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What To Look For In Skin Tightening Products

Author: Natural-Beauty
December 10, 2018

If you’re looking to achieve firm, youthful, and healthy-looking skin, then investing in skin tightening creams and/or lotions make for a smart and practical solution. Skin firming doesn’t necessarily require a trip to the dermatologist; with regular exercise, lots of water, a good skin care regimen, and the right skin tightening products, there’s no reason why you can’t have and maintain a good-looking and firm skin.

With the plethora of products that promise the best skin firming solution, it can be an overwhelming selection process. To help you out, look for these particular ingredients and ensure a wise purchase. A good quality skin tightening cream and lotion carries a perfect blend of natural ingredients including shea butter, grape seed oil, and pure coconut oil. With these on the label, you’re sure to get a firm and tight skin thanks to their regenerative properties that aid in restructuring your skin while keeping it soft and moisturized.

Look for skin tightening products with the right levels of Vitamin E and fatty acids to prevent your skin from drying. Lastly, choose skin firming brands that are made only with 100% natural ingredients and do away with chemicals, fillers, and preservatives.


Lip Gloss with Essential Oils

Author: Dr. Larita
December 5, 2018

Lips are for kissing and they should always be at their best and ready for a little romance. None of us like it if our lips become lined, infected or the site of a herpes virus infection or a cold sore. Dry cracked lips are unattractive whether they got that way from too much sun, too much cold weather or from ill health. Many commercial lip gloss products contain petroleum or animal fat which I don’t want on my lips so here is an all natural alternative that you can make at home.

Protective Lip Gloss Base

  • 1 ounce white beeswax
  • 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops jojoba oil
  • 5 drops carrot oil
  • 1 capsule vitamin E (optional)

Lip Gloss Essential Oils

Use a double boiler to melt the beeswax, then add the sweet almond oil stirring constantly. Next add the jojoba oil, carrot oil, and vitamin E and stir again. Finally, mix in 10 drops of your chosen essential oil from the above list. Store your lip balm in a small container and keep it in a cool dry place.


Cold Weather Skin Care 2

Author: Dr. Larita
December 4, 2018

Your regular exfoliating practice is probably effective during the warm months, but it could prove to be too much for the cold season. Frequent or vigorous scrubs and cleanses will expose your new young skin to the harsh, dry air of winter without enough protection. If your moisturizing routine is still leaving you dry after exfoliating, consider cutting back on your weekly scrubs and instead use a natural exfoliating soap that can be used daily.

The following oil works very well when used after the drying conditions of winter activities. It is a thick oil but is great in protecting your face when it is exposed to sunburn after skiing, sailing, or hiking.

  • Chamomile – 10 drops
  • Geranium – 10 drops
  • Lavender – 10 drops
    Diluted in
  • Jojoba oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Evening primrose oil – 1 teaspoon
  • Almond oil – 2 teaspoons

Blend these ingredients together well and gently massage into the skin every night before bed and also during the day as a sunscreen.


The bitter orange tree produces two amazing essential oils. Petitgrain or orange leaf is extracted from the leaves while neroli, also called orange blossom, is produced from the flowers. If you hold up a leaf from this tree, you can see the little sacks of essential oil it contains. The essential oil petitgrain has a sweet and slightly woody aroma and is useful for combination or oily skin. It is safe for all skin types because it is non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitizing.

Petitgrain Toning Blend for Oily or Combination Skin

  • 4 drops orange leaf (petitgrain)
  • 2 drops ylang-ylang
  • 4 drops sandalwood

Petitgrain also supports your spirit by bringing feelings of joy and hopefulness.  Use a blend of 4 drops petitgrain, 2 drops neroli and 4 drops sweet orange in 4 teaspoons liquid shea oil or almond oil to relieve tension, and strained emotions. For depression and/or nervous exhaustion add 2 drops neroli and 4 drops petitgrain to bath water and relax while breathing in  the wonderful aroma.

 


Happy Thanksgiving

Author: Dr. Larita
November 22, 2018

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Why You Need To Use Natural Moisturizer

Author: Natural-Beauty
November 19, 2018

The secret to healthy, youthful, and glowing skin is actually no secret at all. Get enough sleep, exercise regularly, hydrate often, and of course, use natural moisturizer. Healthy skin mirrors your good health, and it doesn’t happen by luck alone, you need to put in the effort. As such, moisturize daily and use only organic and natural brands for your face, hand, and skin.

Skin moisturizers are widely and readily available. It’s just a matter of choosing the right one that works well for you. There are drawbacks to some moisturizer products though, particularly those that contain chemical additives and harmful ingredients that do more harm than good. Avoid the risk of skin irritation and blemishes by using only natural moisturizer for your face and body. Natural lotions and moisturizing products use organic and natural ingredients which are especially great to use on sensitive skin.

Hydrating your skin with natural moisturizer come with therapeutic benefits, in addition to making you feel good and smell great. If you prefer them unscented, you won’t have any trouble finding those type of natural moisturizers, too. Take good care of your face and body, use natural moisturizer to maintain your skin’s healthy and youthful glow.


6 Essential Oils For Your Home

Author: Dr. Larita
November 19, 2018

The average person hears essential oils and they think it’s something that will make their home smell nice. And while that is certainly true, they also have many other uses that extend far beyond a pleasant fragrance.

There are a lot of essential oils out there, but if you plan on having only a few in the house, these are some good options.

Lavender

If you only plan to have one essential oil in the home, this should be it. Used topically, it can treat skin rashes, acne and minor burns. It’s often used as an alternative treatment for insomnia and its calming scent helps treat nerves and anxiety issues. In addition, it’s been shown to decrease mental stress and anxiety as well as increase cognitive function.

