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When I got home, I pulled out my favorite essential oil resources and got to work figuring out another way to have younger looking skin. Two of my favorite essential oils happen to be mentioned quite frequently at Christmastime — frankincense and myrrh. The wise men were extremely knowledgeable when they brought these compounds to Jesus on the night of his birth because they are very wondrous, indeed. It is wonderful for aging skin and helps to heal dry skin.
It also helps spur skin cell regeneration, thus smoothing wrinkles. Myrrh essential oil is also anti-aging and is an intensive skin healer it works wonders on bed sores! It smells much more earthy than frankincense but also has a spicy quality. For more frankincense and myrrh uses, check out these great articles: Its scent is warm and sweet, yet also earthy and woody.
It helps calm the skin and heal cuts, and provide hydration for dry skin. These three oils provide a powerful amount of skin healing, so I knew that I needed to find an equally awesome carrier oil. This makes it highly skin penetrating, moisturizing and it promotes skin cell regeneration.
When combined with the anti-aging properties of coconut oil and and the protection of beeswax, it makes a fine facial cream. Use a small amount of cream each night before bed. While it may seem hard, the cream softens as it melts onto skin.
Looking for other anti-aging recipes? I love the use of hydrosols and lavender! Katie is a wife, mother, blogger, aromatherapist, soapmaker, and lover of all things DIY. She blogs at The Wise Wife. If you rely solely upon this advice you do so at your own risk. The right calming essential oils can be a wonderful way to reduce nervousness and anxiety. We make this elderberry syrup and have found it very effective in getting rid of cold and flu. Make a strong tea from the chamomile bags, and allow it to cool to room temperature.
Squeeze the bags well as you remove them from the water to extract as much liquid as possible, and then pour the tea into a blender or food processor. Add the cucumber, aloe vera, and lavender oil, and puree it all until you have a smooth, creamy product. Put this in the fridge to cool, and then apply gently! Leave it on for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse well with cool water, pat dry, and apply a gentle moisturizer. You can add lavender to your cream for extra burn soothing relief, but stay away from anything warming like cinnamon, myrrh, ginger, or black pepper.
Another thing to keep in mind is that the skin on our lips is even more sensitive to wind and sun than that on the rest of our faces. Stir in the essential oils, then store in a glass or plastic container with a tight-fitting lid. To use, scoop up a little bit of the cream with your fingertips and apply to your underarm in downward strokes. Lizard legs, keratosis pilaris those little bumps on the backs of arms, buttocks, and thighs , and dull skin all flare up in wintertime, but they can be combatted by exfoliating your entire body gently once a week or so.
There are a variety of body scrubs that you can make, but this is one of the simplest, and can be scented with whichever essential oil s you like best. Mix the ingredients together and rub all over your skin in gentle-but-firm circular motions, and then rinse well. To that, add about half a cup of Epsom salts, and soak your feet in that mixture for minutes. If your feet are a bit stenchy, add a couple of tablespoons of baking soda sodium bicarbonate to the water as well.
The skin on your feet will be nice and soft after the soak, which will allow you to scrub them much more easily. Mix the ingredients listed above into a paste, and rub around your heels, toes, and any other rough spots around your feet in gentle-yet-firm circular motions. If your heels are really rough and cracked, you might wish to invest in a pumice stone, and use that instead of this scrub once a week after soaking your feet.
Guys who suffer from funky, smelly feet can add both eucalyptus and peppermint to their foot cream, as those will help to fight the bacteria that cause odor. Slather it on just before bed, pull on some clean cotton socks, and let those essential oils battle away the odor gremlins as you sleep. An avid permaculture gardener, locavore, and novice but enthusiastic!
She has contributed to both print and web-based media for clients across North America and Europe, and is slowly plodding her way through her first novel-writing attempt. There are better products out there. It is not oily, and if you live in Florida, like myself, it is a perfect daily moisturizer that keeps you protected from the hot, unforgiving Florida sun.
I didn't like that it took almost 30 seconds for the moisturizer to absorb into my skin. Felt like I was applying sunscreen. Also like another user noted, I did get a burning feeling in my eyes on a hot day which I didn't appreciate. Recipe for men makes grat products but this one does fall short. Thought it went on and didn't sink in, leaving my skin feeling slightly greasy for a bit. If I had known that Benzophenone-3 was just another name for Oxybenzone I would never have tried it in the first place.
It's strange to see a newer high-end product use this cheap chemical sunscreen when so many have discontinued using it. In regards to it's sunscreen performance, I did get slightly burnt after being out in direct sun for a couple hours. I wasn't sweating or in water and I had applied a good coat of it just half an hour prior so it didn't perform well at all. It also feels like the product migrates because even without sweating I was getting a burning sensation in my eyes after a couple hours.
As a moisturizer it works alright but left my face feeling a little greasy and slightly sticky in the way I would expect a cheaper moisturizer with sunscreen to do.