By: Marlene Affeld
Medical research studies validate the value of pure and natural essential oils found in many of world’s finest skin care preparations. Research substantiates the known effects of therapeutic grade essential oils including tissue regeneration, stimulation of cellular metabolism, anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, antibacterial properties, hormone-like activity and antioxidant action.
These amazing benefits form the foundation for topical support of the beauty, tone, texture and health of aging skin. Essential oils and their accompanying carrier oils are highly effective when it comes to skin care. Their chemical structures are compatible with skin cells and are easily absorbed through the dermal layers and even through the skins individual cell walls. This characteristic makes it simple and inexpensive to create your own unique formulas, specific to your skin needs. Simply blend a few drops of each chosen essential oil into one or more organic carrier oil. Carrier oils do exactly as the name implies, they carry the potent essential oils deeply into the skin.
Although the use of pure and natural essential oils may not have the charisma or advertised glamor appeal of high dollar laboratory-manufactured artificial concoctions with chemicals and toxins whose names you can not pronounce, their results can be even more profound and long-lasting. Essential oils hydrate, heal, kill germs and bacteria, calm red and irritated skin, relieve itching and plump up wrinkles and fine lines. With regular use, acne outbreaks are a thing of the past and eczema, psoriasis and rosacea cease to mar the complexion.
Essential oils even offer an additional bonus. Formulations, blended precisely to suit your skin needs can be prepared at a fraction of the cost of upscale over-the-counter creams. All of the ingredients required are available at your local health food store or online from providers of pure therapeutic grade essential oils.
Carrier oils, also known as base oils, obtained from natural nut and see oils, are the primary ingredients of any natural skin care formulation. Have fun learning about the positive properties and remarkable skin care benefits of your favorite facial oil.