Elevate Your Home with Tonka & Wood Essential Oil Blend

by Annie Mascia October 26, 2023

Elevate Your Home with Tonka & Wood Essential Oil Blend

We each have been uniquely shaped by the psychological environment we were fostered in to have positive leanings and inclinations for some things and be indifferent or completely dislike others. These influences have shaped the way we perceive the world and how we respond to it emotionally. For example, consider the sense of smell - as humans' primary sense, smell has a huge impact on our psychological being. Certain aromatics can attract or repel us - including from each other subconsciously via pheromones. The perfume industry was constructed around this psychological and emotional connection. (1)

Aromatherapy is not much different. Its natural use of plants however is built around the premise of creating homeostasis in the mind and body. Essential oils, made from naturally occurring and unadulterated plant material, pursue a way to manipulate internally those emotions and feelings and energy by dispensing therapeutic benefits such as reduced anxiety and stress and releasing tension to improve one's ability to relax. (2) 

Edens Garden newest, pure essential oil blend Tonka & Wood, was formulated to manipulate negative feelings and create a positive atmosphere with its blissfully serene and inviting therapeutic plant aromatics. 

Our Newest Blend - Tonka & Wood

With its fortification of woodsy aromatics, Edens Garden's new essential oil blend Tonka & Wood is calmly refreshing and gently invigorating while being exceptionally grounding. It is masculine and smoky with soft and subtle feminine sweetness imparting an introspective and amiable outdoorsy vibe. 

Tonka & Wood essential oil blend nestles right in comfortably among the masculine collection of Edens Garden transformative essential oils perfection in a bottle for any gathering or relaxing evening with guests. Its woodsy notes will introduce a serene and forest-like ambiance and surround special moments with carefree ease. We have a really great sense that this essential oil blend will find its way to the top of the charts and due to its dualistic masculine and feminine natures, the aroma caters to all of us. 

The Essence of Luxury

Essential oil blends typically “masculine” are generally made with wood and grounding oils and this blend has no shortage of them. Tonka & Wood oil blend captures the essence and strength of the majestic woods with an alluring aura. With one whiff from the bottle, the first notes to infiltrate the sense of smell are from the middle-top notes of Balsam and Douglass Fir oils. Just behind the fir oils, this blend's masculine side is strengthened by the grounding legs of Texas and Himalayan Cedarwood, Black Spruce, Juniper Berry and Cypress. These oils transport those who are fortunate to smell into the midst of a living forest and envelop a space in serenity - reducing anxiety while its hints of Peppermint enliven the senses. This masterpiece of a blend encapsulates the durability of trees while cleansing and stimulating the respiratory system to expand the breath and encourage the body and mind to release muscle tension. (3,5)

Hidden in its depths, the oils of Bergamot, Vetiver and Tonka Bean, often used in blends as aromatic fixatives and stabilizers, help to contribute to a flowing pliancy of mind and body. Sweet, citric, earthy and smoky, they are reinforced by the honeyed floral notes of Geranium oil, Vanilla and Jasmine. These tender feminine oils are important to Tonka & Wood oil blend in conveying its subtle delicacy and furthering its proclivity to calm the central nervous system, reducing tension and anxiety. It has an elegance that sets a positive tone and expands its breadth with suppleness and elasticity. These important oils are fundamental in setting the blend apart from other masculine blends with a slightly floral, fruity luxury rarely established in a blend. (4)

Transforming Your Home Atmosphere

For men and women alike, Tonka & Wood has the tenacity to offer deep relaxation and melt away stress and worry. It has an affinity to relax tension in the muscles and deepen respiration. This blend is useful for sitting back with family or diffused on special occasions and gatherings, to set a warm, summery and sophisticated tone. As it deepens the breath, Tonka & Wood warms and elevates spirits while keeping energies balanced and subdued and creating inner peace. Diffuse it in the home to bring the outdoors in and make any gatherings and events more extraordinary and memorable. 

To thoroughly enrich your environment and create an attractive and warmhearted ambiance, we highly suggest diffusing this blend. Using a nebulizing diffuser such as the Terrazzo allows for a number of intermittent settings where the machine turns on for the desired number of minutes and allows the device to turn off and then repeat the misting of the oils into a room. A more subtle way of infusing Tonka & Wood into a room is to use the Reed Diffuser. It is small and the wooden reeds and cap sit right on the essential oil bottle for ease of use. It is perfect for small spaces. 

Elevating Pre-Gathering Rituals

To reduce any worry and stress that may accompany social gatherings, set up the diffuser in an inconspicuous area of the main socializing room where guests will gather according to manufacturer instructions. As a suggestion, follow our general rule of adding 10 drops to 100 ml of water. Turn on your machine for a 30-60 minute period and then turn it off for an hour, turning it on again if needed. Otherwise, follow the intermittent setting instructions on the device if the machine allows for it. 

There are a number of other ways to incorporate the natural ingredients of Tonka & Wood essential oil blend for daily self-care. Not only would this blend be beneficial for a spiritual connection during yoga and meditation practices but it's a must use with DIY projects. When adding this blend to topical products, please follow our dilution rate guide for blending into a carrier or unscented cream. Lastly, when testing out new oils, conduct a skin patch test to ensure against skin sensitivity or allergic reaction.

DIY Foaming Liquid Hand Soap

Combine water and unscented Castile soap at a 4:1 ratio in a foaming soap dispenser. Add 10 drops per ounce of liquid of Tonka & Wood essential oil blend and shake gently to combine the ingredients.

Beard Oil 

Making beard oil is as simple as diluting 15-18 drops of Tonka & Wood into a carrier oil. There are a number of carrier oils that are ideal for facial hair and skin health. Here are our picks:  

  • Meadowfoam is the thinnest of carrier oils and a great pick as a non-greasy beard oil. 
  • Avocado oil, Coconut oil and Jojoba oil are great choices for skin and have a medium viscosity. Each oil has a neutral scent and helps to tame frizzy beards while being gentle on the skin.
  • Argan oil has a mildly nutty aroma plus the benefit of really being fantastic for skin health. 

Massage Oil 

Blend a 2-3% dilution (10-18 drops) into one ounce of carrier oil such as Jojoba oil or Grapeseed oil.

Bath Salt Soak

While the tub is filling up with warm, steamy water combine in a bowl 2 cups of Epsom salts (bonus: magnesium in the salts further alleviates muscle soreness and pain); ½ cup Baking Soda (to soften skin), and ½ cup Castile soap and 6 drops of Tonka & Wood essential oil. Mix the ingredients and swirl into the warm water and soak for 15-20 minutes. 

If looking to expand your DIY skills, try Tonka & Wood with a homemade candle-making project.


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  2. Likes & Dislikes https://medium.com/@margzdasig/we-have-different-likes-and-dislikes-in-our-life-every-individual-is-unique-but-being-able-to-know-9e45a2ac1a15
  3. Essential Oil Blends: The Potential of Combined Use for Respiratory Tract Infections https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8698682/
  4. The Effects of Essential Oils on the Nervous System: A Scoping Review https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10180368/
  5. Potential of Cupressus sempervirens (Mediterranean Cypress) in Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7149725/

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