Essential oils or Aromatic oils have been present in all cultures the world over for centuries. The Egyptians have been known to use it as early as 4500 years ago. Chinese books more than 2500 years ago mention the healing effects of oil and their use for medicinal. As for India the ancient text, Ayur Veda contains a lot of references about incorporating essential oils in healing potions.
In the modern era with the advent of the pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries we have got used to using over the counter medicine and cosmetics for our needs. While there is nothing wrong in using advanced medicines and branded cosmetics, it pays to remember that these are chemical compounds with almost no natural elements present in them.
Let us explore a different avenue of natural remedies to deal with the day to day issues of life. Coming back to essential oils and their therapeutic effects let us take a look at how blending different types of essential oils can give you an interesting array of products that can be used for various purposes. Blends of essential oils is nothing but a combination of 2 or more oils giving you enhanced well-being and a more complex fragrance experience.
Most essential oils work effectively and blend easily with other oils. Unlike other mixtures, oils, when blended with each other, do not lose their individual properties. Hence you get a concoction that will give the combined benefits of all the oils used in the blend.
Let us look at some easy recipes of blends that you can use prepare in the Salon or Spa and recommend for use to your clients.
Essential oils for skincare
Different combinations of essential oils can be used to treat various skin problems.
1) Lemon oil blend for blackheads
Get rid of the stubborn blackheads that regularly pop up on your face regardless of the precautions you take.
2 drops of lemon oil
1 teaspoon of baking soda
few drops of water
Make a paste and apply this on your blackheads and see them vanish.
2) Blend of Frankincense for marks.
Make your own face oil to reduce scar marks, pigmentation marks and age spots with this miracle oil.
3 drops of Frankincense
3 drops of geranium
10ml of rosehip oil.
Apply this concoction at night, for best results.
Essential oils for healthy hair
Oil as a regular conditioner for hair and scalp. Using Essential oils will add an extra boost to your hair care regime.
3) Patchouli oil blend to reduce hair fall
Every one struggles with hair fall and lack of hair growth. Treat both these issues with the help of essential oils.
6 drops of patchouli essential oil
10ml of olive oil
Apply this blend to on the scalp to reduce hair fall to promote hair growth.
4) Tea Tree oil blend for dandruff.
One of the significant problems caused by pollution is dandruff. We have a solution to end your struggles.
6 drops of TeaTree oil
2 tablespoons olive oil
4-5 tablespoons curd
Apply this mixture to the scalp before wash and see dandruff reduce with each use.
Essential oils for Well-being.
Essential oils play a vital role in soothing the senses and reducing stress-related issues caused by a hectic urban lifestyle.
5) Lavender oil for Insomnia
Many of us struggle with lack of sleep and yearn for something that will relax our minds and calm us down before sleeping.
Add a few drops of lavender oil on your pillow.
This is a magical solution to all sleep issues. We guarantee you will sleep like a baby after trying this.