Free With Your Next Order: Amazing Natural Perfume Ingredients of Rose, Sandalwood & Jasmine ‘Extras’!

You’ll receive 5ml’s each of our incredible Rose, Sandalwood and Jasmine ‘Extras’ (at 10% in mct coconut the BEST carrier oil for natural perfumes!), along with a 5ml UV-Proof Miron Glass mixing bottle and dropper for creating your very own incredible blends, with ANY order overy $79. Basing the floral aroma of your choice in Sandalwood is called an ‘Attar’, a classic blending of phenomenal personal perfumes!!!

Rose, Sandalwood and Jasmine

What’s an ‘Extra’? This denotes a blend of rose (or sandalwood, or jasmine) in one bottle…which is found to bring out ALL the brilliant notes within that family of oils. Have you tried it? Mix one or more Rose oils oils together, and you’ll get something more amazing than either of the two oils alone.

The Rose Absolute ‘Extra’ contains Rose absolute oil from both Bulgaria and Morocco. The Sandalwood ‘Extra’ contains ‘Royal Hawaiian’ Sandalwood, and both Indian and New Caledonian Sandalwoods. And our Jasmine Absolute ‘Extra’ blends both Jasmine grandiflorum (day blooming) and Jasmine sambac (night blooming) oils. Yummy!

PLUS, we’ve included a 5ml mixing bottle from Miron Glass of Switzerland. It is completely UV-light proof, and is though to even enhance the energy of natural health products within it.

So, How Do You Blend Your Own Perfume???

Really, it’s a matter of taste. MANY users will love just the Roses or the Jasmines by themselves. Others will enjoy a blend of either or both of the floral absolutes with the Sandalwood, which is the classic ‘Attar’.

For example, to make an ‘Attar’, one could use about 1/4th or 1/5th Rose or Jasmine, with 3/4ths or 4/5ths Sandalwood. In this way, both the floral scent that you choose, as well as the Sandalwood, slowly release their incredible scents over time.

Try just a few drops of each at first to really see what you like, and experiment from there!

Also, be sure to see all our sales and specials here - including how you can receive free shipping, as well as some incredible blends for sharing us with your community.

Thank you for reading, and enjoy!

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Been Enjoying Our Lemon? Science Uncovers this Essential Oil’s Support for the Aging Brain

In the Japanese Journal of Oleo Science (‘oleo’ meaning ‘oil’),  scientists published a study titled: Essential oil from lemon peels inhibit key enzymes linked to neurodegenerative conditions and pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation”. What does that even mean? Well, this research supports other studies which have shown inhalation of Lemon and Rosemary essential oils had positive effect on those already diagnosed with dementia4, and supports the possibility of their use a as a possible preventative measure. The full article explained the details well, so read on!

Lemon essential oil research

First we’ll review this statement in the title: “Essential oil from lemon peels inhibit key enzymes linked to neurodegenerative conditions”. In the article’s introduction, the authors note: “Recent trends in the management of neurodegenerative conditions, especially Alzheimer’s disease, is to increase brain acetylcholine levels with the use of cholinesterase inhibitors.”

 

The authors continue: “This is because in Alzheimer’s disease conditions there is elevated acetylcholinesterase activities which serve to break down the neurotransmitters acetylcholine and butyrylcholine thereby giving rise to symptoms observed in AD (Alzeheimer’s disease).” The study’s results show that the inhibition of both acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase occurred in a dose-dependent manner with exposure to Lemon essential oil.

Researchers also state: “In addition, the use of foods rich in antioxidants have been proposed to be beneficial in the management of neurodegenerative conditions because of the high oxygen consumption of the brain cells and neurons (results in greater) attack by reactive oxygen species (free-radicals)”…This study, therefore investigated…antioxidative potential of essential oils from lemon peels.

The results of the study clearly indicate lemon essential oil to have the ability to prevent lipid peroxidation (meaning ‘oxidation of lipids’ or ‘fats’, of which brain cells are significantly made up of). Upon searching “essential oil antioxidant” on pubmed.gov, one can find a  many studies which show the antioxidant activities of wide variety of essential oils. Essential oils in general are of a chemically non-polar nature, and for this reason, are absorbed well into lipid (fat) containing organs, such as the brain.

Research Involving Other Essential Oils, Their Inhalation & Enzyme Inhibition

The effect of acetylcholinesterase inhibition has been shown with a wide variety of essential oils, including those from Salvia2 & Pine species3, and Rosemary4. While the conclusion has not been clearly drawn, this may be the reason some studies have shown improved mental acuity (noted from improved test scores) from the inhalation of these oils.

So What Does All This Mean to the Essential Oil Practitioner?

While there has not been established a direct cause and effect relationship between the acetylcholinesterase inhibitition by essential oils, as well as their lipid-peroxidation inhibitory properties to prevention of neurodegenerative diseases, these studies to for the most part suggest this is certainly worth further investigation.

And What Do We Do With These Essential Oils?

