DIY Dry Shampoo: get rid of oily hair ASAP!
Here is my home-made Dry Shampoo that will help you get rid of your oily hair in a flash. As a mom on the go its hard to squeeze a shower in every day and so dry shampoo is a life saver for me on days where I am super busy and on the go. It is a super easy recipe that is really easy to make and very quick to apply/use. Its works so well and leaves my hair smelling great and gets rid of all the oily gross hair. Once you try it this will be a go-to for all you mommas out there that are busy. Here is the process on and recipe below so you can make this! Check it out!
Also, if you just want to buy some of this from me and not deal with making it. You'll have a chance to do that to... Keep Scolling.... :)
Here are all the 100% pure ingredients that you will need in order to get started.
-YL Rosemary Essential Oil (supports hair growth)
-YL Tea Tree Essential Oil (supports cleanliness)
-YL Cedarwood Essential Oil (supports hair growth & cleanliness)
First you start with 1/4 cup of corn starch
Next you add 1 teaspoon of Baking Soda.
*Optional For Darker Hair add 2 table spoons of Cocoa Powder
Next add 2 drops of young livings Rosemary Essential oil, 2 drops of young livings cedar wood essential oil, and 1 drop of young livings tea tree essential oil.
Now mix all of your ingredients well and transfer you final product into a cute shaker, like this one!
Check out the process.... Once you shake it on you will want to rub/comb into your hair and scalp very well.
In a large bowl I mixed together the corn starch and baking soda. If I had dark hair I would also add the cocoa powder here. Then I added the Young Living Essential oils that promote hair growth and cleanliness to the powder mixture. After it is mixed I spoon it into a cute mason jar shaker and keep it in my bathroom for quick use. Works great when I am in a hurry. Check out this video of me and my super cute boys making some of this below! Can you find the error I made? Haha
Here is a live video I posted on my Facebook page where I made this fun DIY! This is a great lotion for your kiddos. I have been using it for my kids when they are sick. Check out this video to learn how to make this great Essential Oils infused kids lotion!
DIY Tattoo Oil for Brighter Tattoos
I decided to create my own tattoo oil that would make tattoos look brighter and more vibrant. Admittedly I did this mostly all for my husband who has been bugging me non-stop to make him something like this since I started getting into essential oils. He has been trying to find the right lotion or oil to help make his tattoos pop and look like they did the week after he had them done. I think that I have created a great oil to do just that. The beauty of this oil is that it is made from 100% all natural products and all 100% pure essential oils thanks to the seed to seal process with Young Living. I picked essential oils that have more of a manly appeal and also benefit the health of your skin. Check out the process and recipe here!
I Started with these three organic ingredients.
Then I melted all three ingredients together!
Next you want to pour the melted ingredients into an easy to pour glass measuring cup since the liquid is very hot and could potentially melt a plastic container.
Nows the time to add the sweet Almond oil which is really great for your skin!
Here are all the great Young Living Essential Oils that go into this recipe.
Next you will want to pour the hot liquid into your favorite glass container and let it sit until it completely cools.
This is what your oil will look like once it has fully cooled off. Now you are really to use!
Here is what the oil looks like once it is applied to the tattoo. There is a subtle difference in the pictures here but there is a much more noticeable difference live in person! So there you have it, a great All natural & All Organic Tattoo oil for brighter and more vibrant tattoos! Make your tattoo look like they did when you first got em!
DIY Tattoo Oil Recipe:
First start by melting beeswax, Shea Butter, and Coconut Oil together. Once melted pour your mixture into a glass container. Mix in Almond oil and essential oils before liquid cools.
Allow to cool and fully harden before use.
Great idea for guy friends, husbands, boyfriends or any male in your life that needs a freshen up on their tattoo.
Have a lady friend who wants to freshen up their tattoos also? Contact me and I can help you change up the recipe to find the right essential oils for them.
This is my home made all natural lip scrub infused with lavender essential oil! Will make your lips feel so soft! I recorded this live on Facebook. Join my fun and educational Facebook page here!
Here is a quick tutorial on how to make your own all Natural Lip Balm with all organic products and essential oils. This was a live video on I posted on Facebook. Check out my store to buy your some of your own lip balm that's hand made by me!
Here's a quick tutorial of how to make your own Natural face wash with Essential Oils. This is a live video I posted on my Facebook page. If you want to join our fun Facebook Oils educational community check it out here. You can purchase some of this natural face wash here.
