Silky Smooth DIY Face Cream

DIY Silky Smooth Face Cream

This Silky smooth DIY face cream can be used on the tips of your hair, nail cuticles, face, heels, under eye area, & as a body butter.

Hello all my fellow homemakers, project lovers, & DIY’ers! Thanks for stopping by! If you love healthy homemade goodies and are up for a simple and fun home adventure, this is a great one! Today, I am going to share with you how to make this DIY silky smooth face cream. As well as share with you all the ingredients in it and how they can benefit your face!

This DIY face cream is great as little “I’m thinking of you” gifts too! 

This little project has been on my “to do” list for a while now. My DIY  moisturizing night cream is great, but I really wanted something a bit more smooth and light for the “most of the time” times! This goes on the skin so nicely. It absorbs very well, and smells amazing! I really think you will be happy with it! First off, let’s talk about what’s in it:

Shea Butter- Rich in vitamin E, D, & A, this oil is like a super food for your skin. It also leaves your skin very moisturized while repairing, fine lines, wrinkles and scars.

Jojoba oil- It is great for oily skin, it helps regulate the skins sebum production. It works well for those with acne & is an anti-microbial. 

Vitamin E oil- This oil stimulates the formation of collagen as well as improves skin texture.

Coconut oil- The fatty acids in this oil work like antioxidants reversing and preventing the damage due to free radicals.

Beeswax- Also great for dry rough skin. It also acts as a protective barrier to our skin while still allowing it to breath.

Joy essential oil

Frankincense essential oil

Lemon essential oil

Lavender essential oil

*Depending on your skin type you can trade out Jojoba for sweet almond or olive oil. If you prefer cocoa butter better you can swap that out with the shea butter. I also love to add Myrrh to this recipe but happened to be out.  Completely optional.

You don’t have to have any fancy equipment. It can totally be done with old items around the house to keep costs down. Or you can go all out and get all the “get up.” I’ll leave that up to you. Personally, I go the frugal route. 

All you will need is the ingredients, a double boiler or two pots. One has to be smaller so you can use it as a double boiler. This recipe uses such a small amount of beeswax, that clean up is super easy. NO MESS! YEAH!

It’s time to get your silky smooth skin on!

Silky smooth diy face cream recipe:

  • 2 oz. Shea butter
  • 1 oz. Jojoba oil
  • 2 oz. Coconut oil
  • 1/2 oz. beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp. Vitamin E oil
  • 12 drops of frankincense
  • 10 drops of joy
  • 5 drops of lavender
  • 3 drops of lemon

How to:

  1. Prepare your double boiler, or you can also use a small pot and hold it in a larger pot of water.
  2. Place on low heat.
  3. Melt all ingredients together (Except the essential oil), and stir well until melted.
  4. Lastly, take it off of the heat, add in your essential oils, stir and pour!
  5. Pour into your jars or tins and let it set for about 2 hours!

This makes 5 ounces of face cream. I like to get the 1 ounce tins, 1 ounce goes a long way! I hope you enjoy this recipe. This recipe will make your skin glow!

Happy DIY’ IN!

oxoxox,

me

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7 reasons why essential oils rock!

7 reasons why essential oils rock!

 Here are 7 reasons why essential oils rock!

First of let’s make sure you know what an essential oil is. What is an essential oil? Essential oils are the volatile, aromatic liquids that come from plants and can consist of the leaves, flowers, roots, bark, resin, and the rind containing the natural smell and characteristics of the plant.

7 reasons why essential oils rock

Did you know?

  • 1 drop of essential oil has enough molecules to cover each cell 40,000 times.
  • Essential oils are fat soluble and are rapidly absorbed through the tissue.
  • Each  essential oil can contain hundreds of chemical compounds, making their uses & benefits virtually limitless.

7 reasons why essential oils rock!

1. They provide oxygen & antioxidants to our bodies.
2. The molecules in some essential oils are small enough to pass the blood brain barrier.
3. Oils cleanse the body pushing out metals and petro-chemicals.
4. They build immunity & promote regeneration of the cells.
5. Oils have an intelligence; they know what our bodies need and will meet those needs without harming other organs and body functions.
6. Oils have frequency ( a body frequency below 58 is where disease starts).
7. Research shows that not one virus yet has built an immunity against essential oils.

