The Benefits of Essential Oils
We all know organic, ethical, pure skincare is great, not just for our skin, but also for the earth. Essential oils, sourced sustainably, are in numerous skincare products. Why? They smell great and have amazing benefits for the body and mind! But sometimes it can be challenging to figure out which essentials oils will benefit your circumstances most! At Earth Skinfoods we take pride in providing you with the information you need to make the best decision for your health and wellbeing, so we’ve put together this neat list of some of the most common benefits of specific essential oils!
Lavender: We all know lavender to be the gorgeous smelling flower which is beautiful to look at. What you might not know is that lavender essential oil has amazing uses and natural benefits. It is a natural anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and analgesic, making it great for protecting and soothing wounds. It also has excellent regenerative properties and is great for calming the mind. If you’re experiencing insomnia or anxiety, lavender essential oil could help your mind relax and your body sleep and heal. So if you’re feeling a bit under the weather try using products with lavender essential oil!
Lemon Scented Tea-Tree: Don’t go hiking or camping without this essential oil! Lemon Scented Tea Tree Essential oil is antifungal, antibacterial
, and a strong antiseptic, hence is makes a great natural treatment for wounds. It’s perfect for increasing the healing rate and because it has tissue regenerative properties, it’s excellent for reducing scars or skin marks. Better yet, it’s a natural insect repellent so slap some on everywhere to prevent the mozzies from chomping this hot season!
Rose: The beautiful smelling rose essential oil is one of nature’s best aphrodisiacs. Spraying rose essential oil throughout a room can help stimulate and elevate the mind aromatically. If you suffer from depression or low mood swings, try adding some rose essential oil to your pillow or bedsheets. Wake up to the beautiful smell and start the morning feeling brilliant. Top tip – rose essential oil is also great for aging skins as the oil can help heal scars and purify the blood, leaving your skin looking lively and youthful.
Chamomile: Chamomile essential oil has a long history. It has been used as an antidepressant, through to a sedative and also as an antiseptic. However today it is most commonly used as an anti-inflammatory. It’s also excellent for improving digestion, is great for the liver and best of all, it is a relaxing and calming agent. Feeling stressed or anxious? Try using products with chamomile essential oil!