DIY Skincare

Why DIY?
One really SIMPLE way to have products in your home that are safe and free from harmful chemicals is to make them yourself! Making your own products and infusing them with Young Living’s pure essential oils is a COST-EFFECTIVE way to get premium products… BETTER products for a FRACTION of the cost!

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FACIAL CLEANSER
Regular cleaning is an important part of healthy, youthful skin; however, you can overdo it. Dermatologists agree that over-washing can lead to irritation and lack of moisture. If you have oily skin, you should wash your face in the morning and evening. If your skin is on the drier side, stick to once daily in the evening. Always wash your face after workouts to prevent breakouts.

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TIPS

1) Take your makeup off before you cleanse. Most cleansers won’t remove all of your makeup, so start with an oil-based makeup remover.

2) Avoid drastic temperature changes while cleansing. According to dermatologists, the whole “wash with HOT to open your pores and then finish with COLD to close your pores“ thing is a myth and it can actually cause irritation.

3) It is a good idea to cleanse your face in the shower. Mild steam can help soften hardened oil in pores.

4) Alternate your cleanser 3x a week with a gentle face scrub. Do more or less depending on how your skin feels. The Satin Mint Facial Scrub is A-MA-ZING for exfoliation.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.

• Lavender is calming, soothing, and cleansing to the skin.

Facial Toner

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The biggest argument in favor of using a skin toner is that it restores your skin’s pH balance. Due to the alkalinity of soap, it causes your skin to be less acidic after cleansing. When the skin needs to work in overdrive to regain its more acidic natural pH level between five and six, it may overproduce oil. Using a toner can help return your skin to its proper pH level.

An alcohol-based toner strips the natural oils, so it is important to use a gentle alcohol-free toner. Make your own toner with a few easy-to-get, highly beneficial ingredients and essential oils that will transform this average toner into a premium product. Use your toner after cleansing and before moisturizing.

Vitamin E is both a nutrient and an antioxidant. Vitamin E oil prevents the formation of wrinkles by blocking free radical damage. It treats wrinkles by boosting collagen production, a connective tissue that keeps skin elastic and supports new skin cell growth and speeds up cell regeneration. If you are more prone to acne, use less or omit this from the recipe, as it is heavy on your skin.

Witch hazel is a plant native to North America and parts of Asia that has been used for centuries for its skin-soothing properties. Its powerful antioxidant and astringent benefits are known to help speed healing, prevent signs of aging, stop cellular damage that can lead to skin cancer, and eradicate bacteria that lives within the pores of the skin.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Frankincense gives your skin a youthful appearance.

• Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Note: this oil can be drying to the skin.

• Cypress supports healthy skin. *Use with caution during pregnancy.

• Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.

Mud Mask

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The minerals in mud are highly effective for absorbing oil from deep within the pores as they dry, trapping the oil in the mud. Mud is often used to detoxify and tone the skin and as an anti-inflammatory agent for skin disorders.

Some other benefits of mud include: reducing signs of aging, improving circulation, shrinking large pores, rinsing away blackheads, and helping to clear acne. Please note that the mud will draw out moisture from your skin as it dries, so it is recommended that you follow up with a moisturizer. ART Light or Intensive Moisturizer are two great options from Young Living’s skin care line.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Spearmint moisturizes and refreshes the skin.

• Tea Tree has been used for centuries by the aborigines to cleanse the skin. Note: this oil can be drying to the skin.

• Lavender has a calm and soothing effect on your skin.

Eye Serum

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The goal of an eye serum is to firm your eyes, decrease wrinkles, and reduce bags and dark circles under your eyes. Everybody wants that!

Argan oil is non-greasy and non-irritating, which makes it a great natural moisturizer to hydrate and soften skin and reduce the visibility of wrinkles. With its high vitamin E and fatty acid content, argan oil is ideal to give skin a natural boost.

Almond oil is very popular in Southeast Asia and in the Mediterranean region where the almond tree was first domesticated. It has gained huge popularity in the beauty industry. It creates smooth skin and reduces dark circles under the eyes. According to an article released by “Natural Living Ideas,” some see reduced dark circles in as little as two weeks after applying under the eyes regularly.

