Carrier Oils

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Carrier oils serve to dilute the essential oil before applying it to your skin. They act as the base for “carrying” the essential oil that is being mixed into it. Compared to essential oils, you’d use a greater amount of the carrier oil to make sure you properly dilute the essential oil

 

You also have the benefit of combining the effects of the essential oils PLUS those of the carrier oils, promoting smoother skin, relaxing the muscles, and a lot more. There are various carrier oils to choose from and it’s important to know which ones to use for what application.

The Most Popular Essential Oil Carrier Oils

Below is a list of some of the best essential oil carrier oils that you can use to mix in your essential oils to have exceptional effects on the body.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet Almond oil is one of the best oil as it is easily absorbed by the skin and quite inexpensive.Its is quite nutritious with lots of vitamins including A, B and E. Sweet almond oil works wonderfully for all types of skin. It is especially useful for a facial massage as it helps balance the moisture levels in your skin, helps to improve your complexion, and gives you that special “glow of youth”! You can of course always add a few drops of your favorite essential oil to personalize your spa-at-home experience.

Jojoba Oil

Sweet Almond Oil’s most natural match is Jojoba oil. If combined, the two oils have qualities that are closest to the natural oils of our own skin, making them great for all applications from massage to cosmetics.

A lot of people also consider jojoba oil as one of their most favorite oils to use. It doesn’t really have much scent on its own. Derived from the jojoba beans, jojoba oil possesses an indefinite shelf life and can be stored for a longer period of time when compared to other carrier oils. It is easily absorbed making it relaxing to the skin, especially for those who have eczema, psoriasis and acne. There are a lot of ways that you can use jojoba oil, you can use it either as is or together with other carrier oils.

Apricot Kernel Oil

What makes apricot kernel oil so great is that it works well when used with the aging skin and it’s a common ingredient for many cosmetics that can have the price of up to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Just one or two drops of the apricot kernel oil can exhibit its benefits, providing a great deal of benefit for dry, inflamed and even sensitive skin because of its content of oleic and linoleic acid, as well as vitamin A and vitamin E. This carrier oil can be absorbed by the skin without leaving a greasy or oily feeling after use. Apricot kernel oil can be used as is or together with other carrier oils since it still exhibits its full effects regardless of the mixture, making it a great choice for those looking for good essential oil carrier oil.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil contains a unique combination of fatty acids with powerful medicinal properties. There are countless health benefits to using coconut oil topically to your skin. For use in aromatherapy, you actually cannot use unrefined coconut oil since it sets like butter in the jar and can only be scooped out in chunks rather than a liquid version. Therefore, it is made available in the form of a “fractionated” carrier oil that is smooth, oily, and very useful for aromatherapy applications. It will feel very smooth to the skin, but won’t clog pores.

Argan Oil

Argan oil is really nice to use on your face as it has restorative qualities for your skin cells. It helps with the skin elasticity, softens wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells treating an array of skin conditions. It is very gentle, yet effective. Argan oil is derived from argan trees of Morocco, which are nutrient-rich, large, majestic trees. Argan Oil is the natural moisturizer your skin needs, and helps to naturally and noticeably soften and heal your skin.

Grapeseed Oil

A very light oil and not as greasy as many other varieties of oils. This oil can help prevent aging and is great for the hair and scalp, even helps prevent dandruff, and can help you grow your hair long faster. Grapeseed oils strengthens and repairs broken capillaries and blood vessels. This improves blood circulation and soothes problems like spider veins and varicose veins.

Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is perfect for those with dry or aging skin because of its very rich consistency and blend of vitamins.

Kukui Nut Oil

The kukui nut, from the Hawaiian islands created a luxurious and rich oil that easily absorbs into the skin.

Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most widely used oils for skincare products because of it’s moisturizing benefits.

 

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Sinus Shower Bombs

untitled-1Help relieve sinus tension and headache, perfect for the shower or bath.

 

1 Cup baking soda

1/4 cup citric acid

10 spritzes of water

10 drops of wintergreen essential oil

5 drops of lavender essential oil

15 drops of rosemary essential oil

11 drops of eucalyptus

food coloring of your choice (optional)

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mold of your choice

Combine citric acid and baking soda and in essential oils to dry mixture stir to combine. Spritz with water and stir till mixture sticks together. Place mixture in molds for a few hours or overnight till dry. Store in an air tight container preferably glass, mason jars work great.

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Pina Colada Body Butter

This sounds amazing!

 

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We hope you will enjoy this pina colada whipped body butter recipe. We tried many different recipe combinations and then tweaked and added until we came up with one that “felt” and smelled the way we thought it should. We wanted a body butter that did not give a “greasy” feel and think you will find this just as amazing as we do! We also provided you with a link to the same ingredients we used. Let us know what you think! Enjoy!

