We all know that pharmaceutical drugs have a dangerous side effects that can cause serious harm in our body. Because of that more people are turning into more natural and holistic approach to health. One of the safest and most effective forms of alternative medicines is using essential oils that are often used in aromatherapy.
What are essential oils? Why do you need to care about the benefits of essential oils? How it can help you? Why is it worthwhile to make a habit of using essential oils for your healthy living needs? Those are the questions for those new to this trend.
Essential oils have been used for thousands of years in various cultures for medicinal and health purposes. It is reported that the Egyptians used essential oils since 4500 B.C.E. They were the first to make use of essential oils for medicinal purposes more than beauty treatments.
Essential oils are organic, concentrated, highly volatile, hydrophobic liquids that naturally occur within and are secreted by tiny structures located in a plant’s various parts – the seeds, grasses, roots, barks, stems, leaves, fruits, flowers, resins, zest and wood of plants. They are also referred to as volatile oils, ethereal oils, or aetherolea.
Essential oils enter the body primarily in three ways – applied to the skin, inhaled, or ingested. Within each of these, there are many different kinds of application methods. For example, you can apply essential oils topically using compresses, sprays, baths, or massaging them into the skin.
Essential Oil works once the aroma enters the nose, the smell is converted by the cilia (the fine hair inside the nose lining) into electrical impulses that are transmitted through the brain through the olfactory system. The electrical impulses reach the limbic system, a part of the brain which is associated with our moods, emotions, memory, and learning.
Last week, I attended an intimate gathering of selected influencers/blogger to know more about Legande Inc. and their products at the Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center,
Legande is a fusion of two Companies, Multipure Phils and Pillar 5. Multipure Philippines is the exclusive distributor of Multipure water system in the United States of America. Pillars 5 is an all natural nutrition and wellness Company. They make available ground breaking products that are indispensable to everyday living.
There are more than 90 types of essential oils, each with its own unique smell and potential health benefits. The essential oil that you choose will depend on the purpose. Legande gave me three of their essential oils in Rosemary, Orange and Peppermint. I think they have nine types or variants of essential oil.
Legande Orange Essential Oil (Php 483.00)
This is one of my favorite scent of essential oil. It has a pleasant smell and it improves my mood every time I use it in a very effective way. Aside from it enhances the mood, one of its benefit is that it controls blood pressure since it contains flavoring that are equipped with hypertensive properties. It also strengthens the immune system because of the active constituent called limonene, a monocytic monoterpene, safeguards your body against all types of imbalance.
Legande Rosemary Essential Oil (Php 841.00)
I love the benefits of this essential oil except for the smell. The scent of this rosemary essential oil is sharper than sweeter smelling. Rosemary Essential Oil can help energize and uplift the spirits, fend of mental fatigue, and ease feeling of stress. It also hydrates and rejuvenates. Aside from that, this essential oil help strengthen and thicken the hair.
Legande Peppermint Essential Oil (Php 903.00)
I like to use peppermint oil for my headaches. I put it on my forehead, scalp and neck straight out of the bottle. It instantly helps with the pain, every where I put it feels cold. The cool, stimulating. minty aroma helps the mid and invigorate the senses. Because of its strong scent, it can make a great bug repellants.
Aside from that, Legande also gave us their My TLC Essential Oil. I super love this essential oil especially it has a blend of eight natural ingredients, Calamnsi, Elemi, Frankincense, Mandarin, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Grape Seed and Spearmint.
Smells so good. Gives me an energy and mood boost. I love keeping it in my bag for an instant lift when I need it.
Legande’s other essential oils are Lemongrass Essential Oil – a natural and safer air refresher, relieves headaches and kills bacteria. Frankincense Essential Oil – helps fight fatigue, helps respiratory disorders, help reduce and prevent scars. Grapefruit Essential Oil – promotes feeling of vitality and uplift mood, promote healthy cleansing and detoxification of the skin and eliminates odors. Lavander Essential Oil – reduce stress, improves sleep quality and prevent skin aging. Tea Tree Essential Oil – soothes dry skin and eczema, boosts wound healing and fight acne. Lastly, Lemon Essential Oil – it cleanses and uplifts, can be used for treating certain skin overgrowth and natural alternative for treating acne and also help alleviate fatigue.
For more information about Legande’s essential oils and other products, you may visit their website at www.legande.com. Like and follow them on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/legandeofficial/) and follow them on Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/legandeofficial/). You may also visit them at 406 West Tower, Philippine Stock Exchange Center, Ortigas Center, Barangay San Antonio Pasig 1605 or contact at 8635 – 6566 to 68.