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Aromatherapy for Skincare and Hair care

Aromatherapy for Skincare

Aromatherapy for Skincare and Hair care
Aromatherapy for Skincare and Hair care

Aromatherapy essential Oil is a liquid that is pressed or distilled from a plant or herb. Even though they are called oils but do not have oily texture and if left open evaporates. Essential oils are volatile in nature and so should be avoided direct application on either skin or hair. So diluting Essential oil in carrier oil is necessary before usage. Carrier oils are fatty oils that are derived from fruits, nuts and vegetables. Carrier oils can be used alone or used for diluting essential oils. Essential oils are used in making Perfumes, Soaps, and cosmetics.

Here are few uses of aromatherapy for Skin and Hair:

Lavender and Chamomile Skin cleanser:

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp. Yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon Honey
  • 1-2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • 1-2 drops of Chamomile essential oil

 Warm the honey, till it is runny and yoghurt and mix well. Add essential oils and stir well to combine all the ingredients.

How to use: Remove all your make-up and apply this cleanser to damp facial and neck skin and massage gently. You can keep it for few minutes and let your skin absorb some goodness or wash off. Pat dry and follow up with regular toner and moisturizer regime.

The shelf life is short and should be made into batches every week. This cleanser can be stored in a glass jar in refrigerator till 7 good days.

Beautiful Aromatherapy Oil for Body:

You will need:

  • 3 Tbsp. Almond Oil
  • ½ Tsp. Jojoba Oil
  • ½ Tsp Grape-seed oil
  • 1 drop Rose essential oil
  • 1 drop Sandalwood essential oil
  • 1 drop Lavender essential oil

Combine the essential oils in a glass bottle and allow it to mellow for 2-3 days. Combine carrier oils i.e. Almond, Jojoba and Grape-seed in another glass jar and store.

How to use: For usage, Pour some carrier oil mixture on your palm or bowl and add 2-3 drops of essential oil blend, stir and apply after bath all over your body. You can skip your body butter or lotion and use this instead; the oil blend is not oily or sticky.

Rose essential oil soothes skin and helps preventing dryness and fine lines. Sandalwood has cooling effect on skin and helps even skin tone. Lavender soothes and calms mind.

Grape-seed oil is rich in anti- oxidants and hydrates skin and Almond oil is enriched with Vitamin E. Jojoba oil is well known for hydra mine i.e. similar to the skin tissues. You can even use this Oil for face massage or as moisturizer by skipping Almond oil.

Rose Facial toner:

This has anti- aging benefits for facial skin, Hydrates skin without drying and helps eliminating fine lines and wrinkles and has soothing effect too.

You will need:

  • 1 cup Purified water
  • 1 teaspoon Rose Essential oil
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin
  • ½ cup of Rose water (Available in market)

Combine Purified water, Rose water and glycerin and shake well in a glass bottle. Add Rose essential oil and store in refrigerator.

How to use: On a damp cotton ball, pour in some of the toner and wipe your face clean after cleansing your face.

This toner helps in preventing wrinkles and fine lines and is alcohol free. Toners with alcohol aggravate sebum flow and make the facial skin oily. Follow up with the moisturizer.

Lavender Rosemary Hot oil treatment for Hair:

You will need:

  • 2 Tbsp. Almond oil
  • 1 tsp. Wheat germ oil
  • 5-6 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5-6 drops Rosemary essential oil

Mix all ingredients together and blend well. Pour into a glass bottle and label. To use, place bottle in hot water bath to warm. Pour 1 to 2 tablespoons of Lavender Rosemary Hot Oil Treatment you’re your palm and massage thoroughly into dry hair and scalp. If your hair is long, you may need to use more.

Wrap your hair in towel and leave on for 20-30 minutes. Shampoo as normal and follow with your regular conditioner.

This is wonderful treatment for Dry hair or Fine hair. I personally use this and my hair turns bouncy and smells great. You can keep oil overnight, if you prefer but then it will stain your pillow.

Sandalwood shower gel for Dry skin:

You will need:

  • Soap flakes or even 1 Grated Bar
  • 6 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Glycerin
  • 15 drops of Sandalwood essential oil

Microwave or double boil Grated soap and Water, It will turn frothy. Cool down and whisk it a bit and add Glycerin and essential oil. Pour in your Old shower gel bottle and store. Use it as you use any other shower gel. This is a mild skin and body cleanser, the glycerin is hydrating and Sandalwood has soothing and lightening effect on skin. This is ideal to be used by all skin types in summer. This shower gel does not cost much and is easy to make. You can use Rose essential oil, Cedar wood oil for Normal and Oily skin respectively.

Aromatherapy Natural Hair conditioner for Dry hair:

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp. Jojoba Oil
  • 2-3 drops of Rosemary essential oil

Combine the oils in a bowl. After you shampoo, apply the conditioning blend on your hair ends. Let it sit on your hair for 15-30 minutes. Then, wash your hair as normal. Jojoba and rosemary are helpful for dry hair. Rosemary Essential Oil is also helpful in aiding dandruff so if you have dry scalp you can use it on scalp too. It is not harmful like chemical based hair conditioners.

Aromatherapy  Geranium Lavender Face-mask for Oily skin:

You will need:

  • 1 Tbsp. Fullers earth
  • 2 drops of Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops of Lavender essential oil
  • Warm Water to make paste

Make a smooth paste of Fullers earth and warm water; make sure there should be no lumps. Add essential oils after the mixture is slightly cool and stir well. Apply a layer of this mask on your face and neck, and wash off when it dries off. Geranium essential oil balances oily skin’s sebum production, promotes skin’s elasticity and circulation. It has antibacterial properties that aid in healing which can be of great benefit if you suffer from acne prone skin. Lavender essential oil revitalizes and tones oily skin.

Aromatherapy not only works wonder for skin and hair but also lifts up moods, calms mind and assures sound sleep. It balances peace of Body, mind and skin even if used in face mask or cleansers.
Do you follow Aromatherapy for skincare and hair care? Do leave your comments.

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