Essential oils make excellent skin and body care ingredients. They’re easily absorbed by the skin, are compatible with our physiology, and have scientifically-backed therapeutic activities. In recent years, new distillation methods have changed vastly increased the number of oils available for skin care products. These new oils may even have more potent therapeutic properties for this particular aroma-therapeutic application. Here’s a look at these oils, and what they can do for your skin…
The beautiful reddish-orange liquid of Rosehip seed oil is becoming well-known as useful skin and beauty product around the world, as scientific study has recently validated it’s positive effects on many types of skin conditions. The pure oil has produced miraculous results for some, useful for a great myriad of conditions from premature aging and over-exposure to the sun, to lessening the appearance of many types of scarring. Where does this luscious oil come from, how does it work, and perhaps of greatest interest, can it work for you?
One of the most well-known and ubiquitous features of essential oils is their antiseptic nature. Many people use an essential oil for the first time in their lives for this application. They’ll be handed a bottle of tea tree for a small cut, and they’re using an essential oil as an antiseptic. Essential oils can be highly effective for the treatment of acne — perhaps better than many pharmaceutical preparations — because of their complex antiseptic chemistry. In addition to being antiseptic, they offer both anti-inflammatory and sebum/hormone balancing effects, along with general healing properties for the skin. Here’s a look at using essential oils for the treatment of both teenage and adult acne, including which oils to use and how to blend them.
In aromatherapy blending, its generally the essential oils that get all the press. But certain carrier oils have very profound therapeutic activity for healing all sorts of skin conditions, as well as for daily beauty care treatment. It seems that some of the carrier oils from faraway places have the most dramatic therapeutic potential. Here’s three great carrier oils from faraway places you can use alone or blend together in your skin recipes that are sure to give you the healing effects you’re looking for.
We all want to protect our skin from aging, and would love to be using the best products for this purpose. You can easily mix up some one of the world’s finest anti-aging skin care blends at home, for a fraction of the cost of the high end products. Because you’re not paying for advertising and shelf space in a high end store, you can use the finest ingredients every step of the way, while directly targeting the causes of premature skin aging.
One of the great concerns of the aromatherapy practitioner is keeping their essential oils at their best. If one buys a good stock of oils, how should they be kept? The answer is a little complex, requiring diligence and knowledge about each type of oil, and the most protective means by which an oil can be stored. Let’s take a look at the range of possibilities, and how you can most easily care for your stock of precious therapeutic essential oils.
Summer is here and many of us are spending more time out in the sun. And though we may apply sunscreen liberally, at the end of long hot days our skin will still feel the effect of the sun’s rays. Friends in that natural health sciences tell us that most damage from sun exposure to our skin is our result of ultra violet rays creating free radicals within our skins cells. Our skin becomes inflamed as a result. Fortunately, topically applied antioxidants can quench these free radicals, reduce inflammation, and leave our skin with a happy healthy glow. Application of the proper formula can have a marked effect in reducing premature aging for yourself and everyone in your family.