ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Essential Oil Facials

Updated on November 9, 2010

Essential Oil Facials

Everyone wants to have young looking, clear, and flawless skin, right?  Well, sad to say, no one is blessed with flawless skin.  We all had porcelain skin when we were still babies, but the texture and quality of our skin change as we mature.  The skin becomes more prone to pimples when the age of puberty comes.  There are also who are still suffering from acne and blemishes and the conditions worsen when they are under stress.  The most common cause of rough, zit-infested skin is the stuck-up toxins and dirt living in the skin pores.  Those unsightly skin growths can be attributed to stress, problems, etc.  Purification through essential oil facials can be a great way to remove the dirt and toxins found in one’s skin.

Methods of Application

Pure essential oils are known for their innumerable therapeutic benefits.  Remember that no essential oil can be applied to the skin neat.  2.5% is the standard dilution of pure essential oils.  It is equivalent to 15 drops of essential oil.  You can also make a synergistic blend, a term called for the dilution of the essential oil(s) to carrier oil. 

You can look at some books or search the Internet if you have no idea about mixing the blends properly.  It would be better if you have an idea how to mix the blends properly so that you can make an effective synergistic blend.

Facial Massage 1/2

Facial Massage 2/2

Aromatherapy Massage

The most accepted way of administering the essential oils is through the practice of aromatherapy massage.  You mix your chosen blend or oil into your choice of carrier when you decide to use aromatherapy massage.  The gentleness and warmth of the aromatherapy massage, together with the soothing and calming scents of the essential oils make it very relaxing and enjoyable for the one who is being massaged.  Aromatherapy massages can relieve tension, alleviate stress and relax strained muscles. 

From a Scientific Point of View

The usual path that essential oils take to relieve the body of stress and other ailments is through the olfactory system.  When one breathes in the aromatic chemicals composed of natural essences of the oils, the blood-brain barrier and the central nervous system are affected. 

Ever since time immemorial, aromatherapists believed that essential oils enter the skin deeper through massage and gentle kneading.  Nevertheless, there are still aromatherapists that also believe that essential oils can also enter the body effectively by inhalation.

Beauty Masks & Spa Treatment : How to Use Essential Oils in Homemade Facial Masks

Caring for the Skin Using Essential Oils

If you are very conscious about your skin, you can make your own facial steam using essential oils.  Simply mix 5 drops of the essential oil of your choice in a pint of water.  If you have a facial steamer at home, you can also add the essential oil inside the facial steamer.  If you want to make your own facial mask at home, simply mix egg, honey, moistened clay, mashed avocado, oatmeal and other organic ingredients known to promote beautiful skin.  Mix a few drops of rosemary or chamomile on the mixture that you have already prepared and apply the mush on your skin.  Let it dry for a few minutes and then rinse it off with soap and water. 

Facial Spa at Home

Having a facial at a spa or beauty salon can be quite expensive, so knowing how to do treat yourself to a facial at home using essential oils is a wonderful thing.  You simply have to remember three simple things in facial care: you should cleanse, tone and moisturize your skin (in that specific order).

Stimulating the Skin Through Dry Brushing

You can stimulate the lymphatic system and the skin by using a bath brush with natural bristles.  Add 3 to 5 drops of essential oil on the brush and then brush the bristles with oil  on your skin.  Make sure that your brushing direction starts from your extremities towards your heart.  Just brush with light strokes; there’s no need for you to use forceful brushing especially when you have sensitive skin. 

Other Uses for Essential Oils

If you are stressed after a hard day’s work, take a relaxing and soothing bath by dropping 10 drops of essential oil in your bath tub or in your body wash.  You can also add a small amount of milk, cream or honey to make your bath time more pleasant.

You can also use essential oils when you are having menstrual cramps and strained muscles.  They are known to release muscle tension, making you relieved from the pain that your feeling.

Natural Beauty Products & Skin Care Tips : How to Give a Facial Massage with Organic Products

Spritz Your Stress Away

You can make your own facial and body spritzer using essential oils rather than buy those artificial facial mists in the market.  Aside from being expensive, they are also loaded with chemicals that can ruin your skin in the long run.

You can use Polysorbate 20 to easily dissolve the essential oils of your choice.  The number of drops or the amount of essential oil that you mix with water and carrier oil will greatly depend on your chosen container.  You can use your prepared sprtizer on your face, to refresh yourself or to freshen up a room.

Essential Oil Facials During Bath Time

You can also give your face a treat when you take a bath.  Simply mix the essential oil of your choice in a bowl of oatmeal, and leave it on while you are soaking yourself in the tub.

If you’re lucky enough to own a Jacuzzi, simply add 5 drops of essential oil and swish the water until the oil becomes evenly distributed.  Just be careful in using oils in your bath tub or Jacuzzi because some have reported that some oils can bring damage to plastic plumbing.

The samples mentioned above are just some of benefits and uses of essential oils.  Purification through essential oil facials, whether by topical application, steaming or inhalation will help you acquire younger-looking and flawless skin as well as feel a sense of calmness and serenity after a difficult and stressful day at work.

Essential Oil DVDs on Amazon

Comments

Submit a Comment

No comments yet.

working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)