For sensitive skin care select calming and soothing essential oils to help relieve irritations, redness, rashes, or itching. Essential oils often recommended include:
The four main types of sensitive skin are acne, rosacea, contact dermatitis caused by allergies and irritants, and burning and stinging, usually for unknown reasons. See these separate articles about acne and .
To care for sensitive skin:
Important: Always spot test any aromatherapy recipe before using it on a large area. If you are finding blends irritate your skin, try testing each essential oil alone to find the problem oil. Put a drop of essential oil in 10-20 drops of a carrier oil and test it. You may also need to test carrier oils alone to make they aren’t causing the problem.
Here’s a sensitive skin cleanser:
To use: Using a circular motion, apply a small amount of cleanser to moist skin. Rinse with warm water. Pat dry.
Mix the following ingredients in a dark container with a cap. Use this moisturizer as needed.
Aromatherapy hydrosols are the water by-product of steam-distilling plants to make essential oils. Hydrosols are very gentle, even for the most sensitive skin. Try this simple blend:
Mix hydrosols in a small, dark spray bottle. Use to lightly mist face.
You can keep the toner on the bathroom counter, out of direct sunlight, for one to two months. Otherwise, store in refrigerator.