The clean, woody fragrance of white tea essential oil is sought after all over the world.
It is renown for its soothing, mellow and relaxing properties, which is why it is so coveted in the practice of aromatherapy.
Its moniker derives from a silvery substance that coats the leaves and unopened buds of the camellia sinensis plant, which is only harvested for a few weeks each spring (mid March to early April) and only on those days that are not humid or rainy.
White tea can only live up to its name if it comes from China’s Fujian province.
White Tea has a rich and colorful history. Its earliest forms appeared during the age of China’s imperial dynasties (600 to 1300 AD).
Tea drinking and tea culture flourished during this era, and citizens became accustomed to paying an annual tribute to the Emperors in the form of the rarest and finest teas grown across the land.
This behest was made by extracting the youngest and most delicate buds from the finest tea plants.
Secret gardens thrived in which the rare and worthy teas were lovingly cultivated to become imperial favorites.
There were served to royalty by virgins wearing white gloves as a symbol of honor and respect. Poets of the day extolled these teas, referring to them as being “white like the clouds, green like a dream, pure like snow, and as aromatic as an orchid.”
It wasn’t until the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), that the royal court ruled that only loose leaf white tea could be served as a tribute to the emperor.
This altered understanding of white tea processing and its preparation forever.
The white tea that we know today is made with minimal processing and is known as a “raw” tea.
It is believed to contain higher amounts of beneficial properties than either black or green teas. Uplifting and ethereal, white tea essential oil has a fragrance that is sought after by both men and women and it can be worn day or night.
Aromatherapy dates back to the herbal practices of the ancient world and the early civilizations of China, Egypt, Rome and Greece
The application of essential oils to cosmetics, perfumes, salves, and ointments foreshadowed the practice of aromatherapy, but the pseudoscience that we know today actually only developed over the course of the past hundred years
It all began when a French chemist and perfumer, René Gattefossé, burned his hands in a lab accident and rinsed the burns with lavender essence, whereupon healing began the next day.
In 1937, he published his classic work, Aromatherapie, coining that word. It cemented its reputation as “the healing art” in the 1960s with the introduction of Swedish massage.
The practice of using these precious oils for therapeutic benefits dates back thousands of years.
The Chinese utilized white tea as the principal ingredient in an an elixir that was believed to promote health and vitality.
When inhaled, the scent molecules in the essential oils flow from the olfactory nerves directly to the brain, and impact specifically its emotional core (the limbic system).
White tea essential oils are beloved and particularly popular in the practice of aromatherapy because their clean, woody scents have the ability to promote both a general sense of wellbeing and to soothe and alleviate symptoms of anxiety, insomnia, depression, asthma and colds.
White tea essential oil is often used in aromatherapy practices, but it is important to remember the words of Donna Newton, a behavioral health therapist at Mirmont Treatment Center, part of Main Line Health in Exton, PA:
“Not all essential oils are created equal, and buying the right product will make a world of difference when using them to help… It is very, very important to educate yourself on how to use essential oils.“
Equally important is to buy quality oils from providers such as the experts at Air ScentDiffusers who specialize in their formulation.
White tea essential oil is known to provide help with the following conditions:
According to Donna Newton, stress and anxiety affect both heart and respiratory rates which result in shallow breathing, a quicker pulse and a rush of adrenaline.
Certain essential oils have the ability to curtail or even prevent these responses.
Chakras are energy centers in the body that are associated with certain psycho-emotional functions.
The word derives from the Sanskrit and means “disk” or “wheel.” Each of these hubs correspond to certain nerve bundles and major organs in the body.
Open chakras translates into the smooth flow of energy and white tea essential oil helps to recalibrate these centers.
White Tea essential oil is known to reduce the bacteria that gets lodged on the skin.
It can be used as a spot treatment, but when it is applied all over the face, it soothes the inflammation and redness that is often caused by acne.
Just mix two drops of the oil in a glass of water and apply to the skin with a cotton ball.
No essential oil should ever be applied directly to the face without first diluting with water.
