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The top essential oils for health and beauty and their benefits

The top essential oils for health and beauty and their benefits

Essential oils are nothing new. The essence of plants has been around for ages and has become a routine part of health, beauty, and even cooking. The history of essential oils has its roots in man’s inquisitive nature and desire to explore the surrounding world to see what Mother Nature has provided.

Throughout the ages, the use of essential oils has risen and fallen. Some cultures have always believed in the power of oils, and others are more skeptical. Today their popularity is skyrocketing as more data comes in supporting their effectiveness, and the internet allows people to research the products they use. 

Doing research before using essential oils is a great start because some oils don’t do all that they claim. By learning which ones are effective, you can focus on giving your body only the best.

Key essential oils and their benefits 

There’s one tip before you start using essential oils. The raw oils are often very strong and can cause skin problems. It’s recommended that they are diluted in a carrier oil like argan oil, jojoba oil, or coconut oil. If that seems like too much effort, look for oils pre-mixed in a carrier or products that contain the oils you want.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint is probably one of the most familiar essential oils because the extract from peppermint leaves is so refreshing and delicious. But peppermint goes beyond tasting great. Mint has been used for health purposes for thousands of years. 

Scientific data supports the use of peppermint oil for bowel issues and digestion, and there is a history of its being used for these conditions effectively.

When it comes to beauty, peppermint oil is excellent at soothing the skin and scalp. Hair La Vie Shampoo and Conditioner both contain peppermint oil because it helps fortify the cuticle and hold in much-needed moisture.

Rose essential oil

The rose is not just for lovers and poets, it also holds some pretty potent health benefits. Rose oil is scientifically proven to have a relaxing effect and the ability to relieve depression and stress. 

For your skin, rose oil starts out as a powerful property, fighting bacteria and fungus. Then it gets softer when you use rosehip oil with its moisturizing and hydrating properties. Your skin will begin to look amazing.

Chamomile essential oil

Chamomile essential oil was used in Ancient Rome for it’s calming properties and for softening skin. It’s loaded with bioactive constituents, including terpenoids and flavonoids. These agents are important because they have anticancer properties, they fight the common cold, help with cardiovascular problems, cure gastrointestinal conditions, and so much more.

If you’re thinking about adding chamomile as a part of your beauty routine, that’s a sound choice to make. Chamomile oil is so soothing it can even help people with chronic eczema. It’s healing powers help clear your complexion from hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and other blemishes. 

Red clover essential oil

The oil from the red clover nourishes your skin and increases collagen production. This improves the elasticity of both your hair and skin and gives you an all-over appearance of vitality and youthfulness. 

Hair La Vie Renewing Growth Treatment makes the most of this oil and uses it to support healthy hair growth and repair damaged tresses.

Lavender essential oil

Lavender is experiencing a comeback in the culinary world. Lavender flavored drinks and treats are all the rage, and that’s a good thing because this flower is loaded with health benefits

Lavender oil is highly regarded for its ability to purify the skin. This makes it a popular ingredient in many skin and hair care products. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic nature of the oil soothes the scalp and skin while fighting antifungal-resistant infections.

It’s been found that lavender scent can produce a calming effect. This means that a hair or skincare regimen that includes lavender oil will not just make you look great, you’ll feel better, too.

While lavender oil is wonderful for your skin and lavender flower is exceptionally tasty, you should never eat the oil or use it in culinary concoctions–lavender oil is toxic when swallowed. So, feel free to use both parts of lavender to your benefit, but don’t get them confused.

Final thoughts

While essential oils for health and beauty are nothing new, they sure are getting a lot of attention. Science is now backing what people have known for thousands of years–all-natural products are a powerful part of any healthy lifestyle.

If you’re interested in adding more essential oils to your life, it is worthwhile to spend some time researching them. Some claims don’t have the evidence to support them, and other products are proven winners time and again.

Using essential oils takes some care as they’re often too powerful to be applied directly to the skin or hair. If you don’t want to go through the effort of creating a safe carrier blend, look for products that already have your chosen oils in them. Hair La Vie supports this approach with all-natural products that are great for your skin and hair.

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