USANA Pure Essential Oil Collection
USANA has crafted a beautiful Pure Essential Oil Range creating a natural atmosphere to support a natural sleep, improved focus and even a more engaged workout.
While many people swear by herbal oils for all sorts of ailments, there’s something to be said for aromatherapy and mood support. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal and therapeutic properties. They are extracted from raw plant material in different ways, and many have anxiolytic effects. Inhaling them or using diffusers is an effective way of enjoying their benefits.
USANA Pure Essential Oil is a complete range of oils that offer many different benefits for mood and rejuvenation. Many people swear by alternative medicine and the restorative effects of essential oil aromatherapy on the mind. Whether you’re looking for a pick-me-up after work, something to help you sleep, or something to freshen up your room for meditation, you’ll find it here.
What’s unique about essential oils is, no one knows how or why they affect moods. When using these oils, there are usually little to no changes in stress indicators, pain control, immune system changes, or biochemical markers. But they have a marked mood-elevating effect. More studies are needed to figure out the truth behind essential oils.
But meanwhile, these aromas continue to ease pain and make us feel good mysteriously.
USANA Essential Oil – A Complete List
Many of the oils in the Pure Essential Oils collection are commonly used in aromatherapy. Some are used for insomnia, some for massage therapy. The lineup includes:
- Tea tree oil
Four of the oils are pure, high-quality essential oils that most people will recognize. Two of them are proprietary blends with all the incredible benefits of their individual ingredients. USANA Pure Essential Oils are so versatile you can always make your own blends too.
Let’s take a look at how each of the essential oils can help uplift your mood.
Tea Tree Oil for Anti-Inflammatory Effects
Tea tree oils are one of the most commonly used in aromatherapy. It comes from the twigs and leaves of the tea tree. A good quality tea tree oil will have a fragrance that is pure and clean, sharp, and slightly medicinal.
Tea tree oil contains terpinen-4-ol, gamma-terpinene, and alpha-terpinene. These are the aromatic compounds that give tea tree oil their anti-inflammatory effects. Topical tea tree oil is excellent for acne. Inhaling can clear up congestions too.
Lemon Essential Oil for Analgesic and Anti-Stress Effects
Lemon oil is fresh and great inhaled or applied topically (always mixed with a carrier oil). It’s commonly used in aromatherapy as an analgesic. A study found the oil has an anti-stress effect by modulating certain immunoreceptors in the body. The study was conducted on mice, but the anecdotal evidence in humans is enough to suggest it’s just as effective and similar in effect.
Lavender Essential oil and anti-stress
Like lemon oil, lavender oil is also used in aromatherapy as an anxiolytic. The linalool, camphor, and linalyl acetate contained in lavender can cause mood-elevating effects in the central nervous system.
Breathe Essential Oil Blend for a refreshing mood lift
Breathe is a blend of tea tree, peppermint, eucalyptus, basil, and rosemary. The oil is sure to clear out musty rooms – if you have any. But you can also use some of it in the shower to get an instant mood lift before a long day, or in the bath in the evening to ensure a restful relaxed sleep. These oils are rich in terpenes, tannins, antioxidant and antiseptic constituents. Less sweet and mintier, Breathe is a great addition to any line of essential oils.
Peppermint Oil for Colds and Soothing
The menthol in peppermint oil is what makes it such a good soothing topical oil for pain relief. Menthol also helps with cold relief, which explains its presence in cold-relief balms and cough drops. It’s also rejuvenating. Menthol has been shown to increase reaction times and performance in athletes, possibly by working on the bronchial muscles.
Sleep Essential Oil Blend for Restful Winding-Down
This essential oil is a wonderful blend of calming oils like lavender, frankincense, wintergreen, lemongrass, amyris, orange, cedarwood, and patchouli. You can use it to enter into a meditative state before sleep. You may add a few drops to your bedtime bath for a more immersive effect.
Or you can pour some in a diffuser on your nightstand. Here’s what each oil in the blend has going for it:
- Lavender’s calming effects, without sedation, are well-known. This oil can help you feel less anxious and put your day’s fight-or-flight response to rest for the night. Lavender oil contains linalool, which has a calming, sedative effect.
- The minty oil of wintergreen will lend a delicious undertone to the complex blend. Wintergreen oil is popular for its deodorizing properties.
- The lemony yet earthy lemongrass is light and relaxing. It may ease headaches and relax you, putting you in mind for sleep.
- Amyris oil comes from the tropical evergreen amyris tree, which is also called Indian sandalwood. It seems to be an excellent insect repellant, which will be a bonus if your nights are plagued by mosquitoes or bugs.
- Orange oil is one of the most common oils used in aromatherapy. It’s refreshing as a perfume, but it may soothe tension headaches as well. Orange oil, and many sweet-smelling oils, for that matter, contain linalool with known sedative effects.
- The unique, earthy cedarwood oil contains cedrol, a compound that appears to have a sedative effect. Scientists think it’s not through inhalation but through potentially another pathway.
- Patchouli oil is an exotic-sounding minty oil that comes from a bushy herb. Aromatherapists recommend mixing it with peppermint oil and inhaling (or massaging) your temples and forehead after a long day at work.
How to use USANA Pure Essential Oil Safely
Safety is important when you use essential oils. Just because they are natural and distilled from plants doesn’t make them impotent. Always remember essential oils are strong stuff. They shouldn’t be used for massage in concentrated form, straight out of the bottle.
Consider what you’re trying to achieve with a particular oil. Do you want to create a calming ambience? Are you looking for a sense of well-being? Do you want to relax? Do you want to soothe parts of your body with warm or cool effects? There’s an oil for you, no matter your needs.
The most common way to use essential oils is to either place them on your pillow and breathe them in as you sleep or you can apply them (diluted) to the skin, and though scent-free massage oil. Another popular way to use USANA Pure Essential Oils is with diffusers so everyone in the home can benefit from the oils. You can also add a few drops to your bath for a soothing bath.
Essential Oils like lavender and minty oils can dry skin out when applied directly. Undiluted, they can irritate your skin. You’ll need to find the right carrier oil to dilute them with. Olive oil, coconut oil, and grapeseed oil are popular carrier oils. Always do a patch test on your skin for allergies before you use it.
USANA has several options within their range to help support calm. Try USANA mood and Relaxation Duo product line alongside USANA Pure Essential Oil for a holistic and complete approach to a calmer well-being.
USANA Supporting Products
- USANA Mood and Relaxation Duo