Coconut Oil Face Masks

Sometimes all we need is a relaxing face mask to clear our pores, hydrate our skin, and clear up any acne we have. Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, as well as an excellent moisturizer. We’ve created these 3 different masks for you to try out depending on your specific needs. Be careful to keep them out of your eyes, as the essential oils may cause some irritation. Try them all out and pick a favorite!

Acne Mask

  • Servings: 1 mask
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. (12 g) Coconut Oil
  • 2 tsp. (10 ml) raw honey
  • 1/2 tsp. (3 ml) lemon juice
  • 1 drop melaleuca essential oil
  • 1 drop juniper berry essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine coconut oil, honey, and lemon juice in a small bowl. Stir until smooth.
  2. Add the essential oils, and stir to combine.
  3. Clean the makeup off your face, and drape a towel around your shoulders to prevent getting the mask on your clothes.
  4. Apply the mask to your face and neck, and allow it to sit for 15–20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Cleansing & Brightening Mask

  • Servings: 1 mask
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp. (12 g) Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp. (4 g) baking soda
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil
  • 1 drop melaleuca essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Combine coconut oil and baking soda in a small bowl, forming a thick paste.
  2. Add the essential oils, and stir to combine.
  3. Drape a towel around your shoulders to prevent the mask from getting on your clothes.
  4. Gently apply the mask to your face and neck.
  5. Leave the mask on for 15–20 minutes for the best results, and rinse with warm water.

Hydrating Mask

  • Servings: 1 mask
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ripe banana
  • 1 Tbsp. (12 g) Coconut Oil
  • 1 drop geranium essential oil
  • 1 drop lavender essential oil

Instructions:

  1. Using a food processor or a fork, mash the banana until smooth.
  2. Add the coconut oil and essential oils, and stir to combine.
  3. Wash any makeup off your face, and pat dry with a towel.
  4. Drape a towel over your shoulders to prevent the mask from getting on your clothes.
  5. Apply the mask to your face and neck, and allow the mask to sit for 10–15 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

Sunshine & Rainbows Diffuser Blend

Looking for something to diffuse for St. Patrick’s Day? Try this blend in your diffuser! It is a great spring scent that may remind you of sunshine and rainbows!

Romantic Diffuser Blend: Love Is in the Air

Set the mood for Valentine’s Day with this romantic diffuser blend. If you don’t have a diffuser, you can get one here or turn this blend into perfume or a linen spray.

If you have rose and jasmine essential oil, try substituting 2 drops rose and 1 drop jasmine for the ylang ylang and geranium essential oils for a more exotic aroma.

Do you have a favorite diffuser blend to help bring on the romance? Please, comment below!

Flowers Aplenty Diffuser Blend

It’s springtime, and flowers are beginning to bloom. Bring that lovely scent into your home with this diffuser blend! If you don’t have a diffuser, you can get one at AromaTools™.
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Geranium

Geranium

Geranium essential oil is steam distilled from the leaves of Pelargonium graveolens. It has a calming, uplifting, and flowery scent.

Geranium is know to be antibacterial, anticonvulsant, antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, astringent, diuretic, insect repellent, refreshing, relaxing, sedative, and tonic.

Historically, geranium has been used for dysentery, hemorrhoids, inflammation, heavy menstrual flow, bone fractures, tumors, wounds, and possibly even cancer (according to folktale).

The French use geranium to help with diabetes, diarrhea, gallbladder issues, gastric ulcers, jaundice, sterility, and more.

Other possible uses for geranium include helping support the body when dealing with acne, bleeding, burns, circulatory problems, depression, digestion, eczema, hormonal imbalance, insomnia, neuralgia, shingles, ringworm, etc.

Aromatically, geranium is said to help release negative memories and take a person back to peaceful, joyful moments.

If you are looking for a great way to share geranium essential oil with your friends and associates, we suggest you check out our Geranium Sample Card. You can give this card away with a sample vial of geranium essential oil. The card also has space on the back so that you can include your personal contact information.

Source: Modern Essentials, Sixth Edition, p.92–93.