Essential oils and their uses have been known to humankind for over 5,000 years. They have the ability to penetrate into the deep layers of the skin and affect the whole person - both physically and emotionally.
They add moisture, tighten, cleanse, detoxify, increase blood circulation, calm and support the body's functions.
Essential oils have incredible penetrating power. They are lipophilic - or easily mixed with fats - their molecules are smaller than the molecules making up the skin, making them able to penetrate easily, and therefore very quickly.
Essential oils when properly administered produce no harmful side effects. They mobilise the body's own self-healing powers. They awaken and strengthen vital energies and self-healing capabilities and can deeply influence our psychic equilibrium or psychological well-being and regulate physical imbalances.
They have the ability to directly affect the brain and when absorbed by the skin, can reach the organs to be treated through the connective and lymphatic tissues and the circulatory system. Excretion of essential oils from the body takes place in the lungs and kidneys.
Essential oils greatly support the skin, the largest organ of our body, in its many functions. Applied in diluted forms, they are used for massage, in therapeutic baths, and for compresses, and in skincare treatments. Aromatics work well as an adjunct to other types of treatment and indeed, will be strengthened in its effectiveness when combined.
Madame Marguerite Maury, a French biochemist, found that aromatherapy stimulated the reproduction of skin cells and restored the elasticity of muscle tissue, enabling the skin to remain healthy and comparatively unwrinkled.
When are oils not oils?
Essential oils are not oils, they are volatile substances.
In contrast to fatty oils like sweet almond and wheatgerm, essential oils are volatile, and evaporate without a trace. They are light sensitive, the quality of oil diminishes when exposed to light. If properly stored the shelf life of essential oils is many years. A few essential oils, like jasmine, patchouli, rose, sandalwood and rosewood, improve - they ripen over the years, just like a good wine.
Whenever you choose essential oils for your health and well-being, BE sure that they conform to the highest standards of quality and purity. Only then will you discover their optimum potential for health & healing.
BE Relieved is a topical application that is applied to the area where pain is located to help treat pain and inflammation. It is especially beneficial at night when you need a good night's sleep to help with recovery as it contains active ingredients that are sedative in nature.
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