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I recently got this email from a reader, and because I still am not able to get comments on the most popular post I have ever written, I am continuing to respond to them via blog post so I can get them answered, and so other people can see my answers: I just discovered your site recently and finally finished reading through all the comments! Your explanations are very clear. I think it’s the most informative site on essential oils that I’ve come across. The only oil I’ve ever used is tea tree but I’d really like to try more. … Continue reading
I guess I’ve got facials on the brain. Earlier this week, I posted about the benefits of essential oil facial steams, and today, I’m back to talk about facial toners. Before I owned a spa, I used to think that facial toners were one of those unnecessary items that the esthetician tried to sell me just to line her pockets. Not true. It turns out that toners are a very important part of your skin care regime, because they help to a) remove excess makeup; b) balance the acid mantle on your face (that the cleanser has usually taken off); … Continue reading
When I used to own a wellness spa, my favorite thing to do was to get a facial (okay, I loved the body wraps, too, I can’t lie). I used to love climbing up onto those comfortable esthetics beds underneath those warm sheets, and letting my fabulous staff put scrumptious masques on my face. I think my absolute favorite part, though, was the steam that billowed over my skin during the cleansing and exfoliation process. My estheticians always explained to me that the steam opened up my pores and allowed my skin to absorb all those wonderful ingredients they were … Continue reading
I’ve been making essential oil facial blends a long time – since I first became a certified Aromatherapist, in fact. I used to have a long list of clients for whom I would customize essential oil blends, and for each of them, I would sit down and do a lengthy consultation about their top skin concerns as well as do skin patch testing with specific essential oils. Since I can’t sit with you in person and do the skin patch testing, I am going to ask that you do a skin patch test on your own whenever you want to … Continue reading