Essential oils: how to use them in my beauty routine?
Each essential oil has its benefits, but also its contraindications: some do not apply to the skin, others are not recommended for pregnant women ... That's why before using it, it is better to seek advice from a specialist. Once sure that theEssential oil chosen is suited to you and your needs, adding them in your beauty routine is simple. They boost the action of your care!
1 / In house saunas
The steam unobstructed by the sauna has multiple benefits for the skin. It helps to purify pores and get rid of toxins and dead cells. For a moment of relaxation, put 2 drops of lavender essential oil and the same amount of Ylang Ylang in 300 ml of water, then pour all on the heat source (coals or stones). You want to insist onpurifying action ? Replace the Ylang Ylang essential oil with 2 drops of clary sage.
2 / In an aromatic exfoliant
Whether designed for the face or body, scrubs are essential to a beauty routine if you want a soft skin and bright because they allow to remove dead skin. Do it once a week: Exfoliating too frequently could damage the skin and attack it. How to integrate essential oils? In your recipes houses! To prepare a fresh scrub for the body, it is necessary to mix 2 tablespoons of fine salt with 3 tablespoons of brown sugar powder, then with 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil of argan. Finally, add 3 drops of peppermint essential oil, refreshing. Massage the area and rinse.
3 / In a facial treatment
To have a beautiful skinit must be nourished and moisturized with a specific product, ideally in the morning and evening. Make your own care "pretty complexion" with carrot essential oil, rich in carotene that gives a good appearance. Just mix 4 drops with 6 drops of lemon essential oil to 20 ml of vegetable oil. jojoba nourishing. Apply 5 drops on your face and massage. You radiate!
4 / In a mask
Want to purify your combination skin to oily with a adapted care ? Make a mask with 5 drops tea tree essential oil, 2 drops of rosemary essential oil to mix with 2 tablespoons of honey and 1 tablespoon of cottage cheese. Apply on the T-zone (front-nose-chin) and leave for 15 minutes.
5 / In a shampoo
Another way to use essential oils in beauty : incorporate them into a commercial shampoo or neutral washing base. How to choose the right essential oil? Depending on its hair problem: oily hair is purified thanks to Atlas cedar and lemon, dry hair is comforting with Ylang Ylang, an irritated scalp is pampered by lavender officinale or the chamomile.
Recipes come from the book Essential oils, it's smart, Danièle Festy and Catherine Dupin.
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