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7 reasons why I use essential oils

There are many more reasons why people are daily using oil to take control of there health in a natural way. Endless testimonials on how oils continue to support others in there pursuit to wellness cover the web. They truly are amazing with endless benefits to our bodies. 

I hope you have enjoyed learning about just a few ways in which these little bottles of goodness can help support you and your family. If you would like to get a more in depth look at how oils can support you check out my FREE E-BOOK, “Little bottles of Wisdom.” It is 27 pages of how to use oils, DIY recipes, and more! You can get your free copy by subscribing to my new letter!

Here are few more posts that you might want to check out!

5 Immune Boosting essential oils

How to use 11 everyday essential oils

How to make your own homemade DIY Shampoo

Or, if you are ready to get started using essential oils, head on over here:

How to buy therapeutic grade essential oils

Wishing you the best, and the best of health!

We only have one place to live, so it’s best we take care of it!

oxoxox,

me

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How to Make a DIY Diffuser Necklace

How to make a DIY Diffuser Necklace

Learn how to make a DIY Diffuser Necklace with stuff around your house! 

Today I am excited to share with you how I made my own DIY diffusser necklace! These are so much fun to make, and are excellent gifts to give to friends and family! They are made from the heart with love! You can customize them just how you like. Add a special message, inspirational word, or Bible verse.

I have made jewelry at home many times for fun & gifts, so I have lots of miscellaneous stuff hanging around. If you are here now, you are somewhat crafty or want to be! If my hunch is right, then you too, will have crafty items in drawer or special area to pull from!

With a little creativity, you can make a DIY diffuser necklace for FREE!

DIY diffuser necklace

DIY Diffuser necklace

DIY diffuser necklace

Get started on our very own Homemade diffuser necklace.

There are several ways you can make them. You have options! 

  1. You can buy baking clay.
  2. Make your own baking clay.
  3. Buy Crayola Terra Cotta air dry clay!

This is how I made them! This is what you will need!

DIY Diffuser NecklaceYou will need:

  • Spatula
  • stampers
  • Sculpey baking clay | Homemade baking clay | or Crayola air dry clay. 
  • A few straws
  • A smooth glass jar or rolling pen, I found the glass to be easier because its smaller.
  • I used an eye cream jar that worked well for making a perfect Circe! You can hunt around your home for any shape you prefer and the size you desire (the thinner the rim the better).
  • Beads with large wholes.
  • Hemp Jewelry thread.

Secret: Joanne’s fabric has great deals, and they always have great coupons for those of you who might need a couple things!

I used the white sculpey baking clay for the diffuser necklaces above! It was the fast way to go. However, in the near future, I plan on trying the homemade baking clay too! One, I like that it is made with ingredients I already have. Two, I’m thinking it may absorb the essential oils better than the sculpey clay. I’m not sure if it will be the same color of white. I will keep you posted! 

Homemade Clay Baking Recipe:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup of water
  • Food coloring optional!
  1. First add flour and salt in a bowl.
  2. Add oil in.
  3. Slowly add water until you reach a desired consistency (add coloring now, if you plan to).
  4. Mold and cut into desired shapes.
  5. Bake at 250 degrees for 30 minutes.

Instructions for sculpey clay: 

  1. Take a small ball of clay and roll it out. 
  2. Then cut the desired shape. I used and old eye cream container for my circle shaped necklaces.
  3. Use a very thin spatula and lift off the counter.
  4. Next, take the straw and push it down firmly to make a whole, then twist and lift up. It should remove the clay, use a new straw for each one, or other end of the straw.
  5. Stamp desired designs ( be careful not to stamp to hard).
  6. Carefully move to a silicone baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 275 degrees for 10 minutes.
  8. Use any kind of beads, broken & miscellaneous jewelry to spruce your necklace up!

Add two drops of desired oil to the face of your diffuser necklace, let it sit for a couple hours and soak in! Apply more oils when needed! Enjoy and stay clam, focused, balanced, or whatever else you might need for the day! Each oil is different!

Cheers to oily living,

xoxoxo

me

To learn more about essential oils, check out some of my other posts!

5 Immune Boosting Essential Oils

How to make your own Homemade Shampoo

How to Buy Essential Oils

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10 uses & benefits for lemon essential oil.

