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Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie are pleased to announce that any order over £85* will receive a FREE Face Oil or Bath Oil sample of your choice - the perfect opportunity to try out that special treat you have always been promising yourself! Simply add the name of the sample in the instructions box at checkout eg. Charme Face Oil or Harmonie Bath Oil. This offer is also valid for telephone orders as we love speaking to our customers..... +44(0)207 235 3545
Offer ends 31-12-2014
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Our clients often tell us that Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie is a well-kept secret...sometimes that's a good thing – but Madame Arcier loved to share her health and skin care secrets with her clients. So we would like to share the secret of the natural and simple Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie 3 step skincare regime with you - as we know you will love the results!
Simply - cleanse, moisturise, protect
We can endlessly elaborate our daily skin care routines, but whilst starting with the basics we remember that Madame Acier always said “it is better to have a couple of good products and use them properly and regularly, than a shelf full of creams and lotions.”
Step 1. “Deep cleansing is essential”
Thoroughly cleanse with Lavande Face Cleansing Oil based on Rice Bran Oil which Madame Arcier favoured for it’s nourishing and silky feel on the skin. Apply all over the face and neck and with care around the eyes – even the most stubborn make-up will melt into the oils’ richness. Remove with a dampened cotton pad and repeat until completely clean - remembering that Lavender is so called from the Latin lavare – to wash.
Depending on what feels right for your skin, you may want to gently remove the final traces of the Cleansing Oil with a clean washcloth and warm water before moving on to Step 2, alternatively....
“Depending on the quality of the skin, deep cleansing should be done with a face shampoo, either four times a week for oily skins, or once a week for dry, sensitive skins”
so after removing all traces of makeup use Douceur Wash to deep cleanse your skin. Camomile, Lavender & Tangerine are the essential oils in this gentle face and body wash – all oils that Madame Arcier chose for her products for children. A little goes a long way, so with fingertips lather about ¼ teaspoonful and apply to the face and neck. Rinse off very thoroughly with warm water and you are now ready for....
Step 2. “Apply herbal water with cotton wool to tone the skin”
On a dampened cotton pad spritz a little Organic Rose Floral Water and use to ensure that every last trace of the Cleansing Oil or Wash has been removed, and your skin is ready for moisturising. With your eyes closed, spritz face and neck and with the tips of the fingers use a little French massage technique tappotement – piano practise which should sound like gentle raindrops. When your skin is almost dry you’re ready for Step 3.
The Organic Rose Floral Water can also be used to set your make-up or refresh during the day – perfect for flying or those glorious summer days of our dreams.
Step 3. “A nourishing and moisturizing face oil or cream should then be applied to clean skin morning and night to protect the skin”
Choose the Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie Face Oil which best suits your skin at the moment, remembering that the change of seasons, diet and lifestyle all affect the condition of the skin, not to mention the highs and lows of our emotional lives. Beauté , Lavande and Tendre are all in a base of Jojoba, an extraordinary oil which has been shown to balance the secretions of sebaceous glands making it suitable for both the drier and more oily sections of the skin. Charme is in a base of Rice Bran Oil so offers all the emollient and nourishing properties that have made it so popular with Japanese beauties for centuries.
Face oils and creams will give a dewy natural look to the skin, but if applying make-up, leave for 5 minutes for a perfect base or 15 minutes for a matt finish.
Alternatively, you may prefer the richer protection offered by a Micheline Arcier Face Cream. Beauté, Charme and Tendre are all based on jojoba and precious organic beeswax, a natural companion to essential oils, which does not block the pores but gives nourishment and perfect protection.
We recommend you use your preferred Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie Face Cream when your skin is in need of a nutritious boost.
The Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie natural skincare selection - a secret that is a joy to share.
Visage jour et nuit (Charme) beautifully presented in a Micheline Aricer aqua felt pouch with purple ribbon tie
Baths have been taken since time immemorial to improve both health and looks. Continuing in this tradition, bath oils, in which essential oils are used, are the most popular of our preparations.
