Rick-rolling you? OF COURSE we wouldn’t do that to you. This really is a Certified Blog Post all about 6 essential oils your mom (or your mother figure) will totally love.
If you’ve ever bent near a plumeria bush and taken in its gentle, tropical scent … then you’re already well acquainted with essential oils. The same compounds that give our favorite plants and herbs their scent can be harnessed from the organic material. Then, we can put it into little glass bottles and enjoy the scent of eucalyptus wherever we go. Without actually having to lug around a whole eucalyptus tree. It’s terribly convenient.
Aside from the perfect preservation of its scent, a plant’s essential oil also contains many or all the compounds in the plant that we use for medicinal, detoxifying, relaxation, or general health purposes. Let’s run through six essential oils that will make your mummy dearest smile on Mother’s Day.
1. Lime Essential Oil
Known around the globe as half of the Sprite flavors and a garnish for fajitas, limes have a distinct smell and taste. Lime is a member of the citrus family. And just like the rest of the squad, limes contain high concentrations of limonene – a hydrocarbon compound that’s great for cleansing and purification. Adding a drop of lime essential oil to mom’s water will add a refreshing, stimulating burst of flavor. Or, Mom could diffuse a little lime in the aroma top of her Super Surfer. Just throwin’ that out there.
2. Wintergreen Essential Oil
We know what you’re thinking – “But 7th Floor Vapes blog-writing overlord, it’s not even winter!” Yes, you’re right. But in the immortal words of Eddard Stark, “Winter will be here again in a few months probs.” The solution to a lack of winter? Wintergreen, of course! This essential oil comes from the wintergreen shrub found in the rural mountains of Nepal. You’re familiar with wintergreen from gum, candies, toothpaste, and retirement homes. But what you may NOT know about wintergreen essential oil is that it’s great as a massage oil after exercise or working around the house. One note of caution, though. A little dab’ll do ya.
3. Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Have you ever seen a stressed-out koala? We haven’t either. That’s because there’s no such thing as a stressed-out koala. And THAT’S because this favorite food of adorable Aussie bears not only helps to cleanse the air (and even surfaces), it’s also great for relaxation. After a long day of work or chastising you about your college grades, Mom can add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to her bath and enjoy a clear, refreshed mind.
4. Cinnamon Bark Essential Oil
Since we got winter covered already, if your Mom is more of an autumn, cinnamon bark essential oil may be her favorite. We get this fragrant spice from the cinnamon tree, which actually grows to 45 feet high. Besides being a natural insect repellent, a apple pie additive, and the name of a really confusing DC comics character, cinnamon also has a whole bunch of health benefits. Mom can add a couple drops of cinnamon bark essential oil to her tea to soothe a sore throat. Or, she could diffuse it in her Silver Surfer Vaporizer to help boost her immune system. Which, in turn, is a great way to bribe her for more pies.
5. Sweet Fennel Essential Oil
Ahhhh. Sweet, sweet fennel. This ultra-versatile herb finds a use in Gujarati cuisine, Chinese five-spice powder, German salads, and fennel seeds are even the primary flavor component in the Italian sausage on your delicious meat lover’s pizza. So, yeah…fennel’s been around the culinary block. But it’s also been a health staple since the days of ancient Rome. Sweet fennel essential oil can help promote healthy digestion, support a healthy respiratory system, and even improve circulation. Mom will love it like she loves to remind you to put on a jacket when it’s nippy out.
6. Ginger Essential Oil
Sourced from Madagascar, you say? Can be used for more than just a sushi garnish? Also describes the world’s most attractive beards? Why, yes! Ginger is basically awesome. You know it’s an unique little kitchen spice. But did you know that ginger also aids in digestion? In fact, ginger essential oil can even help you with carsickness. So, if you’re taking Mom on a little road trip this Mother’s Day, she can place a drop of ginger essential oil in her hands and inhale it to keep from getting the Nissan Nausea. We just made that up, but it would be a terrible name for a car. Unless the car only had three wheels, but 4 places for wheels. Digressing…
Of course, these are just OUR favorite essential oils for Mother’s Day and beyond. What other super-thoughtful gift could you get your super-mom? A Super Surfer Vaporizer! We know she’ll love it.
Or, you could get your mom THIS for Mother’s Day.
Until next time, Ride the Wave!