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'7 drops' body oil
Prunus Armeniaca Kernel Oil - Apricot Kernel Oil
Affectionately known as… ‘The Nectar of the Gods’ and ‘The Expert of the Apricot Grove’
If Apricot Kernel had an online profile, it would say…
I’m squeezed from the plump, fleshy part of the apricot, and I smell pretty damn good. Expect silky soft and oh-so smooth hair and radiant skin. In fact, I’m so peachy I’ll bring the brightness even on the toughest, most emotional of days.
Key things to know about Apricot Kernel Oil…
🟠Apricot Kernel oil closely resembles the natural sebum produced in human skin and is among the fastest absorbing carrier oils in the world (perfect for carrying the other essential oils in our '7 drops' Body Oil to where they need to be).
🟠Often used as a heavenly massage oil, this gift from Mother Nature will make your skin soft and supple, not to mention radiant (without leaving a greasy trail behind).
🟠A friend to women who break out in spots (thanks, hormones) – Apricot kernel oil has been used by generations as a trusty face mask for eliminating spots during hormonal surges.
Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil - Sunflower Seed Oil
Affectionately known as… ‘Sunny’
I’ve got history, a LOT of it. First cultivated and farmed by American Indian tribes around 3,000 B.C., I was originally used for treating snakebites and to condition the skin and hair. So you could say I have both brains AND brawn – a rare combination (and one that’s PERFECT for taking on menstrual cramps and discomfort).
Key things to know about Sunflower Seed Oil…
🟠Sunflower Seed Oil is raring and ready to go, bringing anti-inflammatory and muscle-relaxing qualities.
🟠It also features a healthy dose of vitamin E, which supports progesterone levels during your period and reduces inflammation (practically a wonder resource for women who suffer from water retention).
🟠Helps to balance your hormones - Sunflower seeds are shown to help regulate and support your menstrual cycle.
🟠Antioxidants for protecting collagen and elastin – both of which are great for youthful, bouncy skin (you can give your appreciation to the vitamin E for that).
🟠A boost of moisture – Sunflower Oil bolsters the ability of your skin to retain water (which is also good news for those with sensitive skin).
Lavandula Officinalis Flower Oil - Lavender Essential Oil
Affectionately known as… ‘The ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of essential oils’ and ‘Blue Gold’.
Not that I like to boast, but I should also mention that the most influential diva EVER was a fan. I talk, of course, of Cleopatra, who used me to seduce Julius Caesar!
Today, women now know that as well as being an aphrodisiac, I’m also a great support for period pain relief (so basically the opposite of being an aphrodisiac!).
Key things to know about Lavender Oil…
🟣Brace yourself, lavender has got a LOT going for it. It’s a sedative, anesthetic and antispasmodic, plus it has anti-anxiety, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
🟣A natural encourager of tension relief - Lavender relaxes your muscles, which is why it’s fabulous for easing away your cramps.
🟣Can help to settle your mood – Not only during PMS either, as lavender is also… A tantalizing tonic for anxiety issues – Something that was cemented by a 2018 study by Western University of Health Sciences, California.
🟣A natural aid for a lovely night’s slumber – Perhaps its most famous health and wellness benefit, lavender is known the world over for helping you drift off to sleep.
Cananga Odorata Flower Oil - Ylang Ylang Essential Oil
Affectionately known as… ‘The Ultimate Floral Aphrodisiac’
If Ylang Ylang Essential Oil had an online profile, it would say…
There’s one thing we need to get straight right away – I’m no morning (or afternoon) flower. I MUST be picked (by hand) from midnight to four in the morning when my aroma is most intense. Doing so protects my potent properties. Another thing you may like to know is that people often call my scent suave, floral, and a little like jasmine (did I hear you say “Mmmmm”?).
Key things to know about Ylang Ylang Essential Oil…
🟠Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is used by women around the world as a supportive crutch for period-induced anxiety.