Essential Oil Benefits

• Sacred Sandalwood is calming and soothing. It also provides a youthful appearance to your skin.

• Blue Tansy is a rare botanical in the chamomile family. It has become celebrated for its use in luxury skin care products. Contains skin-cleansing and moisturizing benefits.

• Geranium promotes healthy, clear, glowing skin.

• Frankincense is popular for its ability to maintain radiant skin and to smooth the look of healthy skin.

• Lemon contains antioxidants and is refreshing, cleansing, and beneficial to skin.

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Oh Skin So Smooth

We all know that amazing feeling after Spa treatment when your skin feels and smells so good, you just want to keep sniffing your own arms😂😂😂

I love to replicate that feeling as much as possible so I create my own skin products from the finest ingredients. Only the best, right? Body Butter is one of my specialities. I have been hunting for the perfect texture for a while now. And I finally achieved it. That merengue like texture that stays soft even when it gets colder. So what did I use?

The ingredients are simple but bare in mind my recipe makes about ten 200 ml jars of Body Butter so if you’re making just for yourself, you have to do the math. But why not give Oily gifts to your loved ones instead of buying things from stores?

Smooth Skin Body Butter

500 g of Pure Shea Butter

250 g of Organic Coconut Oil

200 ml of Pure Jojoba Oil

30 drops of Young Living Lavender Essential Oil

30 drops of Young Living Elemi Essential Oil

In a double boiler, first melt the Shea Butter as that takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the Coconut oil. When completely melted, take off the double boiler and add the Jojoba Oil. Mix well together so the ingredients combine

Let it harden. This was a challenge this time around because even though it’s November, the day was very warm and my mixture was not getting hard enough even hours after. I had to remove few things from my fridge and put the bowl there.

Once your mixture hardens, start whipping, using a mixer. I love my Kitchen Aid, because it does the job perfectly and I don’t have to hold it.

Getting the right stiffness of the mixture before you start whipping is crucial. If you let it harden too much, it won’t be smooth enough. Trust me, I’ve made that mistake once or twice.

At this point, add your essential oils. This time I chose Lavender and Elemi. At the end of this post I will explain why I chose these two oils.

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After you added the essential oils, keep whipping for about 3-4 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl and whip some more. You want thick, smooth texture. Transfer in sterilized jars and close the lids.

So why did I use Lavender and Elemi Essential oils?

I love Lavender for my skin. It is very calming and has amazing scent. Not only that, it has proven antimicrobial properties, meaning it helps to prevent bacteria and fungi to grow. So when applied on skin, it helps with itchiness and may prevent infections. It is also used as a home remedy for burns and skin inflammation. I use Lavender after sun exposure because it helps my skin to recover. And I always have it handy when I’m ironing😜. Lavender helps with many different skin issues and is baby friendly, so you can use it for whole family.

Elemi is another very calming, beautifully smelling oil. It has great healing properties. When diffused, it helps relieve stress and anxiety. Using Elemi helps boost immunity system and supports respiratory health. For skin, it has calming and healing effects and acts as a tonic for our body.

So combination of these two essential oils in this Butter butter makes a beautiful, calming mixture.

Naturally, I only use and recommend Young Living Essential oils. I made a blog post about it so you can read it or send me a message and I’ll explain the Why’s

If you would like to start with Young Living, you can create your own Wholesale account Here. Your own account will give you immediate access to over 650 amazing products. To start, choose Starter Kit of your choice. I recommend the Premium Starter Kit with Diffuser and 11 amazing oils, some other samples and accessories.

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It’s Lip Balm Time Of The Year

With fall comes the crisp air, wind and cracked, dry lips. We all love having soft lips though, right? So we run to first drugstore to buy lip balm. Some are better than others but the best is the one you make yourself. Why?

Many store bought lip balms contain irritants and basically the more we put on, the less luscious our lips feel. Some of these ingredients can also cause inflammation and dehydration of the lips. We definitely do not want that.

So best to make it yourself so you know what you put in. For added flavor and benefits, I add Essential oils. For my newest batch of lip balms, I used Spearmint Essential oil. I love the smell, the taste and how it naturally plumps the lips. Before, I used Orange and Frankincense, both were yummy. It is really up to you what oil you use.

