At Lily Boutique, we all love using essential oils! The owner of Lily Boutique began using oils because she was tired of getting headaches from using scented wall plugins. The synthetic fragrance was making her sick and she was looking for a healthy alternative home fragrance. I began using Young Living essential oils about a year ago. I got interested in essential oils because I was looking for a natural and chemical-free lifestyle. I have super sensitive skin and am allergic to most ingredients in beauty products and cosmetics. I dove right in to learn everything I could about these amazing oils and how to use them to replace store bought products!
We recently did a blog post on how you can use essential oils to clean your home. You can find that post here. Now we would love to talk to you about some easy do-it-yourself beauty with essential oils:
Refine your skin
Purge chemicals from your beauty routine and rediscover your natural glow. An ancient skin care secret, essential oils can help promote a clear-looking complexion, soften the appearance of signs of aging, and nurture healthy-looking hair. Using only natural ingredients, these advanced skin and hair care solutions make it easy to enjoy the beautiful benefits of essential oils every day.
Don’t you want to know what you are using on your skin? Here are a few beauty recipes that I use!
One of my favorite recipes is DIY Body Butter! I made mine with Grapefruit Essential Oil. This recipe of body butter has lasted me forever! One tip would be to make sure to use a glass container for all of your Young Living DIY projects! Essential oils are so potent they will pull toxins out from plastic containers that are not a certain grade quality. Grapefruit oil supports the lymphatic system and its diuretic-like properties may help decrease cellulite! Wahoo! Ylang Ylang has an invigorating aroma and would be good to use in your body butter for a “perfume” type scent! You can also never go wrong with a basic Lavender essential oil!
Directions: Melt the cocoa butter, coconut oil, and shea butter in a double boiler. When melted completely, stir in almond oil and essential oil until combined. Chill in refrigerator until slightly hardened, about 30 minutes. Whip with mixer until smooth and creamy, about 5-10 minutes, then store in glass jar.
I love knowing what I am putting on my skin! I have found the following recipe (in graphic) to be one of the most luxurious and natural face scrubs ever. The lemon essential oil is used for oil control, the Lavender to balance skin tone, and Frankincense for skin discolorations!). I suggest using raw organic coconut oil.
Don’t need a face scrub, how about a DIY foaming face wash? Just add around 3 oz of castile soap, 5 oz of water, and 10-15 drops of EO of choice to a foaming soap pump bottle! SUPER easy! (*So what is castile soap exactly? Castile soap is a vegetable soap traditionally made from 100% pure olive oil, water, and lye. Therefore, it is a vegan product because it does not include the addition of animal fats as some other soaps might.*
Here are some other DIY recipes you can try! It’s time to RELAX and enjoy your all natural beauty routine!
These all natural shower bombs will rejuvenate you! Toss at the bottom of your shower and you will feel like you are at a spa!
Directions: Mix together the baking soda and citric acid in a medium-size bowl. In a separate small bowl or bottle, mix together water and essential oil. Slowly add the oil-water mixture a few drops at a time into your dry ingredients, stirring well after each addition (a stand mixer works well for this). When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, tightly pack into 2-inch balls using your hands, a stainless steel cake pop mold, or a cookie scoop. Set on a plate to dry. If necessary, pack the balls again more tightly. Allow to dry for 12+ hours before using.
Interested in Young Living Essential Oils? So how can you get started? One of the best ways is with the Premium Starter Kit. In the kit, you receive some of the most popular essential oils; a diffuser; sample packets of NingXia Red; and shareable materials, including sample packets, a roller ball, and more. It’s everything you need to discover the products for yourself and get immersed in the Young Living lifestyle. When you get a premium starter kit, you become a member of Young Living. I love that I get a 24% discount off of retail costs plus tons of information from Young Living member groups! The best and most cost-effective way to get your hands on these oils is to become a member! You can sign up under me to receive all of these oils at a wholesale discount! What are you waiting for!? Click here to get started on your new chemical free lifestyle!
If you have any questions about essential oils or how to become a member- Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Living Essential Oils do not claim that essential oils can be used to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat, or prevent any disease or abnormal condition of the body.