Aromatherapy is an alternative medicine form, which makes use of essential oils for treating and revitalizing the body. These essential oils are fragrant oils that are extracted from certain plants; and are utilized for their medicinal properties; including anti-aging benefits.
Aromatherapy can help alleviate the symptoms and signs of aging, physical, physiological and mental; keeping us feeling and looking young. Certain aromatic oils are anti-oxidant in nature. Their application prevents tissue degeneration, which is associated with aging, as well as promotes cellular renewal; which helps maintain the elasticity and firmness of the skin, while delaying wrinkling.
Physiologically, certain oils help relieve muscle aches and pains that too are associated with an aging body; while others help reduce headaches, stress, or sleeplessness of an aging mind.
Almond Oil has for long been used as a moisturizer for dry skin. This is owed to the presence of linoleic acid and olien glyceride in it; which render it a natural emollient. Topping this, it helps maintain the moisture balance of oily skin too; while taking care of problems like blackheads and acne. It is also an excellent soothing agent; calming dry, irritated and inflamed skin.
Massaging with almond oil revitalizes the skin. It clears the skin off impurities and dead cells; while also stimulating the blood circulation and relieving muscular pain. This oil is extracted from the kernels of sweet almonds, and has a high content of Vitamin E, a natural anti-oxidant. Thus, it helps reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging too; by combating free radical damage to the skin.
Manjistha is also known as Rubia cordifolia or Indian Madder. The extract of this herb is known to reduce inflammation and calm skin irritation; while fighting and preventing recurring skin infections, including acne. Furthermore it accelerates the healing of skin without formation of scars; including burns, scalds as well as damage caused by injury or infection.
Manjistha extract further improves the complexion by rendering a reddish tinge and luster as well as evening the skin tone. The latter is accredited to its effectiveness against pigmentation loss, freckles and other pigmentation anomalies.
Extracted from the flower of Lavandula officianalis, lavender oil is a great anti-ageing agent. Its anti-oxidant constituent, polyphenols, prevent degeneration of tissues, as well as stimulate growth of new cells. It helps decongest skin as well as promotes healing; the latter owed to the presence of linalool. Additionally, its anti-bacterial property is effective against minor skin infections; while the oil also helps treat sun-burn and acne.
Lavender oil also exhibits calming properties; and is thus used to relieve headaches, migraines, depression, anxiety, stress as well as insomnia. A massage with this oil stimulates blood circulation as well as relaxes tense muscles; while its anti-inflammatory action helps relieve localized pains.
Also known as cedar oil, cedarwood oil is a derivative of a range of cone-bearing (or coniferous) trees. It is known to regulate the production of natural body oil; thus maintaining moisture balance, while fighting acne. It even prevents premature aging of the skin; as its astringent property keeps the skin firm, tightens enlarged pores; while the skin’s elasticity is enhanced.
A cedarwood oil massage helps increase the body’s metabolism while also bettering blood circulation. This helps in lowering of water retention and cellulite; thus effective in weight management. Its tranquilizing effect further helps in reduction of stress and anxiety; while promoting sleep. Moreover, this oil is also beneficial in relaxing strained muscles and easing joint and muscle pain.