What is Eczema?
Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed, with blisters that cause itching and bleeding, sometimes resulting from a reaction to irritation (eczematous dermatitis) but more typically having no obvious external cause.
Over 30 million Americans have eczema
The most important thing to remember is that eczema and its symptoms are different for everyone. Your eczema may not look the same on you as it does on another adult, or on your child. It may even appear in different areas of the body at different times.
Eczema is usually itchy. For many people, the itch is usually only mild, or moderate. But in some cases it can become much worse and you might develop extremely inflamed skin. Sometimes the itch gets so bad that people scratch it until it bleeds, which can make your eczema worse.
You might have all of the symptoms of eczema or only just a few. You might have some flare ups or your symptoms could go away entirely. But the only way to know if you have eczema for sure, is to visit your doctor so he or she can look at your skin and ask you about your symptoms.
The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis or atopic eczema. Children with eczema have an itchy red rash that is rough and inflamed skin with blisters that can result in bleeding or infection if they are scratched. Sometimes the itching begins before the rash appears especially when eczema is on the face, back of the knees, wrists, hands and/or feet. Some babies are born with eczema which affects about 10% to 20% of infants.
How can we help our skin deal with eczema with Essential Oils? When using Essential Oils, we ALWAYS want to add a carrier oil. And for most of us we think of coconut oil, right? Coconut oil is amazing and it has plenty of success stories for a lot of people BUT here is so harsh truth about coconut oil.
Coconut oil is a comedogenic oil. SAY WHAT!? Comedogenicity ratings are how various oils and emollients are categorized based on the degree to which they're likely to clog your pores. The rating scale goes from zero to five, where in oils with a rating of zero won't clog pores, and oils with a rating of five are highly likely to clog pores. And while there's some discrepancy from list to list, coconut oil is regularly listed as a level 4, or moderately comedogenic oil, and sometimes higher.
So what are some other options to choose for our carrier oil when trying to help eczema?
Sweet Almond Oil Comedogenic Rating: 2 Natural SPF 5, High fatty acid content, recommended for all skin types, especially beneficial for dry, itchy, or inflamed skin, contains calcium, potassium, magnesium, as well as Vitamins E, A, B1, B2, and B6 Downsides to sweet almond oil is to be safe, do extensive research around the use of sweet almond oil if you have nut allergies. While almonds are not technically nuts, some people have reactions, others do not.
Organic Shea Butter Comedogenic Rating: 0 Natural SPF 6 to 10, Contains Vitamin E, Anti-inflammatory, and exceptionally helpful for dealing with eczema, psoriasis, bites, cuts, cracks, burns, Moisturizing, both skin strengthening and regenerating, as well as stimulating in terms of collagen production. Downsides to Shea Butter is that it has a strong scent, which many people have an aversion to. Refined versions of the product aim to reduce this scent, but often result in lowered beneficial properties.
With that being said, what YL Essential Oils work well with these carrier oils to help you or your loved ones with eczema?
Melrose is a blend of tea tree, rosemary, clove, and naouli that is known for its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. It supports the skin and promotes cell turnover. The listed uses for Melrose include cleansing and skin health.
When using Melrose use Caution: Possible skin sensitivity. If pregnant or under a doctor's care, consult your physician. Dilute before using on sensitive areas such as the face, neck, genital area, etc. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid using on infants and very small children.
Lavender is one of the most popular YL essential oils. Not only does it contain antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-fungal, calming, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory properties, but it also is known to encourage healing and can help reduce the appearance of scars. The listed uses for lavender include skin irritations.
It’s no surprise that Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) has been sought after since ancient times. Frankincense is one of my favorite oils, and not just because of its anti-inflammatory properties. One of the best things about this Biblical oil is the fact that it helps to enhance the oils it’s paired with. So in connection with the previous oils Frankincense also has a listed use for skin health. Allowing this trio to be a beautiful trio for help relieve eczema.
Always using Caution and Taking Care
There are many ways to deal with eczema including the use of essential oils. However, please remember to buy high quality and 100% pure essential oils and make sure to dilute essential oils before use. Never use essential oils undiluted on skin. Also, please use caution with essential oils during pregnancy and lactation as well as with small infants and children.
Taking care of your Hyperpigmentation with Young Living Essential Oils.
