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Aromatherapy Skin Care

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A Facial mask.

Every one wants to look best and well groomed; a good skin is that ultimate wish for many millions of people all over the world. If you are looking after your skin, natural skin care products are the preferred option.

There are many advantages to using natural skin care products, because synthetic chemicals which are added to top brand skin care products is not what you want to absorb through your skin.

You will be looking for all those things herbal to tone up your skin just because you do not want all those harmful chemical substances to harm and spoil your skin.

Ultimately, you will decide to use one of those exotic aromatherapy recipes for maintaining your skin.

Though, inhaling the fragrant aromas of essential oils is just one way to enjoy aromatherapy, another innovative application is applying essential oils to the skin in the form of properly formulated preparations, massage oils, mineral baths and sprays.

The molecular structure of essential oils makes them readily absorbed in the protective oily layer of the skin, where they are quickly absorbed.

Aromatherapy skincare is a safe, effective way for the body to acquire the beneficial properties of essential oils.

Acne Medication: 8 drop tea tree + 6 drops bergamot + 4 drops lavender: 0.75oz of jojoba oil. Apply to face every evening, massaging around the pimple.

Mix recipe with cream for daytime use (never go into sun while using). Add a few drops of carrot oil to the mixture.

Dry Skin Wash: 10 drops sandalwood oil + 10 drops bois de rose oil +10 drops lavender oil: 2 tablespoons of avocado.

Hair Treatment: 2 drops rosemary oil + 1 drop lavender oil + 1 drop bay oil: 20 ml olive oil. Use as scalp massage or apply to hair

Problem Skin Wash: 10 drop myrrh oil + 10 drops Palma Rosa oil +10 d frankincense oil: 1 tablespoon of Borage and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed.

Reviving Face Mask: 2 drops petit grain oil + 2 drops lemon oil + 2 drops ylang ylang oil: 20 ml of iced water. Mix with enough crushed almonds to make a paste. Apply as a face mask. Let dry, then rinse off.

Sun care Blend: 14 drops lavender oil +1 drops peppermint oil: 4-8 oz. of cold water. Use in an atomizer on sunny days, spiriting yourself as needed.

Dry Skin: Your skin produces a protective emollient substance known as sebum. People whose skin doesn’t produce enough sebum often sport dry, itchy and flaking skin. How ever, certain essential oils can help you. The tenacious, low volatility oils like patchouli and sandalwood, as well as heavily scented oils like rose and ylang ylang are especially well suited for dry skin preparations.

Moisturizing Cream:

* 4 fl. oz. almond oil
* 3 fl. oz. rosewater
* 1/2 oz. beeswax
* 10 drops rose
* 5 drops lavender
* 4 drops bergamot
* 8 drops patchouli
* 8 drops sandalwood

Melt the wax and the almond oil in a double boiler. Reduce the heat and add the rosewater gradually in a thin stream, while vigorously agitating the mixture. As soon as the water is incorporated take off heat. When the mixture cools and turns creamy, add the essential oils.

Oily Skin: Conversely, overactive sebaceous glands result in oily skin. People with oily skin need a regular cleansing exercise to take off excess oil and prevent clogged pores. This recipe for a facial mask uses the natural capacity of essential oils to help dissolve excess oil.

Oily Skin Facial Mask:

Mix 3 tablespoons of white corn meal and almond meal (freshly ground raw almonds are better), add the following essential oils:

* 10 drops lavender
* 5 drops bergamot
* 3 drops of clary sage

Add enough rosewater or orange flower water to make a wet paste. Using circular motions gently massage the mixture onto your face, avoiding the soft tissues under the eyes. Leave the mixture on for 15 minutes, and then rinse off with warm water. Finish the treatment by splashing cold water on your face to close your pores.

Normal Skin: Normal, healthy skin can benefit from a toning/balancing facial mist.

Toning Facial Mist:

Add the following essential oils to 2 fluid ounces of distilled water:

* 6 drops lavender
* 1 drop clary sage
* 1 drop chamomile
* 4 drops lemon

Pour into a spray bottle. Essential oils and water will separate, so shake the bottle vigorously before spraying this refreshing blend onto clean skin.

Sunburn: Your sunburned skin will benefit from a soothing, fragrant mist of distilled water and lavender oil. Adding a few drops of peppermint and spearmint oil contributes a cooling effect.

Sunburn Mist:

Add the following oils to 2 fluid ounces of distilled water.

* 9 drops of lavender
* 2 drops of peppermint
* 1 drop of spearmint

Mist lightly over sunburned skin.

Aromatherapy skincare is a wonderful way to experience the immense benefits of essential oils; it works its way deeply into the skin, affecting the entire constitution. The aromas associated with this action work their fragrant magic on the whole human body.

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