Stress has become part and parcel of our lives. Hardly any day goes by, without the hustle and bustle of modernization. With infinite healing properties, Argan oil takes this recipe up a notch in calming.
Argan Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Jojoba Oil – 1 Tbsp.
Lavender Essential Oil – 2 drops
Sandalwood Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Clary Sage Essential Oil – 2 – 3 drops
Roman Chamomile – 2 – 3 drops
In an amber-colored or dark-colored glass bottle, pour the Argan and Jojoba Oils.
Now, add in the essential oils one after the other.
Shake the bottle to combine the oils.
Set aside (3 – 7 days), so the carrier oils and essential oils can blend.
Wash your face using a mild soap or use the DIY Argan Oil Skin cleanser we prepared last time.
Take a few drops using a dropper and gently massage your face and neck.
You can gently massage till the oils are absorbed into your skin.
Tweaking the Recipe
The choice of essential oils is up to you! There are many essential oils that can do wonders to calm your mind, de-stress and aid with a good night’s sleep. You can choose any of those oils for this recipe.
If you are planning to kick start your day with this oil blend, you can use stimulating yet de-stressing essential oils like Geranium, Rosemary, Spruce, Pine, etc.
At work or when outside, you can essential oils like Lavender or Clary Sage for calming or handling stress.
This recipe is typically for de-stressing at the end of the day. So we have added other relaxing and calming oils, so you can forget about the day’s stress and catch a nap.
You can probably prepare different blends for different times of the day, if you work in a high-stress environment, or have a stressful profile.
If you find it hard to sleep, Lavender when combined with Roman Chamomile essential oil does the trick always. However, Valerian Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil, Neroli Essential Oil, Clary Sage Essential Oil, Patchouli Essential Oil, Sandalwood Essential Oil, Vetiver Essential Oil, Marjoram Essential Oil and Cedarwood Essential Oil are also good. You can choose the oil(s) that works for your best.
Though this is typically for your face and neck, you can also use it as relaxing and rejuvenating massage oil during the weekend. In that case, you can use Olive Oil, Sweet Almond Oil or Coconut Oil for body massage.
What’s with the Ingredients?
Though we have written a lot about Argan Oil here, one point I would like to add for the recipe in question is this: Argan Oil is readily absorbed by the skin and does not leave an oily residue or layer behind. This makes it ideal for use not only at night, but also during the day or anytime when outside! Moroccan women used Argan Oil for skin and hair for ages. It is light and non-comedogenic, suiting all skin types, including acne-prone or oily skin.
A lot is said about this wonderful oil, and we all know how it is good and just mimics our skin’s sebum. As a result, it is readily absorbed by the skin and does not feel oily. Besides, it has the ability to clear pores and curb acne breakouts by regulating oil production. It also helps reduce wrinkles and pigmentation.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender helps with stress reduction, according to a recent study done University of Southampton, Britain, According to the study, individuals who used Lavender Essential Oil at night, slept better and were calmer. Besides, it has many other skin benefits including curbing acne, reducing scars, etc. What’s not to like about Lavender Essential Oil? After all, it is a great smelling romantic fragrance.
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Though it is quite pricey and hard to find real sandalwood oil, it is used for centuries to calm the mind and for its many skin benefits. It can reduce scars, pigmentation, soothe acne and what not.
Clary Sage Essential Oil
Known for its comforting and warming fragrance, it is one of the best oils out there for those who are under stress, constantly. It also contains thujone, which is an excellent anti-stress agent and muscle relaxant.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Though there are different types of Chamomile, Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is the best out there! When combined with Lavender, it is a great sleeping aid. Many also use Chamomile tea for a good night’s sleep, but the oil comes with many skin benefits too.
As mentioned earlier, feel free to tweak the recipe according to your requirements. The essential oils can be chosen based on your preference, or how it works for you. The oils given above are all great in their own way to calm and soothe, aiding in stress relief and exhaustion.
As always, feed us back with your results. Stay tuned for more DIY Argan Oil recipes in the coming days.