Thursday, 31 May 2012
Teenagers - How Essential Oils can Help
Becoming a teenager is really exciting for most youngsters, however, it can be stressful and hard. As well as peer pressure, sexual awareness, body changes, school, exams it can be so hard emotionally, especially with all the TV adverts and magazines showing fantastic bodies (although usually airbrushed) fashionable clothes and wonderful hair and skin. When you look in the mirror as a teenager you can see, greasy hair, spots and a body that is either to fat or to thin!
Now though is the time to look after your skin and your hair – watch the type of foods that you eat and although you love crisps, burgers and chips this can ultimately show in your complexion and hair. Eating a healthy diet doesn’t mean you have to stick to salads everyday just make sure the more fatty foods are a luxury that you enjoy every now and then.
Skin disorders are common in teenagers and can be very distressing. They are caused by the increase in sex hormones which in turn cause an increase in sebum production of the sebaceous glands. The outer epidermis becomes thicker and the pores have a tendency to dilate and can become blocked with dead skin cells. This can cause sebum to become blocked and infected by bacteria that live on the skin.
Use a natural, organic skin cleanser i.e Aroma Natural Cleanser or Aroma Natural Liquid Soap in Lemon and Tea Tree at least twice a day, morning and night.
If you use a Facial Cleanser you can then apply a Toner to completely remove any traces of the Cleanser.
The next step is to use a completely chemical free, natural Moisturiser.
The Essential Oils in Aroma Natural products are specially blended to help your skin stay healthy and blemish free and all the products are chemical free and paraben free.
Make Your Own Face Mask
1tbspn Fine Oatmeal
2 tspn Wheatgerm Oil (Vit E)
6 drops Lavender Essential Oil
2 drops Geranium Essential Oil
2 drops Lemon Essential Oil
Combine all the ingredients, blending well. Massage into the skin on your face and allow to dry – allow 5-10 mins. Soften with warm water and then remove all traces of the mask. Cleanse, tone and moisturise the skin.
Essential Oils that are useful and can help the problems of Acne are :
Lavender, Bergamot, Lemon and Tea Tree
This can become quite a problem for the teenager – just when you are wanting to look your best your hair can become lank and greasy and sometimes with the added problem of dandruff.
Choose a chemical free shampoo, preferably one that is organic. Aroma Natural Shampoo and Conditioners are just that as well as being Paraben Free and with the added benefits of pure Essential Oils blended to suit different hair types.
Try not to wash your hair to often.
Essential Oils to suit greasy hair and dandruff are :
Rosemary, Lavender, Cypress, Lemon, Basil, Sage and Tea Tree
One minute you are feeling happy and then for no reason you feel sad and unhappy. One minute you can cope and take on the world and then you become fearful and stressful. These are all common and natural emotion a teenage girl or boy goes through. Essential Oils can really help these up and down emotions and they can easily be used everyday in your bath or shower or in an oil diffuser or Essential Oil candles.
Shower Gels can be blended with Essential Oils
Foam Bath can be blended with Essential Oils
Candles – infused with Essential Oils
Essential Oils :
For coping with stress are :
Chamomile, Geranium, Lavender, Nutmeg, Marjoram, Lemon, Bergamot
For coping with confidence are :
Cedarwood, Fennel, Bergamot, Rosemary, Orange, Coriander, Grapefruit
For coping with self-image are :
Orange, Lavender, Neroli, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Jasmine, Frankincense, Mandarin, Nutmeg
For coping with self-esteem are :
Vetivert, Ylang Ylang, Bergamot, Geranium
For coping with lack of concentration are :
Lemon, Rosemary, Bergamot, Orange, Peppermint, Lemongrass
For coping with fear of failure are :
Fennel, Basil, Frankincense, Ylang Ylang
Fear of gossip are :
Fear of Sexuality are :
Rose, Ylang Ylang, Carnation
For coping with Mood Swings are :
Geranium, Lavender, Coriander, Cypress, Cedarwood
Don’t let your teenage years be troublesome, enjoy them to the full, naturally and as organic as you can.
Remember, you are what you eat and never put anything onto your skin that you wouldn’t eat.
If you would like more information on how Aroma Natural products and Essential Oils can help you please