Lemon essential oil uses & benefits

If you are new to essential oils or a seasoned oiler, my hope is that you will gain some new and creative ways that you can use lemon essential oil in your everyday life! Yes, there are endless options. So many, that sometimes it’s helpful to find out how others use their oils to gain fresh ideas!

Lemon essential oil is a great starter oil! It is very well known for its cleaning abilities. It cleanses our bodies, skin, and homes! It’s a wonderful all purpose oil for every home!

10 Uses & Benefits for Lemon Essential Oil

  1. Air Freshener

    Add 6 drops of lemon, 4 drops of peppermint, and 2 drops of lemon for an afternoon pick-me-up! 

  1. Remove Gum, Grease & Crayons!

    1-2 drops will break it up, so you can easily wipe it away.

  1. Keep your Fruit Fresh

    Fill a glass bowl with cool water and add 2-3 drops of Lemon; soak cleaned fruit into the water and   stir; make sure all surfaces are covered. Drain, rinse, and dry.

  1. Freshen Dishcloths

    Soak them in a bowl overnight to keep them fresh! Add 5 drops o lemon.

  2. Hand Sanitizer

    If you are out in about and need a quick way to clean your hands well. Add a drop to your washed hands and rub them together.

  3. Make some Fresh Lemonade

    2 cups of water, 2 drops of lemon, and sweeten to taste with honey, or stevia!

  4. Add to a Smoothie

    Add a couple drops to your smoothie for a citrus boost! 

  5. Water Alkalizer

    Add to your drinking water to help maintain a healthy ph.

  6. Make your own DIY Home Cleaners

    DIY hand and toy sanitizing wipes

    DIY all purpose home cleaner

  7. Teeth brightener

    1 part coconut oil to 1 part baking soda, 1 drop of lemon, & brush, brush, brush!

There are many more ways you can you lemon, but here some fun ways to get your creative juices flowing. I hope you have learned a few new uses for lemon essential oil here today! Happy oiling!

xoxoxox,

me

More Blog post on Essential Oils

Essential oil safety guide

How to buy therapeutic grade essential oils

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Thanks for stopping by! And happy oiling!

xoxoxo,

Me

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Your essential oil safety guide.

https://youtu.be/nawYdJDM__8This essential oil safety guide will help you learn how to use your oils with confidence.

For the record essential oils are very safe, but you still want to be educated on how to use them. In this post I will share with you some an essential oil safety guide that you can save to your pins and refer back to. Also, I will list some great resources that will help you learn on your journey towards a healthier you!

Here are six essential oil safety guidelines you can use when using you oils!

  1. Know that all your Young Living essential oil bottles are labeled. Always refer to the labels when using your oils.
  2. When using any kind of citrus oil in a beverage be sure to use glass or stainless steel. You don’t want the ingest the chemicals.
  3. Avoid direct sun exposure if you have lathered up any citrus oils, as they are photosensitive. You don’t want to look like an orange ( avoid direct sun for 12-48 hours).
  4. Never put oils in your eyes, ears or membranes, they don’t belong there. If you happen to get some oil in your eyes, don’t use water, dilute with a carrier oil such as olive oil.
  5. Be sure to dilute oils that are hot like peppermint, thieves, clove, cinnamon, and others with a carrier oil.
  6. When apply essential oils on children, always dilute 1:30 ( 1  drop of essential oil to 30 drops of a carrier oil). Apply to there feet.

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As you learn more about essential oils and begin to daily use them, you will learn how your body reacts to each oil. Always proceed with caution. Learn about 1 essential oil at a time, and find out how it benefits the body, how to use, and if there are any precautions. 

Never stop learning, here are some great essential oil resources to get you going:

  1. Join some essential oil Facebook groups.
  2. Utilize Pinterest for DIY recipes or to find other users that blog about them.
  3. Reach out to the person who shared essential oils with you and ask questions.
  4. Life Science Publishing has every book you can imagine on essential oils.
  5. Online articles have great information.
  6. Your Young Living website/Use your virtual office….snoop around!

Some books I recommend:

  1. Gentle Babies, by Debra Raybern (get it here).
  2. Essential oils Pocket Reference ( get a copy here).

Happy oiling,

xoxoxox

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