Healthy looking skin is often a reflection of your inner health. Many factors come into play here including diet, exercise, environment and lifestyle. If you lead a balanced, healthy life taking all of these factors into account you’re well on your way to a healthy and radiant complexion.
To further enhance your skin, the use of natural skin care products can make a huge difference to your appearance. Incorporating as many natural ingredients as you can into your skincare regime is not only sensible but satisfying as you know you’re doing your bit for the environment.
Aromatherapy essential oils are are among the most effective ingredients you can treat your skin to. They should never be used neat on your skin however, but are best included in a specially devised preparation along with other natural ingredients. These could include carrier oils such as almond, apricot, avocado, rosehip, jojoba, wheatgerm, and grapeseed. Ensure you only use high quality vegetable oils such as these and never consider using mineral oils like baby oil which can clog pores and do more harm than good to your skin.
Other ingredients worth noting that are suitable for adding to natural skin care products include beeswax, cocoa butter, floral waters, facial clays, Fuller’s earth and even some ingredients commonly found in your kitchen such as yoghurt, honey, cinnamon, lemon, cider vinegar, cucumber and fresh herbs.
Many of these ingredients have natural healing abilities and you’ll find that using fresh ingredients from your kitchen or garden can be extremely rewarding. The importance of feeding your body fresh, organic foods is well documented so why not treat your skin with the same respect!
Learning how to prepare and blend various natural skin care recipes can be lots of fun and is not as difficult as you may think. You’ll find many aromatherapy essential oil recipes for natural skin care throughout this website. For those of you who would prefer to have an easy-to-follow companion guide all in one place, I have compiled the most popular recipes into a beautiful ebook for a very reasonable price.