Essential Oil DiffuserWhenever we feel like attention is waning, or we want to feel a little sharper for the tasks we’re undertaking, we’ll diffuse Lemon, or other bright citrus oils (which have similar chemical constituencies) like Grapefruit and Bergamot.

While we cannot say as to whether what seems to be a more clear attention to detail is from the aromas, we sure do feel like we’re able to stay focused on the tasks we’re performing. And this data encourages us to keep using these

Been Enjoying Our Lemon? Science Uncovers this Essential Oil’s Support for the Aging Brain

1.Essential oil from lemon peels inhibit key enzymes linked to neurodegenerative conditions and pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation.

Published in: J Oleo Sci. 2014;63(4):373-81. Epub 2014 Mar 5. Authors: Oboh G1, Olasehinde TA, Ademosun AO.

“This study sought to investigate the effects of essential oil from lemon (Citrus limoni) peels on acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) activities in vitro. Antioxidant properties of the oil and inhibition of pro-oxidant-induced lipid peroxidation in rats brain homogenate were also assessed. The essential oil inhibited AChE and BChE activities in a concentration-dependent manner. Furthermore, the essential oil exhibited antioxidant activities as typified by ferric reducing property, Fe(2+)-chelation and radicals [DPPH, ABTS, OH, NO] scavenging abilities. The inhibition of AChE and BChE activities, inhibition of pro-oxidant induced lipid peroxidation and antioxidant activities could be possible mechanisms for the use of the essential oil in the management and prevention of oxidative stress-induced neurodegeneration.”

2. Systematic review of clinical trials assessing pharmacological properties of Salvia species on memory, cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease.

Published in: CNS Neurosci Ther. 2014 Jun;20(6):485-95. doi: 10.1111/cns.12270. Epub 2014 Apr 10th. Authors: Miroddi M1, Navarra M, Quattropani MC, Calapai F, Gangemi S, Calapai G.

“Salvia officinalis L. and Salvia lavandulaefolia L. have a longstanding use as traditional herbal remedies that can enhance memory and improve cognitive functions. Pharmacological actions of S. officinalis and S. lavandulaefolia on healthy subjects and on patients suffering of cognitive decline have been investigated. Aim of this review was to summarize published clinical trials assessing effectiveness and safety of S. officinalis and S. lavandulaefolia in the enhancement of cognitive performance in healthy subjects and neurodegenerative illnesses. Furthermore, to purchase a more complete view on safety of S. officinalis and S. lavandulaefolia, we collected and discussed articles regarding toxicity and adverse reactions. Eight clinical studies investigating on acute effects of S. officinalis on healthy subjects were included in the review. Six studies investigated on the effects of S. officinalis and S. lavandaeluaefolia on cognitive performance in healthy subjects. The two remaining were carried out to study the effects of sage on Azheimer’s disease. Our review shows that S. officinalis and S. lavandulaefolia exert beneficial effects by enhancing cognitive performance both in healthy subjects and patients with dementia or cognitive impairment and is safe for this indication. Unfortunately, promising beneficial effects are debased by methodological issues, use of different herbal preparations (extracts, essential oil, use of raw material), lack of details on herbal products used. We believe that sage promising effects need further higher methodological standard clinical trials.”

3. Acetylcholinesterase and butyrylcholinesterase inhibitory activity of Pinus species essential oils and their constituents.

Published in: J Enzyme Inhib Med Chem. 2010 Oct;25(5):622-8. Authors: Bonesi M1, Menichini F, Tundis R, Loizzo MR, Conforti F, Passalacqua NG, Statti GA, Menichini F.

“This study aimed to investigate the acetylcholinesterase (AChE) and butyrylcholinesterase (BChE) inhibitory activity of the essential oils from Pinus nigra subsp. nigra, P. nigra var. calabrica, and P. heldreichii subsp. leucodermis. This activity is relevant to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), since cholinesterase drugs are currently the only drugs available to treat AD. P. heldreichii subsp. leucodermis exhibited the most promising activity, with IC(50) values of 51.1 and 80.6 microg/mL against AChE and BChE, respectively. An interesting activity against AChE was also observed with P. nigra subsp. nigra essential oil, with an IC(50) value of 94.4 microg/mL. Essential oils were analyzed by GC and GC-MS with the purpose of investigating their relationships with the observed activities. Among the identified constituents, terpinolene, beta-phellandrene, linalyl acetate, trans-caryophyllene, and terpinen-4-ol were tested. trans-Caryophyllene and terpinen-4-ol inhibited BChE with IC(50) values of 78.6 and 107.6 microg/mL, respectively. beta-Phellandrene was selective against AChE (IC(50) value of 120.2 microg/mL).”

4. Effect of aromatherapy on patients with Alzheimer’s disease.

From: Psychogeriatrics. 2009 Dec;9(4):173-9. Authors: Jimbo D1, Kimura Y, Taniguchi M, Inoue M, Urakami K.

“Recently, the importance of non-pharmacological therapies for dementia has come to the fore. In the present study, we examined the curative effects of aromatherapy in dementia in 28 elderly people, 17 of whom had Alzheimer’s disease (AD).”

