Since the Middle Ages, essential oils have been widely used for bactericidal, virucidal, fungicidal, antiparasitical, insecticidal, and other medicinal properties such as analgesic, sedative, anti-inflammatory, spasmolytic, and locally anesthetic remedies.
Hippocrates, the “father of medicine,” prescribed perfume fumigations and massages with aromatic oils. Turpentine was known by the Greeks and Romans for its properties against lung diseases and iliary lithiasis.
The first authentic written account of distillation of essential oil is ascribed to Villanova (ca. 1235–1311), a Catalan physician, which I am extremely proud of since my father is from Barcelona. By the middle of the 20th century, the role of essential oil usage had been reduced almost entirely to perfumes, cosmetics, and food flavorings rather than in pharmaceutical preparations.
Today, there’s renewed interest in using essentials oils to improve physical and psychological well-being.
When essential oils are inhaled via aromatherapy, compounds are absorbed through receptors in our noses which in-turn send messages to our olfactory system, the part of the brain responsible for our sense of smell and eventually reach other areas of the brain, such as the limbic system. These are the areas of the brain associated with emotions, mood, pain, pleasure, and also with memories. Smells become associated with emotions, even memories of emotions.
EOs can easily decompose when exposed to heat, humidity, light, or oxygen which is why products containing essential oils are packaged in dark bottles with small drip spouts.
We at Aqueous Wellness are the first to apply Nanotechnology to essential oils for skin care. Our proprietary nanotechnology enables these nano-particles to enter deeper layers of skin where most other products generally never reach. In addition, nano-particles can interact with skin at a cellular level. Aqueous Wellness has taken this technology and incorporated a trifecta of benefits infusing rose and lavender essential oils together with Full-Spectrum CBD.
When combined, this formula provides maximum benefits with antioxidants like vitamins A and C, rose oil which promotes skin cell turnover, which has been known to slow down with aging. You may have heard about using lavender for sleep and relaxation, but this multipurpose oil may also help balance out moisture levels in your skin. It’s an anti-inflammatory that can reduce redness and a natural hydrator that can repair dry skin without making it too greasy. In turn, a regular regimen that incorporates essential oils and full-spectrum CBD could create younger-looking skin with fewer lines.
If you are looking for healthy natural essential oil skin care products for your skin we recommend the Aqueous Bath Boosters for a luxurious bath experience and Skincrush Face and Body Spray. both bathing and boosting you will be Amazed by how healthy and Happy your skin will feel and look.
Can you guess what mom’s REALLY want for Mother’s Day? Let me give you a hint: it’s not jewelry, it’s not flowers or chocolates. According to Parents Magazine, the top two on the list are #1 SLEEP and #2 Time to Herself.
Of course, this is always the new year buzz, especially coming out of a year like 2020; chances are more bad habits have been made. Many of us got into new cycles that we’d like to break, change, or amend. Wine-to-wind-down more often than usual? Check. Netlfix on the couch more often than not? Yep, that too.