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How to Choose Natural Oils for Your Skin to Feel (and Look!) Your Best! I love all the options we have when making Aromatherapy blends. There is such a wealth of natural oils for your skin to choose from, as well as butters like cocoa and shea butter. And then, of course, we have plenty of essential oil options. There is so much room for creativity! With all the options out there, it can be easy to “fall into a pattern” of just working with the same natural oils and butters over and over. And there’s nothing wrong with that—it’s wonderful to continue using a carrier that you know well. You can get to know it even better the more you work with it. But it’s also fun to “meet” new carriers and change up your blends now and then. I want to tell you about three natural oils for your skin that you may be familiar with, or which may be new to you. […]
If I’m making a butter or oil for scars or old wounds, one of my favorite carrier oils to use is tamanu. […]
. Blending with essential oils and creating amazing scents is what often pops up first in our minds when we think of Aromatherapy. It’s also fun to blend with aromatic carrier oils and butters, learning their properties and the ways they affect your recipes. Some carrier butters and oils have amazing aromas. Others are very mild, like jojoba—unless we add essential oils or other carrier oils! […]
I began using The Jojoba Company's certified organic jojoba at my former business, the Finger Lakes School of Massage, in 1998 and fell in love with it. I continue using it as a carrier for aromatherapy blending in classes at Aromahead Institute. […]