The skin is the largest organ of the body, with a surface area averaging eighteen square feet. The skin regulates temperature change and hydration levels through perspiration; stores water; guards against infection and protects the internal organs. Some of the outward signs of imbalances occurring inside the body are changes in hair, skin and nail conditions. Looking after our skin is therefore very important!
A few times a week, I moisturise my body using dõTERRA Spa Hand & Body Lotion. I apply a dollop of the lotion into the palm of my hand and then add a drop of whatever oil takes my fancy. Because the lotion is fragrance-free it means that I can enjoy a different aroma every time I apply it. My favourite skincare oils are:
Geranium: Hydrates and balances the skin and promotes the appearance of clear skin.
Helichrysum: Great for reducing the appearance of stretch marks and supporting skin renewal (scars and wounds).
Patchouli: Hydrates dry skin and promotes a smooth, glowing complexion.
Roman Chamomile: For dry, irritated and ageing skin.
A dollop of Hand & Body Lotion and a drop of essential oil will hydrate your skin and uplift your mood.
If your skin has been exposed to the sun and you feel that extra attention and hydration is required, then look no further than my aftersun spray.
In a 60ml glass bottle:
Add 20 drops of Frankincense oil (supports skin regeneration)
Add 20 drops of Lavender oil (soothes burns and heals scars)
Add 5 drops of Peppermint oil (refreshing and cooling)
Top-up with Fractionated Coconut Oil (light and non-greasy)
Apply to areas of concern
Tried and Tested with Sylvia
I hope you’re all enjoying the heatwave! This month I’ve decided to take a break from testing cleaning products and spend more time relaxing in the garden with a glass of lemonade or a cheeky Gin and Tonic (other drinks are available). To complement these, I’ve been making my own dōTERRA Lemon ice cubes. Simple and easy to make, just add a small piece of fresh lemon and 1 drop of dōTERRA Lemon oil into to each ice cube segment, top up with water and freeze. Bob's your Uncle.
A glass of sparkling water with Lemon oil ice cubes
I’ve also been focussing on the vegetable garden this month. I've been crushing eggshells with dōTERRA Peppermint oil and sprinkling the mix around the bases of the sprouts, cabbages and swedes to deter slugs, snails and ants. I have achieved great results with this mix and there is no sign of the little beasties .
Brussel Sprouts (Rina's favourite!) surrounded by crushed eggshells and Peppermint oil
Spotlight on Copaiba
What is Copaiba?It's an essential oil derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America.
What does dōTERRA say about Copaiba? "Copaibaoil is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Similar to Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion. Taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems. Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits".
How do I use it? Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea to support the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems. Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturizer to help keep skin clean and clear, and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
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