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Skin & Hair Care

Skin & Hair Care

ZIT ZAPPER

For best results with this aromatherapy pimple remedy, take a few minutes and steam your face over a bowl of steamy herb broth consisting of Roses with Sage, Thyme and Chamomile essential oils.

  • 1 teaspoon glacial clay (available at health food stores)
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 drop Rose Geranium essential oil

Combine all ingredients to mix well. Add essential oil last and mix well. To use, spread the Zit Zapper mask on your skin, kick back, and let it sit for an hour. Rinse off with warm water, finish with a splash of cool water.

 

TENDER FOOTSIES OIL

  • Coconut Oil, Fractionated     1 tablespoon
  • Aloe Vera Liquid                    1 tsp.
  • Peppermint                            20 drops
  • Eucalyptus                             20 drops

Mix ingredients together and massage feet gently with this soothing ointment, or, add to a basin of very warm water, and soak. Finish by lightly dusting your feet in corn starch.

 

SUNBURN SOOTHER

  • Aloe Vera 60ml
  • Lavender 60ml

Combine Aloe Vera Liquid and Lavender Hydrosol into a 120 ml spray bottle and store in the refrigerator or a cool, dark cupboard. Great on all dry, flaky skin irritations! Absolutely fantastic on sunburns. Stop the peeling and itching and turn the red to tan!

 

SOOTHING AROMATHERAPY SCALP SALVE

  • Aloe vera Liquid 60mls
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Rosemary 25 drops

Mix ingredients together and massage into the scalp. Leave on as long as possible (30 to 60 minutes) cover hair with a shower cap and hot towel. Shampoo off.

 

ROSEMARY HONEY OLIVE OIL HAIR CONDITIONER

This nourishing aromatherapy conditioner blends two ingredients from nature – honey for shine and olive oil for moisture – and is enhanced with essential oil of Rosemary to stimulate hair growth.

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup warmed olive oil (2 tablespoons for normal to oily hair)
  • 4 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 1 teaspoon of xanthan gum (available in health food stores)

Place all the ingredients in a small bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into a clean plastic bottle with a snug-fitting cap.

 

ROSEMARY HAIR RINSE

  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 40 ml’s water

Pour over clean hair as the final rinse, do not wash off.

 

MAKE YOUR OWN AROMATHERAPY FACE & BODY LOTIONS!

ESSENTIAL OIL BODY LOTION

  • 250mls Body Lotion
  • 20 total drops of essential oil of your preference listed below

Mix ingredients well and pour into appropriate container.

 

FACE CREAM

  • 60 ml’s base cream
  • 8 drops of essential oil

Blend well and put in appropriate container.

These essential oils are excellent for skincare: Lavender, Chamomile, Geranium, Neroli, Rose, Patchouli, Sandalwood. (Always dilute and mix with a carrier oil of your choice)

LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL FACIAL MASK

  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon finely ground oatmeal
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Lemon juice
  • 1 drop lemon essential oil
  • Cucumber slices (optional)

Mix the sour cream, oatmeal, Lemon essential oil and lemon juice together in a bowl. To use, massage over clean face and neck skin and the rest for 10 minutes (with cucumber slices if you have them) over your eyes. Rinse well with warm water and follow with toner and moisturizer. Always use this facial mask immediately for best results, as the Lemon juice will cause the sour cream to curdle if it is not used quickly.

 

HEALTHY WINTER SKIN

OILY SKIN (CLEANSER OR MOISTURIZER)

  • Juniper oil 3 drops
  • Geranium oil 2 drops
  • Patchouli oil 2 drops
  • In Jojoba oil 30ml

Combine in a 30ml plastic bottle and shake well. This oil can be used for cleansing or after cleansing to help balance the sebum levels on the skin.

 

NORMAL SKIN MOISTURIZER

  • Chamomile oil 2 drops
  • Geranium 2 drops
  • Lavender 3 drops
  • In Sweet Almond Oil 30ml

Combine in a 30ml plastic Bottle and shake well. This oil can be used for moisturizing morning or night.

 

DRY SKIN

  • Sandalwood 2 drops
  • Neroli 2 drops
  • Lavender 2 drops
  • In solid Virgin Coconut oil 60ml

Blend well and apply morning and night. Heavenly! Combine in a 60ml plastic jar and stir well to combine essential oils with coconut oil. This blend can be used for moisturizing morning or night

 

GRAPEFRUIT SUGAR SCRUB

  • 1-1/2 cups white table sugar
  • Grapefruit essential oil 8 drops
  • 2 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • Jojoba oil 1/4 cup
  • Castle soap 1/4 cup liquid

Place sugar into a large bowl and stir to break up any clumps. Add the Grapefruit essential oil. Add one or two drops of red food coloring if you’d like it pink! Mix very well to make sure the color is evenly dispersed. Add the Jojoba oil and Castile soap next, a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Mix well and the pour into clean container. To use, stand in the tub or shower and massage the sugar scrub onto your skin from head to toe. Rinse. Inhale. Smile.

