Our skin is our body's biggest organ. Essential oils have the ability to work right into the deepest layers of the skin. Once they enter the body through the epidermis they travel through the bloodstream to other organs and are also taken up by the lymphatic system which removes dead cells from the body. Therefore besides the importance to making sure to avoid any kind of chemical compounds in your body creams and make-up, you can be pro-active in nourishing your body by massaging your body with essential oils.
OUR 4 INGREDIENTS:
ORGANIC SWEET ALMOND OIL
A light and fine oil perfect for massaging. It is used to prevent skin from wrinkling and has a high nutritional value. Antioxidant-rich, high in vitamin E, fat and protein. Sweet almond oil nourishes your skin to make it smoother and softer.
FRANKINCENSE (BOSWELLIA SERATA)
Frankincense and Myrrh were the first gums to be used as incense. Especially Frankincense was one of the most highly prized substances of the ancient world. Notes: woody, rich and warm. The penetrating aroma and its ability to deepen the breathing have made it a helpful aid in meditation.
Frankincense is also used for the following conditions: depression ,melancholy, dwelling on unpleasant past events, impatience, irritability, confusion, indecision, it preserves a youthful complexion, prevents wrinkles and other signs of aging
Frankincense essential oil activates arrays of genes and pathways that suppress the growth and induce the apoptosis of established human cancer cell lines of different tissue origins. Besides boswellic acids, Frankincense essential oil induced anti proliferative and pro-apoptotic activities in tumour cells may result from high molecular weight compounds
Differential effects of selective frankincense (Ru Xiang) essential oil versus non-selective sandalwood (Tan Xiang) essential oil on cultured bladder cancer cells: a microarray and bioinformatics study
SANDALWOOD (SANTALUM ALBUM).
Sandalwood has been used since ancient times in India and Egypt as a perfume and for religious ceremonies. The scent is woody, sweet with an oriental undertone. It is also renowned as an aphrodisiac.
- Sandalwood is also used for the following conditions: For depression, melancholy, anxiety, nervous tension, dry skin, insomnia, acne and sexual difficulties
MYRRH (COMMIPHORA MYRRHA)
Myrrh was probably one of the most widely used essential oils in ancient times for incense, perfumes and medicine. Because of its ability to preserve the flesh myrrh is nowadays used as a cosmetic ingredient. Notes: warm, woody and earthy.
- Myrrh is also used to help preserve a youthful complexion by strengthening and rejuvenating the skin
- Myrhh, fragrant resin with ancient heritage, may bear anti-cancer agents
- Composition and potential anticancer activities of essential oils obtained from Myrrh and Frankincense
- Frankincense oil derived from Boswellia carteri induces tumor cell specific cytotoxicity
- University researchers discover cancer-killing properties of frankincense in ovarian cancer
ESSENTIAL OILS FOR DURING CHEMOTHERAPY & RADIATION:
Radiation usually severely damages the skin and vital organs, so the use of gentle, antioxidant rich essential oils in combination with proper nutrition can help minimize some of the damage.
Further sources: Holistic Aromatherapy Christine Wood, Robert Tisserand, Aromatherapy for scenutual awareness - Judith White & Karen Day
NOTE: No cancer treatment should be undertaken without consulting a licensed medical practitioner. The essential oil applications listed here can be used to complement conventional cancer therapies.