Botanical and Essential Oil-based Products
Botanical based products & essential oils are gaining momentum for good reasons, they are natural, potent, effective, and safe.
Botanicals are powerful plant extracts and oils derived from flowers, herbs, nuts, seeds, roots and berries. And when harnessed in the right way, they can do wonders for our health.
Cleopatra used black cumin seed oil as a beauty treatment, and calendula has been used as a skin-healing poultice for hundreds of years. In general, seeds tend to be botanical powerhouses because everything a plant needs to grow is in that seed, resulting in concentrated nutrition for the skin. ‘Concentrated inside each seed is the power to fuel new life,’ says Hirsch. ‘It provides fundamental nutrients, from antioxidants to vitamins.’
Popular product ingredients like rosehip and grapeseed oil have been proven effective over time as many have been used in cleansing and moisturizing routines for generations and in clinical research trials. For example, black cumin seed oil has been studied over 200 times, confirming that it holds a host of antioxidants to regenerate and repair aging skin.
An essential oil is a natural product extracted from a single plant species. Not all plants produce essential oils, and in the plants that do, the essential oil may be found in the roots, stems, leaves, flowers, or fruits.
Hippocrates, known as the father of modern medicine, maintained 2,500 years ago that “the key to good health rests on having a daily aromatic bath and scented massage’. Some of the plant materials Dioscorides wrote about in his Materia Medica 100 AD include many of the herbs and essential oils we use today including cardamom, cinnamon, myrrh, basil, fennel, frankincense, juniper, pine, rose, rosemary, and thyme. Scented ointments and oils were recognized as having great benefit on both the physical and psychological level. Bay laurel was used to produce a trance-like state; rose, myrtle and coriander were respected for their aphrodisiac properties, while myrrh and marjoram were used as sedatives.
BlueFlower® products use natural and pure botanical based products and/or essential oils as our main ingredients in order to ensure that our products are best in class. Remember, skin is the largest organ on your body, take good care of it!
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