A blend of essential oils designed for the well-being of the skin to fight acne and the most common ailments.
Essential oils that make up the blend
The blend for the well-being of the skin is composed of essential oils obtained from the following plants: wild geranium (Geranium maculatum), juniper (Juniperus communis), lavender (Lavandula angustifolia ), tea tree (Malaleuca alternifolia), rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis), bergamot (Citrus bergamia), cedar (Citrus medica).
The plants from which essential oils are obtained
The wild geranium (Geranium maculatum) belongs to the genus Geranium of the Geraniaceae family, i.e. the geraniums of temperate climates, other species of geranium belong to the genus Pelargonium of the same family and are native of countries with a warm climate. Wild geranium is a perennial plant native to northern North America, i.e. some states in the northern USA and some areas of Canada. The plant reaches a height of about 60 cm, the leaves (10-12cm) are quite large if compared to the size of the plant, it has stems usually without branches and flowers with petals ranging from pink to violet.
The common juniper is a plant of the Cupressaceae, a family that takes its name from the cypress and also includes the sequoias. The juniper can appear as a small tree or as a perennial and evergreen shrub. The geographical distribution of the juniper is vast and circumpolar, i.e. you can find it everywhere but only at high latitudes.
officinal lavender or true lavender is a plant of the Lamiaceae family, the scientific name is Lavandula angustifolia. All lavenders have a bush or shrub development and spike inflorescence with blue/purple flowers, the term angustifolia instead indicates the characteristic that distinguishes this species: narrow leaves. Lavender is native to the Mediterranean basin.
The tea tree, i.e. the tea tree, has nothing to do with the famous drink, so James Cook called it observing the natives who make a drink similar to a spiced tea. Melaleuca alternifolia is a small tree native to the federated states of Queensland and New South Wales of Australia. The height does not exceed the two or three meters and the habitat is near streams and marshes. It has white flowers gathered in clusters between 3 and 5 cm long and linear leaves from 10 to 35 mm long.
Rosemary is a shrubby plant that in some cases grows in width while in others it develops in height, in the latter case it can reach two meters and exceed them but normally it does not exceed the meter and a half. It has very elongated, almost needle-like leaves and blue flowers.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) is a hybrid, like most citrus fruits after all, probably between lemon and bitter orange. It is a small evergreen tree, not exceeding four meters. The place of origin is probably southern Italy. Like many citrus fruits, it has white and very fragrant flowers, the fruit has a size similar to or slightly larger than that of an orange, but smaller than a grapefruit, the color of the peel is a less intense yellow than that of a lemon (green before ripening ).
Cedar (Citrus medica) is one of three citrus species from which scientists believe all other species of the Citrus genus of the Rutaceae family arose. The cedar plant is a shrub that grows between 4 and 8 meters, with large, broad leaves and flowers with reddish buds that are white when opened, growing in groups of three to twelve. The fruit, sometimes elongated, characterized by a very thick skin.
Properties of the essential oils in the Pellesana blend
Wild geranium essential oil is valued in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries for its astringent and circulation-promoting abilities. Juniper essential oil boasts antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties and is often recommended as an acne remedy. Lavender essential oil is essentially a soothing (antiseptic properties are also attributed to it but this to some extent can be said of all essential oils) in skin care it is recommended to soothe sting discomfort of insects. Tea tree oil is among all essential oils one of those with the highest disinfectant power, therefore in skin care it is recommended against a wide range