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Essential Oils : Essential Oils Uses and their Benefits
Organic Carrot Oil and Skin Care
Carrot oil consists of b-carotene, vitamins, minerals, pro-vitamin A (B, C, D, E)
Indications for carrot oil use:
Carrot oil has anti-inflammatory properties and is used on damaged skin with a variety of irritation or peeling. Carrot oil is also used in treatment of burns, psoriasis and eczema. Carrot oil is one of the best oils for dry skin. It helps formation of new skin cells, stimulating the production of sebum in dry or damaged skin.
How to use carrot oil:
It’s recommended to use 2-5% of carrot oil in the mixture if used in treatment or restoration of normal levels of moisture of skin and hair.
Extract from the roots of carrots is not a contraindication, but excessive domestic use can lead to skin becoming dry, peel off and even change colour to tint of orange. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to serious intoxication of your body.
Carrot oil used as care for your eyes
From early childhood we learn to have a carrot to improve vision. Carrot has a calming effect for tired or irritated eyes. Take 3-5 drops of carrot oil three times a day. If the situation does not improve consult a doctor.
Carrot oil nourishes and heals your skin
Carrot oil useful in skin care. It is particularly good for those places of your body that are continuously exposed to sunlight. Sunlight creates the risk of blisters and skin peeling off. Rubbing in carrot oil will help in treatment of cuts and herpes.
Carrot oil moisturizes your skin
Carrot oil is ideal for dry or cracked skin. Just rub carrot oil into the skin or add it to your face or body lotion.
Olive Oil, Health Benefits of Olive Oil
Dietitians from France believe that olive oil protects us from nearly every disease, prolongs life and make us younger. Olive oil slows down the aging process: to this conclusion came scientists who surveyed a few hundred Europeans 65-84 years of age. Those who used in their diet this useful product do not suffer with forgetfulness and have fewer complaints of age ailments.
It turned out that olive oil protects against bowel cancer. In countries where traditionally consume a lot of olive oil, cases of cancer of large intestine were much lower than where salads were dressed using other oils. Cancer preventing effects of olive oil are evident if it is used in natural form.
According to cardiologists olive oil reduces by 70% the risk of myocardial infarction. Its polyunsaturated fatty acids normalize the work of female genital glands and help to conceive. So olive oil is necessary for all, and contraindications to its use are practically none.
Health benefits of olive oil:
- olive oil protects us from nearly every disease
- prolongs life
- olive oil make us younger
- slows down the aging process
- olive oil protects against bowel cancer
- olive oil reduces by 70% the risk of myocardial infarction
Fucus oil – Cosmetology and Fucus Oil
Fucus refers to a group of brown algae growing in shallow water zones of the Atlantic Ocean, the North Sea and the western part of the Baltic Sea, as well as in the Pacific Ocean.
Fucus contains iodine, all the macro- and micro-elements, and vitamins, improves blood circulation, soothes skin. The uniqueness of fucus oil is in its chemical composition – it is identical with blood and plasma composition of the human organism.
Regular application of fucus oil completely regenerates skin, imparts elasticity to skin, returns youth and beauty.
At the present time fucus has become a very popular remedy for weight improvement. It blocks assimilation of fats from the intestinal tract, activates metabolism; as well as supports the action of the immune and lymphatic systems.
Rich content of macro- and micro-elements and vitamins, pantothenic acid, biotin act upon carbohydrate metabolism, purine and lipid exchange, regulate the state of skin and remove cellulite.
Fucus oil is recommended for reducing of local fat depot and as an anti-cellulite remedy. It improves skin elasticity and facilitates the penetration of natural bio-active components and vitamins into skin. Used in combination with peelings or as an independent remedy mainly for body skin.
Fucus oil has the following properties:
- protects skin from early aging and desiccation
- prevents the appearance of wrinkles, soothes wrinkles
- preserves skin effulgence and elasticity
- removes marks of fatigue, baggy skin below the eyes and livid rings under the eyes
- stimulate cell renewal, and your skin gets gentle and fresh
- nourish skin with mineral salts and micro-elements, necessary for the regulation of skin balance
- improves skin ability to retain moisture and resistance to the influence of age and climate
- stimulates local blood circulation
- assist the egestion of toxic substances
- effective as a local remedy at cellulite, local fat depot
- has local anti-allergic action
Proceeding from above-listed properties, the main trend in the application of fucus oil is cosmetology. Furthermore, an indication for fucus oil application is living in ecologically unfavorable region.
Fucus oil is contraindicated at serious skin diseases.
Organic coconut oil: Benefits of pure coconut oil
Coconut oil – a natural product based on plant origin. Organic coconut oil is produced from dried coconut palm fruit pulp, called copra. Gathered coconut oil is being refined, deodorant and bleached. It hardens easily, so it is quite easy to transport. Coconut oil is produced in tropical and subtropical coastal regions; it makes up to 8% of the total production of vegetable and animal fats in the world.
Organic coconut oil does not react with air, so even without a refrigerator it stays fit for consumption for several years. Organic coconut oil is sweet, relatively light, resilient and has a cooling effect.
Coconut oil is very popular in massage. Massage with coconut oil reduces the internal heat of the body, related to sexual initiation. Men, who regularly receive massage with coconut oil note that it increases the overall tone, improves quality of sperm and stops premature ejaculation.
Organic coconut oil is quickly absorbed by the skin and improves its structure. It can be used for direct face massage, neck and upper chest, as well as the whole body, especially effective after bathing for dry types of skin.
