When using essential oils for the face you need to be certain to only use a low dilution of 1% since the skin can be more sensitive.
* More info on Dilution here…. Diluting Essential Oils
Some good oil choices are frankincense, geranium, sandalwood, helichrysum, lavender and others.
Hydrosols are also a wonderful addition to your skincare routine. They can be used as toners or added to your favorite cleanser or serum.
* More info on Hydrosols here…. Hydrosols
Following you will find a collection of great skin care recipes from other sources.
Using some of the ideas from the following recipes you can also make your own skin cleansing pads using cotton rounds.
* Find a small container which will fit your cotton rounds.
* Make a blend of your favorite skin nourishing ingredients, which could include witch hazel, hydrosols, aloe vera, carrier oils and essential oils. More about Carrier Oils here….. Carrier Oils
* Mix well and pour over the pads in the container and allow to soak in and continue to add the mixture until your pads are well saturated, (completely moist all the way through, but not dripping). Make sure the lid is on tight and turn the container upside down for a while to make sure that the mixture is able to soak into the pads at the top as well as the bottom.
* After a time you may find you can push down the pads in the container and add a few more pads along with more of your cleansing mixture.
These pads are great to help with make up removal or quick cleansing when you may not have time for full cleansing routine.
One of the best things you can do for your skin is to stop washing it and do an oil cleanse. This was a brand new concept to me and it took a bit of convincing that you could cleanse your face with oils, but is works and feels wonderful.
Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website, and its sister website, LearningAboutEOs, is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and the UEOS App. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.
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