Learning Essential Oils

This learning center contains information I found useful in my own beard jouney.  I hope it can be of assistance to you in evaluating your individal beard needs.  It is shared freely in the hopes that it may benefit you, the bearded community, and men considering a beard.

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Essential Oils are different from fragrence oils.  Essential oils are not as strong in odor.  Essential oils also bring different benefits depending on the essential oil.

AMBER OIL

Amber is basically fossilized resin, it is not sap, from very old trees.

  • Helps calm the mind
  • Long lasting and can be used to promotes a good night's sleep
  • Can rejuvenate the skin by promoting new growth of skin cells
  • Helps cleanse the pores
  • Natural aphrodisiac
  • Helps with respiratory issues or cold symptoms
  • Widely used in the purfume and colgne industry
  • May help boost the immune system

BASIL OIL

  • Good source of Vitamin A, magnesium, potassium, iron, and calcium
  • Helps with cough, mucous discharges, and certain skin diseases
  • Enhances luster of dull-looking skin and hair
  • Often used in treatment of acne and skin conditions
  • Provides relief from colds, influenze, and associated fevers
  • Antibacterial properties used for various skin ailments
  • Relieves stress, nervous tension, mental fatigue, melancholy, migraines, and depression

BERGAMOT OIL

  • Helps relieve tension
  • Can lower stress, reducing the puse rate and lower blood pressure
  • Contains natural aromatic compounds that help relieve stress and relax the body and mind
  • Research shows bergamot oil lowers high blood pressure by lowering the stress hormone called cortisol
  • Helps relieve muscle pain and improve skin health and logevity
  • Antibacterial properties
  • Helps with anxiety
  • Helps lower stress and agitation, to help you continue daily tasks with more focus and clarity
  • Helps neutralize foul smells
  • Helps prevent spreading of harmful bacteria and prevent catching a cough from someone else
  • Rejuvenates skin
  • Helps with beard growth and hair growth
  • Massage into base of the hair helps nourish the roots and strenghten follicles

 BIRCH LEAF OIL

  • Helps reduce skin problems
  • Sweat uplifting aroma
  • Antiseptic and antimicrobial agent
  • Can help treat congestion along the respiratory tracts
  • Helps blood ciculation
  • Promote healthier hair and promote growth
  • Makes hair stronger and prevent dry flaky skin

CASHMERE WOOD OIL

  • Is used for fragrance and couldn't find any skin or hair benefits

    CEDERWOOD OIL

    • Has a strong woody aroma
    • Help to relax
    • Gives a quick boost
    • Helps treat acne
    • Helps relieve cough and cold
    • Helps relieve congestion
    • Natural insect repellent
    • Reduces hair loss
    • Helps improve focus and memory

    CLARY SAGE OIL

    • Clary sage is one of the most healthful essential oils with antidepressant,antifungal, antibacterial, antiseptic, antispasmodic, astringent and anti-inflammatory properties
    • It is also a nerve tonic and sedative
    • Help alleviate stress and anxiety
    • Has a calming mildly sedating effect on the nervous system
    • All natural skin and scalp care
    • Balances the production of natural sebum oil production

    FIG OIL

    • Fig seed Oil comes from the fig fruit
    • Helps reduce fine lines on the face
    • Is easily absorbed, is not greasy, and leaves skin smooth
    • Contains active enzymes that help exfoliate dead cells from the skin
    • Contain polyphenols, such as carotenes, and chlorogenic acid.  Which are potent antioxidants and anti-inflammatories
    • Helps reduce redness and irritation of the skin
    • High in omega 3 fatty acids, keeps skin moisturized and hydrated through out the day
    • Contains minirals such as Manganese and selenium.  Figs have the highest mineral content of all the fruits
    • Helps to hydrate, calm, and detoxify
    • Contains 5 times more Vitamin E than Argan Oil

    GRAPEFRUIT OIL

    • May help with mental fatigue and moodiness
    • Helps promote healthy skin
    • Lifts mood & relieves tension
    • Lightens up mental fatigue
    • Helps smooth skin
    • Supports minor pain and inflammation

    GREEN MANDARIN OIL

    • Relieve stress
    • Fight insomnia
    • Help reduce acne
    • Reduce oily skin
    • Helps prevent bacterial and fungal development
    • Reduces pain, anxiety and nausea

    HONEYDEW MELON OIL

    • Is used for scent.  Have not found any skin or hair benefits, so we won't cover it here because it's outside our scope

    IRIS OIL

    • Is used for scent.  Have not found any skin or hair benefits, so we won't cover it here because it's outside our scope

