CHEMICAL FREE INGREDIENTS
Citrus bergamia is cold pressed or steam distilled from the fruit rind.
It has a fresh, orange/lemon/citrusy, slightly floral aroma and thin consistency. Drinkers of Earl Gray tea are especially familiar with the flavor and aroma of bergamot as it’s used to flavor/scent this tea.
Documentation suggests that Bergamot Essential Oil is helpful during periods of anxiety, depression, stress, sadness, grief and loss of appetite.
It is known for its ability to help combat oily skin, acne & cystitis along with abscesses, boils, cold sores, psoriasis, itching and halitosis.
Unfortunately, Bergamot is quite phototoxic and must be used with care on the skin. It must be avoided when skin is exposed to direct sun light or UV rays especially for long durations.
Limonene, Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, Sabinene, Gamma-Terpinene, Bergapten (phototoxic).
Piper nigrus is steam distilled from the peppercorn seed with thin consistency.
It is reminiscent to freshly ground peppercorns, but is a bit more complex with a fresh, green, crisp, slightly floral aroma. It has one major advantage: it doesn’t irritate your eyes or make you sneeze like ground peppercorns can.
Literature suggests that Black Pepper Oil helps to improve circulation, pain of aching muscles & arthritis, chilblains, constipation & sluggish digestion.
Emotionally, Black Pepper Essential Oil is stimulating and helps to enhance alertness and stamina. Black pepper oil may help reduce cravings for nicotine.
Limonene, Pinene, Myrcene, Phellandrene, Beta-caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, Sabinene, Linalol, Pinocarveol, a-Terpineol, Camphene, a-Terpenene.
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea Linn.) belongs to the family of Lamiaceae.
Purple tinted large hairy green leaves are the main source of essential oil in clary sage, perennial herb. It is different from, Salvia officinalis or a common sage. Further, it can be differentiated by its size of leaves which are much larger than the common one and its color is bluish white in late summer. It contains mainly linalool, linalyl acetate, alpha-terpineol, germacrene D, and geranyl.
The literature available on clary sage essential oil suggests its various therapeutic properties.
It’s a boon for women used for womb and uterus associated problems.
It also can regulate the menstrual cycles, ease tension and muscle cramps along with a seductive and aphrodisiac activity.
It helps in controlling the sebum production, hence can be used for both dry and oily skin, acne, wrinkles and controlling cellulite.
In recent studies, this oil is found to be very effective in controlling cortisol levels in women along with its antimicrobial activity.
Daucus Carota is steam distilled from the seeds with a medium thin consistency and golden yellow color.
Carrot Seed is generally not appreciated for its aroma. Some consider it a little unpleasant. However, when blended with other essential oils and carrier oils, it is mild with an earthy, woody, warm aroma.
Carrot Seed is primarily used for its therapeutic applications within skin care. It is especially heralded and prized for its ability to nurture mature and damaged skin as well as ease eczema, gout, toxin build up & water retention.
Carotol, a-Pinene, Dauca-4,8-diene, B-Caryophyllene, (E)-Dauc-8-en-4B-ol
Contraindicated in pregnancy and breastfeeding.
CHAMOMILE - german
CHAMOMILE – GERMAN (BLUE)
Matricaria chamomilla is steam distilled from the flowers and buds with a medium consistency and a dark blue color that will satin clothing.
Aromatically, many people prefer Roman Chamomile. However, German Chamomile does possess a beautiful, somewhat similar, sweet, herbal aroma.
German Chamomile and Roman Chamomile Oil have quite different chemistry but many of their general applications are quite similar.
For skin care and occasions in which a strong anti-inflammatory oil is beneficial, the German Chamomile is the first choice reducing symptoms of:
Allergies, Boils, Cystitis, Dermatitis, Itch, Insect Bites, & Rash.
Literature also suggests German Chamomile for:
Arthritis, Colic, Cuts, Menstrual pain, Ear Ache, Headache, Neuralgia, Fibromyalgia, PAIN, Menstrual Pain, Rheumatism, Sores, Sprains, Strains and Wounds as well as Nausea, Flatulence, Stress and Insomnia.
Bisabolol, Farnesol, Azulene, Farnasene, Thujanol
Cinnamomum verum / Cinnamomum zeylanicum is steam distilled from the leaf or bark with a light, oily consistency and a golden yellow color.
