Essential Oils – The Ultimate Holiday Gift
Chances are you’ve walked through a garden and stopped for a moment to take in the beautiful smell of a fragrant rose. If so, you’ve experienced the aromatic qualities of essential oils. These naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. Essential oils give plants their unique smells, while protecting plants and playing a role in plant pollination. In addition to their intrinsic benefits to plants and their beautiful fragrance, essential oils have long been used for food preparation, beauty treatments, and mental and physical well-being.
For instance, if you’ve ever had a facial, you’ll remember the sensory experience of hot towels and massage and the different aromas that engulf the room. Lavender evokes the sense of a spa and is nourishing for the skin when mixed with massage oil or facial creams. It’s also very healing and reparative and the perfect remedy for scrapes and small cuts. The aromas of cinnamon and clove are my preference when cleaning my floors. I mix Assure with vinegar and water solution and have confidence that germs are washed away without using harmful chemicals. Eucalyptus is prized for its ability to open the airways and enhance breathing. Brisk is my favorite bedtime oil when we get stuffy noses and coughs with the unique blend of immune boosting plant extracts. You may recall having an elder in your life who would pick eucalyptus leaves and put them on the stove to boil for this very reason. Scent is often the source of the strongest memories and feelings of nostalgia. Your holidays will be enhanced as you share these aromas with others, and they will think of you and the moments you’ve spent together with fondness and warmth.
Special Offer on Essential Oils
Just in time for holiday gift giving, GardenBunch has teamed up with the NuSkin company to introduce Epoch Essential Oils – ethnobotanical solutions that enhance human interactions and create sensory experiences with the natural world. Nu Skin has collaborated with one of the world’s leading ethnobotanists and found ways to infuse this wisdom into your modern lifestyle. Single oils and blends provide a variety of expressive aromas and solutions that uplift any routine or occasion, and are the perfect gift for the caregivers in your life (teachers, hair stylists, nail techs, mail carriers, babysitters, and especially gardeners!) who deserve to be pampered themselves! I’m particularly excited about the “Scents of the Season” package – three essential holiday oils at a very festive price – see below.
Here is a sampling of my favorite essential oil products – click on the green buttons to learn more and purchase:
The natural, floral aroma of Epoch Lavender essential oil provides a sense of tranquility and peace. Enjoy a relaxing end to even the busiest day with the calming benefits of Epoch Lavender. Put a few drops in a warm bath or rub this oil on your pillow at night to calm and soothe.
Dive into the refreshing, sharp aroma of Epoch Peppermint essential oil at home or on the go. Apply Epoch Peppermint on your skin or diffuse in the air for a wonderful, exhilarating sensation that will motivate you throughout your day.
Boost your senses with Epoch Brisk essential oil blend and catch the wonderful scents of a pine and eucalyptus forest after a cleansing rain. The potent aroma of Epoch Brisk comes from eucalyptol, a naturally forming plant chemical. Eucalyptol has a fresh camphor-like smell, which gives this essential oil blend a strong, penetrating, and pleasant aroma.
Epoch Assure is a potent blend of cinnamon, clove, and other pure essential oils that help the air and surfaces feel exceptionally clean. It is an ideal essential oil blend for neutralizing odors or elevating your surroundings. Cinnamon and clove are known for their powerful aromas and this blend delivers an engaging combination of enjoyable scents.
Quiet your mind and calm your spirit with Epoch Unwind, a centering blend of lavender, bergamot, and other balancing essential oils. With Epoch Unwind, you can create a feeling of harmony and peace even amid the most hectic day. Carry this essential oil blend with you in the car, at the airport, or any other place where your busy life takes you.
Enjoy the zest of Epoch Burst—an energetic blend of citrus and mint essential oils. Pour a drop of Epoch Burst into an Epoch diffuser and breathe in the aroma. Try to pick up the subtle hints of fresh grapefruit, tangerine, lime, and the exotic Mediterranean bergamot fruit. Through the citrus, notes of spearmint help to carry that energetic feel of Epoch Burst straight to your senses.
Enjoy the rich, woody, and warm aroma of Epoch Frankincense Essential Oil to bring a feeling of peace and connectedness into your day. Whether you apply it topically or diffuse it in the air, Epoch Frankincense can create a feeling of purpose, resolve, and satisfaction.
Nothing brings back cherished holiday memories faster than certain iconic holiday scents. This year don’t miss out on the warm feelings of joy and cheer with the Scents of the Season package. Epoch Assure is a potent blend of cinnamon, clove, and other pure essential oils that deliver an engaging combination of enjoyable scents. Epoch Frankincense has a rich, warm aroma that brings a feeling of peace and connectedness. Epoch Peppermint is one of the most loved holiday scents with it’s refreshing, exhilarating aroma that will encourage and motivate you throughout your day.
Enjoy two different sensory experiences with Epoch Burst Body Wash designed to provide unique skin aromatherapy, and Epoch Burst Body Lotion designed to energize and invigorate. Inspired by Epoch Burst Essential Oils Blend, both products feature essences of citrus and spearmint—sensory ingredients that Spaniards and Native Americans used for centuries. This luxurious body set will leave your skin feeling hydrated and silky, soft.
Enjoy two different sensory experiences with Epoch Unwind Body Wash designed to calm and balance your skin, and Epoch Unwind Body Lotion designed to immerse your skin with conditioning moisture. Inspired by Epoch Unwind Essential Oils Blend, both products contain essences of lavender and bergamot—sensory ingredients used for centuries for fragrance and wellness. This luxurious body set will leave your skin feeling hydrated and silky, soft.
Susann Crowell is a licensed skin specialist who is passionate about helping individuals achieve younger looking, healthier skin not only through the proper use of quality skin care and treatments, but also through nutritional support and healthy eating, as well. Thanks to this “inside out” approach, Susann’s role as a skin care specialist has evolved into supporting health, longevity, and disease prevention.
Susann’s fond memories of childhood include gardening with her mom, especially pulling tiny carrots from the earth and rinsing them in the water spout to eat right away. Although she doesn’t claim to have inherited the green thumb, she loves gardening and aspires to help her three young girls create similar memories.