Due to its composition, which is composed of saturated fatty acids, it is absorbed very quickly and makes the skin like “velvet”. Coconut oil also prevents the appearance of cracks on hands and heels. Organic coconut oil is an excellent antiseptic – after 40 days of exposure in the sun in a bottle of blue glass, it gains abilities to cure burns, and so it is always useful to have in the kitchen. By rubbing coconut oil in the skin, palms and the soles of the feet you can get rid of a fever.
Coconut oil has moisturizing, nourishing, anti-inflammatory effect, is effective with dry and peeling skin, cracks, burns. Organic coconut oil – is also valued for its purifying properties and foams. If you use organic coconut oil in the soap manufacturing it will give wonderful air foam.
Coconut oil is a wonderful tonic. It has sun-protecting properties. It protects and moisturizes thin, dried hair, helps with the problem of secant tips. You can apply coconut oil in its pure form on the hair as a mask.
Coconut oil well mixes with other liquids and sun-protecting creams and emulsions; it can also be used in its pure form, using it before and after sunbathing – creates a stable protective layer. Organic coconut oil can be mixed in a liquid state with all other oils, expanding and multiplying their effect.
Benefits of coconut oil for the body:
- Reduces the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease
- Reduces the risk of cancer and degenerating processes
- Increases resistance to bacterial, viral, fungal (including yeast forms) infections
- Supports the immune system, reduces the adaptability of viruses to antibiotics
- Is indispensable for people who wishes to lose extra weight, because it isn’t saved in the fat deposits
- Heals various skin diseases – rashes, swelling, ulcers, eczema and fungal infections.
Sesame seed oil health benefits:
Sesame seed oil contains a great quantity of fatty acids: oleinic, linolic (41%), palmitinic, and stearinic acids.
Sesame plant was known as early as 7000 years ago. In ancient Egypt flour was made of sesame seeds. Roman legionaries mixed it with honey. They ate this delicacy before joining battle. They believed Sesame seed oil charged them with energy. People believe that Sesame seed oil helps to get rid of spots that remain after blackheads.
Sesame seed oil is extracted from sesame seeds. It is one of the main curative remedies used in Ayurveda – teaching on methods of treatment in Indian medicine. It is considered to be health-giving, clearing poisons from the organism and calefacient.
Sesamol is a natural active component of Sesame seed oil. It prevents oxidation processes and absorbs ultraviolet rays. It is this property that makes Sesame seed oil an effective remedy for sun protection.
Sesame seed oil can be used as a base for expensive blends of flower fragrances, as well as in pure form used to treat skin diseases, rheumatic skin diseases, and disturbed circulation. Sesame seed oil can be kept for 2 years. You can add essential oils to it at your own choice to get your own oil for skin treatment or massage blend.
Sesame seed oil is rich with vitamin E. Sesame seed oil contains the complex of vitamins B, as well as calcium and phosphor. It has lecithin and protein. Lecithin is a natural antioxidant. The greatest quantity of it is in egg yolk and in soy bean. Lecithin is often used in lipsticks, in creams for eyes, lotions and shampoos.
Sesame seed oil is produced from raw or roasted grains. Sesame seed oil made out of raw grain is lighter. It treats eczema, psoriasis, and other skin diseases. It is recommended to mix with other essential oils.
Indications and actions for Sesame seed oil
- fits for everyday all types skin treatment
- used for activation of the lipid exchange and renewal of protective functions of epidermis
- Sesame seed oil has a harmonizing effect on skin and the organism in whole
- restores, moisturize, nourishes and soothes skin, removes peeling and irritation
- Sesame seed oil is recommended for eye contour treatment and gentle baby skin
- blocks ultraviolet rays
- Application methods of Sesame seed oil
- in massage products and hair balsams
- acceptable concentration of Sesame seed oil in creams is up-to 10%
- Sesame seed oil is used to in treatment of cold. Inject a few drops of warm Sesame seed oil into the nose. It is also very beneficial to rub warm Sesame seed oil into the bottoms of the feet and the chest before going to bed
- Sesame seed oil is also used in treatment of cough
Health benefits of sesame seed oil:
In medicine sesame seed oil is taken for the treatment of thrombocytopenic purpura and hemorrhagic diathesis; it increases the number of thrombocytes and promotes blood coagulability. The best sorts of sesame seed oil are used as replacement of olive and almond oils for the production of ointments, liniments, plasters, oil emulsions and injection solutions made of oil-soluble preparations.
As a mild purgative, it is used in the form of clysters. Sesame seeds also serve as raw material for the production of edible oil. They are used at hemorrhagic diathesis.
Formal medicine uses sesame seed oil that is cold pressed from sesame seeds, as a base for the production of oil-soluble preparations given by injections. Pharmaceutical manufacturers use sesame seed oil for the production of oil emulsions, ointments and plasters that are beneficial in curing various diseases.
Here are some of the health benefits of sesame seed oil:
Sesame seed oil helps treat cold
Warm up sesame oil in a waterbath to the temperature 36 -38ºC. Before going to bed rub oil into the patient’s chest skin, warm the chest and get the patient to bed.
Sesame oil can be taken 0.5 – 1 tablespoon per day on a regular basis. If the remedy is taken only once a day, it is preferably to do it in the morning.
Sesame seed oil helps treat stomach upset
In 150 – 200 ml of boiled cold water dissolve 1 teaspoon of honey. Grind up sesame seeds, take 1 – 2 teaspoons of the prepared mash and stir in the honey. Drink in small portions till diarrhea stops.
Sesame seed oil helps treat gastritis and ulcerative colitis
Take 0.5 – 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 1 – 3 times per day.