Cinnamon is warming & stimulating yet comforting and calming with a peppery, earthy, spicy, bright yet slightly woodsy aroma.
The Bark Oil is generally preferred over Leaf Oil for its stronger “cinnamon” aroma but the Leaf Oil is valued for it’s stronger pain killing properties.
It is my understanding that most of the “Ground Cinnamon” that we purchase in grocery stores, and even most of the “Cinnamon Sticks” that are sold are not true cinnamon, but are really its more affordable cousin Cassia (Cinnamomum cassia).
Topically, both Cinnamon Bark and Cinnamon Leaf essential oils should be used with extreme caution. The dermal maximum for Cinnamon Bark is even less than for Cinnamon Leaf.
Cinnamon Uses: Sluggish Digestion, Colds/Flu Exhaustion, Head Lice, Circulation, Rheumatism, Scabies, Stress and Anti-microbial properties.
Bark Major Constituents
(E)-Cinnamaldehyde, Eugenol, (E)-Cinnamyl Acetate, Linalool, B-Caryophyllene, p-Cymene.
Leaf Major Constituents:
Eugenol, Eugenyl acetate, Linalool, (E)-Cinnamyl acetate, Benzyl benzoate , Cinnamaldehyde.
Syzygium aromaticum is steam distilled from the flowering buds with a medium consistency and pale yellow color.
Clove Essential Oil is very helpful for relieving pain. It’s also a powerful antimicrobial.
Even so, Clove can be very irritating to the skin. Using clove neat or undiluted is strenuously not suggested.
Clove is invigorating, comforting and stimulating possessing promise for neurodegenerative diseases with a spicy, warming yet slightly bitter, woody aroma.
Clove Essential Oil Uses
Emotional, mental & spiritual cognitive support and brain health.
Physical pain and muscle aches & pain including rheumatism, arthritis, toothache, nausea, flatulence, abdominal cramps and spasm.
All infection: parasitic, bacterial, fungal, and viral including flu, bronchitis, warts, lice, scabies, & ringworm.
Eugenol, B-Caryophyllene, Eugenyl Acetate, a-Caryophyllene, Isoeugenol, Methyleugenol
Eucalyptus globulus is steam distilled from the leaves with a thin, clear consistency.
It is most well-known for its benefits for respiratory infection including congestion, mucus buildup and inflammation from colds, flu, fever, sinusitis and bronchitis.
Documentation suggests Eucalyptus assists with some infectious disease, bacterial (particularly respiratory and urinary) infection & parasitic infection.
It’s also a great to use in massage to ease tension, muscular pain, rheumatism, and arthritis.
1,8-Cineole, a-Pinene, (+)-Limonene, Globulol, (E)-Pinocarveol
Boswellia Serrata is hydro/steam distilled from the resin with a thin consistency and a pale-yellow color.
There are several species of Frankincense. Generally, they share similar therapeutic and aromatic properties.
Many prefer the aroma of diffused frankincense oil to the burned resin as incense.
The aroma is fresh, earthy, woody, balsamic, slightly spicy and fruity with spiritually grounding, calming and relaxing properties without being sedating.
It is excellent for anxiety, stress and exhaustion while boosting immune response from illness and disease.
Topically, Frankincense is widely known to reduce sagging skin with wrinkles, scarring and stretch marks
a-Pinene, a-Phellandrene, (+)-Limonene, B-Myrcene, B-Pinene, B-Caryophyllene, p-Cymene, Terpinen-4-ol, Verbenone, Sabinene, Linalool.
Foeniculum vulgare is steam distilled from the seeds with a thin, clean consistency and very pale-yellow transparency.
It has a sweet, yet somewhat spicy and peppery, licorice aroma.
It is known for its ability to assist with digestive issues, menstrual and menopausal concerns. Such as: bloating, nausea, gas, flatulence, abdominal pain, constipation, IBS, Menstrual Flow & Cramps, PMS, Fertility, Endometriosis.
It’s suggested that Fennel can assist as a diuretic, mucolytic and expectorant for Fluid Retention, Heavy Legs, Bronchitis, Respiratory Conditions, & Parasitic Infections.
Fennel can be helpful to improve concentration, mental stimulation, clarity and focus.