Hyperpigmentation is the increase in the natural color of the skin. Hyperpigmentation in skin is caused by an increase in melanin, the substance in the body that is responsible for color (pigment). Certain conditions, such as pregnancy, skin inflammation, sun damage, injuries, bad reaction to beauty products, post acne, and other diseases may cause a greater production of melanin and hyperpigmentation. Exposure to sunlight is a major cause of hyperpigmentation, and will darken already hyper pigmented areas.
Here are just some ideas of what can help with hyperpigmentation.
1. Lemon Essential Oil
Containing the naturally occurring constituent limonene, Lemon is a key component in many popular essential oil-infused products. Lemon is used worldwide in cleaners and soaps for its refreshing scent.
Lemon juice itself has powerful skin bleaching properties so now imagine how potent lemon essential oil is for hyperpigmentation! This citrusy essential oil is extracted from lemon peels, which have tiny pockets of oil in them. It’s richness in limonene has been found to fight skin tumors as well as lighten skin.
Caution: Much as lemon essential oil is very effective for hyperpigmentation, it contains furanocoumarin compounds like other citrus essential oil that have been found to increase the skin’s sensitivity to UV light. Never apply lemon essential oil at day time/go out in the sun after applying it as this will actually worsen the hyperpigmentation. Only apply this essential oil at night time, diluted with a carrier oil or even mixed with your night cream.
2. Carrot Seed Essential Oil
Carrot seed essential oil is one of the best essential oils for hyperpigmentation. People choose it as one of the best essential oil for hyperpigmentation after lemon essential oil! Produced from distillation of the seeds of the wild carrot plant, Carrot Seed has a mildly sweet aroma with earthy, herbaceous notes and it takes about 3000 seeds just to squeeze out one teaspoon of oil! Carrot seed oil is super rich in beta carotene, which gives carrots their bright orange color.
Beta carotene is said to reduce pigment formation by hindering inhibiting tyrosine, which is an enzyme that produces melanin (the skin’s natural pigment). Use carrot seed oil to heal hyperpigmentation, dark spots/patches and even melisma!
3. Frankincense Essential Oil
Best known for its effective scar treatment, frankincense essential oil is also good for reducing hyperpigmentation on skin. Frankincense essential oil has a rich woody scent and in addition to elevated spiritual experiences, the benefits of Frankincense essential oil include maintaining radiant skin. It has the ability to smooth and make skin look healthy. Use frankincense essential oil to brighten dull skin and get rid of dark hyperpigmentation by mixing a few drops of it in any carrier oil of your choice. Add Frankincense to your daytime lotion or night cream for a custom moisturizer that highlights your natural beauty.
4. Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium essential oil has a balancing and calming effect on the body, mind and soul. Geranium essential oil is produced from the steam distillation of Geranium’s fragrant flowers and leaves and has an aroma that encourages peaceful, spiritual feelings. Its flowery scent is very good for solving women’s problems such as menstrual troubles & breast congestion. It has lots of beauty benefits for the body including fighting acne, clearing skin congestion, healing skin inflammatory conditions and much more.
Effective in lightening scars, blemishes and dark spots, geranium essential oil is one of the top essential oils for hyperpigmentation. Mix 5 drops of geranium essential oil in 2 to 3 tbsp. of pure aloe vera gel and store in a glass amber container. Apply this to your whole face/areas affected by pigmentation as a night cream to help even out dark patches.
5. Bergamot Essential Oil
Bergamot essential oil is derived from the bergamot orange, which is also sometimes known as ‘sweet lemon’ because of its taste that’s slightly sweet than a lemon. For skin, bergamot essential oil is very beneficial because of its strong antimicrobial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It’s antiseptic and antimicrobial properties help protect the skin from acne-causing bacteria and other germs that irritate skin. Its astringent properties help reduce excess oiliness while toning & firming the skin.
Bergamot essential oil encourages skin regeneration and healing, which makes it excellent for preventing new scars and fading old ones. For hyperpigmentation, bergamot essential oil is especially useful because it helps even out skin tone by regulating the distribution of melanin, the skin’s natural pigment.
Always using Caution and Taking Care
There are many ways of healing hyper pigmented skin including using essential oils. However, please remember to buy high quality and 100% pure essential oils and make sure to dilute essential oils before use. Never use essential oils undiluted on skin, especially skin with hyperpigmentation. Also, please use caution with essential oils during pregnancy and lactation.
I am a mommy of 2 little boys and a wife of 1 amazing husband! I love natural living and essential oils. Follow my journey here while I navigate life and make fun stuff with Oils!