The Essentials on Essential Oils: Part 1

Essential oils can be quite overwhelming! It seems like everyone you talk to swears by one brand over another and there is always “an essential oil for that!” In this 2-part series, I will break down the essentials you need to know about the essentials oils we use in our FATCO products! So, put a few drops of lavender in that diffuser, grab a comfy seat and enjoy!

A quick disclaimer before we begin: All essential oils are not created equal. Be sure you are checking the source of your essential oils before buying them. We source our therapeutic grade essential oils from Mountain Rose Herbs.

MYRRH ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Myrrh essential oil comes from the Commiphora Myrrha tree, found in Africa and Arabia. It is derived from the sap that the tree produces. The resin is steam distilled to produce this Myrrhaculous essential oil!

Benefits for Skin:

If we had to guess, we would bet that the fountain of youth if full of Myrrh essential oil! Myrrh helps reduce wrinkles and fine lines when you use it regularly. It helps keep your skin looking young and vibrant! You will get the biggest benefit from Myrrh when you use it daily so make sure that your Myrrhaculous Face Cream is always close by!

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Myrrhaculous Face Cream, Myrrhaculous Face Oil

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Lavender essential oil comes from the…you guessed it….lavender plant! If you have ever driven from Salt Lake City to Las Vegas and rolled down your windows when passing the lavender fields, you know this distinct purple shrub smells divine! Lavender essential oil is extracted from the plant’s flowers and then separated out via steam distillation.

Benefit for Skin:

Lavender essential oil helps you skin stay calm. It can soothe irritated skin and even help with sunburns! Use any of our lavender-infused products can help soothe sunburns, bug bites and even small scrapes.

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Fat Stick, Myrrhaculous Face Cream, Calming Body Butta, Women’s Stank Stop, Cleansing OIl for Normal/Combo Skin, Toner,  Myrrhaculous Face Oil, Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin, Pit Spritz


CLARY SAGE ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Clary Sage essential oil requires patience! The Clary Sage plant doesn’t produce flowers until it’s second year of life. Clary Sage essential oil is extracted from these flowers that are either white or violet in color.

Benefit for Skin:

Clary Sage contains Linalyl Acetate which is the magical ester that helps to reduce inflammation. It also helps your skin regulate it’s natural oil production balancing out both dry and oily skin.

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Calming Body Butta, Women’s Stank Stop, Pit Spritz

YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Ylang Ylang, or Canaga odorta, has vibrant green leaves to compliment the yellow-green flowers that bloom from the plant. Ylang Ylang essential oil is extracted from these beautiful flowers.

Benefit for Skin:

It is no coincidence that Ylang Ylang essential oil comes from a very vibrant plant as it provides a boost of energy to you and your skin! When applied topically, it gives your skin cells a little boost to help perk your skin right up!

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Invigorating Body Butta, Cleansing OIl for Oily Skin


ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Ahh, rosemary! For most of us the distinct smell of rosemary brings back many memories in the kitchen. But this plant isn’t only great for making decadent foods, the essential oils extracted from the leaves works wonders for your hair. Rosemary was considered sacred in many ancient cultures and even used for medicinal purposes.

Benefit for Hair :

A little goes a long way with Rosemary essential oil! Just a little dab of our Revitalizing Hair Oil will leave your hair looking healthy and full! Rosemary oil can be helpful for promoting full, healthy-looking hair. Plus it helps with those pesky fly-aways!

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Revitalizing Hair Oil , Cleansing OIl for Normal/Combo Skin, Toner, Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin,

LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL:

About the plant:

Cymbopogon flexuosus, more commonly known as lemongrass (thank goodness, because we have no idea how to pronounce the scientific name!), is native to India. Lemongrass essential oil is produced by steam-distilling the leaves of the lemongrass plant.

Benefit for Skin:

Lemongrass essential oil helps to purify and tone your skin. A little lemongrass essential oil can help leave you skin tone looking nice and even while helping to purify your skin from toxins.

What FATCO Products is this used in?

Cleansing Oil for Normal/Combo Skin, Cleansing Oil for Dry Skin,

Stay tuned for part 2 coming soon when I will break down the rest of the essential oils used in the FATCO line up! If you have any questions please email us at support@fatco.com! We love hearing from you!

The first person to email us their favorite essential oil at support@fatco.com will receive 20% OFF of their next order at www.fatco.com! We will update the post once it has been claimed. Good luck!

Cheers,