The Earth has powerful elements that we can use to not only enhance our beauty, but to heal naturally, in a safe and conscious way. Everyone has a skincare regimen that works for them. When I founded Radha Beauty, my aim was to use ancient traditions to heal my skin and body naturally. I was raised using essential oils for beautiful skin and healing and I am inspired by the Ayurvedic principles.
In the Ayurvedic practice, essential oils provide solutions. From deodorizing effects to antibacterial benefits, essential oils provide options that heal, nourish, and beautify. Great by themselves and amazing when combined into synergistic blends with complimentary oils, essential oils can be used in aromatherapy, skin healing, conditioning, massage, and even repelling insects! Some can be applied alone and some require a carrier oil like rosehip, jojoba, or coconut oil.
Using essential oils for multiple purposes is nothing new! Frankincense and myrrh are referred to in the Bible. Their antiviral properties and cleaning properties were used for the body, home, and spiritual practices in ancient societies. They understood the power of nature and the benefits of it’s creations.
Have you ever walked into a space and felt soothed and relaxed by the smells? The section of the brain that regulates emotion also regulates our olfactory system. Our sensory neurons in our nervous system control how we smell, hear, see, taste, and feel. What we smell affects our mood and how we perceive our environment.
Do you ever think about the effects of smell on your state of mind and psychological wellness? Have you ever tried aromatherapy? Essential oils can help to alter your mood!
Lemongrass has been found to reduce anxiety and improve mood. People who are depressed have found some relief with this essential oil. It’s bright scent is uplifting and makes me feel good. Besides it’s anxiety relieving effects, lemongrass is packed with beauty benefits.
With anti-bacterial, analgesic, and astringent qualities, Lemongrass essential oil can aid in reducing inflammation, shrinking pores, tightening skin, and helping to prevent acne breakouts. The beauty benefits of this essential oil are numerous and amazing!
While Lemongrass essential oil is great, one of my favorite essential oils is Frankincense. Known as a king amongst the essential oils, Frankincense is great for the mind and body. When inhaled or diffused, Frankincense promotes feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Frankincense is extracted from the Boswelian tree. This tree is of African origin and was introduced to Asia and India through trade. Thank you for that!
To produce frankincense essential oil, the sap of the Boswelia tree bark is extracted then hardened. This hardened resin is then steam distilled. This is how we are able to enjoy this woody and fragrant essential oil with amazing benefits! Many essential oils are produced through steam distillation or the cold pressing process. Ours are steam distilled, pure, and natural!
Because of Frankincense’s astringent properties, it’s been linked to faster healing of cuts, acne, and insect bites. Frankincense’s astringent qualities help it reduce the appearance of fine lines and aging in skin. This oil has also been linked to strengthened hair follicles. Great for both skin and hair, Frankincense essential oil works wonders!
Add a few drops of Lemongrass or Frankincense essential oil to your current skin cream & hair conditioner and see how amazing your hair and skin feel. Find Frankincense and Lemongrass essential oil in the Radha Organics’ Aromatherapy 16 Essential Oil Set.
Try blending Frankincense essential with Geranium essential oil for a comforting blend that fills your rooms with good vibes. I always add essential oils to my Aromatherapy Essential Oil Diffuser before practicing yoga! Aromatherapy helps me relax and feel at ease after a long day and also helps me to set the tone for my day.
What’s your favorite blend? Comment below and let me know!