Sesame seed oil helps treat constipation
Take 0.5 – 1 tablespoon of oil per day. At grievous chronic constipation, the prescribed dose can be doubled.
Sesame seed oil helps treat intestinal colic
A little quantity of oil is rubbed into the belly till full absorption by skin.
Soothing ointments at skin irritations. At inflammatory processes on skin and on mucous membranes
Press juice from aloe leaves and vine fruits. Mix the juices in equal parts. Then mix one part of the prepared blend with one part of sesame oil. Applied externally, anointing itching skin areas at dermatitis, as well as taken by mouth 1 tablespoon 2 – 3 times a day.
Sterile tissues and butter muslin, bandage, folded in several layers and saturated with sesame oil, are applied to areas of bodily injury. Cloth saturation is renewed every 12 – 24 hours. Instead of curative bandages, one can use simple anointment of traumatic area with oil.
Anti-inflammatory effect is achieved by the treatment of damaged areas with sesame oil. Anointing is made several times a day. Additionally, one should take by mouth at least 0.5 – 1 teaspoon of oil.
Sesame seed oil helps treat female maladies
Roast a portion of sesame seeds on a slow fire, then place them in a mortar and grind into powder. Mix with vegetable oil and apply to the areas of the inflammatory lactiferous gland at mastitis.
Sesame seed oil helps treat bracing remedies
Sesame seeds are taken as purifying and health-improving remedy. The powder made of them is taken by mouth with water 3 times a day before a meal. One dose is 15 – 20 g of the seed mash. Sesame oil can also neutralize toxins. Minimal daily quantity of oil, necessary for antitoxic and tonic effect is 25 – 30 ml. Being highly nutritious, the oil promotes revivification at dystrophy.
Sesame seed oil helps treat hemorrhoid
Take 2 tablespoons of ground sesame, pour over 0.5 l of boiling water and boil for 3 – 5 minutes. Place the vessel in warmth and decoct the content till it gets cool. The decoction, prepared in such a way, is used for everyday rinsing the area of the anus. In the course of treatment procedures, every morning, on an empty stomach, drink 1 tablespoon of sesame or vegetable oil.
Sesame seed oil helps treat neuralgia
When having back pains caused by the inflammation of tissue of nerve fibers, the following remedy is helpful. Preparation of the mixture: roast sesame seeds in a pan. As soon as a specific smell appears, stop thermal conditioning and grind the seeds into a fine powder. Take 1 time a day. A single dose of sesame – no more than 1 tablespoon of the powder that is taken with the same quantity of honey. The mixture is washed down with warm boiled water in which a little ginger juice is dissolved.
Sesame seed oil helps treat bad blood coagulability
Sesame seed oil is unique in its chemical composition and is beneficial for patients who have disturbances of the function of blood coagulability. It will be a healthful measure to take before a meal 1 tablespoon of oil. Such dose of the oil is taken three times a day. The curative effect is determined by the increase of the quantity of thrombocytes, the lack of which causes disease states.
Sesame oil can have an analgetic effect. To lessen or remove toothache, the oil is rubbed into the gingivae adjacent to the carious tooth.
Vetiver essential oil
Only roots of vetiver plant are used to make the oil. Way of production – steam distillation of vetiver roots. Content of essential vetiver oil in the obtained tar is 4%. Vetiver essential oil is thick, saturated, heavy, of amber-gummy and tea colours. The rich and earthy smell of vetiver oil is often called the Oil of Tranquillity.
Vetiver is cultivated in India, Indonesia, and Haiti. Fans are made out of vetiver roots that spread a tender aroma at the slightest wave. In India, thin woven rugs are made that are watered for hot hours of the day to refresh the dwelling place. According to the Hindu philosophy, Vetiver represents Prakriti, the feminine principle – the symbol of the universal energy. Prakriti has the power of manifestation and the ability to restore the connection with the source of life.
Complementary aromas of Vetiver
Grapefruit, bergamot, verbena, pine, limette, myrtle, eucalyptus, cypress, juniper.
Vetiver therapeutic class – adaptogen, aphrodisiac.
Health benefits of Vetiver essential oil
Weight reduction, stimulation of metabolism. Glues up small wounds (by making protective pellicle), produces blood-stopping, antiseptic and regenerating effect. Rejuvenates.
Historic data and unusual effects of vetiver
The vetiver amulet of courtly chic, helps find the needed words to express thoughts (removes tongue-tie), improves oratorical abilities and communicability. Vetiver imparts mellow, charming tones to voice timbre (removes falsetto, symptoms of voice breaking at puberty).
Vetiver essential oil in perfumes
Vetiver essential oil is widely used in perfumery. Extracted essential vetiver oil from the roots is of yellowish-mustard hue, very thick and heavy with a deep, smoky-earthy stable woody smell. In ancient times, with the help of vetiver baths, noble women restored the elasticity of skin and the grace of the figure after childbirth.
Vetiver essential oil is a natural aphrodisiac
Vetiver is a splendid aroma of Aphrodite. The strength of vetiver is immense. It sweeps away erotic infantilism, frigidity and sexual impotence, giving the way to the powerful stream of erotic sensations. Take internally 2 – 3 drops of vetiver essential oil per one teaspoon of honey:
• Adapts nervous activity to the conditions of the surrounding world
• Removes depression and nervousness
• Acts as a powerful antiseptic
• Optimizes the process of perspiration
• Stimulates digestion
Vetiver oil helps psycho emotional correction
Removes depressive states, symptoms of grievous insensitivity, anxiety, shock, panic, hysteria. Vetiver helps to concentrate, normalizes biorhythms of sleep and wakefulness (effective against insomnia and hypersomnia).
