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As we find out more about all the chemicals in conventional skin care products, a greater awareness and demand has arisen for natural products to use in our skin care routines. Our Clearer Skin collection was developed specifically with these concerns in mind. Incorporating the powerful healing properties of Lavender, Geranium, Rosemary, Palmarosa, Maychang, Benzoin, and Cedarwood, our Clearer Skin synergistic blend helps improve problematic skin conditions, clear toxins, and balance sebum. In this post we break down why we chose each of these oils for our Clearer Skin blend.
Is there anything Lavender can’t do? Among Lavender’s countless beneficial properties is its ability to reduce inflammation, lessen blotchiness and redness, and soothe itchiness. Lavender oil can even help with blemishes and can be used as a facial toner.
Geranium has been used as a beautifying agent since Ancient Egyptian times. This essential oil can help even skin tone and balance sebum. Geranium is an important ingredient in our Clearer Skin synergistic blend for its ability to promote the healthy appearance of skin and hair. Its calming and stress-reducing scent is just an added bonus!
In addition to helping aid memory and concentration, Rosemary is known for its ability to improve circulation and reduce inflammation, which are vital to maintaining healthy-looking skin. It’s said that Rosemary can help tighten skin and may even reduce the appearance of large pores and wrinkles - count us in!
Palmarosa’s claim to fame is its moisturizing and balancing properties. This uplifting floral essential oil helps moisturize the skin and regulate sebum production. It can help balance dry, oily, or combination skin types, improving your skin’s appearance. Benzoin is another natural moisturizer that helps tone the skin while locking in moisture.
Maychang is widely known for its refreshing scent, but it also has skin-toning and firming effects which make it the perfect addition to any natural skin care product. Maychang can be used to treat a wide range of skin conditions including dry, itchy, and inflamed skin.
One of the best essential oils for helping with blemishes is Cedarwood because of its natural astringent properties. This woodsy essential oil can help improve inflammatory skin conditions and reduce dryness and itching.
These oils are combined in our Clearer Skin synergistic blend, and you can find this skin care workhorse in bar soap, cream, roll-on, or natural remedy form if you’re looking for something ready to use. Or if you’re the DIY type you can purchase a bottle of the blend to add to your favorite unscented skin care products (pro tip: add 1/2 teaspoon of the blend to our 8oz unscented foam soap and use as a face and body wash). Your skin will thank you!
There are several different methods of extraction used to obtain the essential oil of a plant. Today we want to talk about two of the most common methods - steam distillation (which is mainly used to produce essential oils) and solvent extraction (which produces absolutes, like our Jasmine Absolute).