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There are many essential oils that are wonderful for use with a healthy skin care routine. Frankincense and myrrh are two of my favorites. I often add a few drops of frankincense and myrrh to lotion to make it more rejuvenating for my skin.


I love adding essential oils to my skin care routine to really support healthy skin. When I have the occasional pimple I put frankincense on it. I am always amazed how quickly it works.


Try adding 10 drops of Young Living frankincense to the Sandalwood Moisture Cream for an awesome facial cream.


One of my favorite products for skin is Young Living’s Animal Scents Ointment. I use it all the time on my face, hands and anywhere else on my body I feel inclined. It leaves my skin soft and supple. It’s not just for animals. It also has myrrh and several other oils that are great for skin.


Here are a couple skin recipes that you might enjoy.


Youthful Soft Skin Blend
1 TBL Almond oil
1/2 TBL Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 Evening Primrose Capsule
12 drops Young Living Patchouli Essential Oil
5 drops Young Living Geranium Essential Oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil
Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.


Facial Serum Recipe
1 drop Rose Essential Oil
2 drops Sandalwood Essential Oil
2 drops Frankincense Essential Oil
1 oz carrier oil of your choice

Add essential oils to a 1 oz amber bottle fitted with a glass dropper. Pour in the carrier oil you are using.



Mature Skin Serum
2 tbsp jojoba oil
1 and 1/2 tbsp rose hip seed oil
1/4 tsp vitamin E
2 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Myrrh essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
3 drops Lavender essential oil
one dark 1 ounce glass dropper bottle

Place jojoba, rose hip seed oil, and vitamin E into glass dropper bottle. Add essential oils, close top, and gently roll bottle to mix.
Use 1/4 – 1/2 dropper full of serum nightly on clean face and neck to preserve, smooth, and protect your skin.



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Mature Skin Recipe
4 drops Young Living Geranium essential oil
3 drops Young Living Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Young Living Rose essential oil
1 tsp. Young Living Creme Masque
Directions
Mix together and massage together onto your face in circular movements until absorbed completely. This blend may help you relax, ease tension and restore energy to your face by supporting healthy circulation.


Essential Oils are why the ART Skin Care system is so powerful. ART has the essential oils of frankincense, sandalwood, melissa, and chamomile generates a quantum leap in the care and protection of the largest of our organs – our skin.


Young Living has several skin care products with frankincense and other essential oils.


More and more people are looking to natural health products as a way to support a healthy body. We are all interested in preserving our health. We try to eat right, get plenty of rest and exercise and use natural health supplements. With all our efforts on natural health, many times people overlook one area of health that can be a serious hazard to their health.

Products that your family use every day contain ingredients that studies have linked to serious health issues.

WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW CAN HURT YOU!

The solution is as simple as reading the labels on your personal care products and replacing them with safe ones.

One of the worst and most widespread of these dangerous ingredients is sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS). SLS is absorbed through the skin and retained in the brain, heart and liver. Studies show that SLS also affects other areas in the body, such as your child’s still developing eyes. SLS has been shown to retard the proper development of eye tissues, cause cataracts, slow the healing of other eye problems and even cause blindness. SLS doesn’t even have to get in the eyes to cause eye damage. It does as much harm when it is absorbed through the skin.

Many so called “natural” products also have SLS as an ingredient. They may have a label that says, “100% natural ingredients.” Just because it says natural, doesn’t mean it’s good to put on your body. Poison ivy is natural, but I sure don’t want that on my skin.

The intended use of SLS is as an ingredient car wash soaps, engine degreaser and garage floor cleaner.

According to the Material Safety Data Sheet for SLS, exposure can lead to a burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting. It also specifically warns that SLS may be harmful if absorbed through the skin and that prolonged or repeated exposure should be avoided.
(The federal government requires a Material Safety Data Sheet for any hazardous chemical.)

Whenever I write an article on toxic ingredients in personal care, I always get a few people emailing me with why I am wrong about ingredients in shampoo. Let me ask you, if sodium lauryl sulfate is so safe, why does the Material Safety Data Sheet say to wear rubber suit, goggles and gloves when handling? Why all the warnings about liver damage and a long list of other issues?

The dangers of SLS are no secret to the medical community. In fact SLS is used as a skin irritant in medical labs. Scientists use it to purposely harm the skin in order to test healing agents.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is used in most shampoos and toothpaste. Go to the grocery store and try to find shampoo or toothpaste that does not have sodium lauryl sulfate or sodium laureth sulfate in it.

Does your toothpaste have this FDA required poison warning label?

“Keep out of the reach of children under 6 years of age. If you accidentally swallow more than used for brushing, seek professional assistance or contact a poison control center immediately.”

You may have to search to find the warning because the companies try to hide it under the ingredients list. The warning may be on the box which you throw away and didn’t even notice it.

Did you know that the fastest way into the bloodstream is under the tongue? Nutrients as well as poison can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the dense network of blood vessels lining the mucous membrane of the mouth.

According to the PHYSICIANS DESK REFERENCE MANUAL, oral delivery is 10 times more efficient than anything that is swallowed. This is because ingredients enter the blood stream directly and are not filtered and broken down by the liver and digestive organs.

Do you really want poisons in the products you & your family use?

Besides the sodium lauryl sulfate, there is enough fluoride in a 4 oz tube of most brands of toothpaste to kill a small child. What’s worse is that scientists are now linking fluoride to dental deformity, arthritis and allergic reactions.

