Aesthetic Aromatherapy is the use of Essential Oils when performing beauty treatments and blending cosmetic creams to treat skin issues. Essential Oils are highly effective in treating mild to severe acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea as well as lightening and brightening hyper pigmented skin and melasma.
Aesthetic Aromatherapy will also combat aging problems like wrinkles and loose skin and will rejuvenate and preserve a youthful complexion. With the correct formulation and application of products infused with Essential Oils, the skin will return to its natural state and maintain a healthy glow.
Essential Oils are extracted by various methods which is usually done by steam distillation from plants, herbs. flowers, seeds, grasses, roots, trees and fruits. They have been used in natural skincare as the result of collective knowledge gained over thousands of years. Their therapeutic properties together with their medicinal capabilities are known and recognized all over the world.
All Essential Oils are antibacterial and many of them are antiviral and anti-fungal. They are natural and achieve the desired results that cannot be gained through the use of synthetics because they can be classed as biotic. Biotic strengthens living tissue whilst destroying bacteria and that is the opposite of antibiotic, which does not strengthen living tissue nor destroy bacteria.
Essential Oil Therapy works directly on the skin and organs and has a direct effect on the limbic system in the brain. When massaged into the skin they work on all levels. They penetrate the skin and reach the bloodstream to heal our muscles and organs while at the same time we are receiving their scents through the nose which contribute to the natural essence in the healing process.
Now, not all Essential Oils are good for the skin. And many of them are not meant to be applied directly on the skin. For these to be effective, it’s best to be used in synergy with other oils and diluted with cold press vegetable oil and/or butter.
Below is a list of some skin friendly Essential Oils and vegetable oils that heal and maintain healthy skin:
Bergamot – Can be used for all skin types and with its antiseptic and healing properties, it makes a good choice for treating disorders such as acne, eczema and psoriasis.
Cedarwood – Is valuable for all types of skin eruptions such as acne, eczema and dermatitis due to its antiseptic and astringent properties.
Fennel – Contains phytohormones which act as a natural estrogen, it combats aging problems such as wrinkles, loose skin and cellulite.
Grapefruit – It is non-toxic and non-irritating and is effective for the treatment of acne and oily skin.
Lemon – Is a good friend to the skin especially for problems of excess oils and acne. A very important use for aging because it has the ability to tighten and stimulate the skin.
Myrrh – This oil is rejuvenating, fungicidal, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, cooling and astringent.
Rose – This oil is a highly effective ingredient with its anti-inflammatory, astringent, toning and rejuvenating properties. Great for eczema, dry, sensitive and mature skin conditions.
Ylang Ylang – Is the yin and yang of essential oils for its ability to balance sebaceous glands. It can be used for both dry and oily skin types.
Apricot Oil – Very light and easily absorbed into the skin. Great for dry and mature skin.
Avocado – Large amounts of Vitamin A, B and D. Has the ability to penetrate the outer layers of the skin because being similar to sebaceous fat, the oil quickly merges with it. Has a beneficial effect on dry skin and wrinkles.
Carrot Root Oil – Is an antioxidant, rich in beta-carotene, Vitamins B, C, D and E and essential fatty acids. This oil is especially good for dry, chapped skin and has rejuvenating properties delaying the aging process.
Grapeseed Oil – Contains a high percentage of linoleic acid and Vitamin E. It is a gentle emollient, leaving the skin with a satin finish without feeling greasy.
Jojoba Oil – The chemical structure resembles sebum and can dissolve it which makes it highly effective in treating oily acne skin. It is very balancing and will also help treat conditions like dry, chapped skin and eczema and psoriasis.
Rosehip Oil – Is a tissue regenerator which is excellent for mature skin. It has been known to be effective on scars, wounds, burns, eczema and aging.
Shea Butter – This African Butter soothes and softens dry chapped skin while nourishing all skin types.