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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Using Essential Oils for a Facial Treatment

An aromatherapy facial helps to relieve your tired and dull condition, balance and control your skin from oiliness, rejuvenate and revitalize mature skin. Some essential oils are used to soothe sensitive skin, heal skin blemishes, and its smell provides a natural healing therapy to improve health and well being.

You can try your own do-it-yourself aromatherapy healing facial treatment at home when your skin needs a natural boost. A do-it-yourself aromatherapy healing facial treatment is suitable for aromatherapy lovers and anyone else; if you are pregnant or under a doctor's care, you should check with your health professional to ensure the oils are using are safe at that time.

For those of you who wish to try this do-it-yourself method, it is fine if you have been using your other skin care products. Just buy a small set of aromatherapy skin care products - unscented natural cleansing lotion or cream, a carrier oil, one or two bottles of your favorite essential oil, and an aromatherapy oil blend for your skin type.

Step 1 : wear your hair band, pour some jojoba oil onto 2 pieces of facial cotton and remove all trace of eye, lip and face make up.

Step 2 : pour 1 or 2 drops of your preferred essential oil onto the unscented natural cleansing lotion or cream, blend together and massage lightly on your face to cleanse your skin. Then, use wet facial sponges or soft cloth to wash your face with warm water.

Step 3 : spray your favorite toner onto your face

Step 4 : spray some toner onto the warm towel and place on your face for 5-10minutes. Remove the towel.

Step 5 : spread oil onto whole face, massage in circular upward motion from chin to forehead. Do it slowly, this should be a relaxing face massage. Apply some pressure points on the forehead, temples, cheeks and chin area. Press for 10 seconds on each point and move to another point. Use soft tissue to wipe away oil after massage.

Step 6 : add 1 tsp of your preferred clay powder masque into a small bowl, add a few drops of essential oil, add some rose water or just water, add a little bit of carrier oil to prevent the masque from drying up fast. Mix all ingredients together until form a mud paste, smooth over the facial skin. Cover your eye with wet facial cotton (wet the cottons with rose water or water). Rest for 15 minutes. Wash away masque with warm water.

Step 7 : spray toner onto whole face.

Step 8 : apply 3-5 drops of aromatherapy facial oil blend onto your face and massage gently. This is your moisturizer.

About the Author: Juliet Cohen writes articles for beauty makeup blog and eye makeup tips. She also writes articles on makeup tips.

Ananda carries several essential oil blends for the face, with different formulas for different needs. You can see all our essential oil blends here.








*The FDA has not evaluated the statements on this website. The information presented here is for educational purposes of traditional uses and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases.


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