Essential oils have been used for skin care since ancient times. There are many oils that are good for the skin but one I want to mention in particular is geranium. Geranium is a wonderful oil and is useful for all skin types.
skin care with essential oils


How To Make A Sugar Scrub
This is effective for your whole body. If your facial skin is sensitive don’t scrub as hard as you would your feet.
Use a plastic container to mix – glass may break in the bathroom. For storage, use glass.


Combine:
–1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
–1 cup of sugar
–Few drops of essential oil


Do this in the bathroom. Use small amounts at a time and massage gently on the skin. You can leave it on for a minute or two for a tightening effect. Rinse.


FACIAL STEAM TREATMENT
4-6 cups hot water
1 drop bergamot
2 drops lemon
a bowl
towel
For oily skin, rosemary and cedarwood can be used.


Pour the hot water in ceramic bowl. Add the essential oils.
Drape the towel over the head, bending over the bowl at least 8 inches above the water, to form a tent. Keep eyes closed during the steam treatment, for 15-20 minutes or until water has cooled. Gently pat face with a towel to dry.


Essential oils can be helpful in maintaining beautiful skin. Frankincense, sandalwood, geranium or rose oils are excellent oils to use for this purpose. Put them in carrier oils or in fragrance-free lotions to rub on the face.


Beautiful Soft Skin Blend
1 Tbs. Almond oil
1/2 Tbs. Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
12 drops Patchouli
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Rosewood


Beautiful Skin Blend
Rose–2 drops
Rosemary–1 drop
Rosewood–2 drop
Sandalwood–3 drops


Blend in 1 oz of Rose Hip Oil and apply as needed. Works well in a roller top applicator.

FACIAL MUD MASK
2 TBS clay (powdered)
Mineral or floral water – enough to form a paste
Mix the clay and water to form a smooth consistency. Add the essential oils. Mix well. Apply with fingertips, avoiding the eye area and hairline. Leave on 10-15 minutes but do not allow to completely dry and crack. Remove the mask with a warm wet wash cloth.


Oils to add for oily skin:
Rosemary, geranium, basil, cypress, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rose, lemongrass, patchouli, sandalwood, melaleuca alternifolia and ylang ylang.

MOISTURIZING FACIAL MASK
1 tsp. Natural Yogurt
2 tsp. honey
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 tsp. Oat Flour or finely ground oatmeal
5 drop total of essential oils
Combine yogurt and honey. Squeeze vitamin E capsule’s contents into the mixture and stir well. Add flower and mix into a smooth paste.
Add essential oils and mix. Apply with fingertips. Leave on for 15-20 minutes before removing with warm water.


Oils you can add to the Moisture Facial Mask:
Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli or ylang ylang.


Beautiful Skin Blend
5 drops sandalwood
5 drops helichrysum
5 drops geranium
5 drops lavender
5 drops frankincense
Mix with Satin Body Lotion and apply to skin.

Visit the product page for more info on Young Living’s Essential Oils.


sugar essential oil facial scrubThis is a facial scrub but it can be used for body scrub. If your skin is sensitive rub very gently.


Combine: 1/2 cup olive oil, wheat germ or coconut oil
1 cup of fine sugar
Add 5 or 6 drops of your favorite essential oil.


Pick oils from these for your skin type:

    Normal skin: lavender, neroli, orange, cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, geranium, roman chamomile, rose, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)


    Combination skin: Geranium, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, rose, geranium, neroli


    Dry skin: cedarwood, carrot seed, clary sage, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, neroli, sandalwood, rosewood, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang


    Oily skin: cedarwood, geranium, clary sage, lavender, ylang ylang, peppermint, cypress, frankincense, patchouli, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, sandalwood, juniper, melissa, coriander, grapefruit, lemon, rose, rosemary, eucalyptus, myrtle, neroli


    Sensitive skin: rose, helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, jasmine, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, neroli

Preparation: Mix all ingredients well in a glass or stainless steel bowl, mug or cup. (DO NOT USE PLASTIC or Foam cups or containers, the oils will ingest it).


The sugar scrubs work best on dry skin so apply the mixture before washing face or showering. If you are using it as a body scrub, you may want to use a loofah mitt.


Using small amounts of your facial scrub in your hands, rub the mixture over your face or body in a circular motion.
Using a clean washcloth, (little or no soap) wash your face, removing the dead skin cells. Rinse well then with a towel, pat yourself dry.


Follow up with a nice moisturizer.


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