Many of us have accepted that antioxidants are good for us, and we may eat antioxidant-rich foods or use products with antioxidants in them accordingly, but what do antioxidants do? Antioxidants prevent oxidative stress, which can cause degenerative diseases, inflammatory diseases, and aging. The process of oxidative stress happens when there is animbalance of free radicals and antioxidants in your body. If you have been exposed to a lot offree radicals through your environment or your diet, you may need to incorporate more antioxidants into your lifestyle. For more on the science behind free radicals, oxidative stress, and antioxidants reference the infographic below:
Now that you know a little more about the importance of antioxidants in the human body, let’s talk about the role of essential oils in reducing oxidative stress. While the best way to fight oxidative stress is by increasing antioxidant intake through diet modification,studies suggest that essential oils may also function as antioxidants in the body. Below you’ll find a list of our favorite single oils with antioxidant actions:
Incorporating essential oils as antioxidants can also be as simple as using your favorite Edens Garden product. Enjoy the detoxifying benefits of theGrapefruit Pink Pepper Salt Soak, or swipe away free radicals every time you use yourRose Bergamot Deodorant. Something as simple as applying theXOXO Body Oil after your shower is a great way to include antioxidant-rich Clove and Cinnamon Leaf essential oils as well.
Let us know in the comments how you plan to use antioxidant essential oils in your daily routine!
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