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Calming and soothing essential oils for sensitive skin care help relieve irritation, redness, rashes, or itching. Recommended oils include:
The four main types of sensitive skin are acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis caused by allergies and irritants, and burning and stinging, usually for unknown reasons.
To care for sensitive skin:
Important: Always spot test any any blend containing essential oils for sensitive skin before using it on a large area. If a blend irritates your skin, tests each essential oil alone to find the problematic oil. Put a drop of the essential oil in 10 to 20 drops of a carrier oil and test it. You may also need to test carrier oils alone to make they aren't causing the problem.
Use a circular motion to apply a small amount of the following cleanser to moist skin. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Mix the following ingredients in a dark container with a cap. Use this moisturizer as needed.
Source: Healing With Aromatherapy
This formula tones and balances sensitive skin cells.
Add the following essential oils to a 5-ml dark-colored dropper bottle:
Blend 12 to 15 drops in 2 tablespoons carrier oil. Apply 1 to 3 drops of the blend to your face once a day.
Source: The Best Natural Cures Using Essential Oils
Hydrosols are the water by-product of steam distilling plants to make essential oils. Hydrosols are very gentle, even for the most sensitive skin. Try this simple blend:
Mix hydrosols in a small, dark spray bottle. Use to lightly mist face.
You can keep the toner on the bathroom counter, out of direct sunlight, for one to two months. Otherwise, store in refrigerator.
Source: The Essential Guide to Natural Skin Care
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