05 Nov Why We Use the Best Essential Oils in our Sugar Body Scrub
People tell us that one of the things they love most about the organic sugar scrubs from Sweet Melissa’s sugar scrub store is the way that they smell. The lovely fragrance of each of our organic sugar scrubs can be credited to our use of essential oils.
It’s not just that they smell good. As Johns Hopkins Medicine reports, “Essential oils can lift your mood and make you feel good with just a whiff of their fragrance.”
What Are Essential Oils?
The experts at HopkinsMedicine.org define essential oils as plant extracts. “They’re made by steaming or pressing various parts of a plant (flowers, bark, leaves or fruit) to capture the compounds that produce fragrance. It can take several pounds of a plant to produce a single bottle of essential oil. In addition to creating scent, essential oils perform other functions in plants, too.”
These other functions offer hope for many people who suffer from a variety of conditions ranging from stress to Lyme disease. The experts at Hopkins say, “Results of lab studies are promising — one at Johns Hopkins found that certain essential oils could kill a type of Lyme bacteria better than antibiotics.”
All Essential Oils Are Not Created Equal
The medical experts at Johns Hopkins also stress that, “The quality of essential oils on the market varies greatly, from pure essential oils to those diluted with less expensive ingredients. And because there’s no regulation, the label may not even list everything that’s in the bottle you’re buying.”
Rest assured, the essential oils we use in Sweet Melissa’s Hand & Body Sugar Scrubs are of the highest quality so that you get the utmost benefit from them. And we use only organic essential oils.
If you have any questions about essential oils or about the benefits associated with the various essential oils used in Sweet Melissa’s Organic Sugar Scrubs, we hope you’ll get in touch. You can contact us directly through our online sugar scrub store or call Melissa at 703-217-8088.