They refresh the skin, treat acne, burns and others.
AROMATHERAPY PRODUCTS FOR COSMETIC WELLNESS IN PANAMA
There is a range of Aromatherapy Products for cosmetic wellness in Panama available. This is a summary of the products.
- Aromatic Waters
Scented waters treat many different skin problems, such as acne and burns, and are also used cosmetically as a skin-freshener. The essential oils they contain are so diluted that aromatic waters can be applied directly onto sensitive areas of the face. They are perfect for making herbal compresses for injured skin or for complexion problems.
- Aromatic Bath
Bathing offers the most relaxing and luxurious way to take your medicine. Since stress makes you more susceptible to disease, an herbal bath may be the most important herbal treatment we have. Not only is the bath relaxing, it allows the medicinal essential oils to be absorbed gently over a large area of the body. Baths are also useful in treating certain skin problems and muscle pains. The essential oil-laden steam that rises off an aromatherapy bath can double as an inhalant for lung and sinus congestion.
The easiest way to create an aromatherapy bath is to add 3 to 5 drops of essential oils directly to your bath water. Add them after you run the water so they won’t evaporate too quickly, and be sure to swirl the oils around before you get in.
- Aromatherapy Cream
You can turn any basic cream or lotion into an aromatherapeutic product. Start with an unscented cream, and stir in 3-6 drops essential oil for every ounce of cream or lotion — or make your own cream from scratch:
• 1 cup oil
• 3/4 ounce beeswax (22 grams), shaved
• 1 cup distilled water, warm
• 30 to 50 drops essential oils
Carefully melt the shaved beeswax in the oil on the stove. Cool it so that you can put your finger in a oil without discomfort. Put the lid on your blender with the center cap removed. Pour the warm water into the blender through a funnel (using a wide mouth funnel reduces splattering). Turn the blender on high speed, and add the oil/beeswax mixture slowly and evenly. It should begin to thicken after about three fourths of the oil has been added. This is a good time to add the essential oils. When all of the oil has been added, you will have a thick, beautiful cream. Pour the cream into wide-mouth jars. The cream will last at least a month if kept in a cool place. Storing it in the refrigerator will prolong its shelf life for several months.
More benefits of aromatherapy products for cosmetic wellness in Panama
- Aromatherapy Lotion
Making lotion is a little trickier than cream, but it can certainly be done in your kitchen. Use the following ingredients, and follow these instructions given for making cream:
• 3/4 cup oil
• 1/2 ounce beeswax, shaved (about 2 tablespoons)
• 1 cup distilled water, warm
• 30 drops essential oils
Do not cut these recipes or there will not be enough liquid to cover the blender’s blades.
- Aromatherapy Underarm Deodorant
The most important action of any deodorant is to kill bacteria, which essential oils do very well. By making your own deodorant, you can soothe rash and irritation and avoid the use of harsh, pore-blocking ingredients found in commercial products.
• 15 drops lavender
• 5 drops sage oil
• 5 drops coriander
• 2 ounces aloe vera juice or witch hazel
Combine all ingredients in a spray bottle. Shake well before each use.
This will keep at least a year.
- Aromatherapy Facial Steam
A facial steam will open the pores of your face, making your skin feel dewy soft as it takes on a radiant, youthful pink glow. Bring one quart of water to a simmer, remove from heat, and add 15 drops of essential oils. Keeping your head about 12 inches above the pan, place a towel over the back of your head and secure the ends around the pan to capture the steam in a miniature sauna. Be sure to keep your eyes closed so they won’t become irritated. Steam for a few minutes, then lift your head and take a breath of fresh air as needed. Go back under the towel and repeat a few times. Do this for no longer than five or ten minutes — less if you have sensitive skin.