Favorite Products of the Month!

Enfleurage -Serene Spirit Essential Oil Blend

Great for mediation and relaxation!

 

Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1 - 15ml

NIOD – Copper Amino Isolate Serum 2:1

Great Anti-aging serum to stimulate collagen!

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e.l.f. Cosmetics Matte Magic Mist & Set

Best Makeup Setting Spray to fight April showers!

 

 

Beauty Must Haves For September!

Charlotte Tilbury ‘Matte Revolution’

Luminous Modern-Matte Lipstick

in Bond Girl

The Laundress Delicate Wash, Lady

St Tropez In Shower Gradual Tan

Bobbi Brown Lip Color Shimmer Finish

in Twilight Shimmer

Dermaflage Worryless Starter Kit

Scar Coverage (Has learning curve, but really works

once you get the hang of it!)

Nexcare Acne Absorbing Covers

Kiehl’s Original Musk

Beauty Bear Age Delay Pillow

T3 Source Showered Filter

TopShop Lip Ombre

Bodyglide Original Anti-Chafe Balm

Great for preventing blisters!

Beauty is in the Sleep!

Sleep has a profound effect on our:

Appearance

Weight

Stress level

Mood

Memory & our well-being in general

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According to the National Sleep Foundation

Nearly 40 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders!

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There is no pill or treatment in the world that can help you relax, heal (mentally or physically), or affect your appearance as much as a good nights sleep!

—– A clinical trial commissioned by Estée Lauder and conducted by physician-scientists at University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center found that poor sleepers demonstrated increased signs of skin aging. In the study 60 pre-menopausal women between the ages of 30 – 49, with half of them falling into the poor quality sleep category. Researchers evaluated the women’s skin and conducted a variety of skin challenge tests including ones involving UV light exposure. The classification was made on the basis of average duration of sleep and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index, a standard questionnaire-based assessment of sleep quality.

Dr. Elma Baron

This is a screenshot of a polysomnographic record (30 seconds) representing Rapid Eye Movement Sleep. EEG highlighted by red box. Eye movements highlighted by red line.

 

The Sleep Cycle

Characterized by two states—REM (Rapid Eye Movement) and non-REM.

Non-REM sleep has three stages, ranging from drowsiness to deep sleep.

  • Stage 1 – occurs mostly in the beginning of sleep, with slow eye movement. Alpha waves disappear and the theta wave appears. People aroused from this stage often believe that they have been fully awake.
  • Stage 2 – no eye movement occurs, and dreaming is very rare. The sleeper is easily awakened.
  • Stage 3 –  is deep sleep, slow-wave sleep (SWS).  Dreaming is more common in this stage than in other stages of NREM sleep though not as common as in REM sleep. The content of SWS dreams tends to be disconnected, less vivid, and less memorable than those that occur during REM sleep. is made up of the deepest stage of NREM, and is often referred to as deep sleep.

REM sleep (classified into two categories: tonic and phasic) is where dreams occur, breathing and heart rate increase and become irregular, muscles relax and the eyes move back and forth. Criteria for REM sleep includes rapid eye movement, low muscle tone and a rapid, low-voltage EEG.

REM sleep typically occupies 20–25% of total sleep, about 90–120 minutes of a night’s sleep. REM sleep normally occurs close to morning. During a night of sleep, one usually experiences about four or five periods of REM sleep; they are quite short at the beginning of the night and longer toward the end. Many animals and some people tend to wake, or experience a period of very light sleep, for a short time immediately after a bout of REM. The relative amount of REM sleep varies considerably with age. A newborn baby spends more than 80% of total sleep time in REM. During REM, the activity of the brain’s neurons is quite similar to that during waking hours; for this reason, the REM-sleep stage may be called paradoxical sleep.

REM sleep is physiologically different from the other phases of sleep, which are collectively referred to as non-REM sleep (NREM sleep). Subjects’ vividly recalled dreams mostly occur during REM sleep.

