Inside Information: Uplift Blend
Inside Information: Everyone™ Uplift Blend
Today we’re shining a spotlight on one of our favorite Everyone Aromatherapy Blends: Uplift. This woodsy, citrusy, floral party in a bottle is just what the doctor ordered if you’ve got a dark cloud looming over your mood.
Before we get into what makes this blend so wonderful, let’s refresh our memories on how aromatherapy works. It’s pretty simple – we call it the sensory superhighway. Our sense of smell is directly connected to our nervous system. That means the things we smell (good and bad) travel through our olfactory system, all the way to our limbic system in our brain. From there, these smells can impact the way we feel and even recall memories!
When you open up that sweet little bottle of Uplift and take a whiff, you’re breathing in 100% pure essential oils of Grapefruit, Orange, Cedarwood, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense, and Lavender. Here’s the skinny on those:
Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi): Cold pressed + sourced from USA
Orange (Citrus sinensis): Cold pressed + sourced from Italy
Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana): Steam distilled + sourced from USA
Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata): Steam distilled + sourced from Madagascar
Frankincense (Boswellia carterii): Steam distilled + sourced from Somalia
Lavender (Lavandula officinalis): Steam distilled + sourced from France
Aromatherapy works the same way whether you’re smelling one essential oil (we call this a single note) or a combination of a bunch of essential oils (we call these aromatherapy blends).
Uplift was dreamed up by our incredible R&D Department, home to two in-house cosmetic chemists, and our founder and resident alchemist Susan Griffin-Black. The goal was to create something beautiful and grounding yet refreshing and energizing. It was love at first whiff when earthy Cedarwood and Ylang Ylang met crisp Grapefruit and Orange. A little Lavender rounded things out perfectly and the Uplift blend was born.
Some essential oil hacks for this blend:
Uplift is a favorite among our staff for our DIY Aromatherapy Candles project. Use an Aromatherapy Diffuser with a few drops of Uplift in the morning and get your day off to a good start. Add a drop of Uplift to a quarter-sized dollop of Unscented Lotion or body oil for gentle sensory reminder throughout the day.
Take a deep breath. Ahh… that’s better.
Have questions about Uplift or other Everyone essential oils? Have an essential oil hack you’d love to share? Let us know in the comments below or find us on social @everyoneproducts. We can’t wait to hear from you!