Monday, December 29, 2008
Essential Oils for the Different Types of Skin
Your skin is a reflection of your inner vitality. For your skin to be the best it can be, it needs natural nutrients to stimulate cellular activity and to protect against external aggressors. By eating right, getting appropriate fresh air and exercise and using natural ingredients for your skin, you will not only look beautiful, but feel great too!
Essential Oils for Types of Skin
SKINCARE (General) Lavender, rose, rosemary camphor, cypress, geranium, chamomiles, rosewood, geranium essential oils and hydrosols
ACNE: Tea tree, Manuka, Helichrysum, lavender, spike lavender, thyme linalool, rose geranium, tea tree, Petitgrain, grapefruit, sandalwood, Vetiver, mints, basil, German chamomile, atlas Cedarwood, rosewood, Palma Rosa, thyme, Cajeput, Niaouli, Yarrow Hydrosol
ASTRINGENT: Grapefruit, yarrow, rosemary, lime distilled
BLACK HEADS: Coriander, thymus vulgaris, peppermint, lemongrass
CHAPPED/ CRACKED SKIN: Myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood, Vetiver, Cajeput, roman & German chamo, lavender, Calendula infused oil.
CHILBLAINS: Black Pepper, Cinnamon leaf, clove bud, ginger, lavender. (ie, circulatory stimulants to promote warming.)
CLEANSING: Sweet Basil, juniper, lemon, lemongrass, Niaouli, peppermint
COMBINATION SKIN: Geranium, Rosewood, Ylang-ylang, Rose Geranium Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol
COUPEROSE (Thread veins, congested capillaries)Lemon, Helichrysum, cypress, rose, lavender, parsley, roman & German chamomiles, geranium, calendula infused oil, Helichrysum or neroli hydrosols.
DEVITALIZED SKIN: Eucalyptus globulous, myrtle, neroli, basil juniper, lemon, lemongrass, Niaouli, peppermint, pine, orange, oregano, rosemary, spearmint, geranium, grapefruit
DRY ACNE: Petitgrain, lavender, spike lavender, clary, rose geranium
DRY SKIN: Carrot seed, Cedarwood, clary, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, Palma Rosa, rose, roman chamomile, rosewood, neroli, Petitgrain, Mandarine petitgrain, Vetiver, sandalwood, ylangylang, carrot seed, lavender, rose or neroli hydrosol, Calendula infused oil.
ECZEMA: German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Lavender, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Atlas Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Juniper, Myrrh, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Teatree, Yarrow, Ylangylang. Calendula infused oil, Cranberry Seed Oil
HYDRATING: Palma Rosa, sweet orange, Mandarin, tangerine, rose, most hydrosols, esp. Neroli
INFECTIONS: German chamo, Manuka, eucalyptus, lavender, myrrh, roman chamo, rosemary, spikenard, tea tree, thyme linalool, calendula, Palma Rosa, Niaouli, laurel, myrtle, rosewood
INFLAMMATION: Helichrysum, st. johns Wort infusion, carrot seed, Cistus, galbanum German & Roman chamomiles, clary, myrrh, myrtle, rosewood, angelica, yarrow, Helichrysum, Witch hazel or Chamomile Hydrosols
ITCHING: Jasmine, heli, lavender, peppermint, roman chamo, Lavender or Witch Hazel hydrosol
LARGE PORES: Myrtle, lemongrass, rose, Cedarwood
MATURE, AGED SKIN, WRINKLES:Carrot seed, elemi, Cistus, frankincense, galbanum, fennel, geranium, myrrh, patchouli, rose, Clary, rosewood, sages, cypress, fennel, lavender, neroli. also Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract,
Consider Yellowstar*Essentials Mature Skin Elixir: The secret to younger looking skin. A base of Jojoba oil with Sea Buckthorn Berry and Rose Hip Seed extracts added with Neroli, Rose, Roman Chamomile and other wonderful essential oils.
