Do you use essential oils? I love them!
The aromas are beautiful, and after extensive study I've learned that essential oils have many health and beauty benefits.
Aromatherapy has been used by traditional cultures for centuries. It’s becoming more popular as we learn more about it.
What are Essential Oils?
Essential oils are extracted from plant material using steam or water distillation. Selected plant materials are heated with steam, water or both until the essential oil vaporises. The oil then condenses as it cools.
What is Aromatherapy?
Aromatherapy is the use of aromatic plant oils to bring about physiological and emotional changes.
How do they work?
Aromatherapy works through the sense of smell and skin absorption. You can use diffusers, spritzers, bath salts, body oils and creams or facial steamers.
When it comes to benefits for your health, essential oils can:
ease anxiety and depression
boost energy levels
increase cognitive performance
improve sleep quality
strengthen the immune system
How do I use Essential Oils?
Add to an oil burner or diffuser to boost your mood and change your mindset.
Relieve minor headaches with lavender, peppermint or ginger essential oils. Dilute with a carrier oil and massage your forehead, temples and the back of your neck. Use gentle circular motions and inhale the aroma.
Single oils and blends can be prescribed to reduce stress, promote sleep, and relieve depression. Consult a qualified Aromatherapist if you feel that they could help you.
In skin care, essential oils freshen your complexion and soften the signs of ageing. Oil can penetrate deep into your skin to promote cellular renewal. They are antibacterial, helping to heal blemishes and reduce scarring.
One of my favourites for my skin is Jasmine Essential Oil.
Jasmine helps to even skin tone, and reduce the appearance of age spots. Because of its antioxidants, Jasmine protects your skin from free radicals. Antioxidants also rejuvenate your skin’s appearance, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines.
A natural moisturiser that won't clog your pores, Jasmine oil helps to balance all skin types.
This is why I've chosen to blend it with Tamanu Oil for my bestselling Jasmine & Tamanu Moisturiser.
Essential oil blends are used both for their aroma and for therapeutic purposes.
My Signature Restore Oil is a unique blend of Sweet Orange, Patchouli, Clary Sage and Ylang Ylang, tied together with Frankincense.
This fresh, soothing aroma helps to create a space of peace and tranquillity, no matter where you are or what you’re doing.