Say yes to aromatherapy!

The craze for Clean Beauty means there are more and more products inspired by aromatherapy. What particular qualities do they have? What can they add to your beauty ritual? Find out here.

AROMA… WHAT?

The term “aromatherapy” was invented at the beginning of the 20th century by chemist René-Maurice Gattefossé. This French researcher devoted part of his career to examining the curative properties of essential oils, which are distilled aromatic plant extracts. It’s believed that their scents can stimulate receptors in the nose that carry messages to the brain — to reduce stress, for example. They also have beneficial effects on the skin and hair. That’s what makes them excellent ingredients for cosmetics… and great allies for cocooning!

BENEFICIAL COSMETICS

Essential oils are combined with ingredients like honey, beeswax, mineral salts or vegetable oils (argan, jojoba, almond, macadamia, etc.) in natural formulas for the face and body.

Essential oils have special properties that are used to combat signs of aging, reduce blemishes, prevent dehydration or soothe irritation. And because they work well in synergy (in unison with other active ingredients), they make a great addition to other skin-care products. Simply add a few drops to a cream or serum to create your own personalized formula.

BENEFICIAL COSMETICS

Some hair-care products also include aromatic essences that are nourishing, enhance shine or prevent aging. For more targeted action, choose oils that have specific properties for fighting dandruff, soothing irritation of the scalp, regulating sebum production… Best of all, they’re easily added to your shampoo, hair mask or rinse-free spray.

If essential oils aren’t listed among the ingredients of your hair- or skin-care products, you can add them yourself! It’s as simple as adding a few drops of your favourite essential oil in your shampoo or daily moisturizer.

Be careful! Never apply essential oils directly to your skin: very few of them can be safely used alone, that is, without being diluted with another oil or cream. Before using a pure oil for the first time, read the warnings and contraindications.

THE ESSENCE OF COMFORT

Setting aside some me-time? Think aromatic oils! Relax in a bubble bath, treat yourself to a massage with a soothing oil and scent the air with the vapour from a diffuser.

THE ESSENCE OF COMFORT
Aromatic Foam Bath, 500 ml, lavander
Ombra Spa

Aromatic Foam Bath, 500 ml, lavander

Spa well, every day.

Moisturizing Foam Bath, 1 L, Eucalyptus
Alpen Secrets

Moisturizing Foam Bath, 1 L, Eucalyptus
Foaming Bath, 1000 ml, Pink Himalayan Salt
Dr Teal's

Foaming Bath, 1000 ml, Pink Himalayan Salt

Dr Teal's pink Himalayan salt foaming bath transforms your bath into a relaxing spa. Mineral rich pink Himalayan salt combined with bergamot & sweet orange essential oils soothe the senses for a lightly scented relaxing bath to replenish and recharge.

Good to know:

  • For a thoroughly relaxing experience, you can create your own bubble-bath formula or massage oil by mixing your favourite essential oils with neutral bases.
  • Be careful not to over-scent the air by using strong oils (like cinnamon or clove) in your diffuser. It’s best to use softer ones like lavender or camomile. Also, be sure not to leave the diffuser on too long (30 minutes is enough), especially if you have young children or pets.

EACH OIL HAS ITS PROPERTIES

Don’t know which oil to use? Here are some that are frequently found in beauty products:

  • Lavender is known for its relaxing effect (great for the bath!). Sea lavender, in particular, is good for moisturizing and softening the skin.
True Lavender Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lotus Aroma

True Lavender Essential Oil, 15 ml
True Lavender Essential Oil, 15 ml
Bleu Lavande

True Lavender Essential Oil, 15 ml
  • Cypress, juniper and lemon have a decongesting action, which stimulates lymphatic drainage, blood circulation and the release of stored fat: all great allies in the fight against cellulite!
Cypress Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lotus Aroma

Cypress Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lemon Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lotus Aroma

Lemon Essential Oil, 15 ml
Organic Essential oil, 10 ml, Lemon
Puressentiel

Organic Essential oil, 10 ml, Lemon
  • Rosemary and rose help the skin maintain a youthful appearance and brighten the complexion.
Organic Essential oil, 10 ml, Rosemary Camphor
Puressentiel

Organic Essential oil, 10 ml, Rosemary Camphor
Rosemary Essential Oil, 15 ml
Lotus Aroma

Rosemary Essential Oil, 15 ml
  • Ylang-ylang also has a radiant effect: it gives shine to hair and awakens dull complexions.
  • Chamomile is sensitive skin's best friend: it’s appreciated for its soothing and softening characteristics.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, 10 ml
Lotus Aroma

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, 10 ml
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, 7,5 ml
Lotus Aroma

Roman Chamomile Essential Oil, 7,5 ml

100% pure, natural and undiluted roman chamomile essential oil.

Chamomile, 20 units
Personnelle

Chamomile, 20 units

100% Natural Herbal Tea. Traditionally used in herbal medicine as a calmative and sleep aid. Caffeine-free.

  • Tea tree oil can be used to clean oily skin (and oily hair!), reduce imperfections and fight pimples.
Radical Refresher Shampoo, 400 ml, Tea Tree & Vetiver
Love Beauty and Planet

Radical Refresher Shampoo, 400 ml, Tea Tree & Vetiver

At Love Beauty and Planet, we are committed to acts of love that make you and our planet a little more beautiful, everyday. Our goal is a carbon footprint so small it's like we weren't even here. We started our journey by loading our beauty products with goodness. Every one of our bottles is made from 100% recycled materials and are recyclable. Our caps and pumps aren’t made from recycled plastics yet, but we’re working on it. Wake up your tired tresses. Formulated with Australian tea tree oil, our Radical Refresher shampoo gently cleanses and volumize hair, clears away all the bad stuff that brings your hair down, so you can feel so so good. Sustainably sourced from the wet lowlands of Australia, our tea tree oil follows the standards of the Australian Tea Tree Industry Association to ensure we harvest and press the purest oil from local growers without harming the environment. Traditionally a more masculine scent, we added vetiver to our formula for its radiant citrus notes, that lead into a caring blend of precious woods.

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Say yes to aromatherapy!

The craze for Clean Beauty means there are more and more products inspired by aromatherapy. What particular qualities do they have? What can they add to your beauty ritual? Find out here.
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