essential oils

Glow Serum DIY

Has everyone seen the new Face App situation going around social media?! Where you post a photo of you with wrinkles and saggy skin? It’s amusing but also a smidge alarming I mean… check mine out:

 
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Craziness right?! I’m actually pretty ok with this photo - if I’m still rocking the long hair and lipstick look at 70+ things will be just fine. This photo did spark some pretty intense responses ranging from “you look amazing!” to “put some oils on that” HAHA!! The timing was perfect because I had JUST made some face serum a few weeks ago and had been using it at night so I was prompted to share about it.

This Glow Serum is packed with some pretty fancy oils so I included a few alternatives just in case. Here is some info on why:

  • Blue Tansy (found in Valor) - calming + known for helping with inflammation

  • Frankincense - it’s just straight magical + known for slowing the aging process down (yas)

  • Rose - anti aging + antiseptic + emollient properties

  • Geranium - breakout reducing (yes please)

  • Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood - helps reduce the appearance of blemishes + promotes the appearance of younger-looking skin

  • Copaiba - very safe + known for healing properties + soothing skin

Vitamin E oil is known to fight free radicals and even moisturize skin which is a huge bonus for my combination skin. Jojoba oil is my go-to for carrier in this serum because it is packed with incredible skin benefits! Check out the DIY below and let me know what you think!

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I use this at night (a few drops) after washing my face with the Young Living Orange Charcoal Facial Wash. Honestly, my skin has never felt better. I can’t wait to hear how this has worked for you so don’t forget to share!

xx



Summer Travel Essentials

It’s finally summer time… queue the suitcases and travel plans! Our summer this year is actually fairly low-key which after last summer, is more than welcomed. We are taking our annual vacation to Maine at the end of July but outside of that, I’m just living vicariously through all of the amazing vacation pics my friends are posting until then.

I had a friend reach out to me recently asking about an oily travel kit for her to take on a cruise. Although I’ve never been on a cruise, I whipped up this Summer Travel Essentials pack and was so excited about it, I made extra and fully plan on taking it to the beach in a month for myself! The only thing I added that is not pictured is a small dram of Peppermint Vitality Oil so that she can find some relief if she is feeling woozy.

I decided to stick with the basics of summer time travel and (assuming you are already equipped with a safe + clean sunscreen) this is just about everything you’ll need.

 
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I decided to include Thieves Hand Sanitizer and Thieves Spray to keep it clean during travel - you just never know. I also included the Young Living Grapefruit Lip Balm to keep your lips moisturized and protected, after sun gel with the purest ingredients like Aloe, Peppermint Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oils along with a “Girl Relax” roller! Lastly, I was thinking about what the cabins might be like on a cruise and decided to throw in a Pillow Spray that can dub as a room spray… I’m sure it get’s a little musty and that will help! The Pillow Spray has Dreamcatcher Essential Oil, Tangerine Essential Oil and Lavender Essential Oil…. DREAMY.

Let me know what you think + go make the most of your summer!

xx

Lucious Lip Scrub

I have to be honest, I’ve never been a huge lip scrub person. It’s practically an early Christmas miracle if I remember to remove my mascara at the end of the day. That is, until I made this lip scrub. Game changer for real especially this time of year where the air is so dry and it feels like no amount of water is going to keep me hydrated enough to avoid chapped lips. I’ve been doing this at night (ahem, after removing my mascara) and Lord have mercy, it’s glorious.

Everything you need is already in your kitchen! So grab a tiny bowl or even a cup, mix up these ingredients and prepare to have the silkiest lips of your life. Everyone from your baby’s cheeks to your partners kisses will appreciate this new found lip care regimen. Let me know what you think after you’re done smooching!

xx

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DIY Recipe: Essential Oil Infused Lotion

Hello winter and hello dry, cracking + sad skin. Not to worry! It’s so easy to whip up some heavenly lotion and the best part is that you probably have everything you need in your house right this second. Not only will this lotion smell amazing but the oils in it are amazing for your skin! Frankincense and Lavender both have incredible restorative properties that will support happy skin year round. Check out the recipe below!

DIY Essential Oil Lotion Recipe Part One

Ingredients + Supplies:

  1. 1/2 Cup Coconut Oil (not fractionated) (afflink)

  2. 10 drops Lavender

  3. 10 drops Frankincense

  4. Small glass jar

  5. Hand mixer

  6. Medium mixing bowl

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How to:

Put 1/2 cup coconut oil into medium mixing bowl. Add 10 drops of YL Lavender and 10 drops of YL Frankincense. Whip on high with your hand mixer for 5 minutes at least. Lotion should be a thick white consistency. Pour into glass container and voila! You’ve got a perfectly easy and incredibly soothing lotion to put in your bathroom, kitchen, bedside or office.

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Mom life… amiright?! Anyways, I hope you enjoy - let me know how you like this lotion recipe! Also, keep an eye out for more DIYs, just as simple as this one, coming soon.

xx Sam