Due to the fact that the application of white tea essential oil allows for calming and soothing the ambient atmosphere, it properties make it easier to enter a meditative state, encouraging sound sleep patterns.
Although more research is needed to verify the extent to which white tea essential oil affects human health, its salubrious aspects as an essential oil in perfume are well known and include mood enhancement and stress reduction.
Our sense of smell plays an important role in the physiological effects of mood, stress, and working capacity.
Electrophysiological studies have indicated that various fragrances had visible effects on spontaneous brain activities and cognitive functions, which were measured by an electroencephalograph (EEG).
Over the course of the last twenty years, numerous scientific studies investigated the effect of the inhalation of aroma on human brain functions.
Results suggested that scents played a significant role in olfactory stimulation by altering cognition, mood, and social behavior.
The following diffuser oils and refills fragrances developed and sold by Air Scent Diffusers are among the most popular.
Santal White Tea Aroma Diffuser Oil (Coming Soon
Exotic and redolent, this fragrance opens with a top note streaming with aspects of piquant, citrusy and light bergamot, slightly sugary and woody-nuanced cardamom, fruity iris and minty, honeyed and green eucalyptus.
These facets soon fold into a heart note characterized by sweet, clean white tea, dusty, somewhat woody violet, whispers of musky, passionate rose and lush, elegant vanilla.
The scent finishes with elements of sensual, aromatic musk, spicy and verdant cashmere, warm, dry and slightly oily cedar wood and creamy sandalwood.
White Tea Aroma Diffuser Oil
This beguiling, restful and luscious Far Eastern fragrance, whose moniker derives from the silvery hairs found on the unopened buds of the Chinese tea plant, unfolds with a burst of uplifting citrus.
These aspects soon drift into a soft middle note featuring dreamy, romantic rose, rich, sugary jasmine petal and exotic green white tea bud.
A base note dominated by sensual, and powdery white musk completes this scent.
White Tea And Bamboo (coming soon)
This fragile, mellow and earthy blend opens with facets of sweet, fresh bergamot, rich, spicy ginger and somewhat sugary, soft and woody Copaiba balsam oil.
These elements gently drift into a heart note bouquet marked by romantic, musky rose, intoxicating jasmine and floral, erotic ylang ylang.
The fragrance completes with a base note characterized by aspects of dry, woody, and redolent bamboo.
White Tea and Thyme
A crisp, clean fragrance streaming with captivating herbal top notes that are softened by the peaceful simplicity of white tea.
These aromatic strands soon surrender to a middle note comprised of haunting jasmine, romantic and redolent rose petals and spicy, pungent sage.
Base notes of strong, hot, herbaceous thyme, balsamic, woodsy cedar and sensual musk complete the scent.
White Tea And Fig Air Wisp Refill
This mellow amalgam capturing the essence of fresh white tea unfolds with a burst of energizing lemon coupled with green herbal and calming, sea-inspired aquamarine.
These aspects soon morph into a floral heart note bouquet characterized by the smooth and woody undertones of Muquet, intense jasmine, romantic rose, powdery violet and green, honeyed and very sweet figs.
A base note of sugary, earthy musk and woody tones complete this memorable fragrance.
White Tea Scentsia
These refills are customized for the ambient scenting and odor control of any large interior space via the application of the Aroma Beam diffuser system.
This relaxing and mellow fragrance streams with an opening flow of citrus that soon folds into a soft floral heart note of dreamy, passionate and musky rose, sweet, rich jasmine petal and exotic white tea bud.
A base note featuring aromatic and sensual white musk and woody elements complete this compelling formulation.
White Tea Wafer
The fantasy unfolds with a top note marked by nuances of citrus and soon drifts into middle note facets of soft floral rose, sugary, rich jasmine petal and exotic white tea bud.
These elements fade into a finishing base note comprised of earthy and woody white musk.
Try one of our many white tea-infused fragrances and transform your interior into a relaxing, sweet smelling haven of peace and tranquility!
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