Aromahead's November Newsletter:
Nourish and Protect Your Skin

Andrea with roses

From Andrea

Hi friend,

If you’ve got skin, you may have noticed how much it likes being cared for.

Skin—the largest organ on our bodies—loves being nourished, protected, and kept warm. It likes massages and interesting textures. Sometimes skin likes being in the water or feeling the wind.

And if your skin doesn’t like something, you’ll know about it! Skin is very communicative.

Store-bought skin care products are sometimes made with ingredients that can be harsh. Making your own skin care blends can be a beautiful gift to yourself. It’s more than luxurious, it’s about all-natural self care that can deeply support your health. 

In this newsletter, I want to give you a few ideas for making your own skin care products with natural, nourishing carrier oils and butters. These are great for skin even without essential oils blended in . . . but we’ll still blend in some essential oils to create different effects!



Rose’s “White Blossom” Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

A Recipe for You:
Rose’s “White Blossom” Exfoliating Facial Cleanser

This is a facial scrub recipe that comes from my book, The Heart of Aromatherapy. It’s made with three natural ingredients, and won’t dry your face out.

Rose’s “White Blossom” Exfoliating Facial Cleanser 

This is Rose’s love poem to your skin. The white clay offers a gentle scrub, the avocado oil cleanses and moisturizes, and Rose itself nourishes and heals.

  • 1 oz (28 g) white clay
  • 1 oz (30 ml) avocado oil (Persea gratissima)
  • 1 drop Rose absolute (Rosa × damascena)

Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) glass jar. Stir all of the ingredients together gently with a glass stirring rod or the handle of a stainless steel spoon. If you like, you can let this sit on your face for a bit as a mask before using the tips of your fingers to massage it into your skin, getting the exfoliating benefits of the clay. Then rinse it off with warm water. Ta-da! Beautiful skin!

Can You Use Essential Oils to Calm Redness on Your Face?

On the Aromahead Blog:
Essential Oils to Calm a Red Face

When it comes to skin on our face that always seems to be red, even when we don’t feel stressed or overheated, Aromatherapy can really help.

We want something that’s gentle enough to use long term, and very effective at cooling heat, reducing inflammation, and caring for skin. (These are a few basic things to look for in any blend of essential oils to calm redness. Calming redness is a result of these things, really.)

I want to share a “skin care system” with you that includes Helichrysum essential oil and hydrosol.

Read more here >>

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Gina Flores of Essential Body Wisdom

Our Aromatherapy World:
Gina Flores of Essential Body Wisdom

Dancers have a beautiful relationship with their bodies. They are strong and so graceful . . . but all that dancing sometimes results in injuries. (That part is less fun!)

Gina Flores is a dancer who also works in massage therapy, and several other physical restorative practices. Needless to say, she’s learned a lot about how the body works, and how to support it naturally!

I feel so honored and proud that she’s also an Aromahead graduate! 

Gina earned her Aromatherapy Certification, and now runs Essential Body Wisdom—a private practice where her clients can book sessions in (are you ready for this list…?) Craniosacral Therapy, Reflexology, Clinical Essential Oil Therapy, Tibetan Bowl Sound and Vibrational Therapy, Infant Massage, and even Aromatherapy Educational Workshops.

Whew! What a list!

Gina has even authored a children’s book, Faith and the Fragrance Fairy!

Talk about creative energy—Gina, you are inspiring!

On her Aromahead Graduate profile, Gina says, “I have had many careers and studied many things, but what I keep coming back to is the profound intelligence of our bodies and the gifts of nature.”

The profound intelligence of our bodies and the gifts of nature—I just love that!

Join Jenny and Karen for our upcoming Essential Oil Masterclasses!

Join us for our upcoming Essential Oil Masterclasses!

If you’re confused about using your oils, it can feel like you’re wasting time looking for information, wasting money, and even wasting your oils.

These free classes will help you use essential oils more effectively for ANY situation (including making safe blends for kids), even if you only have a small collection.

These classes are about YOU!

We created this free Masterclass Series based on common questions you’ve asked, like:

  • I’m on a budget! Can I make successful blends with a small collection of oils?
  • How do I decide which oils to use for my blend?
  • I’m busy. Where do I get reliable information about essential oils fast?
  • I’ve found confusing information about safety. How do I know what to trust?
  • Do I really need to understand the oils’ Latin names?

See the class schedule and register to come!

Make Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Aromahead Video:
Make Coconut Oil Moisturizer

Did you run out of your favorite moisturizer?

If you have some coconut oil in the kitchen, you can make this simple recipe in just a few minutes! It’s so hydrating and it smells absolutely amazing. (You may have a new favorite moisturizer after using it!)

Learn the 3-ingredient recipe!

Watch it here!

Now you know how to make a natural facial cleanser, a calming face oil, and an all-over body moisturizer. A great trio of homemade skin care products! (And a great gift idea for the holidays!)

The two face care blends include Rose absolute oil, but if you don’t have it in your collection, that’s okay. Here are a few great substitutes:

  • Lavender oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
  • Neroli/Petitgrain oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
  • Rose/Geranium oil (Rosa × damascena/Pelargonium × asperum)

I hope these blends help your skin feel cherished and moisturized . . . naturally!