Some say that inhaling Fennel can help balance fluid retention and may help curb the appetite, therefore, may be helpful to support weight loss.
(E)-Anethole, Limonene, Fenchone, Estragole, a-Pinene
Fennel Essential Oil requires careful use and is contraindicated with ESTROGEN related illness and pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Pelargonium graveolens is steam distilled from the leaves with a thin consistency and a faint yellow/green color.
Aromatically, it’s one that may take some getting used to. Distinctively rosy-floral, fresh, sweet, and slightly fruity with a hint of dill.
Geranium is an incredibly balancing and multi-tasking oil.
It’s helpful to stimulate and calm, working with anxiety, fidgeting, grief depression, stress, trauma, crisis and restlessness.
Topically, it’s excellent for acne, sebum/oil balancing, Bruises, Minor Burns, Dermatitis, Eczema, Wounds, Rash & Nervous skin disorders along with circulation issues, varicose veins, nerve pain & Neuralgia
It’s suggested that Geranium Oil assists especially well with women’s issues, such as: Female Reproductive Disorders, Menstrual Cramps, Infertility, Endometriosis, Premenstrual Syndrome, & Menopausal Symptoms.
Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalol, Citronellyl formate, Isomenthone, Nerol, Geranyl Formate
Zingiber officinale is steam distilled from the root with a thin consistency and yellow color.
It has a spicy, warming aroma that is energizing & uplifting.
Topically, in massage, it can reduce arthritis, muscle aches, tension, and improve circulation.
From topical aroma and diffused Ginger can ease nausea, motion sickness and indigestion.
Ginger is very strong and should be used carefully.
ar-Curcumene, B-Sesquiphellandrene, B-Bisabolene, Camphene, B-Phellandrene, Borneol, 1,8-Cineole, a-Pinene, B-Elemene
Citrus paradis is cold pressed from the fruit rind with a thin consistency and pale yellow color.
Grapefruit has a tangy and sweet aroma that is uplifting for exhaustion and nervous tension.
Topically, grapefruit is suggested for Oily skin & Acne, improving dull tone & rough texture, along with hot, red, swollen & inflammed rash associated with bacterial infection.
It also relieves Toxin Build-up and Water Retention.
(+)-Limonene, B-Myrcene, a-Pinene, Sabinene, Nootkatone, Bergapten
Lavandula angustifolia is steam distilled from the leaves, flower & stem in a thin consistency and a faint yellow tint.
It is floral, fresh, sweet, herby, slightly fruity with a hint of camphor that is calming and comforting for anxiety, stress and depression.
Lavender supports cognitive and brain health.
It is a deterrent for parasites, bacteria and fungus reducing allergies, asthma, urinary infection, ear infection, digestive problems, menstrual pain & bloating, rheumatism, itching, inflammation, pain, swelling scabies, lice, insect bites, cuts & wounds.
Topically Lavender assists with balance of sebum, oily areas, sagging, firmness, scars & stretch marks, dermatitis and sensitive rash..
Linalyl Acetate, Linalool, (Z)-B-Ocimene, Lavandulyl acetate, Terpinene-4-ol, B-Caryophyllene, (E)-B-Farnesene, (E)-B-Ocimene, 3-Octanyl Acetate.
Citrus limon is cold pressed or steam distilled from the fruit rind with a thin consistency and heavy yellow color.
Lemon Essential Oil has a powerfully fresh and cleansing, energizing and uplifting aroma soothing anxiety, fatigue and depression.
Lemon is quite anti-microbial, excellent for bacterial, fungal & viral illness and skin conditions, dull and oily skin with uneven or blotchy color, texture & tone along with lightening or bleaching properties.
(+)-Limonene, B-Pinene, Gamma-Terpinene, a-Terpineol, a-Pinene, Geranial.
Lemon is phototoxic, contraindicating for sun light exposure.
Cymbopogon flexuosus is steam distilled from the grass with a thin consistency and a pale to vivid yellow color.
Lemongrass has a powerfully fresh, earthy aroma soothing both physical and mental exhaustion.
Topically, it’s a strong insect repellent also reducing muscular aches & pains, gastrointestinal disorders, indigestion, and acne.
Geranial, Neral, Geranyl Acetate, Geraniol, (+)-Limonene
Lemongrass is not suggested for hypersentive skin, sensitive skin or babies.
