jojoba

March 23, 2018

Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe

This Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe is so simple to make, with just three ingredients, and adds luxurious shine to your hair.  Do this treatment about once a month, or more often for damaged hair. Happy Hair Hot Oil Treatment Recipe Ingredients 1/2 Tbsp of coconut oil 1/2 Tbsp […]
April 3, 2018
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Acne

Acne results from blocked skin follicles, encouraging bacteria, and resulting in infection and pimples.  During puberty, hormonal changes result in increased sebum production that can cause the blocked pores.  Here are a few basic suggestions: Keep the face clean, but don’t over-wash. Don’t touch the face with unclean hands and spread […]
April 10, 2018

Charcoal Face Mask

This charcoal face mask recipe only has two ingredients!  It is simple and effective.  Charcoal helps to deeply cleanse the skin, drawing out toxins to help with skin issues such as acne, black heads, white heads, oily skin, bug bites, and abscesses.  Jojoba is a light carrier oil that absorbs […]
April 12, 2018

Ground Oats Facial Cleanser

This ground oats facial cleanser gently scrubs the skin.  Use about twice a week for good exfoliation. Ground Oats Facial Cleanser Ingredients 1 cup of oats – ground in a food processor or blender 1 cup of dried sea clay powder (bentonite) 1 cup of finely ground sea salt 2 […]
July 18, 2018

Home Herbal Spa Facial

Your are just 6 easy steps and 6 natural ingredients away from spoiling yourself with this At Home Herbal Spa Facial. So tie up your hair, light a candle, and lets get started! First, gather your ingredients listed below along with 5 small containers to make your cleanser, exfoliant, mask, […]
July 30, 2018

Essential Oil & Herb Travel Kit

An Essential Oil & Herb Travel Kit is helpful to pack on a trip because it is small and easy to use.  Once you get all the items of your kit together, it can be useful for all kinds of ailments, from bug bites to insomnia.  Plus, the kit is […]
August 3, 2018

Easy to Make – Orange Glow Face Serum Recipe

This Orange Glow Face Serum combines ingredients that shine and nourish the skin.  Rosehip seed oil is expressed from the plant’s seeds and is rich in fatty acids.  Both rosehip seed and jojoba oil soak into the skin easily without leaving a greasy residue.  Sea buckthorn oil is a brilliant […]
September 20, 2018

Benefits of Using Carrier Oils with Essential Oils

Essential oils should always be diluted in carrier oils, alcohol, or vinegar with topical use.  These highly volatile plant extractions have been proven more effective with less harmful side effects when diluted.  Experts agree, using essential oils neat can result in painful skin irritations, or worse!  Professional aromatherapy organizations and […]
October 6, 2018

Rose Clay Mask – Luxurious Silky Pleasure

With only threee ingredients and a one minute preparation time, you must try this rose clay mask recipe.  It smells great and will leave your skin feeling silky soft with a rosy glow!  This mask can help with: removing dead skin cells and other impurities, tightening and toning the skin, […]
November 2, 2018

Bath Time! Enjoying Essential Oils in a Bath Safely

Using essential oils in your bath can add aromatic pleasure and help set the mood for an enjoyable experience.  Some essential oils can be very calming, like those with floral or woody aromas. Other oils can offer an uplifting effect, like citrus or minty notes.  Blending the aromas you like […]
November 8, 2019

What is the Difference Between a Seed and a Nut

This article originally appeared in the NAHA Journal (Fall 2019) and it is republished here according to the NAHA Writer Guidelines 2019-20 copyright statement. By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT Answering the question “What is the difference between a seed and a nut?” can become quite complex. This […]
February 11, 2020

Guide to Using Carrier Oils

By Kathy Sadowski, MS in Aromatherapy, RA, LMT 2/10/2020 Pictured: Carrier oils, butters, waxes, and salts. Thank you to Mountain Rose Herbs for providing the products to write this post. “What’s the difference between a carrier oil and an essential oil?” This is a very common question I hear these […]