Essential oils are extracted from different parts of a plant like the flowers, leaves, seeds, bark, roots, wood, and resins and purified and concentrated by distillation. They are gaining popularity in recent times, especially in aromatherapies, spas, massages, and holistic body care. You can apply them topically for a repertoire of beauty benefits. But since they are highly concentrated, never use them directly on to the skin. Always use them with a carrier oil, shea butter or with a moisturiser of your choice.
Famous for its fragrance, lavender oil enhances the production of antioxidants and thus helps in the healing of minor cuts, and prevents scarring. It also fades stretch marks, reduces stress, and induces sound sleep.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is highly effective against acne, soothes and moisturise dry skin. It also reduces body odour with its antimicrobial properties and acts as a good deodorant that keeps you fresh.
Geranium oil soothes sensitive skin, reduces scars and blemishes, and has astringent properties. It tightens sagging skin and combats the ageing process. The oil is also a good antidepressant and helps in relaxation.
Ylang Ylang Oil
Though Ylang Ylang oil has been used for centuries in Asian and South Pacific Islands, the goodness of this oil has been recognised globally only recently. The oil fights fungal and bacterial infection,s helps to retain moisture in the skin and is a good aphrodisiac.
This oil slows the ageing process by healing stretched pores, preventing wrinkles, eliminating sunspots, toning and tightening loose skin, and lightening scars. It also helps in the regeneration of new skin cells.
NOTE: Consult a health professional before using essential oils, if you are pregnant, nursing, taking medication, or have a medical condition.