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Benefits of Essential Oils, Pt. 1

Do you love the many different soap scents that we offer? Do you ever wonder how we get such concentrated fragrant scents infused into our goat milk soap products? Well, we're glad you asked!

One of our favorite ingredients used in our Goat Milk Soap is essential oils. Essential oils are a concentrated liquid that contain aroma compounds from plants. They are generally extracted by distillation, often by using steam and have been used for centuries. These oils are used in a range of different ways and products, from perfumes, cosmetics, soaps and other beauty products, to flavoring food and drinks, to simply adding all-natural scent to household cleaning products. They also have incredible medicinal uses and are pure, all-natural, clean and fresh.

We use about 15 different essential oils in our soaps and are constantly experimenting with more. In Part 1 of our Benefits of Essential Oils series, we're sharing five of the oils we use at Bend Soap Company and explaining the therapeutic benefits they can provide you with. 

#1: Spearmint

Besides the refreshing, minty scent, when inhaled, spearmint has a calming and relaxing effect. It also helps with indigestion, Eucalyptus Spearmint Goat Milk Soapheadache, and nausea and can give pain relief. Spearmint oil contains menthol, which is good for the skin because it creates a cooling sensation. This often helps with muscle relaxation. Furthermore, it nourishes dull skin and improves the texture of oily skin. It's such a refreshing and invigorating oil, and we are pleased to offer this natural oil in our products.

You can find this essential oil in the following products:

#2: Grapefruit

What a wonderful, bright essential oil. This is such a refreshing and nutrient-rich
addition to our soaps. Grapefruit EO has been known to cure depression and relieve stress when inhaled. It is also particularly good for treating oily skin and acne, and it provides a refreshing feeling. It can be beneficial for treating stiffness and cramps in the muscles, as well.  We are constantly looking for more reasons to use this fabulous oil in our products.

Honey Grapefruit Goat Milk Soap

You can find this essential oil in the following products:

#3: Orange

We LOVE the smell of a freshly squeezed orange. Surely, this sweet, citrus essential oil has wonderful properties as well, right?Sweet Orange Goat Milk LotionWell, yes, of course! Orange EO has been known to cure acne and dermatitis and also provides fast and effective relief from inflammation, whether internal or external. It can also help relax muscle spasms.

You can find this oil in the following products:

#4: Lemon

The lemon essential oil has a revitalizing effect that helps reduce stress, balance oil glands and minimize oil production. Surprisingly, it is often used to kill bacteria due to its antifungal properties but can also ward off insects and even reduce body aches. Not only that, but lemon EO has also been attributed to eliminating dandruff and strengthening hair.

You can find this oil in the following products:

#5: Rosemary

Rosemary is a useful aide to eliminate eczema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne. It decreases cortisol (a stress hormone) in your body and also boosts and stimulates mental activity and energy.English Garden Milk Bath

You can find this oil in the following products:

Which Essential Oil is YOUR Favorite?

As you can see, there are tons of benefits from using essential oils. Since we use these oils in all of our goat milk products, you're able to reap the benefit every time you bath or shower, wash your hands or use any one of our products. They keep you healthy, happy, and nourished! Which of these essential oils is your favorite? Comment below and join the discussion. 

8 comments

Mar 20, 2017

Hi Cathy!

We use essential oils to impart therapeutic and restorative properties into our products. We’re proud to share that our essential oils are 100% natural, 100% pure, undiluted, and often times steam-distilled to obtain the highest levels of purity. All of the essential oils we use are sourced from high-grade botanicals from around the world to ensure that each bar of Goat Milk Soap gives you the highest quality therapeutic and restorative effects as possible.

Let us know if you have any more questions! :)

Happy lathering!
Bend Soap Company

Bend Soap Company
Mar 06, 2017

i found your website online and was wondering if the essential oils you use are organic and therapeutic? thanks, cathy

cathy meeks
Mar 01, 2017

Hi Tessa!

We are very aware of the deforestation and harm to animals that occurs from the business practices of some companies. However, we have been very careful to select providers that use environmentally friendly and sustainable practices for all of our ingredients. We believe that it’s possible to enjoy the benefits of nature’s produce (such as red palm oil) while also operating in a way that leaves the earth and its inhabitants (human and animal) as well or better off than when we started!

We also want to mention that there is a difference between commercial palm kernal oils and the natural harvesting and use of the fruit of the red palm (which is quite similar to the coconut). This ingredient is super high in Vitamin E and natural antioxidants and is a superfood for the skin.

Our essential oils are 100% natural, obtained from various botanicals around the world. We’ve chosen these oils for their scent, and often their properties. All essential oils we use are 100% pure, undiluted and often times steam-distilled to obtain the highest level of purity. That means no added dyes, perfumes, etc. No junk in our products!

Marilee
Mar 01, 2017

Hi Mary!

Thank you so much for your inquiry about our essential oil sources. We know there are so many inferior sources out there, however, we have sourced our ingredients from botanicals all over the world. The essential oils we use are 100% pure, undiluted, and without additives.

Marilee
Mar 01, 2017

Hi Jodi!

True! Not all essential oils (or “natural soaps”) are created equally! We chose our essential oils and other ingredients (oatmeal, honey, lavender, etc.) to impart various therapeutic, restorative, or yummy-scented properties.

Our essential oils are 100% natural, obtained from various botanicals around the world. We’ve chosen these oils for their scent, and often their properties. All essential oils we use are 100% pure, undiluted and often times steam-distilled to obtain the highest level of purity. That means no added dies, perfumes, etc. No junk in our products!

Marilee
Feb 18, 2017

Hey! I recently purchased a bar of unscented soap and an unscented sugar scrub and love them! Plus the free sample honey grapefruit bar soap is very nice. I was wondering where y’all get your essential oils from?

Mary Presler
Feb 02, 2017

hello….I just placed an order and so excited to get it. I love natural soaps and have done some research on the benefit of natural vs. chemical. I am curious of the source of essential oils you use in your soaps. I have researched that some essential oils are still not good for you as they contain dyes, perfumes, etc. and are not 100% essential oils. Can you give me some info on what you use?
Thank You so Much!
Jodi

jodi lorenzen
Nov 28, 2016

Looks like a great family busines that I would like to support. I was concerned to see you use palm oil. Please consider offering a substitute oil. Many of us refuse to use it because of its devastating results. Since you seem educated and care about health I thought you might find this information interesting. I am curious which brand of essential oil you use. Since many of them use synthetic fillers. I use an organic good grade from a reputable company.
Best wishes with your business and lovely family

http://wwf.panda.org/what_we_do/footprint/agriculture/palm_oil/

Tessa

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