Beautiful and youthful skin
Let’s begin by exploring one way of how I use my oils every day – on my face and body.
Lavender, Frankincense, Copaiba all have amazing qualities and effects on the skin. Myrrh, Geranium and Cedarwood – and of course Rose oil - are also highly prized.
Copaiba: moisturize, tone and rejuvenate sagging and tired looking skin to make it firmer and more elastic.
If you want to feel and look more youthful, then this trio is a must! And you’ll smell amazing of course! I combine these with my favourite carrier oils including coconut, jojoba, avocado and rosehip.
And like all essential oils, each of them has many other qualities, so while you’re using them on your face and body you’ll be getting the benefits of the emotional aspects too at the same time!
And doubles as an incredible eye serum – I’ll share that recipe next!
Recipe - Eye serum
Want a simple but effective eye serum? Combine these 3 essential oils to your favourite carrier oil and save yourself $$ in comparison to commercial serums.
You know exactly what’s in it, all without nasty chemicals such as Propylene Glycol that is commonly used as anti-freeze ingredient in both food and personal care products, or Parabens which are used as preservatives but mimic the action of female hormones - say WHAT?!
These chemicals play havoc with your endocrine system, and this system produces hormones that regulate metabolism, growth and development, tissue function, sexual function, reproduction, sleep, and mood, among other things. So you can see how tinkering with these may lead to serious health issues?
2 drops Lavender
2 drops Frankincense
2 drops Copaiba
Combine with 1 teaspoon of your favourite carrier oil (coconut, jojoba, avocado, rosehip, argan)
Other skin uses
Let’s explore some other common uses for the skin and introduce you to some of the pre-made essential oil blends.
Purification is a blend that contains Citronella, Lemongrass and Tea Tree (also known as Melaleuca) among others. Not only is this blend great for neutralising odours, but it’s particularly great to apply on blemishes or oily skin, and when go for a walk or hike and have those little annoyances!
Melrose is a blend that again contains Melaleuca, and also Rosemary. Again this is great to have in your natural toolkit especially if you have active little kids that aren’t scared of exploring!
Frankincense, Geranium and Myrrh are incredible to minimise the appearance of scars. I love this in my everyday moisturiser, and put extra on any scars or stretch marks.
When I leave my house with the kids, I always make sure I have Lavender and either Purification or Melrose with me!
No time to make your own?
Don’t have the time or desire to make your own beauty blends?! Then Young Living’s ART skin care system has you covered. Using only the finest chemical-free ingredients and the power of essential oils, this pack has a cleaner, toner and light moisturiser.
Imagine pampering yourself every day with this combination. Nourishing your skin so it feels and looks it’s best!
An Intensive Moisturiser is also available great for the winter, and also a Renewal serum which includes exotic orchid extract and essential oils that benefits the most delicate areas of the face and is formulated to deeply nourish, hydrate, and help maintain a youthful appearance. This also doubles as a great makeup primer!
Savvy mineral makeup
While we’re on the topic of beauty - YES Young Living has makeup too!!
This makeup contains all natural ingredients, without any of the nasties.
For someone like me that really doesn’t like the heavy feel of makeup, this makeup is so light, but yet covers so much with such little product. Even in the middle of a Queensland Australian summer with all the humidity – it looks as fresh at night as when I put it on!
There are many mineral makeups out there these days, but some contain cheap and synthetic fillers, not what you want when you’ve consciously chosen to use mineral makeup! More details in the next slide.
Savvy Minerals doesn’t contain any nasties, and contains natural ingredients including Aspen Bark Extract and Kaolin Clay. These absorb your skins oils so you keep that flawless finish, while nourishing your skin and not blocking your pores which can lead to irritation and breakouts!
All products except for the lip products (which contain Beeswax) are Vegan and not tested on animals.
A wide range of colours for foundations, blush, bronzers, eyeshadows, eyeliners, mascara, lipsticks, lipglosses and high-quality brushes are available.
You don't have to compromise your health for your beauty.
What’s in your cosmetics
Want to know WHY reducing your chemical exposure and switching to natural makeup and other personal care products is beneficial?
“Less than 20% of all chemicals in cosmetics have been assessed for safety by the industry’s safety panel, so we just don’t know what they do to us when we use them. Would you fly on an airplane that only inspects 20% of it’s planes?”
If want to dig into further details then check out this 8 minute video.
One ingredient in particular to watch out for is nanoparticles. These penetrate the skin where they can alter cell DNA. They accumulate and cause serious health issues as the body cannot remove these foreign particles. Problem is, most product and makeup don’t label this, so if it doesn’t say non-nanoparticles specifically then they probably contain nanoparticles.
Savvy Minerals does NOT use nanoparticles. Neither does Young Living’s Mineral Sunscreen – this is also a common product that uses nanoparticle Zinc Oxide.