Make your own aromatherapy products, istockphoto, used with permission
Make your own aromatherapy products, istockphoto, used with permission

Just as there are many ways to make an aromatherapy scrub, there are also many ways to make a facial scrub.  Facial scrubs don’t usually contain the same abrasives as an aromatherapy sugar scrub; remember, you are dealing with the delicate skin of your face (and eye area!).  Experimentation is the key but here’s one simple aromatherapy recipe that I came up with for an aromatherapy facial scrub.

The Benefits of an Aromatherapy Facial Scrub

A facial scrub is an exfoliant for your your face and will help to cleanse your pores and remove any dry, dead skin from the surface.  Some people use it in place of soap, although you can just use it several times a week instead of daily, if you want to.

An aromatherapy facial scrub will contain suitable essential oils for your skin type, so it will depend on whether your skin is oily, dry or normal as to which essential oils you choose to add to your facial scrub.  A qualified aromatherapist will be able to tell you which essential oils are suitable for your skin type – or take an introductory course in aromatherapy such as the Sedona Aromatherapie Foundation Course in Aromatherapy (scheduled release date late Spring 2012) to learn more about essential oils.

Things You Will Need to Make an Aromatherapy Facial Scrub

If you don’t have a coffee grinder, I would recommend investing in one if you are planning to make your own facial scrubs.  Grinding up your basic ingredients is one element of making a facial scrub.  You don’t need to invest in an expensive one if you are just making small aromatherapy products for youself.

You will also need the following basic materials to make a facial scrub:

  • jar to store your finished product in
  • label for your jar
  • small mixing bowl.

Basic ingredients that you will need to make your facial scrub include:

  • oats (oatmeal)
  • cornmeal
  • almond
  • honey
  • yoghurt.

Here is one simple recipe for making an aromatherapy facial scrub:

  • 0.5 oz ground oatmeal
  • 0.5 oz ground almonds
  • appropriate essential oils (add between 12 and 15 drops, depending on your skin type and personal circumstances).

Simply combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and store in the jar for use.  You will need to add water to this mix (to make a paste) when applying it to your skin.  Use your grinder to grind up the oats and the almonds.

If you are interested in learning how to make aromatherapy products with natural ingredients and essential oils, check out the “courses” tab on the top menu of the Sedona Aromatherapie home page.  This is where you will find the latest offerings in online & distance learning courses, plus some simple make-your-own products kits.


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