Plant Oil Explanations and Benefits M – P

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Meadowfoam Seed Oil – This oil is an amazing addition to skin care products. It is highly moisturizing and rejuevenating helping to reduce wrinkles and other signs of aging. Meadowfoam helps prevent moisture loss by forming a rich, non-greasy moisture barrier on the skin’s surface.

Myrrh Oil – It is no wonder this precious oil was a gift of the Wise Men! Myrrh has amazing anti-aging benefits. It is hydrating; prevents tissue degradation; promotes tissue repair and removes toxins. Myrrh oil tones the skin and fights wrinkles. It is rejuvenating for all skin, especially mature skin!

Neem Oil – Neem oil has amazing healing properties and has long been used in Indian and Ayurvedic medicine. It moisturizes and protects skin. Its anti-inflammatory and pain relieving activity make Neem potentially useful against psoriasis, eczema, acne and dermatitis.

Neem Seed Oil – Widely used in Ayurvedic medicine, Neem Seed Oil reportedly is strongly anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral. Neem is used to treat or prevent many common ailments such as fever, bronchitis, influenza, herpes and athlete foot to name a few. It also is reported to be a powerful bug repellent.

Nutmeg Oil – This spicy smelling oil has antiseptic and anti-oxidant properties. It also is said to open the mind and attract prosperity!

Olive Oil – Olive oil has been used for generations in natural soap products. It attracts external moisture to the skin yet allows the skin to “cleanse” and release sweat, sebum and shed dead skin. Olive oil is high in the antioxidants Vitamins A and E providing anti-aging properties and it has disinfectant properties, is moisturizing, soothing and healing. Simply a wonderful and gentle component in skin care!

Orange – Anti-anxiety, calming, relaxing. Ancient symbol of prosperity!

Patchouli Oil – This oil was traditionally used by the Oriental and Indian cultures as a moth repellant and aphrodisiac. However, Patchouli has known benefits as an insect repellent, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antifungal. Additonally, it has been shown to have cell-regenerating abilities and tones and tightens the skin and smoothes rough, dry and cracked skin.

Peppermint – Refreshing, stimulating. Soothing to skin itching.

Pomegranate Oil – From a nutrition standpoint, the virtues of the pomegranate fruit have recently been pushed into the limelight. Pomegranate oil is high in linoleic acids and high in anti-oxidants. It is moisturizing and anti-aging.

This oil stimulates cell regeneration, increases elasticity and decreases wrinkles. Pomegranate oil is a savior for mature, irritated, and dry, cracked skin!

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