Top 10 Essential Oils for Graceful Aging and Timeless Beauty
Beauty is only skin deep but the effects of premature aging run deeper. Graceful aging does not only entail the outward looks, but it should also be felt from within. A young person confined to bed will not appreciate his youth but a sprightly elderly woman who can run triathlons can be the epitome of youth. So, how does one achieve graceful aging and timeless beauty? Does it have to be measured by the number of wrinkles or is it a general disposition? To achieve ageless beauty, one should have a happy disposition, a positive mindset, a content heart, and a healthy body. Skin condition follows if you focus on the positive side of life, giving you the right mindset to improve yourself because you have a lot of reasons to do so.
Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) has been proven to have a high antioxidant and antimicrobial content based on a 2003 article published in the Turk Journal for Agriculture. Clary sage essential oil nourishes the skin to provide it the needed moisture and protection from free radicals. These free radicals kill the skins, resulting in premature aging. However, with clary sage, the skin cells regenerate faster, repairing the damaged skin layer, making it glow with youth.
Clary sage is also good for reducing skin inflammation. Without skin blemishes and conditions like psoriasis and eczema, the skin will no longer need to repair and heal the skin but use its nourishment to regenerate new cells, resulting in clearer skin. It also regulates the production of oil on the skin which can cause clogging of the pores, resulting in blackheads and acne. Used in a toner, clary sage promotes skin renewal and purifies the skin while supporting mental clarity and boosting intuition after cleaning your skin from impurities and dirt.
It also prevents wrinkles and skin discoloration from prolonged exposure to the sun or tanning machines. It also tightens the pores to make the skin tighter and firmer.
Rosehip oil is very good for moisturizing, anti-aging, treatment of scars, acne, and eczema, and is also high in antioxidants. The oil comes from the fruit of the rose family, usually, beach rose (Rosa rugosa) and dog rose (Rosa canina).
Rosehip oil is easily absorbed by the skin and can be used on the face and body. It also helps to reduce wrinkles by the production of collagen from the essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C, and E which are known antioxidants to ward off free radicals. It also lightens the scars and stretch marks for an even-toned, younger skin. Vitamin A in rosehip oil also lessens the darkness of age spots which are red flags for premature aging. Vitamin C in rosehips in one of the most abundant in plant sources and this helps the body to boost collagen production, uric acid, and glutathione. Both uric acid and glutathione are antioxidants that the body produces at the cellular level to promote the health of the cells.
It also promotes healthier skin by giving relief to rosacea and eczema.
Rosehip is the secret ingredient for Essential Rose Goddess Clay Exfoliant and Essential Rose Gold Face Oil. Together, these products cleanse your skin of impurities and hydrate your skin for that youthful and bright complexion.
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is known in Greek mythology as the “fruit of the dead” that Persephone ate, resulting in her required stay in the underworld for several months. Ironically, the fruit of the dead gave us a chance to more vibrant life with antioxidants present in both the arils (seeds) and the juice.
Regular consumption of pomegranate has been linked to fewer wrinkles and fine lines. It also prevents darkening of the skin due to overexposure to UVA and UVB. Aside from its anti-aging benefits by the increased cell regeneration, it also decreases inflammation, the incidence of skin cancers, and exfoliates the skin to reveal younger-looking skin. Not only that pomegranate may also improve the circulation of blood in the lower extremities, giving you more freedom to move so not only your face looks young but you also feel young.
A 2016 study has discovered the secret behind the anti-aging powers of pomegranate with the discovery of urolithin A that can recycle defective mitochondria. In another study, it was discovered that pomegranate juice concentrated powder (PCP) can reduce the skin wrinkles on hairless mice while increasing the amount of water in the skin, collagen type 1, and hyaluronan. Indulge in the antioxidant powers of pomegranate in Rose Gold Face Oil, formulated to hydrate your skin with the special blend of essential oils and at the same time, nourish and heal your skin and senses with soothing aromatherapy.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), characterized by flowers made more prominent by lavender-colored bracts surrounding a tiny blue, violet, or lilac flower.
Though lavender essential oil is generally accepted as powerful in helping to relax people with anxiety and sleep disturbances, there is limited research to support this claim on anxiety. It does, however, prove that lavender oil is not for everyone. People who suffer from hives may also suffer from contact dermatitis, allergic eczema, or facial dermatitis with contact application of lavender oil. It can also increase the photosensitivity of some persons.
However, to those who do not have allergic reactions, lavender oil is also a good alternative to heal acne because of its antibacterial properties. Aside from this, it is also a potent alternative to treat inflammation, fungal and microbial infections and is a powerful antidepressant. Ironically, it is also being studied to confirm its potential to treat wounds, rheumatism, muscular pains, dermatitis, acne, and eczema. Its potential to improve the cognitive function of patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease has also been proven in this study.
Mixed with jojoba oil and distilled water, it can increase jojoba oil’s ability to heal sunburns because of its pain-relieving and numbing effects on the affected area. It can also be used directly on the hands to soothe away the wrinkles from your parched skin. However, be mindful that in any case there are allergic reactions to this oil, discontinue use since the reactions are your body’s way of telling you to stop.
Relax to the calming aroma of lavender and chamomile in the Tranquil Mood Oil designed to relieve stress, invigorate your senses, and balance your mood for a healthier you.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) is an herb that can be used as a seasoning or for medicinal purposes since it is known to be a good alternative to relieve muscle pain without taking painkillers, improve memory, boost the immune and circulatory system, and thicken the hair. It has also been proven to kill the bacteria that cause acne, balance the oil production of the skin, and helps to clear out pores. It has anti-inflammatory properties that relieve the redness caused by acne breakouts to give you fairer and clearer skin. Read a more detailed study on rosemary here.
