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Skin Care with Aromatherapy

Essential oils can be used to treat blemishes or acne, or can be used in face masks or washes to balance and tone healthy skin. As a general rule, do not to exceed ten drops of total essential oils per ointment, and try to keep it around five for maximum effectiveness. Please read all the warnings at the bottom before using.

Aromatherapy for Acne Medication: 8 drops tea tree * 6 drops bergamot * 4 drops lavender: in .75 oz of jojoba oil. Apply to face every evening, massaging around, not on, the pimple. Mix recipe with cream for daytime use (do not go into sun while using). Add a few drops of carrot oil to the mixture after sking has cleared to reduce spotting from previous breakouts.

Aromatherapy for Dry Skin Wash: 10 drops sandalwood oil * 10 drops bois de rose oil * 10 drops lavender oil: in 2 tablespoons of avocado.

Aromatherapy for Hair Treatment: 2 drops rosemary oil * 1 drops lavender oil * 1 drops bay oil: in 20 ml olive oil. Use as a scalp massage, or apply to hair, cover for half an hour, and shampoo as usual.

Aromatherapy for Problem Skin Wash: 10 drops myrrh oil * 10 drops palmarosa oil * 10 d frankincense oil: in 1 tablespoon of Borage and 1 tablespoon of flaxseed.

Aromatherapy for Reviving Face Mask: 2 drops petitgrain oil * 2 drops lemon oil * 2 drops ylang ylang oil: in 20 ml of iced water. Mix with enough crushed almonds to make a paste. Apply as a face mask. Let dry, then rinse off.

Aromatherapy for Suncare Blend: 14 drops lavender oil * 1 drops peppermint oil: in 4-8 oz. of cold water. Use in an atomizer on sunny days, spritzing yourself as needed.

Precautions for using essential oils:

Oils which are not suitable for home use include, but are not restricted to: cinnamon, clove, hyssop, and sage.

Oils which should not be used during pregnancy include, but are not restricted to: basil, clove, cinnamon, fennel, hyssop, juniper, marjoram, myrrh, peppermint, rosemary, sage, and white thyme.

Oils which should not be used for steam facials include, but are not restricted to: bay, clary sage, ginger, juniper, pine, and tea tree.

Oils which are photosynthesizing include, but are not restricted to: lemon, bergamot, lime, and orange. Do not go out into the sun for at least two hours after applying these oils to your skin.

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