Homemade Aromatherapy Cleanser Recipe
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
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
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
Have you used essential oils for the skin before?
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.
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
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A fabulous supplier of high quality essential oils and other products such as dark glass bottles. Great information on all the oils, waters and other natural products.
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.
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
- 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.
- 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!
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 ~
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