Perusing our products? Then you’ll probably have noticed that we don’t just use lovely stuff from bees, we also harness the benefits of natural essential oil to make sure that you’re getting top notch care and results.
What Is Essential Oil?
Essential oils are highly concentrated oils created by extracting directly from the flower, fruit, bark, leaf, root or even seed of a plant or tree. They are typically made using a slow process of steaming distillation, which separates the water and oil of a plant, leaving you with the most powerful healing properties and a strong aroma in just a single drop.
You might be familiar with essential oil in that you know it smells amazing without the use of synthetic perfume, but did you know that they also have loads of beauty boosting qualities and the ability to help with all sorts of skin conditions?
Here at Chain Bridge Honey, we always want you to get the most out of our products and one way to do that is to make sure you’re treating yourself and your loved ones to the right skincare.
If you’ve read our recent blog ‘Bee Propolis – The Health & Beauty Benefits’, you’ll know all about why Propolis is such a wonderful ingredient. Our honey has some similar qualities too, in that it’s anti-bacterial, full of anti-oxidants, moisturising and soothing, but what about the essential oil we use?
To help you choose which products are for you, here’s a run down of some of the essential oils we use and what they’re great for:
You’ll find Geranium essential oil in one of our honey and beeswax hand creams and for starters, aside from it’s beneficial properties, you’re going to adore the fresh, green botanical scent!
Our Geranium hand cream is a fantastic choice for anyone with sore, over-worked hands or older hands that need a bit of TLC, due to it’s ability to minimise inflammation, speed up healing, fight infections, act as a natural painkiller and even reduce wrinkles.
For those of you that love gardening, you might find that this becomes a bit of a must-have, particularly in summer months, as Geranium essential oil also acts as a natural insect repellent and bug bite healer.
Most commonly known for it’s inclusion in Earl Grey tea, Bergamot is a beautiful, stimulating, light citrus scent with a multitude of medicinal and beauty uses.
Used in one of our moisturisers, this is a perfect option for anyone with scarring due to Bergamot being an effective Cicatrisant – something that helps scars and other skin markings to disappear and evens out the distribution of pigments and melanin, leading to even skin tone.
We use Rose Absolute essential oil in our honey rich moisturiser and once you try it for yourself, you’ll be glad we did! Rose Absolute essential oil is one of the most widely used oils in beauty products, despite being one of the most highly valued.
Rose essential oil has the most incredible ability to create gorgeous, glowing skin that is deeply nourished. It is also a miracle worker when it comes to reducing inflammation, so a bit of a god-send for anyone suffering from skin flare ups.
Who doesn’t want minty fresh toes?! We certainly love it and we’re sure you will too, the addition of peppermint oil to our foot balm and foot cream offers a wonderful tingling and uplifting sensation that can’t be beaten.
Peppermint essential oil is often used as a natural muscle pain relief, so it will help to melt away any tension in your feet. It can also help to reduce headaches and support digestion – who knew a foot rub could have so many benefits?
Lavender is such a popular scent that we’ve used it for all three of our beauty products: hand cream, moisturiser and lip balm. Spoil yourself with our Lavender gift box!
Lavender essential oil is one of the most gentle of all and is known particularly for being soothing and sleep inducing, making this moisturiser the perfect night-time treatment.
Not only does Lavender help to keep you relaxed and in good spirits, but it also helps to heal even the most sensitive skin.
Tea Tree essential oil is one that you’ve probably heard of before, and we had to include it in one of our natural ointments really!
On its own, Tea Tree is a household favourite for healing any cuts, grazes or infections due to its potent anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and immune boosting properties; so when teamed with a whopping 20% of Chain Bridge Honey (along with a few other healing goodies) its effects are near miraculous.