Lots of people are aware of the therapeutic effects individual essential oils can have on your skin and mind, but not many people are aware that blending specific essential oils together with certain skin-healing properties can create a synergistic reaction, whereby the effect of the combined oils is much greater than the sum of the individual effects.

Essential oils contain chemicals such as phenols, aldehydes, hydrocarbons, ketones and alcohols and it’s the complex interaction between these chemical compounds that allows for their healing activity. The type of interactions and the mechanisms involved when combining different essential oils vary depending on the essential oils that are combined, on the amounts combined and even on the sequence of the blend. That means that the order you add each oil to the mix can actually change the therapeutic qualities and the fragrance of the oil.

Vanderohe No.1 Nourishing Face Serum has a unique blend of very powerfully therapeutic essential oils that are combined in such a way as to have the most potent skin-healing properties, together, importantly, with a scent that has the aromatherapeutic ability to lift the mind, ease anxiety and stress and promote feelings of calm and self love, whilst being gentle enough to use on the most sensitive skin. Our customer feedback is testament to the complexity of the serum – with some saying that its helped totally cure their acne and eczema, others swear by it to calm their rosacea and some people take it with them and apply it throughout the day to their pressure points to just help them de-stress and unwind.

By Olivia Thorpe.

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