Continuing our discussion on essential oil application, so what do they have to do with the demands of modern living; when we continue to expect more of ourselves; others/relationships and our peers/careers than ever before? How can these catalysts of change help us when we continue to feel time poor; as we strive to excel at home, work and play (because we want it all), when we push ourselves to meet deadlines, fulfill even the most unrealistic goals; and … we want to make money, have fun, be successful, be loved, nurtured and on and on our wish list goes.
Well, maybe they can help us make the small and effective changes to our body and mind by simply deploying them in our everyday skin and body care regimes. All it takes is ‘choice’ and ‘action’.
Aromatherapy is one of the most versatile natural therapies of our time. Essential oils, the working tools of Aromatherapy are used in many industries; they are added to foods as flavors, perfumes, medicines, natural therapies, massage to name a few and they are used extensively in natural skin and personal care products as actives. The versatility of essential oil use spans industry and application; there are so many safe and effective methods of use. The most effective way to use essential oils when addressing maladies of the body or skin is via topical application.
What else is in our mists? Lots of fantastic, organic, plant-based actives, many of which have known anti-aging properties. Let’s review the highlights:
Acerola cherry has ten times the amount of Vitamin C that is found in an orange. Ten times. Vitamin C is an anti-oxidant, and anti-oxidants as you know reduce the presence of free radicals in your system. Free radicals cause aging of your telomeres (the reproductive part of your DNA strands). Fewer free radicals, less aging of your telomeres, better cell reproduction.
As you can probably guess, in addition to Sandalwood oil, this mist contains a substantial amount of certified organic Rose essential oil.
Rose oil is known as “the healer of the heart.” Our rose is sourced from Bulgaria, where the highest quality rose oil is sourced. According to legend, when Cleopatra went to meet Mark Antony she had Rose oil rubbed into every inch of her skin and hair, and buckets of Rose oil were rubbed into every pore of the wood of the boat she sailed on. The sails of the boat were dipped in rose hydrosol…
This mist is, as our experts put it, about “giving your skin a hug.” It’s about looking after your skin, supporting it, nourishing it. It contains Sandalwood oil, Orange oil (see post #3 in this series to learn about the properties of Sandalwood oil and Orange oil) and naturally, it also contains Lavender oil.
So what are these fabulous essential oils I keep going on about? Here’s a list of the primary essential oils found in our Energising Citrus Mist and their amazing properties.
Sandalwood oil is one of Miranda’s favorite essential oils and it’s used throughout KORA Organics’ entire range. As our formulators put it, “No one other than Miranda would ever put the quality and quantity of sandalwood that Miranda has put into KORA Organics… she’s put it in there beyond what was commercially feasible for the simple reason that she knows how amazing Sandalwood oil is for the skin. You won’t find another range with this amount of certified organic Sandalwood essential oil.”
You just can’t appreciate how amazing our mists are until you have some understanding about essential oils, which I thought I did but learned I didn’t.
KORA Organics’ mists are based on certified organic essential oils. This means that not only are the ingredients that go into the essential oil not grown with harmful chemical pesticides, but those ingredients are also non-GMO, never irradiated, and the oils are never “cut” with cheaper oils, which is what often happens with “conventional” (the opposite of certified organic) essential oils.
As you consider aromatherapy and essential oils, it is also important to learn about their quality. Essential oils undergo many different testing methods to verify their authenticity and quality. The most common methods of testing are by a liquid gas chromatograph and a mass spectrometer which identifies the major, minor and trace constituents of each oil. Testing essential oils is critical to guard against adulteration especially for those used in Medicine, Natural Medicine, Skin care and Aromatherapy.
As we continue our discussion of essential oils and aromatherapy, it is the fragrance composition of an essential oil that determines its therapeutic nature affecting; the skin/ body systems when applied topically and our moods and emotions when inhaled through the nose.
Essential oils are antiseptic, antiviral and/or antibacterial, the degree depends on the qualities contained in the oil itself.
We’re delighted to introduce you to Judith White, an incredible resource and truly definitive woman in the world of Aromatherapy and certified organic products. Judith will be joining the Spread the Light family to share her knowledge on organic topics. We hope you will join us for her first series, on a topic about one of the defining ingredients in many KORA Organics products, luxurious Essential Oils.