Although mostly associated with salons and spas, essential oils can and should be a part of our daily beauty regime as much as our face wash or sunscreen is.
Extracted from plants, these oils contain various therapeutic elements that will help enhance the health and beauty of your hair and skin.
The skin benefits include reducing wrinkles, exfoliation, deep cleansing, moisturising, healing scars and acne, improving texture and more. The added advantages for hair are promoting growth, healing scalp, increasing strength and bringing a shine.
Essential oils are simple to use and easy to procure and can become a long-term part of your skin and hair care routines. We got in touch with Anita Golani, Founder, iORA, a DIY Salon kit series to share some DIY essential oils for hair and skin.
For Skin Care
You can make an all-purpose facial oil for the winters.
50ml Argan oil
50ml Rose hip oil
This will nourish and keep your skin glowing through the cold climate.
For Hair Care
For an effective and easy way to reduce hair-fall and promote growth.
6 drops of Patchouli oil
10ml of olive oil
Apply this on the scalp for best results.
For Body Care
Nothing rejuvenates like an essential oil enhanced bath.
Add a few drops of Lavender oil to your bath water for a smoothing and relaxing experience.
“As a trained Aromatherapy Expert from the last 20 years, I strongly suggest everyone must use Rosehip & frankincense oil daily before sleeping. Making this blend a part of your night skin care routine will help reduce your blemishes & even out your skin tone,” adds Anita.
A few guidelines
Read up on the properties and uses of the essential oil that you are planning to buy. Make careful notes of the dos and don’ts.
Always do an allergy test before using them on your face or body.
Essential oils are highly concentrated, so avoid using them directly on your skin.
Don’t wait for a salon appointment. Try these DIY essential oil treatments for a luxury experience at home.
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