NORMAL SKIN: Atlas Cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, lavender, neroli, roman chamo, rose, rosewood, ylangylang, angelica, all hydrosols
OILY SKIN: Roman & German chamos, Cedarwood, (atlas, red, texas) geranium, Clary, lavender, Ylang-ylang, lemon, peppermint, Niaouli, Cajeput, cypress, calendula infusion, frankincense, patchouli, sandalwood, juniper, Melissa, yarrow, coriander, Petitgrain, lime distilled, grapefruit, thyme linalool, Lavandin, spike lavender, rose
PIMPLES, blemishes: Tea tree, Manuka, Lemon Myrtle, German Chamomile, Helichrysum italicuum, thyme linalool, Cajeput, oregano (spot only) Niaouli, rosemary
PSORIASIS:(extremely difficult to treat) Bergamot, Helichrysum, Cajeput, carrot seed, German or roman chamomile, Lavender, Juniper, Sandalwood, Tea tree Calendula infused oil, Cranberry Seed Oil
PUFFINESS: Oregano, Spanish marjoram, cypress, peppermint, rosemary, fennel, celery, clary, roman chamo
REGENERATION: Frankincense, lavender, neroli, patchouli, rose, rosemary, sandalwood, teatree, Helichrysum, elemi, Vetiver, spikenard, caraway, Palma Rosa, Spanish sage, Clary, lavender, galbanum, myrrh, myrtle, calendula, carrot seed, Cistus,
REVITALIZING BASAL LAYER Carrot seed, Rosewood, Niaouli, tea tree, orange, calendula
ROSACEA: German chamomile, Helichrysum italicuum, rosewood, Helichrysum hydrosol
SENSITIVE SKIN: Roman & German chamomile, rose, Palma Rosa, Helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, carrot, angelica, jasmine, Neroli, Chamomile or Yarrow Hydrosols
SCARS: Helichrysum (in a base of Rose Hip Seed Oil), carrot seed, lavender, petitgrain, galbanum
SKIN TONER: Calendula infused , lemongrass, chamomiles, lavender, neroli, orange, rose, frankincense, Petitgrain, lemon, hydrosols
HERE'S AN EASY 20 MINUTE SKIN CARE ROUTINE
(1). Cleanse face with gentle cleanser to suit skin type, using a cotton ball or a washcloth.
(2). Steam face with head over bowl of steaming hot water for 2 minutes.
(3). Apply moisturizing, purifying face mask.
(4). Bath or shower with a few drops of relaxing essential oil
or invigorating oil in the water. You may also put used herbal tea bags, or cucumber or potato slices over your eyes to remove the bagginess around the eyes. Relax totally for 10 minutes.
(5). Pat body dry with thick warm towels. Apply body lotion all over while skin is still moist. Take special care of feet, knees, elbows, and neck.
(6). Remove mask with warm water and spray or splash face with mineral water.
(7). Apply eye-soothing gel (if you are going out) or night eye cream (if you are going to bed) around eyes and on lids.
(8). Apply moisturizer to face if going out, or your favourite night cream/oil if not.
(9). Apply hand cream and a nail cream around cuticles
Basic Skin Care
A daily routine of skin care requires no more than ten minutes and requires only three simple steps each evening and morning:
(1). Cleanse: Remove any makeup with cleansing cream or a natural makeup remover. Wash with mild soap or other cleanser, rinse, and pat dry.
(2). Ton: Apply an acid-containing solution to restore the pH balance and protective shield. For dry skin, use a mild freshener-toner. For oily skin, use an astringent preparation.
(3). Moisturize. Splash on cool water or mist with a spray bottle. Blot, but do not dry completely-moisturizer magic relies more on retaining moisture than in providing it-then smooth on a few drops of your moisturizer.
(1). Cleanse lightly to remove night time accumulations, refresh your face with a few splashes of water, and pat dry.
(2). Tone by applying a freshener or astringent.
(3). Moisturize around your eyes. If your face is excessively dry, mist or splash with water, blot, and then lightly cover with moisturizer.