Balancing Exfoliating Mask Ingredient Benefits

Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

Distilled from the leaves of an Asian shrub, patchouli is time-honored in daily skincare.  It is nourishing and restorative, and calms irritated skin.  It benefits all skin types.   It has astringent, anti-inflammatory, tonic, an regenerative properties.  From an aromathery perspective, patchouli s deeply relaxing and can aid other essential oils by acting as a fixative to allow fragrances to last longer.

Motto's patchouli oil is certified organic.

INCI:  pogostemon cablin (patchouli) oil

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    Lavender Essential Oil

    Lavender Essential Oil

    Oh, the virtues of lavender!  Believe it or not, English lavender is native to the Mediterranean, but is grown today in many countries.  The essential oil is distilled from its flowers, which are loved the world over for their beautiful scent.

    Lavender is a skincare essential.  Perhaps the best way to describe lavender is "gentle, yet strong."  It promotes healing, soothes, calms, balances, regenerates, and is anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, anti-bacterial and analgesic.   It helps balance sebum production and even skin tone.  In aromatherapy, it is known to calm, soothe and relax.

    Motto's lavender oil is certiifed organic.

    INCI:  lavandula angustofolia (lavender) oil

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      Cypress Essential Oil

      Cypress Essential Oil

      The cypress tree is native to Asia and is found all around the Mediterranean.  Its oil is obtained from the steam distillation of its needles and twigs.  It excels at balancing the skin's oil production, and has astringent properties.  It is anti-inflammatory and gentle.  From an aromatherapy perspective, cypress is said to calm and soothe. 

      Motto's cypress oil is a certified organic, steam-distilled essential oil.

      INCI:  cupressus sempervirens (cypress) oil

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        Sweet Orange Essential Oil

        Sweet Orange Essential Oil

        Sweet orange oil is considered anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial, and is a gentle and fragrant addition to skin care products.  It's scent is uplifting and cheering and can serve to bring other scents in a product together. 

        Motto's sweet orange oil is certified organic. 

        INCI:  citrus sinensis (sweet orange) oil

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