More and more people are seeking products with "organic" and "all natural" labels as they seek proper skin care, which, as we all know, is vital for anti-aging. The skin is the largest organ. In the same way the kidneys and liver process, absorb, and filter toxins, the skin does the same. Essential oils have been used in skin care for centuries, but recently are gaining more power as cheap chemicals fall to the way side. These little powerhouses have magnificent qualities in your skin care regimen from their anti-bacterial properties to their nourishing benefits.
The aroma of each essential oil is totally natural and derived from the plant itself, either capturing the essence through steam, or heavy pressing. The aroma of herbs, tea, and essential oils pass through the blood-brain barrier, which leads to the incredible calming, stress-reducing benefits. That is the way the aroma of say, of lavender, instantly affects your mood and your emotions! No synthetic perfume or deodorant could ever do this.
The Benefits and Science Behind Essential Oils and Your Skin
Your skin is your largest organ and the health of your skin impacts the health of your whole body. Think of it like this: Anything you put on your skin, you are essentially digesting. If you wouldn't eat it on a sandwich, or for breakfast, or anytime for that matter, do not put it on your skin. Everything is going to be immediately absorbed into the body. You want to be able to eat it- Not just during the playful bedroom moments with your significant other! All the time! When a cream or moisturizer is applied to the skin, the chemicals permeate and are absorbed into the blood stream. They pass into the circulatory system and around you whole body. After researching other brands' sugar scrubs, which are designed for soft silky skin, I found a host of cancer-linked chemicals banned by other countries. The second ingredient in one sugar scrub was a harsh chemical, and when I googled it, the first thing that popped up was a direct link to usage and ovarian cancer. Ew!
Essential oils, on the other hand, benefit the whole body systemically, and have a positive influence on the body, not just to the area where they are applied. Choosing natural products, including Katie's Goddess Line, allow you to indulge in a decadent, nourishing way and practice self-care to the fullest extent. Katie's Goddess Line is all about sustainability and self-care. When you love yourself, then you can shine that radiant energy to others. When using essential oils, a proper dilution ratio is paramount. It is also important to test a small amount on a patch of skin before going all out with a full body massage.
What Do Essential Oils Do?
Hydrate and heal by working into the deep layers of your skin
Heal and rejuvenate sun-damaged skin, peeling skin, and brown spots through cell regeneration
Protect against infections, bacteria, and fungus, and even help clear up acne
Ameliorate redness, swelling, and inflammation from conditions including eczema
Calms and soothes bruised skin
Balance and recalibrate over or under active oil glands
Improves the removal of toxins
Safe for people with allergies and sensitive skin
Dry skin can be uncomfortable and feel very tight after getting out of the shower. It is more common in individuals with more Vatta, in their Ayurvedic constitution, and as their primary dosha. Many body washes strip the skin of its natural oil layer, which is the way your skin protects and heals itself. When your skin is dry, aging occurs faster and facial wrinkles increase. Dry skin even leaves the mind anxious and more susceptible to stress!Extremely dry skin will be flakey, cracked, and a white-ish color. Self-massage on a daily basis is highly recommended to naturally rehydrate and heal such unhealthy skin. Essential oils that help with dry skin include jasmine, chamomile, rose, geranium, and sandalwood. Our Whipped Shea Crème and Hair and Body Massage Oil are wonderfully moisturizing and a great addition to your skin care routine. For example, the NEW Rainkissed Love Whipped Shea has hints of jasmine and flowery rose, which will heal even the most damaged skin.
Oily skin is more common in individuals with Pittia or Kapha as their primary dosha. People with oily skin have a shiny appearance to their skin. Blackheads, whiteheads, and acne are more prevalent, not just on the face, but all over. Essential oils for oily skin include, but are not limited to grapefruit, cypress, cedar wood, lavender, geranium, and sandalwood. Katie's Goddess Line Lavender Whipped Shea Crème and Lavender Hair and Body Massage Oil calm and rebalance oily skin. Tossing a lavender bath bomb into your nightly soak is rejuvenating for your mind and also clears up oily skin by rebalancing the topical oil layer.
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Anxiety and depression can be relieved with a variety of essential oils and combinations of oils. For depression, uplifting oils include citrus blends- lime, lemon, orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Even smelling the peel of a lemon or grapefruit in the morning can bring uplifting energy and increase mood elevating hormones instantly. Use the Citrus Dream Whipped Shea Creme, Citrus Dream Hair and Body Massage Oil, and Citrus Dream Bath Bombs for depression management. For anxiety, we recommend the Woodland Escape Blend in the Whipped Shea, Skin-Softening Sugar Scrub, Hair and Body Massage Oil. It has grounding qualities, is emotionally balancing, and nurtures the inner Earth Goddess.
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