Aromatherapy Recipes
using Essential oils for
Skin and Hair Care


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Skin Care Blend

10 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Bois de Rose AKA Rosewood
10 drops Lavender
30 ml Avocado or other Carrier Oil
Mix and then massage on area. Use daily.

(500 Formulas by Schiller and Schiller)

Corn and Callus blend


Lavender - 12 drops
Myrrh - 6 drops
Sweet almond - 2 ounces.
Mix in a bottle, shake well to mix.   Massage into the affected area to soften calluses and corns.   Apply daily.

Soften Corns and Calluses

Sweet almond or Sunflower oils - 2 tablespoons
Tagetes - 20 drops
Carrot seed - 5 drops
Roman Chamomile - 10 drops

Mix in a bottle and apply several drops to the corn twice daily.   Remember to soak your feet and vigorously rub the corn and calluses after soaking to help remove any of the dead skin.   You may need to use a pumice stone to help remove some of the dead, thickened skin.   Continue to use the above blend, periodically, once you have the corn and/or calluses gone to help prevent them from returning.

Recipe adapted "The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy" by Valerie Ann Worwood.

Skin Toner

Distilled water - 8 oz
Lavender - 2 drops
Palmarosa - 1 drop
Rosewood - 1 drop
Pour distilled water into clean bottle and add essential oils. Shake then apply the toner to your skin with a cotton ball after cleansing. Shake well before each use.

(Aromatherapy for Vibrant Health and Beauty by Roberta Wilson)

Face Blend for Normal skin

Geranium 1 drop
Lavender 2 drops
Sweet Almond Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Blend essential oils with Almond oil and use on your face after cleaning and toning. Use a few drops of this blended mixture as needed.

Face Blend for Dry Skin

Neroli 2 drops
Roman Chamomile 1 drop
Sweet Almond Oil - 1 tablespoon
Blend oils with almond oil and use on your face. Use a few drops of this blended mixture as needed.

Just remember the essential oils should be blended with the carrier oil or lotion at least 1-2 days in advance so the oils can blend thoroughly.

Face Blend for Mature Skin

Frankincense - 2 drops
Rose - 1 drop
Sweet Almond Oil - 1 Tablespoon
Blend essential oils with almond oil and use on your face to tone and rejuvenate mature skin. Use a few drops of this blended mixture as needed.

In any of these blends the Almond Oil can be substituted for another oil of your choice or moisturizing lotion.

INHALATION FORMULA

2 cups boiling water
Eucalyptus - 12 drops
Cedarwood - 6 drops
Rosemary - 3 drops
Peppermint 6 drops

Pour blend into bottle, shake well and then add 5 drops to the boiling water (place in a stainless steel bowl), lean over bowl and place towel over head to inhale the oils. Caution - remember sometimes less in oils is better than more

LICE and SCABBIES
(EXTERNAL USE ONLY!!)

Cinnamon (2 drops)
Rosemary (2 drops)
Pine (2 drops)
Thyme (1 drop)
5 ml of Carrier oil

Mix oils, put directly on affected area. Be sure to do a skin test on inside of Forearm first!!

BODY POWDER

10 drops peppermint
10 drops spruce
5 drops clove
5 drops Spearmint
2 tablespoons (30ml) Corn starch
Apply to skin as needed to feel refreshed and comfortable.

Skin Care Blend

10 drops Sandalwood
10 drops Bois de Rose AKA Rosewood
10 drops Lavender
30 ml Avocado or other Carrier Oil
Mix and then massage on area. Use daily.

(500 Formulas by Schiller and Schiller)

For Oily Hair

Ylang Ylang - 9 drops
Lime - 9 drops
Rosemary- 8 drops
Grapeseed oil- 2 tablespoons
Mix all ingredients then apply 1 teaspoon to hair and scalp and massage in.
Allow to penetrate for several hours or overnight. Wash your hair with a natural unscented shampoo washing it twice. Use 3 times a week.

Skin Toner

Distilled water - 8 oz
Lavender - 2 drops
Palmarosa - 1 drop
Rosewood - 1 drop

Pour distilled water into clean bottle and add essential oils. Shake then apply the toner to your skin with a cotton ball after cleansing. Shake well before each use.

