Why it is so beneficial to apply oils to your face and body?
Many of you will know that massage relieves tension, promotes relaxation and restores energy to your face and body by increasing circulation but did you know that when you first wake up in the morning that your face might look puffier and paler than it did the night before?
This is because during sleep, circulation is decreased in the body – which means there is less blood flow to the face. Facial massage is a great way to get the blood flowing again and to achieve a healthy glow. Regular facial massages also work to tighten and lift the facial muscles, giving the skin a more youthful appearance. It’s no wonder it has been called an anti-aging treatment but think how much more beneficial this can be if you are having massages with all the beneficial properties of essential oils blended in carrier oils.
In Ayurvedic medicine ancient doctors recommended applying various types of oils to the entire body. The oil goes directly from the skin and into the blood stream, quicker than if you had taken it by mouth, since it doesn’t have to go through the digestive tract to be digested and absorbed into the blood stream. They also believed that the skin itself can manufacture numerous types of hormones if you give it a drink of oil periodically. That is why the skin is now being reclassified as an endocrine organ, since it plays a huge role in making the majority of the female hormones after menopause, which include not only the female hormones, but thyroid hormones as well as melatonin, cortisol and Vitamin D, a precursor to all the hormones.
Applying oil to the skin aids tremendously in the detoxification process — it turns out that the oil, once absorbed through the various layers of the skin systematically enters each of the 7 tissues (blood plasma, blood, muscle, fat, bone, bone marrow and the reproductive fluids), softening up the toxins being held in each tissue, allowing for their removal. And at the same time, it provides nourishment to the 7 tissues as well.
If used regularly it also prevents drying and wrinkling of the skin and helps prevents the overall aging of the body which occurs in the latter years of life where the element of dryness takes over, creating wrinkling of the skin, low hormones, pain and stiffness in the joints (the joints need lubrication to work properly and without pain). So, rubbing the body with oil help prevent some of this inevitable drying out, helping to slow the aging process and preventing the aches and pains that come with old age.
Applying oils also helps take nutrients into the body and since our cell walls are made of cholesterol the fats in the oils can carry these invaluable nutrients across the cell wall and deposit them into the cells. 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.
Below is an example of the benefits of carrier oils. Now imagine how incredibly good an oil blend will be if you combine all three of these together with the incredible properties of essential oils which are extracted from various parts of plants, herbs, seeds, fruit and more.
SWEET ALMOND Oil
Rich in minerals, vitamins & protein. An excellent moisturiser which is softening & revitalizing to the skin. Especially good for dry & irritated skin
Rich in vitamins & minerals. Highly nutritive and moisturising. Macadamia is one of the few plants to contain Palmitoleic Acid, a natural moisturising agent found in the skin’s sebum
Rich in proteins, minerals & vitamins, especially Vitamin E. Stimulates tissue regeneration and is moisturising for all skin types. Assists in reducing scarring.