Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is an ancient science to make use of natural essential oils and natural oils, in order to improve your health, to cure some illnesses, or to awaken certain capacities.

Base oils

Almond oil:  this oil has a thick consistence, but it can be used as it is or in combination with a easier vegetable oil, like for example grape seeds oil or sun flower oil.

The almond oil contains a lot of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin E. It is suitable for all skin types.

Avocado oil: it is a nutritious oil with a high rate of vitamins, proteins, lecithin and etheric fat acids. It is rather thick and works better when combined with easier oil mixtures. It is specially fit for aged, wrinkled, dry and wounded skin.

Grape seeds oil: it is a good choice for massage mixtures, because it has a thin consistence and the skin absorbs it very easily and therefore it is good for all skin types. This oil is odorless and it gets even better when combined with nutritious oils, like almond.

Jojoba oil: it is rich in vitamin E. It can be used alone or in combination with other base oils. It fits all skin types.

Olive oil: it is a nutritious oil that contains vitamin E and is excellent in treating wounded, dry or rough skin. It is not so popular in aroma massage, because of its thick consistence and strong smell. But it is very good for treating dry skin or as a hand cream.

Sun-flower oil: this oil is popular in massage therapy. It’s thin consistence implies that it can be used alone or mixed with thicker oils.

Wheat germ oil: it is an antioxidant oil. If you add it in a small amount in a basic oil mixture, it keeps it fresh. It is especially beneficial for aged or dry skin, because it is very rich in vitamin E.

 Keep the essential oil in dark glass bottles, away from sun light and if possible in a cool place. Put always the lid back as soon as you used them.

 Patch test: you need to test the oils before using them. Put a drop of essential oil on a cotton-wool pad and rub it gently on a small skin area on the inside of your arm. Do not wash it for 24 hours. If it itches, turns red or shows any other symptom of allergy, do not use that oil.

 

The most fitted essential oils for all skin types:

Normal skin: frankincense, geranium, jasmine, lavender, palmarosa, patchouli, camomile, rose, sandal tree.

Fat skin: bergamot, cedar tree, cypress, frankincense, geranium, grapefruit, juniper, lemon, ylang-ylang.

Dry skin: carrot, camomile, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, sandal tree.

Aged skin: carrot, cypress, frankincense, geranium, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, rose, rose tree

Mixed skin: geranium, lavender, jasmine, palmarosa, rose.

Pimple skin: bergamot, cedar tree, juniper berry, lavender, patchouli, tea shrub.

Rough skin:  benzoin, carrot, geranium, lavender, patchouli.

Sensitive skin: camomile, lavender, neroli, rose.

 If essential oils are used regularly in skin care, dilute them a bit. The real dilution is 1 tsp base oil or lotion without perfume and 1 drop of essential oil.

 

BEAUTY TREATMENT

 RECIPE 1

Rose water for skin without make-up

Add 5 drops of one of the following essential oils in 5 tsp of distilled water: rose, camomile, neroli and lavender.

Close the bottle properly and shake it well until the oil and the water blends.

RECIPE 2

Cleanser for made-up skin

 d to 1 tsp of cleaning milk or lotion without perfume:

For fat skin: 1 drop juniper berry

For dry skin: 1 drop palmarosa

For normal skin: 1 drop lavender

For aged skin: 1 drop rose, or chamomile, or carrot.

Shake the content well every time before use.

 

STEAM TREATMENT

 

RECIPE 1

Normal to dry skin

Sandal tree, camomile.

You put in a bowl with boiling water:

2 drops of sandal tree oil and 3 drops of camomile. Put a towel over your head so that the steam is kept under it. Close your eyes and enjoy, 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water after the treatment and dry it with a towel. Use then a moisturizing cream.

 

RECIPE 2

Normal till fat skin

Juniper berry, geranium

Put in a bowl with boiling water:

2 drops juniper berry and 3 drops geranium.

Put a towel over your head so that the steam is kept under it. Close your eyes and enjoy, 3 to 5 minutes. Rinse your face with cold water after the treatment and dry it with a towel. Use then a moisturizing cream.

 

FACIAL MASKS

 

RECIPE 1

Normal to dry skin

Add to a mashed banana 2 tsp of oatmeal and rose water so it becomes a porridge. Put the mask on and avoid the sensitive area around the eyes. Let it on for 10-20 minutes. Wash it away then and use a moisturizing cream.

 

RECIPE 2

Normal to fat skin

Geranium, lemon.

Use ½ cup with a blending of yogurt and crossed oats that is like a thick mixture, add 1 tsp of warmed honey, 1 drop geranium and 1 drop lemon oil.

Put the mask on and avoid the sensitive area around the eyes. Let it on for 10-20 minutes. Wash it away then and use a moisturizing cream.

 

RECIPE 3

Aged skin or dry skin

Rose, camomile or carrot

Do a thick mixture of half a avocado, 2 tbsp jojoba oil, 1 capsule Evening Primrose oil and 2 tbsp of creme fraiche and add to all these 1 drop rose, 1 drop camomile or carrot oil.

Put the mask on and avoid the sensitive area around the eyes. Let it on for 10-20 minutes. Wash it away then and use a moisturizing cream.

 

BEAUTY LOTIONS

 

1.    Blend 1 tbsp honey, 1 tbsp olive oil and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Drink it first thing in the morning, before the breakfast, every day.

2.    Garlic milk. Add 2 cloves of garlic, cur very fine in 0,5 l milk, for 24 hours, in the fridge. Drink it 20-30 minutes before breakfast, once a week.

 

Cosmetic products with chemical substances are not recommended. Use instead natural products made out of herbs and natural substances. You deserve the best natural products! And this is a holistic thinking and a holistic life style! Enjoy!