Essential Oils & Skincare

Essential oils are an important ingredient found in many natural skincare products. Their therapeutic benefits have been known for centuries and several references have been made to essential oils in the Bible as a way to heal the sick. The School of Botanical Aesthetics incorporates the study of essential oils and aromatherapy into our 600 hour esthetician program.

Essential oils offer a valuable ingredient to improve the look of skin. They are the natural, aromatic liquids that are found in plants.  These plants could be seeds, roots, bushes, flowers and trees. These oils offer the plant protections against disease, insects and environmental conditions. The oil is extracted using a steam distillation process. The oil that is extracted is highly concentrated and is more potent than just a pleasant smell.

When essential oils are used in skincare products, they are diluted.  Specific oils offer specific benefits and certain oils are more appropriate for certain skin care types. They can treat everything from acne to wrinkles to dry skin.  Another way to absorb their healing potency is through aromatherapy.  You can receive therapeutic benefits through the olfactory system.  When these oils are inhaled you may experience a release of emotional and muscular tension and start to enjoy an overall sense of well-being.

Learn about essential oils and aromatherapy at the School of Botanical Aesthetics 600 hour esthetician program!