This is exciting news- I just taught our first Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class – 5 Part Series. For 11 1/2 years I developed, researched and manufactured Organic, Green and clean skin care based on essential oils in the South of France . During this time I learned so much about formulating with essential oils safely and effectively plus all the rules and regulations of skin care in Europe. Yes, I arrived just in 2003 for new EU regulations which included allergens for essential oils. Every kind of auditor (from the equivalent to the FDA to workers compensation inspector) that could come visit my laboratory did because I was the new director ! Wow and I didn’t understand the language everything had to be translated. What a process. I learned something else how to be more reflective before speaking and taking more time to answer.
In this same moment, Ecocert decided to offer an Organic Certification for Cosmetics ( Body Care, Facial Care, & Perfumery), so I jumped on this and transformed the simple formulations into Organic immediately however it took me 7 years to transform the rest of the line of natural skin care products plus develop new ones ; 120 products in total! It was one of most challenging yet rewarding experiences that I have ever had.I passed this information on for FREE to all who wanted to learn more how to use essential oils in Organic skin care. I hope you enjoyed it and for all who missed it we offering a Special Introductory offer where you can receive the recordings to watch whenever you would like for only $99.97 regularly $199.97 ! It will be made available by July 3rd, 2019. Sign up now because this offer is only good until June 26th, 2019!
Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 1 – The Importance of Understanding your Skin
Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 2 – How to Use Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care
Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 3 – Safely Using Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care
Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 4 – Learn How to Safely and Effectively Blend Essential Oils in Organic, Green & Clean Skin Care Formulations are included!
Attentionto the formulation for Mosquito Bites even though IFRA says that a high % can be used for this formulation. Please only use 2 % to 3 % maximum. Remember when making skin care products that they are patch skin tested on so many people and put in vitro also a toxicologist has to look at the formulation before it is put on the market. Please use your Common Scents and do a patch skin test before using and do not use in pregnancy and children under 8 years or anyone with sensitive skin.
Master Essential Oil Skin Care Class Part 5 – Live Q & A with Lorrie Hargis R.A. Find out how you can learn more about using essential oils in Organic, Green and Clean Skin Care.
Please make sure you watch each one because they are packed with good information about the skin, essential oils, safety of essential oils, international regulations and more. Plus learn MORE in my Aromatherapy Certification Program Summer Quarter by June 12th to start on June 13th!
Lots of people ask me what is one of the most powerful essential oils? For me it is Cinnamon Leaf not Cinnamon Bark however I have decided to really go into depth about Cinnamon Leaf and Cinnamon Bark for the next 3 months. We will discuss their therapeutic properties, how to use them and their contraindications through videos on my Youtube Channel called Learning Essential Oils with Lorrie .
Country of Origin- Sri Lanka, Madagascar, Indochina
Major Chemical Constituents- Eugenol (<= 85,00%) Eugenyl acetate (<= 8,00%) Benzyl benzoate (<= 7,00%) Beta caryophyllene (1,50 to 7,00%) Cinnamal (Cinnamaldehyde) (<= 3,00%)
Cinnamon Leaf in Madagascar
The aroma is spicy, stimulating, warm, and sweet. It is middle note in perfumery. Cinnamon leaves are steam distilled. The color- pale yellow to brownish. Cinnamon leaf is high in a phenol called eugenol. Eugenol has also shown excellent antimicrobial activity in studies, being active against fungi and a wide range of gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria (Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017)
Eugenol molecular structure
Cinnamon leaf essential oil also has shown to be effective against Salmonella Newport on organic leafy greens. (Todd J, Friedman M, Patel J, Jaroni D, Ravishankar S. 2013)
In my five videos, you will learn how to effectively and safely use Cinnamon leaf essential oil in formulations for colds, flus, coughs, as a protective air spray and for the chills! In these videos, you will see what essential oils that I have combined with Cinnamon leaf. Here are the essential oils that combine well with Cinnamon Leaf (Hargis L. 2015)
Contraindications- Do not diffuse alone; always blend with other essential oils. Do not use in pregnancy. Skin Irritant. Do not use in bath or steam inhalation. Do not use on children under 8 years of age. When using Cinnamon leaf only use in 0.25 max in most IFRA categories. Please contact me for more information my IFRA calculator at firstname.lastname@example.org
To get more information on Cinnamon leaf – Here is my Video –
Marchese A, Barbieri R, Coppo E, Orhan IE, Daglia M, Nabavi SF, Izadi M, Abdollahi M, Nabavi SM, Ajami M. 2017, Activity of eugenol and essential oils containing eugenol: A mechanistic viewpoint. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2834603
Hargis L, 2015 Common Scents, A Practical Guide to Aromatherapy French Kitchen Table Publishing
*IFRA- Rose and Clove contain methyleugenol which is considered a skin Irritant when combining Cinnamon leaf with them this could cause formulations to exceed the IFRA restriction limits to be considered safe. Nutmeg contains safrole which can only be used in very small amounts and Cinnamon leaf contains small amounts blending them together can cause restrictions in formulations according to the IFRA Standards.
Enjoy all the wonderful attributes of Cinnamon Leaf Essential Oil.
Don’t Forget Your Essentials, Use Your Common Scents,
Lorrie Hargis, RA
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