This fragrant face oil will nourish and tone the skin. Exposure to the elements and overheated homes during cooler months are two reasons people experience dry skin.
Other culprits are synthetic soaps and alcohol-based toners, which strip moisture from the skin. People often assume that their faces are clean when the skin feels tight after cleansing, but this is really just the surfactants removing the good oils that protect your skin.
Most people are reluctant to apply oils to their face for fear that it will clog the pores or cause the skin to break out. This is absolutely not true if you are using genuine essential oils and an organic carrier oil. In Europe, oils for the face are an accepted part of skin care.
This complexion serum has a base of hazelnut oil, which is slightly astringent and is absorbed quite readily into the skin, and borage seed oil, which is high in gamma linoleic acid, a fatty acid found in collagen.
These oils alone will feed the skin better than any synthetic compounds found in commercial cosmetic preparations. Neroli is particularly valuable in this blend for its ability to regulate activity of the capillaries and restore vitality to the skin.
Makes 1/2 ounce
- 1/2 ounce glass bottle
- 1/4 ounce hazelnut oil
- 1 drop Lavender
- 2 drops Sandalwood
- 2 drops Rose
- 3 drops Neroli
- 1/4 ounce borage seed oil
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Fill the bottle partway with hazelnut oil. Add Essential Oils, cover, and shake well. Top off with borage seed oil, cover, and agitate a second time. To use, apply 3-4 drops to moist cotton pad and wipe over damp face. For added benefit, use in conjunction with Floral Waters.
Natural Skin Care Based on Science
Your skin is the largest organ in your body. What you put on it can have a profound impact on your overall health over the long term. That's why every ingredient in your skincare product needs to be carefully chosen … to feed your skin with essential nutrients.
Did you know that many skincare products contain only tiny amounts of certain active ingredients, just so they can add them to the label? Or that many popular and expensive skincare products can actually damage your skin?
This recipe is from “Well Being” by Barbara Close