Just a few of the  ways Sleep deprivation can effect the way you look:

  • Aching muscles
  • Periorbital puffiness, commonly known as “bags under eyes”
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Obesity –  people who sleep less than six hours a day were almost 30 percent more likely to become obese than those who slept seven to nine hours. There is a link between sleep and the peptides that regulate appetite. Ghrelin stimulates hunger and leptin signals satiety to the brain and suppresses appetite; less than six hours of sleep is associated with decreases in leptin and elevations in ghrelin. Not only does sleep loss appear to stimulate appetite. It also stimulates cravings for high-fat, high-carbohydrate foods.
  • Erythema (redness)
  • Transepidermal Water Loss (TEWL) increased
  • Sallow skin
  • Fine lines
  • Dark circles under the eyes
  • Hyper-pigmentation
  • Decreased ability to heal especially from sun damage
  • Your body releases more of the stress hormone cortisol. In excess amounts, cortisol can break down skin collagen, the protein that keeps skin smooth and elastic.
  • Sleep loss also causes the body to release too little human growth hormone. When we’re young, human growth hormone promotes growth. As we age, it helps increase muscle mass, thicken skin, and strengthen bones.

The National Sleep Foundation identifies several warning signs that a driver is dangerously fatigued, including:

rolling down the window

turning up the radio

trouble keeping eyes open

head-nodding

drifting out of the lane

daydreaming.

At particular risk are lone drivers between midnight and 6 am.

Age group Recommended amount of sleep
Infants 9-10 hours at night, plus 3 or more hours of naps
Toddlers 9-10 hours at night, plus 2-3 hours of naps
School-age children 9-11 hours
Adults 7-8 hours

Table Via Mayo Clinic

Skin Mistakes That Make You Look Older!

Skin Mistakes That Make You Look Older

We love the idea of aging gracefully, and we’ve got nothing against laugh lines (we’ve all earned them!), but who wants to look older than they need to? Instead of investing in a bathroom full of anti-aging creams, head off signs of aging before they start by swearing off these bad skin habits ASAP.

Using the wrong cleanser.
Does your skin have a squeaky-clean feeling after you splash away your face wash? You may be overdrying your complexion by stripping away its natural moisture. Only the oiliest skin types should use foaming cleansers or washes with scrubbing beads. If your skin is dry (and most of us get drier as we age), choose a moisturizing cream cleanser. Combination skin can handle a little bit of lather, but opt for a gentle formula that won’t irritate dry patches, such as Atopalm Moisturizing Facial Cleansing Foam ($16.29, target.com).

Making faces.
Yep, Mom was right – your face will stay that way, eventually. If you’re constantly squinting or furrowing your brow, your skin will develop permanent lines in those areas. Wear sunglasses to help avoid crow’s feet (bonus: they filter UV damage, too) and make an effort to relax your face while you concentrate or apply makeup. Yoga or meditation can help you build awareness of tense facial expressions so you can learn to relax those muscles.

Sleeping on your side or stomach.
Just like making the same facial expression over and over can lead to lines, squashing your face against a pillow night after night can cause what dermatologists call “sleep wrinkles.” If you can’t retrain your body, try minimizing the damage with a satin pillowcase or a wrinkle-preventing pillow such as the Juverest, which has a design that reduces the contact your face makes with the pillow.

Getting “a little color” in the summer.
Whether your skin turns lobster red or golden brown, any color is a sign of skin that’s been damaged by the sun. A summer tan can lead to dark spots that won’t fade come fall, and those with darker skin tones are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation because of the higher levels of melanin in their skin. Choose a faux tan instead of a real one; today’s advanced formulas are natural-looking, non-orange and some, like Jergens‘ newly reformulated Natural Glow line, even have less of a telltale tanner smell.

Over exfoliating your skin.
Exfoliation helps skin layers turn over faster, which can make your complexion look younger and more glowing. But too much exfoliation messes with the skin’s barrier, causing it to lose moisture and even be more susceptible to redness and acne. It’s easy to overdo it when you’re using a mechanical exfoliant, such as a scrub or washcloth. Instead, opt for a weekly gentle-strength chemical exfoliant or peel, which loosens dead skin cells using an acid (glycolic, salicylic, lactic) or enzyme. Always moisturize and use sunscreen after exfoliating. And avoid scrubs made with particles such as seeds or crushed shells; these exfoliants have jagged edges that create microscopic tears in the skin.

Neglecting your neck.
Our necks are exposed to the same aging effects as our faces – the skin there is similarly sensitive and sees sunlight almost year-round. When applying your moisturizer and SPF, don’t stop at the jawline. Want a more targeted treatment? Amorepacific Line Revolution Firming Neck Creme ($185, us.amorepacific.com) visibly smooths fine lines almost instantly.

