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.
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Next, let’s talk hydrating facial spray. My daughter has really dry facial skin but she absolutely HATES lotions. So as many different varieties I have tried to make her, they sit on a shelf. On a trip to Ulta, she found a hydrating spray she wanted to buy. I was like, umm, no, I can make you one. And guess what…..she LOVED it! I’ve already had to remake it for her a few times. So here it is:
Hydrating Facial Spray: Start with an empty spray bottle, I use a 1oz. Fill it half way with a Hydrosol. I use either Lavender or Frankincense Hydrosol. Then I top it with Witch Hazel which can be very soothing. To this mixture, I add 2 drops of rose essential oil. Rose is amazing for facial skin, dry skin and you just want to keep it low in drops because it can be a powerful scent and overwhelming.
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Aging Skin: For those of you who do not mind lotion, I have a few ideas for you. If you already have a lotion that you love, you can simply pick an oil that is good for facial skin and add it into your current cream. Some good oils for aging facial skin is Geranium, Frankincense, Myrrh, Carrot Seed, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Rose Absolute, Lavender. Rosehip Oil and Argon oil are also amazing carrier oils for facial skin. Try a 1oz bottle with 1/2 rosehip and 1/2 argon and add a mixture of 10-12 drops oil to the carriers and use daily.
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Hair Support: Add a drop or two of Geranium to your shampoo or conditioner. It is worth nourishing for your dry or oily hair. There have been repeated reports of people having amazing results with this trick. Some other great oils for use on your hair are Lavender, Rosemary, Cedarwood, and Frankincense. If you suffer from thinning hair, any of these listed oils will support it.
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I hope you have enjoyed this post and try some of these tricks. Drop me a comment below if you try any and the results you get, I’d love to hear from you.
Until next time, Much AromaLove.
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Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. My products and posts are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent diseases. They are not a replacement for doctor prescribed treatment and medication. Not intended for use on small children unless otherwise noted. If you are pregnant, nursing or under the care of a physician for chronic issues, please consult them prior to trying any essential oil products. All products/recommendations are for external use only.