As promised I plan to cover skin and hair care in this part of my post.
Our skin speaks a lot about our health, lifestyle, choices, and hygiene.
Which is why it deserves to be pampered and handled well. Many of us are aware of healthy eating and organic solutions for our systems and bodies. The why feed your most extensive organ chemically infused creams and salves?!
Treat your skin with respect and you will see how it pays you back in return within no time. I have put together a few essential oil combinations for various skin issues. All these are tried and tested and are proven to give amazing results. Don’t believe me.. See or yourself!
Acne: Bergamot, Jasmine, Lavender, Roman Chamomile, Tea tree.
Mix a few drops of any one or a combination of two oils with water/ rose water. Store in a spray can and spritz on to areas of acne from time to time. You skin might feel tight and slightly sticky but the job will be done.
Astringent: Bergamot, Rosemary, Geranium, Frankinscence.
Use as above after a normal cleansing routine and before you apply your moisturizer/ cream
Stimulating for skin: Dill, Lavender, Rosemary
Relaxing for skin: Thyme, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Broken veins: Rose oil. Mix with a regular massage oil and rub onto skin.
Congested skin: LEMON, PEPPERMINT
To treat dry skin: carrot seed oil, Immortelle oil, lavender, rose, sandalwood.
Freckles: lemon , onion ( add a few drops to your skin cream and use at night. Note that onion oil has a strong and not very appealing odour)
Best oils for mature skin: orange, ptchouli, rosehip, vetiver, neroli
Best oils for oily skin: bergamot, cajeput, eucalyptus, frankinscence, lavender, lemon
Best oils for blemished skin: Imortelle, lavender, tea tree, sage
Regeneration of skin: Lavender, neroli, frankinscence, rose
Toning skin: calendula, chamomile, thyme
For wrinkles: anise, carrot seed, myrrh, rose hip seed oil
Stretch marks: carnation oils, jasmine, helichrysum
Note: Lavender essential oil is a must have for anyone wanting to look and feel great. Not only does it clear the mind of stress, but is great for all kinds of skin problems as well as lovely, shiny, healthy hair. Its versatility allows it to be used in numerous ways. Add a few drops to your favourite moisturizer, or night cream, add a few drops to your conditioner. Mix with almond or coconut oil (organic and virgin varieties would be a bonus) to rub into your scalp. Use as a face pack or simply keep a bottle on your bedside table to sniff from or rub on to your pulse points to sleep like a baby.