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Paris & Aromatherapy

Last month when I was spending a weekend in Paris, I felt inspired by this beautiful city to create a blog post about Aromatherapy and Skincare.

Paris & Aromatherapy

Paris is a world leader in cosmetic and beauty.

In Paris, the use of natural oils as part of skincare and aromatherapy is everywhere!

Here are some of my Favourite Oils and how to use them-

Argan Oil

Argan oil comes from the kernels of the Argan tree in Morocco.

Rich in vitamins A & E, Anti-oxidants and linoleic acid (Omega 6)

Argan oil main properties:

  • Anti-inflammatory (this can help for clearing Acne)
  • Moisturisers the skin with Anti-ageing effects
  • Boosts cells production (promoting healthy skin and hair)
  • Absorbers quickly (doesn’t leave the skin oily)

Natural Oils - How To Use & When?

How To Use?

  • As a moisturiser – on clean skin, preferably damp after a shower, place a drop of oil on the skin and massage it into the skin in circular movements.
    Repeat every day before bedtime for maximum result.
  • Leave-in conditioner – nourishes split ends, tames frizzy hair and promotes shiny hair.
    Use on clean hair, one drop on the ends.
  • Hair treatment – Promote hair growth and fight dandruff and dry scalp.
    Before the shower, massage your hair from the roots to the ends with Argan oil, cover with a towel, wait for half an hour and then use shampoo and condition as usual.
    Repeat whenever your hair feels too dry.

Olive Oil

Olive Oil is used daily in the kitchen for its excellent taste and health benefits while consuming it as part of a healthy diet.

Rich in Oleic acid, Vitamin E, Carotenoids, Squalene.

Olive oil main properties:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Softens the skin
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Cleansing (having antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial effects)
  • Skin brightening (it may help block damage and pigmentation from the sun)

Natural Oils - How To Use & When?

How To Use?

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil produced from the meat of the coconuts

Rich in Caprylic acid, Capric acid and Lauric acid

Coconut oil main properties:

  • Antimicrobial properties
  • Antifungal properties
  • Moisturises the skin
  • Reduces inflammation
  • Promotes collagen production and skin
  • Rejuvenates the skin

Coconut oil is suitable for dry skin.

Paris & Aromatherapy

How To Use?

  • Use coconut oil on clean skin as a moisturiser, add vitamin e and apply as a face and hair serum. Watch my video guide!
  • Use as a wonderful base oil for essential oils.

Lavender oil

The lavender essential oil has a fantastic fragrance. You can find it in many perfumes and creams.

Lavender oil main properties:

  • It helps to relieve stress and anxiety
  • It has anti-bacterial qualities and helps to disinfect
  • Promotes healing of Eczema
  • Speeds the healing of cuts, burns (small and minor burns)
  • Induces sleep

Natural Oils - How To Use & When?

How To Use?

  • Best to be kept in your handbag. You can pour one drop near the pulse in the inner part of the arm for any case of stress.
  • For promoting the healing of minor burns, remember to first dilute with another carrier oil like coconut oil.
  • For sleeping, pour a few drops on your pillow.

Until the next time 

x Paz

 

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