Tips on Using Essential Oils
If you've ever read my skincare posts, you know I absolutely love using oils. Oils are my favourite skincare remedy. Of course, like most of you, I was afraid using something so rich may cause acne and breakouts, yet through out the years, I realised with the right amount and ingredients, it actually does your skin wonders. They are not only the best moisturiser, but also gives you a dewy glow afterwards.
As I've mentioned before, I have a soft spot for Australian products, so I'm sure you can imagine my happiness when I was approached to share a relatively new natural Aussie brand — Bondi Wash. All that said, I've decided to share a few tips on using essential oils, I hope you'll find it interesting.
值得一提的是，植物精油的用途很廣，目的也都不同；所以呢，這次透過來自澳洲的 Bondi Wash 來與你們分享四個我自己偏好的使用方式。
Bondi Wash Products are 99-100% plant based. The brand was launched in 2013 by Belinda Everingham. As she was travelling in North Queensland, the native floras gave her the idea to create beautiful products from local botanicals.
以澳洲昆士蘭為靈感發源地，Bondi Wash 產品的成分有 99-100% 來自植物。 創辦人 Belinda Everingham 在一次國內旅遊中深深為當地的花草著迷，進而起了創立一系列天然植物香味的各類護膚與居家品。
FACIAL STEAM- HOME VERSION
I learned this from the girls of my go-to facial spa. Basically, all you have to do is add 3-5 drops of essential oil in to a bowl of warm water, and then face down for around 5 minuets. Remember to cover your head with a towel so you don't miss any of the steam. This is meant to open up your pores and boost metabolism.
I do this once a week to clear out any build-up dirt I may have, which really helps to prevent breakouts.
相信有在定期做臉的人，一定對蒸臉不陌生。每個 Spa 在替客人進行臉部清潔後，幾乎都一定會進項此項程序。不過，在上一趟回台灣的時候，也另外學到了可以在家自己做簡易蒸臉的辦法。步驟很簡單，首先準備一盆溫熱水，滴入幾滴精油，用毛巾覆蓋頭部，接著臉部朝下吸收透過蒸氣散發出來的天然植物香。定期蒸臉，能夠促進行陳代謝，並同時清潔毛孔。
as a BATHING OIL
There's nothing better than a good warm bath. I mean, why not treat yourselves every once in a while right?
Scents are so important in creating a relaxing bath, and I love adding them through essential oils. Hot water with oils can ease both mental and physical symptoms (I'm talking about the annoying shoulder problem we all got from sitting in front of the laptop all day). Of course, different oils have different benefits, and this Buddhawood & Black Currant scent is perfect for releasing stress and skin pampering.
It is is no secret that essential oils are great for massages. I personally like to whip it together with a unscented shea-butter to create a extra moisturising cream. I tend to get swollen legs after a long shoot, so at the end of the day, I massage to ease the muscle as well as revitalise the skin’s softness. Don't forget the best way to do it is to press your way from your ankle to your thighs.
I get super excited when skincare and wellness are combined, though I'm no professional when it comes to meditating. All I do is concentrate on my breath for 5-8 minutes while my Muji aroma diffuser is on. Basically, just add water with your preferred essential oil, and the tiny machine will produce a dry scented mist. I do this one or two times a week to envision my goals.
Recommendation: Sydney Peppermint & Rosemary Essential Oil