Treatment Oil Basics
Facial oils can be used to boost the skin, but at the same time treating a specific problem. A combination of cold pressed vegetable oils and essential oils activates the skin they stimulate, heal, cleanse and tone.
Treatment oils are best used occasionally until the problem clears up.
Apply at night after cleansing and toning, if your skin is too dry try applying a small amount of moisturiser over the oil.
It may take 1-2 weeks for your skin to show improvement so keep with it.
For facial oils use a 1 per cent dilution (20 drops in 5 tbs of base oil) of essential oils. Use only 0.25 percent dilution (5 drops in 5 tbs of base oil) if using it long term, to prevent the skin from becoming over sensitised to a particular oil.
Pour the oils into a bottle and shake until well blended.
Oily Skin: 5 tsp hazelnut oil, 5 tsp jojoba oil, 4 drops of sandalwood essential oils, 3 Mandarin oils, 3 drops of palmarosa.
Dry skin: 1 tbs sweet almond oil, 2 tsp avocado oil, 2 tsp olive oil, 2 tsp of wheat germ oil, 4 drops of sandalwood oil, 3 of geranium oil, and 3 drops of rose oil.
5 tsp jojoba oil, 5 tsp sweet almond oil, 10 drops lavender essential oil, 6 geranium and 4 drops of neroli oil.
Sensitive, eczema or dermatitis skin:
5 tsp apricot kernel oil, 5 tsp jojoba oil, 3 drops of chamomile essential oil, 3 atlas cedar wood oil, 2 lavender, 2 drops of patchouli oil.
1 1/2 tbs apricot kernel oil, 1 tbs jojoba oil, 5 drops rose essential oil, 3 sandalwood oil and 2 drops of palmarosa oil.
1 tbs jojoba oil, 2 tsp carrot infused oil, 2 tsp evening primrose oil, 2 tsp of rosehip oil,6 drops of rose essential oil, 3 frankincense oil and 2 drops of patchouli oils.
2 tbs of apricot kernel oil, 1 tbs jojoba oil,2 tsp borage seed oil, 4 drops of carrot seed essential oil, 2 drops of chamomile oil, 2 lavender, 2 tea tress essential oils.
1.5 tbs jojoba oil, 2 tsp rosehip oil, 2 tsps wheat germ oil, 6 drops of sandalwood oil, 4 lavender and 4 drops of neroli oil.
5 tsp of apricot kernel oil, 5 tsp jojoba oil, 4 drops of rose essential oil, 3 chamomile oil, 3 drops of cypress oil.
1 1.3 tbs of calendula infused oils, 1 tbs rosehip oil, 5 drops of celery essential oil, 5 drops of lavender and 5 drops of lavage oil.
By Shellie Wilson. Shellie is the chief creative editor for Craftbits.