Citrus aurantifolia is steam distilled from the fruit rind with a thin consistency and a light green color.
Lime is a zesty, energetic, revitalizing and cheerful aroma soothing panic, depression, and hopelessness.
It is said to boost immune function and ease Acne, Asthma, Chilblains, Colds, Dull Skin, Dark Tone, Flu, Varicose Veins.
a-Pinene, B-Pinene, Sabinene, Myrcene, Limonene, y-Terpinene, Terpinolene, Octanal, Nonanal, Tetradecanal, Pentadecanal, Trans-a-bergaptene, Caryophyllene, B-bisabolene, Geranial, Neryl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, a-Terpineo, Linalool.
Origanum majorana is steam distilled with a thin consistency and a faintly yellow color.
Marjoram Essential Oil is quite balancing to the body & mind, useful with insomnia, stress, anxiety and grief.
Marjoram oil is said to be quite effective for muscle, nerve, and joint pain as well as gastrointestinal difficulty, abdominal pain, flatulence and cramping.
It is suggested for relaxing muscles, relieving spasms, releasing inflammation and alleviating tension including headaches.
Premenstrual, menstrual and menopausal symptoms can also be reduced.
Terpinen-4-ol, (Z)-Sabinene Hydrate, Linalyl Acetate, Gamma-Terpinene, a-Terpineol, (E)-Sabinene Hydrate.
Commiphora myrrha is distilled from the resin with a medium to thick consistency and a dark yellow to brown color.
Myrrh is widely known for its sacred, warm, earthy, grounding, balancing and mellow, yet sharp aroma.
Topically, it’s considered highly beneficial for dry, chapped and itchy skin, easing wrinkles, fine lines, pinched tone & flakey texture.
Myrrh is known for its anti-microbial properties easing toothache, bad breath, ringworm and athlete’s foot.
Furanoeudesma-1,3-diene, Furanodiene, Lindestrene, B-Elemene, Germacrene B, Geracrene D, Delta-Elemene, 2-Methoxyfuranodiene.
Citrus sinensis, referred to as sweet orange, is cold pressed from the fruit rind with thin consistency in a clear to orange tinted color.
Orange has a sharp, tangy, cheerful, hopeful, invigorating aroma easing stress, tension, anxiety and depression.
This versatile oil is suggested for reducing dark, dull skin as well as relieving cold and flu symptoms.
Digestive issues of constipation, flatulence, and slow digestion can be eased with massage and topical aroma.
(+)-Limonine, B-Myrcene, a-Pinene
Orange may be phototoxic.
Pogostemon cablin is steam distilled from the leaves with a medium to thick consistency and a golden brown color.
Patchouli has a rich, earthy, woody, hidden fruit aroma that is grounding, balancing and calming, useful for fatigue and restless anxiety.
Topically, it is helpful for most all skin types ranging from dry, chapped, cracked skin to mature skin to regulating T-Zones, hormonal skin changes, oily skin & acne.
Patchouli contains anti fungal properties assisting with athlete’s foot and thrush rash on the face.
Its historical tribal uses are for venomous bites and insect stings. SILKY & BALANCE repair serum would be good for this in concentration.
a-Patchoulene, Patchouli Alcohol,, a-Bulnesene, a-Guaiene, Seychellen, Gamma-Patchoulene.
Salvia officinalis is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers, buds with a thin consistency and clear color.
Sage has a herbaceous, fruity, fresh, camphorous aroma that is calming reducing mental fatigue, emotional exhaustion and nervousness.
Documentation suggests sage alleviates muscle and joint aches as well as relief for digestive and menstrual complaints easing pain and spasms.
Sage can address bacterial infections and eliminate toxins lending it to topical wound blends.
Camphor, a-Thujone, Borneol, 1,8-Cineole, B-Thujone, B-Caryophyllene.
Sage should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Mentha spicata is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers, buds with a thin consistency and a clear color.
Spearmint has a fresh, sweet, slightly fruity aroma that is invigorating, cheerful and stimulating easing fatigue as well as enhancing alertness, memory and focus.
Its cooling/warming effect reduces muscle pain and aches, easing physical & emotional tension, illness and fever sensation along with associated tension headache and vertigo.
