As we launch our Minty Mineral Hydration Mist, we thought we would delve into the aromatherapy benefits of Peppermint and Palo Santo, and the energy and lore of Aquamarine crystal, a little deeper.
Miranda carefully chose the revitalising aromas of Peppermint and Palo Santo to “feel like you’re at a spa,” and Aquamarine crystal to “soothe your skin and your spirit.”
We love it for the revitalizing qualities to awaken and refresh the mind, while calming and soothing the skin.
One study has said that when inhaled, the aroma of Peppermint boosts energy, improves memory and alertness, and inspires greater productivity.
Naturopaths have long prescribed Peppermint leaf and oil to ease headaches and nausea, soothe aching muscles, and calm seasonal allergies. This is due to its antimicrobial, antiviral, antiseptic, anti-fungal, and anti-inflammatory properties; to name a few.
Peppermint is highly beneficial when it comes to skincare. To invite a natural glow, balance oil flow, and quell inflammation. Which can offer great relief for reactive complexions prone to break outs. It is also a natural cooling aid for sunburned skin and to stimulate hair growth, thicken hair follicles, and reduce split-ends when massaged into the scalp.
There is little wonder why Peppermint has been a go-to remedy for centuries—and will likely continue to be.
A sweetly scented wood to help clear and reset energy, inspire clarity and creativity, and soothe the mind. Palo Santo has long been revered by shamans, saints, and sages as a spiritual scent to transform negative energy into clarity and purpose.
“Holy Wood” is the English known translation from Spanish—and when you smell its pure scent it will come as no surprise. Many shamans also believe the sacred scent to magnetize benevolence and the peace that aligns with it.
The rich history of this aroma is rooted in ancient Incan tradition, in a ceremonious ritual known as smudging. The fragrance of the Palo Santo wood is reached by burning over a small seashell. The lingering smoke is brushed over a person’s aura with a sacred feather, and a blessing given by a shaman healer.
This same practice is now seen in modern day Peru as well as Ecuador, yet widely adopted by a myriad of cultures around the world. It’s an effective way to purify personal energy, recharge crystals and spiritual tools, and invite harmony to the home and workspace as well.
We’ve used this scent in a Certified Organic essential oil to bring these ancient practices, and this heavenly aroma, to your every day.
We love this crystal for the harmonious energy it holds, akin to a tranquil ocean. The name Aquamarine is translated from “aqua marina,” in Latin, to mean “sea water,” or “water of the sea.” The connection of the ocean is also seen in the deep aqua and blues hues of this precious gemstone.
Known as the “Mermaid Stone,” this crystal has a wonderful mythology attached to it. Ancient lore speaks of the stone being washed ashore in treasure chests, owned by goddesses of the sea. It is written through history that Aquamarine was used as protection by sailors for safe passage across stormy seas. There are also fables of ancient cultures using this crystal to overcome the fear of drowning.
With its rich oceanic history, Aquamarine is said to generate tranquillity by carrying the soothing vibration of a calm ocean within it.
It is also quite an interesting parallel, that as our bodies are made primarily of water—when we align to the calming nature of this stone—we may be able to invite equilibrium for our health and well-being.
Following the same sentiment, we love Aquamarine to quieten a noisy mind, inspire mental clarity, and bring about inner calm.
For this reason, we’ve included a crystal in every bottle of our new Minty Mineral Hydration Mist, as well as energising the blend with this precious gemstone during the manufacturing process.
We think you will love this, like we do!
KORA Organics xxx