Sunday, September 2, 2007

Aromatherapy Treatment for Acne

Homemade Aromatherapy Acne Lotion
The full-srength lotion recipe is especially helpful if spots are oozing. Apply twice daily for 10 days, then, as the condition improves, reduce the quantity of essential oil by half and continue for a further 10 days. After this time, take a break from the oils and use a simple lotion such as distilled witch hazel or diluted cider vinegar (one part vinegar to eight parts water) for two to three weeks, before resuming with aromatherapy. Occasionally you may need to return to the full-strength blend for a few days to keep bacteria at bay. If you cannot obtain myrtle oil, tea tree may be substituted.

Full-Strength Lotion
10 ml cider vinegar
2 drops frankincense essential oil
4 drops lavender essential oil
2 drops myrtle essential oil
125ml distilled water

Reduced-Strength Lotion
10ml cider vinegar
1 drop frankincense essential oil
2 drops lavender essential oil
1 drop myrtle essential oil
125ml distilled water

Funnel the cider vinegar into a dark gloss bottle, then odd the essential oils and shake well to disperse the oil. Top up with distilled water and shake again. Remember to shake each time before use. Apply with damp cotton wool pods.
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