Using Essential Oils April 07 2015, 0 Comments

The healing powers of essential oils have been known for centuries.   Their use in natural skin products is an obvious development which enables products to harness the reputed qualities of the oils to give you products which can improve the condition of your skin and affect overall mood and sense of well-being.

The pioneering French aromatherapist Marguerite Maury spent many years researching how essential oils could benefit skin, their rejuvenating properties and the full potential of their application in skin care.

Essential oils are active ingredients so they will bring about a change to your skin and when combined with a discerning nose can provide some wonderful aromas.

 All essential oils are divided in to ‘notes’ – top, middle and bottom and this is most relevant when oils are used in perfumery.  The top notes are the ones most immediately apparent, the middle note is the very heart of the fragrance and base notes give depth.  In all our products we use oils that blend well in terms of fragrance and, which offer skin care potential.

Care does need to be taken when using essential oils - the concentration should never exceed 2% in soaps, 1% in leave-on body products, 0.5% in face products and 0.5% in products for babies and children.

Over the coming weeks I will be writing posts about some of the essential oils we use, their skin care properties, their general actions, characteristics, perfume and aromatherapy use.