Behale owner, Jessica Lutge, sat down with Grant Smith of The Jacksonville Buzz to discuss how Behale Organics has brought sustainability, traceability, and affordability to the forefront of the essential oils industry. Learn how the Behale team helps farmers in Africa grow strong and healthy crops, which in turn produce Behale's 100% USDA certified organic essential oils. Behale is determined to help Jacksonville stay strong and healthy! Follow Behale on Social Media to learn more. Facebook Instagram Pinterest
Ylang ylang oil, also known as Cananga odorata, is an essential oil. This oil is steam distilled from the flowers of cananga trees. Behale sources its Ylang ylang oil from Madagascar. Ylang ylang oil has the natural aroma chemical called Linalool. Studies show that Linalool has anti-inflammatory actions. This oil has a balancing effect on the skin and is good for all skin types. Behale organic Ylang ylang oil has a strong, sweet, and floral scent. This oil blends well with Lavender oil and Neroli oil. Use Ylang ylang oil in blends to benefit from its anti-inflammatory properties. Be sure to dilute Ylang ylang with a carrier oil before topical use. Ylang ylang oil can be overpowering so use it sparingly in blends.
Tea tree oil, also known as Melaleuca alternifolia oil, is an essential oil. This oil is steam distilled from the stems and leaves of tea trees. Behale sources its Tea tree oil from South Africa. Tea tree oil has anti-microbial properties. Case studies show that Tea Tree oil is highly effective against a wide spectrum of microorganisms. The high levels of terpinen-4-ol in Tea tree oil make it anti-inflammatory. Tea tree oil can soothe the pain from throat infections. Put one or two drops of Behale Organic Tea tree Oil into warm water and gargle the water for about 20 seconds. Do not swallow this mixture. Those suffering from acne might find relief in Tea tree Oil. Use Tea tree Oil on the skin in dilutions of up to 5% to help reduce acne. Tea tree Oil has an herbal and medicinal scent. It can be difficult to blend this oil as it's medicinal scent is overpowering. However, this oil blends well with Eucalyptus Radiata oil and Rosemary oil. Dilute Tea tree oil with a carrier oil before topical use.
Tamanu oil, also known as Calophyllum inophyllum oil, is a carrier oil. This oil is cold pressed from the nuts of Tamanu nuts. Behale sources its Tamanu oil from trees grown in Madagascar. The high levels of oleic acid in Tamanu oil make this oil effective in wound healing. Tamanu oil promotes the formation of new tissue and can assist with wound healing and the growth of healthy skin. It is safe to liberally apply this oil to cuts, scrapes, burns, insect bites, stings, and abrasions. Use Behale Organic Tamanu oil for daily skin care. This oil is effective against acne scars, sunburn, and dry skin. As a carrier oil, Tamanu oil does not require dilution. Use Behale Organic Tamanu Oil to dilute essential oils for topical use. Tamanu oil has a slightly nutty odor that can overpower blends, so use this oil sparingly when mixing with other oils. Tamanu is very good for the skin so it blends excellently with exquisite facial oils like Frankincense oil, Lavender oil, Myrrh oil, and Rose oil.
Rosemary oil, also known as Rosmarinus officinalis verbenone oil, is an essential oil. This oil is steam distilled from leaves and flowers of the rosemary plant. Behale sources its Rosemary oil South Africa and Madagascar. Behale Organic Rosemary oil is the verbenone type which has a content of Verbenone 5%-9%. This variety of Rosemary is lower in cineol, which makes it gentler on the skin and less pungent than other types of Rosemary. This oil is a great gift for essential oil lovers. Behale's Rosemary Oil also has higher levels of Alpha-Pinene, a natural component that smells like Turpentine. Alpha-Pinene is a terpenoid which is effective in repelling lice. Studies show that the 1,8 cineol in Rosemary oil can increase blood flow, which makes Rosemary oil perfect for massage blends. For this reason, pregnant women should not use Rosemary oil. Rosemary oil has a herbaceous and fresh scent. This oil blends well with Chamomile oil, Eucalyptus oil, Lavender oil, and Peppermint oil. Always dilute Rosemary oil before topical use. Behale Organic Macadamia oil is a good carrier oil to blend with Rosemary oil, as Macadamia oil has a very slight nutty scent and will not overpower the Rosemary oil.
