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Homemade Aromatherapy Cleanser Recipe

Updated on March 17, 2015
A Homemade Aromatherapy Cleanser Recipe is quick and easy to make.
A Homemade Aromatherapy Cleanser Recipe is quick and easy to make. | Source

Essential Oils are the real heart and soul of Aromatherapy.

Homemade Skin care products are one of the many beneficial ways we should be incorporating Aromatherapy into our homes

. I first became interested in Aromatherapy when a good friend who is also a fellow beauty therapist, did a course on it and was using the oils in many treatments at her salon.

At first I used essential oils for deep tissue massage which I found to be extremely beneficial as the oils are quickly absorbed through the skin and into the lymphatic system.

They then enter the bloodstream and start working their magic, be it for anti-fatigue, relieving tension or reducing Inflammation to name just a few.

Chamomile Essential Oil

chamomile is soothing and calming to the skin. Ideal for treating psoriasis and eczema.
chamomile is soothing and calming to the skin. Ideal for treating psoriasis and eczema. | Source
Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Bodycare for Every Body
Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Bodycare for Every Body

With over 450 recipes for natural answers to face products, deodorants, sunburn, menopause, pregnancy, aftershave, cologne, pain relief and even diaper rash to name a few, this book is an excellent buy for anyone interested in going the natural route.

 

Natural Skin Care ~

Making up your own lotions and potions for the skin ticks every box in my opinion.

It’s a win win all around for your skin, your pocket and is easy, fun and rewarding to make your own luxury products, when you follow simple recipe instructions.

A cleanser is the first step in a skin care routine and important for everyone including teens, men and women.

Why use an Aromatherapy recipe I hear you say!

Well the main benefits are:


  • They have healing qualities.
  • They smell divine, because they are all natural and not synthetic.
  • They are practical.
  • They save you money.
  • They are rewarding to body and mind.
  • They are totally natural and free of harmful chemicals, fillers and synthetic ingredients.
  • You can use them in every type of homemade skin care product, hair product, in house cleaners, as massage oil, in perfume, as diffusers and in candle making which makes them extremely versatile and effective natural ingredients.

Aromatherapy Spa Set

diffusers, incense sticks and fragrance candles are all ways of inhaling essential oils that can be beneficial to our well being.
diffusers, incense sticks and fragrance candles are all ways of inhaling essential oils that can be beneficial to our well being. | Source

Essential Oil Facts ~

Essential Oils are tiny molecules of oil that are taken from flowers, stems, leaves, roots of trees, shrubs, grasses and herbs.

Essential Oil is the true essence of the plant.

A huge number of flowers for example are needed to produce the smallest drop of oil hence why it is so concentrate.

A drop or two is often sufficient for using in a cleanser considering there are literally millions of molecules in one drop of essential oil.

The fact that the molecules are so tiny makes their absorption through the skin so easy and it is easily inhaled into the respiratory tract and lungs too.

Aromatherapy is Essential Oils

aromatherapy is about using natural oils to improve body and mind.
aromatherapy is about using natural oils to improve body and mind. | Source

Have you used essential oils for the skin before?

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Which Essential Oil is Best for Me?

Knowing which essential oil is best can be daunting as there are quite a number.

Here I have broken them down into different skin types to make life easier for you!

Normal or Combination Skin ~

Chamomile, Orange, Lavender, Rose Geranium, Ylang Ylang, Petitgrain and Palmarosa.

Sensitive Skin~

Chamomile, Jasmine, Rose, Lavender, Neroli and Vetiver.

Dry Skin ~

Sandalwood, Chamomile, Ylang Ylang, Rose, Rose Geranium, Vetiver, Patchouli, Jasmine and Palmarosa.

Damaged Skin ~

Lavender, Jasmine, Chamomile, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Rose and Neroli

Mature Skin ~

Helichrysum, Frankincense, Palmarosa, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood and Vetiver.

Oily or Acne Prone Skin ~

Bergamot, Cypress, Eucalyptus, Jasmine, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Grapefruit, Patchouli, Petitgrain, Rose Geranium, Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang and Sandalwood.

Psoriasis and Eczema ~

Chamomile, Cedarwood, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose and Palmarosa.

Lavender Essential Oil

one of the most widely used and beneficial essential oils.
one of the most widely used and beneficial essential oils. | Source

Aromatherapy Cleanser ~

An effective and gentle skin cleanser suitable for daily use on most skin types but particularly good for normal or combination skins. Lavender and Geranium are excellent in maintaining the correct balance of oil production in the skin. Rosewater cleanses, stimulates cell renewal and has moisturizing qualities. Vegetable Glycerin is a natural skin softener.

Ingredients:

1/3 cup (90 ml) Lavender or Rose hydrosol (Lavender or Rose water)

1/3 cup (90 ml) Rose Geranium hydrosol (Rose Geranium water)

1 tbsp Vegetable Glycerine

8 drops Lavender Essential Oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

1 drop Rose Geranium Essential Oil

You Will Need:

8 oz (250 ml) dark glass bottle

Method:

  • Pour all your ingredients into the sterile dark glass jar or PET plastic bottle.
  • Give the cleanser a good shake and leave for 24 hours to infuse together.

