Chemistry of AromaTouch®


Introduction

AromaTouch®, doTERRA’s proprietary massage blend, has the unique ability to lessen tension and provide comforting and relaxing effects. This blend combines the essential oils of Cypress, Peppermint, Marjoram, Basil, Grapefruit, and Lavender. Many of the oils in this blend are known for their calming properties and have been used for many years to promote feelings of tranquility.
 

Uses:

  • Apply to neck and shoulders to promote feelings of relaxation and lessen tension or use with a carrier oil for massage.
  • Give your loved one a hand massage using the AromaTouch Hand Technique and AromaTouch Massage Blend.
  • Add to Epsom salts and enjoy soaking in a hot bath. 

Recently, extensive research has been conducted to help substantiate the soothing effect of these oils. One study examining Cypress, Marjoram, and Lavender showed the ability of these oils to reduce anxious feelings when combined with a massage. Additionally, it was found that massage with these oils not only helped with feelings of relaxation, but also promoted healthy circulation.Another study looking at the effects of Lavender and Marjoram showed that by simply inhaling the oils participants were able to ease anxious feelings.2


Another oil found in AromaTouch Message Blend, Basil, has been known to provide profound benefits to the mind and body due to its high linalool content. When used along with Peppermint essential oil, Basil has the ability to reduce stress and feelings of mental fatigue, according to research.3


Lavender provides a great floral scent to this blend and has a myriad of health benefits to offer. It is perhaps best known for its calming effects. Research has discovered that Lavender essential oil is able to reduce cortisol, a known stress hormone.4 Interestingly, another study showed that when combined with massage and music, Lavender has been shown to help reduce anxious feelings.5 Given that these studies were able to find positive results, the research most certainly merits the use of Lavender essential oil in managing the stress of everyday life.


Lastly, the aroma of citrus essential oil is a great way to uplift the mood due to the high levels of limonene. Grapefruit oil has the highest content of all the citrus oils containing up to 98 percent limonene. Most notably, Grapefruit essential oil possesses the ability to calm and promote a peaceful state.7,8


As you can see, each of the oils in this blend have the innate capacity to promote feelings of comfort and relaxation. The synergistic effect of these oils blended together when diffused or used in a massage will help enhance your mood and aromatherapy experience.

 
Individual Oil Benefits:


Cypress

  • Promotes vitality and energy

Peppermint

  • Reduces stress and mental fatigue

Marjoram

  • Calming properties
  • Soothing massage

Basil

  • Promotes mental alertness
  • Lessens occasional anxious feelings
  • Reduces stress and mental fatigue
  • Promotes feelings of calmness and relaxation

Grapefruit

  • Soothing massage
  • Uplifts mood

Lavender

  • Calming and relaxing properties
  • Reduces stress
  • Helps ease occasional anxious feelings 

 

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