Following on from my previous blog on easy detox with pure organic ingredients (by the way, join me on facebook if you want to do a guided 10-day detox), I am back as promised to give you the low down on the best pure plant oils to kick start a fresh dynamic for beautiful, supple skin.
Since the goal is as always to simply be healthier and by extension feel great and look great, let’s not get too distracted by weight loss or body shape. Good diet and regular exercise are an important part of the equation (see last week’s blog for more on diet and exercise), but healthy balance is key to bringing out your true natural beauty.
So, let’s just say that if we manage for the most part to eat pretty healthy, making an effort to reduce the whites intake (processed sugar, dairy and flour), and eat plenty of fruit and vegetables. And drink plenty of water. Plus if we do about 20 minutes of exercise a day… then our body will be well placed to respond to an extra boost from some active plant oils that can stimulate skin tone and wake up sluggish areas for rejuvenation.
Beautiful organic body oils are easy to integrate into your life to boost natural skin health
Most of us know that a good all over moisturising routine is especially beneficial in the dry summer months and probably you already spend a little time most days to apply your favorite lotion or body oil. Hopefully, you are already using pure, natural ingredients to keep your skin really healthy (the body’s natural detox will be slowed down by added toxins from artificial perfumes and petrochemicals).
The point is that you can work from the rhythm you already have established for body care and make a big difference with relatively little extra effort. Essential oils can be added to your existing lotion, or even better, you can upgrade basic body care with a full clinical blend of virgin base oils and pure essential oils for optimum therapeutic effect.
Three great pure essential oils for stimulating a healthy cell dynamic – especially in the more sluggish body areas
If you already eat grapefruit on a regular basis, you will have a good understanding of the kind of energy it yields. As a pure essential oil its cleansing, invigorating, revitalising properties are concentrated to pure essence and the key compound molecules can be blended with carrier oils to enter body systems and enhance natural detoxification, dispersion of accumulated fat and water, and lymphatic drainage.
While a fennel salad in springtime is a great way to clean up on the inside, in its purest essential oil form, the fennel’s seed’s therapeutic properties are at their most powerful. In a body blend we apply it for two main reasons. Firstly, for its depurative and diuretic qualities that help to clean out toxins and reduce water retention (this can be especially impactful because both toxins and water retention can contribute to cellulite). And secondly, for its toning and cleansing effect on the skin that is both balancing and smoothing.
The pure essential oil of Juniper Berry is exceptionally tonic because it works on many levels. It is wonderfully calming and reinforcing on body systems but it also works as a deep cleansing agent promoting various natural detoxification processes (sweat, fluids, digestion). It also has astringent properties that assist to promote healthy skin tone.
Three great carrier oils for creating therapeutic body blends
For a cleansing body application, virgin Castor oil is especially therapeutic. It is nutritious and nourishing on the skin and is absorbed deeply to carry goodness into joints and muscles. Its cleansing properties can be used to encourage lymphatic drainage with light massage (click here for easy home massage technique).
Virgin jojoba is a great all-round body oil. It is packed with nourishing, nutrient goodness (including rejuvenating anti-oxidants) and offers deep hydration and protection. It is also cleansing and highly compatible with the skin for effective absorption. It conditions the skin beautifully to complement a toning, revitalising body treatment.
Virgin Sweet Almond oil is another fantastic all-purpose body oil to use as a base for specialist blending with pure essential oils. It has high moisture content in skin-compatible fatty acids and a concentration of nutrient compounds that condition skin cells for optimum healthy function. It also has added healing benefits that help to balance and calm irritated skin and is exceptionally smoothing and silky-fine for rapid absorption.
Get in the habit of high impact, low maintenance body care – the simple way to use your therapeutic oils to best effect
After your daily shower, while your skin is still damp, you can apply a few drops of essential oil/s to a damp cloth and rub directly to the body areas you most want to ‘wake up’ and tone.
Add 3-5 drops of pure organic essential oil/s to a palm serving of your existing lotion and apply as normal (not to sensitive areas).
Create your own body blend with pure ingredients for optimum health and no adverse effects.
Add 3-5 drops of pure essential oil/s to a palm serving of virgin carrier.
Experiment with combination carrier bases for enhanced overall benefit.
If you don’t want to purchase individual ingredients, you can invest in optimum clinical blends for confidence and ease:
Cell Tone pure essential oil blend (for morning post-shower application, as above).
And Cell Slim Body Oil, particularly good as a night time moisturising massage to complement the effects of Cell Tone.
Therapeutic plant oils must be 100% pure. At Absolute Essential we use certified organic or wild grown (sustainable) plants to produce our oils and all extraction processes are strictly controlled to assure the best quality.
For genuine therapeutic benefit, make sure you buy 100% pure essential oils from a trustworthy natural health store, certified organic if possible. See our selection of nearly 100% organic and wild products at Absolute Essential