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Gua Sha with Essential Oils

Learn the gua sha technique to promote circulation and reduce inflammation and how to incorporate soothing and hydrating essential oils to target your skin’s particular issues.
Prep Time5 mins
Active Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Anti-aging skincare
Keyword: beauty, essential oils, gua sha
Yield: 15 applications
Author: Stephanie Pollard
Cost: $10

Equipment

  • 10 ml essential oil roller bottles
  • Gua Sha Stone

Materials

  • 2 tbsp carrier oil
  • 9-18 drops essential oil 1-2% dilution

Instructions

  • Combine oils directly in the base of your roller bottles. Put the roller back into place, and screw on the lid before gently shaking to combine the oils. Apply essential oils to target areas such as under eyes, forehead, and over fine lines.
  • Hold the gua sha tool with the curved side toward your skin. You want it to be almost lying flat against the skin, not perpendicular or at a 45-degree angle. Start with two to three upward sweeps of the neck.
  • Next, gently glide the gua sha tool up and out toward the hairline or ears, starting with the jawline and moving on to the chin, cheeks, cheekbones, and under both eyes. Always push in the direction of the ears. Do between three and five strokes per area.
  • Move on to the brows, brow bone, and forehead using soft upward strokes. Then address areas of the face that may be tense at times, like the forehead, around the mouth, or near the jawline. End by focusing on the happy spots like the laugh lines and crow's feet.

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Notes

Aging Blend
Moisturizing Blend
Oil Balancing Blend
Soothing Blend