List Of Essential Oils To Use In Home-Made Organic Facial Cleansers

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Some while ago I was shopping online for organic cosmetics, but I gave up the idea since it's quite hard to settle on a cosmetic product without actually testing it. You need to sense the smell, test it if it feels good on your skin and finally, whether it's fit to solve your skin problems. Having this in mind I changed my google search and I looked for home-made organic cosmetic recipes.


The whole idea of making my own organic cosmetics seemed a lot of fun and a great way to get fresh, healthy and organic products. The fundamental ingredients are herbal essential oils, with effective skin healing properties. Basically, you add some drops of essential oil to unperfumed lotion or cream and blend them properly. I enjoyed using essential oils in steam baths, not only for their great skin benefits but for their relaxing properties. However, a very important thing to remember is to make sure you are using an essential oil that will fit your skin condition entirely.

Following, is a list of essential oils with skin healing properties that can benefit different skin types and conditions. To find out exactly how a certain essential oil can enhance and treat your skin just read some info on the plant it was made from. For instance, Chamomile is a plant that does wonders for the skin. It does wonders with a dry or sensitive skin, and it is widely used within the cosmetic industry.

So, if you are lucky enough to enjoy a normal skin type then you can use an essential oil made from Lavender, Palmarosa, Patchouli, Chamomile, Rose, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine and Pot Marigold. However, if you are troubled with an oily skin, then you'll absolutely enjoy the way organic cosmetics feel. With commercially available skin products it's quite tricky to actually come across a lotion that clears your skin effectively, without leaving it dry. So, for oily skin consider essential oils such as Cedarwood, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Juniper, Lime, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang. To treat a dry skin condition you can enjoy a cleanser or a steam bath with the following essential oils: Chamomile, Lavender, Carrot, Geranium, Rose and Sandalwood. I bet you agree that having a sensitive skin is the worst. It feels horrible and the reddish spots are not enhacing your beauty at all. Generally recommended are Chamomile, Lavender and Rose oils. Another great home-made organic treatment for sensitive skin is a face lotion made from milk and honey. Essentially you will have to blend two spoons of milk with two spoons of honey and then apply the mixture and leave it work its wonders for a while, then wash it off with warm water. I usually feel relief after the first use.

A very good guide is the Sensual Aromatherapy book, written by Nitya Lacroix with Sakina Bowhay, published by Carlton Book in 1995 and 2001.

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