Avocado oil Avocado oil is rich and nourishing oil that is popular for strengthening and replenishing skin and hair. It's rich in saturated and mono-unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin, proteins and vitamins A, B, E and D. Because of its high skin penetration and absorption rate makes it idea for dry, mature skin, brittle hair and nails. it can also be helpful for stretch marks, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles. Some ways you could use avocado oil -If you use the oil in a ration of 1:2 with a lighter carrier oil such as sweet almond or jojoba. Blend 10ml of avocado oil and 20ml of carrier oil, add 12-18 drops of your favorite essential oils and it can be used as a bath or body oil. -For a hot oil hair treatment, apply a tablespoon of warmed oil to the ends of your hair and leave for 10-30 minuets, shampoo out thoroughly
Black pepper Black pepper is an essential oil that has a warming, spicy aroma and is commonly used for its stimulating, strengthening, energizing and digestive properties some ways you can use black pepper - Easing stiffness in painful joints, blend together 2 drops of black pepper, frankincense and lavender into 10ml of carrier oil. Then massage onto the area that is affected. -Sports massage, combine 4 drops of black pepper, 7 drops of lavender and rosemary essential oil to 30 ml of carrier oil. -Energizing and reviving, dilate a few drops of black pepper and sweet orange into water in a burner or diffuser. Warning: While it is safe to use on normal skin it can be irritating on very sensitive skin.
Cedarwood Cedarwood essential oil has a woody, warming aroma with a sweet balsamic undertone. It is commonly used for anti-inflammatory and a lymphatic decongestant. Some ways you could use cedarwood - Anti-cellulite massage oil by mixing 3 drops of cedarwood, lemon and geranium to 15 ml of a carrier oil then firmly massaging into areas of stubborn cellulite. -Discourage moths by adding a few drops of cedarwood oil to draw liners or strips of cotton to hang in your wardrobe. -Making a masculine fragrance oil by combining 7 drops of cedarwood and black pepper, with 4 drops of lemongrass in 30 ml of sweet almond carrier oil. Blend well the apply to pulse points like the wrist and neck. Warning:
Citronella Citronella essential oil has a fresh, lemon-citrus aroma, it's often used for its uplifting, antimicrobial and tonifying properties. Its commonly used as a deodorant and insect repellent. Some ways you could use citronella -Reviving and energising, mix 3 drops of citronella and 1 drop of peppermint into 10ml of carrier oil then massage onto the soles of your feet. -Repel insects from your skin, blend 5 drops of citronella with 50 ml of carrier oil and apply to exposed skin. -Antimicrobial during colds and flu, use a few drops of citronella in a diffuser or oil burner. Warning:Can be irritating on sensitive skin
Bergamot Bergamot is a essential oil that has an uplifting, invigorating fresh citrus aroma to it, it is commonly used as an energizer, a deodorant and can also be used as a skin repairing oil. Some ways you can use bergamot -It can be good for uplifting the mood and restoring a frazzled nerves. put 2 drops on a tissue to inhale or use in an oil burner/diffuser. -Face oil for blemishes an oily skin. add up to 3 drops each of bergamot and geranium to 10ml of grapeseed carrier oil. Make sure to blend well and smooth a few drops onto your skin after cleansing. -Cold sores, combine 2 drops of each bergamot, tea tree and lavender essential oils and add to 19 ml of carrier oil. Use a cotton bud to dab onto the cold sore. Warning: Photosensitive-avoid exposure to the sun after apply on your skin.
Castor (Organic) castor oil is a powerful oil that is traditionally used to encourage detoxification and cleansing. By using a technique called 'packing'. castor oil is a naturally astringent oil that helps draw impurities from your skin whilst soothing and calming itchy skin, it can also help nourish hair. Some ways you can use castor oil -Liver detox, warm some castor oil and drizzle it onto a muslin cloth. Wrap the cloth around your abdomen then place a hot water bottle onto the area to keep it warm. You may want to use a old sheet or t-shirt to protect your clothes from the oil as you relax for 30+ minutes. -To help clear up blocked pours and blemishes, use a cotton bud to dab a drop onto the affected area or add a drop to your cleanser then massage gently. -Deep conditioning hair treatment, blend 2 drops of rosemary essential oil with 10ml of castor oil then massage into dry hair. Leave for 20 minutes or more then wash off. Whilst this is nourishing for you hair it can also deepen the hair colour there for is recommended for darker hair only. Warning:
Chamomile (Roman) Roman chamomile has a relaxing, fruity, sweet apple like aroma. It's commonly used for soothing the skin, Calming joints and to balance the mind and body. Some ways you could use roman chamomile -Face oil for sensitive skin, combine 1 drop of roman chamomile with 2 teaspoons of jojoba carrier oil, then shake well. Massage 2-3 drops onto the skin after cleansing or use in your cleanser. -For stress and tension, mix 6 drops of roman chamomile oil to 10 ml carrier oil, 1 teaspoon of honey or half a cup of milk. Add the oil blend to hot bath water then swirl around until it disperses. -Menstrual cramps, combine 3 drops of roman chamomile and lavender essential oils into 2 teaspoons of carrier oil then massage over the abdomen, lower back and hips. Warning:
Clary sage Clary safe is an essential oil that has a herbaceous, sweet and relaxing sent. It is best know for being female balancing and skin soothing, it is often used in perfumery. Some ways you could use clary sage -Dandruff or an oily scalp, mix 1-2 drops of clary sage into 10ml of your shampoo -Emotional and hormonal imbalances, use 6 drops each of clary sage, roman chamomile and rose geranium in 20ml of carrier oil. Start by massaging into the soles of your feet and continue up all the way to your scalp. Warning: Avoid using during pregnancy and avoid alcohol after using clary sage.