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Skincare Recommendations:

Please do your research on the specific safe usage guidelines for any essential oils used on delicate facial skin. We recommend at most a 1 to a 1.5% dilution for “leave-on” skincare products, and do not feel that any of the harsher irritating essential oils have any place in a skincare routine. 

Skin Care (General)
Lavender, Rose, Rosemary verbenon, Geranium, Chamomile  and most Hydrosols
Tea Tree, Manuka, Helichrysum, Lavender, Spike Lavender,  Geranium, Vetiver, German Chamomile, Atlas Cedarwood, Palma Rosa, Thyme Linalol, Cajeput, Niaouli, Yarrow Hydrosol, German Chamomile Hydrosol, Melissa Hydrosol. See also our suite of Clarifying Products to gently soothe and heal problem skin.
Grapefruit, Yarrow, Rosemary camphor or cineole, Lime (Distilled)
Black Heads
Coriander, Thymus vulgaris ch linalool, Peppermint, Lemongrass (less than 1% dilution.)
Chapped / Cracked Skin
Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Roman or German Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula Infused Oil
Black Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Ginger, Lavender (ie, circulatory stimulants to promote warming)
Sweet Basil, Juniper, Lemon, Niaouli, Peppermint
Combination Skin
Geranium, Ylangylang, Rose Geranium Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol
Couperose (Thread veins, congested capillaries)
Helichrysum, Cypress, Rose, Lavender, Roman and German Chamomiles, Geranium, Calendula Infused Oil, Helichrysum Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol
Devitalized Skin
Eucalyptus Globulous, Myrtle, Neroli, Basil, Juniper, Lemon,  Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Orange, Oregano, Rosemary,  Geranium, Grapefruit
Dry Acne
Petitgrain, Lavender, Spike Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium
Dry Skin
Carrot Seed, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender, Palma Rosa, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Neroli, Petitgrain, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Ylangylang, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Rose Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol, Calendula Infused Oil. See also our Dry Skin Sampler for suggested carrier oils to nourish dry, fragile skin.
German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Lavender, Carrot Seed,  Roman Chamomile, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Yarrow, Ylangylang. Calendula infused oil, Cranberry Seed Oil. See our Eczema and Psoriasis Carrier Oil Sampler for a selection of carrier oils all recommended for helping deal with eczema. We have also had excellent feedback from clients using our Baby Bottom Balm as a treatment for dry eczema (available seasonally).  We strongly suggest patch testing any aromatic before using on eczema, since the eczema could be triggered by contact dermatitis.
Palma Rosa, Sweet Orange, Mandarine, Rose, most Hydrosols, especially Neroli
German Chamomile, Manuka, Geranium, Lavender, Myrrh, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Spikenard, Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool, Calendula, Palma Rosa, Niaouli, Laurel, Myrtle.  See our Mercy Treatment Gel.
Helichrysum, St. John’s Wort Infusion, Carrot Seed, Cistus, Galbanum, German and Roman Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Myrtle, Rosewood, Yarrow Hydrosol, Helichrysum Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Hydrosol, German Chamomile Hydrosol
Jasmine, Helichrysum, Lavender, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Lavender Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Peppermint Hydrosol
Large Pores
Myrtle, Lemongrass, Rose, Cedarwood
Mature, Aged Skin / Wrinkles
Carrot Seed, Elemi, Cistus, Frankincense, Galbanum, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Clary Sage, Cypress, Lavender, Neroli, Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, Rose Hip Extract. Also consider our CO2 Combo or our Mature Skin Elixir. See our Mature Skin Carrier Oil Sampler to gently nurture and rejuvenate mature skin. Best yet, see our Cleopatra’s Secret line of skin care products, Creme Cleanser, Serum, Toner, and luxurious bath products, all designed to nurture mature skin and give the user a youthful glow.
Normal Skin
Atlas Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosewood, Ylangylang, Angelica, all Hydrosols
Oily Skin
Cedarwood, Geranium, Clary Sage, Lavender, Ylangylang, Lemon, Peppermint, Niaouli, Cajeput, Cypress, Calendula Infusion, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Juniper, Melissa, Yarrow, Grapefruit, Thyme Linalool, Lavandin, Spike Lavender, Rose. Melissa Hydrosol. See our recommended moisturizing carrier oils for oily skin in our Oily Skin Carrier Oil Sampler.
Pimples, Blemishes
Tea Tree, Manuka, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Thyme Linalool, Cajeput, Niaouli, Rosemary. See also our Clarifying Soap and Treatment Gel.
Psoriasis (extremely difficult to treat)
Bergamot, Cade (steam distilled!),Helichrysum, Cajeput, Carrot Seed, German or Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Juniper, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Calendula Infused Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil. We have had fantastic results from people applying our Pomegranate Seed CO2 to areas with psoriasis. See also our Eczema and Psoriasis Carrier Oil Sampler designed to help alleviate symptoms.
Cypress, Peppermint, Rosemary, Fennel, Celery, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile, Ximenia Seed Oil (fixed oil.)
Frankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Helichrysum, Elemi, Vetiver, Spikenard, Caraway, Palma Rosa, Spanish Sage, Clary Sage, Lavender, Galbanum, Myrrh, Myrtle, Calendula, Carrot Seed, Cistus, CO2 Combo
Revitalizing / Basal Layer
Carrot Seed, Niaouli, Tea Tree, Orange, Calendula
German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Helichrysum Hydrosol, see our Rosacea Synergy and other products designed to soothe inflamed and/or ultra sensitive skin.
Sensitive Skin
Roman and German Chamomile, Rose, Palma Rosa, Helichrysum, Neroli, Carrot Seed, Angelica, Jasmine, Neroli Hydrosol, Chamomile Hydrosol, Yarrow Hydrosol
Helichrysum (in a base of Rose Hip Seed Oil), Carrot Seed, Lavender, Petitgrain, Galbanum
Skin Toner
Calendula Infused Carrier Oil (for dry skin), Chamomiles, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Frankincense, Petitgrain, Lemon, and all Hydrosols
Note, this started out being based on information from Sylla Shepherd Hanger’s Aromatherapy Practioner’s Reference Manual.   I have added to and expanded on her framework for 20 years or so.

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