Rose hydrolat (rose hydrosol) is one of the most versatile of all the pure flower waters. The aroma is quite delightful, exactly like the divine fragrance of the plant: rich, floral, sweet, uplifting, heavenly - simply beautiful. And it has almost universal appeal. So how should rose hydrolat be used? In aromatherapy circles, … [Read more...] about Rose hydrolat (hydrosol), and how to use it
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Hydrolats - also known as hydrosols - have been described as the 'next aromatherapy'. They are safer than essential oils, easier to use, and gentler. But what exactly are hydrolats? Most essential oils are produced by a process of steam distillation. Here's how it is done: You take a large quantity of, say lavender stalks, … [Read more...] about What are aromatherapy hydrolats (hydrosols), and what are they useful for?
Exfoliating before an aromatherapy massage doesn't seem to be normal practice, anyway in my experience. But there are some quite strong reasons why it could be a good, even a great, idea! Exfoliation is brilliant for the skin. Removing the top layer of dead skin cells removes dirt and oil, gets rid of uneven skin texture, evens out … [Read more...] about Aromatherapy massage and salt scrub
Rosa rubiginosa (Rose Hip Seed Oil) is superb for general use as a facial moisturizer or for facial massage. It is rich in unsaturated fatty acids (mainly linoleic acid and alpha- and gamma-linolenic acid), which are vital for regenerative processes of the skin. There is good research that Rosa rubiginosa helps to reverse the … [Read more...] about Rosa Rubiginosa – Rose Hip Seed Oil