So, what exactly is an essential oil? According to the American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, an essential oil is “a volatile oil, usually having the characteristic odor or flavor of the plant from which it is obtained, used to make perfumes and flavorings.” Basically, they are natural oils found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants. It’s the stuff that makes a rose smell like a rose, and a mint leaf smell minty and cool.
Although volatile in nature, essential oils can assist you with some of your most pressing challenges. With hair, they can help to stimulate growth, soothe an itchy scalp and rid your scalp of bacteria and fungus.
Your skin can benefit from the use of essential oils as they assist in the treatment of acne, help with dry, irritated and sensitive skin as well. Essential oils in a good body butter will help moisturize and soften your skin
Looking for a way to create a calm and tranquil environment? Known for their use in aromatherapy, essential oils have been said to provide a way of doing just that when used in diffusers that distribute the mist throughout your space.
Whether it's for hair, skin, body or your environment, we've put together a sample kit of essential oils that will help get you acquainted with the beauty of their scent and working properties.
This offering includes 8 Essential Oils. They will introduce you to the world of scent the natural way as well as their use in natural skin, body and hair care: Bergamot, Frankincense, Lavender, Lemongrass, Myrrh, Orange, Rosemary and Spearmint.
Bergamot - In hair care bergamot stimulates the blood flow to your hair follicles, thereby strengthening your hair and its roots.
In natural black skin care bergamot acts as an astringent, cleanser and antiseptic. Great for oily, acne, psoriasis and eczema challenged skin.
In aromatherapy, bergamot can act as a sedative as well as be used for uplifting anxiety, depression and nervous tension.
Frankincense - In natural hair care, Frankincense is known to make your hair roots stronger, which stops the shedding and falling of hair from your scalp.
In natural black skin care, it promotes the regeneration of healthy skin cells. Has been known to aid in minimizing stretch marks and scarring.
In aromatherapy, frankincense elevates and soothes your mind, producing a feeling of calmness. It's been said to ward off evil spirits. The priest don't burn this in the temples for nothing.
Lavender - Considered the most versatile of essential oils, is an antiseptic, healing and pain relieving oil. In hair care it works to help prevent hair loss and control, if not eliminate dandruff.
In natural black skin care, lavender essential oil, is good for all skin types It balances, detoxifies, stimulates circulation and aids in treating small burns on your skin.
In aromatherapy, lavender essential oil is known to cleanse and soothe your Spirit as it relieves anger and exhaustion.
Lemongrass - In natural hair care, Lemongrass has been known to strengthen your hair follicles, as they promote hair growth.
In natural black skin care, lemongrass is used as a tonic, cleanser and as an astringent. It is especially good when used on oily skin.
In aromatherapy, lemongrass essential oil stimulates, revives and energizes. It's often referred to as the drivers oil, as it brings your energy level up when traveling on long trips.
Tea Tree - In natural hair care, Tea Tree oil is referred to as having antibacterial, antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Because of this, it is said to stimulate healthy hair growth and has minimized scalp problems such as dryness and flakiness.
In natural black skin care Tea Tree oil has been shown to benefit acne, eczema, psoriasis, fungus and even skin cancer. Some studies have shown the use of Tea Tree oil to just as effective as benzoyl peroxide but without the side effects of redness and peeling. Remember Tea Tree oil is an essential oil, and when not diluted properly, you could actually experience redness and peeling.
In aromatherapy, Tea Tree oil is one of the most popular. It's known to boost your immune system and fight off infection.
Orange (Sweet) - While it's not an essential oil that you would apply and go directly into the sun wearing, it is known to help with bacterial and fungal infections in your scalp. It's also great for breaking up waxy sebum on your scalp and balancing an oily scalp.
In natural black skin care it's been used to improve your skin's texture and tone, heal acne and aid in removing toxins from your skin.
In aromatherapy orange essential oil is an uplifting oil. It will dispel tension and stress as well as revive you when feeling bored and lacking energy.
Rosemary - In natural hair care, rosemary essential oil has a reputation for stimulating hair growth and has been used by many cultures for centuries for growing hair. It's also used to reduce hair loss.
In natural black skin care rosemary acts as an antiseptic and is used to treat blemished skin as well as oily skin.
In aromatherapy, rosemary, clears your head, aids in memory and is good for mental strain, general dullness and lethargy.
Spearmint - While we all know and have been introduced to peppermint essential oil, it is a hybrid oil that's a combination of spearmint essential oil and water mint. Spearmint is an anti-inflammatory oil. It stimulates blood flow to your scalp which carries more nutrients to your scalp.
In skin care, spearmint has been used to soothe itchy skin and in aromatherapy it aids in stimulating a tired mind.
These are the Basic 8 Essential Oils found in the Sample Kit for Natural Black Skin, Hair and Body Care.
8 - 5 ml essential oils - giving you 18-24 drops per container
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How To Use: One of the main things to remember is that all essential oils are to be diluted with carrier oils.
Carrier oils are jojoba, coconut, grape seed, apricot and olive oil. Shea butter is also a carrier agent. You only need 1-2 drops per oil, depending on the size of any given product you're creating.
It's best to work on a glass surface, so a cutting board (yes they have them made of frosted glass) an old window pane or a piece of glass cut to fit your work surface is best. You must keep your work area clean. Warm to hot soapy water with a little Clorox works well.
Have separate blending containers, measuring cups, spoons and pipettes for essential oil use only. If you're one of the lucky ones, a room would be the perfect work space. Otherwise, set aside an area in a room that is well lit, yet not enough to bring extreme heat to your work area and treat this space as if it's a workroom.
Store your essential oils in a cool dry place and never leave the tops off.
Their use is not meant to replace traditional medicine or professional services.
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