Essential Oils: Beauty and skin care


  • For a simple skin toner, add a couple of drops of Sweet Orange or Lavender essential oil to a cup of boiling water. Infuse with a herbal tea bag such as Chamomile. Leave to cool before applying the tea bag to the skin on the face.
  • To make a simple facial spray, add 6 – 8 drops pure essential oil such as Lavender to ½ cup of distilled or mineral water in a small glass spray bottle. Lightly mist the face to refresh the skin.
  • To make a simple facial cleanser, mix together in a small glass dish ½ tsp lightly heated honey, ½ tsp Sweet Almond oil with a drop or two of Lavender pure essential oil. Apply to the skin. Make fresh as needed.
  • To make a simple facial oil suitable for all skin types, add 6 drops Lavender essential oil, 3 drops Frankincense, and 5 drops of geranium essential oil to 25 ml of Jojoba or Sweet Almond oil. Store in a small dark coloured glass bottle with lid. Shake well before gently applying to the skin.

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