July Oil of the Month Reveal: Plai and Green Cognac - Everyday Essentials

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Plai and Green Cognac Essential Oils

July Oil of the Month Reveal: Plai and Green Cognac

It’s another double-trouble for our July Oil of the Month! This time we are bringing you two new treasures to enjoy – spicy, stimulating Plai and intriguing, relaxing Green Cognac. Both of these unique oils have a lot to offer, so let’s dive right in!

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Plai Essential Oil

Closely related to Ginger, Plai Essential Oil is a favorite for helping ease discomfort and support clear airways. Its aroma is more reminiscent of Eucalyptus than Ginger at first sniff, but notes of Ginger and Pepper pull through to create an incredibly complex and spicy scent.

Plai is cultivated in Thailand and has been used in the traditional medicine systems throughout much of Southeast Asia. Like Ginger, the essential oil is steam distilled from the plant’s rhizome. It is rich in the constituent sabinene, which not only contributes to Plai’s woody and peppery aroma, but is known to help reduce inflammation. A second big player in Plai’s chemical makeup is terpinen-4-ol, another great constituent that helps with uncomfortable inflammatory issues. You may have an idea about where this is going — Plai is an incredible choice for inflammatory conditions, such as discomfort from stiff joints or muscles. It’s also a great one to reach for when stomach troubles are bringing you down, particularly for menstrual cramps and gas. 

Finally, Plai can be stimulating and energizing while also helping to bring balance to your emotions. It also helps support a healthy immune system during times of seasonal illness, so using Plai in the diffuser is a great way to help keep the air clean so you stay healthy! It’s even gentle enough to use around kids, pups, and pregnant or nursing mothers.

Plai and Green Cognac Essential Oils

Some Things to Know

  • Country of Origin: Thailand
  • Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 2-3 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 0.5-3% in a carrier.
  • KidSafe: Yes
  • Pregnancy Safe: Yes
  • Nursing Safe: Yes
  • Pup & Pony Approved: Yes
  • Shelf Life: 3-4 Years
  • Blends well with: Basil, Bergamot, Black Pepper, Cardamom, Roman Chamomile, Elemi, Geranium, Ginger Root CO2, Pink Grapefruit, Jasmine Absolute, Lavender, Lemongrass, Sweet Marjoram, Peppermint, Rosemary 1,8-Cineole, Sandalwood, Tea Tree.
  • Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Give Plai a try with this Sore Joint Lotion DIY

What you’ll need

What you’ll do

  1. Measure out 2 ounces of Unscented Aloe & Shea Lotion
  2. Add essential oils and mix well
  3. Pour into a 2-ounce bottle and apply to sore, achy joints as needed

Plai and Green Cognac Essential Oils

Green Cognac Essential Oil

Produced from the wine precipitate known as “lees,” Green Cognac Essential Oil is extracted through steam distillation to produce an excellent essential oil reminiscent of fine wines or liqueurs. It has a dark and luxurious aroma that is dry and fruity, with a harsh tartness. Therapeutically, Green Cognac is uplifting and relaxing, providing a sense of cozy comfort! 

The rich, boozy notes of Green Cognac have been used for centuries as a perfumery component. It brings an interesting tart wine-like aroma to essential oil blends, making this a unique addition to your collection if you love to create fun, intriguing fragrance blends. Try it alongside heady florals, like Jasmine Absolute or Ylang Ylang for a sweet, seductive perfume. Citrus oils, such as Bergamot, Lime, and Lemon, can help round out the sharper notes of Green Cognac and give it a bright, mood-boosting aroma. 

Some Things to Know

  • Country of Origin: USA, France
  • Directions: Aromatic – Diffuse using 3-4 drops per 100 mL of water or use in a personal inhaler. Topical – Dilute to 1-2% in a carrier.
  • KidSafe: No
  • Pregnancy Safe: No
  • Nursing Safe: No
  • Pup & Pony Approved: No
  • Shelf Life: 2-3 Years
  • Cautions: Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. External use only.

Have you given Green Cognac a chance in your blending? Let us know in the comments below! We love to swap recipes and inspire each other to blend outside the box! 

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