First, please remember that Essential Oils should never be applied neat (undiluted) to your skin. There are absolutely NO exceptions to this! This includes the soles of your feet or palms of your hands. When using oils neat for inhalation purposes please exercise care and dispense your oils on a tissue or cotton ball for direct inhalation.
AROMATHERAPY Skin Care METHODS FOR FACIAL CLEANSING AND CELLULAR RENEWAL:
FACIAL STEAM ~ As part of a deep cleansing routine disperse 3 to 5 drops of Essential Oil in a teaspoon of milk or honey and mix into a pint of steaming hot water.
Pour this “HOT” mixture into a stainless steel mixing bowl and lean with your face forward, over the bowl being sure to cover your head with a towel to catch the steam on your face.
Breath in the steam and relax, enjoying your facial steam until the waters cool.
Or you may use your oils in a facial steamer.
PLEASE NOTE: Essential Oils are not water soluble you must use a dispersant when adding them to a facial steam or bath. Water may cause the oils to penetrate your system more quickly or cause irritation to sensitive or damaged skin, i.e. blemishes, sores or rash.
FACIAL MASQUE ~ Add 2-3 drops of Essential Oils to moistened Clay, honey, mashed Avocado, or egg white.
Dampen your face lightly and apply your facial masque. Leave on for 10-15 minutes until your masque begins to dry and harden slightly.
Wash your facial masque thoroughly off your face. Your face will look and feel more toned, fresh and hydrated. Repeat once a week for healthy and toned skin!
FACIAL Oil Blend ~ Add up to 10 drops of Essential Oil blend, depending upon your skin type, to one ounce of your favorite Carrier Oil. I prefer Certified Organic Filtered and Unscented Jojoba oil which is most like your skin’s own natural sebum.
Frankincense is good for all skin types. German Chamomile is excellent for sensitive skin. Rose is wonderful for mature skin, as is Frankincense.
Apply your facial Oil Blend lightly to target areas for intensive therapy to nourish and heal facial skin.
SKIN BRUSHING ~ Invigorates your skin, and stimulates your lymphatic system.
Apply 1 drop of (Lavender, Frankincense, Rose or Geranium – all are excellent for Skin Care) in 1 Tablespoon of honey and apply mixture to your natural bristle skin brush and brush your skin.
Make sure your gentle, yet brisk brush strokes are upward, toward your heart. Brush your entire body from the tips of your toes and fingers to the top of your shoulders. Include the front and back sides of your body as you breathe deeply.
Enjoy the wonderful tingling sensations dancing across your skin. Always be sure to work from your extremities upwards, toward your heart. Gently, yet briskly, cover your entire body, omitting your face and neck in the process of this cleansing and uplifting ritual. Skin brushing is especially effective just before you shower.
Properly administered Essential Oils are a natural, safe and effective way to enhance your health and well-being and can produce satisfying results where other methods have failed. Please consult with your physician regarding your health concerns.
KG has utilized Essential Oils in her energy medicine practice for more than 30 years. During that time she has facilitated healing for thousands of people suffering from personal trauma, illness and injury. Through her unique AromaTest system KG formulates Essential Oil blends that heal.
PLEASE NOTE: There are many cheap chemical copies of Essential Oils available, but these are not recommended for therapeutic use. For best results always use ethically wild crafted or pure, Organic Essential Oils that are pesticide free!
About the author
KG Stiles is a certified Aromatherapist practicing in Ashland, OR USA PurePlant Essentials is her line of pure Organic and ethically wild crafted Essential Oils. KG formulates aromatic oils for: Colds and Flu, Insomnia, stress, Anxiety, Depression, Menopause, anti-aging, Skin Care and more. KG’s book, “Aromatic Medicine – Pathway to Health,” and her DVD about her AromaTest System of Healing, “Your Aromatic Signature ~ How to Formulate Blends that Heal,” are scheduled for release in 2006.
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