In the popular imagination, the apple has long been identified as the forbidden fruit that caused the misfortune for Adam and Eve. Apple pips contain rare and precious oil with true anti-ageing properties. Thanks to its high levels of essential fatty acids, it gives energy to the cells and reawakens even the most tired complexion. Botanically apple is known as Pyrus malus. Apple essential oil smells devastatingly sweet and fresh. It helps stimulate memory and is energizing and is also an appetite suppressor. It is known to be a great deodorizer and air purifier. Apple essential oil can help regulate intestinal functions and may aid with high blood pressure.
Apple cleans the liver, cures constipation, and tones the gums. When baked they can be applied as a warm poultice to sore throats and skin inflammations. The cooked apple is especially laxative. The peeled raw apple helps with diarrhea. The cider corrects intestinal flora, reduces stomach acidity, corrects gas, and helps the kidneys. Apple cider vinegar and water make a rinse to restore hair, scalp and skin; use equal parts of vinegar and water. Blondes should use white vinegar. Apple cider vinegar, water, and honey aid digestion when taken with meals; use two teaspoons of vinegar to a glass of water, add honey to taste.
Apple cider vinegar baths restore a natural pH to the skin and hair, as well as rejuvenate and build up the body’s resistance. It helps to restore acid mantle protection to the skin, which is lost from swimming and from routine use of soaps on the skin. It thus helps combat unfriendly bacteria, fungal overgrowth, and as helpful with vaginal and bladder infections. Apple cider vinegar baths are soothing to the skin, alleviating itchiness, poison ivy, and sunburn discomfort. As with all hot baths, it causes the pores to open and aids in general systemic detoxification. Make certain to use pure, unprocessed cider vinegar.
Apple essential oil for face is a total Double Serum and for body it is a relaxing body balm and body toning balm. Wiccan altars are often piled high with apples during Samhain for the apple is considered to be one of the foods of the dead. For this very reason Samhain is sometimes known as “Feast of Apples”. Apples are considered as symbols of life and immortality.