When talking of aromatherapy many men and women consider its odor or odor which clearly factors into several aromatherapy products, but aromatherapy also has many applications in skin care too. Essential oils do not have to only smell great, they need to be able to do some good for you personally.
It has been traditionally used for its curative properties throughout the ages. Many people don’t understand the fantastic benefits that essential oils play in the regime of skin care. Aromatherapy treatments can be quite helpful for all sorts of skin care needs. There are skin care treatments for aging skin, dry skin, oily skin, normal skin, sensitive skin, Thread veins and broken capillaries, eczema, and acne, just to mention a few.
They can also be perfect for hair care and body lotions etc. but that is another subject.
When choosing essential oils for aromatherapy remedies for skin care we will need to choose the right essential oil in addition to the proper carrier oil. Many people do not understand that the carrier oil which is used to diffuse essential oils in aromatherapy are equally important to their skincare plan as is the authentic essential oil they’re choosing. Also it must be said that the dilution rate for skin care oils to the face are much lower than you’d use if you’re creating a bath oil. A excellent aromatherapy course will teach you these basic rules.
For instance, we wouldn’t choose a heavy oil like wheatgerm or borage oil when we were creating a skin care recipe for oily skin, but when we had been creating the skin care treatment for dry or aging skin then it would be very practical indeed.
Essential Oils for Acne
They could include such essential oils as Tea Tree, Lavender, Lemon and Geranium in a carrier oil of Grapeseed oil. A fantastic toner for acne or oily skin could be Orange Flower Water or witch hazel that have very good astringent qualities. Therefore a fantastic skincare recipe for Acne is to mix 1 drop of Tea Tree Oil, 1 drop of Lavender, 1 drop of Lemon and one drop of Geranium into 15 ml of Grapeseed oil. We would then heat the oil by rotating the jar of our mixture between our palms. This won’t only warm the oil slightly but help to combine the essential oils correctly. We don’t shake essential oils, we combine them.
If on the other hand we had been creating a skincare treatment for aging skin then we would use another carrier oil, such as Jojoba, Apricot Kernel, day Primrose, Peach Kernel, Rosehip Seed, Sweet Almond, Avocado, Hazelnut, Borage or Wheatgerm. These carrier oils are good for dry, aging skin.
Borage and Wheatgerm oil are rather heavy and stronger smelling than the other oils mentioned, but very beneficial for this particular skin type so that it would be a fantastic idea to use just a small quantity of the to a pleasant smelling carrier oil such as Sweet Almond oil or Apricot Kernel.
Dry Skin Care
The Essential Oils we would use for a skincare remedy for Dry and Aging skin would consist of different oils than we used for the Oily and Acne prone skin. In this case we could select from a number of great essential oils. For our purposes let us select Carrot Seed, Patchouli and Geranium. (I personally like to use Rose Geranium since the odor is more agreeable to my preferences ). Therefore in 13 ml of Sweet Almond oil or Apricot Kernel Oil we’d add 1 tsp of Borage Oil and 1 tsp of Wheatgerm oil bring the total of our Carrier oil base to 15 ml. Then we would add 1 drop Carrot Seed Oil, 1 Drop of Patchouli and two drops of Geranium. Blend well and heat between your palms before applying this to your face. Voila, you’ve made your own facial treatment. Congratulations!
Many people do not understand that aromatherapy is not merely about blending essential oils, but also having the knowledge of how to combine the carrier oils together. Choosing the correct carrier oil for the specific skin care therapy is also vital. This is why I always recommend that individuals that are interested in Aromatherapy find a fantastic course that will explain these important things to them.
If you wish to learn how to look after your body naturally then you should really invest in a excellent aromatherapy class where you can learn in detail how to blend not just essential oils but the carrier oils which go with them. This way you’ll be on your way to learning the correct methods for proper natural skincare treatments.