Essential Oil Skin Care for Different Skin Types

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Carla Oates, in her book Feeding Your Skin suggests the following essential oil combinations for different skin types. You could use them, for instance, in making a body scrub. These quantities are to be added to 3.5oz (100mL) of carrier oil.

normal – 10 drops lavender, 6 geranium, 4 ylang-ylang

oily – 8 drops sandalwood, 6 lemon, 6 lavender

dry – 8 drops sandalwood, 6 geranium, 6 rose

sensitive – 6 drops chamomile, 4 rose, 2 neroli

dehydrated – 10 drops rose, 8 sandalwood, 2 patchoulli

mature – 8 drops neroli, 6 frankincense, 6 ylang-ylang

acneous – 10 drops lemon, 10 cypress, 5 lavender

devitalised – 10 drops geranium, 6 rose, 4 cypress

broken capillaries – 8 drops rose, 6 chamomile, 6 cypress