An aromatic bath is not only useful for the wonderful aroma it creates, but also for the numerous therapeutic properties in the various essential oils. It is magical to relax at night in a warm bath. Morning baths, using uplifting and fortifying essential oils, are also excellent.
Essential oils are not absorbed by water, so they form droplets that will stay on the surface. Even if they are mixed into the water, they still have a tendency to stay on the surface. Their therapeutic action is gained through breathing in the odoriferous molecules they produce.
Simply place 4 to 6 drops of essential oil in the bathwater. Always check the properties of the essential oil before using it in the bath, as some can be an irritant to the skin.
Some manufacturers use a special disperser that allows the essential oil to be more evenly mixed into the water. In this case, their action is beneficial both by their aroma and by osmosis through the skin into the bloodstream.
The temperature of the bath and the length of time spent in it are also important. Spending 15 to 20 minutes in a warm bath is calming. A cooler bath in invigorating. Very hot baths are not good for the vascular system and are not advised in the case of varicose veins, thread veins, haemorrhoids, high blood pressure, cardiac problems and pregnancy.
Too many baths have a drying effect on the skin and diminish its protection against infection. Aromatic baths, on the other hand, help to preserve and restore the skin. Four aromatic baths a week is the usual recommendation, except when otherwise prescribed.
A point to take note of when having a bath; do not rub your hands on your eyes in case they have some of the essential oil on them.
We have now set up our twitter account so please follow us @arciermicheline and help us to spread the word about Madame Arcier's wonderful legacy. We would love to hear from clients as well as former students and colleagues.
We are pleased to let you know that Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie have now launched a sample service for our award winning bath oils and face oils. We all have our favourite products but every now and again its good to try something different - so if you feel that 2014 is the year to make a few changes then why not treat yourself to a sample of something new with your next order?
5ml bath oil - indulge in a blissful aromatic bath.
5ml face oil - approximately 4 applications.
Samples are available for Retail sale only.
Recent years have seen many changes at Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie – in 2006 the sad loss of Madame Arcier after a long, dynamic and inspiring life, followed shortly afterwards by the sudden death of her daughter Marie-Christine in 2009. These two remarkable women who dedicated their lives to their work have been greatly missed by the rest of the Micheline Arcier team and the many clients who knew them around the world.
Although our clinic in Knightsbridge closed in March 2009 customers and clients have continued to purchase our wonderful hand-blended products either through our website or via our phone line +44(0)20 7235 3545.
It is the encouragement and continued support of so many loyal clients that has made it possible for Germaine and Catherine to begin a new phase in early 2013 in the Micheline Arcier Aromatherapie story. Always remaining true to the Micheline Arcier holistic principles and inspired by her innovative spirit, we will ensure that our aromatherapy offering is totally in tune with your needs.
Loyal customers will notice that with our new website there are changes to the number of products listed and if you do not find what you need, please contact us as we may be able to help you.
Some of our very loyal customers may cherish memories of products by different names - help is at hand! We have records of most of the old names so if the day doesn’t end well without an Aromatica Bath, we can re-direct you (in this case to Enchantement)!
We believe that as a holistic practitioner Madame Arcier would have enthusiastically supported the protection of endangered plants, adapting formulations accordingly. An oil much-loved by Madame Arcier, Rosewood Aniba rosaeodora, has in recent years been added to the CITES list of endangered species.
So in keeping with Madame Arcier’s holistic principles we have substituted a plant oil with a similar chemical profile in those formulations which previously included Rosewood. Such adaptations to meet environmental imperatives are the only occasions on which Madame Arcier’s formulations will be changed. Never to compromise quality, never on the basis of cost.
If you would like to comment on any of our aromatherapy products, treatments, or the views expressed on our website, please send us your views via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or write to us at: Micheline Arcier, Coppice Wood, Bagshot Road, Chobham, Surrey GU24 8DA. Only through feedback from our clients can we constantly improve our true aromatherapy offering: thank you.