8 Tips for Gorgeous Skin WITHOUT Expensive Products!

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Ah, skin. And the things we do to our skin! Women (especially) are forever in search of the best fix to give them glowing, clear, healthy, wrinkle-free skin. I was inspired to write this topic today because a friend/client came over recently for lunch and she simply has among the most luminescent skin I’ve ever seen- without makeup! But most of us are not so lucky. It got me thinking how most all of us (most definitely including me!) have to put out a real effort to make our skin look good. Still, many of the products and procedures available on today’s market leave me shaking my head – both at the product and the price tag.

Still, I understand the desire to look youthful and beautiful with glowing, clear, firm skin. What woman doesn’t want that? The good news is you don’t have to fork out the cash for expensive products and fillers to look your best. Glowing skin is within your reach, and it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg.

1. Detoxify:

Your skin is a reflection of your overall health. It is the body’s largest organ, and it is an elimination organ. Toxins inside your body can make the skin on the outside of your body look less than beautiful. When you eat foods with toxic ingredients, it is naturally reflected in your skin. The Beauty Detox Solution creates health and beauty because it has a strong element of detoxification to it. When you detoxify your body, the results show on your skin. Detoxification is an ongoing process – though periodic cleanses, properly designed and conducted (like my Glow Bio cleanses), can help launch you into a healthier long-term lifestyle. To detoxify:

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  • Drink the fiber-rich Glowing Green Smoothie or similar Green Drink
  • Avoid processed and fast foods that contain chemical ingredients
  • Stick to organic whenever possible
  • Exercise (but not to excess)
  • Take magnesium oxygen at bedtime
  • Eat enzyme-rich foods
  • Take probiotics
  • Eat a high plant-based diet (or all, as I do)
  • Drink a lot of water and avoid excessive caffeine

One caveat of which you should be aware: Sometimes the detoxification process can cause temporary skin irritation, breakouts, or other issues. Stick with it, however, and soon your skin will show the results of your efforts.

2. Nourish:

We’ve all heard the adage, you are what you eat. While this is true throughout your body, it is especially visible on your skin. Eating toxic, chemical-laden foods can show up on your skin, leaving it dull, dry and flaky. Poor nutrition can also speed up wrinkling and cause breakouts.

Nourishing your skin begins from the inside with the foods you eat. Because the skin is an organ, it requires nutrients to maintain vibrant health.

  • Stick to whole, plant-based foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and seeds
  • Eat a variety of produce from across the full spectrum of color
  • Eliminate common allergens such as wheat, soy, dairy products, and peanuts
  • Minimize or eliminate animal protein. If you do eat animal protein, choose organic, naturally raised, and pastured meats like free-range organic poultry
  • Eat plant foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as chia seeds, walnuts and green veggies
  • Start each day with a Glowing Green Smoothie
  • Eliminate refined sugars

3. Cleanse:

Keeping your skin clean is also important. Many people use harsh cleansers that can actually strip the skin of important hydration and leave it dull. Use a mild cleanser. Because I have oily skin and used to battle acne, I used to think I needed a stronger cleanser. But now I’ve been using and love the Tamanu Organic Luxury Cleanser by Sally B’s Skin Yummies.  It cleans my face really well, but doesn’t strip it.  It works for all skin types. I don’t recommend using very drying cleansers or regular soaps on your face.

4. Exfoliate:

Exfoliation removes dead skin cells on the surface of your skin that can cause dullness. You don’t need to buy expensive products or use harsh chemical exfoliators, however. You probably have a natural skin exfoliation agent right now in your kitchen: oatmeal. Oatmeal both soothes and exfoliates. To make an oatmeal exfoliation mask, mix ¾ cups of ground oat groats (grind them in the food processor) or steel cut oatmeal with 1/3 cup of warm water and spread it on your skin. Allow it to dry, and then rinse off with warm water. Another great natural exfoliator for the skin is raw organic apple cider vinegar. It contains alpha-hydroxy acids and can also balance the skin’s pH. To use, mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water and apply it to your skin with a cotton ball. Sit for five minutes before rinsing with warm water.

