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DIY Facial Massage Ingredients

Massaging Your Face
This is a great way to loosen muscles scrunched into habitual expressions. "This brings blood to the surface, clears out puffiness, and reduces fatigue in the skin," says Chris Haas, owner of Ra Organic Spa in Burbank, California. Don't have time for an appointment? At home, all you need is the following ingredients for a facial serum. Barbara Close, founder of Naturopathica, recommends a base of evening primrose and avocado oils with rose geranium, lavender, and German chamomile essential oils for dry skin, or apricot kernel oil with juniper, lemon, and rosemary oils for oily skin. How? Starting at the chin, move your hands in small circles and continue to the cheeks, around the eyes, and to the forehead. By doing this, you're stimulating circulation and bringing more nutrients to the skin. Follow with a warm compress to increase the absorption of the serum. Here are some DIY recipes for facial serum, based on your type of skin:

For Dry Skin
Ingredients
1-ounce bottle
1/2 ounce avocado oil
1/2 ounce evening primrose oil
6 drops rose geranium essential oil
3 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops German chamomile

Directions
Fill bottle halfway with avocado oil. Add essential oils, cap bottle, and shake well. Top off with half ounce of evening primrose oil and shake again.

For Oily Skin
Ingredients
1-ounce bottle
1/2 ounce apricot oil
1/2 ounce hazelnut or jojoba oil
6 drops rosemary essential oil
3 drops juniper essential oil
4 drops neroli essential oil

Directions
Fill bottle halfway with apricot oil. Add essential oils, cap bottle, and shake well. Top off with half ounce of hazelnut or jojoba oil and shake again.

For Sensitive Skin
Ingredients
1-ounce bottle
1/2 ounce jojoba oil
1/2 ounce rosehip seed oil
3 drops everlasting essential oil
2 drops German chamomile
6 drops rose geranium essential oil

Directions
Fill bottle halfway with jojoba oil. Add essential oils, cap bottle, and shake well. Top off with half ounce of rosehip seed oil and shake again.

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Comments (5)

  • 11 Jan, 2013

    To learn more benefits of therapeutic grade essential oils and free essential oil newsletter visit www.kthompson.vibrantscents.com

  • 16 Oct, 2012

    I wld love to know the brands of the oils you used for most of your essentiol oils. I love your recipes and would love to make some as well. I'm just learning and trying to make sure I use the top essentiol oils possible for my skin and daughters. I would truly appreciate the help.
    Thank you,
    Heidi

  • 1 Mar, 2011

    Swissjust products offer emotional, physical and dermo-cosmetic well being for all, adults and kids. We have natural and pure Essential Oils and products for easy use. www.wellness-solutions.swissjust-usa.com

  • 28 Jan, 2011

    I would like to know: Where can I purchase these types of oils?
    Thanks!

  • 20 Jan, 2009

    everlasting oil is an essential oil known also as Immortale

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