Rose Geranium oil, also known as Pelargonium graveolens x roseum oil, is an essential oil. This oil is steam distilled from the leaves and flowers of rose geranium plants. Behale sources it Rose Geranium oil from South Africa and Madagascar. Behale Organic Rose Geranium oil is rich in citronellol and geraniol, which give it a floral and rosy scent. Case studies show that citronellol has antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that can promote wound healing. Behale's Geranium oil is of the Rose Geranium variety, which is superior to other types of Geranium oil. Behale Organic Rose Geranium oil is gentle on the skin and has a sweet rosy scent due to the high levels of geraniol. Many cosmetics use Rose Geranium oil as an ingredient. Mix Rose Geranium oil with your favorite face cream or body lotion to enjoy the benefits of this oil. Rose Geranium oil makes a great gift for essential oil lovers. Rose Geranium oil has a sweet and hardy scent. This oil blends well with Fennel oil, Grapefruit oil, Jasmine oil, Lime oil, Orange oil, and Rosemary oil. Dilute Rose Geranium oil with a carrier oil before topical use.
Peppermint Oil, also known as Mentha x piperita oil, is an essential oil. This oil is steam distilled from the leaves of peppermint plants. Behale sources its Peppermint Oil from South Africa and India. Peppermint Oil is rich in menthol. Menthol can cause a burning sensation on the skin when used in high concentrations. When used in low concentrations, Peppermint Oil is perfect for massage blends. The menthol in Peppermint Oil will create a cooling and numbing sensation which can relieve sore muscles. This oil can also increase circulation when used in massage blends. Dilute Peppermint Oil with a carrier oil before topical use. Behale Organic Peppermint Oil has a strong, rich mint note. This oil blends well with Geranium Oil, Lavender Oil, and Rosemary Oil. Peppermint Oil's pleasant scent makes it perfect for diffusers.
Orange oil, also known as Citrus sinensis oil, is an essential oil. This oil is cold pressed from orange peels. Behale sources its Orange oil from trees grown in South Africa. A study conducted by at Kochi Medical School noted that limonene has considerable anti-inflammatory properties. The high quantity of d-limonene in Behale Organic Orange oil suggests those same anti-inflammatory properties. Orange oil has antibacterial properties, which makes it an effective all-purpose cleaner. Mix 2 cups of distilled water, 2 tbsp of white vinegar, and 10 drops of Behale Organics Orange Oil. Pour this mixture into a spray bottle and shake well. This DIY mixture has a citrusy scent and disinfects surfaces. Behale Organic Orange oil blends well with Cedarwood oil, Clary Sage oil, Nutmeg oil, Rosemary oil, and Sandalwood oil. Orange oil is fresh and adds a lovely top note to blends. Always dilute essential oils before topical use. Orange oil is phototoxic and can increase the chance of getting a sunburn. Do not use Orange oil topically before exposure to sunlight.
Manketti oil (Mongongo Oil), also known as Schinziophyton rautanenii nut oil, is a carrier oil. This oil is cold pressed from the nuts of the Manketti tree. Behale sources it Manketti oil trees grown in Zambia. Manketti oil has a high content of Vitamins E & C. These vitamins soften and moisturize. Manketti oil also has anti-inflammatory properties and it helps repair skin damaged by sun exposure and dry weather. Use Behale Organic Manketti oil directly on the skin as an effective daily moisturizer. To dilute essential oils for topical use, blend them with Manketti oil. Manketti oil has a slightly nutty scent, so use it sparingly in blends as to not overpower the essential oils.
Behale Organic Macadamia oil is a carrier oil. This oil is cold pressed from the nuts of Macadamia trees. Behale sources its Macadamia oil from Macadamia trees in South Africa. Macadamia oil is a thick and dry oil with a medium absorption rate. This oil has oleic acid which moisturizes the skin. Macadamia oil also has linoleic acid, which reduces trans-epidermal water loss and improves the skin's natural barrier function. The Palmitic acid in Macadamia oil has age-defying properties. Behale Organic Macadamia oil is an emollient. Emollients have a soothing and softening effect on the skin. Use this Behale Organic Macadamia oil for skin sensitivities, scar tissue, and eczema. Macadamia oil has a slightly nutty odor. Use this oil sparingly for diluting essential oils as it can overpower a blend.