Over the past few years, the beauty industry has been celebrating one of Mother Nature’s most precious gifts to skincare’oils”. Used for thousands of years for their health-giving properties and by the Egyptians in particular for beauty treatments, oils have travelled through history and via their modern home the spa, finding their way into our homes. Why? Well not only are they brimming with vitamins, minerals and fatty acids, they are also great moisturisers that help rebalance and improve the skin’s complexion and texture and it’s due to these multitudes of benefits that you can use oils in your hair as well as your skin.
The best thing about essential oils is that they are easy to blend, giving you the independence to create a combination that suites your skin type. Below is a recipe that I’ve been using for the past six months. It’s a mixture that I use on my body and as a facial treatment/moisturiser. Not only is it a great hydrator it really softens the skin and helps reduce the apprearance of fine lines. It’s also bursting with aromatic fragrances, perfect for a bedtime skin routine. So go on then, bring a little spa home and let the magic begin with this beauty in a bottle recipe.
(This recipe suites all skin types)
10 drops essential lavender oil
10 drops of rosehip oil
5 drops of essential sage oil
Take an empty bottle (I purchased mine from Muji) fill half the bottle with Avocado oil and half with Almond oil. Then add the essential oils and give the bottle a gentle shake. Store the bottle in a cool dry place and use as desired.
Avocado oil is widely used in the beauty industry due to its cell-renewing properties. With healing vitamins such as A, K, E and D, it is the ultimate skin conditioner, making it a key ingredient in my skincare routine.
Sage oil is a great antioxidant and is known for its anti-ageing properties. It can delay cell damage.
Lavender oil is the most popular of all essential oils. Cell renewing and anti-inflammatory, it tones, firms and relaxes the skin.
Almond oil is famously used as a base oil in aromatherapy with vitamins A,B and E, it helps moisturise and removes impurities from the skin. It is also known to help reduce the appearance of dark circles and fine lines.
Rosehip oil (see previous post)
Love Kyra x