Cosmetic effects of vetiver essential oil
Vetiver is used at home as skin conditioner, helps arthritis, muscle pains, rheumatism. Vetiver oil has a strong relaxing effect, so it is irreplaceable for massage and baths.
Vetiver essential oil in skin care
Vetiver oil rejuvenates skin, cleanses it of dead cells, imparts elasticity. Has anti-inflammatory and regenerating properties. Is recommended for fading skin. Can be used for any type of skin. Vetiver essential oil helps in treatment of various types of blackheads, wounds, cuts, and also inflammations. Restores skin integument of fading dry skin, and skin thinning. It is also a wonderful moisturizer.
Vetiver oil influences skin through the stimulation of the work of capillary vessels. Raises the elasticity of connective tissue, stimulates the synthesis of collagen, making skin firm and smooth.
Vetiver essential oil removes congestive inflammatory processes, infiltrates, premenstrual pubertal hormone-dependent rash. Drains and constricts pores. Removes hyperhidrosis of arms, legs, face and body. Removes keratosis. Stimulates the synthesis of melanin, fastens tan on skin, removes dermatitis, prevents the formation of chloasma on skin.
Essential Vetiver oil for your hair
Vetiver oil stops the loss of hair, restores the keratic layer of a hair, damaged by chemical substances, UV, water, etc. Vetiver raises the elasticity of damaged hair.
Vetiver oil helps your wellbeing and health
Vetiver removes laryngitis, hoarseness. Pluripotential antiseptic, softens cough in bronchitis, tracheitis. Has angiotonic effect, reduces varicosity. Stimulates the work of the organs of digestion, removes congestive products. Potentiates metabolism, prevents the accumulation of over weight. Has diuretic effect. Powerful erotic stimulant, prevents sexual impotence and frigidity. Vetiver produces a beneficial effect on the locomotor apparatus, removes arthritis, myositis, muscles contracture, myasthenia. Regulates perspiration.
Essential Vetiver oil in aromatherapy
• removes depression
• allows to reach erotic harmony
• reveals the mystery of sensual flight of body and fantasy
Home use of Vetiver oil
Fixative in perfume compositions, dries wet notes of aromas. Ideal for deodorization of damp rooms, soap and shampoos flavouring, and also for the creation of perfumes for man.
Applications and average dosage of vetiver essential oil:
• Before application check the aroma for individual tolerance
• Aroma diffusers: 5 – 8 drops per 15 m2
• Inhalations: hot (7 – 10 min.) – 1 drop; cold (3 – 4 min.)
• Aromamedallions: 1 drop
• Rinsing: 2 drop with 0.5 teaspoon of emulgator (soda, salt, honey) per glass of warm water
• Baths: general 6 – 7 drops; warm half bath 3 – 5 drops
• Massage, anointment: 2 – 6 drops per 10 ml of a base
• Compresses: warm oily – on the area of traumas, pain (3 drops per 10 ml of oil)
• Erotic massage and intimate cosmetics: 10 drops per 15 ml of a base (macadamia, jojoba oil)
• Nasal drops: 1 drop per 2 – 3 teaspoons of hypericum oil, instil 3 – 4 drops in each nostril 1 time in 60 – 90 min
• Enrichment of cosmetics: 1 – 3 drop per 5 ml of a base
Vetiver recipe – Cosmetic vetiver ice
Mix 5 drops of vetiver oil with honey or cosmetic cream (1 teaspoon), dissolve in 200ml of water and freeze in ice-cubes. Wipe the face, the neck and the decolette area in the morning and in the evening.
Taking internally: add to honey, jam (5 -7 drops of vetiver oil per 100ml), take 1 teaspoon of the mixture 1 – 4 times a day. Wash down with a great quantity of acidated water, fermented milk products, juice.
Precautionary measures and subjective perceptions: undesirable to use in the first half of pregnancy (tones up the myometrium). Application causes light wavy perceptions of warmth and coolness (1 – 2 minutes). The reaction is natural.
Rosemary essential oil
Rosemary is one of the oldest medicinal plants. In ancient Greece believed that this plant has a cleansing effect. It was even used for fumigation in e rituals. Today, rosemary essential oil is widely used in medicine and cosmetics industry. Besides, this popular spice is always good to have in the kitchen.
Rosemary – this beautiful evergreen with blue flowers plant grows in the Crimea, the Caucasus and Transcarpathia. Rosemary grows well and on the mountainsides surrounding the Mediterranean Sea.
For medicinal needs they used single stalks with leaves. For essential oil the upper part of the green bush is used. The contents of rosemary essential oil in the raw material is around 1.4 – 2%.
This is one of the most valuable oils in aromatherapy. Rosemary essential oil is a wonderful natural stimulant. It has a warming effect, strengthens and tones the whole body. It is considered to be very effective for stimulating nerves and brain.
Rosemary essential oil helps to improve blood circulation. It can be used for the stagnant appearances in the lymphatic system and for edema. It is considered to be good massage oil for athletes, mitigating remedy (for friction) for rheumatism, gout and pain in the muscles. Besides, rosemary essence is used as a tonic for heart and liver.
Rosemary has antispasmodic, cholagogue and tonic properties. Rosemary essential oil has these properties mainly because of the significant content of camphor, terpene, ester, alcohol and in the plant – alkaloids, flavonoids, tanning agents and acids. Rosemary drugs relieve smooth muscle spasms, biliary and urinary tract, blood vessels and digestive organs.