Topically, parasites and bacteria dislike spearmint reducing inflamed, itchy rashes along with lice and scabies discomfort. Although some do not tolerate spearmint well.
A cooling spearmint sensation can ease stomach upset reducing nausea, indigestion and colic.
(-)-Carvone, (+)-Limonene, (Z)-Dihydrocarvone, 3-Octanol, Methone, 1,8-Cineole
Melaleuca alternifolia is steam distilled from the leaves with a thin consistency and clear color with light yellow tint.
Tea Tree is a strongly medicinal, fresh, woody, earthy aroma that, once accustomed, can be highly uplifting.
Widely known for its antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and antiparasitic effects tea tree lends itself well to any mild injury or illness including wounds, yeast (candida), ringworm, warts, acne, cold sores, bites/stings, infection, rash, itching and more.
Terpinene-4-ol, Gamma-Terpinene, a-Terpinene, Terpinolene, 1,8-Cineole, a-Terpineol, p-Cymeme, a-Pinene.
Vetiveria zizanoides is steam distilled from the root with a medium consistency and a golden to dark brown color.
Vetiver has a strong woody, smoky, earthy, and spicy aroma that is relaxing soothing and grounding reducing anxiety, nervous tension with headache, restlessness, depression, exhaustion and stress.
It’s said to alleviate pain, spasm and cramping of muscles and joints with good absorption into tissues for PMS, arthritis, rheumatism, and over exertion with some antibacterial action for cuts, sores, wounds and acne.
The powerful aroma of vetiver properly diluted lends itself well to insect repellents.
Khusimol, Vetiselinenol, Cyclocopancamphan-12-ol, a-Cadinol, a-Vetivone, B-Vetivenene.
YLANG YLANG III
Cananga odorata is steam distilled from the flowers with a thin consistency and a pale yellow tint.
Ylang Ylang has a delicate, fresh, floral, sweet, slightly fruity aroma that is distracting and intoxicating useful for coping with strong feelings of anger, shame, hopelessness or depression and used to reset and refocus upon happiness, gratitude and blessings
Topically, Ylang Ylang can be useful to improve circulation and tone, reduce acne, regulate sebum production, balance sebum glands, calm skin irritation and soothe inflammation.
Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties lend it well to application on cuts, sores, wounds and rash.
Linalol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Geranial, Benzyl Acetate, Geranyl Acetate, Eugenol, Methyl Chavicol, Pinene, Beta-Caryophyllene, Farnasene.
Rosmarinus officinalis is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers, buds with a thin, clear consistency and color.
Rosemary has a fresh, sweet, herby, lightly medicinal aroma that is stimulating, cooling, warming, and comforting reducing fatigue as well as improving stamina, focus, memory and alertness.
As with many oils containing camphor, it’s helpful for nerve, muscles and joint pain with arthritis, rheumatism, and overexertion and can help improve circulation.
It is useful for respiratory issues alleviating congestion, cough and excess mucus.
Topically, rosemary has an excellent reputation for easing dull tone and texture as well as reducing oily skin & acne symptoms.
a-Pinene, 1,8-Cineole, Camphor, Camphene, b-Pinene, Limonene.
Mentha piperita is steam distilled from the leaves, flowers, buds with a thin consistency and a faint yellow tint.
Peppermint has a sharp, fresh, menthol mint aroma that is cooling, warming, refreshing and stimulating easing fatigue, shame and anger as well as enhancing alertness and stamina.
Its cooling/warming effect reduces muscle pain and aches, easing physical & emotional tension, illness and fever sensation along with associated tension headache and vertigo.
Peppermint menthol properties are suggested to ease respiratory discomfort and congestion alleviating asthma, cold, and flu symptoms.
Topically, parasites and bacteria dislike peppermint reducing inflamed, itchy rashes along with lice and scabies discomfort.
A cooling peppermint sensation can ease stomach upset reducing nausea, indigestion and colic.
Menthol, Menthone, Menthyl Acetate, Neomenthol, 1,8-Cineole, Menthofuran
HERBS, FLOWERS, SPICES, EXTRACTS
GREEN TEA LEAF
Camellia sinensis leaves
FOOD - CLEANSE AND HYDRATE
APPLE CIDER VINEGAR
Raw, fermented, unpasteurized, unfiltered ‘juice’ from organic apples.
