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August 3, 2015

21 Essential Oils for Skin Care Aromatherapy

When it comes to growing older, we find our skin losing its elasticity and gaining wrinkles. It loses its brilliance and it gets harder to keep it hydrated and healthy. But don’t worry, there is hope! This is the section on using essential oils for skin, especially for mature skin.


Mature skin tends to become drier. Character lines start to show, though they aren’t always appreciated. The body normally produces hormones that keep the skin supple and radiant and these hormones decrease as we get older. The skin produces less and less natural moisturizers. While it varies from one person to the next when your skin starts to show age, it is never too soon to start preventative measures.

Sensitive skin is often a result of harsh conditions — commercial soaps, too much sun, certain cosmetic materials, etc.  You’ll want to use gentle essential oils for skin like the Chamomiles, Lavender, Neroli, and Rose and pay attention to how they make you feel.

Best Essential Oils for Skin Care

Points of interest

  1. When cleaning your skin, use the types of cleaners that fit with your skin type — oily, dry, or normal. You may have to adjust as time goes by.
  2. A quick and easy way to help rejuvenate your skin is to take a capsule of Vitamin E, break it open and smooth the oil into your skin at night before going to bed.

Recipes

Always test on a small part of your skin first before using all over your face or body. Please be sure your skin can handle the blend before being covered in it.

Creamy Scrub Cleanser

Mash peach until smooth. Mix all ingredients together with the peach to form a very creamy paste. If too thin, add more ground oats; if too thick, add more cream. Allow to thicken 1 minute. Massage scrub into face and throat. Allow the mixture to remain on your face for approximately 5 minutes. Rinse with warm water. Follow with a moisturizer.

Gentle Exfoliating Scrub

Mix all dry ingredients and add essential oil. Put in a 16 ounce container with a lid. Close lid tightly. Let sit for 24 hours before using. Combine 1 tablespoon of scrub with enough filtered water to make a thick paste. Gently massage in circular motions over your face and neck. Rinse with warm water. Use 3 times a week.

Basic Facial Steam

Steep the herbs for 5 – 10 minutes, covered. Remove lid and add essential oils, leaving the herbs in the water. Use a towel to make a tent over the pot or bowl and steam your face for up to 10 minutes. Strain the herbs and save the tea to use as a final rinse water at the end of facial.

Toner for Dry or Mature Skin

Combine the ingredients and shake well before every use.

Fennel Seed and Honey Toner

Combine and store in a  clean jar. Can use full strength or diluted with 2 tablespoons Distilled Water. Great for smoothing and tightening skin.

Astringent

Wash face thoroughly. Apply formula with a cotton ball to face and allow to dry before you apply a moisturizer.

Skin Moisturizer

Combine all ingredients into a dark colored, glass bottle. Wash skin thoroughly and massage a portion of the formula into your skin. Apply daily.

Mature Skin Moisturizer

Combine all ingredients into a dark colored, glass bottle. Wash skin thoroughly and massage a portion of the formula into your skin. Apply daily.

Facial Moisturizer

Apply entire formula to face and massage gently using upward strokes. Use around eyes as close as you can tolerate it.

Eye Moisturizer

Place the cocoa butter, lanolin, and wheatgerm oil in a double boiler. Melt ingredients together over a very low heat for 15 minutes. When they have melted, add the essential oil and remove from heat, stirring frequently. Transfer to a sterile jar and cover when cool. Put a dab of cream on each middle finger and massage them around the eye sockets, working over then under the eyes, from the inside to the outside. (Don’t put on eyelid.) Leave to absorb overnight.

Last of All,

What do you like to do? Are there any essential oils for skin care that you use? How do you like to treat your skin to keep it soft, supple, and healthy? Please share in the comment section below.

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radiant-essence.org | March 9, 2017 | Reply

I never knew that aromatherapy oils could be used in so many ways to help your skin. My face gets dry easily, so an exfoliating scrub sounds great. I’ll have to buy some oil and try out your recipe.

Leviticus Bennett | March 28, 2017 | Reply