Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis), Evening Primrose (Oenothera biennis), Palmarosa (Cymbopobon martinii), Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha), Cedarwood (Cedrus deodara), Frankincense (Boswelia frereana), Frankincense (Boswelia carterii), Cedarwood (Juniperus virginiana), Cistus (Cistus ladaniferus), Western Red Cedarwood (Thuja plicata), Vanilla planifolia absolute
10% dilution for short-term use. If you wish to use daily, to achieve 3%, dilute one part of the spray to 3 parts additional carrier.
Pregnancy/Breastfeeding? Not suitable. Tisserand/Young notes that Myrrh is contraindicated for use during pregnancy because it may be fetotoxic. Myrrh is not on the National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy list to avoid (2014).
Frankincense is noted for DNA issues. Myrrh is noted to help skin issues in general and specifically chapped, cracked skin, wrinkles and stretch marks. Palmarosa is used in this blend because it is noted to help stimulate new cell growth, regulate oil production, moisturize and speed healing. Jojoba oil is similar to human sebum, which is secreted to protect the skin and hair. It is a well-penetrating moisturizer.
Application Suggestions (see Essential Oil Usage):
After washing and rinsing the face, damp dry and spray into the palm of the hand (1-2 sprays). Rub hands together, and then pat over the face and neck, avoiding the eyes. The dampness of the face and hands helps to apply the oil. This blend is a 12% dilution for short-term use. If you wish to use daily, to achieve 3%, dilute one part of the spray to 3 parts carrier.
1. I have a bottle of your Face Nourishment blend and love it sooo much...I use it on my face and neck, but I have found it to be awesome whenever my boys or I get a bruise; it is like a miracle healer!!!! I rub it on the spot where our boo boo is, and seriously, no bruise or pain!!! I can't believe this stuff!!! Amazing! . . . I also use your complexion oil which I love, but I am madly in love with everything about "Face Nourishment"...scent, feel, boo boo healer....you name it!!! - J.H.
2. I have perioral dermatitis, and the Face Nourishment Spray is working wonderfully! - Sarah M.
3. I have significant scarring on the sides of my face (in front of my ears and down my jawline). I have been using HEO's Face Nourishment for about a month, and it has been helping. I use it at night before going to bed. I wash my face and neck, then leave my skin just a little damp. I find that this helps spread the oils better (and it feels nice!). I also have a scar on my neck from a thyroidectomy several years ago that is also looking better. :) - Rachelle
4. Face Nourishment spray faded a darker spot on my face. - Peggy
Avoid contact with the eyes and other sensitive areas. Essential oils are both lipophilic and hydrophobic. Lipophilic means they are attracted to fat— like the membranes of your eyes and skin. They are also hydrophobic, meaning they do not like water. Flushing with water will only send the essential oil back to the eye's membranes. Applying a carrier oil will create another fat for the essential oil to be attracted to other than the membranes of the eyes or skin. Tisserand suggests: "With essential oils, fatty oil has been suggested as an appropriate first aid treatment, though the advantage of saline [eyewash] is that the eyes can be continually flushed, and this is less easy with fatty oil." We’ve not known this to cause permanent injury or long-term discomfort, but if you feel concerned, please call your health care provider.