Essential Oils provide moisture, healing and nourishment in the dermal layers of the skin. Dry skin needs hydrating, it needs water so it is recommended to mist your face with floral water (hydrosols) or plain water before applying your lotion or moisturizing oils.

If you have general dryness you can try the following technique for keeping your skin moist: after taking a bath or shower, instead of drying your skin with a towel, use your hands to rub off excess water from your body.  When you are no longer dripping but have a nice moist covering your skin, apply lotion or aromatherapy oil over your entire body.  Avoid extreme heat like hot baths and Jacuzzis as well as chlorinated swimming pools.

Dry brushing stimulates sebum production and promotes circulation, a magic formula for your dry skin!

Dry skin top choices

Floral waters (hydrosols): Chamomile, lavender, neroli (orange blossom) and rose floral water.

Essential Oils: Cedarwood, chamomile, geranium, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, neroli, patchouli, sandalwood and ylang ylang.

Carrier oils: Avocado, Macadamia, Sweet Almond, Kukui Nut, Olive oil, evening primrose, Vit E, wheat germ and infusion oils of Calendula and St. John’s Wort.


Facial Oil for Dry Skin: moisture and nourishment for dry, chapped skin.

1 tsp. Jojoba oil

1 tsp. Calendula infusion

1tsp. Sesame oil

¼ tsp. Carrot seed oil

6 drops Sandalwood essential oil (EO)

4 drops Neroli EO

2 drops Geranium EO

400 IU’s Vit E (optional)

Apply 4 to 6 drops to your finger tips. Apply in upward strokes on moistened skin.  Do your facial massage. You can use up to 2x day depending on dryness.

Note: Before blending, always test the oil on a small skin patch to see if you are allergic.


“Aromatherapy. Soothing remedies to restore, rejuvenate and heal” by Valerie Gennari.