Essential oils seem to be sweeping the nation. There isn’t a social feed that doesn’t contain a friend’s testimonial to the health benefits of essential oils.
Did you know that essential oils aren’t just a new fad? They have been used for thousands of years. Originating in Egypt, essential oils were used for religious, cosmetic and medicinal purposes.
What is an essential oil?
Essential oils are extracts of various parts of a plant, not only flowers but herbs, trees and other types of plants as well. The oils are obtained by distilling portions of the plant, thus extracting the “essence” of it. They are commonly referred to as the “life force” of the plant and they have many unique properties and benefits.
Below are the top 7 essential oils for both relieving stress and improving the look of your skin:
Extracted from the Bergamot citrus fruit, it has been used as both an antidepressant and stimulant and contains a powerful “top note” aroma. When applied it creates a sensation of freshness and energy, this is due to its ability to increase blood flow.
Bergamot can be found in Yon-Ka Cellular Code.
Extracted from a process of steam distillation from the wood pieces of the Cedar Wood tree, Cedarwood essential oil is known for its calming effects. Cedarwood has been found in clinical tests to benefit children that have both ADD and ADHD. It has also been claimed to help resolve acne prone skin.
Cedarwood can be found in Yon-Ka Creme 155.
German Chamomile was listed in Dioscorides De Materia Medica Europe’s first guide to Medicine in 78 AD, making it one of the world’s oldest herbal treatments. It has been used as a stress reliever and natural anesthetic. It even has skin healing properties such as the ability to reduce redness and reduce the appearance of broken capillaries.
German Chamomile can be found in Yon-Ka Creme 11.
The essential oil of Geranium is extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the Geranium plant and can improve circulation and reduce blood pressure, which in turn can benefit your mood and skin. One of the main uses of Geranium is as an astringent, making your skin firmer and more toned.
Geranium can be found in 70% of the Yon-Ka Collection including the vitalizing Crème Pamplemousse PS.
Jasmine essential oil is extracted from the flower and is known for its stimulating, fragrant aroma. Jasmine can help turn feelings of negativity into positive ones and for this reason it is often used in treating depression. Beyond its use to improve your mood, it can also be used to treat dry and dehydrated skin.
As a common alternative treatment for insomnia, Lavender essential oil can increase sleep regularity. The calming scent that Lavender releases makes it an excellent stress reducer and mood stabilizer. According to many Aromatherapists, Lavender is also one of the most beneficial essential oils when it comes to treating acne-prone skin.
Lavender can be found in 70% of the Yon-Ka Collection including the protecting and hydrating Creme 28.
The essential oil of rose is extracted by steam distillation of fresh Damascus Rose. While roses are considered one of the world’s most beautiful flowers, they also have immense healing powers. Its scent can promote a feeling of wellbeing as well as stimulating the mind. By also regulating hormone production, rose essential oils can help your skin look both fresh and youthful.
Rose can be found in Masque N°1.
The naturally high concentrations of active principals found in essential oils results in very powerful and concentrated substances. Therefore, to achieve good skin care results and avoid overuse, it’s best to carefully does and blend essential oils with nourishing and hydrating plant extracts. This will result in a versatile and effective skin treatment that will be tolerated by all skin types.