I have just been having so much fun experimenting with my essential oils! It has been an exciting learning period for me, knowing that I can never stop learning, especially since there are SO MANY POSSIBILITIES with the so many oils that Young Living has to offer! My husband is even on board, which makes it doubly fun and exciting!!
For a couple of weeks now I have been using a new face ‘glow’ serum as a daily moisturizer. It doesn’t necessarily ‘glow’ as a sparkly highlighter does, but it acts more like a moisturizer giving your skin a more fresh feel and ‘morning glow’, if you will. I have seen a difference in my skin, and I’ve even noticed a difference in how my makeup looks with this new skin, so to speak.
As a maturing woman who is about to reach the big 5-0, I have found that my skin has changed over the last year or so. My makeup does not wear like it has in years past, and it has just been a bit of a struggle finding the right moisturizer / primer / foundation / concealer combination that is a perfect fit for my changing skin … not to mention the fine lines that have been creeping in without my approval! Sometimes what I’ve put on my face has made me look even older than I am, because I hadn’t learned what works for my aging skin, and that is just not acceptable!
I have learned a couple of things about my skin thus far… 1) I cannot use a primer as I once did. I can use a primer on my eyes, but not on my face. Foundation does janky things on my face when I use a primer. 2) The type of moisturizer I use can do the same janky thing with my foundation, and it has been a process trying to find the right moisturizer for my aging skin without breaking the bank!
This glow serum has been a saving grace for me! I love how my face feels and looks, and I am very pleased with how my foundation looks after using the serum. So, let’s get on to the gritty details about this wonderful anti-aging face serum!!
Just three essential oils make up this serum: lavender (can you do ANYTHING without this little gem of an oil? I think not!), frankincense, and copaiba.
I’ll break them down for you and let you know the benefits of each:
Lavender is great for the skin and hair, not to mention it is support for emotional balance as well. There are so many uses for lavender, and it is always the oil I run out of the quickest!
Just like Lavender, Frankincense is also great for the skin and hair, as well as for emotional balance, but it is also an anti-aging serum. (HALL-LAY-LOO!! – Gimme all dem anti-aging oilies!)
I had never heard of Copaiba prior to my journey with Young Living, and this little oil has so many benefits! Along with the other two oils mentioned above, Copaiba is used for emotional balance and is an anti-aging serum, but this oil specifically, Copaiba Vitality, is part of the ‘vitality’ line, which means it can be ingested and used for respiratory system support as well as for muscles and bones.
There are different ratios one can use to make this little roller ball of oily goodness, but the following is the ratio I used in a 10ml roller bottle:
*10 drops lavender *10 drops frankincense *10 drops copaiba – fill the rest of the bottle with rosehip oil or jojoba oil. I chose rosehip oil.
You can find it on Amazon here.
If I had the time, I could fill my day up writing on everything I love about these essential oils! My next post will give you references on where you can buy all the oily accessories, such as the carrier oil, roller bottles, spray bottles, essential oil reference book, and other goodies! Yes….I’m doing things a bit backward, here, but I’m learning! Thank you for your patience with me as I learn about all the oily goodness and share it with you as I learn!
I am still a rookie at this, so tell me….do you use essential oils? If so, what are your favorite recipes and why?? I would LOVE to know, and I would love to learn from you!!
Exodus 35:38 – “They also brought spices and olive oil for the light and for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense.”