If you’ve ever bought a drink from places like Jamba Juice, you’ve undoubtedly been asked the question, “would you like a boost?” In other words, they were asking you if you wanted some vitamin or mineral supplementation in your beverage. In this article, we’ll learn about several types of highly nutritive oils that can be added to a carrier oil blend to enhance certain properties.
In a previous blog article, I introduced herbs and how they are helpful for skincare. In this article I will feature an herbal blend I purchased from an apothecary in Prescott, Arizona.
Although my training is in aromatherapy, a year or two ago I learned about the amazing things herbal preparations can do for skincare. In this article we will discover the benefits of green tea, calendula flower, chamomile flower, and comfrey root. We will also learn about infusions, tinctures and decoctions.
I recently became more confident in the benefits of herbs when a certain lady friend of mine applied my aromatherapeutic balm to a part of her hand that was burned recently. She commented that there was no flakiness on the skin on the affected part of her hand.
Beeswax is typically used as a thickening ingredient in lotions, creams, salves, etc. It typically is packaged as either yellow or white pellets or pastilles. In this article, we’ll learn about how this natural substance is beneficial for the skin and the properties it provides skincare products.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller) is a cactus plant that belongs to the Liliaceae family. It grows in dry climates, such as in parts of Africa and India, and has been used medicinally for centuries. (1)
I remember taking a trip to Avalon, Catalina Island, California back in 2013 with a social group, and one day I had a pretty bad sunburn. A number of Aloe Vera plants grow on that island. One day I decided to break off a piece of a plant, and spread some of the gel on my burns. It worked quite well. My sunburns were less painful and healed faster.
Pumpkin Seed Oil (Cucurbita Pepo L.) is a highly nutritive carrier oil whose benefits extend far beyond the autumn season. After you’ve read this article, you will learn 5 great things about it, and you’ll come to appreciate what this reddish/greenish colored oil can do. This oil is a precursor ingredient in my aromatherapeutic balm, which I will be putting on the market early next year.
Carrier oils are the counterpart to essential oils. Carrier oils dilute essential oils to a safe concentration and enable them to be absorbed into the skin, where they eventually enter the bloodstream and manifest their therapeutic characteristics in the human body.
Today we’re going to review a blend of four carrier oils: avocado, hempseed, olive and sunflower. This blend is used as a precursor ingredient in my aromatherapeutic balm that I will be putting on the market next year. Going forward, every weekly blog article will highlight an ingredient in my balm product.