 

Lemon Oil

Lemon has more applications than most other oils will ever dream of and is a great one to keep around the home. It can be used in water to treat bad breath, in shampoo to alleviate dandruff, or even be blended with aloe gel for use as a hand sanitizer.

And because lemon is calming, it can also be used to reduce mental fatigue, anxiety and nervous tension. It also has the ability to create a positive mindset and help reduce negative emotions.

Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus is great for treating chest congestion and, because of its disinfectant properties, it’s ideal for spraying in the kitchen or bathroom or diffusing to reduce germs and odors. It also has a cooling and refreshing effect and helps treat stress. This essential oil is actually a stimulant that removes exhaustion and mental sluggishness.

Together, lavender, lemon oil and eucalyptus oil create a powerful combination to eliminate stress and help people relax. These three ingredients can be blended to make up a blend that is very relaxing. A favorite blend among our customers, they have told us they look forward to getting home and relaxing after trying this blend for the first time.

Peppermint

Peppermint is commonly used in tea to treat nausea. However, it can also be blended with pine and eucalyptus and applied to the chest to treat coughing and congestion. And with its antibacterial properties, it is a great addition to water when cleaning.

However, this essential oil is also a great solution for improving focus and concentration. For those who love energy drinks to keep them going strong during the day, our peppermint inhaler.

Rosemary

If you’re feeling overwhelmed, indecisive or confused, the soothing aroma of rosemary is a great solution for clearing your head. It also supports healthy digestion and respiratory function.

We have combined peppermint and rosemary oils together to improve focus, clarity and insight, which is why customers love our Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary Plug In Refill.

Vanilla

You may not be aware of this, but vanilla essential oil has powerful antioxidant properties that help to neutralize free radicals and protect the body from everyday wear and tear. It also helps to stimulate the body to repair damage that has already been done.

Vanilla also has a relaxing and calming effect on the brain and nerves, making it a great treatment for those needing help with anxiety and restlessness.

You can both relax and refresh with our Balancing Vanilla Peppermint Plug In Refill, which combines the calming of vanilla with the invigorating qualities of peppermint.

This article is shared by Scent Fill and written by Sheena White.


Facial Steaming

Author: Dr. Larita
November 16, 2018

Facial steams are relaxing,  stress-relieving and great pampering routines that can be done once a week, or for those with very sensitive or dry skin, once a month. Steaming is an excellent way to increase circulation to the skin, promote the release of toxins and impurities, deep cleanse and open pores, and experience the benefits of essential oils and herbs.

To prepare a facial steam, you’ll need a large heat-safe bowl, boiling water, a towel, and the essential oils or herbs you want to use. Combine the hot water and essential oils/herbs in the bowl, place the towel over your head, and lean over the bowl in such a way that the towel creates a tent, keeping the steam in. Keep your face a comfortable distance above the water, breathe deeply and enjoy for five to ten minutes taking breaks every minute or two as needed.

Essential oils can be calming, anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, balancing, and fungicidal. Some common oils you might already have include lavender, tea tree, chamomile, clary-sage, and neroli. You can use fresh or dried herbs as well, including comfrey, rosemary, lemon balm, chamomile, fennel, mint, and more. Choose your additions based on your needs at the time, or simply work with combinations that smell right to you, whether they are invigorating, relaxing or simply delicious!


Essential Oils for Your Feet

Author: Dr. Larita
November 15, 2018

It is time for holiday shopping. Some of my friends at work are boasting that they are done with their Christmas shopping! After a day of standing at work or a long day of shopping, your feet will enjoy a soak in a basin of warm water. To pamper your feet even more, add about a dozen marbles,  1 tablespoon of salt, and 4 drops of your favorite essential oils. Peppermint essential oil will refresh your feet at any time, calendula oil is great for hard skin and corns. Lavender, fennel or chamomile will relieve tired and swollen feet. You can breath in the wonderful aroma while you slowly and sensuously rub the soles of your feet back and forth over the marbles.

After you blot your feet dry, massage the whole foot including the toes with the following oils:

  • 6 drops rose
  • 4 drops lemon
  • 3 drops thyme
  • 2 drops chamomile

Blend these essential oils together in the above proportions and use 5 drops in 1 teaspoon of jojoba oil. A few foot baths and you will never want to give them up. Your feet will thank you too.


Jasmine Essential Oil

Author: Dr. Larita
November 14, 2018

worryJasmine essential oil comes from a beautiful but very delicate flower. It is so delicate that jasmine is not produced by steam distillation as are most essential oils but instead, it is processed using chemical solvents. This method of production gives us an “absolute” rather than an essential oil. Jasmine’s aroma is rich, floral, very heady and sweet.

While jasmine is non-toxic, it can be a potential skin irritant and sensitizer. Do not use jasmine in baths or massage if you have sensitive skin. Also, if you tend to get headaches or migraines, this oil’s strong scent may trigger an attack. Lastly, do not use jasmine absolute during pregnancy, but you can use it during labor.

Jasmine boosts and restores sexual vitality and aids the expression of intimate feelings. To warm the emotions, add to 4 teaspoons sweet almond oil the following essential oils: 2 drops jasmine, 4 drops sandalwood and 4 drops sweet orange oil. To heal constant emotional stress and withdrawal, take a bath with 2 drops jasmine absolute and 4 drops sweet orange.

Besides easing the mind, jasmine can help to heal your body too. To ease pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)  blend jasmine and mandarin essential oil in jojoba oil and apply it clockwise to the abdomen. To help the uterus to contract during labor, blend 2 drops jasmine and 2 drops clary-sage  in 4 teaspoons of a carrier oil and ask your spouse to massage it into your abdomen. To revive mature skin, add 2 drops jasmine, 4 drops frankincense and 2 drops gardenia to 30 Second Face Lift. Apply this mixture to your face every night.

 


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