ESSENTIAL OIL RESEARCH
Essential Oils have major benefits both topically and aromatically. There is research to support these findings, some of which I have listed the articles of research studies at the base of this page. I am only sharing a specific collection of the oil qualities that we have come across here on Beez' List that have shown research and data, because I am a big advocate for studies and research, especially this day and age where everyone is slapping false labels on their products to boost sales. Beez has compiled a list of benefits for her line of Butters and Bath Bars that will help you decide which scents and oils may be best for you. We will continue looking up new research and studies to update our list and show our sources at the bottom of the page so you can see the studies as well. There are additional benefits to these oils that are not on our page, which may very well be true however we are going to wait for more data to support the findings. Examples include health benefits such as hormone balance, blood pressure and metabolic effects of essential oils. We also realize like the research of bee products such as bee pollen, propolis and honey; often research is very difficult to compile on a consistent and relevant basis due to the nature of what is being studied. For example some studies have shown a the wound healing effects of propolis and the health benefits of bee pollen, but the research will vary around the world and around the country. This is because pollen and tree sap (where propolis is derived from) varies from mile to mile. Studies where there are controlled sources are more reliable however that does not mean we should exclude the more difficult findings.
To help a bit with the understanding of how aromatherapy works in the body, I copied this as a direct quote from The National Library of Medicine, just because it was nice synopsis of the systems in our body that are being affected and how they interact with one another to produce the effects of essential oils.
"One of the methods used in aromatherapy is release of odor to a particular environment. The proposed mechanism of action of the respiratory administration of aromatherapy begins with the absorption of volatile odor molecules through the nasal mucosa. Odor molecules are then transformed into chemical signals, which travel to the olfactory bulb and then other parts of the limbic system of the brain and the cerebral cortex and the olfactory sensory center at the base of the brain, interacting with the neuropsychological framework to produce characteristic physiological and psychological effects on target tissues."
Published May 2, 2013
Beez' Body Butter collection is perfect for applying before bed to enhance slow deep breathing and meditation. Beez' Bars and Butters also have super moisture retention qualities to help with the dry winter's as well as UV damage from fun in the sun (both summer and winter). Stay tuned for our SPF line coming this spring!
Aromatherapy Guide: Geranium - Rose Geranium EO- Inhalation - Promote deeper sleep, Relieves Stress, Topically - Anti-inflammatory and Antiseptic, Helps with Acne, Reduces Wrinkles. Rose EO- Topically- Antiseptic and an Astringent, Antispasmodic, Inhalation - Aphrodisiac, Reduces Depression, Improves Mood. Lavender - Chamomile Lavender EO - Inhalation - Provides Natural Stress Relief, Fights Insomnia, Depression and Anxiety. Topically- Antimicrobial and Anti-inflammatory Chamomile EO - Topically- Antimicrobial, Antioxidant Rich, Antispasmodic, Inhalation - Promotes Deeper Sleep and Relaxation and Calms Nerves. Woodland Sandalwood EO - Topically - Antiseptic, Anti-Inflammatory, Antispasmodic, Inhalation - Calming, Focus Tea Tree EO - Topically - Fights Acne, Natural Deodorant, Antimicrobial, Healthy Hair and Soothes Dry Skin. Inhalation - Cedarwood EO- Inhalation - Sedative, Relaxation Benefits, Topically - Reduces Muscle Pain, Repels Bugs, Anti-Inflammatory, Minimizes Joint Stiffness Clove EO - Inhalation - Boosts Immune System, Stress Relief, Fights Fatigue, Flavonoids Fight Migraine, Treats Respiratory Problems, Reduces Nausea. Frankincense EO - Topically - Astringent, Considered a Tonic Which Boosts Immune System, Reduces Scars, Delays Aging, Inhalation - Stress Relief, Fights Insomnia Jasmine Inhalation - Reduces Cough, Aphrodisiac, Antidepressant, Topically - Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Fades Scars, Treats dehydrated skin Pink Grapefruit Grapefruit EO - Inhalation - Stimulates Immune System, Reduces Depression, Awakens and fights fatigue. Topically - Cleanses and Disinfects, Naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals which reduces oxidative stress and disease causing inflammation. Lemon Eucalyptus Lemon EO - Inhalation - Awakening, Cleansing, Increases Alertness, Boosts Immune System, Topically - Repels Insects, Detoxifies Skin Eucalyptus EO - Inhalation - Treats Respiratory Problems, As a Stimulant - Removes Mental Exhaustion, Topically - Relieves Muscle Pain, Heals Wounds, Repels Insects Citrus Awakening Lemongrass EO- Topically - Antimicrobial, Deodorizes, Insect Repellent, Relieves Muscle Pain, Antioxidant, Inhalation - Aids in Digestion, Promotes Well being and upliftedness. Sweet Orange EO- Inhalation, Eases Anxiety - Increases Circulation, Topically- Improves Complexion, Fights Bacteria, Decreases Wrinkles, Grapefruit EO- Inhalation - Stimulates Immune System, Curbs Sugar Cravings, Reduces Depression, Topically - Cleanses and Disinfects, naturally high in antioxdants and phytochemicals which reduces oxidative stress and disease causing inflammation. Mojito Peppermint EO- Inhalation - Anti Nausea, Improves Mental Focus, Boosts Energy, Clears Respiratory Tract, Topical - Antimicrobial, Relieves Muscle Pain Lime EO - Topically - Hemostatic, Disinfectant, Antiviral, Heals Wounds, Inhalation - Stimulates Appetite Chocolate: *This Butter Does Not Contain EO - Cocoa originates from the cocoa tree. The Cocoa Butter in this body butter has natural notes of chocolate which are both delicious to the nose and provide feelings of upliftedness, encourages balance in the body, is an aphrodisiac and promotes euphoria.