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Palmarosa Oil, Some Uses

Formerly known as “Indian” or “Turkish” geranium, Palmarosa oil (Cymbopogon martini var. motia) has been used for centuries to dilute the more expensive Rose oil. It has a lovely, rosy scent with a touch of lemon, wintergreen and maple leaf. It makes you think of drinking a glass of lemonade during summer days in your back yard. Aromatic influences: Calming and uplifting. ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Chronic Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions are hard. Eczema, Rosacea, Psoriasis, etc just make life difficult. While I can’t say at all how to medically treat any of these — I am not a doctor — I have found some recipes you can try to help alleviate the symptoms. I will give some short descriptions of the conditions I am discussing, recommended essential ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: All-Over Body Care

In previous articles on Aromatherapy Skin Care, I covered treatments for the face. We all focus on that the most because our faces get the most exposure the weather, environmental pollutants, central heating, and other harmful elements. Not to mention the fact that our face is the first thing others see of us. But since we know the skin is ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Acne and Other Breakouts

The bane of all existence, especially for teenagers! Acne often makes you feel self-conscious, especially when you have a large outbreak. As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care series, let’s talk about acne. While pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and cysts do occur in dry skin, they are much more common in oily and combination skin. In general, acne is caused by hormones. ... Read More »

Peppermint Oil, Some Uses

All of the mints are closely related. Which is why there are so many varieties of mint, as they combine easily. In fact, Peppermint is now classified as a hybrid. It is the child of Spearmint breeding with Watermint and benefits greatly from the combining of both. Peppermint oil (Mentha piperita) has a sharp, crisp, energetic, minty herbal scent to it ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Mature Skin

When it comes to growing older, we also find our skin losing its elasticity and gaining wrinkles. It loses its brilliance and it gets harder to keep it hydrated and healthy. But don’t worry, there is hope! As part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care, this is the section on using essential oils to treat mature skin. Mature skin ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Normal Skin

Normal skin has the perfect level of natural oils. It is something most people strive for and very few are actually blessed with. For those of you who are so blessed, we have here some recipes and ideas for ways to use essential oils to keep your skin clean naturally. This is part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care. ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Combination Skin

As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care articles, Combination skin is the next in the series on using essential oils to take care of your skin.. Combination skin is the most common of all skin types. Skin is oily in the T-zone — across forehead and down the nose and chin — and dry everywhere else. The oily parts need more cleansing ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Dry Skin

People usually have either oily or dry skin. The key is to clean and moisturize your skin so you can achieve normal skin. As part of our Aromatherapy Skin Care series, this is the section on using essential oils to treat dry skin. We have published articles on Oily Skin and Combination Skin. Other articles are on normal, and mature skin ... Read More »

Aromatherapy Skin Care: Oily Skin

We all love how essential oils make us feel. And using them on our skin, particularly our face, makes us feel so much better than when we use commercial products. There are a variety of ways to use essential oils in skin care and this article is part of our series on Aromatherapy Skin Care. We have also published articles on ... Read More »