Skin Care with Essential Oils

When it comes to daily skin care, you can make your own simple concoction using up to three different essential oils for your facial spray. Use a dark blue or brown glass 30 ml. bottle with a spray cap, which you can purchase in most health food stores, and fill it up with bottled water. Depending on your selection of oils, simply use up to 8 drops per oil, shake, roll in the palm of your hands to infuse your vibration, and store in a dark cabinet with as little heat and moisture as possible. It’s as easy as that.

As you have noticed, when it comes to selecting your oils, you have many choices. The same goes for daily skin care. But make sure to check the list below to not select photosensitive oils as part of your daily skin care. I find that using a lavender base, works every time for every condition. In my personal mixture, I also use tea tree as a staple. When I want some added colour in my face, I add rosemary because it is good for circulation. Depending on the condition of your skin, and the aromas you are most attracted to, just have fun being your own chemist.

I will also add that since I started making my own skin care, it’s been years since I have visited a professional facialist, that goes to show you how much commercial skin products simply feed the service industry. By re-creating the same problems over and over we have opted for a business model that survives on destruction. Instead, we can opt to use beauty services and specialists to build upon what already is working, this way we continuously improve the health of our skin, which also happens to be the largest eliminative organ in the body.

For facial sprays use bottled water
For tonics, use witch hazel
For facial oils, use carrier oils
For lotions and creams, use unscented organic lotions and creams
For massage oils, use carrier oils
For masks, use clay (choose the clay colour that matches your skin type)
For scrubs, use organic used coffee grinds, or granulated sugar

Carrier Oils
Almond, apricot, peach, hazelnut, grapeseed, camellia, macadamia, coconut, avocado, rosehip, evening primrose, jojoba, carrot, wheat germ, borage

Recommended carrier oils for face (and good for any type)
Camellia, almond, macadamia, rosehip, avocado, borage

Recommended carrier oils for body (good for any skin type)
Almond, apricot, macadamia, grapeseed, carrot, jojoba

Recommended carriers for scalp treatment
Aloe vera gel, water, jojoba oil

Skin Care
Uses: facial spray, tonic, mask, oil, lotion, cream, compress
*Scrubs can be used once a week on face and all over entire body
*Depending on your age and skin type, I would use tonics less than more because they are drying Once you find the right ingredients for your daily spray cleanser, this should reduce your oils and skin problems, eliminating the need for tonic.

Oils for general type skin care
Chamomile german and roman, fennel, frankincense, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, litsea cubeba, mandarin, myrrh, neroli, orange, orange, palmarosa, petitgrain, rose otto, rose maroc, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang, yuzu

Normal skin
Geranium, jasmine, neroli, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Oily skin
Bergamot, cedarwood, cypress, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang

Dry skin
Chamomile, geranium, jasmine, neroli, rose otto, sandalwood

Aging and mature skin
Clary sage, frankincense, geranium, neroli, patchouli, petitgrain, rose otto, sandalwood

Blackheads
Cypress, rosemary, yuzu

Blotchy skin
Geranium, lavender, rose otto, chamomile roman

Burning skin
Chamomile roman or german, , lavender

Inflamed skin
Chamomile german, clary sage, frankincense, geranium, lavender, sandalwood, tea tree

Chapped skin
Geranium, myrrh, sandalwood, yuzu

Allergic skin
Chamomile german or roman, lavender

Sensitive skin
Chamomile roman, geranium, lavender, neroli, rose otto

Itchy skin
Chamomile roman, frankincense, lavender

Skin infections
Bay, bergamot, lavender, litsea cubeba, manuka, rose otto, rose maroc, tea tree, ylang ylang, yuzu

Cracked skin
Frankincense, patchouli

Redness
Chamomile roman & german, eucalyptus radiata, geranium, juniper, lavender

Hair and Scalp treatment
Alopecia
Clary sage, cypress, ormenis flower, rosemary, thyme linalol (massage, rub, wash)

Baldness
Lavender, litsea cubeba, jojoba, rosemary, cypress (massage, scalp treatment)

Dandruff
(scalp treatment, wash, massage)
General: Cedarwood, lavender, manuka, patchouli, rosemary, tea tree
Oily scalp: Cypress, tea tree
Dry scalp: Rosemary, manuka

Lice
Lavender, manuka, tea tree (bath, massage, rub, wash)

Scalp disorders
Cedarwood, lavender, manuka, rosemary, tea tree (rub, massage)

Skin Conditions
Acne
Bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile german, eucalyptus radiata, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, palmarosa, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, thyme

Scarring
Frankincense, palarosa, petitgrain

Rashes
Chamomile german or roman, eucalyptus globulus or radiata, lavender, tea tree (bath, rub, gauze, compress, dressing)

Eczema
Bergamot, chamolie german & roman, geranium, juniper, lavender, palmarosa, sandalwood (compress, apply directly on skin, bath, rub)

Psoriasis
Bergamot, chamomile roman, geranium, lavender (massage, rub, compress, gauze)

Impetigo
Lavender, manuka, tea tree, thyme linalol, ravensara (Bath, rub)

Grazes
Bergamot, chamomile german, lavender, manuka, tea tree (spray, wash, apply 1-2 drops directly on area, gauze, dressing)

Sunburns
Chamomile roman, eucalyptus radiata, lavender
(bath, compress, 1-2 drops directly on skin)

Insect repellant
Cedarwood, citronella, eucalyptus citriodora, lavender, patchouli, peppermint, sandalwood (room fragrance, spray bottle)

Insect bites
Eucalyptus globulus and radiata, lavender, lemon, manuka, patchouli, tea tree (wash, apply 1-2 drops directly, compress, cotton swab)

Animal bites
Bergamot, lavender, lemon, manuka, oregano, helichrysum, tea tree, thyme linalol or red (wash, apply 1-2 drops directly, compress, cotton swab)

Human bites
Bergamot, lavender, helichrysum, oregano, tea tree, thyme linalol (wash, apply 1-2 drops directly, compress, cotton swab)

Black eye
Lavender (compress)

Bed sores
Bergamot, lavender, frankincense, manuka, tea tree (apply 1-2 drops directly, compress, gauze, cotton swab)

Athlete’s Foot
Lavender, manuka, myrrh, palmarosa, patchouli, tagetes, tea tree (foot bath, compress, cotton swab)

Essential oils that can cause skin irritation
Basil, bay, birch, black pepper, clove, cinnamon, cumin, fennel, fir, ginger, lemon, lemongrass, lemon verbana, oregano, parsley seed, peppermint, pimento berry, pine, tagetes, red thyme, wintergreen

Essential oils that can cause photosensitivity, should not be worn before going into sunlight
Angelica, bergamot, cumin, grapefruit, lemon, lemon verbana, lime, orange, yuzu, tangerine, manderine

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