Most of us believe that there is nothing specific about the use of widespread cosmetic and healing products, but sometimes there are many subtleties that we know will maximize the effect of the particular cosmetic or medical device.
So let’s pay attention to some specific rules that we should adhere to when we decide to treat our skin with different types of essential oils.
- All of them are a concentrated and distilled extract of the flowers, leaves, fruits, bark, roots, and seeds of a plant.
- Very often, for the production of one liter of essential oil, 40-50 kg of flowers or fruits are needed, which explains the strong concentration of these products and only 25 ml of the famous rose oil, which Bulgaria is the main producer of the world, are needed nearly 100kg of the queen of flowers.
- Most commonly essential oils are used to treat stress, viral and fungal infections, and last but not least for cosmetic purposes. Their qualitative absorption from the skin cells makes them a credible, hydrating, moisturizing, rejuvenating and rejuvenating agent.
- Often, people also inhale some of the essential oils so their body can relax and tonify optimally.
If you use them in the tub, you do not need to exceed 30 drops.
- Among the essential oils, there are also those with very aggressive ingredients, so they are fused in other ointments and creams in order not to cause burning of the skin in their direct application.
- We advise whatever oil you decide to apply on yourself, first test it on your wrist, and if after a few hours there is no side allergic reaction such as burning, itching and redness – then you can be comfortable with its future use in your everyday life.
- With regard to the front area and neck, it is best to spread a few drops of oil with gentle and gentle motions, then put a light moisturizing cream to give your skin a shine and elasticity.
Here is a list of the main effects of the different types of essential oils:
- Lavender – soothes irritated and dry skin;
- Geranium – suitable for sensitive skin;
- Carrot – helps with tired and dry skin;
- Kiparis – useful for red skin;
- Patchouli – reduces acne;
- Lemon – effective against greasy skin;
- Chamomile – an anti-inflammatory agent suitable for all skin types;
- Rosemary – Shines the hair;
- Eucalyptus – disinfects scalp skin;
- Mint – strengthens hair;
- Sage – promotes hair growth;
- Oregano and juniper – have anti-cellulite effect;
- Orange and sandalwood – a great choice for relaxing the body through aromatherapy.
Most essential oils have a shelf life between 12 and 18 months, as long as you keep them in the dark. Only select oils that do not contain synthetic components.
Carefully read the bottles and packaging labels and choose oils that are cold pressed (not hot pressed), because only the vitamins remain in the clean form.
Some types of oils (bergamot, lemon, cedar) are photosensitive, so do not apply them if you are exposed to sunlight. Otherwise – your skin will become stained.
Essential oils should not be applied to eczema, croup, allergic rhinitis and asthma.
* However, consult a specialist before choosing to use any essential oil, especially if you are pregnant.