5. Hydrate:

Hydration is important for glowing, healthy skin. 

  • Drink plenty of pure water throughout the day
  • Drink 16-32+ ounces of Glowing Green Smoothie, which is really hydrating and has a lot of enzymes and nutrients from the fresh fruits and vegetables.
  • Eat a lot of raw foods that contain their own water, like salads containing lots of brightly colored vegetables.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol, which are dehydrating.
  • Take in extra fluids on hot days, when you are ill or stressed, and when you exercise vigorously.

6. Protect:

Sunlight is important because it supplies valuable vitamin D. To that end, you do need to get about 10 minutes of sunlight each day on unprotected skin in order to allow your body to synthesize vitamin D. Too much sunlight, however, can be harmful, just like anything in excess. Practice healthy sun habits, such as covering up and wearing a hat.

7. Improve circulation:

Keeping your blood flowing and promoting lymph drainage can help keep your skin glowing! Dry brushing is a technique that improves circulation and promotes lymph draining. To practice dry brushing:

  • Use a soft, natural bristled brush.
  • Dry brush before your shower every morning.
  • Use a light pressure as you brush.
  • Starting at your feet, brush in small movements up towards your heart.
  • When you are done, take a shower.

8. Minimize makeup:

One of the benefits of healthy skin is not having to wear a lot of makeup. I don’t wear it all the time, but I do love my favorite products, like the stick Vapour blush in Courtesan. It’s natural and non-toxic, and a little bit in the apple of your cheeks can really brighten your whole face. It’s doesn’t make you break out – I’ve even worn it to sweaty yoga class in the middle of an afternoon and I don’t break out. A lot of makeup brands contain toxins and chemicals that can clog skin, even so-called mineral brands. So choose your products judiciously.

I hope these tips help you! Great skin is on the way. Which ones have you tried and which other tips do you have for great skin to share?

Ways to Get Rid of Acne Through Your Habits!

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Acne can be the bane of your existence. It’s just the worst, isn’t it? Even when it’s mild, it can keep you from looking and feeling your best, that’s for sure. I’ve had my own struggles with acne in the past, something I discuss in The Beauty Detox Solution. Improving your diet can definitely help a lot, as your skin is an eliminative organ that helps dispel toxins. Let’s start from the beginning though in our discussion…

What Is Acne?

Acne is a skin inflammation that can manifest as anything from small, red bumps to large, pus filled cysts. This inflammation occurs when the pores become blocked and the body responds with inflammation.

Causes

There are a number of myths about acne. The most common myth is that having dirty skin is the cause. It isn’t. Actually, scrubbing dirt into the skin may exacerbate the condition. Eating chocolate may not necessary directly cause it…but a high fat diet and dairy can definitely contribute to the condition. A number of factors may be at play with creating acne. These include:

  • Hormones: Hormonal changes associated with pregnancy, menstruation, and others can cause enlargement of the sebaceous glands, which then produce more sebum. The result is clogged pores and acne.
  • Diet: Many dietary factors may contribute to acne. High fat foods, and foods that cause inflammation or result in increases in blood sugar can trigger an eruption.
  • Toxicity: Toxic chemicals in the foods you eat, water you drink, and air you breathe can also cause blocked pores. Likewise, as you begin to cleanse your body of toxic chemicals you may notice a short outbreak of acne as these toxins work their way out of your body via your skin.
  • Stress: Studies show stress increases sebum production, which can result in acne.
  • Medications: Medications can contribute to acne in two ways. First, they increase toxicity in your body. Second, many medications affect the acne-related hormones such as androgens.
  • Poor self confidence. On an energetic, mind-body connection level,poor self esteem, talking down to yourself, or repressed anger can all manifest in the physical form of acne.

 Are Popular Acne Treatments Healthy?

 Conventional acne treatment typically involves one of two chemicals: benzoyl peroxide or Accutane.

