The Benefits of Essential Oils
THE BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS
ESSENTIAL EXTRACTS FOR SKINCARE
Essential and other natural oils bring relief to dry skin, by treating, nourishing and smoothing the skin. Perfectly natural and skin loving, these oils go deep into the skin cells to treat dry skin.
Rosehip oil is nature’s superfood, rich in essential fatty acids, Vitamin A and Vitamin C. Rosehip oil is beautifully repairing and hydrating for dry or damaged skin.
Argan oil is another wonderfully exotic oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids, and it is truly regenerating and nourishing, which makes it excellent for very dry skin types.
Sweet almond oil, macadamia oil and hazelnut oil are nature’s richly hydrating base oils. A dry skin feels soothed and softened with these wonder oils, and at ECO. we utilise these skin-caring oils in our products to ensure dry skin is banished for good!
There are several essential oils that can assist in rejuvenating the skin. Geranium oil balances skin sebum and supports the sebaceous glands, resulting in more supple skin. It also increases circulation and lessens the chance of scar tissue forming. Lemon oil is excellent for stimulating blood flow, and by stabilizing cellular fluid levels it encourages circulation, removes toxins and can also brighten the complexion. Frankincense is another great essential oil for restoring skin tone and elasticity.
From experience we know how profound the effect of a whiff of sea air can be, instantly lifting our spirits with the promise of holidays. Conversely we are filled with a sense of dread by the evocative smell of antiseptic and its strong hospital connotations.
This potent connection between nasal receptors and brain is the reason why aromatherapy works. Aromatherapy seeks to identify and direct the mood altering properties of smells and so enhance the body’s ability to heal itself. The “smell” is captured as an essential oil by a process of distillation of plants including flowers, fruit, wood, bark, herbs and spices. This oil may be used in small quantities in burners, candles or diffusers that release their fragrance into the air or combined with carrier oil and used in massage.
When essential oils are released into the air the beneficial effects include mood enhancement, promotion of a sense of wellbeing, improved breathing and decongestion, heightened energy and awareness, relaxation of muscles and improved digestion. Topical application of these oils by massage leads to better healing for wounds, relief from menstrual cramping, better respiratory function, reduction of inflammation, improved circulation and many more.
Significantly aromatherapy in both its applications has been found to be extremely effective in the prevention and treatment of stress related disorders. Stress is now commonly believed to be the underlying cause of many of today’s common health problems which include migraine and other headaches, muscle pain, insomnia, inertia, depression. One of the most attractive attributes of aromatherapy is that it does not involve the ingestion of substances likely to have side effects as well as benefits.