Why We Love It:
Lavender essential oil’s smell is very similar to that of the fresh herb—clean, fresh, relaxing, and floral—which is why Lavender has always been such a favorite of gardeners and perfume makers. That relaxing smell makes Lavender a bubble bath’s best friend! Just add a few drops to hot bath water at the end of a long day to unwind and let it all go. It’s also great to diffuse while buried in a great book and drinking a cup of herbal tea.
Topical: Apply 2–4 drops directly to desired area. Dilution not required, except for the most sensitive skin. Use as needed.
Aromatic: Diffuse up to 1 hour 3 times daily.
Seven Ways to Spoil Mom this Mother’s Day0 Posted by Young Living - April 20, 2016 - At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Giveaways, Personal Care, Sharing Essential Oils, Sharing the Lifestyle, Skin care, Wellness, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care
Moms give every day to their families, so give the mothers in your life a day that’s just their own with these seven gift ideas! From the simple to the indulgent, there’s something for any situation and any mom. You’ll both love the chance to make her feel special.
Posted by Young Living - March 30, 2016 - DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Skin care, Videos, Young Living Beauty Products, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care
When it’s time to recover from a long day, it’s best to climb into bed with a fresh face. Scrubbing with ineffective or harsh removers can do more damage than good though, especially near the sensitive eye area where the skin is thinner and more prone to fine lines and irritation.Instead of harsh makeup removers, opt for gentle DIY makeup remover pads infused with Lavender essential oil. You’ll know exactly what goes into this formula, plus you’ll get the benefits of Lavender’s relaxing aroma. Use the instructions below to add them to your nighttime routine.
December is here, and many men are planning on saying goodbye to their No-Shave November beards. Are you getting ready to go clean-shaven? Go beyond giving your face a quick buzz with the electric razor and follow our five tips for a close, silky-smooth shave.
When shaving, it’s important to select a product that helps your razor properly glide to avoid razor drag, nicks, and skips. Young Living recently launched two new shaving products: Shutran™ Shave Cream and Mirah™ Shave Oil. Although both of these products provide a close, comfortable shave, they meet different shaving needs.
Shutran Shave Cream is a blend of masculine-smelling essential oils combined with palm, grape seed, and olive oils designed to hydrate and smooth the appearance of skin. Mirah Shave Oil is a rich blend of exotic oils, emollients, and botanical ingredients designed to help hydrate skin and reduce razor drag, nicks, and bumps.
Pick your product, spread it over the areas to be shaved, and then let it sit on your skin for a minute or two to properly absorb and prepare your skin for shaving.
4. Use the right tools:
5. Perfect the technique: With your new razor, shave in the direction your hair is growing. Shaving against the grain can give you a closer shave, but it increases your likelihood of getting razor burn and ingrown hairs—and no one wants that.
Rinse your blade after every swipe to remove accumulated hair, shave product, and dead skin. Make sure to avoid pressing too hard on your razor or over-shaving the same area to prevent unnecessary irritation. When you’re done, wipe your face and look in the mirror. Now there’s that handsome face that’s been hiding all November long!
Shaving is just one important part of skin care for men. What are some of your grooming and skin care tips for keeping skin soft? Let us know in the comments!
Posted by Young Living - December 5, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Mind & Soul, Mind & Spirit, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal Care
Create Your Own Spa Getaway with Homemade Shower BombsNONCE INCORRECT! Posted by Young Living - December 5, 2015 - Aromatherapy, At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, Mind & Soul, Mind & Spirit, Young Living Gifts, Young Living Lifestyle, Young Living Personal CareCreate your own spa getaway with these easy-to-make DIY shower bombs! The next time you need a bit of rejuvenation, toss a shower bomb in the bottom of your shower and enjoy the wonderful scent or create a collection of these homemade shower bombs as a gift for someone you love.
