The universe works in mysterious ways. I already had a list of essential oils in my Evernote for upcoming DIYs, when a PR rep from Aroma Foundry invited me to review their essential oils. It must have been fate. I’m pretty excited to review their products today and share a DIY eucalyptus oil clay mask recipe with you designed to refresh and detoxify the skin.
About the Brand:
Aroma Foundry essential oils are hand-bottled in small batches, in Santa Barbara, California. The bottles even include the batch number. Their products 100% pure and all-natural, containing no synthetic additives. The essential oils are ethically sourced from their native locales, ensuring the highest purity and quality.
Cost: $10-$12 per bottle. Availability: Amazon and aromafoundry.com.
As soon as I opened the package, the soft, distinct scent of citrus and mint enveloped my senses. The packaging and branding are nice. I got the first batch, lucky me.
Every one of the oils smells amazing. I found the peppermint and eucalyptus scents to be especially relaxing, while the grapefruit and lemon oils were uplifting. I can see myself using these oils in a multitude of ways, from aromatherapy to beauty.
Essential Oil Benefits:
Peppermint: digestive aid, anti-fungal, pain reliever, antiseptic cooling agent for skin and hair care (source)
Eucalyptus: antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory; stimulates healing, new skin and hair growth (source)
Grapefruit: antiseptic, anti-oxidant, disinfectant, aids in weight loss and digesting (source)
Lemon: natural disinfectant, clears dry scalp and acne, improves mood and digestion (source)
DIY Eucalyptus Oil Clay Mask recipe
I used Aroma Foundry’s eucalyptus oil to enhance my weekly bentonite clay mask. Here’s a version for spring ’17:
- 2 tablespoons Aztec Secret Indian Healing Clay
- 3 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Castor Oil
- 3-4 drops Aroma Foundry Eucalyptus essential oil
- Plastic bowl
- Plastic fork and spoon
Mix the clay with the apple cider vinegar. Next, add the castor oil and a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil. Add more ACV if needed to smooth the mixture into a paste.
Apply the clay mixture to the skin. Allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. Rinse well and follow up with your favorite moisturizer.
Consult a doctor before use, if pregnant. Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil before applying to skin. Always spot test before use. Keep away from children and pets.
Disclosure: I was compensated with free products in exchange for this post. Nonetheless, this review contains my true and honest opinion.