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Springtime Skin Care

Posted by ashitherapy on March 11, 2012 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Spring Time Skin Care

As you begin to notice that the winter season is coming to an end, and as it transitions into the flow of spring-time, you may also notice that your skin has gone through some changes too. For many that live in areas where winter weather and the elements are harsh on the skin, the 'dry-skin factor' will be what you may notice most. For others it may be the intense itchy skin from too many hot showers for helping to warm up your cold muscles and achy joints. Flaky or dull skin is another example of the ebb and flow of seasonal changes with our largest organ-the skin. 

 

Using natural botanicals and pure essentials oils is a healthy and soothing way to nourish and rejuvenate your skin.

 

Gentle exfoliation can help to remove dead skin cells and buff your skin to a polished healthy glow, which in turn helps your skin to breathe and begin the rejuvenation process.

 

Try this DIY Exfoliant Body Sugar Scrub recipe at home:

  • In a stainless steel bowl: Mix 1/4 cup of white sugar with 1/3 cup of raw turbinado sugar.
  • Add the following (2) essential oils to the sugar mix:
  • Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) 4 drops
  • Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) 3 drops
  • Gently stir to mix with the sugar
  • Place 2 ounces of a pure carrier oil into a 4 ounce size jar (perferably an aroma-safe plastic jar to avoid breakage in the shower).  Jojoba is a natural wax base that does not go rancid. Sesame oil is wonderful for  lighter oil coverage, but keep in the refrigerator as it can go rancid in time.
  • Begin to slowly mix in the sugar mix with the carrier oil and stir to create an oily sugar mixture.
  • You can add more sugar if you want a thicker and less oily-type consistency.
  • Place top tighly on the jar and give it a firm shake.

After cleansing your skin in the shower, apply the sugar scrub to your body skin with gentle circular motions. Spending extra time and care on any extra dry areas such as your feet, elbows and hands. Rinse scrub off with warm water and pat dry. Apply an aromatic body oil for all day or night time treatment.

 

Recipe makes enough for approximately 2-4 full body treatments. Keep out of direct sunlight. Be sure to use up any unused portion of your sugar scrub within 30 days to ensure freshness.

 

Avoid use on delicate facial areas or newly shaven skin. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For topical use only. If irritation occurs discontinue use.

 

Ashi Aromatics offers several different body scrubs and more! Click here to check out our online web-store a wide variety of all natural botanical aromatic body care products.

Woman's Balance Featured in HEALTH Magazine

Posted by ashitherapy on January 3, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Ashi Aromatics 'Woman's Balance' Aromatherapy Blend featured in the December 2011 issue of HEALTH Magazine.

The magazine article section included tips on 'mood swings' and other PMS type discomforts, and aromatherapy was listed as one tool that can be useful.

Check out Woman's Balance Aromatherapy Topical Blend via our online store: http://www.ashitherapy.com/apps/webstore/products/show/2867371

Winter Oils

Posted by ashitherapy on December 20, 2011 at 10:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Aromatherapy for Winter Time

Happy & Healthy Holiday Aroma Tips:

 

There are many essential and botanical oils that can be useful during Winter time to help support your immune system and protect your skin. Below is a list of some of the more common oils and botanicals that can be used to make aromatherapy blends for topical application and environmental diffusion.

 

Immune Support: Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus radiata), Ginger (Zingiber officinalis) Lavender Spike (Lavandula spica), Lemon (Citrus limonon).

 

Place 4 drops of each of the Immune Support essential oils into a professional diffuser atomizer filled with distilled water. Diffuse throughout the day. For environmental diffusion only. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

 

Tip: don't have a diffuser unit? mix the same essential oils into a 4 ounce mist spray bottle. Top off with 3 ounces of distilled water and 1 ounce of witch hazel. Shake well before each use. For environmental diffusion only. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children and pets

 

Skin Support: Carrot Seed (Daucus carota), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii), Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin), Ylang Ylang (Cananga odorata)

 

Botanical and Carrier oils: Coconut Oil, Jojoba, Rose Hip Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Sesame Seed Oil

 

Make your own skin care oil: place 3-4 drops of 1-3 of the Skin Support essential oils listed above into a 2 ounce bottle. Top off with 1 ounce Jojoba and 1 ounce of another carrier oil such as Olive Oil. Shake well before each use. For environmental diffusion only. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

 

Holiday Time Aromas: Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) and Pine (Pinus sylvestris). Try to use Sprue Pine essential oil, it smells just like a Christmas tree!

 

Combine: place 4-6 drops of each Holiday Time essential oils into a 4 ounce mist spray bottle. Top off with 3 ounces of distilled water and 1 ounce of witch hazel. Shake well before each use. For environmental diffusion only. If irritation occurs discontinue use. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

 

Check out the Ashi Webstore for wonderful Winter time gifts for you, your family and friends. Try out our Facial Balm and other natural skin care products to help protect skin from Winter weather.

 

Disclaimer: proper care and awareness is a must when using pure essential oils. Certain health issues and concerns which include Pregnant Woman, Babies and Young Children, High Blood Pressure and Epiliesy must use caution when using specific essentials.

 

It is best to work with a professionally trained aromatherapist when incorporating essential oils into one's lifestyle.  Schedule an aromatherapy consultation with Ashi Aromatics's Registered Aromatherapist Certified Clinical Aromatherapy Practitioner, Certified Bach Flower Practitioner and License Massage Therapist: Kelly Holland Azzaro.