Accutane is an oral prescription medication. While it has demonstrated tremendous success at treating a specific type of acne (nodular acne), it also has a number of extremely dangerous side effects that make it NOT worth the cost of clear skin. These super scary side effects include:

  • Birth defects and fetal death
  • Premature births
  • Mental health problems including suicidal ideation, depression, and psychosis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Liver damage
  • Allergic reactions
  • Thinning of hair
  • Headaches
  • Brittle nails
  • Muscle pain and fatigue
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Photosensitivity

Benzoyl peroxide is a topical acne fighting ingredient found in both prescription and over-the-counter acne treatments. It produces free radicals in the skin, which can cause premature aging and are linked to a number of diseases including cancer. You don’t want to trade in zits for wrinkles. Benzoyl peroxide also causes extreme drying in the skin, which can lead to flaking, redness, and irritation.

Plus, topical treatments like this don’t get to the root cause of the acne.

Oust the Acne

The best and safest way to eradicate acne is with a healthy diet and lifestyle, as well as use of natural skincare products that leave your skin clean without chemicals. This allows you to fight acne naturally, without the use of harsh or dangerous chemicals and medications. Here are my recommendations.

  1. Get plenty of sleep. Sleep fights stress and helps your body and hormonal systems function normally. Try for 7 to 8 hours each night.
  2. East mostly organic plants. These foods are anti-inflammatory powerhouses that minimize toxic buildup in your system, fight free radicals, and promote health and well-being. If you do eat animal protein, minimize your intake to once or twice per week of lean organic poultry or eggs (fish is full of mercury, PCBs and other toxins).
  3. Minimize processed foods. These foods contain chemicals and ingredients that contribute to toxicity and inflammation – both culprits in acne breakouts.
  4. Skip the dairy. A paper in Clinics in Dermatology discussed the link between hormones in dairy products and acne in humans.
  5. Eat a low-fat diet. Excessive fat is congestive in any form. Do not overdo so-called “good” fats like olive oil. I barely use any oil myself anymore, and cook with mostly vegetable broth. As I noted in the beginning of this blog, excessive fat in the diet can influence hormones, which can then influence acne.
  6. Cut out the sugar and refined starches. Sugar and starches also change your body’s hormonal balance. As blood sugar rises, so does insulin, which can upset your body’s overall hormonal balance.
  7. Detoxify. While detoxification may initially result in a little increase in acne, in the long-term your skin will be much clearer. Everyone needs to detoxify because our environments are filled with chemicals that gunk up the body.
  8. Drink plenty of pure water. Water helps flush chemicals from the body and cleanses skin from the inside out.
  9. Relieve stress and get some exercise. I’m a big fan of yoga, which accomplishes both of these goals in a single activity.
  10. Dry brush a few times per week to promote detoxification.
  11. Exfoliate. This removes dry skin that can clog pores.
  12. Be nice to yourself. Seriously! If you say negative things to yourself I do believe it can manifest in physical ways…including possibly acne. When you look in the mirror affirm how grateful you are for your healthy, strong body, instead of saying something negative. When you love yourself, everything truly does start to get better, in all areas.

I understand the desire for clear, acne-free skin. Believe me, I know how much it can affect your life when annoying zits come up. But I urge you to get the root cause and follow the recommendations I list above about changing your lifestyle, and especially foods to definitely avoid.

Don’t go for Accutane and other scary popular acne treatments. Your health matters and these treatments can do serious damage for the long run. What good is clear skin if you are sick or internally imbalanced? That’s why I recommend natural acne-reduction methods that are far safer and much more effective than commercial acne products – without the scary side effects.

 

Via Kimberly Synder

New Years Resolutions – Good Habits for 2013!

 

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The Coming New Year is a great time to put new good habits into practice!

  • Drink more water
  • Wear sunblock
  • Wear a hat
  • Exfoliate once to twice a week
  • Exercise, take a walk
  • Mediate
  • Yoga – get limber
  • Treat yourself to a massage, facial, manicure or pedicure (look good feel good!)
  • Start packing your own lunch
  • Sleep more, get better quality sleep
  • Drink less Alcohol!
  • Get more sleep
  • Quit Smoking!
  • Eat more fruits, veggies, and fiber
  • Try going organic

Have fun with it make a list of good habits you would like to start to do and make it happen!

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How Sleep Deprivation Affects Our Attractiveness And Approachability

What if Sleeping Beauty’s secret was actually just that: to sleep? We know that lack of sleep affects our attention, our behavior and our health — but what about our physical appearance? Researchers from the Medical Institutet Karolinska in Stockholm, Sweden have shown in a recent study that lack of sleep not only affects our attractiveness but also our approachability.

