Aromatherapy Recipes for Moisturizers

Moisturizers are one of the easiest to enhance with essential oils. There is a large range of lanolin-free, fragrance -free, hypoallergenic products available. A Moisturizer's job is to soothe dry skin, hydrate, reduce fine lines, and provide a little additional help at weatherproofing. You can increase the effects of your moisturizer, not only with essential oils, but also by adding a little jojoba oil - 5ml (0.2fl oz) for every 50g(1.8 oz) of moisturizer - or an evening prime rose oil capsule to the blend.

And you can also adapt these recipes to use them with a liquid base - a bubble bath, a shampoo or a shower gel. Simply increase the amount of liquid base to 60 ml (1.8 fl oz) and use the same recipes given here.

Aromatherapy Recipe #1 : Into The Garden

This non woody moisturizer brings the garden into the home, reminding us of how plants can be salutary in various ways. Lavender has antiseptic properties and will soothe cuts, brazes, insect bites or stings. Lemon is a mild astringent and marjoram is wonderful for aching muscles and joints.

3 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Lemon essential oil
3 drops Marjoram essential oil
50g (1.8 oz) moisturizer

Aromatherapy Recipe #2 : The Citrus Grove

A light blend that smells like a citrus grove - the blossom and fruit of an orange tree, plus a hint of wood. A super remedy for dry skin, anxiety and for anyone unable to fully express their emotions.

6 drops Orange essential oil
4 drops Neroli essential oil
10 drops Sandalwood essential oil
50g (1.8oz) moisturizer

Aromatherapy Recipe #3 : Après Soleil

This soothes burnt skin and is extremely useful when use as an after sun cream. It can also reduce uncomfortable, dry, scaly eczema patches. As an added bonus, it seems to keep mosquitoes at bay too!

4 drops Yarrow essential oil
8 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Cedarwood essential oil
3 drops Bergamot essential oil
50g (1.8oz) moisturizer

Aromatherapy Recipe #4 : Tropical Vacation

A warm and soothing blend, which smells like sunlight in the rainforest after a storm has blown over. It is wonderful for dry and blemished skin.

6 drops Patchouli essential oil
7 drops Palmarosa essential oil
6 drops Lemon essential oil
50g (1.8 oz) cleanser

Aromatherapy Recipe #5 : Sleep Time

As well as being a great moisturizer for cracked skin, this is an effective relieve for those experiencing constipation, insomnia or nightmares. A popular blend with children, a vanilla like smell of benzoin, and the fruity orange aroma, make this a familiar and comfy fragrance. These oils can also be used in a bubble bath.

9 drops Orange essential oil
6 drops Benzoin essential oil
5 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
50g (1.8oz) moisturizer

Aromatherapy Recipe #6 : Aching Joints

This is a fantastic moisturizer for anyone with aching joints. It offers pain relief, and it warms the hands and soothe the skin. Add a capsule of Evening Primrose oil to the blend and you will have a lovely rich moisturizer, which improves the condition of your hands also.

4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
4 drops Yarrow essential oil
6 drops Lavender essential oil
2 drops Rose essential oil
50g (1.8oz) moisturizer