We would suggest the following:
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Lemon Essential Oil
- Frankincense Essential Oil
Massage – Buy a base oil: Jojoba or Sweet almond oil. If you have 20ml of base oil, add half the amount of Essential Oil drops. In this case, you will add 5 drops of Lavender, 3 drops of Frankincense and 2 drops of Lemon. Rub the blend over the affected facial area, as required. Especially effective after a bath.
Bath – Your skin is the most absorbent part of the body. The heat of the bath assists in the absorption. There are 2 ways to do this:
- Diffusing 5 drops (maximum) of Essential Oils into a teaspoon of milk. Or a cup, if you would like more of a Cleopatra style bath. Use 3 drops of Lavender, 1 drop of Frankincense and 1 drop of Lemon. Add Epsom salts.
- Or simply add 5ml of your massage blend.
Close all windows. Soak for 15-20 minutes minimum. Avoid splashing in the eyes.
Compress – (Cold or Warm). Add 1 drop of Lavender, 1 drop of Frankincense and 1 drop of Lemon Oil into the water. Gently lay the material onto the surface of the water to attract the film of Essential Oil. Place the compress over the facial area, as required.
** A patch test is required – 1 drop of aromatherapy oil to 4 drops of base oil. Apply a coin size amount to a patch of skin on the inner arm **
If sensitivity occurs, apply more base oil to soothe the area. Possibly avoid use for a further 10 days. If you wish to continue, dilute to ¼ of the original amount and test on a small area of skin. If there is no further reaction, continue with that dosage.
** Lavender is the safest of oils, if on a rare occasion you react, apply more base oil to the skin to soothe it and dilute the massage blend with more base oil **
** Lemon – Avoid use during pregnancy/lactation, Avoid sun exposure to areas of application for 12 hours. Avoid if on prescription medication. Avoid use with children below 5 years of age **
** Frankincense – Avoid use during pregnancy/lactating, if any bleeding disorders or on anticoagulants. Avoid with children below 5 and caution below 8 **