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

by Andrea Butje on October 21, 2019

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Make a Skin Care System with Essential Oils to Calm Redness

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. Helichrysum is a beautiful choice to calm redness and inflammation. It’s good at caring for everything from acne to bug bites to small wounds, and for injuries like sprains. I even like including Helichrysum in blends to reduce scars. It’s as though when Helichrysum’s around, our bodies say, “Oh, I know how to heal this!” And we rejuvenate a little bit faster.

The first part of this “system” is a moisturizer made in a base of argan oil, which is known to nourish skin and doesn’t clog pores. Helichrysum asked its dear friends Rose and Carrot Seed to join it in this blend, since they’re both amazing for skin care, and are wonderful essential oils to calm redness on your face.

‘Chrysum & Rose Redness Calming Oil

  • 1 oz (30 ml) argan oil (Argania spinosa)
  • 1 drop Helichrysum essential oil (Helichrysum italicum)
  • 1 drop Rose essential oil (Rosa × damascena)
  • 2 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)

Make this blend in a 1 oz (30 ml) glass bottle. Combine the argan oil and essential oils, and shake gently.

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You can use this moisturizer as often as you like throughout the day.

But just in case you’d rather not take your moisturizer with you when you’re at work or running errands, I’ll share a convenient face spritz that you can take with you instead. It’s easy to use wherever you are, and feels so refreshing spritzed on your face and neck!

‘Chrysum & Rose Hydrosol Spritz

  • ½ oz Helichrysum hydrosol (Helichrysum italicum)
  • 1.5 oz Rose hydrosol (Rosa centifolia)

Make this blend in a 2 oz (60 ml) spray bottle.

I gave you some precise measurements to work with for the hydrosol spritz, but I want to be sure you know that you can get creative with it. If you’d rather use more Rose and less Helichrysum (or vice versa) feel free to do so. This is your skin care system and I want you to love it!

Over time, these using these hydrosols and essential oils to calm redness can make your face feel more healthy and radiant. But also remember to take care of yourself—drink plenty of water, reduce your exposure to allergens and chemicals that might cause inflammation, and don’t let stress get the better of you.

Enjoy!

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Andrea Butje is an internationally-recognized Aromatherapist who has changed the educational paradigm through her inspired approach to teaching essential oils and Aromatherapy Certification. Check out her book, The Heart of Aromatherapy, at Aromatics International!

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