Today, society is pushing Botox and an array of other quick-fix procedures to fight to age. These procedures are mostly short-term solutions and need to be repeated again and again, spending loads of money in the process. While these procedures may help us look better temporarily, I ask you, “Is it really worth it to put these chemicals on and in our bodies?” Although with the advancement in technologies these treatments are becoming more and more skin-friendly and wth fewer chemicals as well.
There are many natural remedies that can help our skin look its best. My favorite way to promote healthy skin is by using therapeutic grade essential oils.
Therapeutic grade essential oils have the power to prevent and regress wrinkles, rejuvenate healthy skin cells and slow the aging process. Ancient Egyptians knew this secret and used essential oils in all their skincare salves and lotions. Essential oils were valued higher than gold at that time.
Facial features provide the framework for a beautiful smile which is why you should invest in your skincare and essential oils are quite good for that.
Essential oils contain high amounts of oxygenating molecules that have the ability to pass through your cell membranes. They carry oxygen and nutrients to every cell in your body. Have you heard the term “anti-oxidant?” Antioxidants destroy the free radicals in our bodies, thus keeping us youthful and healthy. Essential oils contain the highest amounts of antioxidants on the planet!
Unlike Botox, essential oils will not atrophy and paralyze your facial muscles, but they can help to even your skin tone, regress wrinkles and fight to age, all the while being safe and natural with no risky side effects.
Here are a few of my favorite skin recipes from the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 4th Edition, by Essential Science Publishing:
Wrinkle Reducing Blend:
5 drops Sandalwood
4 drops Geranium
3 drops Lavender
6 drops Frankincense
Dilute this mixture 50:50 in a high grade, un-perfumed organic face or body lotion. Apply 2 times a day or as needed.
Stretch Mark Reducing Essential Oils:
Gentle Baby (a blend from Young Living)
Use one or a combination of these oils straight (neat) or diluted 50:50 in a high grade, organic vegetable oil. Apply a few drops on affected areas 2 times a day.
Morning Skin Firming Blend:
3 drops Tangerine
3 drops Cypress
Evening Skin Firming Blend:
8 drops Patchouli
5 drops Cypress
5 drops Geranium
1 drop Sandalwood
Use straight (undiluted) on location or dilute 50:50 in a high grade, un-perfumed organic face or body lotion. Apply 4-6 drops of each recipe at the specific time of the day mentioned above.
If you’re looking for a natural, chemical-free approach to skincare, you won’t find anything more powerful than therapeutic grade essential oils. Granted it’s not a quick fix like some modern procedures, but with patience and perseverance, you will see a notable difference in your skin.
Please remember that you should only use the highest quality essential oils, such as those from Young Living. Using low-quality oils in the methods mentioned above is not recommended.