🟠It’s used for a wide variety of ailments, conditions and health and wellness goals, including promoting relaxation, killing bacteria and lowering blood pressure.
🟠A soother of stress – Ylang Ylang acts in unison with the brain and central nervous system, calming and soothing you.
🟠Ylang Ylang may lift your mood - The olfactory system in your brain (which is responsible for your sense of smell), has been found to promote a positive effect on mood when Ylang Ylang is inhaled. This study also found that Ylang Ylang had a relaxing effect on participants when applied directly to the skin - a real treat if your period is treating you especially rough this month.
🟠Can support better energy levels – If you’re like the 40% of women who suffer from period fatigue, you’ll welcome the boost in energy that Ylang Ylang so readily provides.
🟠Rich in antibacterial compounds – Which protect, purify and promote healing.
Salvia Sclarea Flower Oil - Clary Sage
Affectionately known as… ‘The Woman's Oil’, ‘Clear Eye’ and ‘Eye Bright’
If Clary Sage had an online profile, it would say…
Natively I come from the hot and humid Mediterranean Basin. As a flowering herb, I’ve been whipped up into soothing teas for thousands of years (my name is actually derived from the Latin word ‘clarus’, meaning “clarifying” or “cleansing”).
Take a deep, long sniff of my lavender colored flowers, and you’ll be rewarded with a spicy, herby, almost sage-like aroma in return.
Key things to know about Clary Sage…
For women suffering the many tough symptoms of menstruation or menopause, it’s not diamonds that are a girl’s best friend, but Clary Sage.
Clary sage has been scientifically demonstrated to be more effective than serotonin (otherwise known as the Happy Hormone) for the following in menopausal women:
🟠Reducing thyroid stimulating hormone
🟠Significantly decreasing cortisol (i.e. stress levels)
🟠Reducing menstrual cramps – As well as being a superhero for menopause, Clary Sage is also regarded as a natural resource for reducing menstrual cramps (check this study out).
🟠Antibacterial properties – Germaphobes listen up, this study found that Clary Sage played an instrumental role in healing difficult-to-treat wounds.
🟠Relief for hot flashes - Try applying our '7 drops' body oil to the soles of your feet or the back of your neck. This study, among others, found that it reduced the intensity of hot flashes for participants.
🟠Support in stress reduction - In another fascinating piece of research, scientists found that Clary Sage offered anti-depressant effects when its balmy, woody aroma was regularly inhaled.
Methyl Salicylate - Wintergreen Essential Oil
Affectionately known as… ‘Oil of Wintergreen'
If Wintergreen Oil had an online profile, it would say…
I’m basically a medic (think amazing-smelling, good-looking doctor). I’m used in the world of medicine for a wide array of painful conditions, including: menstrual cramps, ovarian pain, headaches, nerve pain (particularly sciatica) and arthritis.
Less sexy though it may be, I’m also turned to by those who suffer from digestion problems during and in the lead up to menstruation (which is far more common than many realize).
Key things to know about Wintergreen Oil…
Boasting analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties, Wintergreen Oil is a close cousin to aspirin (a well-worn tool for women with cramps).
While some products prefer to use synthetic version of this herb, we are ALL natural.
🟠 A nerve-calmer and stress-reliver – Forget jangling nerves and wild mood swings, Wintergreen Oil will make both that little bit more bearable.
🟠Easer of menstrual cramps – For maximum effect rub into your abdomen and lower back.
🟠Germ-busting antimicrobial agents – Antimicrobial agents are incredibly effective at cleansing the skin and obliterating bacteria, microbes and other microorganisms, which must be good news for women who suffer from skin that acts up in the run up to P Day.
🟠A super soothing effect – Wintergreen rejuvenates skin cells and tissues, so expect to feel refreshed after application.
🟠Anyone with an aspirin allergy or who is taking blood thinners for cardiovascular disease should consult a doctor before regularly using topical products that contain salicylates (oil of Wintergreen)