It has a toning effect after serious illnesses, especially among older people with cerebral circulation violations. In a mixture with lavender essential oil is recommended for high blood pressure and after cerebral thrombosis.
Caution: Rosemary oil cannot be applied during the first 5 months of pregnancy and high blood pressure (except in cases of very low concentrations).
Rosewood essential oil
Botanical name is ANIBA ROSAEODORA. Tropical medium size evergreen tree, its bark and wood has red color and yellow flowers. Rosewood essential oil is used in perfumery as a component for the production of perfume.
Rosewood trees are grown in Brazil. The essential oil is being extracted from a very valuable rose tree wood, so the quantity of the oil production regulates environmental control. For this reason, rosewood essential oil is scarce or has a tendency for getting very expensive.
The oil is transparent with a yellow hue, liquid consistency. Description of aroma: sweet, arboreal, fruity, floral fragrance.
Rosewood usage in aromatherapy is relatively new. A study conducted in 1995 showed – this oil among all other oils has the highest suppressing effect against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
Rosewood essential oil softens, increases firmness, elasticity and protective functions of epidermis. It reduces skin irritation, peeling and cracks. The oil moisturizes, nourishes, smoothens dry and sensitive skin, normalizes the intradermal metabolism, effective for bacterial, viral and allergic dermatitis, neurodermatitis and dry eczema, forms homogeneous colour, gives skin a nice fresh hue, eliminates visible vascular pattern, COUPEROSIS. Rosewood essential oil also helps to dissolve skin lines and thin scars, has anti-inflammatory and softening effect on the respiratory system, eliminates the branchiospasms and asthmatic cough components and eases chronic and smokers cough.
Rosewood essential oil optimizes brain blood circulation, has painkilling and antispasmodic effects, effective with migraines and frequent headaches of various origin. Helps to purify blood, lymph and recover forces. It is also an antidepressant medication.
Volatile rosewood oil normalizes metabolism, removes slags and toxins from the body, has a rejuvenating effect of antioxidant activity, strengthens the nervous system, and relieves irritability and exhaustion. Oil has a relaxing effect, eliminates the feeling of powerlessness and useless doubts about past deeds and errors, eliminates the effects of psychological stress and emotional overload.
Rosewood helps to restore energy and helps to achieve total relaxation. It is a perfect scent for travelers – relieves stress and exhaustion caused by long flights.
Warning: If you have gastritis or peptic ulcer disease the use of essential oil of rose wood is only external! Check individual intolerance.
Combinations: cedar oil, frankincense oil, geranium oil, rosemary oil, mandarin oil and ylang-ylang oil.
Argan oil – tender skin care with organic argan oil
Argan oil is a true beauty elixir for our skin is argan oil, one of the most expensive oils in the world. Argan is a tree with thorny branches that grows to 10 m high and lives for 150 – 200 years. Argan grows only in the south-west of Morocco, on the periphery the Sahara, though in the previous geologic epochs it occupied vast spaces of North Africa and in the south of Europe.
Argan fruits remind yellow plums, the pulp tastes bitter, there are to three stones inside with a very hard shell (16 times firmer than the shell of hazel nut). These fruits appear on the tree only every other year – argan cannot gain strength to propagate in rough conditions of the desert. Especially in severe drought the tree shed leaves and stops growing, sometimes – for several years. It rains – and after two –three days new leaves, burgeons, and blossoms appear.
Organic argan oil is very useful. It consists of 80% of unsaturated fatty acids revitalizing the heart and vessels. It contains antioxidants and vitamins, the content of vitamin E is especially high, as well as substances similar to antibiotics and fungicides. Due to the high content of vitamin E (tocopherol), it protects skin from the destruction by free radicals (antioxidant).
Argan oil helps preserve the natural skin hydrolipidic layer, prevents premature ageing of skin, and promotes its rejuvenation. Unsaturated fatty acids that are contained in it soothe and soften skin. The oil has a wonderful skin moisturizing effect, it protects skin from dryness and irritation and also smoothes skin, including wrinkles, without the tightening effect. It improves the state of derma cells, promotes their renewal. Organic argan oil heals scratches and wounds. The Berbers have used argan oil since old times to treat sunburns, neurodermatitis, lichen, and other skin diseases. European doctors, having checked the effect of this remedy, confirmed its efficiency.
Organic Jojoba Oil
Nowadays organic jojoba oil is a very fashionable remedy in cosmetology. It is a unique oil, similar in its properties to spermaceti; in its chemical composition it has no match in the plant kingdom. Its usage history counts millennia. Samples of jojoba oil found in Egyptian pyramids fully preserved their qualities. It is not oil as such, it represents a fluid wax obtained from nuts by the method of cold pressing.
Organic jojoba oil properties are determined by amino acids contained in it as components of proteins which in their structure remind collagen, substance responsible for skin elasticity. Fatty acids that are present in jojoba oil in great quantities in their composition are similar to subdermal fat cellular tissue and have a long molecular chain. In addition, the oil is valuable, for it is stable to rancidification (acidification) and suits ideally the technology of cosmetics production.
Jojoba oil peculiarity is its high fluidity and penetration quality. That is why the oil soaks into the deep layers of skin, perfectly moisturizes them, restores, nourishes, and protects. Natural jojoba oil is effective against dermatitis and inflammations of the skin. It removes redness, stops inflammation process, normalizes skin humidity and the oil glands work.
