Wendyl's Fact Sheet: Homemade Oils and Exfoliants
Wendyl Nissen’s Body Oils and Exfoliants Yoghurt and Flaxseed Exfoliant
Mix together natural, unsweetened yoghurt and ground flaxseed. Leave to sit on the skin for a few minutes and then gently massage in before rinsing off. The natural lactic acid in the yoghurt will lift any dead skin and then the ground flaxseed will help to slough it away, leaving your skin looking bright and clean.
Lemon Lime Scrub — Mix 5 tbsp olive oil, 5 tbsp caster sugar and 3 drops lime and 3 drops lemon essential oil. Scrub on and wash off in the shower. This will settle a bit between uses, so give it a good mix each time.
It’s so easy to make your own signature body oil which holds its scent well all over your body, so that you smell gorgeous all day — and night. By adding some essential oils to a carrier oil, such as sweet almond or apricot kernel oil you can use their ability to alter your moods. Feeling down? Why not mix up an oil using ylang-ylang, geranium and sandalwood. Never combine more than five essential oils, as the scent will be lost — a bit like mixing too many paint colours and ending up with that dull brown. Combine 1 drop of essential oil for every 1ml of carrier oil.
Here are some great blends I have used, but if you have one favourite smell you like, then just use that one essential oil. If you’re not sure what you want, just sniff a few of your essential oil bottles and use the ones you like. Your body can tell you what scent you need:
Weepy, Sad, Depressed — Use a blend of ylang-ylang, rose geranium and sandalwood.
In the Mood for Romance — Ylang-ylang is the key here. Just use that or combine with rose and jasmine.
Stressed Out — Use a blend of eucalyptus, rose geranium and lavender.
A Bit of a Cold — Use a blend of peppermint, eucalyptus and lavender.
Need Energy — Use a blend of rosemary, orange and peppermint.
Need to Concentrate — Use a blend of bergamot, peppermint and rosemary.
Want to Be the Life and Soul of the Party — Use a blend of bergamot, clary sage and jasmine.
A Good Night’s Sleep — Lavender is the key, but if used in too much concentration it can actually perk you up, so blend it with rose geranium and sandalwood.