July 28, 2021
Essential oils in ancient beauty rituals date back centuries. However, they continue to become increasingly popular as people seek out safe, non-toxic and natural skincare options. The popularity of these powerful healers stems from their ability to calm irritated skin, reduce signs of aging, improve acneic or scarred skin, and promote hydration for a clear and radiant complexion.
When using essential oils for skincare it’s important to know which oils are right for you and your personal skin goals. We’ve listed some of our favorite skin rejuvenating essential oils and their top benefits so you can find the perfect oils to incorporate into your skin care routine as well as some of our favorite skincare recipes you can make at home.
If you are looking for an essential oil to help slow down the effects of aging and minimize the appearance of wrinkles, then geranium is the essential oil for you. This super hydrating essential oil also has antibacterial properties that help balance sebum and reduce acne. Not only that, but it also helps with eczema, psoriasis and rosacea making this essential oil a skincare must.
This citrus essential oil promotes the appearance of clear, healthy-looking skin when applied topically. It’s a great option for problematic skin, congested pores and oily conditions. Pink grapefruit essential oil even has the ability to help with the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite.
It’s anti-inflammatory properties as well as the fact that it contains large amounts of beta-caryophyllene, help to release beta-endorphins. These beta-endorphins have the ability to literally make your skin happier.
In addition to lavender’s calming scent, it also has amazing anti-aging benefits. Lavender essential oil has the ability to help the body produce powerful antioxidants and aid in tissue and collagen remodeling for younger healthier looking skin.
This fragrant essential oil, ylang ylang, helps maintain skin moisture, clear and heal acne, as well as reduce skin irritation and redness associated with dermatitis, eczema and insect bites.
We’ve designed the perfect essential oil blend that is packed with all of these amazing essential oils and their beauty benefits. Our Organic Real Love™ Essential Oil contains all five of these essential oils and is the perfect blend to incorporate into your everyday skincare routines. We’ve also made it simple for you with these skincare recipes you can easily make at home:
One of the easiest products to make in the kitchen, yet one of the most commonly bought off the shelves of pharmacies and beauty retailers (at a great expense) are salt or sugar scrubs. Get silky-soft skin, unblocked pores and good exfoliation with this salt-based scrub recipe. This scrub can be used on the face, hands, body and feet.
Combine all ingredients in the glass resealable jar. Apply scrub to wet skin and gently massage in circular motions before rinsing off the scrub.
A facial serum is one of the best ways to apply essential oils to the skin for absorption.
Combine ingredients in a bowl and pour into a small dropper bottle. Rub half a dropper-full between clean hands and apply to clean face at night before bed. Your skin will absorb the amazing benefits all night long.
Use a facial roller after applying the oil to aid absorption. Soothes and relaxes the face while also reducing puffiness and inflammation around the eyes and any surrounding areas.
This French Green Clay mask is the perfect mask for balancing oily and acne prone skin. Green Clay draws impurities out from pores and helps to exfoliate dead skin cells without irritating the skin. Not only that, but it also stimulates circulation and helps to tone and firm the skin. Use this quick and easy mask 1-2 times a week as needed. Make sure to always moisturize afterwards. This mask can also be used as a spot treatment by putting a little directly on blemishes overnight. The clay will absorb oil and bacteria while healing the skin.
In a small bowl, add French Green Clay. Next, pour a very small amount of Aloe Vera into the bowl. Make sure to start with only a few drops of aloe vera, adding more as needed. You will want the mask to be the consistency of a thick spreadable paste. Stir in the Organic Real Love Essential Oil.
Wash your face and remove all makeup. Using your fingertips, spread the paste onto your face and neck. Allow to dry completely for 10-20 minutes. The mask will lift and tighten the skin as it dries. Next, dampen a washcloth with warm water. Use the washcloth to remove the mask. Once the mask is removed entirely, apply moisturizer.
No time to make homemade recipes? You can also use our pre-diluted Organic Real Love Essential Oil Roll-on that is designed so you can apply it directly to the skin. Another easy option is to just add a couple of drops of our Organic Real Love Essential Oil to your face wash, lotions, or unscented body wash.
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September 15, 2021
With flu season around the corner, it’s important to start prioritizing your health and wellness and make sure you have the tools you need for a strong defense. One of our favorite essential oils for this time of year is Cypress essential oil, also known as Cupressus sempervirens.
Cypress comes from an ornamental tree and is a member of the Cupressaceae family. Native to many regions including northern America, Africa, southeastern Europe and western Asia, cypress essential oil is a widely used medicinal plant. Research has shown that cypress essential oil has antimicrobial, antiviral and antioxidant benefits making it a great essential oil for overall wellness. Here are some of the ways cypress essential oil can support your wellness daily:
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How to safely add essential oils into your everyday products
Fragranced consumer products such as personal care products, air fresheners, and home cleaning supplies emit air pollutants that affect indoor air quality as well as personal health and wellbeing. Studies have proven that fragranced products have been associated with a number of health effects including asthma attacks, migraine headaches, neurological problems, and contact dermatitis. This is because the term “fragrance” listed on a product ingredient list can hide a complex mixture of chemicals that brands do not have to disclose.
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