An essential oil is the distilled essence of a plant. Essential oils are unlike the oils we eat, such as olive oil, coconut oil and oils from fatty fish (better known as essential fatty acids). Nor are they like oils in skin and hair care products such as jojoba, shea butter, vitamin E, just to name a few. These are actual oils.
So why use it?
Certain essential oils have antiseptic and antimicrobial properties. Some studies have also pointed to a link between certain smells and mood. Others have suggested that it may even boost immune function. And let's not forget the obvious: essential oils smell great! So while there is limited scientific evidence of the curative effects of scent, aromatherapy is a part of many cultures, and we at Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care can't deny that we feel revived and rejuvenated by the scent of certain essential oils. And, all things being equal, we'd just rather smell good!
Why doesn't everyone use it?
Because essential oils are a lot of work. For instance, it takes more than 6 pounds of lavender flowers to get 1 ounce of essential oil.
Each Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care product has a distinctive and designed scent, due in large part to our use of essential oils. In our serum you'll detect strong notes of vanilla and ylang ylang. Our shampoo and conditioner's distinctive scent comes primarily from mandarin.
At Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care, we feel essential oils are the natural (and only!) way to make something smell good. There are all kinds of perfumes and parfums out there. Some are better than others, but most of them just smell artifical to us, and some can be skin irritants or allergens.
You'll Organic Essential Oils in our Moisturizing Cleanser, our Active Enzyme Exfoliator, our Cacao Antioxidant Mask, our Deep Hydrating Serum, our Deep Nourishing Shampoo, our Deep Nourishing Conditioner, our Hair Spray Firm Hold and our Styling Cream.
We hope this brings you a little closer to the philosophy behind Josh Rosebrook Skin and Hair Care. The next time you take in the scent of any of our products, you'll know that distinctive aroma is 100% natural.