As you’ve seen in the past I’ve been experimenting with essential oils and seeing ow they can help us in our daily life. I’ve used them to diffuse in reception at work, and we have currently been using the two holiday scents Holiday Peace and Holiday Joy. I’ve also made a bathroom cleaner which doubles as an air freshener and I have also used them for aches and pains, sleepless nights and nightmares too.
I wanted to write about a few skincare ideas and give you a couple of recipes for you to try now or in the new year. Especially if you’re looking for easy, natural skincare.
To make your own face serum you will need a small bottle of carrier oil – such as jojoba, coconut, sweet almond, grapeseed.
Normal: lavender, frankincense, geranium
Dry: geranium, lavender, myrrh, patchouli, rose, frankincense, ylang ylang, cedarwood, clary sage, Roman chamomile, sandalwood, jasmine
Non-Cystic Acne: geranium, cedarwood, lavender, patchouli, tea tree, rose, Roman chamomile, lemongrass, rosemary
Sensitive: helichrysum, lavender, rose, jasmine, geranium, frankincense, sandalwood
Oily: frankincense, geranium, lavender, patchouli, tea tree, ylang ylang, clary sage, Roman chamomile, cypress, peppermint, rosemary, sandalwood
Mature: rose, frankincense, myrrh, helichrysum, sandalwood, geranium, lavender, patchouli, cypress, jasmine, rosemary, ylang ylang
Depending on what condition your skin is in and what you want to achieve mix 20 drops total into the oil and shake for at least 30 seconds before using; it is best to have the oil in a bottle that has a dropper as a lid.
These serums last for quite a long time and you only need a little for it to go a long way. The ideal time to use your serum is before bed after you have cleaned your face and neck. Massage upwards with your finger tips to make sure all the oils absorb. You’ll notice a difference after a few weeks and you’ll find you will have softer skin too.
If you’re interested in getting some oils click here and get your shopping done before Christmas.