In our series Face oils, today, part 2, it is time for Dry to Normal Skin
Dry to Normal Skin
When the sebaceous glands are not producing enough oil to keep the skin soft and supple it can become dry, prone to wrinkles, less supple, and flakiness may occur. In time it can become sensitive and prone to inflammation, and dehydrated easily by central heating, wind, and sun. The type of skin is prone to peeling and itching during periods of stress. Sometimes dry skin is caused by menopause and hormonal changes. To help
Dry to normal skin oil Bases: Almond, Olive Oil, Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Wheatgerm, Soya Bean
Additional To Base Oil: Jojoba, Borage Seed, Evening Primrose, Carrot.
Essential oils suitable: Chamomile German, Hyssop, Benzoin, Lavender, Calendula, Sandalwood, Geranium, Patchouli, Palmarosa, Rose, Rosemary, Bois De Rose, Neroli.
Day re-moisturizing oil: diluted 2 tablespoons of the base vegetable oil to which you have added
- 15 Drops Chamomile German,
- 5 Drops Sandalwood,
- 5 Drops Bois De Rose,
- 5 Drops Hyssop.
Use in the same way as you would your usual moisturising cream or lotion.
Night oil treatment – Blend the base oil: Soya bean 2 tbsp, Avocado 2 tbsp, Wheatgerm 2 tbsp, Jojoba 30 drops, Borage seed 10 drops, Evening Primrose 20 drops
- 10 drops – Carrot
- 05 drops – Hyssop
- 05 drops – Rosemary
- 10 drops – Chamomile German
- 10 drops – Benzoin
- 15 drops – Geranium
And blend well
This makes extremely rich night oil. Massage a small amount into the skin and leave it for a while and then wipe off the excess with a tissue.
Valerie Ann Worwood has a doctorate in complementary health and is a clinical aromatherapist who teaches throughout the world training therapists and medical practitioners. Her books include The Fragrant Mind, The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy, Aromatherapy for the Healthy Child, Endometriosis Natural Treatment Program (with Julia Stonehouse) and Aromatherapy for the Soul.
Next time more Face Oils part 3 …