All about essential oils
Essential oils provide all the elements required for healthy skin function. They possess rejuvenating, antiseptic properties that can help prevent or clear skin congestion and stimulate the regeneration of new cells. Being small in molecular size, they penetrate deep into the dermis and beyond into the bloodstream to provide further therapeutic effects. They also help to balance ones emotions through their wondrous scent. In fact their emotional resonance is so powerful, it's very important that you like the scent of the oil for it to work effectively.
are highly antiseptic, are fungicidal and can be used to treat skin infections,
they help speed up the removal of old skin cells and promote growth of new ones,
improve muscle tone and blood circulation,
help to eliminate waste,
regulate sebum production and reduce the impact of emotional stress. They calm and soothe redness, irritation, itchiness and inflammation, relax and relieve tension, improve skin hydration and last but not least smell divine.
PREGNANCY: Many aromatherapists consider it sensible to AVOID THE FOLLOWING DURING PREGNANCY, especially during the first trimester. Aniseed, Basil, Clary Sage, Virginian and Atlas Cedarwood, Cypress, Sweet and Bitter Fennel, Hyssop, Jasmine, Juniper, Sweet Marjoram, Myrrh, Nutmeg, Pennyroyal, Peppermint, Rose, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme. HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Many aromatherapists consider it sensible to avoid the use of the following for anyone with hypertension. Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.
PHOTOSENSITIVITY: The following may cause the skin to burn if exposed to strong ultra violet light including the sun. Angelica Root, Bergamot, Cold Pressed Lime, Bitter orange and lemon.
SKIN IRRITATIONS: The following may cause skin irritations on sensitive skins. Sensitivity varies from person to person and from oil to oil. Basil, Lemon, Cinnamon Leaf, Cinnamon Bark, Clove Bud, Lemongrass, Thyme and Teatree.
ALLERGIC REATIONS: Many people are under the impression that natural ingredients will not cause adverse reactions. While they are less likely to, there is no guarantee that it may not happen. Some people are simply more prone to allergic reactions than others, therefore ALWAYS PERFORM A TEST PATCH FIRST.