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ESSENTIAL OILS & THE SKIN

The use of essential oil is trending especially in beauty products and DIY (do it yourself) recipes to promote healthy , and good looking skin.

Firstly, i will like to correct the impression a lot of us have in Nigeria ( essential oils are not only for the skin) ,there are lots of other benefits to essential oil than using as part of skin products.

  • Emotional balancing / healing
  • Detoxifying
  • Spiritual connectionimage
  • Connection to Nature
  • Essential oils can be used to help Focus
  • Relaxes the nerves
  • Aid sleep
  • PMS
  • Essential oils helps in general wellness , being a study that explains the connection between human and plant

During my course of practice as a Certified & Professional Aromatherapist i have discovered the use of essential oil has a lot of consideration, now i am not discarding any recipe out there but we need to always remember we are in Africa, (Nigeria)  a tropical area, we experience hotter summer.

The use of carrier oils , essential oils and body butters should be used with understanding especially for those of us who work under the sun daily . Night use of oils and butters (should be whipped) is highly recommended.

Essential oils in the Citrus family (Bergamot, Blood Orange, Ceylon Citronella, Clementine, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Mandarin Orange, Neroli, Pink Grapefruit, Sweet Orange and Tangerine essential oils ) should also be used at night to avoid Photosynthesis .

Citrus essential oils can cause phototoxicity if you have prolonged exposure to UV Rays within 12-18 hours of using the essential oil.

 

The following should be considered to get the best of a DIY recipe / blend

  • Blending factor of the essential oil (number of drops) e.g blending factor of Rose Essential oil – 1 , Tea tree -7
  • Diluting percentage  (sensitive skin -1% essential oil  to quantity of carrier oil)
  • Age      ( age of user)
  • Skin condition
  • Skin type ( dry, combined, oily skin)
  • Skin sensitivity

Working with essential oils can be very interesting , having to do it the right way.

9 thoughts on “ESSENTIAL OILS & THE SKIN

  1. Semmylor says:

    do u have a shop and where?

    1. admin says:

      Thanks Seyi for reaching out to us.we presently operate as an online store, how ever we have some few stockist across Nigeria

      1. Essential oil lover says:

        Please what’s the name of your online store?

      2. Egwurube Oluwakemi says:

        I’m interested in the essential oil please how do I get your address? Where is your location in Enugu and Port Harcourt?

        1. admin says:

          We are based in Lagos, but we deliver to both Enugu and Port Harcourt. Just place your order here, or you can drop you number and we’ll take your order on phone

    2. admin says:

      We are located at Ikeja. We can also take your orders here on our site. or receive your orders on phone

  2. Isabella says:

    What’s the use for lemon essential oil? I wanted to mix in on my cream because I have dark scar spot on my legs

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