Make Your Own Essential Oil Skin Care
Remedies Quickly And Easily
|To make your own essential oil skin care recipes is quite simple....if you know a few basic concepts. Before you start your own essential oil skin care remedy the most important thing to be aware of is your unique skin type. |
You should base your essential oil recipes on one of four skin profiles; normal or combination skin; dry or mature skin; sensitive skin; oily or problem skin.
I have listed below the best essential oils to use with each skin type along with 4 simple strategies you can use today to apply these remedies.
Using essential oils as the basis for herbal remedies is not a new concept. Did you know essential oils have been used by many indigenous populations across the world for thousands of years?
Essential oils and are derived from roots, seeds, leaves, and skins of the plants. In fact, the essential oils contained within plants and flowers is what gives them the scents and fragrances that we all know and love.
What makes essential oils such a great alternative to toxic synthetic oils used in most mainstream cosmetic and skin care products? Simple, essential oils contain hormones, vitamins, and other natural elements are found within essential oils. Even though the oils vary in concentration when in their natural form they are nevertheless are therapeutic in nature.
Nobody knows exactly how essential oils work, but we do know that they are absorbed through the skin and into the bloodstream.
The best places on the skin to administer essential oils are on the face, behind the ears , the eyelids, and inside the wrist. These areas on the skin are thin, which allows for easier absorption.
To make your own essential oil recipes work effectively you first have to know what skin profile you have. Here are the four major skin profiles and the essential oils appropriate for that skin type.
Know Your Skin Type
1. Normal or Combination Skin: If you have normal or combination skin make your own essential oil skin care recipes using these oils:
Calendula Essential Oil - soothes, heals and restores
Chamomile Essential Oil- anti microbial, calms and restores
Marshmallow - softens, revitalizes and hydrates
Olive Leaf - repairs, tones, firms and anti-oxidant
St. Johns Wort - moisturizes, refreshes, tones
Lavender Essential Oil - soothes, relaxes and regenerates
Rose hip Seed - regenerates, moisturizes and heals
2. Sensitive Skin: If you have sensitive skin make your own essential oil remedy using these oils:
Chamomile Essential Oil - anti-microbial, calms, soothes
St. Johns Wort - moisturizes, astringent, refreshes,
Witch hazel - drains, astringent, anti-free radical
Carrot Seed - regenerates, tones and heals
German Chamomile - anti-bacterial and wound-healing
Rose hip Seed Oil - regenerates, moisturizes, heals
3. Oily or Problem Skin: If you have oily or problem skin make your own essential oil recipes using these essential oils.
Echinacea - purifies, stimulates, calms
Plantin - astringent, soothing and healing
Witch hazel - drains, astringent, anti-free radical,
Tea Tree - astringent, regulates and repairs
Lemon Myrtle - astringent, anti-bacterial and repairs
Jojoba - nourishes, moisturizes, anti-free radical
4. Dry or Mature Skin: If you have dry or mature skin make your own essential oil recipes using these oils:
Gotu Kola - anti-wrinkle, anti-aging, heals
Organic Hops - stimulates, tones, dark circle treatment
Nettle - circulation enhancer, anti-inflammatory
Geranium Essential Oil - tones, softens, soothes, balances
Rose Essential Oil - anti-wrinkle, regenerates
Avocado - moisturizes, nourishes
Rose hip Seed Oil - regenerates, moisturizes, heals
4 Simple Strategies For Essential Oil Skin Care
Once you make your own essential oil recipes here are some simple strategies for skin care that you can use:
1. Make your own essential oil facial compress: Add two to five drops of essential oil to a basin filled with water, stir, then immerse a clean washcloth. Squeeze out excess water and apply cloth to face.
2. Massage your body with essential oil. Add twenty to twenty-five drops of essential oil to two ounces of canola or other vegetable.
3. Drop eight to ten drops of essential oil for your skin profile in the bath. Use warm water to relax, or cool water to invigorate or calm inflammation.
4. Add essential oil to simple moisturizing products, ten to twenty drops for every two ounces.
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