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Cedarwood Essential Oil

10 Skin and Hair Uses of Cedarwood Essential Oil You Should Know

Cedarwood Essential Oil, loaded with fungicidal, sedative, insecticidal, expectorant, emmenagogue, diuretic, astringent, tonic, antispasmodic, antiseptic, and antiseborrheic properties, is extracted by steam distillation of the wood pieces or needles of the Cedarwood tree (usually found in cold climates and on high altitudes). It is loaded with a lot of medicinal, skin, and hair-enhancing benefits. The ancient Egyptians make use of Cedarwood Essential Oil for embalming practices.

Cedarwood has four major species: Texas Cedarwood (Juniperus Mexicana), Virginia Cedarwood (Juniperus (more…)

Cetyl alcohol

8 Skin and Hair Uses of Cetyl Alcohol You Should Know

Cetyl Alcohol is derived from the coconut. You shouldn’t confuse the word “alcohol” in cosmetics with the alcohol you find around…they’re totally different from each other. It is usually a solid, waxy cosmetic ingredient.

So below we’ll look at the various skin and hair uses of Cetyl Alcohol you should know: (more…)

Bergamot Essential Oil

14 Skin and Hair Uses of Bergamot Essential Oil You Should Know

Bergamot Essential Oil, also known as Citrus bergamia and sour orange, has a floral, citrus, spicy, and fresh aroma. This sweet aromatic oil is highly effective on the skin and hair as a multi-purpose beauty oil.

Bergamot Essential Oil is produced from the skin (rinds) of the bergamot fruit (having an orange size but with a color similar to a lemon). South Africa and Ivory Coast are currently the African countries cultivating Bergamot oil, with Turkey, Italy, and France being the major cultivators. (more…)

Citronella Essential Oil

Skin and Hair Benefits of Citronella Essential Oil You Should Know

Extracted from two types of Citronella (Cymbopogon nardus and Cymbopogon winterianus) by steam distillation, the Citronella Essential Oil has a thin consistency with a refreshing, sweet aroma. The oil is one of the most used in aromatherapy. The oil obtained from Cymbopogon nardus is considered to yield the best Citronella Essential Oil.

Citronella Essential Oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, antiseptic, antidepressant, antibacterial properties. (more…)

Patchouli Essential Oil |

14 Skin and Hair Uses of Patchouli Essential Oil You Should Know

Patchouli has been used for years now. The early European traders exchange a pound of gold for a pound of this oil.

Patchouli has long been used in Asian medicine in Japan, China, and Malaysia. Romans also used it as an appetite stimulant. It is well known for its febrifuge, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, diuretic, sedative, antidepressant, and antiseptic properties.

Patchouli Essential Oil is derived from a large evergreen perennial plant that is closely related to sage, lavender, and (more…)

Myrrh Essential Oil |

9 Skin and Hair Uses of Myrrh Essential Oil You Should Know

Myrrh was mentioned 152 times in the Bible and was one of the gifts the three wise men brought a gift to Jesus. Myrrh is somehow related to Frankincense, which is one of the most used Essential Oil in the whole world.

Myrrh Essential Oil is extracted from the resin collected from the tree trunk via steam distillation. The oil has been used for thousands of years now. The Chinese use it as medicine, Egyptians for perfume and embalming, Greece for healing wound,  and Jewish for holy anointing oil.

Two of the most active ingredients in Myrrh Essential Oil is sesquiterpenes, which helps us remain balanced and (more…)

Geranium Essential Oil |

13 Skin and Hair Uses of Geranium Essential Oil You Should Know

Geranium Essential Oil has a lot of benefits. It is often used to improve the mental, physical, and the emotional health. Geranium Essential Oil is native to South Africa, but Russia and Egypt are the largest producing countries today.

Extracted from the leaves and stems of the Geranium plant by steam distillation, Geranium Essential Oil contains some essential components like geranyl butyrate, geraniol, citronellol, geranyl acetate, linalool, menthone, limonene, myrcene, and so many others. (more…)

Basil Essential Oil |

11 Skin and Hair Uses of Basil Essential Oil You Should Know

Basil Essential Oil is an excellent source of calcium, iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamin A. It also contains anti-depressive, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties.

The seeds and leaves of the Basil plant are the essential medicinal parts of the Basil herb. Basil Essential Oil is common in Southeast Asia, India, Central Asia, and in Europe.

The oil forms an important addition to culinary purpose and forms and makes a great addition to skin and hair care (more…)

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