Healthy Skin is quick and easy #DIYFacetoner

Making your own face toner wipes is so easy!

I see so many face toner recipes that have tea tree oil in them but there are so many different essential oils that you can also use for your face toner. I like tea tree but I like a little variety as well!

I prefer to use fennel because it is a natural astringent. I have oily skin and need something that is going to help reduce the shine but not strip my skin of it’s natural oils.

After doing some research, I have found that juniper essential oil is a great complement to fennel and it has cleansing properties as well. It is a tree oil, so you have that woodsy aroma.

I also add lavender because it is a calming and soothing oil for the skin.

Hydrosols are aromatic waters produced during the distilling process. They offer many of the same naturally occurring constituents as your favorite essential oils but in a lower concentration. As such, it can help balance the skin’s pH after cleansing, refresh, and hydrate your skin. I’m using Young Living’s Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood hydrosol because it has some of the same benefits of using sandalwood which helps support healthy skin.

TOW DIY Face Toner

  • 10 drops lavender
  • 6 drops fennel
  • 5 drops juniper
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup Witch hazel
  • 2 tablespoons Royal Hawaiian sandalwood hydrosol (optional)

Mix and pour into 4 oz glass jar.

***Note: make sure your witch hazel says that it is pure witch hazel and not witch hazel mixed with alcohol. The benefits of using pure witch hazel is that it is a natural astringent which helps reduce skin irritation and fight acne without drying out your skin. I use Thayers unscented.

Release stress with tree oils

I previously posted this in one of my facebook educational groups.

I liked it so much, I wanted to share here:

Scientific studies have shown that trees like pine, fir, cedar and cypress contain phytoncides such as alpha-pinene and beta-pinene (which make up the essential oils of many trees) and these were found to decrease levels of the cortisol stress hormone.

With that in mind, let me share what are my favorite 5 tree oils and why 🌲 🌳 🌲

🌲 Cypress: This oil is not only wonderful for releasing stored emotions, but it helps ease feelings of loss and creates a sense of security. I use in the diffuser because it has helped me to heal emotional trauma in the past. Currently it calms me emotionally, relieves anger and just helps life flow better.

🌲 Cedarwood: This oil’s powerful scent creates a relaxing, calming and comforting environment by stimulating the limbic region of the brain. It is my “Go To” each night for deep restful sleep 😴 I use sometimes in the diffuser with lavender and other times apply by itself neat to my wrists. I also use in my eyelash serum. If you want to do some light reading, google “Cedarwood and pineal gland” 😉

🌲 Northern Lights Black Spruce: This oil is grounding yet uplifting at the same time. I use this in the diffuser at night to relax and unwind. There’s is something very comforting about NLBS and orange for me.

🌲 Sacred Frankincense: This oil promotes confidence and purpose as the feelings of negativity disappear and stimulates the body’s immune system. I use Sacred Frank when I’m studying and meditating to keep my mental focus and allow for a deeper connection.

🌲 Sacred Sandalwood: The deep “woody” Sacred Sandalwood is intoxicating to me. I love the aroma and because of all it’s Oxygenated Sesquiterpenes, it will linger on the skin ALL day. I put a drop behind my ears when I feel I need a little extra clarity. I notice when I turn my head throughout the day, I get light whiffs which help me maintain my focus and vision.

So these are my Favorite 5! Are any of these in your list of faves?

Email me and I can help you purchase 😊

To read more about the study, check it out here

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/17055544/

Oatmeal-lavender bath ball

Saturday Night Shenanigans!!!

My cuz and I were painting 🖼 and she was talking about a skin issue her son has. I decided to make her a oatmeal-lavender bath ball 🛁 Both oatmeal and lavender are naturally soothing for skin. Apricot oil is a natural moisturizer and has helped me with my eczema.

In the midst of making it, I thought to take a few pictures to share with you all.

I didn’t measure anything. I mixed about 1/4 cup apricot oil with 15 drops @youngliving lavender essential oil. Then poured that into about 2 cups of @quaker old fashion oats. Mixed until all oats are coated.

Spooned half of mixture into a pantyhose (you can use cheesecloth or something permeable like a giant tea bag).

Secure end so that the oats don’t leak out. Easy peasy 😁 Now when lil man gets his next bath, he will soak and have some relief!

Linen Spray the Natural Way

I love good smelling stuff!

