Aside from being relaxing to look at because of its beauty, the Lily’s oil is also very well known for its different benefits for people. Unlike most essential oils, the lily essential oil cannot be distilled because of its delicate flowers. Traditionally, enfleurage was used to extract its oils, but it has now been replaced by solvent extraction using hexane in the modern times.
The essential oils from the lily flowers are rich in linalol, vanillin, phenylethyl alcohol, cinnamic acid, benzoic acid, and vanillin – which all contribute to the medicinal benefits that the lily gives.
Lily is very moisturizing. It can purify the skin and make it softer, and reduce peeling and dry lines. It adds a lot of Vitamin C to the skin to make it firm. It also inhibits the formation of melanin and whitens the skin. When it is mixed with celandula oil, it can work wonderfully for sensitive skin and makes its quality better. It can also be used for massage, in the bath, after bath, for dry cuticles and elbows, and as a facial moisturizer.
It promotes blood circulation, balances the endocrine, helpful to the ovaries and the uterus, prevents miscarriage, reduces morning sickness in pregnancy, and has a remarkable curative effect for Diabetes. It can also relieve itching and reduce inflammation because of its expectorant and diuretic properties.
It can calm the nerves and make sleep better. It can relieve stress and depression. It is most suitable for meditation. When used in aromatherapy, it helps in creating the feeling of modesty, happiness, and the sense of security.
How to Use
Take an appropriate amount, and massage it to the area you need until it is completely absorbed.
Pregnant women, nursing mothers and children should avoid using essential oils unless otherwise advised by a doctor or any other healthcare practitioner.