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Apr 2

Use Of Essential Oils In Skin Care Products}

Posted on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in Oil

Submitted by: Carol Belanger

Many skin care products use essential oils in their ingredients. For instance I saw a shampoo and conditioner advertised which included tea tree oil and said it was for dry scalp. Why tea tree oil to combat dry scalp? Because tea tree oil has natural antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and is very effective countless skin aliments, skin spots, acne and dandruff.

Understanding the properties of essential oils will give you a great advantage when selecting skin care products for you skin type or skin ailment. With that in mind below are common essential oils used in skin care products and their properties.

Carrot Oil – has a strengthening effect on blood cells thus improving tone and elasticity to the skin. Avoid carrot oil if pregnant due to its stimulating properties.

Chamomile – can ease anxiety, tension and anger when used in aromatherapy. It will calm the mind and is helpful with insomnia. It is an excellent skin cleanser and can relieve dry and itchy skin. Chamomile smoothes out broken capillaries and improved elasticity. It is very suitable for sensitive skin too. Because chamomile is an emmenagogue (any substance that induces or hastens menstrual flow) it should be avoided in the early stages of pregnancy. Some of the properties of chamomile are: sedative, emollient, emmenagogue, antidepressant, and antiseptic.

Geranium – is a good overall cleanser for all skin types, it tones pales skin and increases blood flow. In addition it balances sebum production. Properties of geranium are: antiseptic, astringent, and deodorant to name a few. This oil also is known to regulate the hormonal system so best not to use if pregnant. Also, it may cause irritation to sensitive skin types.

Jasmine – A luxurious and highly effective treatment for dry sensitive skin but generally good for all skin types. A blend with Mandarin and Lavender increases skin elasticity and softens stretch marks and scars. In aromatherapy, Jasmine eases severe depression and is calming to the nerves and warms the emotions. Some of its properties are: antidepressant, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, emollient and sedative.

Lavender – useful for all skin types as it promotes growth of new cells and performs a balancing act on sebum. It is also effective on acne, eczema and psoriasis due to its healing properties. In aromatherapy it can bring down high blood pressure, calm palpitations and provide relief from insomnia. Properties of lavender are: emmenagogue (so avoid during first months of pregnancy), antidepressant, antiviral, bactericide, and deodorant to name a few.

Lemon – brightens dull complexions by removing dead skin cells (a natural hydroxyl acid). Lemon will smooth out broken capillaries and a very effective cleanser on greasy skin and hair. Promotes a soften effect on scar tissue and guards against brittle fingernails. In aromatherapy it produces clarity of thought and a refreshing a cooling feeling when feeling overheated or bothered. Lemon may bother sensitive skin types.

Patchouli – is a tissue regenerator helping re-growth of skin cells. It will cool inflamed skin conditions, rough and cracked skin and sores and wounds. It is also helpful for acne, eczema, fungal infections and scalp disorders. In aromatherapy it promotes grounding and balancing effect. Patchouli will sharpen the wits thus making the mind more objective and banishes lethargy. This oil may cause loss of appetite which is fine if you need to change your eating habits.

Rose – is good for all skin types but especially for mature and sensitive skin types. It is a soothing tonic and it has a constricting action on the capillaries thus valuable for broken thread like veins. In aromatherapy is calming to the womb and pre-menstrual tension. It also has a beneficial action to help infertility and helps with sexual difficulties. Additionally it has a soothing effect on the emotions. It will lift the heart and eases nervous tension and stress. It is an ultra feminine oil and will give a woman positive feeling about herself.

Essential oils are very potent and for the most part they are not applied full strength to the skin. Essential oils are blended with carrier oils such as avocado, almond, and jojoba to name a few. They can also be blended with soaps, butters, and lotions. It is necessary to understand the proper usage and effects of each essential oil in order to get the wonderful benefits they have to offer.

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Dec 9

Brighter Days Ahead For The Oil And Gas Sector}

Posted on Friday, December 9, 2016 in Oil

brighter days ahead for the oil and gas sector



Despite a turbulent period for world economies, investment experts believe that there are green shoots of optimism starting to poke through, particularly in the oil and gas sector. Thanks to a surge in prices for crude oil, the industry is starting to feel that, if not yet completely out of the darkest days of the recession, then at least things are a little more stable than six months ago. Companies that have been warning of extensive job cuts in drilling jobs, oil rig jobs and other oil careers are now more optimistic that these jobs are a little more secure than they were before.

A 49% increase in Kern oil prices over the last two months appears to have stabilized local oil-related employment, despite worries that the higher prices could negatively effect the rest of the economy. Some producers may be more cautious in their approach and, while not currently actively hiring rig crews, are not as quick to cut jobs as they were some months ago. They are, however, still waiting to see if the prices stabilize or increase further before they invest in upgrades. If oil prices stay above US$50-60/barrel then the industry as a whole could see a new surge in activity and start actively hiring drilling and maintenance teams.

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This isn’t a new dawn (not yet, anyway) for the oil industry and there is still a great deal of financial uncertainty within the industry. The hardest hit countries such as the USA, the UK, Japan and the Euro-Zone are still taking it one day at a time, with figures showing the economies of these countries in a ‘holding pattern’ of almost zero growth over the last quarter. But the oil industry is still seen as one of the best investment areas and predictions are that with a wealth of new projects coming online this year and production of oil and gas on the up, the industry could be one of the first to push itself out of recession and back into positive growth into 2010.

Equity experts are predicting that certain sectors are still looking bullish because of ample liquidity and cite the oil and gas industry as one of the best bets for investment potential. The knock-on effect of this is potentially a surge in the fortunes of heavy industry and steel manufacture as these sectors ride the benefit of increased investment in oil and gas exploration. Analysts are also positive about the oil and gas industry because they believe that oil prices will stabilize at around the US$60/barrel mark, which is enough to boost the industry back into positive growth as it is higher than estimated costs for both shallow and deep water production (estimated at US$20 and US$40-50/barrel respectively). Consequently, as long as the investment continues into the business, analysts predict that new jobs should follow, benefiting local supporting companies in particular in terms of order-book replenishment and sustained charter rates.

This positive approach is a universal phenomenon, with oil and gas companies all over the world reporting new exploration proposals, increased activity in existing fields and the growth of satellite companies that supply the industry consolidating and even increasing employment numbers. Jobs in oil and gas are looking to be more of a growth market and those with experience and the right qualifications can feel a little more secure in their careers. As long as that price stays over the US$60 mark, the world oil and gas industries will be in a better position to lead other industries out of the recession at a rate that will ensure we do not encounter another boom/bust situation further down the line.

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