So many people think they cannot use oil on their skin, and they are incorrect. It’s about using the right kind of oils for your skin type. In this post we talk about quality, quantity and benefits. We want everyone to be able to use essential oils safely.
You will want to look out for high quality sustainably sourced, cold pressed, and organic oils. Please note that organic does not mean cold pressed and cold pressed does not automatically mean organic. What you want to strive for is an oil that is based on all of these three principles.
At Jenette Skin Care we make sure our sourcing goes beyond economic considerations and we take into account environmental, social and ethical factors as well. So far, so sustainable.
You will also want to make sure you are not using any essential oils directly on your skin unless they are in a carrier oil. They need to be diluted to ensure maximum benefits and safety. In fact, according to Robert Tisserand's Essential Oil Safety, skin can actually absorb more of the essential oil through the process of dilution.
We recommend looking out for oils that have been diluted into a carrier oil that aims to apply the three principles we set out above. Some great options to use for carrier oils are:
Sweet Almond Oil, Rosehip Seed Oil, Jojoba Oil and of course Jenette’s personal favorite, Grapeseed oil. Always remember to keep in mind allergies to specific herbs, flowers, fruits and/or nuts before playing around with your own oils. For pregnant and nursing mamas; always consult your physician before applying any oils.
Cold pressed oils are obtained through pressing the fruit or seed through a steel press. Cold pressed oils retain all their aroma and nutritional value making these oils great for skin care requirements. They truly keep all of the necessary omega fatty acids that we want and need for healthy, radiant skin!
Organic oils are of superior quality compared to conventional essential oils. They are cold pressed from plants that have grown without being treated with pesticides. Another plus for your skin and body!
Before we go into the obvious skincare benefits, essential oils can be a wonderful tool to alleviate emotional stress and anxiety through their aromatherapeutic qualities.
Moving on to skincare; our multipurpose Be Clean Detoxifying Elixir soothes your skin while making sure only the right bacteria stay intact, creating the perfect biome and glow. Ingredients include Rosemary, Basil, Eucalyptus and Peppermint. This combination aids in healing, toning and brightening your skin. Other products include our Be Calm Brightening C Serum that contains Sandalwood EO, OCP Pomegranate Seed Oil, Radish Root Ferment, Meadow Foam Seed Oil. This serum heals sun damage & environmental stress, improves skin texture and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.
A closer look at the essential oils we use:
Rosemary Essential Oil
Key benefits: anti-aging, promotes mental clarity, reduces nervous tension and fatigue, supports healthy respiratory function.
Basil Essential Oil
Key benefits: acts as a natural antibiotic for your skin, anti-viral and boosts the skin’s immune system to fight off bacteria on its own. It doesn't get much more healing than that!
Eucalyptus Lemon Essential Oil
Key Benefits: Essential Oil antibacterial; promotes better concentration, relieves headaches, heals most inflammation and respiratory issues.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Key Benefits: instantly calms and cools sensitive skin while killing bacteria, all the while ridding headaches and nausea.
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