Essential oils are a great way to feed your skin, but they must be used properly. Do not apply undiluted oils directly to the skin. They are very concentrated and can cause allergies or chemical burns if used undiluted. Citrus oils are photosensitive - do not use on skin in the sun. If you experience a reaction, use a carrier oil to dilute essential oil on the skin.
Here are several different ways to Dilute & use Essential Oils:
Making a blend
To make your own oil blend use a carrier oil ( this is how you dilute essential oils). There are tons of carrier oils you can use, try to pick one that is best for your skin type. For every one teaspoon of carrier oil you add 3 drops of essential oils. Using an oil blend massaged into your skin every day is the best way to maximize the benefits of essential oils.
Take a relaxing bath
This a great way to feed all of your skin with an essential oil. Add 5-7 drops of your chosen essential oil. You can use up to 3 different oil types but keep it to 5-7 drops total.
Make a Spritzer
With a small glass spray bottle, fill with water (filtered if your can) and add 6 drops of your chosen essential oil into the water, shake and spray onto your skin anytime, keeping eyes closed. This is a great way to freshen skin throughout the day.
Benefits of Face Compressing with Essential Oils
Face compressing cleanses, detoxifies, exfoliates, hydrates, and nourishes (with the chosen E.O.) your skin while the aroma lifts your emotional and mental state through aromatherapy. Simply put, It will help you on the inside and outside! This is a very special way to start or end your day, as you give yourself the time you deserve to pamper yourself in a relaxing, non-toxic, gentle way.
Face Compressing Tips:
Towel Drying saps moisture & irritates the skin (this is why it's bests to pat your face with the damp cloth)
If you use a bowl for face compressing, try to use purified water
( most tap water has chlorine & many toxic chemicals)
Our bamboo blend washcloth is antibacterial & very absorbent
For compressing its best you use only 1 essential oil with 3 drops of that oil
If your skin reddens easily use cold water, if your skin is dry use hot water (not to hot though!) for combinations skin use warm water, for blemished skin use cool to tepid water
Don't forget to follow the care instructions on the washcloths ( if your using our ORGANIC WASHCLOTHS )- do not wash with bleach or heavy detergent - even after a good spin in the wash, it could still stay in the fabric and essentially get on your face