According to that experiment, sleeping four hours a night — or not at all — wouldn’t make any difference. In both cases the individuals tested in the experiment appeared to others as equally exhausted. But beyond appearance, the study reveals that lack of sleep repels those you meet or socialize with.

In 2010, the same scientific team published the results of its first experiment, which has shown that even though we are not conscious about it we are generally able to detect if other people have been sleep deprived. At that time, the study established a link between perceived beauty and sleep deprivation. Other studies prior to that had already established a link between beauty and healthy living.

“Our first experiment has shown that people are perceived differently when they have been deprived of sleep, the second one shows that on top of that people just don’t want to socialize with sleep-deprived people,” Dr. John Axelsson explains to Le Huffington Post. So, if you don’t feel desirable or charming, or even if you feel ugly or socially excluded, don’t wait for the Prince, and have a good night of sleep.

Axelsson and his research team used nearly the same protocol in both experiments. For the first, they deprived the individuals of sleep for 31 hours before taking a picture and did the same thing with other people who had slept normally. The images were then presented to a third group of people, unrelated to the others, to assess how they perceived the individuals in the first two groups. The only difference: in the second, more recent experiment, instead of not sleeping at all, individuals of the first group slept four hours.

For more on sleep, click here.

Essential Oil Blends for Insomnia!

 

Essential Oils for Insomnia

There are essential oils to help us relax and have a restful night of sleep. These oils will help with sleep difficulties that are primarily stress based. For more serious problems, I suggest you consult a physician.

Most of us have heard about the relaxing and sleep inducing effects of Lavender Essential Oil. A few drops rubbed into the soles of the feet are often the road to dreamland! There are other oils to help as well.  A synergistic blend can be made as well!

Valarian Essential Oil, Marjoram Essential Oil, Ylang Ylang Essentail Oil (sparingly!), Clary Sage Essential Oil, and Neroli (Orange Blossom) Essential Oil all are useful for deep relaxation into sleep.

                                                                                                                                                                     

A fragrant and healing blend:

4 drops Lavender Essential Oil

2 drops Bergamot Essential Oil

2 drops Marjoram Essential Oil

1 drop Clary Sage Essental Oil

1 drop Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Combine in a 10 or 15 amber or cobalt blue glass bottle. Add a carrier oil to fill the bottle (Jojoba, for example). Cover and roll the bottle between your palms to combine. Apply top the soles of the feet, nape of neck, temples, soles of feet or chakra points about ½ hour before bedtime.

                                                                                                                                                                    

Spikenard, or Jatamansi Essential Oil promotes sleep and dreams. Use sparingly, as it is very powerful! Some people experience very vivid dreams. Best applied to the soles of the feet with a carrier oil.

                                                                                                                                                                     

Sleep-inducing Massage Oil

2 drops Lavender essential oil

2 drops Sweet Marjoram essential oil

1 drop Vetiver essential oil

Blend with 1tblsp (15ml) of Sweet Almond or Grapeseed oil or other carrier oil and give a gentle, soothing massage.


Sleepy Head Bath Blend

4 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil

4 drops Clary Sage essential oil

2 drops Neroli essential oil

Add to a warm bath and disperse well – or blend with 1tblsp grapeseed oil or 1 tblsp unscented bubble bath and add to a warm bath. Soak in the bath for 15-20 minutes inhaling the vapours. Do not get bath water in your eyes as it will sting.

                                                                                                                                                                  

Do not take the essential oil internally.

Essential Oil should not be applied directly to the skin but in carrier oils, putting the oils directly on the skin is too harsh due to their concentrated form. Add a few drops of essential oil to the carrier oil.

If you are pregnant, receiving cancer treatment, or have a weakened immune system the use of essential oils is not recommended!

While essential oil will not go rancid, carrier oils can. Store your carrier oils in a cool, dry, and dark place.

Disclaimer

While I’ve attempted to use credible sources for information, this is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. If there is a disparity between the information presented within this blog and the advice given by your medical professional, please follow the medical professional’s advice as he/she will know you and your medical circumstances.

Beauty Sleep!

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Want soft, clear, dewy skin? Get a good night’s sleep!

The skin fights off free radicals and inflammation during the night

by utilizing the power of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories;

bringing new meaning to beauty sleep!

 

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