    JUNIPER OIL

    • Increase circulation
    • Reduce swelling and irritation
    • Helps fight  acne, eczema, and oily skin
    • Known to offer emotional support
    • Reduce physical and emotional signs of stress
    • Alleviate anxiety, drowsiness, mental exhaustion, nervous tension, and combat stress-related disorders
    • Improves the supply of oxygen and nutrients towards the follicles of hair, which helps in improving hair growth
    • Helps fight cold, flu, and infections

    LAVENDER OIL

    • Promotes sleep
    • Promotes hair growth
    • Bug repellent
    • Anti-inflammatory properties
    • Migraine headache relief
    • Treats acne
    • Helps inhibit bacteria that cause initial acne infection
    • Helps regulate the over-excretion of sebum
    • Antimicrobial action
    • Relieves pain
    • Ease sunburn
    • Assist in wound healing
    • Reduce anxiety
    • Helps with respiratory conditions
    • Can help fight insomnia and depression

     LEMON OIL

    • Helps calm anxiety
    • The compounds in lemon oil reduce the stress hormone cortisol when inhaled
    • Reduces acne, pimples, scars and redness
    • Provides a natural healthy glow by smoothin out the skin tone over time
    • Help destroy fungus which may cause flaky skin
    • Helps calm the stomach when feeling nausea
    • Can be used to improve cognitive function in the brain, especially for Alzheimer's patients
    • Helps heal red sore areas and irritations

    MAGNOLIA OIL

    • Magnolia has the highest level of linalool of any flower
    • Is anti-inflammatory and pain reducer
    • Anti-Epileptic
    • Reduces stress
    • Repels mosquitos
    • Helps to sleep better
    • May increase anti-microbial properties

    ORANGE OIL

    • Anti-Fungal is the only one that is proved to be effective all 12 strains
    • Cancer Reducing
    • Assist the immune system, it is a potent antioxidant by fighting free radicals
    • Help increase the absorption of vitamin c
    • Potent Antibacterial
    • From teenagers with acne to aging skin orange oil helps eradicate bacteria, boosts collagen, decreases skin wrinkles and protects against UV damage
    • Observed to have a calming effect on the nervous system
    • Breathing in orange oil reduced anxiety
    • Good for relief of mild forms of depression and stress
    • Anti-inflammatory

    PATCHOULI OIL

    • Has tremendous antiseptic, astringent, antibacterial and anti-fungal properties
    • Can help reduce inflammation
    • Helps increase energy naturally
    • Helps promote calmness and relaxation
    • Helps to relieve feelings of depression and anxiety
    • Can help with the release of serotonin and dopamine
    • Can help promote sleep and feelings of restfulness
    • Can help with insomnia
    • Can help improve the health of skin and reduce skin ailments

    PEPPER OIL

    • Pepper extract contains anti-virulence properties.  It targets bacterial virulence without comprimising skin cell viability.
    • Is known for its warming properties and can help with circullation and heart health
    • Better circulation leads to improved blood circulation, hair production and growth
    • Mixing with cinnamon or turmeric can enhance warming properties
    • Has antioxident properties
    • May help reduce cravings for cigarettes and symptoms of anxiety
    • Appetite stimulant
    • Anit fungal and anit bacterial properties

    PINEAPPLE OIL

    • Is used for scent.  Have not found any skin or hair benefits, so we won't cover it here because it's outside our scope

    PINK PEPPER OIL

    • Most of the benefits come from internal consumption.  We won't cover it because of this reason, it's outside the scope of hair and skin

    SANDALWOOD OIL

    • Promotes mental clarity
    • Increases mental focus while maintaining calm
    • Relieve anxiety
    • Natural aphrodisiac
    • Can increase sexual desire, increase libido, and may help men with impotence
    • Is a mild astringent, can induce minor contractions in soft tissues 
    • It helps soothe, tighten, and cleanse the skin
    • Helps fight acne
    • Anti-viral
    • Reduces inflammation from mild skin irritation
    • Helps in the natural treatment of colds and coughs
    • Helps reduce the severity and duration of a cough
    • High in antioxidants that can help reduce damage by free radicals

    SUEDE OIL

    • Is used for scent.  Have not found any skin or hair benefits, so we won't cover it here because it's outside our scope

    TANGERINE OIL

    • Help reduce and eliminate acne
    • Reduces insomnia and restlessness
    • Eliminates beard ruff and dry skin

    TONKA BEAN OIL

    • Is used for scent.  Have not found any skin or hair benefits, so we won't cover it here because it's outside our scope