What You Need to Know about Natural Oils
Also known as essential oils, natural oils are not really oils in the true sense! This is simply because they do not contain fatty acids which make them rightly to be considered
as essential oils. Natural oils are highly concentrated plant oils which possess potent medicinal and cosmetic qualities. Most natural oils are miniscule in molecular size. Because of this they are well absorbed by skin and so are perfect ingredients in personal care products intended to heal, soften and nourish skin and hair.
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For thousands of years natural oils in various cultures have be en used for medicinal and health purposes. The antiviral, antibacterial, anti fungal, detoxifying, antidepressant, stimulating and calming properties have recently enabled them gain popularity as a safe and cost effective therapy for a number of concerns. Benefits of natural oils are vast and usage ranges from natural medicine, personal beauty care, household cleaning products and aromatherapy. However, caution must be exercised that undiluted natural should never be used on skin. Moreover, natural oils should not be taken internally, especially oils like eucalyptus and wintergreen. The good news is that most natural oils will last for 7 to 10 years if not more.
Top Natural Oils for Personal Use
Rosemary – This natural oil is good for hair preparations. It is also effective for oily and acne prone skin.
Lavender – Lavender natural oil is good for all skin types and hair product preparations. The aroma is also excellent for relaxation.
Tea Tree – This oil is great for oily and acne prone skin and for getting rid of dandruff. Tea tree oil is also good for healing.
Peppermint – Peppermint oil is often used in lip balms. It is also good for oily skin and acne treatment.
Rose Geranium – This natural oil is also good for all types of skin. It is useful in making perfumes and in homemade moisturizers.
Sweet Orange – Sweet orange oil suits all types of skin. It is also very soothing as room spray for kids.
Lemon – This natural oil is sparingly used in toners and products made for oily skin. Lemon oil is also great for lifting moods.
Use of Natural Oils in Aromatherapy
Recommended usage of natural oils is hotly contested throughout aromatherapy. While most of the natural oils available in the market are safe, it is suggested that you should research before using them. It is advised that unless you are convinced about the safety of a certain oil, do not use them. However, do not be afraid of natural oils but just make sure you understand what you want.
Natural oils are great for enhancing mood. Lavender, ylang-ylang, lemon, chamomile, grapefruit and peppermint all help in producing happy and joyous moods. While clary sage is helpful for women with PMS, overuse can lead to intoxication. Rosemary natural oil is great for increasing focus and concentration. Aromatherapy also encourages mix and match uses of certain natural oils.
Ristrah’s Schild Hair Color Stain Protector
Ristrah’s Schild Hair Color Stain Protector is an all natural 100% vegan formula made of vitamins, Shea butter and natural oils that act as a hair color stain shield while dyeing hair. While preventing hair color staining on skin it also helps in nourishing skin. Schild Hair Color Stain Protector uses laven der essential oil for that light and natural refreshing scent. This is an all natural formula which is free of alcohol, synthetic fragrances, petrochemicals, PEG, SLS/SLES, phthalates, parabens, artificial fragrances and animal ingredients. Just apply Schild Hair Color Stain Protector along the hairline, forehead, ears and neck before using the hair dye. However, be careful not to apply this to hair. Rinse the hair color stain protector while rinsing the hair color.