Our shop is packed full of natural skincare ingredients. We often have in-store demos and workshops, showing how easy it is to make your own skincare products.
Lots of lovely new ingredients came into our shop last week - so we'd like to highlight a few of our favourites, along with a couple of recipes you can try at home.
Clove Essential Oil
Clove has amazing antimicrobial and pain relief qualities. However, it has also been used for centuries in skin and hair treatments. It has a beautiful spicy fragrance, a small amount goes a long way!
CONDITIONING HAIR OIL:
This recipe is great for restoring coloured hair, adding extra moisture to dry hair, stimulating hair growth and soothing dry/itchy scalps.
Simply add a few drops of Clove Essential Oil into a tablespoon of Coconut Oil. Gently mix, and apply to your scalp and hair. Rinse gently with a mild sulphate-free shampoo.
ACNE BUSTING FACE OIL:
Clove is naturally high in Eugenol - fantastic for treating acne. Not only does it help fight the acne causing bacteria, but it has great anti-inflammatory properties, helping to reduce the appearance of spots.
Simply add 20 drops of Clove Oil to 50ml of your favourite carrier oil (Jojoba is a fantastic non-comedogenic, light and non-greasy oil). Add a few drops to your face after cleansing, and before bed.
You could try adding Lavender and Tea Tree to this recipe to make an ultimate cleansing, antibacterial, and soothing facial oil (but don't add more than 20 drops in total).
Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Often found in anti-ageing products, Carrot Seed Oil is high in anti-oxidising properties (which help to fight free radicals) improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Rich in beta-carotene, Carrot Seed Oil also contains plenty of vitamins and minerals (including collagen boosting Vitamin C, Vitamins A & E),
It also has fantastic moisturising qualities, and can help heal dry and chapped skin. A great all-rounder for mature skin.
ANTI-AGEING FACIAL SERUM
20ml Jojoba Oil
20ml Argan Oil
10ml Natural Vitamin E Oil
10 dr. Carrot Seed Essential Oil
5 dr. Geranium Essential Oil
5dr. Frankincense Essential Oil
Add a few drops to your fingertips, and gently massage into your skin on a morning and evening.
All these ingredients are available in our Natural Skincare Shop in Scarborough - call in for a chat about your skincare routine and any recipes you'd like to try.
We will also be adding our entire range of Essential & Carrier Oils to our online store in the coming weeks.
LOOK OUT FOR OUR NEXT POST - we'll introduce more DIY skincare ingredients available in the shop, including Frankincense & Clary Sage Essential Oils, and show you how to use them in your natural skincare routine.