Are you looking for an energy boost? Our certified organic Breathe Easy essential oil blend combines the cool, crisp scents of Eucalyptus, Rosemary, and Peppermint in an invigorating aroma that encourages clarity and alertness; eases feelings of exhaustion and fatigue, and helps alleviate stuffiness from colds, sinuses, or allergies.
The purpose of aromatherapy is to elicit some mood or feeling in the mind or body. Since we are all unique, not all oils will benefit everyone in the same manner.
General Aroma: Crisp, Minty, Fresh, Airy, Camphorous
Suggested Attributes: Exhilarating, Invigorating, Stimulating, Cooling, Energizing, Focusing
Suggested Uses: Pulse Point Aromatherapy to stimulate and awaken the mind, improve focus, and ease congestion, muscle tension, headache, brain fog, and, motion sickness or nausea
All essential oil blends in our roll-ons are diluted at a skin-safe percentage for adults with a moisturizing combination of organic Jojoba and Sunflower Oils.
Featured Essential Oils
Organic Peppermint Essential Oil: Invigorating, Refreshing, Restoring, Focus & Awakening
The fresh, cooling, strong mint scent of Peppermint Essential Oil invigorates the mind and senses while inspiring a sense of peace and relaxation and promoting feelings of energy as well. The uplifting, invigorating, and stimulating aroma helps promote concentration and memory, awakens and refreshes the senses, soothes feelings of irritability, boosts energy, and enhances mental focus. It helps relieve mental fatigue, apathy, feelings of nervous tension, headaches, and depression. Peppermint contains menthol known for its soothing effect on stuffy noses and chest congestion due to colds or allergies. Some researchers believe that it relaxes the gastric muscles to help ease motion sickness and nausea.
Organic Eucalyptus Essential Oil: Uplifting, Mental Clarity, Refreshing & Calming
The fresh, camphoraceous scent of Eucalyptus Essential Oil helps promote feelings of a clear mind and relaxation. The crisp aroma has a soothing and calming effect on the whole body which helps renew a tired and sagging spirit, invigorate the senses, decrease mental fatigue, boost mental clarity, improve focus, combat brain fog and reduce stress. It also promotes the relaxation of tense neck and facial muscles which may help ease headaches. Eucalyptus is believed to help dilate airways and decrease mucous production to ease stuffiness and congestion.
Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil: Refreshing, Cleansing & Clarifying
Tea Tree Essential Oil has a fresh, purifying, herbaceous, camphor-like scent that will help soothe your mind, invigorate your senses, and refresh your spirit. It can help reduce anxiety and thus help you fall asleep faster and improve sleep quality. The anti-inflammatory properties of its aromatic scent may relieve swollen sinuses which can help relieve symptoms of congestion, such as clogged sinuses and runny or stuffy noses. Being a potent expectorant, it can help clear mucous deposits in the nasal passage, which provides relief from chest congestion and helps soothe a dry, irritated throat.
1/2 oz. and 1 oz. essential oils are packaged in amber glass bottles with drop reducers for easy application. Larger sizes are packaged in amber screw cap bottles and do not come with reducers or droppers.
This roll-on essential oil is pre-blended at a skin-safe dilution of 4.5% in moisturizing organic carrier oils. It is safe to apply topically on adults without further dilution.
Every person's skin is different. An essential oil that is totally fine for one person may cause skin irritation for another. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend doing a patch test before using.
For best results, please store our high-quality essential oils at room temperature.
Moisturizing Organic Carrier Oils
Unrefined Golden Jojoba Oil is considered nature's most effective natural moisturizer since its structure closely resembles that of the body’s own natural skin oils. Non-greasy Jojoba penetrates the skin easily and with its highly emollient properties, is a favorite choice for all skin types including mature, aging, and sensitive skin.
Sunflower Seed Oil, rich in linoleic acid, is one of the most moisturizing vegetable oils. It has emollient properties that not only help hydrate skin but also help the skin retain its own natural moisture. Sunflower oil has anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and heal skin irritated skin conditions, reduce redness, and promote smoother skin. This light oil is non-comedogenic, is easily absorbed, and can be used on all types of skin.
