Essential oils aren’t just fragrant smells, wafting through the home, with a blanket of calmness. We can use them in all areas of our lives, especially to care for our largest organ: the skin. As a society, we’ve come a long way with skincare products and raising awareness about harsh, toxic chemicals. The kind of products that leave your skin red, splotchy, dry or tingling.
And then, there are natural, ethical-sourced solutions that empower your skin, without any catches.
Like kale serves the diet, and meditation with the mind, essential oils belong on the skin. 100% pure, plant-based essential oils from Young Living, of course.
Introduce the skin’s ‘superfood’ into your beauty routine.
1. Cleanse & bathe, with Lavender
Ahhhhhh, lavender! It’s soothing on the face and soul. Your morning and nights are a time for a slow, relaxing pace – lavender time. Reducing the appearance of blemishes, opening pores and getting that fresh morning boost to your complexion by adding it to your cleanser.
With its restorative effects on skin, take your Sunday self-care to the next level with lavender-infused ‘tub time.’ Pour one cup of Epsom Salts and four drops of Lavender essential oil into hot bath water and let your worries soak away.
DIY: Bring one litre of water to a boil and pour into a glass bowl. Add 2-3 drops of Lavender essential oil, then cover to maximise the vapours.
2 Moisturise, with Frankincense
Spent too much time out in the sun over the years? Do you use foundation just to cover up uneven skin tones? Leverage the natural tightening and evening effects of Frankincense essential oil. With a few dashes of this essential oil in your moisturiser, that delightfully dewy, healthy look will have you skipping the coverage step altogether.
DIY: Massage Frankincense essential oil anywhere on your skin that needs a little extra lovin’, following massage movements to stimulate circulation for better absorption. Then, apply your daily moisturiser.