Jun 21st, 2012

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Aromatherapy for Emotional Support and Natural Skin Care

Sevani aromatherapy with candlesAromatherapy is a branch of alternative medicine that utilizes particular aromatic compounds like essential oils to help a person restore mental and physical health.  Like many “alternative” medical practices, aromatherapy has been used for centuries by other cultures but is newer to the US.  That said, aromatherapy has become more and more popular over the years with many people using it to great success to treat conditions including depression, PMS, burns, insect bites (and repellent) and, skin care!


Yep, there are plenty of essential oils that offer amazing benefits for your skin.  They are very effective particularly when combined with our plant based extracts and antioxidant as well as the other natural ingredients we use to formulate Sevani skincare products.


How do you use essential oils for aromatherapy?


Using essential oils is easy with Sevani; just apply our products as directed on the labels.  You can also get the benefits of EOs through inhalation, or, add the oils to a carrier oil like our organic argan oil and massage into skin, temples or pulse points.


Remember though, most essential oils should never be applied directly to the skin because they can cause irritation in their undiluted (neat) form.  In addition, a synergistic blend is often created by certified aromatherapists, like the Sevani tea, for maximum benefits!


Now that you know how to use them, here is a list of basic info about some common essential oils to use for emotional health, skin care, and general wellness.


For Emotions

Chamomile- calms nerves, promotes sleep and relaxation

Eucalyptus- helps with concentration and stress reduction

Grapefruit- Uplifting, helps with stress and anxiety

Lavender- promotes restful sleep, eases emotions and nerves

Lemon- uplifting and promotes happiness

Sweet orange- calms anger and anxiety, uplifting

Peppermint- stimulating, reduces nervousness, fatigue, nausea and headaches

Rose- promotes calm, peace, and sleep, helps with sadness and stress


For the Skin

Rosewood- regenerative skin tonic, anti wrinkle, anti aging

Palmarosa – anti-aging, skin balancing

Sweet Mandarin – anti-aging, balancing

Neroli – anti anxiety, anti-aging

Frankincense – rejuvenates skin cells, tones and tightens reducing wrinkles

Helichrysum Italicum (Everlasting) – dark circle relief, wrinkle reduction, firming

Tea Tree- calms nerves and anxiety, kills fungus, bacteria

Neem -  skin firming, acne, rashes

Patchouli – firming, improves skin tone and texture

Palmorosa – cell regeneration anti aging

Lemon  – tones and lightens age spots

Lavender – dry skin, redness, anti aging support


As we’ve said, many of these essential oils are ingredients utilized in Sevani Skin Care Serums and Products.  Our specialty formulas offer unique essential oil and extract blends that are simple and easy to use not to mention safe and non toxic.  In addition, you can customize your skin care regimen by simply adding a few drops of our Serum Vitale, Ageless Eyes Serum or, Advanced Omega Night Serum to your daily application of moisturizer.  It’s that easy to enjoy all the benefits of aromatherapy for emotional support and natural skin care!


  1. Karissa says:

    Thanks for this post – especially the lists of essential oils for the skin. Very Helpful

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