The Secret to Long Lashes, Naturally

32253750_10156502454881474_8865046686330781696_nLet’s talk lashes…gorgeous, full, and NON-TOXIC LASHES

Did you know there is a toxin-free option to boost your lashes that not only works just as well as the chemical filled products, but it’s waaaaaayyyyyy less expensive and much better for you? AND…even nourishes your lashes with essential oils! Oh yeah, there is.

You just need:
Organic Castor Oil/Eyelash Serum
— Lavender Essential Oil —> get the good stuff here

Add about 10 drops of Lavender right into the bottle of castor oil, shake really well. It comes with several special little lash brushes. If you want to really give it a big kick add a few drops of Cedarwood essential oil too!

Using the brush just brush the serum with the oil in it along the base of your lash line in the evening after all makeup has been removed! Voila!

You have just made your very own TOXIN-FREE LASH BOOST that will probably last for a year for less than $15! Enjoy!

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DIY Lavender Baby Balm

Lavender Baby Balm
Lavender Baby Balm

Diaper rash.  Skin irritations.  Scrapes and scratches….All things that you baby’s soft and perfect skin will encounter at some point.  Up until very recently I used standard diaper rash cream and ‘natural’ baby lotion to address these issues.  Unfortunately many of these products, even those labeled ‘natural’, contain harsh chemicals and petroleum products.  They also tend to be pretty pricey.

The alternative I’ve started to use is a very simple, 3-ingredient baby balm that can be used for all these things.  This balm cleared up my 8 month old baby’s irritated skin in days.  Now I slather it on him after every bath.  I’ve also used this balm to soothe a scrapped chin which healed up in no time.

Coconut oil – antiviral and antimicrobial properties, moisturizing

Beeswax – antibacterial and antiviral benefits, acts as a barrier and protects skin

Lavender – soothing for skin irritations

DIY Lavender Baby Balm

  1. Melt together the coconut oil and beeswax in a double boiler
  2. Remove from heat and add essential oils
  3. Mix all together and pour into a glass jar

Apply liberally and as needed!

Get started with essential oils HERE!

DIY Body Lotion with Lavender and Frankincense Essential Oils

Lavender and Frankincense DIY Body LotionThis lotion is super moisturizing and perfect for cold, dry winter weather that leaves my skin dehydrated and flaky.  I have been tinkering with several body lotion recipes and have finally found a combination that I love!  The addition of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils kicks up the power of this lotion.

Lavender Essential Oil – soothes and cleanses skin irritations and bruises, aids in relaxation

Frankincense Essential Oil – promotes healthy cell regeneration, can help support healthy skin and diminish signs of aging

Lavender and Frankincense Body Lotion

Ingredients

DIY Body Lotion - Lavender and FrankincenseInstructions

  1. Melt coconut oil, shea butter, and beeswax together in a double boiler (I use a large glass jar in a small pot of water)
  2. Remove from heat and let cool slightly
  3. Add essential oils and pour into containers (I like these jars for this lotion)
  4. Enjoy!

I use Young Living Essential Oils in all my DIY skin care products, to learn more about getting started with essential oils, Click Here.

The Easiest DIY Lip Balm Recipe

grapefruit peppermint lip balm

Some of the most well-known inventions were simply mistakes made by scientists on a different quest.  Without these happy mishaps we would be living in a world without silly putty, slinkys, or post-it notes – you know, the important stuff.

I was trying to make a lotion when I ended up with the greatest lip balm! (Although I didn’t realize I had lip balm at first, I just thought I had a jar full of mistake) It’s emollient and shiny and perfect for soothing chapped lips, or giving your non-chapped lips just a little shine.  And it is super easy to make.  You can add any essential oils that suit your tastes.  My current batch is a Grapefruit/Peppermint oil combo, although Lavender/Peppermint is always a favorite too…get creative!

Simple Lip Balm Recipe

  1. DIY Lip BalmMelt coconut oil and beeswax over low heat in a jar placed in a small pot of water (basically a double boiler)
  2. Add olive oil and stir until everything is melted and combined
  3. Remove from heat and add essential oils
  4. Use dropper to fill lip balm tubes or tins, work quickly since this recipe begins to solidify pretty fast
  5. This recipe makes about 32 tubes of lip balm

That’s all there is to it!  Now you’ve got lip balm for days or a lot of lip balm for sharing with friends.

* I only use and recommend therapeutic grade essential oils from Young Living.

** Learn more about Young Living Essential Oils and how to become a wholesale member (which means you can get your oils and other natural products at 24% off retail!).  When you become a wholesale member through me, I send you a FREE sign-up gift with great reference materials and other oily goodies!  Click HERE

DIY Moisturizer: Joy Body Balm

Joy Body Balm
Body Balm with Joy essential oil

I love body lotion.  It hasn’t been easy to find natural lotion options with ingredient labels I can understand, much less pronounce.  I really want to be able to pronounce and understand everything that is in my body products.  Especially since the skin is your largest organ and anything that comes into contact with it can potentially make its way into your body.  I decided it was time to make my own moisturizer.  By combining the uplifting and refreshing oil blend, Joy, with just a couple natural ingredients you can create a simple and enticing body balm.

Joy, has quickly become one of my favorite oils.  It is a blend of Bergamot, Ylang Ylang, Geranium, Lemon, Coriander, Tangerine, Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Palmarosa, and Rose.  Slathering on this Joy Body Balm in the morning elevates my mood and leaves my skin soft and smooth.  joy essential oil

Joy Body Balm

DIY MoisturizerMelt the coconut oil and beeswax together in a glass jar placed in a small pot of water.  Once completely melted, remove from heat and add Joy essential oil.  Stir and pour into a clean glass jar (I like these glass jars).  Depending on your climate, the balm may be softer or harder when solidified – coconut oil melts at 76 degrees and the beeswax helps it remain solid.  Here in Chicago it is pretty hard, so I use a little cheese knife to scoop it out of the jar.

That’s it, so clean and simple!

Want to get started with essential oils?  Do it right here!