Welcome to: Aromatherapy
Aromatherapy Goes ‘High Tech’
New methods of essential oil extraction are entering the mainstream of aromatherapy, offering new choices in oils never before available. With the new labels of ‘CO2′ and ‘SCO2′, along with the traditional ‘steam’ and ‘hydro’ distillations, ‘absolutes’, and ‘cold pressing’, a little education for the aromatherapy enthusiast can go a long way in essential oil selection.
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If you are really dabbling in aromatherapy, you’ll have some dark glass bottles of essential oils and not much ion the way of instructions on how to use them. There are may ways to use aromatherapy essential oils, including making them part of your skin care regimen. The more you get a feel for aromatherapy, the more ideas for making your own aromatherapy skin care products will pop up.
Trends in health and beauty are placing more trust in the efficacy of natural and organic ingredients. Skin care is no exception, with more women coming to realize the purity of what they put on their skin is as important as that of what they eat.
An aromatherapy facial helps to relieve your tired and dull condition, balance and control your skin from oiliness, rejuvenate and revitalize mature skin. Some essential oils are used to soothe sensitive skin, heal skin blemishes, and its smell provides a natural healing therapy to improve health and well being.
10 Essential Oils to Avoid Using On Skin — Fragrance is a standard ingredient in most skin care and, with the ever growing popularity of natural, organic products, it is likely that natural fragrance from pure essential (aromatherapy) oils is the fragrance of choice.
Aromatherapy carrier oils can be used to dilute the essential oil, making them safer to use. Carrier oil is also known as base oil or vegetable oil. These oils are extracted from the fatty portions of the plant. These oils can be employed on their own as well, possessing both medicinal and health promoting properties.
More and more of today’s skin and hair care products are made using essential oils and the people using these types of products are benefiting in several ways.
SKIN CARE USING HERBS AND ESSENTIAL OILS
There are many books giving many recipes for making skin-care treatments including my own The Herbal Body Book (See Table 1) as well as Kitchen Cosmetics. Use these for reference. Read these books very carefully and practice making your own body-care products.
Looking for that perfect skin product? One that will keep your skin looking great, smells great, is appealing to apply, has actual ‘therapeutic’ effects, and doesn’t break the bank? Look no further than aromatherapy. Creating a wonderful blend just for your skin type with the magic of potent natural botanicals is fun and rewarding in more ways than one.