What are the Benefits of Using Essential Oils?

August 16, 2017


Using essential oils is a great way to add a touch of luxury to your beauty routine, however, this is far from their only benefit. Essential oils have many health and skin benefits which is exactly why we include them in all of our hand washes, body washes and lotions.

From mandarin and frankincense essential oils to geranium and lime, discover just why we love essential oils so much and the many benefits of introducing them into your beauty cabinet.


What is an essential oil?

An essential oil is a natural oil which has been extracted from a plant or tree through distillation. This is performed by steaming the plants to separate the water-based materials to the natural oils and can take place in the bark, leaves, resin, flowers, seeds or roots. Essential oils have powerful healing properties as they are there to protect the plants from their environments and are both antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Essential oils are highly concentrated, meaning you can reap the rewards in just one drop and will be left to enjoy a powerful aroma.


What are the benefits of using essential oils?

Essential oils have many uses and they feature in many household goods, including home cleaning products, beauty products, candles and natural medicine. There are many benefits of essential oils such as: 

  • Stimulating the immune system
    Essential oils have natural healing properties which is why they’re so popular in medicine as aromatherapy. They can help to fight against cold and flu symptoms, alleviate pain and improve digestion, as well as keeping your immune system strong and protected.
  • Relaxation
    Essential oils often feature in relaxation products such as candles, incense and bath and body products as they can help to relax your body and soothe any soreness. Some hospitals also use essential oils to help with the treatment of anxiety and depression as they have a calming effect on your mood.
  • Healing properties
    Essential oils are antibacterial and can be massaged into the skin to help heal any skin conditions, protect cuts from infections and reduce scarring. They’re a must-have in any first aid kit.
  • Clearer skin
    If you have age spots, fine lines, stretch marks, acne or scarring, essential oils can be topically applied to help clear up skin for a smoother complexion.


How we use essential oils at Aybury

We use essential oils in all of our products which not only give them a stunning natural fragrance, but we also harness all of their benefits to nourish and protect skin.

Our Limerence collection includes mandarin and frankincense essential oils which are particularly good for soothing the skin and calming the body. Frankincense naturally helps to build the immune system, reduce inflammation and minimise the appearance of age spots which mandarin helps to diminish acne, stretch marks and scars.

Our Reticent collection uses geranium and lime essential oils which give off a zesty and energising fragrance to awaken the senses whilst nourishing the skin. Geranium oil is known for promoting radiance in the skin and rebalancing hormones whilst lime stimulates the mind and body.

Whether you’re after a hand wash, body wash or a lotion, you can enjoy the benefits of essential oils with Aybury.

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