Jojoba oil is recommended for any type skin care, especially dry, over-dried, inflamed, peeling, ageing, weary and loose. Smoothes wrinkles around eyes. Effective for problem skin, acne eruption, skin crevices, small traumas. Used in prophylaxis and removal of skin stretch marks after pregnancy and body weight change.
Organic jojoba oil invigorates hair, prevents hair fall, adds it shine and radiance. The oil is especially useful for damaged, fragile hair with split ends.
Cold pressed linseed oil
Modern investigations showed that the use of linseed oil in food lowers the risk of stroke by 37%. If you use linseed oil, you shouldn't fear such dreadful diseases as diabetes, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and many others. In folk medicine it is used against helmiths, heartburn, and various ulcers. Only the oil obtained by the method of cold pressing has a curative effect.
Linseed oil in terms of its bio-availability is on the first place among table oils. Linseed oil contains more than 70% of vitamin F, which is not synthesized by the organism, the organism gets it with food. The irreplaceable polyunsaturated fatty acid Omega-3 enters into the composition of this vitamin. The lack of Omega-3 in the organism leads to impaired fat metabolism, multiple organ dysfunction.
Linseed oil is the richest source of the Omega-3 acid, it is called the natural elixir of youth. The content of this acid in linseed oil obtained by cold pressing is almost twice as much as in fish oil. Vitamin F contains the Omega-3 acid and vitamins (A, B, E, K), carotenoids and antioxidants that are fully digested by the organism.
Linseed oil has a beneficial effect on skin: strengthens skin and removes irritation. Linseed oil helps with weight loss, normalizes the stomach functions, nourishes the brain, improves cell metabolism, removes constipation. This product lowers blood cholesterol level and also raises cell responsiveness to insulin. The oil beneficially influences the nervous system in depression, nervous disorders, alcoholism, poriomania (helps lower abstinence). The oil activates male sexual energy.
Linseed oil contains vitamins in such proportions and they are so active, that its regular use can purify the organism from slags, cleaning the stomach, the kidneys, the urinary bladder.
Linseed oil use is very important for vegetarians and for people whose diet lacks fish, whose fat contains unsaturated fatty acids.
Linseed oil is useful for the development of the child’s organism. Pregnant women should use linseed oil for the proper development of the child’s brain. Sportsmen are recommended to use the oil when they have heavy loads to develop and restore muscular tissues.
Linseed oil helps
- prophylaxis of the development of heart attacks, stroke, and myocardial infarction (reduction of the load on the heart and vessels due to lessening of blood viscosity and normalization of the fats level);
- lowering of arterial tension;
- lowering of the risk of breast cancer and rectal cancer development;
- lowering of the frequency of diabetic neuropathy in diabetes.
- Linseed oil is a very important part of female diet
- alleviation of passing premenstrual syndrome and premenopause;
- improves the state of skin and hair
- helps with burns and corns;
- beneficial for the nervous system;
- helps the work of the kidneys in oedemas;
- improves the eyesight;
- helpful in getting relief and the treatment of asthma.
- Linseed oil can be used both in pure form and in mixture with other vegetable oils, can be mixed with honey, fruit, syrup.
Ylang ylang essential oil: Ylang ylang Oil of Love
The flowers of a tropic tree that goes by the name – Cananga odorata are unbelievably fragrant and local aborigines named them – Ylang–ylang, which means “’Flower of flowers’”. It was believed that this plant had magic abilities: it can attract love and positive world energy, equalizes energetic covering, restores symmetry and assists in developing of high chakras. Ylang–ylang is one of the most popular of ancient plants for fumigation.
In the modern world, people were able to recognize truly magical powers in this flower: by interacting with the nervous system – it acts as a strong antidepressant. Ylang–ylang oil is often called “Oil of Love”, as it increases sexual feelings. Ylang–ylang essential oil has a pronounced erotic effect and increases sexual activity, which was disrupted because of psychological issues. Ylang–ylang oil improves relationships between men and women and makes them livelier. Helps to achieve stronger orgasm and it is also a very powerful aphrodisiac.
The aroma of Ylang–ylang oil removes nervousness and irritability. The oil of Ylang- ylang is used to relieve stress, apathy, fatigue, insomnia. Optimizes blood circulation and normalizes blood pressure. Ylang–ylang oil provides antisclerotic effect and eliminates spasmodic headaches, helps with migraine. Ylang–ylang oil is anticonvulsant remedy.
Ylang–ylang oil alleviates the course of menopause and premenstrual syndrome through action on the hormonal background. Ylang–ylang oil is used for intestinal infections. Ylang-ylang oil rejuvenates, moisturizes and soothes skin and therefore is widely used in cosmetics. It restores health, in affinity to hair loss. To perpetuate and preserve the tan Ylang–ylang oil eliminates hyperaemia and irritation of the skin after sun bathing.
Ylang-ylang oil has a good compatibility with many other oils. Such as the oil of jasmine, rose oil, couscous oil, opopanax oil, lemon oil, grapefruit and mandarin oils, bergamot oil, rose tree oil, mimosa, cassia oil. Anyone can choose for himself a miraculous composition for the soul and for the benefit of their health and beauty.
Sunflower oil – health benefits of sunflower seed oil
Sunflower seed oil has very high taste qualities and is superior to other vegetable oils by sustenance and digestibility. Sunflower seed oil, along with other vegetable oils has many useful properties that make its consumption much more preferable to the use of animal fats.
Sunflower seed oil is composed of valuable for body nutrients. It is used directly in food as well as in the production of vegetables and canned fish, margarine, mayonnaise, confectionery products. Uptake of sunflower seed oil is 95-98 %. High-quality sunflower seed oil makes a foundation for products, providing them with useful substances.
