Dr.Scheller

DIY Aromatherapy Facial

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We’ve been to spa’s or heard of various Aromatherapy treatments. One of which is the aromatherapy facial, which got my attention. These facials are known to soothe the skin and relax your mind. With the use of essentials oils based on your skin type, the scents from these lush oils induce relaxation to a stressed mind. Different essential oils are suited to different types of skin such as:

  • Dry Skin- cedarwood, clary sage, geranium, jasmine, lavender, lemon, myrrh, patchouli, roman chamomile, rose, rosewood, sandalwood, ylang ylang
  • Oily Skin- bergamot, clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, helichrsum, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, orange, patchouli, peppermint, roman chamomile, rosemary, sandalwood, tea tree, ylang ylang
  • Normal skin/Combination skin- geranium, chamomile, lavender, orange, ylang ylang petitgrain, palmarosa.
  • Sensitive Skin- geranium, jasmine, lavender, chamomile, neroli
  • Mature Skin- clary sage, cypress, frankincense, geranium, helichyrsum, lavender, lemon, myrrh, orange, patchouli, rosemary, sandalwood, ylang ylang.

While the above list is commercial, I was once advised that take a deep breath and have a good sniff at these oils. Based on that, listen to what your body signals. Your body and mind will react to the scent either in a pleasant way (wanting more) or simply gross you out. This exercise will determine what your skin/body needs. I haven’t looked back since and truly believe in this method. At home aromatherapy facials have shaped up as follows:

Cleansing – Makeup RemovalRodial Dragon’s Blood Cleansing Water to remove my eye makeup and whatever is left on cotton pad I swipe across my lips and rest of face. Then follow with Emma Hardie Moringa Cleansing Balm and gently massage all over my face. Once the balm is all over my palms, I cup them and inhale deep breath. Wipe with warm wash cloth.

Cleansing – Skin Nourishment – Followed with Rodial Stem Cell Super Food Cleanser and again massage away to glory. Dip my hands in ice cold water and shock my skin with varying temperatures. Now I don’t know if this would be recommended however I know I thoroughly enjoy it.

Steaming – Next step of temperature shock is boil a pot of hot water, add a few drops of essential oil, hold a towel over my head and let my skin steam away. In an ideal spa environment, this stage will be followed by extractions but I’m a chicken when I do it over myself.

Exfoliating – Instead of extractions, I use grated almond shell (nourishes and gently exfoliates) with orange rind (vitamin c) mixed with whole cream milk (lactic acid) and gently massage all over my face. Wash it off with regular tap water.

Alternatively I use PMD after steaming. Will post a separate review on that.

Mask – Back to wonderful smells and injecting hydration in skin I smear Una Brennan Rose Hydrating Mask all over and let it sit for 15-25minutes. If I fall asleep I guess I stop there if not…here’s how I continue

Toner – Spritz Pixi Glow Tonic, very refreshing and smells wonderful

Moisturizer – Followed with Dr Scheller Lavender Night Moisturizer, since it has water content skin will absorb immediately and then follow with

Facial Oil – Estelle & Thild Oil – Rose scented goodness!

Understandably,  to some this could be sensory overload or a simple assault on senses but to me this is perfection!

xx

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My Thoughts: Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Moisturizer

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When my husband was travelling for work to Germany, he picked this goodie up for me. Initially I was tad skeptical of his choice because he doesn’t know the ingredients that actually irritate my skin resulting in breakouts. However I must publically declare he did me proud! Dr. Scheller claims:

A rich formula to calm sensitive skin or a wonderful night care for normal skin. Lavender has been known for centuries for it’s calming and relaxing effects in aromatherapy. Combined with licorice root to calm irritations and redness and strengthen the skin overnight. Other precious oils include olive oil, inca inchi oil (high in Omega 3,6,9), herbal squalane (skin tightening & firming property) , sunflower oil & coconut oil. 

NATRUE certified organic cosmetics, their highest certification level with at least 95% of natural ingredients sourced from controlled organic agriculture or controlled wild collection 

  • Free of Silicones, Mineral Oil, Synthetic Colorants Big tick of approval from me
  • Gluten Free 
  • Free of Parabens & GMO ingredients GMO (don’t need additional hormones to mess me up) part Big tick of approval from me
  • Dermatologist tested for skin tolerance & efficiency Big tick of approval from me
  • Vegan 
  • Highest Quality Made in Germany 

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It is certainly is a rich formula which feels rather luxurious. In saying so, it is light and absorbs quickly into skin. For you to love this moisturizer you’ve gotta love the scent of lavender. If you do, you’ve hit jackpot as it smells heavenly and in some way it’s calming and soothing for me. No breaking out situation at all. The pot has lasted me a while, as little goes a long way. Dr Scheller claims its perfect for sensitive to normal skin. Personally I’m combination, dehydrated and odd breakout prone skin but the cream din’t cause any issues at all. Usually I wear it on top of The Body Shop Vitamin E Serum in Oil (review coming soon) and next morning skin looks plump, well rested and overall healthy & glowing.

Direct Website – Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Care ($50)

Amazon – Dr. Scheller Organic Lavender Night Care ($39)