I thought it would be fun to add a list of recipes that feature essential oils. It is so fun to replace our nasty toxin filled beauty products with all natural ones. These recipes and more can be found on living it out.
Lemon Sugar Scrub
2 Cups of Sugar
1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil or Organic Coconut Oil
2 Tbsp Lemon Juice
20 drops Young Living Lemon Essential Oil
With a mixer, mix the sugar and oil together. Add the lemon juice and Lemon Essential Oil. Mix well. Store in glass jar with a lid.
DIY Detox Deodorant
2 cups organic coconut oil
10 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil
10 drops Young Living MelaleucaAlternifolia or MelaleucaQuinquinervia oil
10 drops any other Young Living oil (I use En-R-Gee)
1 ½ Tbsp aluminum free baking soda OR Arrowroot powder
In a food processer or blender, whip the coconut oil for 1-3 minutes until soft and whipped. Add in the drops of Young Living Essential Oils and baking soda. Blend for another minute. Store in a cool, dry place in a glass jar with a lid.
Moisturizing Body Butter
1 cup organic coconut oil
3 Tbsp Pure Shea Butter
2 Tbsp Cocoa Butter with Jojoba Oil
20 drops Young Living Essential Oil(Lavender, Joy, Peppermint, or another oil that supports skin health)
In a food processor, add all your ingredients except the essential oil. Whip until smooth. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides a few times and keep whipping! It will continue getting smoother and creamier as air whips into it. When it is whipped to the desired consistency, add your 20 drops of essential oils and whip again to combine.
Brightening Facial Moisturizer
1 cup organic coconut oil
20 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential oil (could also add Lavender, Myrrh, Elemi)
Whip coconut oil in a blender about 2 minutes, then add essential oils and whip another minute. Store in a glass mason jar in a cool, dry place. If you don’t like coconut oil for your facial moisturizer, you can also add Frankincense oil to Grapeseed, Avocado, Jojoba, Rosehip, or Olive Oil and store in a glass dropper bottle or soap dispenser.
4 oz witch hazel
4 oz purified water
12 drops each of Young Living Purification, Thieves, Peppermint oils.
Add witch hazel and water to an 8oz spray bottle. Add drops of Young Living Essential oils. Shake well and spray on legs and arms to repel insects.
1 cup melted coconut oil
85 drops (1 entire 5ml bottle) of Young Living Carrot Seed essential oil
20 drops Young Living Lavender or Myrrh essential oil
Combine essential oils into the melted coconut oil. Store in an old, cleaned out sunscreen or lotion bottle, or in a mason jar. Remember – coconut oil melts at 76 degrees, so this sunscreen might be mostly liquid if you spend the day at the beach! Reapply every hour or as needed.
Relaxing Detox Bath Soak
1 cup plain Epsom Salt
2-4 Tbsp pure baking soda
5-7 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil (Stress Away, Lavender, Aroma Siez, Joy, Peace & Calming, etc.)
Add Epsom salts and baking soda to a small bowl or measuring cup. Add drops of Essential Oils to the Epsom salts. Pour the salt mixture into an empty bathtub, then add warm-hot water. Soak for up to 30 minutes. Drink lots of water before, during, and after soak. Please use caution if on blood pressure medications.
BONUS – Lavender Mascara Trick!
One thing we all LOVE to do is to add just 1 drop of Young Living Lavender essential oil to a NEW, never-opened or used tube of your favorite mascara! Lavender helps to stimulate hair growth and is also a natural anti-histamine, so it can help with itchy allergy eyes!