When I was younger, I remember my aunt telling me (often) that my skin was like porcelain. And she was right. Like any good teen, I took it for granted. Of course I did the basics like washing my face twice a day and since I didn’t want pimples, I vaguely remember a gel-like substance I’d apply for that. I didn’t moisturize though. I was one of the many people who think that if they have oily skin, that moisturizing is unnecessary and would only make it oilier. So in adolescent skin health, I’d probably give myself a C, if I were to grade. I took the necessary measures to make sure my skin looked great in the immediate future, but I really didn’t do future me many favors.
Young skin doesn’t last forever, especially if we don’t do anything to keep it looking young. @ashliepappas
I am now in my thirties and finding myself in the world of worrying about wrinkles, pimples, and dullness. YUCK! I would be lying if I said that I didn’t totally take my naturally resilient skin for granted growing up. It’s one of those things that you think will last forever. Young skin doesn’t last forever, especially if we don’t do anything to keep it looking young.
Today, I do the best I can to nourish my skin, repair it, and be proactive of any further aging and damage. There are serums and products out there that are hundreds of dollars a bottle, I’ve even tried some. I wasn’t overly impressed. When I decided that in order to take better care of myself by watching not only what I was putting in my body, but on my body as well, I started looking into natural products. I am a bit wiser about how I take care of my skin. I not only focus on doing I can so it looks great now, but I also look at the long-term. This includes avoiding harmful chemicals.
Here is a recipe for one of my best kept skin secrets… I’m sharing it with you because life is way too short to have scowl lines!
- A container, preferably glass that the oils will not react with. (I used a glass bottle with a dropper)
- 1/2 Cup Fractionated Coconut Oil
- 3 drops Melaleuca Essential Oil
- 3 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 drop Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
- 3 drop Geranium Essential Oil
- 1 drop Lemongrass Essential Oil
- 1 drop Sandalwood Essential Oil
- 3 drops Helichrysum Essential Oil
- 1 drop Myrrh Essential Oil
- 1 drop Patchouli Essential Oil
- 1 drop Frankincense Essential Oil
- 2 drops Clary Sage Essential Oil
*If coconut oil does not do well on your face, you can make the nourishing serum using the same oils using jojoba or grapeseed oil as a base instead of the coconut oil!
- Combine essential oils in glass bottle
- Add Fractionated Coconut Oil (or Jojoba Oil)
- Use sparingly after washing face (and after astringent if used)
This recipe is a phenomenal way to really nourish your skin and get that youthful glow back naturally. If you find that you want to start shifting toward a more natural lifestyle, join my 5 Days of Essential Oils Challenge. It’s a no-pitch challenge that will show you how to use essential oils in your daily life. Totally tailored to you so you actually are able to create a lasting shift toward a more natural lifestyle. In the challenge, you’ll gain the confidence and ease to use essential oils in your day-to-day life, you’ll get access to my VIP members lounge with daily oil notes, challenge sheets, and more!
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