How Botanical Oils Can Help Your Skin
Topical use of oils on the skin, especially oils high in essential fatty acids, are well proven to benefit all skin types. Modern diets that are lacking in essential fats, skin exposure to environmental stresses like air-conditioning and heating, not drinking enough water, drinking too much dehydrating coffee and alcohol, can result in skin that is crying out for additional nourishment and protection.
Using botanical oils as part of your daily skincare routine can help to feed, nourish and re-hydrate the skin. Many plants, flowers and seeds produce beneficial oils which contain a variety of bioactive molecules with incredible skin healing and nourishing properties. The fine molecular structure of these plant oils, allows them to be readily absorbed helping to protect, repair and nourish the skin. This is the main difference between botanical oils and synthetically produced oils and oils derived from petroleum, which have a very course molecular structure and cannot be absorbed deep into the skin layers.
Rosehip Oil: Rosa canina
Rosehip oil contains many essential nutrients, vitamins A & C, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, giving it extraordinary skin benefits. Essential fatty acids help nourish, repair and regenerate damaged skin, while the antioxidant properties help to fight free radical damage caused by environmental exposure and responsible for ageing. Many celebrities swear by Rosehip oil to help treat the signs of premature ageing, improve skin discolouration and texture and reduce scarring. Oily skin sufferers also find this light and easily absorbed oil beneficial as the astringent properties help to tighten the pores and brighten the skin.
Evening Primrose Oil: Oenothera biennis
The yellow, often fragrant, flowers only last a day, and are at their best in the evening before they fade and die, hence their name. Evening primrose oil is extracted from the small seeds by means of a cold pressing, ensuring the integrity and purity of the beneficial components that comprise this amazing oil.
Rich in unsaturated fatty acids of Gamma-Linolenic, Linoleic, Palmitic, Steric & Oleic acids, makes it ideal to provide beneficial properties for the skin. Regular topical use helps to feed and nourish the skin, assisting with healthy skin elasticity and helps to soothe dry, irritated skin.
Almond Oil: Prunus amygdalus dulcis
Extracted from the ripe seeds of the sweet almond tree, almond oil is obtained by cold pressing, releasing the beneficial oils contained within the nut without damaging the properties of the extracted oil.
Rich in essential fatty acids and known for its excellent moisturising and emollient properties, there is a reason this beneficial oil is widely used in the cosmetic, aromatherapy and beauty industry. Almond oil is composed of Oleic, Linoleic, Palmitic and Stearic essential fatty acids. Its soothing skin conditioning and lasting nourishing properties is especially useful on dry skins.
Calendula Oil: Calendula officinalis
Calendula flowers are rich in flavonoids and beta-carotene which gives them their bright yellow colour. As the flower petals themselves do not contain a lot of oil, they are steeped in cold almond or jojoba oil for approximately 4 – 6 weeks, releasing and infusing their beneficial skin properties into the oil.
Containing skin healing properties, calendula oil is well known for its soothing and calming skin properties. It is excellent when used on irritated skin, helping to nourish and calm. Its skin healing and regeneration ability improves blood flow to the skin cells, provides antioxidant protection against ageing free radicals, as well as reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and helps to even out skin tone and age related pigmentation.
Lavender Oil: Lavendula angustifolia
Lavender oil is one of the most recognised fragrances and widely used essential oils in the world. For centuries it has been used for its fragrance, as well as for its cleansing and skin healing properties. Its calming and soothing properties have a balancing effect on the skin and is commonly used to help soothe irritated skin as well as support healthy, spot-free skin. Lavender oil is also well known for its antiseptic properties and is most commonly associated with burns and healing of the skin. Due to its balancing properties, it is beneficial on all skin types.
Living Nature’s Ultimate Day Oil offers a divine blend of nutrient rich, botanical oils to provide daily enhanced nourishment and hydration, leaving the skin beautifully soft, radiant and rejuvenated. The Rosehip, Evening Primrose and Calendula Oils are all certified organic for enhanced purity. This fine, easily absorbed oil is beneficial for all skin types and all ages, including oily skins. Buy it now from our secure online store.
Hi Lisa, thank you for your question. No botanical oil is proven to keep viruses away, however, they can help to protect, repair and nourish the skin. One of our favourite oils is Manuka Oil, which has long been recognised for its powerful antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. Used by Living Nature as a hero ingredient for over 30 years, this powerful oil helps to combat skin irritation and infections and protect skin from bacteria. You can view our 100% Pure Manuka Oil here: https://www.livingnature.com/collections/serums-and-treatments/products/pure-manuka-oil-nz-natural-skincare-nz. Thank you.
I want to know the best botanical I should get for germs the healing to keep virus away