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October 22, 2019
Beauty is certainly not only skin deep, and at Essential Rose, we believe it is equally important to support both your skin and wellbeing, aka your inner and outer beauty. That is why we infuse the science of aromatherapy into our skincare products for the most holistic beauty experience around. Using plant-based ingredients such as essential oils, beauty products have the power to alter your mood, balance your emotions, and help you lead a healthier and more empowered lifestyle, all while nourishing your skin.
Whether it's tackling anxiousness or boosting positivity and concentration, there are some serious benefits to sprinkling a bit of essential oil here and there. Not only do essential oils balance the skin's oil production, repair damaged skin cells, boost circulation and detoxification, and promote skin-regeneration, they also support positive states of mind. Research shows that essential oils work on a chemical level to change the chemistry of the brain. Aromatherapy activates certain smell receptors in the brain that send messages to stimulate your limbic system, which plays a role in your emotions, memories, and associations. In fact, the limbic system is actually known as the "House of Emotions" because it's the part of our brain where our emotional and instinctual tendencies are activated. Using essential oils can stimulate the limbic system and promote the release of feel-good chemicals like dopamine and serotonin, reduce blood pressure and heart rate, balance the central nervous system, lower cortisol levels, and so much more. When you apply essential oils to the skin through skin care products, they cleanse, regenerate, and repair skin for glowing radiance while also imparting these “mind” benefits. The result is a completely natural and clean holistic experience of beauty within and without .
Here are some of the most popular essential oils we love and how they can create “mood-enhancing beauty.” Check them out below:
LavenderUse to: balance skin's oil production, heal wounds and damaged skin, alleviate anxiety and calm your mindHow? Lavender is a heal-all oil that can be added to virtually any skin care product for hydration, healing, and radiance. Lavender balances skin oil production, soothes wounded or damaged skin, and relives physical tension. Emotionally, it has been proven to ease symptoms of depression and anxiety due to it’s highly sedative, anxiolytic, mood-balancing, and calming properties. One of its main constituents, Linalool, is shown to exhibit anti-conflict effects. Lavender oil promotes mental and emotional well-being and, due to its abundant neuro-protective properties, is known to support the treatment of a variety of neurological disorders.Tip: Apply Lavender to the temples before bed each night for a peaceful, easy rest without clogging pores. Find in our Tranquil Mood Oil® mixed with Lavender and Chamomile for ultimate tranquility and surrender. Create a ritual while reciting our Tranquil Mood Mantra, "I surrender with fluidity and ease" as you use.
PineUse to: cleanse skin, clear acne and breakouts, fight stress and inflammationHow? Pine bark contains multiple compounds that cleanse and clear skin while fighting oxidative stress and inflammation. They relieve mental, physical, and adrenal fatigue. Pine is commonly used in Aromatherapy for its strengthening and reviving effect on the mind and body. It has pain-relieving properties reduce the effects of spasms and “perceived pain.”
Tip: Try our Sacred Mood Mist™ with Pine and Neroli for clear complexion and mental clarity. Deepen the experience of mindfulness with our Sacred Mood Mantra, "I embrace the divine unfolding of my life," as you mist above the head and face.
ChamomileUse to: reduce inflamed, damaged, or irritated skin, dissolve anxiety and melt stressHow? Chamomile is high in anti-inflammatory compounds that soothe and heal the skin, while promoting a deep state of relaxation. Due to its sedative properties, research shows that the use of Chamomile can attenuate and alleviate depressive and anxiety symptoms through reinforcing the nerves. It contains antispasmodic andanti-inflammatory properties, which can soothe tense and “inflamed” emotions and states of mind.Fun fact: Chamomile is derived from the two greek words “Khamai” (“on the ground”) and “Melon” (“apple”), which are attributed to it’s apple-scented aroma. It is also known as the “star among medicinal species.”
PatchouliUse to: fight acne causing bacteria, balance skin's oil production, promote grounding, sensuality, and euphoriaHow? Patchouli is highly antibacterial to help heal the skin and maintain the skin's natural barrier. Emotionally, it is shown to decrease sympathetic nervous activity, which is responsible for the fight-or-flight response in the body. This, in conjunction with its shown ability to reduce heart rate makes it grounding and stress-relieving. It is also recorded to be both a stimulant, which supports its historic use as an aphrodisiac, and a relaxant through its ability to increase Alpha brain waves. This simultaneous stimulating and relaxing activity is perhaps why it is also used prior to meditation and considered to be a “euphoric”.
Tip: Try our Empower Body Oil featuring Patchouli and Cardamom for ultimate skin hydration and emotional grounding. Massage into the skin post-shower to lock in moisture and hydration as you recite our Empower Mantra for ultimate self-care and emotional grounding: "I embody strength from the core of my being."
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