Herbal Allies For Your Skin
4 weeks ago
Though there are truly endless ways to incorporate herbs into a skincare routine, oils are one of our absolute favorites. Not only are plant-derived oils naturally hydrating and nourishing, they’re also a perfect carrier for herbs and essential oils. When applied topically, oils help drive the medicine from the plants deeper into the skin. Read on to learn about some of our favorites.
Alkanet Root is an herb that belongs to the borage family. The plant itself produces lovely blue flowers, but the root of the plant imparts a deep and gorgeous ruby red. This is what gives Plant Alchemy Luxe Facial Oil its beautiful red hue! We infused alkanet root in organic sunflower oil, allowing it to release its medicinal properties into the oil. Alkanet root is wonderfully rich in antioxidants, and it’s also anti-inflammatory, making it a fabulous ally for the skin.
Rose Geranium Oil
Rose geranium essential oil use dates all the way back to ancient Egypt when Egyptians used Geranium oil to beautify skin. It’s commonly used to promote the appearance of clear, glowing skin. Its light and uplifting fragrance adds a delicate touch to any skincare routine.
Frankincense has been revered as a prized oil for centuries. Supposedly ancient Egyptians used Frankincense to enhance and rejuvenate their skin. When applied topically, it reduces the appearance of skin imperfections while calming and soothing with its sweet aroma. Aromatherepeutically, it also helps create feelings of peace, wellness, and euphoria.
Rosehip Oil helps promote collagen production while delaying the age-related breakdown of the skin. It’s a “dry” oil, meaning it’s easily absorbed into the skin and never leaves behind a greasy residue. Rosehip oil is incredibly rich in Vitamins E and C and provides excellent protection for the skin by providing a lipid barrier to shield against oxidation.
Copaiba Oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree, which is native to South America and can grow upwards of one hundred feet tall! Since the sixteenth century, copaiba oil has been used in traditional health and beauty practices by the natives of northern Brazil. Copaiba has a warm and soothing aroma and can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth, glowing complexion.
Carrot Seed Oil
Carrot Seed Oil is incredibly nutrient-dense and contains noteworthy antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory properties. It’s highly moisturizing, protective, cellularly rejuvenating, and brightening to dull skin, making it a superb oil to incorporate into any skincare routine.
To enjoy the benefits of these skin-loving herbal allies, apply Plant Alchemy Luxe Facial Oil (found in our Herbal Alchemy Box) morning and night to freshly cleansed skin, and be sure to check out www.chikybotanica.com for more herbalist formulated skincare.
Chiky Botanica is owned and operated by Herbalist Stephanie Diamond, who spent a decade traveling and exploring the world, steeping herself in various traditional healing modalities, and many years studying Traditional Western Herbalism. Chiky Botanica is the lovechild of a longtime appreciation of beauty and wonder, deep respect for the natural world, and a reverence for the tradition of herbalism and medicine making.
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