To make best organic skin care formulations, Herbally Radiant uses a combination of Essential Oils (EOs). Also known as volatile oils, the EOs are distilled, or pressed from plants, flowers, or food. Their fragrance travels through our nose into our breathing and eventually goes into our bloodstream. Their scent travels along a neurological pathway, bypassing the blood-brain barrier, and thus stimulating neurotransmitter production.
Humans are said to have an estimated ten million cells for detecting scents, for which nose is the gateway to the brain. Our sense of smell is our most primitive sense; what we smell affects our health and consciousness.
The EOs derived from flowers, plants, resins and roots, are the basic life force of organic flowers and plants, and are very effective in helping increase circulation and promote new cell growth, while eliminating toxins. As antispasmodic, analgesic, antibacterial, antiseptic, astringent, chologogue, febrifuge, sudorific, antidepressant, deodorant, anti-inflammatory, their therapeutic effect on body, mind and spirit is amazing, creating a calming and soothing effect, so helpful in organic beauty care.
The tiny aromatic molecules of EOs are liposoluble, and are able to penetrate the skin and travel through the bloodstream and interstitial fluids. These act quickly and are eliminated from the system within three to six hours. In breathing, these enter through the Cillia (the fine hairs lining the nose) to the limbic system which, when stimulated, releases endorphins, neurotransmitters and other 'feel-good' chemicals. These control our moods, emotions, state of skin and general appearance, memory and learning, heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, stress levels and hormonal balance. That is why EOs have such a powerful effect on our state of mind. Stress-free mind is essential for good health as well as for maintaining well hydrated , revitalized, wrinkle-free and shining skin.
Because of their special regenerative and healing properties, EOs have been used very effectively for centuries to improve skin tone, reduce inflammation, increase blood circulation, relieve tension, stress and headaches, regulate hormones, relax muscles, stimulate the immune system and energize the whole system.
It requires special expertise and experience to choose most effective EOs in right proportion to make best beauty products. The procedure is meant to assist natural ability of skin to balance, regulate, heal and restore its natural glow. These penetrate skin via hair follicles and sweat glands, and get absorbed in body fluids. Minute molecules of EOs are immediately absorbed into the blood stream when inhaled as the drugs oxygenate the blood.
The mixing of EOs and base oil is done in incremental steps by professionally trained and experienced experts at Herbally Radiant. They ensure right blend of EOs with most compatible base or carrier oil. The special combination of EOs used in its anti-aging formulations thus create amazing longer lasting results.
In order to come out with the most effective skin-friendly formulations for sensitive skin disorders like acne, pimples, black spots and other break outs, the experts at Herbally Radiant experimented with Tea Tree EO, combining it with other ingredients. This led to the launching of exclusive CLEAN range, consisting of Cleanser,Toner, Serum and Scrub. The unique CLEAN range formulations have received excellent customer reviews; for those ordering on line (shop.herballyradiant.com), shipping is free.
Different EOs are used in facial and body treatments, and different skin types react differently to EOs. Following are some useful tips :
1) Extra care should be taken in use of EOs during pregnancy.
2) Should be kept out of the reach of children.
3) EOs should be stored away from light, heat, plastics and metals. Some oils can stain clothing and damage the finish on furniture.
4) EOs are expensive; this has led to a great deal of counterfeiting by unscrupulous suppliers, especially operating through online. Many suppliers are diluting oils with synthetic elements.
5) If you put a drop of EO on a scrap of paper and find that oil stain is still apparent two hours later, then be sure that it may have been diluted with vegetable oils.
6) Those with high blood pressure should avoid following EOs: Hyssop, Rosemary, Sage and Thyme.