Freshen Moisturizing Spray
Sweet Almond oil (Prunus dulcis), Safflower oil(Carthamus tinctorius), Fractionated Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera), Sesame oil (Sesamum indicum), Jojoba liquid wax (Simmondsia chinensis), Sunflower oil (Helicanthus annuus), Olive oil (Olea europaea), Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea), Geranium (Pelargonium x asperum), Wild Orange (Citrus sinensis), Coriander Seed (Coriandrum sativum), Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanoides), Jasmine Grandiflorum absolute,* Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata), Amyris (Amyris balsamifera), Copaiba (Copaifera langsdorfii), Cedarwood Atlas (Cedrus atlantica), Australian Sandalwood (Santalum spicatum), Sandalwood Mysore (Santalum album), Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Vitamin A (Retinol)
Children? Use with caution on children under 2 due to potential skin irritation issues with Ylang Ylang.
Available read-to-use as a spray diluted at 6.7% or undiluted (essential oils only) so you can add the carrier oil of your choice. See Size/Price for options.
Make your own SPRAY: Freshen is handy to use as a spray. To make a spray, simply decide on the appropriate dilution ratio, add the number of drops to the spray bottle, and then fill with the carrier oil of your choice. For example, for 5% Freshen in a 1oz bottle, put 50 drops Freshen in the bottle then fill to just below the shoulder of the bottle with carrier oil.
Kurt Schnaubelt PhD, founder and science director of the Pacific Institute of Aromatherapy, writes the following in regard to using essential oils vaginally: "According to Dr. Belaiche the use of suppositories (vaginal or rectal) presents a double benefit for aromatherapy treatments:
1. The essential oil acts topically (in-situ) if used for vaginal disorders.
2. The essential oil is absorbed readily by the afferent veins to the internal iliac vein, and by the pelvic-lymphatic system.
The adult dosage is 0.2 mL of essential oil per 2 mL carrier oil, which is a 9% dilution ratio.
Use to freshen, restore and lubricate. Safe for tender tissues; there may be a slight warming sensation.
Application Suggestions (See Essential Oil Usage) for general usage information.)
Apply topically as desired. Typically, one sprays a spray or two into the palm of one hand and uses the fingers of the other hand to swipe up the oil and insert into the vagina.
Freshen Essential Oils (not the spray): Dilute with a carrier. Maximum dermal use level is 7% due to potential skin irritating issues with Ylang Ylang.
*See SAFETY information at the bottom of this page.
1. I used Freshen Spray after I had my baby, and healed very quickly. It is pleasantly scented and very soothing. - E.C.
2. Freshen Spray is truly unique, and I am amazed at how well the oils work together. I have been using this blend on those most tenderest of female tissues and have found it soothing and healing. (I have had a chronic inflamed tearing in that area.) The side benefit of this oil is that it is quite a romantic blend in both its aroma as well as the warming sensation. I think Linda should market this one in a public arena. It's rare to get a healing ointment or feminine spray without all the added chemicals. The aroma lasts forever, and one does feel fresh all day long. - N.S.
3. Linda, you hit-the-mark creating this blend - it's unbelievable! Lubricating, romantic, beautiful, inspiring - I'm really at a loss for words. Thanks for consistently helping others with your creative intuition and servant's heart.
4. This blend has been such a blessing. It has a beautiful aroma, is sufficiently lubricating and has just enough "warming" sensation to make for a beautiful experience. Thank you for all you do to research and provide such wonderful oils and blends. - Tara
5. Thank you so much for your Freshen Spray! I have Lichen Sclerosus and summer can trigger flares. I ordered your Freshen Spray and used it all summer. I had no fissure tears, and no days where I had to stay inside and avoid activities at all. I hiked 6 miles without any problems! It has also helped with intimate moments with my husband, no flares or tears at all. This oil blend has changed my life. Blessings from a grateful customer. - K.
*Jasmine Grandiflorum is an absolute from India - Premium quality from the freshest flowers. Jasmine is actually an "essence" not an essential oil. Absolutes are solvent extracted products. They are produced by a multi-step process which involves first extracting the flower (or other biomass) with a non-polar solvent such as hexane. After the hexane is evaporated, a waxy product is obtained called the concrete. The concrete is then extracted using a polar solvent such as ethanol. The polarity of ethanol allows extraction of the volatile aromatics from the concrete while leaving behind the non-polar plant waxes which don't dissolve well in ethanol. Finally, the ethanol is evaporated to leave behind the absolute, which will typically have 1-5% ethanol remaining in it and sometimes a trace of hexane, depending on the method used.
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.
Ylang Ylang's maximum dermal use level should be 0.8% to avoid skin irritation issues. It is 0.45% in the spray, which is well-within the "safe" range. It is 6.7% in the essential-oil-only blend. Maximum dermal use level of the essential-oil-only blend is 7% due to potential skin irritating issues with Ylang Ylang.
Battaglia, Salvatore, The Complete Guide to Aromatherapy, 2002, page 324.
Tisserand, Robert; Young, Rodney, Essential Oil Safety: A Guide for Health Care Professionals, Elsevier Health Sciences UK 2nd Edition 2014, page 438.