They might be rich and famous but celebrities are just like us when it comes to their love of essential oils. Whether it’s an energy boost, a sleep aid or an anti-ageing formula they’re after it appears more and more stars are turning to these all singing, all dancing, all natural oils and we have to admit, we applaud them for it.
Dancer and actress Jenna Dewan has been a fan of essential oils for 16-years and says she uses them on a daily basis. She mixes up the combinations depending on her mood and her needs but swears by lavender when she’s stressed, frankincense when she needs to feel nurtured.
If she’s feeling run down she rubs eucalyptus and peppermint oils on her throat too.
“I’ll either put the oils on my pressure points—my neck, my wrists, the soles of my feet, my chest, the back of the neck—so that it goes into the bloodstream, or I diffuse them and put them into my baths. I read a lot about the science of scent and what it does to your brain and your neural system. There’s actually scientific proof to how scent can affect your whole system, your whole body. So I really believe in it.”
‘Scandal’ actress Kerry Washington finds her inspiration with the help of essential oils. She favours a blend of cedarwood, sandalwood and frankincense when she wants to be inspired. Kerry also credits a sweet smelling combo of lemon, mandarin, rose, roman chamomile, palmarosa, jasmine, rosewood, geranium, ylang ylang, and bergamot for keeping her uplifted and happy.
Victoria Beckham is a fan of the multi-purpose rosehip oil which has amazing hydrating properties. Not only is it great for complexions but also for cracked and dry skin on the body. Rosehip has been shown to speed up the skin’s healing process too, so it’s good for reducing the appearance of scars.
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian is an advocate of manuka oil (an active ingredient in Lumity Facial Oil) for your face. It has a range of uses thanks to it’s anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. For skin care it’s particularly good as a regenerative balm and can help heal acne, treat skin conditions like eczema and slow the signs of ageing.
Age-defying supermodel Helena Christensen uses Lumity Facial Oil to maintain her incredibly youthful complexion. The 32 ingredient powerhouse is packed with essential oils (manuka, sandalwood, pink pepper, may chang, yuzu, vetiver and elemi) which, combined with the other plant oils and extracts help plump, hydrate, energize and condition the skin. Helena loves the product and Lumity Supplements so much she is the company’s brand ambassador.
When Gwyneth Paltrow needs to wind down and relax she heads to the bath. The Goop founder and mum-of two says: “I think there’s just something very healing about like, grains of salt, and all the essential oils. I love aromatherapy.”
Oils such as jojoba, chamomile, lavender and clary sage are ideal for helping you to unwind.
Clean living model Miranda Kerr uses lavender oil to help her sleep and swears by this concoction to lift her mood.
She mixes rose otto (a confidence booster), with cedarwood and sandalwood (they sooth and ground), and ylang-ylang (reduces stress and creates a feeling of joy).
“It feels like I’m getting a hug—that’s how transformative it feels. I keep it in my handbag now at all times.”