Unfortunately for me, most of the scented products available on the market have a lot of synthetic chemicals in them which make it difficult for me to breathe.

Thankfully, I have my Young Living pure essential oils. Making my own linen spray is easy and does not cause me to have any adverse respiratory reactions. I consider that to be a win-win situation 😊

For my bed sheets, I used lavender and orange and I called the mix “Sweet Dreams”.

Side note, I had 2 happy dreams last night. Was it the linen spray? Maybe 😊

While you can make a variety of linen and room sprays based on your personal scent preferences, the base is the same.

Linen/Room Spray

1 tablespoon Vodka or Rubbing alcohol

3 tablespoons Distilled water

20-35 drops essential oil (start with a little to determine what you like)

I used 25 drops lavender & 15 drops orange

January 2019 Promos

ITS A NEW YEAR friends!!!

Young Living has the best promos to start your year of RIGHT! Anyone detoxing? Cleansing? Starting a weight management program? Committing to exercise? Need to support the gut after a few too many holiday parties? Want to fight some free radicals? Your January freebies are PERFECT for that! 😍😍😍

➕ Digize Vitality 5 ml (ER exclusive): As the name states, this oil is fantastic for supporting healthy digestion. I often like to tell people that oils are most effective when continuously used and I still stand by that but this oil is instant gratification for most people. Your tummy is feeling off? Over ate? Use it, and you get sweet relief within minutes! Some love this directly dropped under their tongue or massaged under the navel on stomach. Did you know many of Young Living’s farms actually use this blend on the soil to encourage good bacterial balance in our farms’ dirt?! 🙌😍 And let’s get real, after holiday eating, I’ve been needing this extra support!

➕ Citrus Fresh 15 ml (Essential Rewards Exclusive): This oil is a blend of many of our citrus oils and spearmint so there is a subtle minty aroma with the citrus scents and it’s gorgeous. It’s a happy oil, diffuse this blend to lift your spirits on a winter day. Also, diffusing this oil helps to open up the creative thinking part of your brain. One of my fave combos is to diffuse this with Clarity. Also available as a Vitality oil, this oil is wonderful to add to water to help flush toxins out. Anyone doing a cleanse this January or joining the Slique Challenge? Mix Citrus Fresh and Ledum in a bottle, put a roller top on it and rub over areas where you store fat. Trust me on this! You’re welcome in advance. 😘

➕Life 9 Probiotic: did you know this word literally means ‘for life’? Although good bacteria should be found all through the digestive system, the microbes are mostly concentrated in the far end of the small intestine & in the large intestine. For this reason, we appreciate that Life 9 capsules are made w/ a special delayed release covering – ensuring that your good bacteria supplementation gets where it needs to go and isn’t wasted. In pregnancy, our guts start colonizing this good bacteria if our moms provide the environment to do so. Vaginal birth further contributes, then breastfeeding continues to help these good microbes & a diet rich in plant & fermented foods as we grow. Reason why supplementing these good bacteria is key in our modern world is because it’s rare to find rich soil to grow our food to start with. Picking food before it’s peak ripeness affects this too, as does treating the soil & harsh washing of produce. Furthermore, stress, medications, illness, sugar & grain consumption, along w/ modern day chemicals all serve to deplete these stores. It’s no wonder research shows that most north Americans are chronically deficient in probiotics that play key roles in prevention of preventable illness & disease from birth to old age. Making these a key part of your daily wellness regimen should be a no brainer! (This info on Life 9 was provided by the amazing Cynthia Harper Haggerton!)

➕Longevity 15 ml: (This is just like the supplement but not in the capsule.) Let me share some info about the supplement: Did you know Longevity protects DHA levels for Brain function and cardiovascular health, promotes healthy cell regeneration, supports the liver, increases immune function, and strengthens the nervous system. This blend contains that following essential oils: Thyme, Orange, Clove and Frankincense. Basically…anti- aging + immune system support + toxin flusher! If you’re not using this…you should be! The oil blend is also amazing for your skin – Friends FRANKINCENSE and CLOVE on your face 🤯🤯🤯. Y’all know Clove is the highest antioxidant on earth, right?!

➕Panaway 5ml: Your best friend for tired muscles!! Who is starting a new workout routine or just getting more active in the New Year?! You’ll use this! One of our faves from the starter kit. From, aging joints, to moms who carry babies on their hips all day, to the gym goer, to anyone who deals with head or neck tension, this oil is your jam!