Called the “Mother of Vinegar”, it is rich in malic, lactic and citric acids in addition to vital mineral salts, amino acids, antioxidants and vitamins.
ACV is naturally antibacterial, anti-fungal, and antiviral, substantially reducing all manner of unhelpful to dangerous microbes, including yeast, without harming natural tissue when properly diluted.
NATURAL CARRIER ESSENTIAL OILS
Castor oil, produced from the castor seed, is rich in ricinoleic acid, a monounsaturated fatty acid.
These types of fats act as humectants and can be used to moisturize the skin. Humectants retain moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of the skin.
Castor oil is thick, so it’s mixed with coconut oil to make an ultra-hydrating moisturizer.
Acne is a skin condition that can cause blackheads, pus-filled pimples and large, painful bumps on the face and body. Internal, hormone related inflammation causing excess oil production is thought to be a factor in the development and severity of acne. Applying castor oil to the skin may help reduce inflammation-related symptoms.
Acne is also associated with an imbalance of certain types of bacteria normally found on the skin, including Staphylococcus aureus. Castor oil has antimicrobial properties that may help fight bacterial overgrowth when applied to the skin.
Castor oil is also a natural moisturizer, so it may help soothe the inflamed and irritated skin typical in those with acne.
Applying castor oil to wounds creates a moist environment that promotes healing and prevents sores from drying out. Castor oil stimulates tissue growth so that a barrier can be formed between the wound and the environment, decreasing the risk of infection. It also reduces dryness and cornification, the buildup of dead skin cells that can delay wound healing.
Ricinoleic acid, the main fatty acid found in castor oil, has impressive anti-inflammatory properties.
Studies have shown that when castor oil is applied topically, it reduces inflammation and relieves pain. The pain-reducing and anti-inflammatory qualities of castor oil may be particularly helpful to those with an inflammatory disease such as rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.
Aside from castor oil’s potential to reduce inflammation, it helps relieve dry, irritated skin thanks to its moisturizing properties.
Castor oil has anti-fungal properties and may help fight off Candida, keeping the skin, scalp and mouth healthy reducing symptoms of cradle cap, dandruff, thrush and stomatitis related flaking, rash and sores.
Coconut oil is a highly saturated oil that is traditionally made by extracting the oil from raw coconuts or dried coconut kernels.
Coconut oil is rich in medium-chain fatty acids, which are a form of saturated fat. In fact, these medium-chain fatty acids make up about 65% of its total composition.
The fatty acids found in coconut oil include: Lauric acid: 49%, Myristic acid: 18%, Caprylic acid: 8%, Palmitic acid: 8%, Capric acid: 7%, Oleic acid: 6%, Linoleic acid: 2%, Stearic acid: 2%
The properties of these fatty acids mean that Coconut Oil is a solid when cool and a liquid when warm or melted. There’s no change in the usefulness or composition of the oil between these two physical states.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in coconut oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging.
The medium-chain fatty acids in coconut oil have antimicrobial properties that can help protect against harmful microorganisms. Particularly lauric and capric fatty acid.
This is especially important for skin health, as many types of skin infections, including acne, Seborrhea, cellulitis, folliculitis and athlete’s foot, are caused by bacteria or fungus.
Applying coconut oil directly to the skin may prevent the growth of these microorganisms, one of the major risk factors that can complicate the healing process.
It has been found that treating the wounds with pure coconut oil sped up healing, improved antioxidant status and increased levels of collagen, an important protein that aids in healing wounds and damaged skin.
is a major component of many different types of skin disorders, including psoriasis, dermatitis and eczema, conditions characterized by inflamed, scaly, itchy rashes.
Coconut oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. What’s more, coconut oil may ease inflammation by improving antioxidant status. Antioxidants work by stabilizing free radicals in the body, neutralizing the reactive atoms that can contribute to inflammation.
In addition to its effects on infection and inflammation, applying coconut oil to your skin can also help keep it hydrated. Acting as a light, rich occlusive barrier, coconut oil helps help retain moisture while keeping environmental contaminants out.
A study comparing the effects of olive oil and coconut oil in 52 adults with eczema found that applying coconut oil helped reduce dryness in addition to helping treat the eczema.
Another study found similar results, showing that coconut oil led to a 68% decrease in eczema severity, making it significantly more effective than mineral oil in the treatment of eczema.
