Peppermint | menthol | pine, fur, & spruce | may help aches, pains, and migraines
Apply this roller to temples, nape of neck, chest, &/or wrists to feel empowered! The essential oils mix with your body's natural odor & can be used as a natural cologne!
After the success of our Washy-Garami Natural Bar Soap with our jiu jitsu friends, I decided that we needed another scent to compliment it. Niaouli oil was my first thought, as it had been suggested with the initial design of Washy-Garami, but didn't make it in the final scent blend. I also knew I wanted something intensely refreshing and cooling, so peppermint oil and complimenting scents were going to be my friend.
Originally called Recovery (that's what I wanted it to be for, relaxing sore muscles, like an express Epsom salt bath), we changed the name to Chilly Willy, because that was what we were calling it behind the scenes and it was way funnier and cooler.
I wanted to make this blend a little extra cooling, like the bar soap, and I also wanted it to serve a dual purpose, so I decided to add menthol into the roller ball! Menthol is a popular additive in many "freeze balms" as it is a powerful coolant. Scientists have studied this and have concluded that menthol first acts as a counter irritant by stimulating your pain receptors and then desensitizes them *1 (see "Sources").
Data & Conclusion:
Menthol, coupled with powerfully cooling essential oils, like peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender spike, provide a lovely scent along with amazing benefits.
Materials used in these experiments:
Hemp seed oil, [Niaouli (Melaleuca quinquenervia viridiflora), lemon eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora), eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), peppermint (Mentha x piperita), balsam fir (Abies balsamea), lavender spike (Lavandula latifolia), scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris), white sage (Salvia apiana), basil (Ocimum basilicum), and black spruce (Picea mariana) essential oils], menthol (7.5%).
*1 : The role and mechanism of action of menthol in topical analgesic products
This pocket sized diffuser packs a mighty refreshing punch for my headaches and smells Devine. A must have, especially when dealing with people, lol!
But seriously, a top line product compared to other name brand oils, I’ll continue to buy from Herbal Hannah!