Before you go on long week-ends or holiday this Summer, you can prepare a few little bottles with your homemade elixirs and use them whenever needed. I chose 2 of my favorites for you to enjoy:
Purifying and toning oil for the face
This mix will purify while tone and regenerate the skin. Therefore, it’s also one you can do in the Spring. The smell is quite strong (if you aren’t used to essential oils, this may surprise you at first! Tea-tree and Everlasting have a very strong smell but they are so effective that it is worth to bear their potent fragrances).
What you need:
In a 50 ml glass bottle, mix 25 ml of rose hip seeds oil and 15 ml of apricot kernel oil.
Add the following essential oils:
6 drops of tea-tree; melaleuca alternifolia; highly cleansing and purifying
3 drops of Everlasting; helichrysum italicum; regenerates the skin and prevents wrinkles
3 drops of geranium; pelargonium graveolens; cleanses and balances sebum
This ritual is to be done in the evening. After cleansing your skin, spray a rose mist preferably or another of your favorite, then dry gently with a tissue to remove excess. But leave your skin a little bit wet though, ready to receive the massage with the above mixture.
Firmly shake the bottle and pour a small quantity of the mixture in your palm. Then, rub your hands and massage your face, starting with small circular movements on the cheeks, then onto the nose, back to the temples, forehead and chin. Repeat until fully absorbed by the skin.
Result: the skin is deeply purified, hydrated and refreshed.
Note: if you don’t find rose hip seed oil and apricot kernel oil, replace with sesame or argan oil. If this is still not available to you, use sweet almond oil.
An all-in-one hair and body oil
This recipe can be made at any season when your hair needs a boost. It is perfect as a hair mask as well as an everyday hyper hydrating body oil in the summer season.
What you need:
50 ml of jojoba oil: revitalizing, anti-aging; balances and revitalizes the hair
30 ml of aloe vera tincture: hydrating, revitalizing, softening and calming the scalp
15 drops of ylang-ylang essential oil; cananga odorata; balances sebum secretion and softens the skin
10 drops of lavender essential oil: lavandula angustifolia; calms sunburns and little skin rashes, stimulates skin cells regeneration.
Mix all the above ingredients into a 100 ml glass bottle and shake it to mix.
Apply every night on the whole body after your shower. Once or twice a week, use the mixture as a hair mask and leave it on for 10 minutes. Then, rinse it off and wash your hair as usual.
Result: your skin and hair will be as soft as silk, nourished and repaired.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Don’t use essential oils if you are pregnant or nursing. Keep them away from children and babies. Please refer to my « Do’s and Don’ts section » prior to creating my DIY recipes:)