3 Essential oils to help detox the skin.

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New Year, New You

If we’ve overindulged over the Christmas, our skin can often suffer and show the signs. The cold weather can also cause havoc and leave our skin in need of some serious TLC. Luckily there are lots of ways we can help revive and rejuvenate our skin, getting it ready for the New Year.
We’ve got together a selection of all natural recipes using three key essential oils renowned to help detox the skin and help you feel revived and renewed.

(1) Grapefruit

The salicylic acid in Grapefruit means it can work wonders to help combat oily skin. Its antioxidant properties help to detox the skin, leaving it feeling brighter and more radiant.
What’s more, its wonderfully sweet and fresh aroma makes it renowned as one of aromatherapy’s ‘happy oils’. It’s therefore a great one to use to help beat the January blues!!

Exfoliating facial scrub with Grapefruit

Try mixing one cup of demiera sugar with a third grapeseed oil and 15 – 20 drops of Grapefruit essential oil. Place into an airtight jar and use the mixture as a gentle exfoliating facial scrub.

Moisten the skin with water and using your fingertips, apply a small amount of the scrub to your skin using circular motions.
This gorgeous scrub will help unblock pores and remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling smooth and fresh.

(2) Juniperberry

Juniperberry essential oil is known for its natural detoxifying properties. It’s a great oil to use to help your body recover after overindulging during the holidays (plus it’s known to be a natural hangover reliever!!).

Juniper is another great oil for helping combat those with an oiler skin type. It’s also a natural astringent, meaning it can help reduce redness caused by breakouts.
You can enjoy the great benefits of this oil by using it in a face serum. Serums are an incredibly effective way of treating the skin as they can penetrate the skin deeper than your standard moisturizer.

Simple detoxing facial serum with Juniperberry essential oil


(3) Cedarwood Atlas

Known for its detoxifying properties, Cedarwood oil can have a gentle stimulating effect which helps to break down and eliminate toxins in the body. It acts as a natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory, so it can be useful for treating acne and other skin complaints.

 A great way to make the most of these properties is to use it in a gentle exfoliator. Exfoliating the skin helps to remove dead skin cells and helps promote healthier, softer, smoother skin.

For the ultimate skin detox, you can try blending Cedarwood Atlas Oil with some Epsom salts (renowned for their detoxifying and exfoliating properties), along with a carrier oil of your choice.

Detoxing all over body scrub recipe

1 cup of Epsom salts
4 tablespoons of carrier oil
15 drops of Cedarwood Atlas Essential Oil.
15 drops of Bergamot Essential Oil.

Simply combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl until you’re happy that they’ve blended well.
Scoop into a container and enjoy using in the shower or bath. Apply to wet skin in gentle circular motions and wash off with warm water.

Here you have just a few simple ideas on how to kick-start your skin for the New Year. We hope your new year is getting off to a good start and the resolutions (if there are any) are going well :).

Keep your eyes peeled for more to come over the next few weeks.

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Please note that Amphora Aromatics Ltd cannot be held responsible for any injury, illness or adverse reaction to any recipes, instructions or advice given. It is the responsibility of the end user to ensure that they have followed the relevant safety protocols and that they are aware of any possible side effects before use. We always advise that a skin patch test is carried out before full usage of any natural product whether purchased from ourselves or elsewhere.

If you are making a water based formulation for yourself or to sell then it’s very important that extremely high levels of hygiene are adhered to. Please also be aware that water based products will require some sort of preservative to ensure that they don’t spoil too rapidly. Once water has been included in a formulation bacteria can quickly form and spoil the finished product if preservatives are not used.

Some essential oils can be particularly hazardous for pregnant women. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant then please ensure that you have carefully checked that the essential oil(s) you plan to use are suitable. We recommend that essential oils are avoided altogether during the first trimester of pregnancy. Products should be stored out of reach of children. If you’re planning to use essential oils during pregnancy or with babies or children then you should consult with a professional Aromatherapist first.

Some essential oils are flammable and can be hazardous to the environment. Please ensure they are correctly stored and are disposed of responsibly. We recommend that essential oils are never taken internally and that they should not be applied to the skin around the eyes and mouth.

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