NEED OF DETAILED STUDY
- As leaders in essential oils from growing to marketing especially to members has opened and forced us to research more on essential oils and more, we stretched more we realised the huge potential of using EO’s in alternate healing.
- As growers ourselves we have lot of advantages —-like we know simple basil has more than 7 varieties and all with different profile, thyme has over 8 varieties (and that is what we know —there might be lot more we do not even know. And biggest issue is they throw varying profiles in pharmacology —-thus knowing which variety is what is critical —that is where farming stage is easiest to understand the variant.
- It’s established the morphological profile of plant changes by soil, growing technology, weather, water, harvesting periods, harvesting technology —-therefore knowing agronomy of product and knowledge of pharmacology of item and technology of processing.
That probably explains why we are more successful in employing essential oils for helping issues.
So, we decided its time to share what is known about Eo’s, ongoing researches that have shown promise and how to incorporate them in own life successfully.
Plant-based essential oils are widely used in perfumery, food and flavour components, preservatives, household and laundry deodorizing, and medicinal treatments such as aromatherapy, topical pain relief, arthritis, and acne.
An essential oil is a liquid containing volatile aroma compounds obtained from plants. It is “essential” as it contains the “essence of” the plant’s olfactory attributes. This property renders them “essential” in the composition of many fragrance additives used in cosmetics formulations, aromatherapy, massage oils, and medicinal agents.
Essential oils can penetrate skin and enhance topical delivery of active agents from topical formulations via a variety of mechanisms, which include disintegration of intercellular lipid structure in stratum corneum, interaction with intercellular proteins, and increasing the distribution of an active agent through the cellular membrane barrier. After skin penetration, essential oils are rapidly metabolized and excreted, suggesting their use as safe skin permeation enhancers. However, an unintended enhancement of an active agent into skin can also cause efficacy and safety concerns.
Meditation, massage, and medicine can all be practiced via aromatherapy. The benefits of aromatherapy are well documented, ranging from the treatment of mild sleep disturbances as an adjuvant treatment in cancer care, and massage therapy. The therapeutic utilization of essential oils, coupled with their skin penetration and inhalation exposure, can pose both enhanced benefits or significant toxicological concern, especially in terms of skin sensitization, irritation, allergic reactions, and contact dermatitis. Relative to allergic reactions, a large number of essential oils are used in cosmetics as aroma ingredients. In a literature study of 517 cosmetics formulations, 11 substances recognized as allergens were found in the essential oils used as fragrance components.
An indiscriminate use of an essential oil or an aroma ingredient in a cosmetics formulation without the knowledge of the toxicology of their chemical constituents or biological effects is cause for concern. The knowledge of such information for cosmetics formulators, aesthetician’s, and healthcare personnel can be highly beneficial for the consumer. .