Essential oils are a great, holistic way to get ready for summer. They can help enhance the skin and purify the body by helping to flush out toxins. They can stimulate blood circulation, detoxify the liver and firm up tissue.
Because they’re so potent, it’s important to use them in small doses. One teaspoon is equivalent to 5ml, or 100 drops. For a detoxifying massage, mix these oils with a plant-based carrier oil, like sweet almond oil, macadamia nut oil, hazelnut oil or apricot kernel oil. As a general rule, up to six drops of essential oil can be mixed with 5ml of carrier oil. For baths, this quantity can be diluted directly in the bath.
Here are five oils that can help you get summer-ready both inside and out.
Text: AFP RelaxNews
Additional reporting: Karen Fong