Though I am still somewhat of an essential oil newbie, I have been taking careful notes and reading tons of materials over the past few weeks. There is so much to learn about their incredible uses.
The first area where I wanted to find a solution using these oil extracts is using essential oils for skincare. More specifically, I wanted to start by creating a new night crème for myself to use daily. Night crèmes available at retail tend to be very expensive and come in tiny little containers. Most of them also contain harsh chemicals and other toxins. So creating one myself would give me a cost efficient, natural and incredibly effective alternative to what I can find in the store.
This one I created just a week ago and can already see a difference. While I am not a doctor or a Cosmetologist, so far this has been working really well for me. Here it is:
1 cup of organic coconut oil
½ Tsp of Frankincense
½ Tsp of Melaleuca oil (not pictured)
¼ Tsp of Lavender oil (not pictured)
3 drops of Thieves oil
3 drops of either Lemon oil, Lemongrass oil or Melissa oil
2 drops of Clove oil (not pictured)
* Note: I don’t have any Sandalwood in my stock right now, but when I get it I will be adding ¼ to ½ Tsp to the night crème.
Coconut oil is the base for the crème. Long known as a powerful moisturizer that can help to delay the onset of wrinkles, coconut oil helps to moisturize and strengthen skin tissue. It contains Vitamin E for protecting skin cells and fatty acids that have antifungal properties. When applied topically, coconut oil may feel a bit greasy on the skin at first, though it absorbs very quickly. I Frankincense use it at night only because it should not be used prior to being in direct sunlight or exposure to UV rays. Melaleuca (also known as tea tree oil) has been a longtime favorite of mine. Between Lemon, Lemongrass and Melissa, Lemongrass is my personal preference.
Put coconut oil in a bowl.
Add in essential oils.
Blend well using a spoon or low-spin blender.
Add to your medicine cabinet and use nightly!
* Note: I prefer my night crème (and the coconut oil) when it has a cooling effect, so I keep mine in the fridge.
Give it a try and be sure to let me know what you think of it!
By the way, if you have been interested in trying essential oils for yourself, or if you are curious how they can help you and your family, consider this your chance to get started with Young Living essential oils. If you have a condition of any sort, and you are curious whether essential oils can help, shoot me an email at Jessica@EatSleepBe.com. I would be happy to help!
Please note that I am not a dermatologist or other type of doctor, nor to I play one on this blog. While I (and thousands of others) think essential oils are fabulous, they have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not regulated to treat, diagnose, cure or prevent any disease.