Vitruvi - Aromatherapy Oil Balance - 0.33 oz. (10 mL)
Vitruvi Aromatherapy Oil balanced blend of sweet fennel, fresh peppermint and calming lavender helps create an escape throughout your day. Aromatherapy Oil Balance ingredients are sourced globally and blended by hand in Vancouver, Canada. Vitruvi Aromatherapy Oil Balance is free of all parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes.
- Blended in 100% pure Italian Sweet Almond Oil, Apricot Seed Oil, and Castor Oil
- Free of all parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes.
- Against animal testing
Scent Description: Feminine + Sweet+ Herbaceous
Founded by brother & sister team, Sean & Sara Panton, Vitruvi is a modern aromatherapy company bringing the science of scent to a new generation. With a young and talented team in their Vancouver, Canada office you can expect the iconic Vitruvi aesthetic, random new experiments with plants and hip-hop music on pretty much all the time.
The inspiration to create Vitruvi happened when Sara was in medical school and learned about the olfactory cranial nerve. She became fascinated by the concept of using scent strategically throughout the day to help solidify rituals and habits through scent association. Scent association is the way the brain and body associate different tasks and moments of a day to specific scents.
She and Sean started experimenting with the concept of these modern rituals and the scents that would pair with them. They launched a simple website and in two years have grown the company to share stories from around the world about peoples daily rituals, the beautiful history and teachings from plants, as well as create unique aromas through complex new formation methods.
The oils used in Vitruvi products are sourced from 30+ countries. They extract the best botanicals from the best places they grow; from France to Madagascar quality is Vitruvi most important attribute and they enjoy sharing the stories from the cultures they come from. Vitruvi is constantly experimenting with rare oils such as peru balsam, rose absolutely, neroli, myrtle, and cyprus as well as and resins that allow them to create unique aromas that you are likely not to experience anywhere else in the world.
Vitruvi take pride to ensure the stability and longevity of each blend is monitored. By using non photo-reactive oils, the highest grade of purity, and unique oils such as rose absolute, and pure neroli. The oils are gathered in small batches and bottled in environmentally friendly packaging. Vitruvi team is incredibly passionate about plants, and about creating beautiful and sophisticated products that are made with the best ingredients from around the world. Their hope is that Vitruvi becomes a resource for you to learn about essential oils and their benefits as well as the cultures from the countries they are sourced. There is beauty in ritual, in the simple daily rituals that connect people around the world.
Eucalyptus | China
Origin: 35.0000° N, 103.0000°
Steam distilled from leaves, a refreshing natural antiseptic with decongestant properties that help to promote breathing & alertness.
Roman Chamomile | UK
Origin: 51.5000° N, 0.1167° W
A very calming extract used for hundreds of years as a natural sedative. Chamomile is extracted from flowers and results in a clear extract that has a slightly powdery scent that is soothing and comforting.
Ylang Ylang | Madagscar
Origin: 20.0000° S, 47.0000° E
A calming and uplifting floral note used to bridge masculine and feminine tones
Vanilla | France | 47.0000° N, 2.0000° E
A sweet note from vanilla bean helps to marry smoky masculine undertones
Cardamom | India | 21.0000° N, 78.0000° E
Used traditionally in Indian Ayurvedic medicine to warm the heart both physically & emotionally
Cinnamon | Madagascar | 7.0000° N, 81.0000° E
A warming base note that promotes circulation
Lime | USA | 38.8833° N, 77.0167° W
Extracted from organic lime peels energizes & refreshes and helps promote circulation & movement of lymph
Grapefruit | USA | 38.8833° N, 77.0167° W
Refreshing top note and natural antiseptic used in physical activity to prevent water retention & lactic acid
Peppermint | India | 21.0000° N, 78.0000° E
Organic oil that helps to both warm & cool the skin and prevent inflammation
Basil | India | 21.0000° N, 78.0000° E
Clean and fresh earthy middle note pressed from basil leaves helps to focus energy
Lemongrass | India | 21.0000° N, 78.0000° E
A fresh middle note that sharpens focus, prompts clear rational thought and motivates energy
Clove | Indonesia | 6.1750° S, 106.8283° E
Topically warming, a spicy note helps clear the mind and decrease inhibitions
Petitgrain | Italy | 41.9000° N, 12.4833° E
A unique citrus top note that helps to soften and blend sharp and smoky undertones
Myrtle | Tunisia | 34.0000° N, 9.0000° E
A unique herb native to Northern Africa, a clean scent with properties that help reduce inflammation
Rosewood | Brazil | 15.7833° S, 47.8667° W
A rare base note extracted from the core of the rosewood tree, giving it grounding & centering properties
Spruce | Canada | 45.4000° N, 75.6667° W
A grounding base note that helps to promote deep restorative breath
Tea Tree | Australia | 35.3080° S, 149.1245° E
A clean botanical extract used for thousands of years for its natural antiseptic & refreshing properties
Lavender | France | 47.0000° N, 2.0000° E
Natural calming & antimicrobial properties of lavender calms nerves, adjusts the body to timezone, regulates sleep while traveling.
When essential oils (or any scent) are inhaled through the nose aromatic molecules are carried through the lining of the nasal cavity via small olfactory nerves where millions of sensory neurons lie in a strip of tissue called the olfactory epithelium. The tips of these cells contain proteins called receptors that bind odor molecules. The receptors are like locks and the keys to open these locks are the odor molecules that float past.
People have about 450 different types of olfactory receptors (for comparison, dogs have about two times as many). Once an odour molecule binds to a receptor, it initiates an electrical signal that travels from the sensory neurons to the olfactory bulb (a structure at the base of the forebrain that relays the signal to other brain areas for additional processing). This signal goes to an area on the piriform cortex, a collection of neurons located just behind the olfactory bulb that works to identify the smell. Smell information also goes to the thalamus, a structure that serves as a relay station for all of the sensory information coming into the brain. The thalamus is the "switchboard" of the brain and quickly sends the impulse to specific regions of the brain depending on the type of scent molecule.
The quick signals from the thalamus to different parts of the brain are what conjure up emotions and even specific memories, like when a whiff of cologne at a department store reminds you of an former boyfriend. This happens because the thalamus sends smell information to the hippocampus and amygdala, key brain regions involved in learning and memory. The effects of some scents such as citrus scent molecules can also travel to the pre-frontal cortex of the brain and affect wakefulness and decisiveness. The effects that certain scent molecules have on the receptors which they are places explain why we feel more energized after smelling coffee and citrus or more calm after smelling lavender. This occurs before the reasoning part of the brain can be cued and quick response to scent can explain why scent often affects our mood or sparks a memory without us being aware of why.