As the Fourth of July approaches, we’re bombarded with public service messages about the dangers of fireworks. We all need to heed these warnings. And as an LA-based company, our Essio team is especially vigilant about the danger of wildfires in our crispy-dry high-desert urban ecosphere.

But the biggest fire isn’t in the a scrubby canyon or dry hillside: it’s happening inside our bodies, and it’s called inflammation. Essential oils for inflammation are the newest breakthrough in holistic self-care, and may offer solutions to an array of physiological and even emotional issues– yet essential oils for inflammation as a form of treatment have been around for thousands of years!

They key phrase in inflammation is, of course, flame. Inflammation in a flesh-wound, for instance, feels like it’s on fire. Ditto for an area of the body which is filled with nerve-endings, like eyes and skin. This is why a sunburn feels like your entire dermis is blazing like the sun itself.

This fiery imagery applies to other forms of inflammation, too. It is now believed by Western medicine that many common conditions, including heart disease, diabetes and hypertension, are caused or worsened by internal systemic inflammation.

Essential oils for inflammation  may be used to ease inflammation of all kinds, including internal systemic inflammation. This does not mean, though, that all essential oils for inflammation may be taken orally. Consult with your health care practitioner thoroughly before consuming any essential oils for inflammation, or essential oils for any other reason. Some may be added to food and water, but the quality and quantity of essential oils used for inflammation must be very specifically identified and monitored. Also be aware than many essential oils are toxic to pets, so remember that these are powerful substances which produce real effects and must be used carefully in their undiluted forms.

When blended by master blenders and created for inhalation, essential oils for inflammation are highly beneficial. Essential oils for inflammation are the basis of Essio’s aromatherapy collection– we’ve created six signature blends to address six specific physical, mental and emotional states. In one way or another, all of these blends act to offset inflammation, as well as deliver other health and wellness benefits.

Experiencing essential oils for inflammation is easy with Essio aromatherapy for the shower. Just attach an Essio pod to your shower, tilt the pod into the water of your shower, and inhale the microveil of essential oils.

Aromatherapists maintain that many of the 100% USDA certified organic botanicals used in Essio aromatherapy blends for the shower reduce inflammation by inhibiting the production of COX-2, the enzymes responsible for inflammation and associated pain.

Essio aromatherapy blends for the shower contain essential oils for inflammation and help support natural sleep, stress-reduction, and overall immune system health.

A few superstar essential oils for inflammation used in our blends include:

CINNAMON — in Essio PASSION blend. For balancing blood-sugar. Some say its warming, spicy essence attracts wealth and a feeling of abundance.

EUCALYPTUS — in Essio BREATHE blend. Expectorant, loosens mucus, opens respiration, ideal for nasal and lung irritation.

ROSE — in Essio PASSION blend. Invites unconditional love of self, and more receptiveness to the love of others.

BERGAMOT — in Essio CLEAR, UNWIND, WISDOM and NIGHT blends. Helps us release our need for control, and allows us to surrender and trust.

PEPPERMINT — in Essio BREATHE blend. The name relates to the Latin word “mente”, for thought. Helpful when trying to overcome fears, especially fear of motion, such as flying or other forms of travel.

FRANKINCENSE — in Essio WISDOM blend. Helps center and ground, creating a feeling of security. Allows us to transcend the needs of a grasping ego.

LAVENDER — in Essio CLEAR, PASSION, UNWIND, and NIGHT blends. This calming, purifying essence is the gold-standard across all aromatherapy practice. Supports the repair of tissue and capillary strength.

GERANIUM — in Essio WISDOM blend. Reduces edema, helps release negative memories and fear of abandonment.

This summer, keep yourself, your loved ones and your community safe by preventing fires– and support your health and well-being with essential oils for inflammation.