Nature's Secret Weapon: Essential Oils

By In the Buff – October 05, 2017

Essential oils have become increasingly popular over the past few years, although they have been around for centuries in alternative and natural medicine practices, and for good reason, they really do work! If there is one thing we have learned, everything we need to flourish has been provided to us by nature, the key is curiosity and a little bit of research and education. Essential oils are often used to fight ageing, promote healthy, glowing skin, in aromatherapy, as a perfume, to heal and repair the body, and for many other health benefits.

The claims that have been made about essential oils have been proven over many years of use, these oils are a part of nature, rather than a product created in a science lab out of who-knows-what ingredients. Essential oils are safe, gentle and absolutely divine. The earthy, naturally occurring fragrances are beautiful for even the most sensitive noses. We love using essential oils in place of chemical laden perfumes as well. The options truly are endless. There are many uses and benefits of essential oils, each and every one unique, although all a little similar in some ways. This article will look at three of our favourite essential oils and discuss their uses and benefits, so you can start incorporating them into your routine for a happier, healthier, sweeter life.


Jojoba Oil


Known for its effective anti-ageing properties, jojoba oil is nature’s hydration queen. This baby is packed full of goodness, including vital nutrients such as silicon, copper, zinc, chromium, iodine, vitamin E and vitamin B complex. These powerful nutrients in jojoba oil aid in its amazing healing properties. Jojoba oil provides the skin and hair with moisture when the body is unable to successfully do it itself, for example during the aging process we lose the sebum from our skin, jojoba oil can replicate the skin’s natural oils as it has a very similar molecular structure. Not only can jojoba oil act as a healthy oil for your skin, it can also clear away excess oils from the pores that cause acne. Jojoba oil can be applied all over the body and will not irritate the skin or clog the pores. Find this hardworking essential oil in all BodyBlendz Scrubs. Scrubs

Orange Oil


This baby is derived from the outer peel of the ever-popular orange fruit. This fruit is well-known for its immune boosting properties when consumed, and the essential oils coming from the peel are no less magical. Orange essential oil contains two main active ingredients, limonene and myrcene which are powerful antioxidants, useful for fighting free radicals and inflammation. Orange oil is known for reducing the signs of aging and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. It is also famous for increasing blood circulation, which is a blessing for anyone who suffers with cellulite. Orange oil is the master of killing bacteria and pathogens which can lead to more serious health issues if left untreated. The high levels of vitamin C in Orange oil make it the perfect addition to your routine to help heal and protect your skin. We think orange oil is a VERY essential oil. Check out BodyBlendz products with Orange Oil.

 


Macadamia Oil


Macadamia essential oil is extracted from the inside of the macadamia nut and contains oleic acid and squalene which are nutrients that assist with cell regeneration. These beauties aren’t just amazing to eat, they come along with a multitude of benefits, especially for your skin. Macadamia oil very closely resembles the natural oils found in our skin, second to jojoba oil, so it is a wonderful product to apply to the skin as a backup when yours isn’t producing enough sebum to stay looking and feeling radiant and young. Macadamia oil is a wonderful solution to dry, flaky skin, as it is super hydrating and moisturising. This wonderful oil of the gods is not just great for dry skin, it works wonders on oily skin too due to the omega six linoleic acid which assists in balancing the skins oil production, levelling out sebum overproduction and forming a natural protective barrier over the skin. This wonderful oil doesn’t stop there with all of its tricks, this baby will assist in the healing of wounds, burns and scrapes due to the omega seven fatty acids. Get your Macadamia Oil Fix here.

 


All three of these oils have been incorporated into Body Blendz products, now you will understand why. With all the benefits of these essential oils for your skin, we would be crazy not to. We have quite a few more amazing essential oils up our sleeves to divulge with you over the coming weeks. Keep your eyes peeled on ‘In The Bluff’, Facebook and Instagram to hear more.