Product Spotlight: Iris CO2

Product Spotlight: Iris CO2

Apr 15th 2024

Posted by Dr. Christoph Streicher and Samantha A.

Iris has been used for centuries as a way to bring about relaxation, clarity of thought and emotional balance.* Its sweet, woody aroma is often associated with romance and creativity – but don’t let its delicate scent fool you! This powerful oil can be found in many aromatherapy combinations that work wonders for the body, mind, and spirit.* From relieving depression to calming anxiety or simply providing an uplifting boost, Iris Oil could well be the missing ingredient in your self-care routine.* For those looking to give their mental and physical health a boost without relying on chemicals or pharmaceutical solutions, you may want to look into adding Iris to your aromatherapeutic routine.*

Isn’t Iris just a flower?

It is most commonly known as “Bearded Iris” and in the United Kingdom occasionally as “common German flag”. Iris is an European hybrid, rather than a true wild species. Iris germanica is considered to have been a natural hybrid between Iris pallida and Iris variegata . Because of this hybrid roots throughout the Mediterranean region, there are about 60,000 different cultivars available! This may be why the genus name Iris is also shared by the Greek goddess of the rainbow — a nod to the wide variety of colors of flowers found in this genus.

Discover the regal and powerful benefits of Iris germanica, a versatile plant with a rich herbal history. Used for centuries in traditional medicine, its parts have been relied upon to treat a range of ailments, from skin conditions to inflammation and even as a natural diuretic.* With a connection to royalty and elegance, Iris germanica has adorned royal crests throughout history, embodying the essence of power and majesty. Ancient civilizations revered this enchanting flower, dedicating it to Juno and bestowing it with the origin of the scepter. From adorning the Sphinx to being revered by Egyptian kings, Iris has always been cherished for its ability to create perfumes, burn incense, and produce luxurious body tonics.

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Now that you know about Iris, why should you use it?

Indulge in the exquisite fragrance of Iris CO2, renowned for its delicate and refined scent. With its powdery, floral, and slightly earthy aroma, Iris captures subtle hints of spice or musk. The complexity of the iris root unveils notes of violet, green leaves, and a touch of licorice. From my perspective, this essential oil embodies a harmonious blend where Mother Nature fused the essences of vanilla, amber, and musk, resulting in a gentle, soothing, velvety, and comforting experience!

This captivating essential oil not only relaxes the body, but also awakens the senses.* Elevate your bath or bedroom with the aphrodisiac qualities of Iris, creating a calming and romantic atmosphere.* Let the soothing properties of Iris ease your mind, relieving anxiety, stress, annoyance, and mental fatigue.*

Take your skincare routine to the next level with Iris's astringent qualities that tighten and soothe the skin.* Discover the rejuvenating power of Iris as it renews and energizes the epidermis, leaving your skin looking tighter, firmer, and more youthful.* Combat dullness and lackluster skin with Iris Oil's detoxifying abilities, transforming your complexion.* Nourish your skin with the moisturizing properties of Iris, regardless of your skin type.* If you would like to try Iris, Amrita’s experts suggest trying Amrita’s Iris Facial Cream.

Revitalize your senses and enhance your skincare routine with Iris. Indulge in Iris's anti-inflammatory and healing benefits, perfect for managing wounds and irritated skin conditions. Let Iris transform your self-care rituals and elevate your overall well-being.

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You know why to use Iris, but how should you apply it?

Ah, the gorgeous scent of Iris Oil. It is a romantic fragrance that will take your breath away, and its therapeutic benefits are endless! When you include this precious oil in your aromatherapy routine, it will protect your skin while inspiring a feeling of balance in both body and mind.* But how should you apply this divine oil to get all the wonderful effects? Let’s dive into all you need to know about safely incorporating Iris Oil into your aromatherapy regime, from exploring its unique properties and benefits, right down to practical tips for application techniques designed with self-care results in mind.

  • Whole Body Massage Application: up to 1-2% dilution
    • For a truly rejuvenating experience, dilute Iris Oil in a carrier oil (5-10 drops per tablespoon) and apply it to your skin. Not only will this encourage and condition your skin, but it will also combat dullness, leaving you with a refreshed and vibrant appearance.*
    • But the benefits of  Iris don't stop there! When used in a whole body massage, it can also detoxify and deter bacteria in your respiratory system, promoting a stronger immune system and alleviating symptoms of coughs and bronchitis.* On a deeper level, Iris Oil has a profound effect on the nervous system.* It can awaken your senses, ignite feelings of passion, and ease your mind and emotions, allowing you to truly relax and unwind.*
    • Don't miss out on the incredible benefits of Iris Oil for your whole body massage. Treat yourself to a spa-like experience that nurtures your skin, enhances your respiratory health, and restores balance to your mind and soul.*
  • Overall Topical Application: up to 2-4% dilution
    • Experience the refreshing power of Iris Oil on your skin.* Nourish and moisturize your skin for a radiant and youthful appearance.* Say goodbye to dullness and hello to a healthier complexion.*
    • Not only does Iris Oil benefit your skin, but it also has incredible properties for your respiratory system.* Detoxify your airways and ward off bacteria.* Strengthen your immune system and alleviate coughs and bronchitis symptoms.* To enjoy these amazing benefits, dilute Iris Oil with a carrier oil (10-20 drops per tablespoon) and apply to the affected areas. Discover the wonders of Iris Oil today!
  • Aromatic Bath Application: no more than 2% dilution
    • Pamper yourself in the Aromatic Bath experience by adding diluted Iris to bath salts or milk. Use a maximum of 10 drops (2%) for a revivifying and beneficial effect on your skin.* Say goodbye to dullness and hello to moisturized and vibrant skin!*
    • Not only does this aromatic bath assist your integumentary system, but it also boosts your respiratory system.* It detoxifies and helps prevent bacteria, strengthens your immunity, and provides relief from coughs and bronchitis symptoms.* Get ready to awaken your senses and ignite feelings of passion with this application. It not only eases your mind and emotions but also creates a serene and romantic ambiance.*

Final thoughts from Dr. Streicher and Amrita’s experts

If you're an aromatherapy enthusiast like we are, then the wonderful scent of Iris CO2 should be familiar to you. But if it's not yet a part of your regimen, then you're missing out on what many have described as one of nature's most incredible gifts. Not only does Iris CO2 smell divine and bring lightness and joy to any room it graces with its presence; but this remarkable oil also has uniquely powerful therapeutic properties that can do wonders for both mind and body. If your current aromatherapy routine could use sprucing up, why not add this beautiful elixir to the mix? Iris CO2 just might be the key ingredient you've been looking for!

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.