I use beeswax in my recipe so I am well aware it is not vegan, I would love to hear your tried vegan recipe too! Please do share with me.

Here is my recipe

Ingredients

1.5 tbsp of Beeswax

2 tbsp of organic coconut oil

2 tbsp of coconut butter

15 drops of Spearmint Essential oil

This will make about 9 or 10 lip balms.

Method

First of all, prepare your lip balm containers next to your stove. On a double boiler, start melting the beeswax.

It takes the longest. Once almost melted, add the coconut oil and cocoa butter and melt completely.

Remove from heat and quickly add the essential oils, mix together and pour into the containers. You really need to act quickly as the lip balms start to set.

I like using glass measure cup in the double boiler, because it’s easy to pour from it. This is very simple, failproof recipe. Even my 9 yo son was able to make it by himself! So it gives you great activity with kids. They will love making their own lip balm and will be more willing to use it. Or gift it to family and friends!

You know I love using Young Living Essential oils only. I have my reasons why I only trust this company. If you would love e to learn more, you can get in touch with me through this page and I’ll be very happy to explain.

If you want to order some Young Living Essential oils, you can either click Here and create your own account or send me a Message and I’ll help you get you the best deal on your oils.

I would love to hear from you, how you love the lip balms and if you have any modifications to the recipe.

What to do with Your Starter Kit

I have been raving about Young Living’s Premium Starter Kit. It is amazing and the best value for anybody who wants to start her/his oily journey. It has 10-12 5 ml bottles of Essential oils, Difuser, some sharing samples and small sharing bottles.

It is the best way to start replacing your conventional products in your home. If you go to your cabinet right now and turn any bottle of your store bought products, you will see ingredients you can’t even pronounce. If you Google it out with the word risks, you will see all the harmful effects those chemicals have on your health. The chance is, you will be so shocked, you will never use that product again.

And this is where Essential oils come in. Not any oils though. Young Living Essential oils. Young Living is the single best company in the world and the only one that guarantees you Pure, Organic oils. No chemicals, no pesticides, no tinting. Because if you already go as far as using Essential oil, than why would you use cheap ass oil where you have no idea how it was sourced and which might probably contain chemicals? Read my article about Why Young Living

So now you are all intrigued about what to do with these oils besides having the house smell lovely? If you follow me, I will share many useful tips with you.

Basically you have three ways how to use your Young Living Essential oils. By Inhalation (the Premium Starter Kit comes with beautiful diffuser). You will gain their health benefits simply by breathing in their scents. Topically, because you may apply Young Living Essential oils anywhere to your body, except your eyes or inside your ears. Some oils can be applied neat, some need dilution. Again, if you join me on this oily journey, I will teach you which oils need to be diluted and which don’t. I will also teach you safe use of these oils for your children so they can benefit from the oils as well. And lastly, Ingestion. Yes, Young Living Essential oils are so amazing, you can ingest them. You can add them to your water, to NingXia Red shot in the morning, in vegetable capsule as a supplement or in your meals. I am putting together new healthy cookbook as we speak but I often share my favorite recipes with Essential oils. Ingesting Essential oils is very beneficial for your health, digestion and gut health.

So here is quick summery of the oils that are mostly to be included in your Premium Starter kit. Please note that oils in the kit vary depending on your location.

Lavender

It has very calming, yet refreshing scent. It brings you sense of peace and harmony. I love using it before bedtime. It is also amazing for skin so I include it in my face serum or in my Make Up remover. I also have a Lavender Spray that I use on our pillows before bedtime. I diffuse Lavender often for my husband who has hard time sleeping. Lavender is also amazing to sooth bug bites, mosquito bites or burns. If you are cooking often, you will sure appreciate Lavender in the kitchen in case you burn yourself.

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Peppermint

One of the oils that you will not be able to live without. It supports healthy digestion, cools your body and your muscles, promotes circulation and healthy respiratory function. It is natural energy booster. I carry it with me when I have long drive as it keeps me alert. You can put it in your bath salts when you are tired or soak your feet in few drops of Peppermint Oil and Epsom Salt after a long day. I add a drop of Peppermint in my tea and it tastes lovely.

