenating and mentally energizing while also stress-reducing.

Uplifting essential oil that promotes mental balancing, lessen anxiety and encourage relaxation. Geranium balances the skin’s production of sebum and is a natural astringent that can increase blood flow and improve skin tone and softness.

Jasmine

An  exotic floral essential oil known for its warming aphrodisiac properties. It is emotionally-balancing and helps promote confidence, optimism, and creativity.

Lemongrass

A penetrating fresh, grassy-citrus essential oil that is invigorating and encouraging. Lemongrass is best used for emotionally or physically lethargic issues. It can help increase circulation, aid in muscle toning, elasticity and reduce muscular pain. It helps boost the immune system and can assist is fighting fevers and infections.

This essential oil has a warm powerful, earthy, woodland aroma that is emotionally grounding. It is best known for its traditional use in sacred and meditative rituals. Myrrh can help to improve the appearance of mature skin by smoothing and toning it.

Patchouli

This deep, rich, earthy essential oil is mentally grounding and balancing. It is one of the best essential oils for skin care and can help moisturize dry and cracked skin and overall keep skin looking healthy, youthful, and lively. It can also stimulate blood circulation and eliminate toxins and excess water.

This exquisite, rich floral essential oil helps relieve stress and boost confidence, self-esteem, and mental strength. Rose is excellent for skin care, particularly for dry, or sensitive skin, and can reduce the appearance of scars and wrinkles as well as a great moisturizer for the skin.

This sweet and minty-fresh essential oil is mentally stimulating, invigorating, can help relieve stress, aid in concentration, and fight fatigue. Spearmint essential oil can also offer relief from headaches.

Thyme

Often used as a stimulating essential oil with a strong energizing, mentally stimulating, and stress-relieving aroma. Thyme can boost circulation, aid in toxin removal, and act as an anti-inflammatory. It can also help keep skin clear, moisturized, and vibrant.

This sweet, exotic, and floral scented essential oil is emotionally enriching and promotes feelings of joy and happiness. It also can reduce stress, anxiety, and tension. Ylang Ylang can regulate sebum production which helps with irritated and oily skin.

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