AC's Rose Absolute (in jojoba oil) changed my life!! Seriously, I have tried evvverything $$$ for my sensitive/super-combo skin. Now a days, I only get those real mean pimples around that time of the month, but I still have always struggled with those little barely there bumps, oily-ish t zone, and dry patches in the most inconvenient areas. Within a day (literally) of buying this, my skin started to improve. I've been using this about a month now and my skin absolutely GloWS! My face has completely balanced itself out- no more little bumps, oily spots here, dry spots there, Etc.. My face literally feels baby soft, all over. ( i never even imagined my complexion could be like this). Obviously, i HiGHLY reccommend!! (oh yeah, & i use a universal dropper to apply, since the thing that comes with it is kind of a pain in the arse.) and, at night, if i'm feeling like i need a little extra moisture, I also mix in a few drops of grapeseed oil. Conclusion: Rose Absolute = my HOLY grail. i will never try anything again! continued >>
This is a review for peppermint essential oil in general and nor particularly this brand.
This is a miracle thing for my dry curly hair. I tend to flat iron my hair very often (I am yet to embrace my curls completely) which makes my hair dry. But I add essential oils like rosemary, tea tree, peppermint and clary sage to coconut oil for deep conditioning once or twice a week and it prevents further dryness and split ends. Literally, my hair condition has not detoriated after the almost regular use of flat iron. I mean flat iron is supposed to make my hair further dry but it hasnt happened due to the regular use of these oils. Also, if I wear my hair naturally, my hair condition improves with this. So I am a big fan of these essential oils. CAUTION: DO NOT USE MORE THAN 5-6 DROPS IN A SINGLE USE. LESS IS DEFINETELY MORE WITH THIS.
I discovered AC essential oils when I ran out of my Josie Maran Argan Oil. Almost unbelievably, I found AC argan oil to provide the exact same results at about 1/3 the cost. I simply add 1-2 dollops of AC argan oil to my normal daily facial moisturizer. Brilliant results. Any skin inflammation or blemishes resolve quickly with the use of this product. And I also find little or no dryness or tightness to the skin -- even in winter. Skin feels soft and as if it has a good % of hydration.
Since I felt my results were so positive with the AC argan, I've also purchased the AC Wild Chamomile essential oil. This is definitely potent and there is a strong fragrance to the oil (hair dries to have a scent that I would describe as "clean" and not powerful). A bit more expensive than argan, but I've read great things about the use of chamomile and decided to give it a try. I have long, thick hair so I would estimate that I use 2 teaspoons of conditioner. I add 6 drops of Wild Chamomile essential oil to my regular conditioner a couple times per week (more often in winter). My hair has never looked and felt this healthy. There is no weighty feeling or any type of "build-upy" feeling.
For YEARS AND YEARS I have avoided oils because I feel like I am combination-to-oily to begin with. I always searched for "oil free" and religiously stuck with it. Perhaps my skin/hair is changing with age or perhaps I am becoming more open-minded and educated in the area of beauty products, but either way I am glad I finally tried essential oils.
I'd recommend AC oils to anyone interested in adding an oil to their beauty routine.
I love the AC essential oils!
I own the rose, rosemary, lavender, orange, spearmint and ylang-ylang essences. None of these is a failure.
I have several of the Aura Cacia essential oils (EO's). I'm very pleased
with the Clary Sage, Lemon, Spearmint, Peppermint, Neroli, and will
probably get some more from this line. Give them 3-5 minutes to
dry down and wow. Just the tiniest amount is all you need.
Reasonably priced too. Apply a mini-drop neat to the skin,
dilute in jojoba or other oil, or add to unscented bubble bath to make
your own creations.
I use the EO's for aromatherapy ~ it's one of the few pleasures I have for chronic pain. I use Sweet Orange and Lavender in an oil burner and they are so much cheaper than the home fragrance oils at The Body Shop. Sweet Orange is one of my favorites, and I mix it with TBS, Satsuma. I combine Aura Cacia Lavender and TBS Lavender as my sleepy time ritual, for my never ending insomina. It doesn't put me to sleep, but it sure smells wonderful, and it makes me calm and relaxed, while I wait hours and hours to fall asleep :)
I have peppermint, grapefruit and eucalyptus too. My DH loves the oils for his allergies ~ I mix eucalyptus, peppermint and grapefruit in a spray bottle and mist this on his chest ~ then I add a hot towel and he says this opens up his sinus's and helps him to minimize his allergies.
I use peppermint on the stove during the holidays, and I mist my Christmas tree too. It makes my house smell so wonderful. . Peppermint is one of the more expensive EO's at $9+ and the rest are about $3 or $4, which is reasonable considering I use Sweet Orange and Lavender everyday. I love this product, and I may branch out and try a few new scents...
Great, reliable product; easy to find at health food stores & some supermarkets (my Whole Foods has a whole shelf); pricing reflects market availability of different oils. Packaging is key -- the child safety caps are a MUST if you have small children in the house -- some oils smell delicious but ingestion would be truly dire since these oils are highly concentrated & potentially toxic. Even with the safety caps, I recommend keeping these oils high out of reach, as you would any medicinals.
EOs are a best-kept beauty secret -- with a bit of research (there are great books, but also a wealth of info available online), you can be on your way to mixing room sprays, bath oils, body rubs, facial moisturizers -- as well as "wellness" oil blends to treat a variety of complaints like cold/flu, headache, stomach upset, etc. continued >>
I've been buying Aura Cacia essential oils for a long time and I hsve always been satisfied with the quality and selection.
heaven=ylang ylang and sweet orange oils blended on the wrists!!!
Aura Cacia essential oils seem to be moderately priced and great quality. I am not an essential oil expert but I have trusted Aura Cacia oils for my beauty and medicinal purposes for about 6 years now. The brand is easy to find as it is stocked in most health stores, which takes the frustration out of searching and online purchasing (unless you know what you want and don't need to test it). I have, and have tried, the following oils: Bergamot, Sweet Basil, Cardamom Seed, Cinnamon Leaf, Rosewood, Cypress, Lavender, Rosemary, Eucalyptus and probably several others that I forgot to restock. I like, and would buy them all again (except the Cinnamon Leaf which I don't care for). I use the Lavender and eucalyptus the most; putting several drops in water atop our woodstove; this helps purify the air of germs when you are sick and helps respiratory health. The internet is a great resource for ways you can use essential oils for beauty and health. Also, each of the bottles has interesting information about the specific oil it holds and a suggested use for it. For those that think essential oils are only for scenting a room or a perfume I recommend looking into them further. As essential oils can be used for that and so much more. They are not oils as you think of olive oil or vegetable oil but are in fact volatile oils extracted from specific parts of a plant. The one thing I was surprised to learn when I first started using them is that if they are not used properly they can do more harm than good. This is largely because they are so potent and many have healing, antiseptic and anesthetic properties (for instant clovebud oil can be applied in very small amounts for mouth irritations and discomforts but can prove irritating if not used properly). If any of this sparks your interest, do your homework; there is a whole exciting world of essential oils to explore (you can wow your friends with different remedies for their ailments and have a great smelling house at the same time!). Anyways, I hope this review helps you to decide on your purchase. One more thing I would like to add is that Aura Cacia uses child saftey caps on their bottles which is a must if you have children and a hard time keeping them out of stuff; however I have had one bottle that I couldn't open because it got stuck and after trying numerous times (from time to time) I finally gave up and threw it away. Happy hunting!