Do you want to brighten your day? Our Citrus Blossom essential oil blend provides a clean, uplifting, delightful scent to calm and ease anxiety while enhancing feelings of creativity and inspiration. The vibrant citrus aroma evokes thoughts of summer days and smiling faces and is an effective stress reliever that helps induce warm feelings of happiness.
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.
General Aroma: Vibrant, Citrus, Sweet and Fruity with a slight hint of Mint
Suggested Attributes: Balancing, Refreshing, Uplifting, Centering, Focusing, Motivating, Joyful
Suggested Uses: Perfume; Pulse Point Aromatherapy to energize, lift your spirits, improve mental fatigue, decrease stress, and promote mental clarity
All essential oil blends found in our roll-ons are diluted at a safe percentage for adults with a moisturizing combination of Jojoba and Sunflower Oils.
Featured Essential Oils
Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy and cause feelings of joy and happiness which can help you to manage stressful and anxious feelings.
Organic Grapefruit Essential Oil: Refreshing & Stimulating
The sweet, invigorating, citrusy aroma of Grapefruit Essential Oil is uplifting, soothing, and clarifying. It is known to relieve stress and bring on positive feelings of peace, joy, and relaxation. It clears the mind and eases melancholy, lack of energy, jet lag, headaches, moodiness, mental and physical fatigue, and brain fog. The fresh scent can lift your mood, energy, and motivation, enhance your mental focus and give you a natural pick-me-up while also calming nerves.
Organic Sweet Orange Essential Oil: Emotional balance, Mental Clarity, Uplifting & Happiness
The sweet, warm, fresh scent of Sweet Orange Essential Oil has a cheerful and uplifting yet simultaneously relaxing and calming effect. It lifts your spirits, brightens and warms your mood, calms, eases anxiety, clears the head, increases mental alertness, improves memory, and reduces stress, anger, and sadness. The aroma helps induce a sense of relaxation, peace and harmony that can help ease headaches. Citrus oils, in general, are believed to stimulate positive energy, increase creativity and promote feelings of joy and happiness. These effects promote well-being and enhance the quality of restful sleep.
Organic Lime Essential Oil: Uplifting, Inspiring, Mental Clarity & Focus
Lime Essential Oil has a tart, sweet, refreshing, invigorating citrus fragrance that can help promote feelings of well-being, inject positive energy into your surroundings, energize your spirit as well as relax your mind and body. It can help promote alertness, mental clarity, encourage creativity, lift your mood to increase feelings of joy and happiness, and enhance concentration. The aroma also helps balance emotions and reduce feelings of stress, anxiety, and sadness which helps promote relaxation and encourage a more restful night’s sleep. Like other citrus oils, lime oil can help ease nausea and decrease stuffiness during cold and flu seasons.
Organic Spearmint Essential Oil: Refreshing, Energizing, Mood Balancing & Restoring
The fresh, warm, herbal, and minty aroma of Spearmint Essential Oil, is an invigorating fragrance that is uplifting and calming. A natural stress reliever and mood booster, it is a great oil to energize and lift your spirits. It also helps calm the mood while promoting feelings of happiness and overall wellness. Its fresh, restorative fragrance can help with concentration, induce a sense of focus, relieve stress-related headaches, ease mental fatigue and stress, encourage positive thoughts and emotions, and fight feelings of anxiety or nervousness. The scent of spearmint is excellent for cold and congestion symptoms, sinus headaches, digestive upset, motion sickness, and nausea.
NOTE: Since this roll-on is primarily a blend of citrus oils it may cause photosensitivity. Avoid applying it to exposed skin before spending time in the sun.
For more in-depth information about all of the essential oils, click on the name of the oils in the ingredient list.
This roll-on essential oil is pre-blended at a skin safe dilution in moisturizing carrier oils. It is safe to apply topically on adults without further dilution. If you have sensitive skin, we recommend doing a patch test before using
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.
- 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"
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.
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?