Essential Oils for Glowing Skin

March 29, 2017

 

The average woman puts 515 synthetic chemicals on her body every day. 

And 60% of what we put onto our skin is absorbed into our bodies.  

Sadly this contributes to the prevalence of thyroid issues, hormonal imbalances, toxic overload, disease etc. that so many women suffer with. 

And did you know... we are exposed to more toxins in 30 days than our grandparents were in their entire life time!  

I remember feeling overwhelmed when I wanted to start reducing my toxic load but didn't know where to start. 

What helped me was taking baby steps. I started to replace a few things at a time.

 

Around this time of feeling ready to ditch the excess toxic chemicals, I had really dove into essential oils.  I originally started using them to help me with my sleep issues + digestion but learned quickly that I could replace all of my skin regimen and house cleaning products with therapeutic-grade essential oils.  

 

I noticed a difference in my skin within the first 2 weeks of using them: they helped even out my skin tone, my complexion was brighter, pores small,  and my skin was g l o w i n g. 

 

Essential oils that are therapeutic-grade such as doTERRA are safe support for the skin (our largest organ) and go through strict 3rd party testing to ensure there are no chemicals, fillers, or synthetics, etc. (there’s no governing body for essential oils so companies can put whatever they want in their bottles and label them “pure”) 

 

They are powerfully concentrated so all you need is 1-2 drops per application. 

 

 

 

 

Some facts to consider from EWG:

 

Artificial fragrances (found in 90% of products) can include any 3,000 synthetic chemicals, including potential hormone disruptors, neurotoxins, and phthalates.  They can cause depression, hyperactivity, and irritability.

 

81% of body care products marked “gentle” or “hypoallergenic” contain ingredients PROVEN to irritate skin, eyes, or allergies.

 

More than 500 products sold in the US contain ingredients banned in Japan, Europe or Canada.

 

22% of personal care products may be contaminated with cancer causing impurity 1,4-dioxane. 

 

There’s no labeling requirements for Phthalates, found in perfumes, lotions, and soaps.  

Studies show they can damage the liver, kidneys, and reproductive systems.  Mount Sinai Medical Center links phthlate exposure and childhood obesity.  

 

 

Some of my fave oils for supporting healthy skin:

 

After waxing:  apply lavender, geranium, or roman chamomile

 

Blemish: melaleuca or lavender

 

Circulatory support: massage cypress into area

 

Firming: apply frankincense or myrrh 

 

Healthy nails:  melaleuca after the shower

 

Smoothing:  frankincense or sandalwood 

 

Tissue repair: frankincense or lavender

 

After sun:  mist with lavender and peppermint

 

Vein health: apply helichrysum or cypress to area  

 

 

Oils that beautify and nourish:

 

Frankincense, Sandalwood, Geranium, Lavender, Melaleuca, and Myrrh

 

 

Essential oils by skin type:

 

Dry:  Geranium, helichrysum, lavender, myrrh, sandalwood

 

Oily:  Basil, eucalyptus, lemongrass, melissa

 

Aging/wrinkles:  Clary sage, frankincense, helichrysum, myrrh, sandalwood

 

Sensitive: Lavender, roman chamomile

 

Blemish prone: Clary sage, melaleuca, geranium, lavender, sandalwood

 

Note: Citrus oils can increase sun sensitivity; allow at least 12 hours between application and exposing skin to sun.

 

 

Carrier Oils:

 

I love applying my essential oils to my skin with doTERRA’s fractionated coconut oil.  It is a super light weigh geel and for all skin types. 

 

You could also use argan oil, jojoba or almond oil (has a little bit of a heavier feel)

 

 

 

Ultimate Glowing Skin Serum 

 

2 oz. carrier oil 

10 drops each of frankincense, melaleuca, and lavender

 

Add essential oils into a GLASS dark bottle.  Top off with the carrier oil.  Apply to clean face. You can thank me later! 

 

 

If you have any questions about which oils would be best for you and reaching your goals, I would be happy to help!  We can discuss which oils will help you in healing and support you in living a super natural life.  Email me kim@illumewellness.com to chat more about oils! 

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