Three Quick and Easy Aromatherapy Recipes for Skincare

Posted on: March 2nd, 2015 by
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Aromatherapy Recipes for Skincare: Photo Credit, Fotolia

Aromatherapy Recipes for Skincare: Photo Credit, Fotolia

Spring is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before you will be exposing parts of your skin to the elements, after a cozy winter beneath layers of clothing! Make sure that your skin is ready for the season ahead with these three quick and easy aromatherapy recipes. Enjoy!

Spring-Ready Moisturizing Balm for Lips

Lips often need protection from the elements all year long; winter-drying winds and summer sun can cause damage to unprotected lips. Although sunscreen is always recommended for any prolonged period of exposure to the sun, this moisturizing balm can help to keep lips kissable and ready-to-go at any time!

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz beeswax

  • 0.5 oz cocoa butter

  • 0.5 oz shea butter

  • 1 oz jojoba oil

  • 60 drops of lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

  • Recipe makes 20 x 0.15 oz lip balm (tubes)

Instructions for Making:

  • Melt the beeswax, cocoa butter, and shea butter in a Pyrex container on the stove, using the bain marie method

  • Add jojoba oil

  • Stir

  • Take off the heat

  • Add essential oil

  • Stir

  • Pour into lip balm tubes and allow to set before using.

More extensive instructions and information on each ingredient can be found in the Sedona Aromatherapie Basic Butters, Balms, Creams, and Lotions Course and the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy Course.

Moisturizing Cream for the Face

Your face is exposed to the weather all year long, but if you are suffering from “winter skin,” here is a quick recipe that will add a little bit of extra moisture.

Ingredients:

  • 4 oz unscented cream base*

  • 7 drops geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) essential oil

  • 9 drops palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii var. martinii) essential oil

* use an unscented cream base from a reputable aromatherapy supplier – or make your own with the Sedona Aromatherapie Basic Butters, Balms, Creams, and Lotions Course and the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy Course.

  • Recipe makes 4 oz moisturizing cream: Dilution is kept very low for use on the face and those with skin sensitivities. Individual circumstances may dictate a different dilution.

Instructions for Making:

  • Add the essential oils to the unscented cream base and mix together.

Summer-Ready Aromatherapy Foot Scrub

Late spring and early summer is usually the first time your feet have seen the outdoor elements for many months. Get the skin on your feet ready for exposure with this aromatherapy foot scrub!

Ingredients:

  • 2.5 oz demerara sugar

  • 0.5 oz Dead Sea salts

  • 0.5 oz Himalayan pink salts (fine grain)

  • 0.5 oz pomegranate seed oil

  • 12 drops spearmint (Mentha spicata) essential oil

  • 10 drops lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) essential oil

  • 7 drops jasmine (Jasminum officinale) essential oil

  • Recipe makes 4 oz scrub

  • Combine the sugar with the salts

  • Stir in the pomegranate seed oil

  • Add the essential oils and stir

  • Store in a water-proof container.

More extensive instructions and information on each ingredient can be found in the Sedona Aromatherapie Certification in Professional Aromatherapy Course.

Note on Essential Oil Safety

The essential oils used in the above recipes are generally safe to use with a healthy adult. However, individual circumstances vary. In addition, consult a certified aromatherapist for use with babies and children, in pregnancy, with the elderly, and with certain health conditions BEFORE using. Do not apply essential oils undiluted to the skin in any circumstances. Check dilution rates for your specific circumstances.

These are just a few of the general guidelines associated with essential oil safety; consult a certified aromatherapist for more advice.

Learn How to Make Aromatherapy Products with Sedona Aromatherapie

If you would like to learn how to make these aromatherapy products, and more, consider taking one of the home study Sedona Aromatherapie aromatherapy courses. Visit the courses home page to learn more!

References:

  • Author is a UK-certified aromatherapist, an aromatherapy business owner, a NAHA approved aromatherapy educator, published aromatherapy author, and Chief Editor of the NAHA Aromatherapy Journal.

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