ESSENTIAL OILS AND SKIN CARE By Kristy R. West, RN, MA YOUR SKIN • Considered the largest organ in the human body. • Made up of three major layers - epidermis, dermis, and hypodermis (also called the subcutaneous tissue). • Protects your inside organs while keeping infections out and prevents you from getting sick. • Lose about 30,000 to 50,000 dead skin cells almost every minute YOUR SKIN • Sheds a layer of these dead cells every 24 hours and renews itself about every 28 days. • Swells when it absorbs water. • Contains a protein called keratin which is also found in hair and nails • Is the thinnest on the eyelid. • Goose bumps are actually little pimples that help retain a layer of warm air over our body. YOUR SKIN • Average adult’s skin spans 21 square feet, weighs nine pounds, and contains more than 11 miles of blood vessels. • Releases as much as three gallons of sweat a day in hot weather. http://thedermblog.com/2008/02/06/20-interesting-facts-about-skin/ YOUR SKIN Blowin’ in the wind: Globally, dead skin accounts for about a billion tons of dust in the atmosphere. Your skin sheds 50,000 cells every minute. CARING FOR YOUR SKIN Body • Nutrition • Hydration • Exercise • Dry Brushing • Moisturizing • Cleansing!!! – LIVER Facial • Cleansing • Exfoliating • Toning • Moisturizing • Gentle Massage GOING BEYOND THE BASICS Prevent Repair Reverse Rejuvenate Rebuild Restore Nourish BEST FOR SKIN • • • • • Sandalwood Myrrh Geranium Tea Tree Lavender Essential Oils for Dry Skin • • • • • • • • • • Sandalwood Gentle Baby Roman Chamomile Cedarwood Rosewood Rose Patchouli Helichrysum Myrrh Essential Beauty Serum Essential Oils for Oily Skin Oily skin usually occurs where skin care products have been overused. The skin attempts to compensate by overproduction of natural skin oils. Whether or not this is the cause, some of the best essential oils to balance oily skin include: Lavender Bergamot Cypress Nutmeg Orange* Lemongrass Helichrysum Melaleuca Chamomile Frankincense Clary sage Essential Oils for Acne • • • • • • • • • Melaleuca Eucalyptus Clary sage Lavender Geranium Chamomile Rosewood Cypress Lemongrass *Lemongrass will help balance pH, decongest the lymphatics and stimulate circulation SKIN CARE • Wrinkles – Frankincense, sandalwood, lavender, Helichrysum, patchouli, cypress, geranium • Bruises – Helichrysum, lavender, rosewood • Scars – Helichrysum, lavender, hyssop, – cypress, frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood • Stretch Marks – Lavender, frankincense, geranium, myrrh, Gentle Baby SKIN CARE Rejuvenate and Heal: Rosewood Prevent and Retard Wrinkles: Lavender, Spikenard, Myrrh Regenerate: Geranium, Helichrysum, Spikenard Restore Skin Elasticity: Rosewood, Lavender, or Ylang Ylang with Lavender Moles: 1-2 drops Oregano (NEAT) A-R-T Prevent Repair Reverse Rejuvenate Rebuild Restore Nourish All Purpose Scrub/Mask 1 tsp. Blue Cornmeal in a little warm water 1 drop Young Living Lavender essential oil 1 drop Young Living Ylang Ylang essential oil Mix all ingredients together and apply to face in gentle circular motions. Rinse well, pat dry. Strawberry or Raspberry Body Rub 3-4 drops Lemon, Lavender or Rosewood 1 cup fine sea salt 3 ripe strawberries or raspberries 1 tbsp. apricot or almond oil Pour salt into a bowl, add the essential oil and strawberries or raspberries and mash together. Rub a small handful of the salt mixture over your body in brisk yet gentle circular motions - spending extra time on knees, elbows and heels. Rinse off. No moisturizer needed. Note: can be stored in refrigerator in a covered container for up to two weeks ready to use. Almond Scrub 1 tsp. finely ground almond 1 tsp. almond oil 1 drop Young Living Lemon essential oil Mix all ingredients together in your palm pat over face Leave on for 30 minutes Rinse well Do 2 times a week OR YOUNG LIVING SATIN FACIAL SCRUB SKIN CARE Boswellia Wrinkle Cream MSM-supports collagen Improve firmness and minimize fine lines Goat Milk (>50 nutrients) Geranium, Myrrh, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, Frankincense Wolfberry Oil Wolfberry Eye Cream Ease puffiness and dark circles, skin tightening Nourishing & hydrating NingXia Seed Oil – rich in Linoleic acids & Vitamin E Lavender, Roman chamomile, Geranium, Rosewood, Frankincense SKIN CARE Sandalwood Moisture Cream Wolfberry seed oil Goat cream MSM Rosewood Lavender Rosemary Sandalwood Myrrh Lavender Collection SKIN CARE BODY BARS SKIN CARE ClaraDerm Skin irritation, itching Sun Burn BATH & SHOWER SHAMPOO & GELS ROSE OINTMENT Protects & Nourishes Mink Oil Lecithin Lanolin Sesame Seed Oil Rosewood Patchouli Melaleuca Alternifolia Palmarosa Myrrh Rose *Ideal for dry, cracked skin *Locks in EO ROSE OINTMENT RECIPES Nail Strength, Growth & Cuticle • 4 Myrrh • 2 Lemon • 2 Frankincense • 2 Citrus Fresh • Cold Sores & Fever Blisters • 2 Melissa • 1 Ravensara • 1 Thyme • 2 Sandalwood • 2 Lavender • 2 Melrose ROSE OINTMENT RECIPES Athletes Foot • 2 Abundance • 1 Thieves • 2 Melrose • • • • • • Wrinkles # 1 2 Myrrh 2 Sandalwood 2 Patchouli 2 Rose 2 Spikenard ROSE OINTMENT RECIPES Eczema and Itching • 2 Lavender • 1 German Chamomile • 1 Cistus • 3 Rosewood • 2 Geranium • 1 JuvaCleanse (may use Helichrysum) • JuvaCleanse has high amounts of • Helichrysum and carrot, • both great for the skin) Breast Health, lymphatic cleanse • 5 Idaho Balsam Fir • 5 Ledum • 5 Australian Blue • 5 Eucalyptus Radiata (Digital Imaging Thermography on the breast was used to verify the effectiveness of this recipe) BLENDS FOR YOU WRINKLES 2 Patchouli 3 Lavender 4 Geranium 6 Rosewood 1 OZ. V6 BLENDS FOR YOU COMBAT PREMATURE AGING OF SKIN 6 Rosewood 4 Geranium 3 Lavender 2 Frankincense 1 OZ. V6 BLENDS FOR YOU CHAPPED, DRY OR CRACKED SKIN 4 Rosewood 4 Patchouli 4 Geranium 1 OZ. V6 SAGGING SKIN 8 Sage 8 Pine 8 Lemongrass 1 OZ V6 Apply 2X daily TOO CUTE! NOW YOU KNOW… Make some today!