Health Benefits Of Essential Oils In Soaps

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Essential oils are basically natural oils obtained by distillation. They retain their own characteristic odor and prove extremely beneficial for the skin, when used as ingredients in soaps and other beauty products.

Some important essential oils found in organic handmade soaps are:

1) Almond Essential Oil

Ideal for sensitive skin, makes the skin soft and supple, and protects from UV radiations. Its deep action cleanses pores and follicles, removes dark circles and treats skin problems.

2) Basil Essential Oil

Possesses antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. Rids the blood of toxins and purifies it, treats acne and other skin diseases, prevents blackheads and whiteheads, heals fungal infections and improves skin tone.

3) Camphor Essential Oil

Soothes skin rashes and burns, relieves itching and irritation and fills up cracked heels and makes the skin soft and supple. Cures acne, treats eczema and fights fungal infections.

4) Castor Essential Oil

Moisturizes the skin, heals skin inflammation, removes blemishes, reduces acne and pigmentation, prevents stretch marks and fights signs of aging.

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5) Coconut Essential Oil

Possesses antibacterial and antifungal properties. Its penetrative powers make it an excellent skin moisturizer. Heals minor cuts and bruises.

6) Geranium Essential Oil

Effectively treats acne and skin inflammation by improving blood circulation to the skin. It tightens skin, muscles, tissues and blood vessels, warding off premature aging. Heals cuts and wounds.

7) Jasmine Essential Oil

Its powerful antiseptic properties keep the scalp and skin free from infections. Moisturizes dry and itchy skin, restores skin elasticity and regulates oiliness of the skin.

8) Kumkumadi Essential Oil

Cleanses and nourishes the skin, improves complexion, and lightens the skin tone and dark circles. Prevents acne, blemishes, whiteheads and blackheads. Prevents premature aging of the skin.

9) Lemon Essential Oil

Imparts luster to dull skin. Has detoxifying properties. Rejuvenates sagging and loose skin. Treats pimples and various skin problems and reduces excessive oil from the skin.

10) Mahua Essential Oil

Prevents cracked skin and improves skin texture. Keeps skin healthy and glowing. Its emollient properties treat various skin disorders.

11) Neem Essential Oil

Possesses antiseptic, antifungal, antihistamine and antipyretic properties. Removes skin dryness, heals cracks and soothes the skin. Removes wrinkles, prevents fungal infections, fights acne and treats acne scars. Treats eczema, psoriasis and all types of dermatitis.

12) Olive Essential Oil

Loaded with three major antioxidants – Vitamin E, polyphenols and phytosterols, it makes the skin smooth and protect it from premature aging. The oil is also a perfect exfoliant.

13) Patchouli Essential Oil

Effective against skin inflammation and irritation. Its astringent properties firms sagging skin and prevents premature aging. Promotes blood circulation, regenerates new skin tissue and cells, inhibits fungal growth and treats several skin problems.

14) Palmarosa Essential Oil

Possesses moisturizing and skin conditioning properties. Stimulates cell regeneration and treats minor cuts and bruises.

15) Peppermint Essential Oil

Possesses astringent, antiseptic, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties that cure sunburns, rid the skin of oil and grease and heal various skin diseases.

16) Rose Essential Oil

Contains a host of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. Moisturizes dry skin, treats acne, redness and skin inflammation. Helps in refining skin texture and in controlling skin diseases.

17) Saffron Essential Oil

Possesses anti-inflammatory properties that remove inflammation and soothe the skin. Contains important vitamins and antioxidants that heal various skin conditions and rejuvenate the skin.

18) Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sweet-smelling oil that makes the skin smooth and flawless, prevents fine lines and wrinkles, cures skin inflammation and fights skin infections.

Ayana’s range of pure organic handmade soaps

Ayana Wellness offers as many as six pure organic handmade soaps that are infused with the goodness of pure essential oils mentioned above to pamper and treat your skin and keep it glowing forever. Browse these soaps online at, read the attributes of each and order what suits you best.

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