Hi natural beauties and natural scent lovers from all over the world! I hope you’re feeling wonderful and ready for some self-care and nourishment. It’s (almost) spring in Sydney and maybe you’re somewhere that’s starting to get a little chilly as the leaves are preparing to float away into the autumn breeze. Lets check out a few recipes to help your skin stay hydrated, plump and elastic.
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From Winter into Spring
You may be experiencing dry, flaky skin from being covered up all winter. Hot showers and indoor heating add extra dryness and you could even seem to have crocodile skin too! Especially on your legs.
Prepare your skin properly before smothering it in an oil blend. This could include
- dry brushing – which is fantastic for your skin and circulation too. Check out my article To Dry Brush or Not?
- skin scrub in the shower or bath made from natural ingredients like coffee, ground nuts and seeds and some oil
- body puff – rather than a loofah – see my article To Loofah or To Body Puff?
- have a shower to rid yourself of any skin floating around and get ready to oil up baby!
Nourishing Body Oil Blend
For a coat of your body use 3 teaspoons of carrier oil in a little dish and, add 7 – 8 drops of essential oil. It’s always best to patch test first, before you apply all over.
***** Always put the drops of essential oil into the bottle or dish first, then add the carrier oil. It gives the scents time to create a synergistic fusion.
For a 50ml bottle of oil add 25 drops and see my articles “Ratios for Blending Essential Oils – A Reminder of the Basics” and “Aromatherapy – It’s Easy as 1 2 3”
“Gator Be Gone”
Bergamot . 3 drops
Lavender 3 drops
Carrot seed 2 drops
“Smooth and Sexy”
in almond oil
Orange 4 drops
Ylang Ylang 2 drops
Patchouli 2 drops
“Spring Into Action”
in sunflower and grape seed oil
Peru Balsam 2 drops
Palmarosa 2 drops
Lemon 2 drops
Peppermint 1 drop
From Summer into Autumn
Have you had a lot of sun this summer? Even if you don’t go to the beach or spend time outdoors, and even if you wear sunscreen on your face, your skin is still living in a warmer environment and will need a different type of care.
Be gentle with your skin, especially on your face and prepare your self with a very gentle body and face scrub made from natural ingredients, shower off and smother yourself in a beautiful oil blend you have made especially for you!
“Feel the Heat”
in sunflower oil
Rose in 3% jojoba 20 drops * see my article for more info on 3% blends in jojoba
“Soothe and Soften”
in jojoba oil
Mandarin 4 drops
Lavender 3 drops
Geranium 1 drop
in apricot oil
Indian rosewood 4 drops
Marjoram 3 drops
Vetiver 1 drop
Changing seasons brings new hope and new energy. With that energy, nourish yourself with luxurious body oil blends, all natural and created by you.
Do you have a favourite blend?