Facial Care  

Recipes using Essential Oils


Anti - Aging (wrinkle prevention)

Blend 30 ml Sweet Almond oil with 8 drops pure Neroli, 5 drops pure Lavender, 5 drops pure Fennel, 3 drops pure Chamomile Blue, 8 drops pure geranium and 1 drop pure Carrot oil. Apply to the face and neck every night before going to bed.

Acne

This is treatable in 3 stages and each should be followed to the letter for beautifully healthy clear skin, do not give up once results start to show finish the course and your efforts will be rewarded.

Stage one - Day treatment
Use no harsh cleaning products on the face whats so ever, use pure soap and rinse really well with clear water, no make up should be worn at all just the following oil. Apply the oil and leave to soak in for 5 minutes, then remove excess with a clean tissue. Blend in to 30ml Sweet Almond oil 10 drops pure Chamomile Blue, 3 drops pure Myrrh, 10 drops pure Palmarosa, 5 drops pure pure Yarrow, 7 drops pure Chamomile Roman and 20 drops pure Carrot oil.

Stage One - Night Treatment
In the evening after cleansing rub in 5 drops of oil No1(below) to the affected area,then apply a coating of oil No2, leave in place for 5 minutes then wipe off the excess with a tissue.
Oil No1 - Blend together 30 drops pure Carrot Oil, 60 drops Borage seed and 5 drops Chamomile Blue.
Oil No2 - Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 10 drops pure Rose, 10 drops pure Palmarosa, 5 drops pure Chamomile Roman and 5 drops pure Myrrh.

Stage one lasts for 14 days during which time get as much fresh air as possible and eat fresh vegetables, fruit, grains, pulses, carbohydrates and fish, drink either herbal tea or mineral water. No additives and preservatives are allowed, any meat should be organic. Increase your Zinc, Vitamin C and B intake. Wear no make up, and use no skin preparations or creams.

Stage Two
Cleanse skin and rinse , with the final rinse add 1 teaspoon of the following to the water.
100ml Cider Vinegar, 20 drops pure lavender and 20 drops pure Eucalyptus oil mixed together.

Apply day and night treatments as for stage one but using blends as set out below, the same dietary and skin advice applies. This stage also last 14 days.

Stage Two - Day Treatment
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 5 drops pure Eucalyptus, 5 drops pure Clary Sage, 5 drops pure Thyme, 15 drops pure Lavender and 5 drops pure Carrot oil.

Stage Two - Night Treatment
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond Oil, 30 drops Evening Primrose, 20 drops Carrot, 10 drops Bergamot, 5 drops Lavender, 5 drops Geranium and 10 drops Eucalyptus oil.

Stage Three
Just another 14 days to go so don't give up now! Continue cleansing and rinsing as in stage two, but change the day and night blends to the following.

Stage Three - Day Treatment
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 10 drops Neroli, 5 drops Fennel, 5 drops Geranium, 5 drops Parsley and 5 drops lemon oil.

Stage Three - Night Treatment
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 10 drops Rose, 10 drops Carrot and 8 drops lemon oil.

Now the treatment is complete your skin should be clear and healthy, to keep it that way use oil treatment for oily skin and avoid harsh skin products.(See Below)

Face Oils

Normal Skin - Day Moisuriser
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 15 drops of rose, 5 drops of Chamomile Blue, 5 drops of Lavender and 5 drops of Lemon oil.
Apply to a damp face daily, then dab away excess with a clean tissue.

Normal Skin - Night Care Oil
Blend together 30ml of Apricot kernel, 10 drops evening primrose, 10 drops Geranium, 10 drops Palmarosa, 5 drops Fennel and 5 drops of Lemon oil.
Apply to skin before going to bed

Dry Skin - Day Moisturiser
Blend together 30ml Sweet Almond oil, 10 drops of Evening Primrose oil, 2 drops Carrot oil, 15 drops Chamomile Blue, 5 drops Sandalwood, 5 drops Rose, 5 drops Hyssop oil.
Use in the same way you would use your normal moisturising cream.

Dry Skin - Night Care Oil
Firstly you need to blend the base oil, 10ml Avacado oil, 10ml Wheat germ oil, 30 drops Jojoba, 10 drops of Borage Seed, 20 drops Evening Primrose oil.
Then add 10 drops Carrot, 5 drops Hyssop, 5 drops Rosemary, 10 drops Chamomile Blue, 10 drops Benzoin, 15 drops Geranium oil.
This makes an extremely rich night oil, massage a small amount into the skin, leave it for a while then wipeaway the excess with a tissue.

Oily Skin - Day Balancer
Blend together 30ml Hazlenut Oil, 10 drops Carrot, 8 drops Juniper, 10 drops Geranium, 10 drops Lemon and 2 drops of Rosemary oil.
Massage into the skin then dab away excess wth a tissue.

Oily Skin - Night Treatment
Blend together 30ml Apricot Kernel, 10 drops Carrot, 10 drops Juniper, 15 Petitgrain, 5 drops Frankincense, 5 drops Marjoram, 10 drops Lemon oil.
Apply to face before going to bed.

Face Cleansers

General Purpose Cleanser
Blend together 50ml Grapeseed Oil, 20ml Sunflower Oil, 20ml Sesame Oil, 10ml Wheat germ Oil and 5 drops of the essential oil of your choice.
Use as a normal cleanser.

Facial Scrub
Mix together 1/2 tsp Cider Vinegar, pinch of Salt, 1 drop Basil oil, 1tspground Almonds and 1 teaspoon of oats.
Using damp fingers roll the mixture over the face, then rinse off well, it will remove all dead skin cells and enlivens the skin tone.

Facial Spring Clean
After the long sunless winter, endless days spent in the dry conditionsof central heating your skin could do with some pampering, this scrub will do just the job and save you a fortune on expensive beauty treatments.
Mix together 1tsp ground pulse or nuts, 1/2tsp Almond Oil and 1 drop pure lemon oil.
Using damp finger roll the mixture over the face then rinse to remove dead skin cells and grime. Now splash your fase 20 times with water for that feel soft skin, for full effect use this scrub twice within the same week.

Face Mask
Mash 4 - 5 slices of banana and stir in 5ml diluted Jasmine oil.
Cleanse your face then apply the mixture over your face and neck, leave on for 15 minutes then rinse with lukewarm water, followed by cold. Pat dry with a towel. The bananas are said to be an anti wrinkle treatment, while the jasmine brightens dull skin, leaving your face soft and moisturized.

Astringent
Blend together 25ml Witch Hazel, 75ml Orange flower water, 1 tsp Cider Vinegar, 2 drops Juniper, 1 drop lime and 1 drop of Grapefruit oil.
Leave for 24 hours then pass the contents through a paper filter (coffee filter) re bottle then use as required after cleansing.

Tonic- Normal/Dry Skin
Blend together 100ml Rose water, 1 drop Sandalwood and 1 drop of Palmarosa oil.
Leave for 24 hours then pass the contents through a paper filter (coffee filter) re bottle then use as required after cleansing.

Tonic - Normal/Oily Skin
Blend together 100ml Orange flower water, 1 drop Neroli and 1 drop of
Orange oil.
Leave for 24 hours then pass the contents through a paper filter (coffee filter) re -bottle then use as required after cleansing.