It's very easy to make your own skin care products. The simplest to make are facial toners, masks, and moisturizers. You can specialize them to include exactly the therapeutic benefits your skin needs by using essential oils. Essential oils give each formula it's special healing properties, in addition to imparting beautiful scents on your homemade products.
Essential oils are known for emotional/psychological effects as well as physical properties. Because of this, you can turn your 'already good for you' skin care products into powerful well-being motivators as well.
Some of my favorite essential oils for this dual purpose are below.
Lavender – Therapeutically, lavender is particularly good for calming the skin and reducing inflammation and redness. Lavender is also antibacterial and so is great for acneic skin as well. Emotionally, lavender is excellent for anything to do with stress, depression, and anxiety. Panic attacks respond wonderfully to lavender for example.
Bergamot – Therapeutically, bergamot is a potent antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and drying agent. It begins the healing process immediately when applied to acneic, blemished skin and can also reduce oil production in oily skin. Emotionally, bergamot can be used to promote a general sense of happiness and peace. It's great for loneliness and insecurity and stress reduction as well.
Geranium – Geranium is an overall good skin cleanser and helps balance hormone levels. It is a good oil for mature skin and promotes good blood circulation as well. This leaves the skin with a beautiful, natural glow. For the psyche, geranium is another great oil for stress, anxiety, and depression. It promotes a general sense of peace and happiness like bergamot essential oil.
Basil and Lemongrass – Basil and Lemongrass are two essential oils that work the same. They are great acne treatments and also improve a sluggish complexion. If you are feeling exhausted, worn out, or overly fatigued, these essential oils are the ones to add to your skincare mix.
Making your own skin care products can be a fun activity. Remember, just the act of making them can help you feel empowered. When you realize you can make something so good for you so simply, the sky becomes the limit! What I hope is that this can lead you to feeling like you can do even more – and using your skin care for bringing about a better state of well-being can be a first step.
In the next article, I'll give some specifics guidance on making the easiest skincare products and explain how to use them for visualization and self-empowerment. Stay tuned!