Most of the products we use for our body, hair and skin contain chemicals. Our body-wash, lip balm, moisturizer all contains chemicals, synthetic preservatives and artificial fragrances. Since these products are created using chemical synthesis, with long use they can reduce the elasticity of your skin and clog pores.
Organic beauty products on the other hand are enriched with essential oils. These essential oils are drawn from naturally existing plants or fruits and are the essence of these natural things. Organic beauty products do not contain pesticides, genetically modified agents or synthetic parabens and are wholly composed of substances existing and found in nature.
There are various anti-oxidant, repairing and rejuvenating properties concealed in many naturally occurring plants, flowers and fruits. Essential oils capture these and help to deliver an organic beauty regime for you. It was earlier believed that our skin was impervious but after research we have realized that we absorb things into our bodies through our skin as well.
By using inorganic products we end up accumulating preservatives, antibiotics, pesticides and synthetic herbicides in our skin tissue. Organic products containing essential oils are extremely good for opening up pores which have been blocked by the accumulation of these chemicals. Organic beauty products use surfactants, emulsifiers, emollients etc. as they exist in their natural forms. Synthetic variants of these same ingredients on the other hand can be extremely harmful.
Organic beauty products containing essential oils are perfect for daily use as being natural they are perfectly compatible with your skin and lend a certain amount of elasticity and texture to your skin. Essential oils restore balance to your skin and bring forth a healthy radiance. Our skin absorbs these nutrients and vitamins contained in essential oils to restore itself back to health.
These essential oils are drawn out of various plants, flowers, vegetables and fruits. Some of these are aloe-vera, eucalyptus, lemon, marigold etc. The different essential oils are effective in different ways and affect different things, here are some of them.
The essential oil found in peppermint has anti-inflammatory properties. It helps in cooling down the body and is anti-bacterial. Besides this, it is helpful in improving energy circulation in the body.
The essential oil found in rose has calming properties and soothes inflammation of the skin. It also reduces irritability and redness due to rashes besides protecting the skin from harsh weather conditions.
This essential oil is perfect for healing cracked, dry and lackluster skin. It does this by balancing the moisture content in your skin and thereby lends it elasticity.
Besides repairing and toning the skin, the essential oil contained in carrot seed is helpful in stimulating circulation of vital energy. It helps check formation of wrinkles, heals scars and increases elasticity.
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The essential oil contained in Lavender is helpful in healing the skin conditions eczema and rosacea. It is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and has soothing properties. Its calming properties also help soothe the liver and heart energy.
Besides being anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory its calming properties help restore moisture to the skin and cut down on wrinkles.
The essential oil found in lemongrass is ideal for cleansing and repairing the skin besides providing it with nourishment.
This essential oil works wonders in softening the skin. It helps to reduce dryness and gives adequate protection against sun damage. It also provides valuable nourishment to the skin besides soothing and cooling it.
This essential oil is quite potent in reducing spots on the skin without drying it. It is anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial and helps hydrate the skin.
It helps circulation of energy and blood. The essential oil in Geranium is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and relieves pain and soothes inflamed skin.
It works to tone the skin and increases its ability to retain moisture.
This essential oil helps give the skin warmth and gives relief from pain. Its rich aroma lends itself nicely to any beauty product.
Its anti-inflammatory and soothing properties are good for the skin.
It aids the regeneration of cells and the healing of wounds. It is also anti-inflammatory.
This essential oil is good for calming skin irritations and rashes. It is effective in soothing burnt or blistered skin and even insect bites or cold sores. It is anti-inflammatory and good for skin that has become dry, itchy or flaky.
It works wonders for oily skin by balancing oil production and helps to restore complexion. It also softens skin as well as protects it.
How do essential oils work?
Essential oils can enter our bloodstream through the epidermis without causing inflammation of the skin or water loss. Research has shown that within five minutes of application on the skin the chemical constituents of these oils appear in our blood stream.
They are non-toxic and can enter cell membranes to bring them valuable amounts of oxygen. This extra oxygen helps cells release chemical toxins and this can lead to an increase in antibodies and neurotransmitters.
Essential oils also act as antioxidants which combat the harmful effects of free-radicals. These free-radicals are produced as a result of tissue metabolism or when the body tries to expel chemicals from tissues. By controlling the effects of free-radicals, essential oils help to renew our skin and slow down the skin’s aging process.
Essential oils also work as antiseptics and help in healing our skin. As anti-bacterials they eliminate harmful bacteria without harming those bacteria which have a function in our body. Besides, they also have anti-fungal and anti-parasitic properties which keep the skin healthy and infection free.
The use of essential oils in beauty products is effective as it treats not from the surface but by going down to the root of the problem. It is a holistic treatment which not only helps to cure the problem but strengthens the body to ensure that these problems will not recur again. Thus, essential oils are a non toxic and non-invasive method of revitalizing, rejuvenating and detoxifying the body while at the same time strengthening and protecting it to ensure not only outer beauty but even internal health.