Another ingredient to avoid – propylene glycol, is found in most moisturizers and is commonly used as a humectant (additive to keep products moist) & a preservative. It sounds innocent enough but did you know it’s also a main ingredient in antifreeze, brake fluid, deicers, latex paint and laundry detergent?

It is supposed to make the skin feel smooth. While it may appear to moisturize the skin’s surface, it actually steals moisture from the under layers of the skin.

Propylene glycol is not only ineffective, it’s dangerous. It is derived from petroleum products.

The Material Safety Data Sheets on propylene glycol – warns against contact with eyes, skin and clothing. It also says inhalation can cause irritation of nasal passages. Ingestion can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Over exposure to propylene glycol can cause liver abnormalities and kidney damage.

Did You Know?

Over 800 of the chemicals available for use in cosmetics have been reported to the government as toxic substances. – The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health

There are safe products out there. Young Living has a line of safe personal care products without the poisons, but added benefit of essential oils.

Essential oils have been used for skin care since ancient times. There are many oils that are good for the skin but one I want to mention in particular is geranium. Geranium is a wonderful oil and is useful for all skin types.
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How To Make A Sugar Scrub
This is effective for your whole body. If your facial skin is sensitive don’t scrub as hard as you would your feet.
Use a plastic container to mix – glass may break in the bathroom. For storage, use glass.


Combine:
–1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
–1 cup of sugar
–Few drops of essential oil


Do this in the bathroom. Use small amounts at a time and massage gently on the skin. You can leave it on for a minute or two for a tightening effect. Rinse.


FACIAL STEAM TREATMENT
4-6 cups hot water
1 drop bergamot
2 drops lemon
a bowl
towel
For oily skin, rosemary and cedarwood can be used.


Pour the hot water in ceramic bowl. Add the essential oils.
Drape the towel over the head, bending over the bowl at least 8 inches above the water, to form a tent. Keep eyes closed during the steam treatment, for 15-20 minutes or until water has cooled. Gently pat face with a towel to dry.


Essential oils can be helpful in maintaining beautiful skin. Frankincense, sandalwood, geranium or rose oils are excellent oils to use for this purpose. Put them in carrier oils or in fragrance-free lotions to rub on the face.


Beautiful Soft Skin Blend
1 Tbs. Almond oil
1/2 Tbs. Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
12 drops Patchouli
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Rosewood


Beautiful Skin Blend
Rose–2 drops
Rosemary–1 drop
Rosewood–2 drop
Sandalwood–3 drops


Blend in 1 oz of Rose Hip Oil and apply as needed. Works well in a roller top applicator.

FACIAL MUD MASK
2 TBS clay (powdered)
Mineral or floral water – enough to form a paste
Mix the clay and water to form a smooth consistency. Add the essential oils. Mix well. Apply with fingertips, avoiding the eye area and hairline. Leave on 10-15 minutes but do not allow to completely dry and crack. Remove the mask with a warm wet wash cloth.


Oils to add for oily skin:
Rosemary, geranium, basil, cypress, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rose, lemongrass, patchouli, sandalwood, melaleuca alternifolia and ylang ylang.

MOISTURIZING FACIAL MASK
1 tsp. Natural Yogurt
2 tsp. honey
1 Vitamin E capsule
1 tsp. Oat Flour or finely ground oatmeal
5 drop total of essential oils
Combine yogurt and honey. Squeeze vitamin E capsule’s contents into the mixture and stir well. Add flower and mix into a smooth paste.
Add essential oils and mix. Apply with fingertips. Leave on for 15-20 minutes before removing with warm water.


Oils you can add to the Moisture Facial Mask:
Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli or ylang ylang.


Beautiful Skin Blend
5 drops sandalwood
5 drops helichrysum
5 drops geranium
5 drops lavender
5 drops frankincense
Mix with Satin Body Lotion and apply to skin.

Visit the product page for more info on Young Living’s Essential Oils.


sugar essential oil facial scrubThis is a facial scrub but it can be used for body scrub. If your skin is sensitive rub very gently.


Combine: 1/2 cup olive oil, wheat germ or coconut oil
1 cup of fine sugar
Add 5 or 6 drops of your favorite essential oil.


Pick oils from these for your skin type:

    Normal skin: lavender, neroli, orange, cedarwood, geranium, jasmine, geranium, roman chamomile, rose, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree)


    Combination skin: Geranium, rosewood, Ylang-ylang, rose, geranium, neroli


    Dry skin: cedarwood, carrot seed, clary sage, jasmine, geranium, lavender, orange, neroli, sandalwood, rosewood, rose, vetiver, ylang ylang


    Oily skin: cedarwood, geranium, clary sage, lavender, ylang ylang, peppermint, cypress, frankincense, patchouli, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, sandalwood, juniper, melissa, coriander, grapefruit, lemon, rose, rosemary, eucalyptus, myrtle, neroli


    Sensitive skin: rose, helichrysum, neroli, rosewood, jasmine, Roman chamomile, German chamomile, neroli

Preparation: Mix all ingredients well in a glass or stainless steel bowl, mug or cup. (DO NOT USE PLASTIC or Foam cups or containers, the oils will ingest it).


The sugar scrubs work best on dry skin so apply the mixture before washing face or showering. If you are using it as a body scrub, you may want to use a loofah mitt.


Using small amounts of your facial scrub in your hands, rub the mixture over your face or body in a circular motion.
Using a clean washcloth, (little or no soap) wash your face, removing the dead skin cells. Rinse well then with a towel, pat yourself dry.


Follow up with a nice moisturizer.


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