essential oils can be very expensive for the consumer because of how it is produced. Rose Otto is one of these costly oils. After all it takes a thousand petals to
produce a drop of this delightful and rejuvenating oil.
The oil itself is usually not fatty or
oily. In fact naturally occurring
essential oils are often highly volatile.
They enter the bloodstream via the skin in the
form of massage or bath oils but can also be used in oil based perfumes. They can similarly be used in compresses or
can be added to a base of organic lotion or shampoo to enhance its qualities
according to the needs of the person using it.
Essential oils are normally chosen because of
their therapeutic effects. In fact they influence the nervous system and are
able to alter moods, relieve pain and may have antiseptic qualities. Similarly
they can have moisturizing or astringent properties. In other words aromatherapy oils contain
within them the healing power of the plant they are derived from.
Essential oils are made up of a complex set of
naturally occurring chemicals. Some can
contain hundreds of different compounds.
Much depends on the plant source being used.
Aromatherapy oils are often used with a carrier
oil. In a few cases these natural oils
can be used directly on the skin. For
example tea tree is commonly used on its own to treat fungi and minor skin
However care needs to be taken with regards to
specific allergies when using essential oils.
Moreover certain oils could have adverse effects if used
incorrectly. For instance some oils
could have an irritant effect to the skin while others such as citrus need to
be used away from sunlight since they may have a bleaching effect on the skin.
Soap Cafe Malta stocks a large selection of high quality essential oils as well as carrier oils. You can also order a customized massage or bath oil designed to suit your needs or your preferences.