Essential rejuvenation for skin
The therapeutic properties of plants are well documented, confirming that nature can offer us a great deal of support for our health, wellbeing and beauty.
The beautiful thing about herbs is they can be used in our daily lives in cooking, salads and drinks, while their extracts as essential oils can support our health, appearance and vitality – both mental and physical.
While essential oils cant turn back the clock, they can help delay the ageing process. The best time to tackle the question of ageing is while good health is still in tact, however introducing quality essential oils to your life can not only offer preventative benefits, but also support and improve vitality, health, skin and appearance. And who would turn that down?
All essential oils are, to a certain extent, cytophilactic (they promote the growth of healthy new cells), and it is at a cellular level that degeneration begins. The bodys individual cells may live for a few days or several months, depending on the type of cell and the work it does. However, for good health and vitality to continue, cells need to be continually replaced. Infection, poor nutrition, environmental and other factors, including ageing, all lead to a slowing down of cell reproduction.
Worse, new cells may be formed in a damaged or distorted form that can contribute to the organs and systems of the body functioning less efficiently. This diminishing efficiency of the body is often thought as unavoidable, but much can be done to prevent it.
Here are some excellent essential oils that offer excellent powerful cytophilactic benefits:
Of all the essential oils, Lavender is undoubtedly the most versatile, with a range of properties from analgesic, antiseptic, bactericidal, decongestant, hypotensive, and sedative. But perhaps one of the most important properties of lavender oil it is ability to restore unbalanced states – whether of mind or body – so healing can take place.
Lavenders versatility is due to the complex chemical structure of therapeutic constituents, however these vary from place to place according to the soil and conditions in which the plants were grown, and also according to weather conditions.
Used for centuries, Lavender has never lost its popularity thanks to its pleasant aroma, which has made it a popular choice for soaps, perfumes and cosmetics. However, to ensure you are gaining the maximum from Lavenders therapeutic properties you need to access a pure and natural therapeutic grade essential oil from reputable sources.
So what benefits does quality Lavender offer? For the nervous system Lavender will assist in conditions of anxiety, depression, general debility and irritability. For the body it helps with fluid retention and cellulite, and aches and pains and is also beneficial for respiratory disorders. For the skin Lavender is used for skin rejuvenation, sunburn, eczema, acne and rosacea.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus Officinalis)
After Lavender, Rosemary is renowned as one of the most important plants for its energising and therapeutic properties. The stimulating effect of Rosemary on the central nervous systems is very marked, and for this reason it is used where sensory nerves have been affected.
Rosemary is also an excellent brain stimulant and has long been reputed as improving memory. Inhaling a few drops of this oil produces a feeling of greater mental clarity, while it aids all thought processes.
Rosemary is an excellent topic of the heart, and is often used in massage oils to relieve pain in rheumatism and arthritis, without the sedative effects of other oils. Rosemary has traditionally also been used in shampoos and cosmetic products for its tonic and stimulating effect on both hair and skin.
Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
If you are looking for an exquisite, comforting and soothing oil you cannot go past Marjoram. The Latin name means “major” because it confers longevity, or a greater lifespan. The plant thrives on sunny hillsides, and is indigenous to the Mediterranean, though it readily grows in gardens almost everywhere.
The aroma of Marjoram is warm, penetrating and slightly peppery and its most outstanding properties are its warming and soothing actions, both on the mind and body. A few drops of marjoram in your massage oil will offer excellent calming and sedative benefits, relieve tension, migraines and headaches, as well as aches and pains.
Marjoram also offers excellent support in aiding digestion and improving metabolism.
Seeking therapeutic-grade essential oils is well worth the investment. You may pay a little more but you will also gain all the therapeutic constituents through a pure, high-grade and unadulterated product.
Once you experience the difference you will never compromise quality again. Visit a reputable salon or spa and experience an aromatherapy treatment for an experience that will offer you both pleasure and long-term benefits.
Article submitted by the Association of Professional Aestheticians of Australia.