PHYTO5’s five element line products are formulated with unique, natural, premium grade plant-based ingredients, particularly energetic blends of essential oils. These five lines are the result of integrating ancestral knowledge from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) with leading edge Swiss research and they exist in harmony with each one of the five elements: Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal, and Water. In addition, each line follows TCM’s five groups of skin conditions, energetic seasons, and emotions.
Since we are now in energetic Summer and the element of Fire according to TCM, let’s have a closer look at the skin conditions and emotions associated with the Fire element and how the conditions can be mitigated and the emotions supported back to balance.
The unique ingredients found in PHYTO5’s Fire element line include three primary high grade essential oils: lavender, ylang ylang and rosemary. When blended together in the right amounts, these three oils create a unique synergy to soothe, calm and balance the following conditions: redness, irritated, sensitive, blotchy or allergic skin, excessive heat and perspiration, and couperose.
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In skincare, pure high quality lavender essential oil is cleansing, cooling and soothing to the skin. It lends a sensation of well-being and relaxation, helps alleviate pain–both physical and mental–and provides support for the healing process. Recommended for soothing in cases of infection, allergic dermatitis, burns, wounds or acne, it supports the body’s circulatory system and its tissues, especially the muscles.
Like lavender, rosemary is a wooded evergreen and member of the mint family. Rosemary essential oil is known for its antiseptic properties but rosemary also provides support for detoxification and assistance with better nutrient absorption. Its properties function to promote healthier, more radiant, clarified skin. In haircare, rosemary essential oil is very effective as it supports the microcirculatory system of the scalp. It is a very potent antioxidant with an ORAC value of 11,070 which is just about the same as goji berries. Effective antioxidation of free radical scavengers is vital for healthy youthful skin and hair.
A School of Dentistry–Meikai University, Japan study published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine–National Institutes of Health on how lavender and rosemary used together affect the stress hormone cortisol demonstrates proof that this duo offers protection from oxidative stress and potential resulting sicknesses and conditions.
Finally, sweet scented exotic and tropical ylang ylang essential oil is a relaxing, calming, sedative, aphrodisiacal oil which supports the nervous system and contributes to mental upliftment and much improved temperament. In fact, ylang ylang is associated with joy.
Ylang ylang is an excellent skin and hair tonic and centuries of use have proven that ylang ylang is very effective for soothing inflammation and patchy rashes.
Like lavender and rosemary, ylang ylang supports the circulatory system so necessary for the transport of youth-impeding toxins out of the body.
Fire element skincare brings you a synergistic blend of these three exceptional gifts from nature where red, inflamed skin is soothed and brought back to balance along with an added emotional balance bonus of a more joyful state where unhappiness has previously been the norm.
Atsumi, Toshiko, and Keiichi Tonosaki. “Smelling Lavender and Rosemary Increases Free Radical Scavenging Activity and Decreases Cortisol Level in Saliva.” Psychiatry Research, vol. 150, no. 1, 2007, pp. 89–96., doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2005.12.012.