Mix together the baking soda and citric acid in a medium-size bowl. In a separate small bowl or bottle, mix together water and essential oil. Slowly add the oil-water mixture a few drops at a time into your dry ingredients, stirring well after each addition (a stand mixer works well for this). When ingredients are thoroughly mixed, tightly pack into 2-inch balls using your hands, a stainless steel cake pop mold, or a cookie scoop. Set on a plate to dry. If necessary, pack the balls again more tightly. Allow to dry for 12+ hours before using.
To use, simply place a bomb near your feet under warm running water and enjoy the aromatic experience!
Suggested essential oil additions:
Posted by Young Living - November 6, 2015 - Aromatherapy, DIY, Essential Oils, Hair care, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Skin care, Wellness, Young Living Personal Care, Young Living Team
During November thousands of men put away their razors and let their facial hair grow uninhibited in support of men’s health awareness. Two of the most prominent advocates for this movement are No-Shave November and Movember, charitable organizations dedicated to raising awareness for men’s health.Are you joining in? No matter which cause you’re ditching the razor for, it’s important to keep those follicles looking and feeling their best. We decided to ask the best-bearded men in our corporate office about which Young Living essential oil combinations they use to maintain their rugged facial hair look.
Marco C., Senior Manager of Product Marketing
“I like to smell good, keep my skin moisturized, and have a sheen in my beard that draws in the eye—but in a manly way. This oil combination tends to hit all the points necessary to keep my face soft without compromising my manliness.
“I like to blend Young Living’s Tea Tree, Bergamot, and Cedarwood essential oils. For every drop of essential oil, I add 3 drops of jojoba oil as carrier.
“The scent of this combination makes me feel grounded with a twist of devious inspiration. These oils smell great together, and the scent reminds me to be confident as I approach every aspect of my day. I like to use it in the morning and again in the afternoon to keep that aromatic reminder going.”
Josh J., Marketing Channel Copywriter
"The coarse hair of my beard needs to be treated a little differently than the finer hair on my head. I tried shampooing and conditioning my beard, but it didn’t leave my beard soft or smooth enough. I like using beard oil to help give my beard a shiny gloss and a great smell that lasts through the day—and there’s no better way to get it than to make your own. That way you can adjust the amounts of the oils to suit your needs and get the perfect signature scent.
“Since my beard covers so much real estate, I dilute the essential oils pretty heavily so they aren’t overwhelming. When I make my signature “Refined Ruffian” blend, I start with sweet almond oil and avocado oil to serve as carriers. These nearly neutral oils are an ideal base that makes up approximately 85–90 percent of the beard oil. Here are three of my favorite essential oil combinations to really bring the beard oil to life.”
Nathan M., Product Marketing Manager
“I like the fresh feeling of eucalyptus oils but with the sweetness of Citrus Fresh and Australian Blue. Tea Tree is great for an added healthy glow for your face.
Using this rich-smelling beard oil makes me feel less peasant and more nobleman.
“I start with 10 drops of V-6 or jojoba oil, and then start adding my Young Living essential oils: 2 drops of Tea Tree, 1 drop of Helichrysum, 1 drop of Eucalyptus Radiata, 1 drop of Citrus Fresh, and 2 drops of Australian Blue.”
Jonny T., Senior Media Productions Manager
“The essential oils I use change based on my mood that morning. Some mornings I’ll reach for Citrus Fresh and add a hint of Wintergreen because they tend to attract some nice attention. Every once in a while, I’ll throw in some Shutran just because it’s so manly; it’s like my beard has a beard.“For my signature beard oil, I start with a whopping drop of Wintergreen, 2 drops of Citrus Fresh, a drop of Valor, 3 drops of Shutran, 2 drops of Tea Tree, 4 drops of Lavender, 1 drop of Believe, 2 drops of Build Your Dream, and 3 drops of Magnify Your Purpose.”
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Mix a couple drops of Sacred Frankincense essential oil in a bowl with hot water and you’ve got a delightful steam facial treatment!