Amber essential oil is one of those oils that is found in many everyday products but no one is aware or familiar with what it does. It has no real fragrance of its own but amber essential oil blends well with scents such as sandalwood and frankincense. Though it may not be the first oil you think of when considering what to use in your daily routines, there are many proven benefits and uses of amber essential oil.
1. Boost Health
Amber oil has antibacterial properties and may help to boost the immune system. Since this oil blends well with other antibacterial oils such as sandalwood, it can help prevent infections if applied topically within a carrier oil. It may also help clear the lungs as an expectorant. Pairing amber oil with other oils such as eucalyptus may be helpful in easing the symptoms of lung infections. (1)
Amber can be diffused directly into the air, but can also be paired with frankincense, another resin based oil. Add a few drops to water and breath when you feel a bit of chest congestion.
2. Ease Depression and Anxiety
Essential oils can be a complementary treatment for anxiety and depression. These conditions may be caused by inflammation in the brain and, in turn, the brain either does not produce or process the hormones needed for proper mood regulation. Amber oil has anti-inflammatory properties which reduce the body’s reaction in the brain and allows for relaxation and focus. (2)
Diffuse amber oil with lavender to have a truly relaxing experience and help manage the symptoms of depression and anxiety.
3. Increase Libido
The substances found in amber have various effects on two different areas which may affect libido. This can be anxiety, which impacts performance by increasing nervousness and blood flow. By affecting both circulation and the symptoms of anxiety, amber essential oil can help increase the libido. (4)
Use amber as an addition to massage oil and revel in an intimate massage with your partner. This oil should also mix well with ylang-ylang, which has also been proven to help relax and arouse.
4. Home Deodorizer
There are many elements to the air that can create unpleasant odors in our homes, and essential oils can be a healthy way to deodorize without spraying chemicals into the air which may affect our bodies in other ways. Some molds and bacteria survive in the air, giving rise to pervasive odors and even causing respiratory irritation. (1)
Amber essential oil has anti-bacterial properties which can kill the mold and bacteria in the air, helping to keep the air fresher. This benefit can be paired with other oils such as orange or lemon since amber oil blends well with many other oils. Diffusing this oil in your home should improve the aroma and perhaps even ameliorate some breathing issues.
Reduce Pain and Inflammation
Our bodies are exposed to stress every day and react with various forms of inflammation. Pain is often a symptom of inflammation, and once inflammation is treated, the pain is diminished as well. One of the many elements of amber oil are sesquiterpenes which are substances shown to have an effect on the reduction of inflammation. (3)
Applying amber oil with a mix of peppermint and turmeric may ease arthritic joints and temporarily stop the pain of wounds.
Amber Fragrance Oil Increases Blood Circulation
When you don’t have good circulation, you may notice that your extremities like your hands and feet are routinely cold. This means that you’re not getting enough blood flow to and from these areas, and amber essential oil can help. This oil has stimulant properties that encourage great oxygenation and improved blood flow. In turn, this improves your overall circulation. (5)
Many people commonly use this oil topically, and they simply add two or three drops to their skin on their extremities and rub it in. The oil will soak through your skin and encourage good blood flow.