“After a control period of 28 days, aromatherapy was performed over the following 28 days, with a wash out period of another 28 days. Aromatherapy consisted of the use of rosemary and lemon essential oils in the morning, and lavender and orange in the evening. To determine the effects of aromatherapy, patients were evaluated using the Japanese version of the Gottfries, Brane, Steen scale (GBSS-J), Functional Assessment Staging of Alzheimer’s disease (FAST), a revised version of Hasegawa’s Dementia Scale (HDS-R), and the Touch Panel-type Dementia Assessment Scale (TDAS) four times: before the control period, after the control period, after aromatherapy, and after the washout period.”

“All patients showed significant improvement in personal orientation related to cognitive function on both the GBSS-J and TDAS after therapy. In particular, patients with AD showed significant improvement in total TDAS scores. Result of routine laboratory tests showed no significant changes, suggesting that there were no side-effects associated with the use of aromatherapy. Results from Zarit’s score showed no significant changes, suggesting that caregivers had no effect on the improved patient scores seen in the other tests.”

“In conclusion, we found aromatherapy an efficacious non-pharmacological therapy for dementia. Aromatherapy may have some potential for improving cognitive function, especially in AD patients.”

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This May Be The Most Important New Supplement Available Today: Now, Our Exceptional Formulas Are 25% Off

As worldwide CBD CO2 extract production increases, the price from the distiller has dropped significantly ~ And we’re passing this savings on to you in all three of our CBD formulas.

Our Three High-Potency CBD Formulas - Click the Image To Learn More About Them All.

CBD is fast becoming a popular nutritional supplement, and for good reason. This is a customer quote regarding her experience with the use of Ananda’s CBD 100: “Thank you for being available – your CBD oil removed be from 60 mg morphine, 325 mg Effexor thyroid med, Lyrica & Cymbalta … even my hormones balanced. Please share this!”

What is CBD?

This is shorthand for ‘cannabidiol’, one of more than one hundred cannabinoids present in cannabis, and hemp, grown for hempseed, hempseed oil, and fiber. The amounts of certain cannabinoids, along with other constituents such as terpenes, ketones, and aldehydes, to name a few (found in hemp essential oil, included in our CBD ‘Plus’ formula) account for the wide variety of effects of various cannabis strains.

hemp field

Our CBD CO2 is extracted from stems and stalks of hemp grown in Europe.

Hemp contains a relatively high concentration of CBD, and only trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as THC, CBN, etc. This allows for the CO2-extraction of CBD (this same method is used for all our wonderful CO2 oils), and the formulation of CBD-containing blends used via oral ingestion.

CBD Health Research

CBD has none of the effects commonly associated with ‘pot’. It doesn’t get one ‘high’, though it has been researched for many potential health benefits. Researchers have found it to have potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, and neuro-protective actions. The list of conditions CBD has been shown to positively benefit is long, and further information can be found at www.projectCBD.org.

Our CBD oil formulas contain 1mg of CBD per drop. The ideal serving size for different users and circumstances is not exactly known. We encourage individuals to experiment with, and research, their own intake, to find what is suitable for them.

Our CBD ‘Plus’ formula includes steam distilled hemp essential oil, which is thought to synergize with CBD itself. Our ‘x3′ formula also includes Frankincense CO2 oil…both CBD and Frankincense have both been extensively researched for their anti-cancer activity.

Our CBD CO2 is extracted from stalks and stems of ‘industrial’ hemp, grown on small farms. It is non-GMO, and because of the ‘hearty’ nature of the hemp plant, it needs no pesticides or chemicals for its growth.

How Does CBD Work?

Our bodies have their own endogenous cannabinoids and receptors. While the actual mechanisms of action of CBD are not yet completely understood. It appears that, while CBD does not bind to these receptors, it may prevent the breakdown of our own endogenous cannabinoids, thereby enhancing their activity.

How Are Blends Produced?

Each and every blend is carefully crafted from CBD CO2 extract ‘paste’. An analysis is performed on each and every lot of ‘raw’ material, so that the CBD content is precisely known. We’ve then measured exactly how many drops are in each bottle, and emulsified the CBD extract in MCT oil, along with other ingestible essential oils (where present in a formula). We ensure you’re receiving 1mg of CBD per drop of formula, each and every time.

We use MCT Coconut oil as the base for all our formulas, as CBD CO2 can be rapidly degraded by heat and light. MCT oil is highly resistant to oxidation. Further, every blend is packaged in ‘Violet’ bottles from Miron Glass of Switzerland. These are the most resistant to UV light penetration, which could otherwise oxidize the CBD. Further, Rosemary antioxidant is added to every bottle to ensure freshness.

Check out each of our CBD blends for more information!

CBD ’100‘ – Containing pure CO2 Hemp CBD extract in MCT Coconut oil.

CBD ‘Plus‘ – With added Hemp essential oil.

CBD ‘x3′ – With Frankincense CO2 oil and Hemp essential oil.

Enjoy!

 

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