To Apply:

  • Make sure all the hair is pulled off the face and secured with a hairband, hair clips or a shower cap.
  • Dampen the skin slightly with lukewarm water and apply cleanser to the skin massaging in well.
  • Avoid the eye area.
  • Remove with warm water and pat the skin dry.
  • Follow with your regular moisturizer or try a homemade Aromatherapy moisturizer for a change!

Tips:

The container is extremely important. Essential Oils are not suitable for regular plastic container as they can erode the plastic and absorb the harmful chemicals.

You can replace one or all the hydrosols with another type of floral water such as Sandalwood, Chamomile, Calendula or Helichrysum.

Do not store your essential oils or homemade aromatherapy recipes in the bathroom which may seem obvious. Moist damp conditions will affect the oils and you are better to keep them in the fridge.

Care needs to be taken when using the oils as they may harm the skin if not applied with a carrier oil, due to their high potency.

Author Info ~

Information on the author, her bio and full body of works available @Suzie HQ

Credit to homesteadbound ~

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      LucyLiu12 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

      Hi Suzie! After reading your great articles, I think you would be the one to know how I can turn all these bars of lovely smelling soap I have laying around into liquid hand soap? Or how to make the liquid soap from scratch with essential oils?

      Thanks,

      LucyLiu12

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Lucy,

      Many thanks for this visit and delighted you enjoyed so much. Yes you can make liquid soap and I will post over a recipe or two I found for you. You can use bits of leftover bars of soap too. You will have fun I'm sure with this one and maybe a hub out of it!!!! I'l email on the forum for you!!

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      Rachael Cleveland 4 years ago from Woodbridge, VA

      Great hub, Suzie! I love that it wasn't just one recipe but multiple ones with suggestions for different needs (sensitive skin over here). Beautiful and well-organized, too. :)

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Rachel,

      Hope all is good, appreciate your comments here! I love smells from essential oils and love using them in beauty products. Thanks again!!

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      Paula 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Suzie....I just want you to know, that I think your hubs on herbal products/natural remedies that can be made at home, are all so great and helpful.

      Safer, less expensive products are always preferable. It takes a little time, but they are well worth it. You should consider your own line of facial products and cosmetics!. ....."Suzie's Save your Money, Time and Skin"........UP+++

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Paula,

      It is great to know you find all these DIY beauty tips and recipes useful and I have certainly had fun putting them together. Would love to make my own range so you never know!! Love the title, the cog wheels are turning now Paula!!! Many thanks for your lovely comments and thoughts, I always look forward to your gems of wisdom!! Appreciate your votes! :-)

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      I have all these ingredients right at my fingertips. My skin is very sensitive to soaps and I've always used a liquid cleanser I have to bring all the way from the States, so I hope this homemade cleanser works well for me. Can't wait to try it. Thanks so much!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vespa,

      I am sure you will find this wonderful and relaxing and not an ingredient needed - there's a REAL chef, who has all her ingredients ready to use!! LOL Keep me posted, love to hear how you get on! Many thanks as always for your input :-)

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      Riviera Rose 4 years ago from South of France

      Love this - I buy essential oils and then am never quite sure what to do with them bar sprinkling them on pot pourri - I've bookmarked this for future use. Up and beautiful.

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi Riviera Rose, what a lovely name, avatar pic and from the french Riviera?? Nice one!! Thanks so much for stopping by. Many of my homemade skincare and beauty recipes use essential oils so it may give you some more ideas of benefiting from these great oils. Appreciate your votes,and thumbs up here!! If you need any more info do let me know, happy to help.

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      viveresperando 4 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

      I so love Aromatherapy and really loved reading this. Great share!

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi viveresperando,

      Many thanks for your visit and interest. I love aromatherapy and the benefits it has on our wellness. Delighted you enjoyed this cleanser!

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      Peggy Woods 24 months ago from Houston, Texas

      I have only used essential oils like Riviera Rose does and to also dab on old fashioned light bulbs on occasion. Would be interesting to make up my own facial cleansers using the essential oils. Thanks for all of the information regarding the uses of the various types.

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      Kristen Howe 24 months ago from Northeast Ohio

      Suzanne, this was a great hub. I'm really interesting into aromatherapy and this is a good place to start. Maybe I can find some time this summer to get started. Voted up for interesting!

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      Akriti Mattu 22 months ago from Shimla, India

      woww this is so useful :)

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      Audrey Hunt 7 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      I had no idea essential oils could be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. Wow! As a true believe in aromatherapy I'm thrilled to learn this.

      I use tea tree cleansing pads for my face and have dry skin. Is this ok to continue using?

      Thanks Suzie. Great hub!

      Audrey

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      Suzanne Ridgeway 7 months ago from Dublin, Ireland

      Hi vocalcoach, Thanks so much for reading and great to hear from you. Tea Tree has more disinfectant qualities and used more for oily skin for drying up pimples, spots and excessive oil production and can be drying so I would think if you have dry skin the tea tree cleanse pads may dry out the skin unnecessarily.

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