Pina-Colada Body Butter

Makes Approx. 12 ounces

Ingredients

1/2 cup shea butter

1/4 cup coconut oil

2 Tbsp jojoba oil

1 Tbsp argan oil

1 tsp beeswax pastilles

1 Tbsp arrowroot powder

4 drops lime essential oil

1/4 tsp pineapple extract

1/4 tsp coconut extract

Instructions:

Gently melt shea butter, coconut oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, and beeswax (double boiler works great for this or use 1…

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Candy Cane Body Butter

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Ok I really meant to post this during the Christmas season, but I really wasn’t serious about my blog then. So here you go with a yummy smelling body butter that will make your skin so very soft!

2 1/2 oz shea butter

1 oz coconut oil

.7 oz argan oil

20 drops peppermint oil

20 drops vanilla

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Drops of red food coloring fo to desired color (optional)

In a double boiler combine shea, coconut and argon oil till melted on low heat.  In a medium bowl pour in melted oils and in essential oils and stir. Allow mixture to slightly thicken as it cools, pour mixture in jar and let it cool and solidify before placing lid on jar.

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Lavender Vanilla Sugar Scrub

You will be sure to love this heavenly scented sugar scrub.

1 Cup white sugar

1/2 Cup Coconut oil

4 Tablespoons Grapeseed or sweet almond oil.

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

10-15 drops Lavender essential oil

Yield: 1 Cup

In a medium mixing bowl combine sugar and  oils, add in the vanilla and lavender. Stir together put in an air tight jar and label. Enjoy.

May substitute 1/4 cup of the sugar with 1/4 cup sea salt.

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Winter Wellness Tea

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8 oz Hot Water

2-3  drops Thieves Vitality

2-3  drops Lemon Vitality

2-3 drops Slique Essence

2 Tbsp Honey

2 Tbsp Coconut Cream

1 Tbsp  Apple Cider Vinegar (optional)

 

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Why I chose Young Living essential oils

In November of 2015 When I had all  I could take of my allergies. and tired of getting over-the-counter medicine that didn’t work. I kept seeing all of these oil post my friend was making in facebook. I called her… she let me borrow her diffuser and an oil blend of Lavender , Peppermint and Lemon. I was amazed my watery eyes, itchy stuffed up nose went away within 2o minutes! I was hooked! Not only were they all natural, but they had a pleasant aroma that was calming and uplifting. I ordered my kit and have been enjoying them every since. Also these are the oils God gave his people for medicine. What were the gifts brought to baby Jesus? Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh. Two of those being Life saving oils! How many times do you see a commercial about some fabulous new drug the pharmaceutical companies have developed and then you hear the dreaded side-effects? The side-effects in my opinion are usually worse than the original ailment it was prescribed for!  God knew what hew was doing when he gave essential oils to his people!

Above in the picture are some of my favorite oils, the ones I carry with me everyday.

Stress Away-Yes it does just what it says, relieves tension headaches, stress and anxiety.

Lemon- Powerful detoxifier, antibacterial, great for the skin, I drink it in my water and haven’t been sick in 2 years!

Lavender- Helps you sleep, reduces stress, helps relieve migraine headaches, and great for burns and blisters.

Grapefruit- Powerful fat burner! Nuff said!

Theives-Powerful antibacterial, antiseptic, antiviral. Used in everything from toothpaste to Laundry soap, and cough drops. That’s the short list for this one!

Slique– Slimming additive to your drinking water that makes it taste great and curbs your appetite.

Why I chose Young Living

Young Living has their “Seed to Seal ” guarantee. This means that Young Living is involved in every step every process from the seed being planted till the bottle is sealed. They own the farm in a multitude locations around the world. Farms in locations where the plants thrive the best in their natural region of the world. They have the strictest distilling process of any essential oil company in the world.

Why I chose to do the business

Job stability is no longer a given. Economic times are scary and companies are closing their doors everyday. At the time of this post I’m currently 45 years old, from the age of 20 to age 41 I only had 2 jobs. 21 years of full time employment, in 2012 at the age of 41 I find myself out of work and unemployed for the first time in my life. From the age of 41 to my age now of 45 I have had 4 jobs, and been unemployed twice! There is no job security anymore! And heaven forbid these employers consider 45 OLD! And now I currently work for Lowe’s Home Improvement. Just last week Lowe’s eliminated 2,400 jobs! These were not part-time, low on the totem pole employees, they were high-level store managers, dept. managers. 18 people at my store were affected, 2 Assistant Store Managers lost their job immediately and were walked out of the store.  One had been there 11 years and the other 4 years. Now the 15 dept. managers are being reduced down to just 5 positions that they have to apply for, the rest have 1 year to find other positions in the store or find work outside of Lowe’s. My co-worker the dept sales specialist, her position is being eliminated despite her ranking #5 in the region for top sales! She also has 1 year to find other employment within the store or find work outside of Lowe’s. I have felt for some time that the only person I can truly rely upon is myself and God. It is vital to be self-sufficient entrepreneur. That is my quest, that is my goal. If you feel the same insecurity in your workforce join me.. and build your dreams with this amazing company and unlimited earning potential. And never have to worry about losing your job again. Click the link below and join me, on the quest to financial freedom while helping others reap the benefit of these amazing oils.

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