Thieves

One of the most powerful oils when it comes to immune support, healthy lungs or oral hygiene. This oil blend will change your life. Read more about Thieves in your home. You can also use it to refresh your shoes. The most common use for me is in a tea with honey to sooth my throat.

Panaway 

One of the best blends Young Living has. Unfortunately it is not available in Japan, but in US and Europe it is part of the PSK. It supports healthy joints and eases minor head tensions. It is very comforting after exercise. You can rub it on your muscles with coconut oil.

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Copaiba

Supports healthy joints and cartilage function and promotes wellness. It is also essential oil enhancer when used with other oils and great for respiratory system support.  Add to your bath salts for extra relaxing times with Peppermint or Panaway and Epsom salts. For beautiful Eyes, add it to your Eye Serum with Lavender and Frankincense and it will work wonders.

Digize

For me one of the most useful oils. It supports healthy digestion. I use it quite often in a vegetable capsule. You can also just rub it on your tummy or drink with water.

R.C.

Stands for Respiratory Conditions and that is exactly what this oil does. Supports healthy respiratory system. You can use it in a diffuser or topically when congested or rub on your chest when need to sooth your throat.

Frankincense

True treasure in your Premiums Starter Kit. Supports healthy skin, calms your body and your mind. Very spiritual oil that enhances your meditation and supports your mental balance. I add it to my Eye serum and Face serum for skin firming effects. I also diffuse it during ME time.

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Purification

Made especially as the Smell buster blend. It freshens the air, eliminates odors, improves appearance of the skin and helps to scare the bugs away. I use it on my laundry for beautifully fresh smelling laundry. I apply on my feet before going outside. I also use it on my skin when I see some imperfections and blemishes. I add few drops into my vacuum cleaner.

Lemon

The most basic yet amazing oil in the PSK. Should be in every home. Freshens your air, works as a natural degreaser and cleaner and enhances flavor of your dishes. Works great on your skin to balance oil levels. I put a drop of Lemon oil in my water through out the day. I use it when cleaning, as it removes gum, glue, crayons, basically most of the things we find on the floor or table after our kids are done playing. It is great in salad dressings and cookies. Add it to your hair deep cleansing mask to remove the petrochemicals from your hair for beautiful shiny hair.

StressAway

Amazing blend that does exactly what it says. It melts your stress and tension and promotes relaxation and emotional well being. Rub in behind your ears or inhale for emotional support

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NingXia Red

Powerful antioxidant drink for overall health for the entire family. Read more about NingXia red and why you should drink it every day here  You can make delicious Punch or Lemonade or add it to your morning smoothie.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.

 

 

 

How to fight age and have beautiful healthy skin without chemicals 


We cannot control what is outside, in the air, attacking us, but we sure can control what is in our homes and what we put on our bodies and what we put inside.

We are trying to eat healthy, we choose organic over non organic. We want to know what we consume. We want the best nutrients for ourselves.

But what about our skin? Doesn’t our skin deserve the same? Our skin shows exactly what we are going through. Did we get enough sleep? Did we drink enough water? Are we stressed or happy?

Healthy and happy skin glows. We all want that. Stores are full with products promising us healthier looking skin. But at what cost? Many of these products contain ingredients we can’t even pronounce. Sure they must be good for us when they sell them, right? Well I don’t think so. I decided I will go the Chemical Free way to feed my skin. The same way I try to eat, my skin should eat. And I’m using my Essential oils for that.

Note I only use Young Living Essential oils. For me it’s the best quality products out there and I want the best. We absorb up to 65% of things we put on our skin so I want to be sure my skin care is safe and healthy. And they smell so good!

So I make all our family skin care products using Young Living oils. Today, I made Face serum and I used these oils

8 drops Sacred Frankincense

6 drops Helichrysum

6 drops Myrrh

6 drops Lime

4 drop Manuka

6 drops Cedarwood

8 drops Geranium

5 drops Tea Tree

I swirl it in the pump bottle so they can synergise together, then pour about 5 ml of Avocado oil and 30 ml of Jojoba or Argan oil.

I use this morning and evening, so does my husband. It is really great when you don’t have to buy different product for each family member! There is love in sharing

#oilylove #mamadslife #chemicalfree #natural #younglivingessentialoils #naturalcosmetics

 

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult a physician before starting any weight-management or exercise program.