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A while back, I shared with you how to make your own aromatherapy facial toners at home. While I was away in Anaheim for Expo West 2012, I got a fantastic question/comment from Paige, which read: How long do you think the toner you mentioned at the bottom would last? (the one you use) And also where do you purchase your oils from and what do you think the average price is for you to make that toner? Thank you! But alas! It is almost the end of March 2012, and I have not yet answered her. Shame on me! … 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
Yup, it’s that time of year again. The school year and fall season are in high gear, and today I woke up with that yucky, slightly painful tickle at the back of my throat. So, I decided to ask Dr. Corrine Wang, a naturopathic physician focused on resolving childhood allergies, asthmas, and ADHD, to weigh in on what we can do as Moms during this time to help prevent our kids from getting sick. Or if they do fall ill, how can we Moms alleviate their symptoms and help them get well as quickly as possible? She came back with … 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