HOA is pleased to introduce Aroma Zen, our very own essential oil blend that combines the heavenly scents of vanilla, magnolia, Hawaiian sandalwood, Omani myrrh, Omani sacred frankincense and Bulgarian rose.
Over the past years, HOA co-creator Suraya Sam has experimented with different essential oil combinations in search of the perfect blend that resonates the most with the HOA community. She thinks this blend is THE ONE! Aroma Zen is charged with the sound of the Gongs, Mantras and placed within our Amethyst cave to raise its vibrational frequency - which makes it extra special and highly suited for sacred ritual or ceremony. Not only does this high vibrational blend smell amazing, each oil was also picked based on its therapeutic qualities. Read on to learn about the benefits of each component:
The sweet, warm scent of Vanilla is well known for its relaxing and tranquillising properties. When used in aromatherapy, Vanilla showed great potential in reducing anxiety and depression, and can also be used to boost libido. When used topically, it can inhibit bacteria as well as prevent and reverse skin damage caused by free radicals as it is rich in antioxidants. It also has compounds which fight infections that may cause fever, and can help to reduce inflammation.
Magnolia essential oil is a floral and soothing aroma that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to create a sense of balance in the body. It is known to lower the release of the stress hormone cortisol, which thus reduces anxiety, promotes relaxation and acts as a natural sedative. When applied topically, Magnolia is a nourishing tonic for the skin, and works as an excellent moisturiser to smoothen fine lines and wrinkles. It also triggers cellular regeneration and stimulates blood flow for luminous skin.
Sandalwood is popular for its spicy and uplifting aroma, but it is also valued in Ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine for its numerous benefits in managing ailments such as the common cold, digestive problems and mental health concerns. Modern research has also suggested that Sandalwood can increase alertness, manage anxiety, support wound healing and fight bacteria. A study also found that our skin contain olfactory receptors for sandalwood that when activated, appeared to promote skin cell growth.
With a warm, woody scent, Myrrh is scientifically known for its ability to kill bacteria and stimulate the immune system to produce more white blood cells. Traditionally, Myrrh was used to treat skin wounds and infections, and was an effective remedy to combat pain and swelling. Myrrh oil contains compounds that interact with opioid receptors in the brain to alleviate pain. Myrrh also blocks the production of inflammatory chemicals that can lead to swelling and pain.
Omani Sacred Frankincense
Frankincense essential oil has an earthy, balsamic aroma that is highly revered in religious traditions for its ability to increase spirituality and inner strength. Frankincense can be used topically to support skin health, with research showing its effectiveness in killing some types of cancer cells. Frankincense may also boost the immune system, reduces chronic stress & anxiety, and reduces pain & inflammation.
The uplifting floral aroma of Rose is perhaps the star of the blend due to it being the highest frequency essential oil. Research has found that the scent of Rose oil may stimulate the brain to release endorphins, and can play a part in pain reduction. Subsequently, anxiety levels and symptoms of depressions are alleviated, while feelings of relaxation are promoted. Rose oil also stimulates the brain to release dopamine, which spurs an increase in sexual desire. As a topical remedy, Rose oil contains both antibacterial and anti-fungal properties.