Therapeutic Components

Meet The Main Therapeutic Chemical Components

There are approximately 300-500 chemical components within essential oils. The only research available is unfortunately based on animal testing. Testing done on animals is at a much higher percentage than we can achieve on human skin or via inhalation. Most essential oils work in synergy with other oils to achieve a therapeutic result.

Monoterpenes:

oils are top to middle notes, have small molecules that evaporate quickly and absorb into the skin easily. An example is d-limonene, found in most citrus oils is, immune supportive and activates white blood cells.

Monoterpenols:

also known as alcohols are notably used in skin care, they are mild on the skin and mucous membranes. An example is linalool, anti-anxiety, sedative, anti-spasmodic and anti-microbial.

Sesquiterpenes:

heavier oils, middle to base notes, mild on skin and mucous membranes. An example is beta-caryophyllene, anti-inflammatory and an analgesic.

Sesquiterpenols:

also known as alcohols, skin healing, anti-inflammatory, grounding and sedative. An example is Cedral, anti-bacterial, calming, and anti-fungal.

Aldehydes:

tend to have middle to top notes, are anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal. An example is Citronellal, bug repellant, antioxidant, and sedative.

Ketones:

tend to be middle notes, can be effective in fighting infections. An example is Camphor, mucolytic, analgesic and CNS stimulant.

Easters:

oils tend to be middle notes, soothing, rebalancing, emotionally uplifting. An example is Linalyl-acetate, anti-spasmodic, sedative, and anti-inflammatory.

Oxides:

are middle notes, wonderful for any respiratory issues. An example is 1.8 cineole, anti-viral, anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory and an expectorant.

Phenols:

oils tend to be middle-base notes can be very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes. An example is Eugenol, analgesic, inflammation, and antihistamine.

Coumarins:

are chemical plant compounds that have anti-coagulation properties. An example would be bergapten, anti-edematous and a vascular tonic.

Lactones:

oils tend to base-middle and are at a high risk for sensitization, effective mucolytic. Very few oils contain small amounts of lactones, examples are German Chamomile and Laurel.

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