Thinning hair, especially on the crown are signs of aging. Stop that by using rosemary oil known to mimic the effects of minoxidil to stop androgenetic alopecia, minus the itch and the expense. It is also a good moisturizer and protects the skin from photoaging due to excessive exposure to UVA and UVB. It also has the potential to improve brain function in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
Another marker of aging is poor circulation, especially to the extremities. Rosemary oil can relieve that by a simple massage of the hands that ordinary oils cannot achieve. Increase your mobility with less joint inflammations from arthritis.
Try the potent combination of 11 plant ingredients, including rosehip, pomegranate, rose, and rosemary in Rose Gold Face Oil.
Essential oils from rose (Rosa damascena) is a common skincare product to alleviate dry skin and stop the menaces of acne and the subsequent redness and inflammation from acne. One clinical study on Japanese rose (Rosa rugosa) revealed that it can promote collagen production resulting in a more toned and compact skin and fewer wrinkles. Another study revealed that targeting senescent cells that no longer replicate may be the secret to anti-aging.
Essential Rose uses essential oils from Rosa damascena known as the Rose from Damas that is used in making perfumes. Research showed that the use of active plant cells from Rose from Damas resulted in lower senescent cells and increased proteoglycans and collagen production. Enjoy the healing benefits of Rose Gold Face Oil, filled with lots of other essential oils to make you look and feel better.
Lemons and any citrus for that matter are rich in vitamin C which is a well-known antioxidant. However, while it protects the skin from the damaging effects of the sun, it also increases the skin’s photosensitivity. Take extra caution when applying lemon on the skin since it can also cause more harm than good. When applied to the hair before going out in the sun, it tends to lighten the color of the hair, making it resemble highlights. However, if you do not want to have those “highlights”, apply lemon essential oil before bedtime, and be sure to rinse off everything in the morning to remove the lemon oil.
The lemon essential oil also helps to keep the nails healthy and protect it against nail fungus. Aside from these, the lemon essential oil is also good for healing respiratory diseases, as a disinfectant, as a mouthwash, and as an energy booster.
Studies revealed that lemons help to improve brain function if used as an aromatherapy oil. Brain function is an important marker of aging and an active brain is a sign of graceful aging and beauty. It has also been proven to increase concentration and clarity of thought. Use a few drops of lemon oil in a diffuser to achieve these benefits.
Sandalwood essential oil comes from the tree of the East Indian Sandalwood Tree (Santalum album), distilled to extract the oil. Sandalwood oil comes with alpha- and beta-santalol which are effective for several health and beauty issues. It’s a good astringent and can be used in toners to cleanse and tighten the skin. It also contains antioxidants that help to counter the effects of free radicals.
It can also be used to condition the hair so it maintains its luster and shine. People having trouble with sleep can also benefit from the relaxing effects of the essential oil applied to the back of the neck before sleep.
Sandalwood promotes alertness, relieves anxiety, hastens to heal wounds, and protects against skin cancer. It also has antibiotic properties that are potent enough against Staphylococcus aureus, a bacteria that can be acquired after a long stay in the hospital.
Mixed with lavender and chamomile essential oils, sandalwood can relieve anxiety, stress, and depression through aromatherapy. Sexual virility is also an indicator of timeless beauty and graceful aging. Sandalwood helps by increasing the libido and may help men with impotence. Use it in a massage oil to achieve this goal.
Carrot seed oil is an essential oil distilled from the seeds of Daucus carota. It has high antioxidant content making it a good ingredient for cosmetic products to help rejuvenate the skin. The high amounts of vitamins A, C, and E combine to improve the skin, produce collagen, and repair the skin from all kinds of skin damage.
It also protects the body from Candida infections that may result in several illnesses.
It can be used in aromatherapy to help the blood vessels relax and improve blood circulation. IT can also be used for skin care by adding it to cosmetics. It can treat certain skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and dermatitis.
However, carrot seed oil should not be used in full strength since it can cause rashes and burning sensations. It increases photosensitivity and should not be used without sunblock to prevent heat rash and sunburn. It should not also be given to pregnant and breastfeeding women.
Ylang-ylang grows on Cananga trees (Cananga odorata) which gives off a very aromatic scent. The essential oil is extracted by steam distillation and is found to be effective in helping boost the mood, reduce depression, help against anxiety, and a variety of other illnesses.
Ylang-ylang essential oil is also effective in stimulating the production of oil in the skin and on the scalp to keep the skin moisturized and the scalp healthy. It is also a good addition to facial toners.
Some claim that it increases the libido, cognitive function, and lowers blood pressure. It can also be used to treat head lice, using a combination of ylang-ylang, anise oil, and coconut oil.
It should not be used when one is pregnant or breastfeeding since there is not enough information about its effects on said situations. Some people are allergic to ylang-ylang oil and since there is not much research on its side effects when taken orally, caution should be applied.
Frankincense is a resin made from the Boswellia tree (Boswellia serrata). The essential oil is derived from the resin and is usually used for aromatherapy. It is good for treating dry skin and reducing the appearance of wrinkles. It is also good for lightening age spots, scars, and stretch marks. It can tighten the pores, reduce inflammations, and promote healing of wounds without forming scars.
Farnesol, one of the constituents of frankincense essential oil, is effective in reducing the signs of aging by minimizing wrinkles and improving the elasticity of the skin. Another constituent, limonene stimulates the immune system and also relieves a person of anxiety.
Before You Go
Essential oils are a very important part of your beauty regimen to enjoy graceful aging and timeless beauty. But remember that before committing to using an essential oil or a product with essential oil, always try a skin patch test to determine if you are allergic to your essential oils.