Precautions and Safety
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy, while breastfeeding or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
- If you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, have a medical condition, or have medical concerns regarding yourself or your family consult a qualified licensed health professional prior to using essential oils.
- Chemical compounds in some essential oils can produce adverse effects when combined with some medications.
- For EXTERNAL use only. Keep away from eyes and mucous membranes. Do not apply to broken or irritated skin. If skin sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
- Keep out of reach of children and pets.
- While essential oils may help to soothe the symptoms of viruses such as flu, there is no evidence at this time to suggest that inhaling or applying essential oils to the skin can prevent viruses from entering the body to prevent infection in the first place.
- Possible skin sensitivity. As with anything new that is applied to the skin, we recommend a patch test especially if you have sensitive skin.
This product does not claim to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness or disease. This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
How to Use
Shake gently then freely roll over pulse or pressure points such as temples, under the nose, behind ears, back of the neck, insides of wrists, bottoms of feet, or anywhere that feels good. Re-apply as desired.
For more information please read our blog: "How To Use Roll-On Aromatherapy"
Aromatherapy is the inhaled or topical use of aromatic plant essences like essential oils to support wellbeing and help maintain the balance of the mind, body, and spirit. Aromatherapy has been used by ancient cultures for thousands of years to promote psychological and physical wellbeing.
There are a variety of ways to add a bit of aromatherapy into your life using essential oils. Each essential oil offers a range of unique aromatherapeutic properties, uses, and effects. Different oils can also be combined to create a synergistic blend with its own unique benefits.
So how and why does the aroma of essential oils affect our mood? The way in which our sense of smell is wired to our brain is quite unique among our senses. The part of your brain that processes and interprets scents also deals with memory and emotions. This relationship may help explain why smells often trigger specific memories or emotions.
When we inhale through our nose, the scent molecules in essential oils travel across millions of tiny olfactory neurons that sit on the roof of the nasal cavity.
Once triggered, the olfactory neurons send messages to the olfactory bulbs, two lobes at the base of the brain. But olfactory messages do not stop there. They also trigger brain regions like the limbic system which plays an important role in emotion, mood, stress levels, and behavior as well as heart rate, breathing, blood pressure, and memory.
Essential oils can lift your mood and make you feel fabulous with a simple whiff of their natural aroma. Each oil has a different chemical make-up and therefore a different effect. For example:
- some have energizing, uplifting, and revitalizing properties
- some help ease stress, anxiety, and depression
- some promote relaxing, calming, and soothing feelings
- some help improve sleep
The purpose of aromatherapy is to elicit some reaction in the body. Since we are all unique, not all oils will benefit everyone in the same manner. There is some research and a lot of anecdotal evidence that has shown the positive benefits of aromatherapy, such as relief from anxiety, improved sleep, and improved quality of life. But there is still so much to learn.
For more detailed information I would like to point you to our blog “What is Aromatherapy?” especially the sections near the bottom entitled "Safety" and “Research.”
There I explore questions like Safety, Can Essential Oils Be Absorbed Through the Skin? and Are the Effects of Aromatherapy Real or Placebo?
The information concerning safe dilution for essential oils is often quite ambiguous and often contradictory.
Due to their high concentration, the general consensus among certified aromatherapists is that you should not apply undiluted essential oils onto the skin except under the supervision of a professional.
According to Robert Tisserand, a recognized authority in aromatherapy, “Do not apply undiluted essential oils to your skin. It’s that simple. The most common adverse reaction, experienced by hundreds, possibly thousands of people every year, is a skin reaction, and the most common cause is using an undiluted essential oil..”
The book Essential Oil Safety Tisserand co-authored with Rodney Young has become an industry standard for safety guidelines.
When deciding the proper dilution for a single essential oil, an essential oil blend, or any product containing essential oils there are a few main factors that need to be considered.
- Which essential oil or oils are being used? Each oil has a different maximum percentage that can be used in skincare products before you risk skin irritation. This is called the maximum recommended dilution rate.
- How is the final product being used? For example, does the product remain on the skin after application, such as a body cream; is it readily washed off like soap; or is it generally applied to small localized areas like perfume?
