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My essential oil complex:
I've chosen the following essential oils for their various benefits to skin and hair:
Rosemary: The active components in rosemary are antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-carcinogenic in nature. The anti-aging properties of rosemary are quite well known. Rosemary can also effect the skin internally or topically, and has been shown to improve the youthful quality of the skin, while also healing blemishes and increasing the natural shine and hydrated appearance of your body’s largest organ. Stimulates hair growth.
Basil: Enhances the luster of dull-looking skin and hair. Improves the tone of your skin.
Cedarwood: The health benefits of Cedarwood Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antiseborrhoeic, antiseptic, antispasmodic, emenagogue and fungicidal substance.
Tea tree: The health benefits of Tea Tree Essential Oil can be attributed to its properties as an antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, fungicide, insecticide and sudorific substance.
Lavender: Some of the most important health benefits of lavender include its ability to relieve stress, improve mood, reduce inflammation, lower skin irritation, prevent infections and eliminate dandruff.
Lemon: The health benefits of lemon oil can be attributed to its stimulating, calming, carminative, anti-infection, astringent, detoxifying, antiseptic, disinfectant and antifungal properties. Lemon oil is a good remedy for increasing the luster of dull skin. It is astringent and detoxifying in nature, and rejuvenates sagging or tired-looking skin. Its antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon is also recommended for reducing excessive oil on the skin. Lemon oil is also effective as a hair tonic. Many people use lemon oil to get strong, healthy and shiny hair. Lemon oil is also used to eliminate dandruff.
Sodium methyl cocoyl taurate: a mild anionic solid surfactant derived from coconuts; provides good degreasing while remaining a mild cleansing agent. Hard water tolerant.
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate: A mild co-surfactant derived fromcoconuts. Sodium cocoyl glutamate protects the skin from drying and retains the moisture content.
Cetyl alcohol: This short chain, saturated, fatty alcohol imparts an emollient feel to lotions and creams and works with cationic quaternary compounds to super-charge conditioners.
Cetylstearyl Alcohol: An emulsifer for oil in water emulsions.
Polysorbate 80: A co-emulsifer.
Tocopherol: Vitamin E, this vitamin is lipid-soluble, which means that it helps in cell-membrane stability. The antioxidant content in Vitamin E protect our cells from the negative effects of free radicals.
Glycol distearate: Emollient, emulsifier.
Polyacrylate crosspolymer-6: a gelling agent, providing an elegant and soft, silicone-like skin feel
Disodium EDTA: Hard water modifier/chelating agent.