My daily beauty regimen

skincare

When I started this oily journey, one of the first things I did was switch out all of our cleaning products to DIY versions using Thieves household cleaner. THEN, I switched out all my skincare products. I tend to forget that my skin is an actual organ and not this protective shield that doesn't need some love. Those wrinkles that have popped up are a good reminder ;)

Here are my daily secret weapons to fight off wrinkles, red splotches, acne, tired eyes and dull skin. I wash my face daily, sometimes morning and night, just depends on how my skin is feeling; apply toner, only if my skin is feeling oily; apply my face serum morning and night (I never forget my serum!); and top it off with my moisturizer. I keep my ‘clear skin’ roller handy for those pesky little pimples and a nightly under eye roller for tired eyes. Once or twice a week, I use the microdermabrasion scrub all over my face and neck. This scrub is a game changer! No more dull skin. #oilandglassrecipebook

Daily Face Wash

INGREDIENTS: 1 tsp. sweet almond oil + 2/3 cup unscented Dr. Bonner’s castile soap + 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil + 4 drops each patchouli and lemongrass essential oil + 5 drops myrrh essential oil (for dry skin) + 1 tsp. Argan oil + 8 oz. foaming soap container

PREPARATION: Pour the castile soap and sweet almond oil into a foaming soap dispenser (it is critical to use a foaming dispenser if you want to achieve the right consistency). Add essential oils and gently swirl to combine. Top with distilled water.

APPLICATION: Use daily morning and night. 

Tip: You can also use this as a hand soap, using your favorite essential oils. It’s easy and more economical than buying organic hand soap.

Face Toner

INGREDIENTS: 10 drops Frankincense (or elemi) essential oil + 10 drops ylang ylang essential oil + 10 drops lavender essential oil + 8 drops patchouli essential oil + Rosehip oil (carrier oil) + Argan oil (carrier oil) + Marula oil (carrier oil)

PREPARATION: Drop essential oils into bottle. Add aloe vera and alcohol. Fill the remainder of the bottle with witch

APPLICATION: Use daily morning and night. 

Face Serum

INGREDIENTS: 10 drops each Frankincense (or elemi),  ylang ylang & lavender essential oils + 8 drops patchouli essential oil + 5 drops myrrh essential oil (optional, good for dry skin) + Calendula oil (carrier oil) + Argan oil (carrier oil) + Marula oil (carrier oil) + 5 drops vegetable glycerin (optional)

PREPARATION: Drop essential oils into bottle. Fill the remainder of the bottle with equal parts calendula oil + argan oil + marula oil

APPLICATION: Apply to face, morning and night, before applying moisturizer.  

Facial Moisturizer

INGREDIENTS: 10 drops frankincense essential oil + 10 drops lavender essential oil + 10 drops geranium essential oil (optional) + 1/4 cup raw shea butter + 1/2 cup cold-pressed, organic coconut oil + 1 tsp. sweet almond oil (optional) + 1 tsp. jojoba oil (optional) +  4 oz. glass jar

PREPARATION: In a double boiler over medium heat, melt the coconut oil and shea butter. Once liquefied, remove from the and let cool. Add in the essential oils, sweet almond oil, and jojoba oils and put the cream in the refrigerator to bring back to a solid state. Before mixing,  let it set out at room temperature to slightly soften, making it easier to work with. Using an electric mixer, whip until light and fluffy. Using a wood spoon transfer body butter into container.

APPLICATION: Use liberally, morning and night.

Experiment with essential oils and carrier oils that are right for your skin type. Try 10 drops of rose, patchouli or ylang ylang essential oils, in addition to the ones listed above.

Microdermabrasion Scrub

INGREDIENTS: 5 1/2 tbsp. Baking Soda + 2 1/2 tbsp. coconut oil (rounded) + 6 tsp. water + 8 drops frankincense + 8 drops lavender + 8 drops Purification + 4 oz. glass jar

PREPARATION: Add the ingredients in the jar and mix together with a fork until well blended.

APPLICATION: Use fingers to apply to a clean face. Scrub lightly in circular motion and rinse.

Clear Your Skin Roller

INGREDIENTS: 4 drops Purification + 1 drop R.C. + 1 drop Thieves + unscented, alcohol-free witch hazel + 10 mL glass roller bottle

PREPARATION: Drop the essential oils into the roller bottle. Using a mini stainless steel funnel, fill remainder of the bottle with witch hazel. 

APPLICATION: Roll between hands before use. Apply daily to problem areas on face.

Nightly Under-Eye Roller

INGREDIENTS: 15 drops lavender + 15 drops lemon + 15 drops frankincense + 1 tsp. unscented, alcohol-free witch hazel + sweet almond oil + 10 mL glass roller bottle

PREPARATION: Drop the essential oils into the roller bottle. Using a mini stainless steel funnel, add witch hazel and fill remainder of the bottle with sweet almond oil. 

APPLICATION: Roll between hands before use. Apply at night due to the photosensitivity of the oils used in the recipe. Carefully avoid eyes.

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