What Is Amber Oil
Amber oil is a special component obtained from natural amber. It is similar in its composition and properties to essential oils, especially those obtained from conifer trees: like them, it contains mostly terpenes and similar hydrocarbons, and has a characteristic tart and tarry aroma. Terpenes are organic compounds that are part of resins and balms. Their presence in amber oil is natural, since amber is a fossil resin formed by Pinus Succinifera, ancient conifer trees of the Upper Cretaceous and Paleogene periods. Buy Amber Oil Online at weed dispensary store
Hardened and petrified more than forty million years ago, amber resin still contains a number of monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, ethers, alcohols and ketones that were characteristic of Pinus Succinifera; their presence can be explained by relatively low temperatures of amber formation allowing for the preservation of these volatile compounds.
The composition of amber essential oil is complex and may include dozens of different terpenes and other hydrocarbon compounds. Among them are caparratriene, derivatives of azulene, aromadendrene, longipinene, borneol, camphor, isolongifolol, thunbergol, fenchol and other terpenes and terpene derivatives. Some of those are responsible for anti-inflammatory and antibacterial effects of amber oil. Among other compounds obtained by melting amber, some components of coal tar can also be mentioned.
Uses Of Amber Oil
Amongst the other uses for amber essential oil are: Buy Amber Oil Online at weed dispensary store
- As an aphrodisiac
- To relieve pain
- To treat respiratory issues
So then – ready to hear all about them?
1. As An Aphrodisiac
According to some people, amber essential oil is brilliant for helping you to spice up your love life. Some believe that it triggers the release of hormones in the body, stimulating desire. Now, we should say right off the bat that science is a little choppy on this, so whether or not there’s a scientific basis is still open to question. Personally here at Melt we guess that, like so many other things, it comes down to a matter of personal experience!
We know one thing for certain though – when diffused or massaged into the skin (after careful dilution, of course), amber essential oil gives off a truly delightful aroma, and its storied history in perfumery hints at its alluringness. If nothing else, there’s a case to be made that even the act of massaging can get you in the right mood!
2. To Relieve Pain and Physical Stress
Amber essential oil is also said to have analgesic properties. Traditionally, it’s been used as a topical remedy to soothe aching muscles, eliminate spasms, and relieve inflammation. There’s a couple of ways you can apply it – you might want to use it topically to relieve local pain, or dilute it with carrier oil to make a soothing massage blend. Even if it’s only a placebo, as some have claimed, it certainly makes a very pleasant one!
3. For Your Respiratory System
A further, perhaps lesser-known use for amber essential oil is to treat a number of respiratory issues such as asthma or cold symptoms. One option is to massage a few drops of it into your chest for relief, although again we have to stress that the oil absolutely has to be diluted first. In its pure form, essential oil is so highly concentrated that it can actually burn your skin, so always make sure you dilute it!
Another option is to inhale its soothing vapors. For this, you’ll want to fill your sink or washing bowl with hot water, add a few drops, cover the back of your head and upper torso with a towel and then lean over the bowl and inhale the vapours deeply. Who knows, you might be surprised at how well it can work!
If you’d like to enjoy it without all that, of course, you can always take your pick from the wide variety of handmade luxury scented candles in stock here at our little shop on the farm – not least of all Nocturne and Angel, just to give you a taste! Why not pop into our little shop on the farm, and see what we’ve got on the shelves? Buy nemat Amber Oil Online at weed dispensary store