Do Organic Oils Damage Your Skin?

For the die-hard user of organic essential oils, it is sacrosanct. As for the
uninitiated, it is a mystery to “yet unfold,” and to those that have had adverse
reactions to essential organic oils, it’s a lesson learned. Natural oils and their
healing properties have been around for thousands of years and used to great
advantage. However, with the explosion of “natural” or “organic” in today’s
media, even salons discard the synthetic to follow the “organic natural”
However, here are a few pointers that should help one on their way to making an
informed judgment for themselves. For sure and certain, some beneficial
ingredients go into these organic oils, but there is also a load of ingredients in
them that are harmful to the skin. Symptoms like severe irritation, because the
skin’s natural moisture barrier is damaged or even become dormant, from regular
use of these oils, leading to dehydration of the skin which results in blemished
wrinkled skin. Not unlike a situation when one’s arm is in a cast for six weeks, the
muscles are rendered dormant. In other words, if it is not in use, it is lost, that’s
precisely what happens with the skin’s moisture barrier when external oils are
doing the job. In layman’s terms extracts from, stems, bark, or even the roots of
trees or plants go into the formulation of these essential oils, often masked or
confused with fragrant oils, but are the same thing. Now, these oils are highly
volatile and are fat-soluble. This means when applied on moist skin, it does not
penetrate the skin because it can’t break through water, and since it is volatile it
just evaporates, what’s left behind is a shield that prevents your skin from
Organic oils are not alone in replacing synthetic ingredients with essential oils; it is
seen across the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care even skincare products
because the essential oils are promoted heavily and have created a consciousness
of “natural” ingredients being better. The manufacturers of these products, of
course, have a lot to gain in revenues, and therefore, promote them as more
beneficial than the synthetic, which may not necessarily be factual.
Finally, and the most painful to the die-hard “organic” proponent is the fact that
in laboratory analyses of any “essential oil” demonstrates a considerable quantity
of chemical components which are structurally similar to a class of terpenes (the element that gives plants their odor) mostly containing high levels of molecules of
carbon and hydrogen. And every essential oil is made up of several hundred of
such chemical components, so there goes the “organic” myth. Now considering a
few of these facts with the added knowledge that the product one picks up from a
corner drug store or departmental store contains between one hundred to two
hundred and fifty of these chemical components in some cases as high as four to
five hundred chemical components, one needs to take that call for themself.

We have a list of the best organic oils for the face here and we also have put together a list of
other popular organic skin care products here.

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