To kick off the new year, we are introducing two Mediterranean oils known to boost the immune system and help lift feelings of fatigue and nervous tension.
Our Spanish Marjoram and Clementine oils are an Oil of the Month offering throughout the month of January. Check back with us soon to see if we have added it to our collection.
Spanish Marjoram Essential Oil
Tackle wintertime woes with the powerful properties of Spanish Marjoram Essential Oil. Rich in 1,8-cineole, this pungent, fresh oil offers immediate support when seasonal illness strikes. Also called Wild Marjoram or Mastic Thyme, Spanish Marjoram is a wild growing Mediterranean herb cultivated in Spain and traditionally used during times of cold and flu symptoms due to its purifying and immune-boosting properties. Gently inhale to help alleviate uncomfortable congestion, coughing, and sinus headaches, or dilute and apply topically to soothe achy muscles and warm up cold limbs. The strong, camphor-like scent makes this oil a great choice for topical salves or diluted in a carrier oil and added to a warm, relaxing bath. Spanish Marjoram also helps to lift feelings of lethargy and fatigue by stimulating the mind, while the linalool content offers a sense of balance when feeling overwhelmed or nervous.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Thymus mastichina
Country of Origin: Spain
Plant Part Used: Aerial Parts
Aromatic Scent: Fresh and camphorous, with woody-herbaceous notes
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 2-4% in a carrier.
Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
KidSafe/Pregnancy Safe/ Nursing Safe: No
Pup & Pony Safe: Yes
Clementine Essential Oil
A sweet, refreshing, and cheerful essential oil, Clementine is just what you need to beat the cold weather blues and give your immune system a boost. A natural hybrid of mandarin and sweet orange, these juicy fruits are harvested from picturesque orchards dotting the Italian countryside, where their rinds are cold-pressed to produce this exquisitely uplifting oil. Inhaling the aroma can quickly elevate your mood and support concerns related to restlessness, fatigue, and nervous tension, while being safe enough for the whole family to enjoy. Diffuse after a long day or to help little ones calm their minds before drifting off to sleep. Clementine’s high limonene content makes this a great choice to help purify the air, banish stale and musty odors, and add a burst of natural cleansing power to your household cleaners. When added to facial oils or cleansers, Clementine supports a bright, youthful appearance and helps balance oily, blemish-prone skin types.
Some Things to Know
Botanical Name: Citrus x clementina
Country of Origin: Italy
Plant Part Used: Peel
Aromatic Scent: Refreshing and sweet citrus scent
Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 2-5% in a carrier.
Shelf Life: 1-2 Years
KidSafe/Pregnancy Safe/Nursing Safe/Pup & Pony Safe: Yes
Strength and Ease Essential Oil Blend DIY
What you’ll need:
- 20 drops Clementine
- 20 drops Bergamot
- 15 drops Spanish Marjoram
- 15 drops Lavandin
- 10 drops Eucalyptus Globulus
- 10 drops Frankincense Serrata
- 10 drops Tea Tree
What you’ll do:
Blend these oils together to make approximately 5 mLs. Add about 5 drops to your diffuser to enjoy the air purifying, immune-boosting benefits. You can also add 9 drops of this blend to your favorite carrier oil and add to a roller-bottle for a quick, all-natural way to calm congestion when rolled onto the chest.