Aromatherapy Blends: Indulge Your Skin with Three Homemade Facial Masks

Aromatherapy facial masks are a wonderful way to make your skin glow, even out its tone, and help it appear more youthful. And you can make healthy, all-natural facial masks right at home. I've created three simple recipes to share with you to bring out the natural beauty of your skin. I suggest you use these skin treatments at least every other week to maximize their benefits.

Remember, it is important to cleanse your face thoroughly with a gentle liquid natural soap before applying any facial mask.

Honey Mask for Toning and Cleansing (good for all skin types)

3 TBS of liquid honey

1 drop Rose essential oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

1 drop Lemon essential oil

Combine all ingredients and apply mixture evenly on face and neck. Leave it on for at least 7 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry, and apply the following "toning and cleansing" aromatic blend, prepared in advance in a 10-ml bottle filled with vegetable oil:

1 drop Rose essential oil

3 drops Geranium essential oil

Aloe Vera Mask for Healing and Soothing (great for sensitive and dry skin, especially after sun bathing)

3 TBS pure and certified organic Aloe Vera juice

1 drop Helycrisum essential oil

1 drop Rose essential oil

Combine all ingredients and apply mixture evenly on face and neck. Leave it on for at least 7 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry, and apply the following "healing and soothing" aromatic blend, prepared in advance in a 10-ml bottle filled with vegetable oil:

1 drop Neroli essential oil

3 drops Lavender essential oil

Clay Mask for Deep Cleansing (good for oily complexions, use once a week for one month)

3TBS of either green, white or pink clay green clay offers a deeper cleansing

white and pink clays are both good for sensitive and dry skin

2 drops Rosemary essential oil

2 drops Lemon essential oil

Combine all ingredients and apply mixture evenly on face and neck. Leave it on for at least 7 minutes and rinse with warm water. Pat dry, and apply the following "deep cleansing" aromatic blend, prepared in advance in a 10-ml bottle filled with vegetable oil:

2 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Geranium essential oil

By Françoise Rapp