The scent of spring in the air makes us aware of new life and new beginnings. Take a few minutes to look at your skin!
Even though you can’t see anything happening, your skin is working very hard to maintain itself and protect. Underneath the first layer of your skin, new skin cells are regenerating. When new cells mature, they start moving toward the top layer of the skin and newer cells continue to move towards the surface of the skin. Our skin sheds about 30,000 to 40,000 dead skin cells a day. As we wash our body it cleans the most of the cells away, however still can leave the body feeling dry and scales.
Cleansing diets, steams exfoliating and massage allow the skin to breathe properly, help eliminate toxic waste via perspiration, creating a vibrant, rejuvenated healthy looking skin.
Steps to start!
- Change diet; Eat mineral rich foods such as leafy greens, peppers, broccoli and sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, fish and kelp. These foods include a variety of minerals such as silica, calcium sulfur that benefit skin nutrition.
- Adequate amounts of plant based proteins such as lentils, beans and legumes.
- Increase fiber such as vegetables, oats, bran, fruits, flax seeds chia seeds, whole grain rice to keep to activate a regular digestive system.
- Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day with fresh squeezed lemon. Water keeps you flushed so waste and toxins won’t be excreted through the skin. And prevents dehydrated skin.
- Mild exercise keeps your skin’s circulation free and flowing
- Fresh air and early morning sunlight on the body for natural vitamin D
- Reduce or eliminate intake of caffeine, simple carbohydrates, saturated fats, red meat, smoking and alcohol.
Exfoliation is the removal of dead skin cells from the outer skin layer. This brings a fresh skin to the surface and stimulates cell growth in the lower layers.
Dead Sea Salt Rose Body Glow (For dry normal skin types)
Step 1: Prepare the essential oil formulation (Based on 0.5-1% dilution)
- 1 tablespoons of Sunflower seed oil (Cold pressed)(Helianthus annuus)
- 4 tablespoon of Glycerin
- 2 drops of Rose otto (Rosa damascena)
- 1 drops of Juniper berry (Junniper communis)
- 3 drops of Vitamin E
- 250 grams finely ground dead sea salts
- 1tablespoon of finally ground-dried rose petal herb
Combine the ingredients to form a paste. Use in the shower. Follow with after shower massage oil.
Aromatic Sweet Body Glow (For dry normal skin types) Step 1: Prepare the essential oil formulation (Based on 0.5-1% dilution)
- 1 tablespoons of Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus annuus)
- 4 tablespoon of Glycerin
- 2 drops of Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium var. amara leaf
- 1 drop of Lime Distilled (Citrus aurantiifolia)
- 3-4 drops of Vitamin E
- Step 2: Prepare the Dry ingredients
- 250 grams fine enriched brown sugar
1 Tbls of Neroli floral water. (Add floral water right before use)
(Combine the ingredients to form a paste. Use in the shower)
Self care Aromatic after shower massage.
Take the time to massage gentle aromatic massage oil into your skin after an exfoliating. A gentle massage supports the lymphatic system and helps improve the body’s potential to eliminate wastes and at the same time hydrates the skin.
Refreshing Aromatic after shower body massage oil
(Based on 1% dilution)
Step 1 Prepare the essential oil synergy
- 4 drops of Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara )
- 1 drop of Rose Otto (Rosa damascenaa)
- 1 drop of Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)
- 25 mls of Sunflower (Helianthus annuus)
- 2 drops of pure vitamin E
- 5 mls of Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera biennis)
(Combine oils and decant in glass bottle. Use in the shower)
The information contained in this educational service is not intended nor is it implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Healing Fragrances School of Aromatherapy does not accept responsibility for any problematic situations experienced by you or anyone to whom you give treatment.
Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health providers prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Nothing contained in the course is intended to provide a medical diagnosis or offer a treatment.