Scientifically called Passiflora edulis, passion flower is a climbing vine that grows on things that it can grab with its tendrils, it likes well-drained, fertile soil and good moisture. It can reach about 15-20 feet per year, with an average life span of about 5-7 years. Large deep-green leaves provide a dense covering, with stems that are tinged with colors of purple and red. The vine bears greenish-white fragrant flowers about three inches wide, with a white-petal base and vivid purple streaked and dotted center. About five bright yellow stamens grow up from the middle, while shooting outwards are very fine, whitish hairs.
Passion Fruit oil (also known as Maracuja) is considered to be a rich source of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and essential antioxidants, and it’s considered to be an excellent emollient with the ability to moisturize as it easily penetrates deep into the skin while preventing moisture from seeping out. Just to name a few of Passion Fruit’s vitamins and minerals; they are antioxidants, flavonoids, vitamin A, vitamin C, riboflavin, niacin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper, fiber, and protein. The quercetin in Passion Fruit oil is considered to be one of the most powerfully protective compounds known and offers numerous beneficial compounds, including potent antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer properties. *
- Anti-inflammatory – Inflammation is considered to be the root of most diseases.
- Emollient – As an emollient Passion Fruit is considered to be an outstanding moisturizer for the skin.
- Antioxidant – It’s compounds are thought to have the ability to scavenge free radicals which may help to prevent tissue from damage.
- Insomnia – May help to promote a better and more restful sleep.
- Itchy Skin – May help ease the discomfort of itchy, dry skin, eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis.
- Stress, Anxiety, Depression – May be used to help calm the psyche, this oil is pleasant and uplifting to the senses.
- Respiratory – May be used to help ease coughs, congestion and respiratory infection.
- Skin – Passion Fruit oil may help heal and repair aged and sun damaged skin without causing breakouts. Prolonged exposure to the sun without protection can expose us to harmful UV rays which can take a toll on our skin. Over time, UV rays can lead to skin damage, a primary characteristic of accelerated aging like wrinkles, age or dark spots and blemishes. This oil is considered to have powerful anti-inflammatory properties and contains vitamin C which is essential in the manufacturing of collagen which may help to make your skin look brighter. In addition, the calcium and phosphorus in Passion Fruit are favored to work together to nourish your skin while enhancing its healthy appearance.
- Use to bring pain relief to achy joints and muscles.
How to Use
- Inflammation – When dealing with inflammation, try placing 3 drops of Passion Fruit oil in the palm of your hand with 1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil such as avocado, jojoba, almond or coconut, blend well and massage onto achy muscles and joints. To use as a a daily anti-inflammatory, apply a few drops to the bottoms of your feet, behind the knees and lower back. Many people prefer to use oils undiluted, if this is the case then do a skin test patch to make sure you do not have a sensitivity to it. If however you are sensitive, then please dilute with a carrier oil prior to use.
- Skin – Dilute 3 – 4 drops of Passion Fruit oil with 1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil and apply to the parts of your body that you want to shine!
- Wrinkles, Age and or Dark Spots – Add a few drops to your face cream or a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba and apply to the face and neck twice daily.
- Respiratory – Inhale from the bottle, add a few drops to a diffuser or humidifier, place a few drops under your nose and on the sinus areas or, heat a bowl of water (2 cups) add 3 drops of Passion Fruit oil, drape a towel over your head and inhale the vapors.
- Tip: Blend 4 drops of Passion Fruit oil to 1 Tablespoon of a carrier oil, wait 5 minutes and step into a nice warm or hot shower. The hot water will open your pours for better absorption of the oil and, the hot water will also create a vapor for inhalation.
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