Radiant Facial Elixir

Two years ago (before I had even heard of Young Living) a friend of mine introduced me to the idea of using essential oils as a facial moisturizer, exfoliant, and cleanser. She let me try her oily mixture, and I immediately fell in love with it. At the time I didn’t have a single drop of essential oils in my home, but I knew right away this was something I needed in my life.

This was one of the very first things that got me interested in essential oils, so thank you dear friend for introducing me! After that, my second encounter with essential oils was when I realized they might be able to help me with my seasonal cough and congestion

After I started using Young Living essential oils, I was excited to make my very own blend of oils to use on my face and body. I did a little research, and experimented a lot with my favourite scents. The blend I’ve chosen is best for maintaining healthy, radiant & glowing skin! I’ve been using it every day for 8 months now and I really enjoy it.

Processed with VSCO with a5 presetRadiant Facial Elixir

  • Fill a 100 ml bottle nearly to the top with jojoba oil
  • 10 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops sacred frankincense essential oil
  • 5 drops geranium essential oil
  • Shake to blend and use on your face and body daily

This blend replaces other facial moisturizers for me, and I also use it to clean my face. To do this: wet your face with a warm cloth, then massage the oil into your skin. Rinse with a cloth, and after your skin is dry, apply it again as a moisturizer! The oils will remove your makeup just as well as a store bought makeup remover.
I like to keep it in a spray bottle, and use it right after my shower in the morning. Since the bottom layer of your skin needs water to keep it moisturized, and the top layer needs oil -this is a great time to put it on. The oil will help your skin retain the water and keep your skin hydrated – giving you that radiant and luminous glow!

Lavender

Lavender is often used for relaxation and headache relief, but it is also really good for your skin! It is actually of the most versatile essential oils to have on hand. Many people use lavender essential oil to treat acne, bruises, burns, dermatitis, and eczema. The Young Living Natural remedies guide suggest these topical uses

  • NHP_15ML_LAVENDERto help relieve joint or muscle pain associated with sprains, strains & rheumatoid arthritis
  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough
  • when experiencing digestive discomfort can act as a carminative and antispasmodic
  • to help relieve headache

Sacred Frankincense

Frankincense is another very versatile oil, and can be used to relieve skin irritations. It has a soft, sweet, woodsy aroma and is emotionally very uplifting. Used to support strong immunity and healthy cell regeneration. Many people use this oil during meditation for its grounding and calming qualities. For more information on the powerful healing effects of Sacred Frankincense, visit Dr. Josh Axe’s website hereNHP_15ML_SACREDFRANKINSENCE

In Aromatherapy Sacred Frankincense can be used topically:

  • or inhaled can act as a nervine and calmative which enhances relaxation
  • to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns
  • or inhaled to reduce the symptoms of cold & cough

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba oil is a light and moisturizing oil that absorbs well into the skin without clogging your pores. This makes it a great carrier oil to apply to the face. It helps heal wounds, and clears acne by preventing the growth of harmful bacteria. It also contains vitamin E, a great antioxidant which protects against free radical damage. It has anti-fungal and anti-inflammatory properties! Best of all, it is completely natural and contains no chemicals at all. The wonderful thing about making your own beauty products is knowing that there are no chemicals involved! What you put on your skin gets absorbed into your body!

Optional Essential Oils

Other essential oils that would be good to add if you’re dealing with eczema or dermatitis are helichrysum or marjoram. For acne, the Young Living Natural Remedies Guide suggests cedarwood, helichrysum, lime and thyme. Helichrysum is a powerful oil, so I would only add about 4 drops to the 100 ml bottle and it should do the trick! It is best used diluted.

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