Essential Oils in Your Beauty Routine
Should you use essential oils in your daily beauty routine? YES. Yes you should. There are a lot of ways that you can amp up your daily routine and incorporate essential oils into it.
All the rage right now seems to be eye lash serum to help you grow longer lashes. I’m on board. I mean truly, who doesn’t want long, luscious lashes without having to pay for and sit through getting extensions? But you know me – I gotta bring in the safety aspect. As a certified aromatherapist, I must point out some of the concerns I have with essential oils so directly close to your eyes. If you follow me at all, you know I don’t recommend ingesting oils or putting essential oils into your orifices *eyes, ears, nose, etc). If you do decide you want to make an eyelash serum, I have a great recipe for you. And you can add essential oils to enhance it if you would like. My recommendation is that you keep the drops to a very minimum amount. And it’s very important to ensure that the oil is fully incorporated into the carrier oils so that you are not putting a glob of straight essential oil onto your eyeball. If that was to get into your eye – believe me – you would not be a happy camper. The aroma of the straight oil can irritate your eye as well. So you want to use great care and caution when using oils so close to your eye.
Eyelash Serum: Start with some empty mascara containers, you can get them from Amazon for around $5/3. I recommend using the Jamaican Black Castor Oil (it doesn’t seem to be as sticky and heavy as regular castor oil) with Aloe Vera Gel and Vitamin E. Ratio – fill 1/2 the container with the castor oil. For the rest of the container go 1/2 aloe and 1/2 vitamin e. You can add 1-2 drops of essential oil. I recommend Rosemary, Lavender or Cedarwood. Make sure you shake it up – shake it good! You want those EO’s fully incorporated. Then use this serum on clean eyelashes at bedtime. Use daily.