Keeping your skin hydrated will assist in its main function as a barrier to keep out bacteria while promoting the healing of daily damage and maintaining overall skin integrity.
HEMP SEED OIL
HEMP SEED OIL
Hemp seed oil is harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. It’s a clear green oil and can have a nutty flavor.
It’s different from cannabidiol (CBD) oil, which is an extract of the cannabis plant and utilizes hemp flowers and leaves for its production.
Hempseed oil is made from the hemp seed itself and usually doesn’t contain any THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive component.
Moderates oil production
Hemp oil is perfect for oily and combination skin as it can moisturize without clogging pores. It can help balance out oily skin, while hydrating it and regulating the excess oil production.
Dryness can also cause your skin to overproduce oil, which in turn, can stimulate acne. Hemp oil can prevent dry skin without clogging pores. This helps reduce acne that’s caused by excess oil.
One of the omega-6 fatty acids that hemp oil contains is gamma-linolenic acid, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation.
This can help to calm inflammation and irritation on the skin, including acne and some conditions like psoriasis, while keeping the skin nourished and moisturized.
Part of what makes hemp seed oil so beneficial to the skin is that it’s rich in omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. These nutrients can help to treat skin conditions like atopic dermatitis.
In addition to moisturizing and soothing inflammation in the skin, hemp oil has anti-aging properties. Hemp oil can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as prevent signs of aging from developing.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in hemp oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging.
Moringa oil comes from the seed of the tropical Moringa tree that grows locally on Grand Cayman, affectionately know as drumstick.
Moringa oil has a unique nutrient profile, dominated by vitamin C and the vitamin B-family, as well as an unusually high level of monounsaturated fats and some saturated fats.
The most notable is 70% oleic acid (omega-9). There are also significant amounts (5-10%) of behenic acid, a saturated fat also known as docosanoic acid, that has a number of notable effects on the body.
Applying moringa oil to skin unlocks its moisturizing and emollient properties, that can help skin retain moisture and prevent inflammation or flaking.
This oil is also a purifying substance, thanks to its antibacterial nature, helping protect the skin against environmental and allergenic substances, as well as pathogens. The behenic acid in this oil helps protect the skin from environmental infiltration and damage.
Many people use moringa oil when they have suffered a scrape, wound, bruise or abrasion. It can stimulate blood flow to the area, as well as protect the wound from infection. This oil can also help counter bacterial and fungal infections that can easily become exacerbated by dust, grime, and oil.
Moringa oil is rich in omega-9 fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin E that seek out free radicals and protect from excess inflammation and strain. These nutrients are shown to have excellent antioxidant effects. Vitamin C stimulates the immune system and vitamin E further protects the skin.
Arthritis symptoms, headaches, sore muscles, chronic fatigue or joint disorders may benefit from the anti-inflammatory effects of moringa oil. It can ease tissue swelling and eliminate pain, making it a good choice for both chronic and acute problems.
Moringa oil can stimulate the growth of hair, while also protecting against hair loss. The emollient, antioxidant, and antibacterial properties of the oil protect the scalp and keep it moisturized, thereby limiting or eliminating dandruff. Furthermore, the rich supply of fatty acids can improve the shine and luster of hair.
People often turn to moringa oil for its soothing, comforting, relaxing properties. The behenic acid in this oil is known to calm the body, while other active and aromatic compounds can help relax the muscles and promote a sense of serenity. The oil can be diffused or topically applied for these sedative effects.
NEEM SEED OIL
Neem oil comes from the seed of the tropical Neem tree, also known as Indian lilac. It grows locally on Grand Cayman. Although it has a harsh odor, it’s high in fatty acids and other nutrients.
Neem oil is anti-microbial and contains many ingredients that are extremely beneficial to the skin. Some of those ingredients include:
fatty acids, limonoids, vitamin E, triglycerides, antioxidants, calcium
It is used in skin care to:
repell insects, treat dry skin and wrinkles, stimulate collagen production, reduce scars, heal wounds, treat acne, minimize warts and moles.
Neem oil may also be used to treat the symptoms of psoriasis, eczema, and other disorders of the skin.
Olive oil is made by pressing olives and extracting their oil.
In spite of its very thick, sticky texture, people are increasingly looking towards olive oil for its benefits as a facial moisturizer and massage oil, especially when it is combined with more emollient oils like coconut oil.
