How many of you will vote for natural treatment and beauty care? At least I will raise my hand in favor of it. With increase in the use of synthetic products, skin diseases and infections have become quite common. Thus, natural treatment is not a luxury but a necessity for many with sensitive skin. While some of them go for herbals, others use essential oils for their unique benefits. We will discuss some of the inherent benefits of essential oils but first of all, let us get an idea about what essential oils are.
What are essential oils and where did they come from?
Originally known as “quintessential oils”, the term has been derived from the concept of life force or spirit of the plants from which they are extracted using special techniques. The extracted hydrophobic liquid retains the aroma of the parent plant and are thus used extensively in Aromatherapy. It is believed that these oils are the spirit of the plants, which when extracted, retains all the effective properties of that plant that help to soothe our mind, body and enhance our spirit. Also, they have found a variety of usage in skin care and beauty treatments because of their natural properties.
The concept of essential oils is nothing new. It has been there for thousands of years when the early civilizations like the Egyptians and the Jews relied on their exceptional properties to cure ailments and enhance body and skin. Such was their effectiveness over the mind and body that they were even preferred over herbal medicines. In fact, it is said that herbal treatments came much later. However, in spite of the enhancing and healing properties of the ethereal oils, people turn to synthetic goods for skin care and beauty treatments. But, the ones who are aware of the inherent benefits of these natural oils, make it a point to use them in order to enhance their daily lives. Read More