This is a guest post from one of my closest friends and someone on my Young Living Team. Massiva is a mother of 3 who grew up in North Africa using traditional herbal remedies and making skin care products. When I introduced her to Young Living oils about a year ago she became very excited and quickly wanted to learn everything there was about oils. She is even learning the Raindrop Technique for therapeutic touch.
I am excited to share with you what she has learned about essential oils for the skin on your face. It is very important to only put on your skin what you would likely eat because the skin is a direct pathway to the bloodstream. When the body gets overburdened with chemicals from beauty care products it can lead to detoxification problems that can cause health issues down the line. You can reduce the burden by simplifying your personal care routine to include basics such as natural carrier oils (coconut oil and olive oil) and pure essential oils.
Massiva is a mom on a mission to help her family live a better and healthier life through Mediterranean recipes, natural beauty, and cleaning recipes, parenting and more. The recipes I share have been tested and approved by my family of 5. My goal is to help you reach your best in health and wellness. I named my blog after a therapy called ‘”Raindrop Technique” that I practice part time. I am a true believer that god’s medicine is in the plants and essential oils. Join me on a mission of inhaling blessings and exhaling gratitude.
As much as I am obsessed with beauty products, when it comes to putting something on my face, I am very cautious. I have been making my own beauty and personal care products for over two years now and I can tell that my skin is in great shape.
In the beginning of 2014 I started my journey with Young Living Essential Oils and soon enough I became obsessed with the oils to enhance my beauty routine. In North Africa, where I am from, we make lots of plant based beauty and personal care products. Combining my knowledge of local plants and herbs with what have been learning about how to use of essential oils has ignited my passion. I am excited to share some of my favorite oils for my facial skincare.
I always combine essential oils with carrier oils like coconut oil, Shea butter, olive oil, jojoba oil, apricot oil and almond oil whenever I use them on my face because they are very strong and a little goes a long way. Young living essential oils are known for their purity so using them with carrier oils is a best way to preserve them so they last longer.
Best Essential Oils For Your Face
Frankincense Essential Oil: Frankincense has many benefits for the great skin and it has been used since ancient times by wealthy people to enhance beauty. It has an earthy smell that is very relaxing and I love to use it in baths. I made a roll-on with 10 drops frankincense mixed with apricot oil and apply it everyday before bedtime.
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Lavender Essential Oil: Who does not use at least one lavender scented beauty product? The problem is that pure lavender oil is costly to produce so many of the ones used in popular products are synthetic and the body does not know how to process them and that can cause problems down the road. Young Living is the only company that owns hundreds of acres of organic lavender farms and oversees every step of the distillation process from the planting of the seed to the sealing bottle.
Real lavender essential oil is one I can’t live without — it smells amazing, helps you relax and keeps skin soft and smooth. I add few drops to unscented Castile soap and use as a face wash and shower gel.
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Helichrysum Essential Oil: Helichrysum italicum, is commonly referred to as everlasting, immortal or the curry plant. Its name sounds like something precious, doesn’t it? It is one of the most prized oils for the skin and Young Living has the largest farms in Croatia in a partnership with the Croatian government. This oil is widely known for its skin supporting properties.
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Myrrh Essential Oil: You may have heard of myrrh from the holy books and scripture. Ancient Egyptians used myrrh to add to perfume and it was valued more than gold during ancient times. Myrrh supports the look of normal skin and is commonly added to many skin care products today.
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Rose Essential Oil: This one of the amazing oil that is a gift from mother nature and I can’t get enough of it. I am absolutely obsessed with using it in almost all my homemade beauty. Just 2 drops of this amazing oil makes an 8 oz face toner that lasts a long time.
Carrot Seed Essential Oil: I don’t like the smell of it, but I love it’s rejuvenation properties. Carrot seed essential oil is great to use in the summer or winter. I mix just one drop with one teaspoon of coconut oil and and use it after my shower. The reason why I say just a teaspoon is because I like to preserve the freshness of my beauty products by making just make a small amount.
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Patchouli Essential Oil: Patchouli oil has a sweet and rich aroma that is very supporting to soft skin. I use it with some whipped Shea butter during winter and it has worked great. I recently started adding it to my homemade face mask and it feels amazing.
Geranium essential oil: This is an amazing floral oil that I absolutely adore. It has a floral and sweet fragrance that’s very relaxing. It has been used back to the times of the Egyptians for supporting healthy skin. If you want to use an essential oil with a wonderful floral smell and can’t afford pricey rose oil, geranium is my second suggestion. I use it in my face toner too mixed with rose water and wear it as perfume.
Ylang Ylang Essential Oil: My Mother is a big fan of Ylang Ylang, she even has a French made face moisturizer that she buys and uses all the time. It’s quiet expensive, so I made her a homemade version that she raves about. The best part is that is does not have the synthetic ingredients used in her favorite brand.
Tea Tree Essential Oil: Tea essential oil, also called melaleuca oil, is made from the leaves of the tea tree plant (Melaleuca alternifolia), a member of the myrtle tree family, which is native to Australia. Aboriginal tribes in Australia have known of the tea tree’s healing qualities for thousands of years. But you don’t have to travel to Australia to get tea tree oil. Young Living has the most pure available to you and it comes in the premium starter kit. I use tea tree a lot. I make a coconut oil makeup remover just with mixing 2 drops tea tree essential oil with two tablespoons of coconut oil.
Which Essential Oils Do I recommend?
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