Rich in vitamins:
According to the International Olive Council, olive oil has many vitamins, including A, D, and K, as well as vitamin E.
Vitamin A is made up of several nutritional compounds, including retinoids. Retinoids are known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging with regular use.
Olive oil is also an antioxidant, so it might help prevent or reverse damage from free radicals and cancer-causing ultraviolet radiation. It has a very high concentration of an ingredient called squalene as compared to the other types of fats and oils that humans normally eat. The squalene is what gives olive oil the extra antioxidant boost.
In fact, one study found that when researchers applied olive oil to the skin of mice that were exposed to ultraviolet rays, the olive oil worked to fight off the cancer-causing cells. The rates of tumors were significantly lower in the mice that had olive oil applied to their skin.
If you’re prone to acne, using olive oil can decrease your acne by killing off the bacteria that causes the acne. Olive oil is also known to moisturize and hydrate your skin while reducing bacteria.
Olive Oil contains approximately 10% saturated fat, 60% oleic acid, 11% linoleic acid.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in olive oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging.
RASPBERRY SEED OIL
RASPBERRY SEED OIL
Raspberry Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus, is cold pressed from raspberry seeds and contains a high 83% of essential fatty acids.
The most abundant EFA’s are linoleic, alpha linolenic, and oleic acids. The composition of these omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids has been shown to reduce the effects of oxidative stress on skin.
The linoleic acid and oleic acids found in raspberry seed oil can’t be produced by the body but can play a crucial role in skin health and anti-aging.
Raspberry seed oil is an excellent free radical scavenger and antioxidant, with a rich source of tocopherol, along with carotenoides (vitamin A).
With a reported use for the prevention of rash, eczema and other skin lesions, it also has superior anti-inflammatory properties as compared to other well-known oils such as virgin avocado oil, grapeseed oil, hazelnut oil, and wheat germ oil.
Raspberry Seed Oil has a long shelf life due to its oxidative stability, making it an excellent oil for use in salves, serums, and lip balms.
ROSE HIP SEED OIL
ROSEHIP SEED OIL
Rosehip oil, also known as rosehip seed oil, is derived from the rosa canina rose bush. Unlike rose oil, which is extracted from rose flower petals, Rosehip oil is pressed from the fruit and seeds of the rose plant.
Prized for its valuable healing benefits, rosehip oil is loaded with skin-nourishing vitamins and essential fatty acids. It also contains phenols that have been shown to have antiviral, antibacterial, and antifungal properties.
Rose Hip Seed Oil contains approximately 6% saturated fat, 13% oleic acid 43% linoleic acid, and 36% alpha linolenic acid.
The many fatty acids in rosehip oil make it an excellent option for hydrating dry, itchy skin. The skin also easily absorbs the oil, allowing its antioxidants to travel deep into the skin’s layers.
Moisturizing helps lock in your skin’s natural hydration and rosehip oil is high in vitamins C and A encouraging skin cell turnover and boosting collagen production. Vitamin C also aids in cell regeneration, improving overall radiance.
Rosehip is rich in both polyphenols and anthocyanin, which helps reduce inflammation. It also contains vitamin E, an antioxidant known for its anti-inflammatory effects.
Cumulative damage from a lifetime of exposure to sun, wind, heat and cold play a major role in premature aging.
Rosehip oil contains antioxidants like vitamins A, C, and E. These vitamins have been shown to synergistically combat visible sun damage. Along with polyunsaturated fatty acids, may also help prevent photoaging and are imperative for preventing the breakdown of cell membranes in the skin.
Strong, healthy cells act as a barrier, preventing harsh daily environmental damage and microbes from invading the skin that can lead to aged appearance, immune dysfunction, breakouts and infections.
occurs when excess melanin forms dark spots or patches on the skin.
Rosehip oil is rich in vitamin A. Vitamin A is made up of several nutritional compounds, including carotenoids/retinoids. Retinoids are known for their ability to reduce hyperpigmentation and other visible signs of aging with regular use. Rosehip oil also contains both skin lightening lycopene and beta carotene.
Rosehip oil is rich in essential fatty acids and antioxidants, which are also integral for tissue and cell regeneration, wound healing, as well as the reduction of scars and fine lines.