(Aromatherapy for Vibrant Health and Beauty by Roberta Wilson)

ATHLETES FOOT RELIEF OIL

carrier oil - 2 oz
Tea Tree - 10 drops
Eucalyptus - 8 drops
Myrrh - 6 drops
Thyme - 6 drops

Place in a clean container and blend together. Apply a few drops directly to affected area. once or twice a day.
This will not cure Athletes foot over night. You should get relief within a day or two.
Be consistent and with continued use your feet will feel better quickly. Fungal infections - which is what Athlete's foot is can take several weeks to be cured. Use this consistently for several weeks to eliminate the fungal infection.

DE−TANGLE CONDITIONING HAIR SPRAY.

150mls distilled water
20 drops Lavender
20 dropsRosemary
20 drops Carrotseed (cold pressed )
5 ml Emulsifier or solubaliser

Put distilled water in a spray bottle. Add emulsifier and shake well, then add oils and shake again thoroughly. Use when hair is wet or dry. Spray enough to slightly dampen hair (if it is dry) and gently brush or comb hair. De tangles and conditions hair without leaving any residue. For some hair it may also control frizziness. Can be used whenever you brush your hair in between washes.

Submitted by Lisa P. from Australia, Thanks Lisa

DRY SKIN FORMULA

Jojoba − 1 teaspoon
Camellia oil − 1 teaspoon
Sesame oil − 1 teaspoon
Carrotseed essential oil − 25 drops
Sandalwood − 6 drops
Neroli − 4 drops
Geranium − 2 drops

Blend all ingredients in a 1 oz bottle, shake well to mix. Apply 4 − 6 drops of blend twice a day to dry area.

HAIR LOSS RECIPE

Jojoba 1 TBS
Sweet almond 1 TBS
Carrotseed 40 drops
Lavenderoil 10 drops
Clary Sage 6 drops
Roman Chamomile 4 drops
Rosemary 4 drops

Blend all ingredients in a clean bottle. Shake well and warm before using. Apply a few drops into scalp, leave overnight or until absorbed in. Apply several times a week.

SUNBURN RELIEF

Jojoba − 2 oz
Aloe Vera gel − 2 oz
Helichrysum − 25 drops
Lavender − 60 drops

Blend together − store in a cool place. Apply as needed.

PERFUME BLEND

Helichrysum 20 drops
Clary Sage− 10 drops
Bergamot − 10 drops
Lavender 10 drops
Clove bud − 5 drops
Rose Otto 5 drops
Vanilla in Jojoba 25 drops
1 ounce Jojoba

Blend all ingredients. Let this blend for about a week or more.

A STEAM BATH FOR OILY SKIN AND ACNE

Juniper Berry − 6 drops
Lemon − 4 drops
Cypress − 4 drops

Add the above essential oils to a bowl of Very Hot water. Hold a towel over your head and bend over the bowl, draping the towel over the bowl so the steam does not escape.

This will help to stimulate the skin on your face. After 5−10 minutes rinse your face with tepid − cool water. Pat dry.

Recipe adapted from Aromatherapy Handbood for Beauty, Hair, and Skin Care by Erich Keller

FOOT DEODORIZING POWDER

Sage − 2 drops
Coriander − 2 drops
Spearmint − 2 drops
Talc Powder − 2 ounce
Baking soda − 1 tablespoon

Open the bottle of Talc Powder and add the baking soda. Shake well. Then add the drops of essential oil to a cotton pad or ball and drop inside the talc/baking soda bottle. Shake well and let sit for a couple days before using.

Apply to your feet and inside your shoes.

ANTIWRINKLE OIL

Neroli - 10 drops
Lavender 10 drops
Frankincense - 10 drops
Rosemary 2 drops
Fennel 10 drops
Lemon 3 drops
Carrotseed -10 drops
Evening Primrose oil OR Rosehipseed Oil -10 drops
2 tablespoons of ONE of the following - Hazelnut, Sweet almond or Apricot Kernel

Blend all ingredients in an amber bottle. After it is well blended, apply a few drops to the face and neck area each night after cleansing and toning your skin.

If you want to use the Evening Primrose Oil in this blend the easiest and most cost effective is to buy Evening Primrose Capsules (Gel capsules) and cut the end off and squeeze the oil into your blend. Since it is such a small amount that it is needed.

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HAIR MOISTURIZER

Cedarwood - 8 drops
Lavender - 8 drops
Rosemary - 12 drops
1 ounce Jojoba

Blend all together in a PET plastic bottle. Then massage about 1 teaspoon of this blend into the hair and scalp. Put on a shower cap and wrap all with a towel. Just sit and relax for at least 15 minutes. Shampoo and rinse your hair twice. Dry and style as normal.
You can do this once a week or monthly.

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