Along with other vegetable oils, sunflower oil has many beneficial properties that make its consumption much more preferable to the use of animal fats.
Sunflower seed oil is the main source of liposoluble vitamin E. This is an excellent antioxidant, which protects against atherosclerosis and other cardiac ailments. It supports the immune system, prevents aging and is needed for the work of liver. Vitamin E has an effect on sexual functions and other endocrine glands; it is involved in exchange of proteins and carbohydrates.
Sunflower seed oil improves memory. Also, one of the most important components of the oil is unsaturated fatty acids. They are called vitamin F, which are required for the work of the liver cells, blood vessels and nerve fibers. It also has the power to remove cholesterol, form esters with cholesterol, has a normalizing effect on the blood vessel walls and can be regarded as means for preventing atherosclerosis, myocardial infarction and other cardiovascular diseases.
So what are health benefits of sunflower oil?
The healing properties of sunflower seed oil are widely used in traditional medicine for the treatment of thrombophlebitis, dental pain, chronic diseases of stomach, intestines, liver and lungs. High oleic sunflower seed oil is used in cosmetic procedures for the preparation of bath infusions, also used for aromatherapy.
Using organic sunflower seed oil in food after the expiration date has negative effects. After some time it forms oxide which violates the metabolism. Try to never take oil from shop windows, because after being in the sunlight the quality of oil becomes worse. Do not buy unchecked butter in the mini-markets at the side of the road.
Do not forget that after strong heating useful properties of oil are lost and after a while it becomes harmful for health. Therefore, never cook using the same oil twice.
The most useful way to use sunflower seed oil is as cooking oil. Fill salads with it. Fresh vegetables and herbs will enrich your body water-soluble vitamins, and sunflower seed oil provides a daily rate of liposoluble vitamins.
Another important detail – only in the presence of lipids beta-carotene turns into vitamin A from vegetables. So, Sunflower seed oil is ideal for filling salads.
There are practically no contraindications. Only try not to exaggerate by using it too much. After all, in 100 g of vegetable oil there are 900 kcal. This is even more than in butter. Doctors also do not recommend the “traditional” methods of purifying the body with oil. This has severe exacerbation of gastrointestinal diseases.
Fish oil and health benefits of omega 3 fish oil
Benefits of fish oil have long been proved by scientists. Benefits of fish oil are constantly uncovered and added to the list of the positive impacts of fish oil on the human body. Biologists from Japan have found that fish oil enriched with omega-3 acids is an effective means for burning calories. While using fish oil the process of lipid metabolism is more intense. The use of fish oil may lead to loss of weight of up to 1.5 kg.
The data of this study confirmed that fish oil fat acids omega-3 are not only preventing heart and vascular diseases, but also reducing the risk of diseases that are associated with excess weight.
The benefits of fish oil do not stop just there. Taking fish oil during pregnancy helps improve coordination of development of the child. As you know, the fish oil comprises fatty acids omega-3. When combined with fatty acids omega-6 (found in vegetable oils) have positive impact on the entire human body. And while pregnant is has a positive effect on the brain and growth of the embryo.
Do not forget that during pregnancy the use of fish oil must be agreed with your doctor.
Benefits of cod-liver oil
Benefits of code-liver oil are even greater then the benefits of fish oil. Cod liver oil and fish oil are similar, but cod liver oil has much higher levels of vitamins A and D.Cod-liver oil can be used as prevention of allergies. This is due to the fact that it consists of vitamin A. Cod-liver oil is beneficial not only for health but also for beauty reasons. It improves the skin, mucous membranes and hair. Hair is effected not only from outside but from within. Cod-liver oil can be used in masks for hair.
Thanks to fish oil people can see well in darkness and distinguish colors.
Vitamin D contained in fish oil is essential. It helps to assimilate minerals calcium and phosphorous. It also contributes to the growth of the bones. That is why fish oil is an essential oil for young children.
Summarizing the benefits of the fish oil above, fish oil needs to be taken for the following reasons:
- Lack of vitamins A and D
- Frequent catarrhal diseases
- Problems with the growth of bones or teeth
- Sight problems in darkens
- Dry skin
- Fragility of hair and nails
- Prevention of atherosclerosis
- Wounds and burns
Contraindications for fish oil:
- Excess of vitamin D and calcium
- Hypersensitivity to fish oil
- Active pulmonary tuberculosis
- Chronic renal failure
- Problems with the functions of the thyroid gland
Be careful in taking fish oil if you have any of the following conditions:
- Organic lesions of heart
- Acute and chronic liver disease and kidney
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract
- Peptic ulcer disease of stomach and intestine 12-rings
- During pregnancy, during lactation or at an old age
You can’t take fish oil for long periods of time and should happen in sessions. The recommendation is approximately 3 monthly sessions per year. Do not take fish oil on an empty stomach, because in this case it is likely you will get digestive disorders.
Castor Oil Benefits
Nature takes care for women’s beauty and youth – in the vegetable world you can find the best means for skincare. One of such means is – castor oil.
Castor oil has many benefits. It is obtained from castor-oil plant, from its seeds using pressing. Castor oil is a cheap, natural, long-term storage vegetable oil which is available in each pharmacy. Butter in large quantities contains ricinoleic glycerin acids – this determines its valuable properties, the most important of which: has high viscosity and low temperature of drying (-18 …-22C). As for viscosity castor oil surpasses sunflower oil by 18 times.
