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Essential Oils: An Eco-Cure For Soul And Skin

“All natural” is “all the rage” when it comes to cosmetics these days. Skincare brands are busy harvesting ingredients from their own organic farms to put the cool back in eco-conscious skincare and even color cosmetics, relying in large part to essential oils.

Essential oils, with their moisturizing properties and aromatic scents, are being touted by tastemakers like designer Donna Karan and Lucky’s Editor-In-Chief Eva Chen, who isn’t shy about shouting out organic brands like Olie Biologique, Elemental Herbology and H. Hillerman.

“Essential oils are very powerful substances extracted from plants that have been evolving for eons,” explains H.Gillerman founder and holistic healer Hope Gillerman. “You can use them to process what your mind and body are going through.” That includes calming anxiety, curing jet lag, soothing your skin, improving circulation, or strengthening both the memory and the immune system.

Look for scents like basil, tangerine, ylang ylang, and rosemary to stimulate energy, increase vitality, and soothe chronic fatigue, as well as carrot seed essential oil, which when applied topically is anti-aging and balances both dry and oily complexions.

Applied topically or inhaled for their aromatherapeutic benefits, essential oils are not only a perfect gift, but also a great way to calm yourself through the hectic holiday season.

Going green has never smelled so sweet — or felt so good.

 

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