- Where is the final product being used? For example, is the product being used on the face, the lips, the whole body, or a small localized area?
When calculating dilution rates, all essential oils must be counted together. For example, if the total dilution should be 2%, that means 2% total of all the essential oils used in that product, not 2% of each oil.
According to the Tisserand Institute, the following dilution rates are suggested based on usage.
- Facial cosmetics: 0.2-1.5%
- Body massage: 1.5-3%
- Bath & body products: 1-4%
- Specific problems: 4-10%
Although there is some wiggle room since the numbers vary based on the factors mentioned above, for most body care formulations it is recommended that essential oils make up no more than 2% of your total end product weight.
At Chagrin Valley, our body care products made with essential oils that remain on the skin have a dilution rate of less than 2%. The actual rate for each product depends on the oils used and the usage. Although people enjoy the scents in skincare products, their main function tends to be moisturizing not aromatherapy.
Except for our Whipped Squalane Face & Eye Mousse which contains organic lavender at a dilution rate of less than 0.05%, our facial moisturizers do not contain essential oils. For our scrubs, which are considered "wash-off" products, the dilution is still less than 1.0%.
Aromatherapy Roll-Ons are a bit different. They are generally applied sparingly to small localized areas and their function IS aromatherapy. In order to experience the benefits of these aromatic products, we need to use a higher proportion of essential oils. There seems to be a general consensus that for spot use of an aromatherapy roll-on, a dilution of up to 5% is safe for adults and still allows for gentle aromatherapy.
We have been making essential oil blends for our own personal use for about 4 years and now we have decided to share some of them with you! After almost a year of testing variations of each Aromatherapy formulation that we sell on friends, family, and customers with a variety of skin types and sensitivities we chose a dilution of 4.5%. Although our sample was small, our test subjects enjoyed the strength of the aromas and experienced no skin irritations or sensitivities.
What Are Pure Essential Oils?
Have you ever enjoyed the scent of a fragrant flower or herb? The fragrance comes from potent, aromatic compounds called essential oils.
These natural compounds are found in the flowers, stems, seeds, bark, roots, fruits, and other parts of plants. It often requires several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil.
Essential oils not only give plants their unique scents but also help lure plant pollinators and protect plants from insects and other predators.
The chemical composition of essential oils may provide valuable psychological and physical aromatherapeutic benefits for some people.
It is important to note that to be a true essential oil, the oil must be isolated from the plant material by physical means only.
Essential oils are NEVER extracted using solvents.
Although synthetic fragrances or "nature identical" oils are available at a much lower cost, only natural plant essential oils will provide the botanical benefits.
Be careful that the essential oil-containing products you purchase for topical use are mixed with the correct medium.
Essential oils are soluble (dissolve) in alcohol and carrier oils. However, they are insoluble (do not dissolve) in water or water-based liquids like hydrosols, milk, aloe, or even witch hazel (which contains a small amount of alcohol).
When mixed with a water-based ingredient the molecules of the essential oil will float in tiny droplets on the surface (think of oil droplets on the surface of water). Those droplets can behave like undiluted essential oils on your skin and cause irritation.
What Are Essential Oils? (Much more detail)
Go to our Blog Pages and click "Essential Oils" in the category section on the left to read a lot more information on essential oils.
If you are pregnant or under a doctor's care for any medical condition, please consult your healthcare provider before using essential oils.
Pregnancy & Children: We do not provide information on the safety of essential oils during Pregnancy or for use in Children because the available information is very ambiguous and often contradictory. If you’re interested in using essential oils during pregnancy or with young children please do your own research and consult your doctor, midwife, or health care professional before use.
The answer is, YES!
Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve is a USDA Certified Organic company.
The most important consideration in any business is its customers. Today's world of misleading claims, false advertising, and simple deception, often leaves consumers trying to discover the truth about personal products and their ingredients.
- We want our customers to know that we are committed to transparency in everything we do.
- We want our customers to know that when we say "organic," we mean it.
- We believe that in becoming a USDA Certified Organic company, our customers do not have to wonder if we really use certified organic ingredients or if our organic products are truly organic.
- So we choose to be a certified organic company and abide by the strict standards required for organic certification.