 

GLYCERIN SUGAR SCRUB

  • 1 cup fine loose salt or loose sugar
  • 3 teaspoons liquid of Vegetable Glycerin
  • 1 teaspoon pure honey
  • 3-5 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend
  • Optional: Pinch of Lavender blossoms (available in the bulk department of good health food stores), or chamomile, or dried herbs of your choice, chopped exceedingly fine.

Mix ingredients well and store in an airtight container. Add more liquid ingredients if you prefer a thinner end-product. Stir thoroughly before use. This keeps very well, and in fact, the honey acts as preservative. Use small amounts when scrubbing the nose, being careful not to irritate or get it in the eyes. Scrub elbows, hands, knees, and feet. Rinse in warm water, pat dry, and apply your favorite lotion afterward.

 

FACE OIL FOR DRY TO NORMAL SKIN

  • Jojoba oil 30ml
  • Evening Primrose oil 10 drops
  • Lavender oil 15 drops
  • Sandalwood oil 5 drops
  • Palmarosa 5 drops
  • Geranium 3 drops

Blend and shake well. This aromatherapy blend can be used as you would your usual moisturizer.

 

PREMATURE BALDING BLEND

  • Rosemary   3 drops
  • Geranium   4 drops
  • Lavender    5 drops
  • Cypress      4 drops
  • Cinnamon   2 drops
  • Juniper       2 drops

Daily use 1 drop of the essential blend and mix it with 1/4 tsp water and rub it onto the scalp, starting with the bald area first. Don’t rub too hard. It is best if this aromatherapy blend is applied at night because that’s when the body is working to regenerate itself. Next morning, shampoo the essential oils out using an all-natural shampoo. Keep up the treatments!

 

AROMATHERAPY SKIN CARE TREATMENT BLEND

In a blender, place:

  • 6-8 large strawberries
  • 2 cups of whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon of almonds
  • 1 tablespoon of wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons of Jojoba oil (optional)
  • Lavender 3 drops
  • Geranium 3 drops

Put all ingredients in a blender (blend until smooth).then pour into a warm bath. This bath will help to soften, heal, irritated or sunburned sensitive skin. Lavender essential oil and Geranium essential oil will help to calm, relax and uplift while the wheat germ is high in vitamins A and E; milk contains natural beta hydroxy acids, which help to exfoliate and soothe skin, almonds (like milk) are rich in natural emollients and jojoba oil is as close to the naturally protective layer (sebum) that coats and protects our skin.

 

BATH-BLISS BLEND

A delightful recipe you can make at home:

  • 2 cups dead sea salt
  • ½ cup baking soda
  • ½ cup powdered milk
  • 2 tablespoons light oil
  • 1 tsp vitamin E
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 10-12 drops or your choice of essential oil or blend.

Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix all ingredients together. Take teaspoonfulls of the dough and roll into small balls on an non-greased cookie sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until lightly browned (make sure you do not over bake these little goodies!).

Allow your aromatherapy bath treats to cool completely and then store in a decorative container ready for gift giving. This aromatherapy recipe makes approximately 24 “treats”. You can jazz them up by adding a little food coloring or dried flower petals (keep in mind, that the petals will leave a bit of a mess in the bath when the water is drained out).

 

AROMATHERAPY BATH RECIPES

To make the bath base:

  • 8 oz Carrier oil of your choice
  • 4 oz vegetable glycerin
  • 8 oz Aloe Vera liquid
  • 10-15 drops of essential oil of your choice(see below for blend suggestions)

Blend these ingredients together and pour into a decorative bottle. Then add the essential oil ingredients (below). Shake gently and add to your bath.

 

RELAXATION BLEND

Geranium             2 drops
Lavender              2 drops
Sandalwood         2 drops
Ylang Ylang         1 drop

 

ANXIETY BLEND

Marjoram                  2 drops
Neroli                        3 drops
Bergamot                  2 drops

 

SENSUAL BLEND

Rose                         3 drops
Sandalwood             3 drops
Vetivert                     1 drop

 

APPLE AROMATHERAPY SKIN TONER

If you’re fond of making at home aromatherapy bath and spa treats for yourself or friends, you’ll want to try this simple apple toner. Intended for slightly oily skins, apple toner is an excellent substitute for rubbing alcohol (rubbing alcohol is a real no-no, as it actually stimulates the oil glands to produce more oil).

 

*This is educational information and any opinions expressed here-in do not replace professional medical advice. If you are ill, see a suitably qualified medical practitioner.*

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