History of using castor-oil plant dates back to the days of ancient Egypt (3000 BC. E.). Remains of castor seeds were found in archaeological excavation in ancient Egyptian tombs. In Egypt, castor oil was used as a basis for ointments and creams. It was also used in religious rituals. Egyptians knew about the laxative properties of castor oil.
Wild castor-oil plant was used in ancient times throughout the north-eastern Africa. It was used as a general cosmetics tool. Africans even used castor oil for cooking – heat treatment neutralizes poisonous and laxative properties of oil. Oil was used for the processing of hides and leather products. Castor-oil plants were planted all around villages and plantations thus making a wonderful fence.
From Africa castor-oil plant spread to the Middle East and the Mediterranean coast. Castor-oil plant was mentioned by Herodotus, Diodor, Pliy and in the Bible.
In India, Iraq and Persia castor-oil plant was also widely used. The Arabs derived the most resistant to arid climate types, with high oil content and with uncrackable boxes. In India, castor oil quickly became popular. It was used in cosmetics, for medicinal purposes and also for lighting.
The British supplied castor-oil plant to England already in the XVIII century. Thanks to industrial development a new way of using castor oil was opened. It was used as engine oil, for leather dressing, soap manufacturing, in cosmetics and perfumery industry.
Castor oil is a laxative. Doctors recommend using it for constipation and with poisonings (except fir poisoning with liposoluble substances: phosphorus, benzene, phenol). Castor oil also helps with hemorrhoids, cold and bronchitis. In addition, it is a part of the ointments and balms designed to treat wounds, burns and ulcers.
Castor oil is not only recognized by medicine, but it is also excellent cosmetic oil. It has been used for hair, eyebrows, eyelashes and face care. This is unusual oil: it does not form a membrane, do not dry and is well-absorbed and easily applied. In addition, castor oil good for fighting with small wrinkles. It is suitable to care for delicate skin, and age is used for the growth of eyelashes. Castor Oil is an enemy of warts, scars and skin outgrowth. It removes pigmented spots and whitens the skin. This oil does not only improve the appearance of the skin, but also feeds and mitigates it. Castor oil also promotes hair growth and eliminates dandruff. Turkish Red castor oil (sulfated castor oil) can be used as basic oil for mixing for the bath. It easily dissolves in water and leaves no oil rings.
How to make Essential Oils
Essential oils for teeth and mouth care
Essential oils for inflammation of mucous membrane in the mouth.
Cajeput, eucalyptus, myrrh, myrtle, grapefruit, cedar, pine, fir, cypress, lemon, sage
Essential oils for gingivitis
orange, grapefruit, geranium, mandarin, myrrh, myrtle, clove, juniper, neroli, Citrus begaradia, pine, sage, lemon
Essential oils for toothache
carnation, geranium, Cajeput, lavender, peppermint, Melissa, nutmeg, juniper, sage, spruce
Essential oils for colds, catarrh of the respiratory system, cold
bergamot, Cajeput, geranium, hyssop, ginger, lemon, frankincense, eucalyptus, thyme, marjoram, anise, spruce, fir, pine, cedar, myrtle, nayoli
Essential oils for sore throat
lemon, geranium, ginger, bergamot, myrtle, mint, chamomile, pine, sage, eucalyptus, nayoli, rosemary, marjoram
Essential oils for laryngitis (hoarseness)
bergamot, hyssop, cedar, cypress, lavender, myrtle, nayoli, Cajeput, sage, pine, rose, marjoram, frankincense
Essential oils for pain in the ear
geranium, Cajeput, hyssop, myrtle, nayoli, eucalyptus, marjoram
Essential oils for hay fever
hyssop, chamomile, cypress, frankincense
Essential oils for cough
cypress, anise, basil, hyssop, pine, lavender, myrtle, sandalwood, fennel, marjoram, eucalyptus, thyme, sandalwood, rosemary, cedar, Cajeput, juniper, nayoli
Essential oils for colds, flu
bergamot, ginger, Cajeput, pine, fir, cedar, fir, frankincense, cinnamon, lemon, Melissa, myrtle, mint, thyme, fennel, anise, eucalyptus, nayoli, hyssop, rosemary, lavender, cypress, clove, cedar, myrrh, juniper, patchouli, tea tree, chamomile
How to use Essential Oils – Essential Oils Recipes
Everyone heard about them, but how do you use essential oils?
Here are some easy essential oil recipes:
Essential oils recipe against dandruff
5 drops of geranium oil + 3drops of lavender oil + 1drop of tea tree oil + spoon (20g) of baby’s shampoo, wash off after 5 minutes.
Essential oils recipe for tooth whitening
1drop of lemon oil + toothpaste
Oil recipe for wrinkles
1 drop of sandalwood oil + 3 drops of vetiveria oil + 3 drops of frankincense + 1 spoon of jojoba oil. Use as a mask for 15 minutes and then remove the oil with rosewater.
5 drops of lemon oil + 3 drops of juniper oil + 1 spoon of bergamot + spoon of jojoba. Massage during 30 days (15 sessions) 1 session every two days.
Strengthening the roots of hair essential oil recipe
3 drops of rosemary oil + 3drops of sage oil + 3 drops of grapefruit oil + 1 spoon of grape pits oil. Rub into the roots of hair every third day. The length of treatment is 3-4 weeks.
Against tobacco smoke – all conifers, citrus oils.
Getting rid of insects – geranium oil, clove oil, juniper oil, lavender oil, basil oil, lemon oil and patchouli oil.
Against the fungus on the walls – 5ml of tea tree oil + 3 litres of water.
Against calluses – lavender oil.
Favorite Essential Oil
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