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Hot Topic: Essential Oils & Skincare

Hot Topic: Essential Oils & Skincare

There’s been a lot of conversation on essential oils, their impact on skin, and if they belong in natural and non-toxic skincare products. We encourage every client to make the best, most thoughtful choices that are right for them.

The short version? We believe essential oils can have many benefits, and when meeting our standards for sourcing and formulation, we are confident that they provide value to our clients.

 Plants are extremely complicated organisms, so it's no surprise that essential oils have very elaborate chemistry - they consist of 100 individual chemical compounds on average. As a result, essential oils provide a myriad of benefits like hydration, wrinkle reduction, clarifying blemish prone skin, balancing oily skin, and calming skin conditions like rosacea and eczema, to list only a few known benefits.

At Tata Harper, we do not use synthetic chemicals, and only use clinical grade essential oils to create our incredible aromas. Each product has an essential oil blend that is created using the principles of holistic aromatherapy. That means our aromas not only smell amazing, but also provide skin benefits and promote emotional and spiritual well-being.

We review all of our essential oils in detail and make sure that our blends are suitable for skin contact and that the safety profiles meet our standards. For example, even though they smell great, we don’t use Mugwort and Wormwood because they contain high levels of a ketone called thujone, which has the potential to cause convulsions and liver damage.

All that said, some clients are sensitive to fragrances. To help our sensitive clients, we list the potential essential oil allergens on our packaging and on our website so that they can make an informed decision about the product they are purchasing. [Examples: Citronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Citral, Geraniol]

If you ever have any questions about our essential oils, feel free to contact us at [email protected]. And if you’re ever concerned about whether or not an essential oil is right for you, we encourage to speak to your doctor or dermatologist.