Favorite Home Spa Recipes and Tips
Using the high quality Young Living essential oils is certainly one of the most pampering activities you can do for yourself. Young Living has many fine products for your home spa routine, or if you enjoy making your own all-natural recipes there is no limit to what you can create at home.
Easy Hair Detangler Tip
This is an excellent and economical alternative to expensive and toxic detanglers for kids...
In an 8 oz. spray bottle, add 1/2 to 1 teaspoon Lavender-Mint Conditioner (#5192121), add hot water (to help dissolve conditioner). Spray as necessary.
Lavender-Rosemary Hot Oil Hair Treatment Recipe
1/2 c. organic sunflower oil
5 drops Young Living Rosemary essential oil (#3626)
10 drops Young Living Lavender essential oil (#3575)
Directions: Mix all ingredients well. Warm oil to a comfortable temperature and apply the mixture to damp hair. Cover hair in a plastic wrap and apply a hot towel for 20 minutes. Shampoo with Young Living shampoo, I'm loving the new Copaiba Vanilla shampoo (#5194121) and conditioner (#5195121)!
Aromatherapy Milk Bath
This is an alternative for your classic milk bath, use powdered milk for this rather than whole milk. Use about a half cup of powdered milk, 1/4 cup Sea Salt or Epsom Salt, and 2-4 drops of your favorite Young Living Essential Oil, such as: German Chamomile, Jasmine, Lavender, Rose, Peace & Calming, or Dragon Time for a wonderful relaxing scent.
Grapefruit Facial Mask
1 drop YL Grapefruit essential oil
1 teaspoon Sour Cream
1 egg white
This is for an oily to normal skin type. Beat egg white until it is fluffy, add sour cream and grapefruit juice and blend well. Apply to face for 15 minutes, then rinse with warm water.
Rosewood-Carrot Facial Mask
2-3 large carrots
2 drops YL Rosewood essential oil
4 1/2 TBSP honey
Cook carrots, then puree in a food processor, when at the consistency of baby food, add honey and Rosewood essential oil.
Apply gently to the skin (keep away from eyes), wait 10 minutes. Rinse off with cool water. Pat dry.
Frankincense-Melrose Yogurt Facial Mask
2 drops YL Frankincense
1 drop YL Melrose Essential Oil blend
2 Tablespoons Organic full fat Yogurt
Stir to mix all ingredients together, then dip fingers into mixture and smooth onto face (avoid eye area). Leave on for a five minutes, rinse, and pat dry.
Blue Cornmeal, Lavender and Ylang Ylang Facial Scrub
1 tsp. Blue Cornmeal
a little warm water
1 drop Lavender essential oil
1 drop Ylang Ylang essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and apply to face in gentle circular motions. Rinse well, pat dry.
Do 2 times a week.
For Dry Skin: add egg yolk to chickpea flour (softens skin) with a teaspoon of honey and 1 drop of Lavender essential oil. Spread over face and neck, wait 20 minutes, then rinse off.
To lift graying cells and enliven skin tone: add 1/2 tsp. apple cider vinegar, 1 pinch fine sea salt, 1 tsp. oat flakes, and 1 teaspoon finely ground almonds, with 1 drop of Young Living Basil essential oil (mixing the basil, salt and vinegar first).
Natural Extra Gentle Facial Scrub
First splash your face with warm unclorinated water.
Pour 2-3 tsp. of Baking Soda into the palm of your hand.
Add 1 drop of Lavender or Clary Sage essential oil. Add a little warm water to make a paste.
Scoop the scrub onto your fingers and massage all over your face in circular motions.
Rinse with warm water and pat dry.
This scrub can be used 2-3 times a week before bedtime. Use warm water, never hot. In the morning wash with warm water only. Avoid abrasive scrubs if skin is sensitive.
For Oily Skin: use 1 drop Yong Living's Juniper essential oil. This is an exfoliating scrub designed to gently eliminate dead skin cells.
For Normal Skin: use 1 drop Young Living's Peppermint essential oil.
Strawberry-Lavender Body Scrub
3-4 drops Lavender essential oil (lemon or rosewood is nice too)
1 cup fine sea salt
3 ripe strawberries
1 tbsp. V-6 Massage Oil, or 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. Use a very light and gentle application near any delicate areas.
Rinse off. No moisturizer needed.
Note: can be stored n refrigerator in a covered container for up to two weeks - ready to use.
3 Wise Men & Copaiba Oils
Rub a couple drops of both 3 Wise men and Copaiba essential oil on your face every night to help regenerate and smooth wrinkles (do not get in eyes).
Body Butter Recipe
This recipe contains ingredients that are good for dry skin. Easy and inexpensive to make, Body Bars are a convenient choice and make nice gifts. The Body Butter will soften when in contact with your body and smooth onto skin nicely.
2 oz. Cocoa Butter
2 oz. Beeswax pastilles
3 oz. Sweet almond oil
15-20 drops Young Living Essential Oil (see suggestions below)
Nice Singles: Sandalwood, Chamomile, Peppermint, Geranium, Lavender,Wintergreen.
Nice Blends:Gentle Baby, Abundance, PanAway, Peace & Calming, Melrose, Dragon Time.
Combine the cocoa butter and beeswax in a small glass or stainless steel sauce pan. Heat slowly on a medium-low temperature (you just want the Cocoa butter and Beeswax to melt).
Once the mixture is fully melted, stir in the sweet almond oil, mixing until completely combined.
Allow the mixture to cool for 1 to 2 minutes, then add essential oil. Stir until completely combined. Immediately pour the mixture into your desired packaging (lip balm tubes are recommended options). Another dispenser option is to save paper towel or toilet tissue cardboard tubes, you will have to tape a bottom on the empty rolls, but to use you will simply peel back some cardboard around the sides to reveal the balm.
These bars are great for personal use or as gifts.
Exotic Fragrance Body Powder Recipe
Warm, sweet, floral, and spicy all natural body powder recipe, much safer for your health than store bought body powders. As always, I only recommend using Young Living's essential oils because they are the finest in the world and promote well-being.
1/4 cup cornflour or rice flour
10 drops Frankincense essential oil
5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
3 drops Coriander essential oil
3 drops Sandalwood essential oil
1 drop Patchouli essential oil
Put the flour into a glass jar, then add the essential oils. Tighten the cap, shake well and allow to stand for 24 hours. Puff over your body using a powder puff.
A Recipe for Pretty Feet
Mix 2-3 tablespoons cornmeal and 2 tablespoon fresh mashed avocado or avocado oil in a small bowl till they form a mealy texture.
Place feet on a towel. Put one half of the mixture in the palm of your hand, rub both hands together, and apply to one foot,working the gritty and emollient meal into calluses and rough spots, and up and around the toes.
Repeat with other half of mixture on other foot. Rinse and dry feet thoroughly.
Repeat treatment once or twice a week.
Follow each treatment by applying a small amount of Young Living's Tender Tush Ointment - before you know it your feet will be soft and pretty again!
Abundance Aftershave Recipe
Young Living's essential oil blend Abundance makes a very nice aftershave fragrance for men. This simple recipe also does not contain any chemicals, perfect for the man who is looking to have a more natural lifestyle.
1 tablespoon witch hazel
4 drops Abundance essential oil
6 oz. of distilled water
Combine all ingredients in a 6 oz. bottle.
Frankincense and Boswellia Cream for Wrinkles
This is my most favorite way to prevent wrinkles...
Put 2 drops of Young Living Frankincense essential oil in the palm of your hand, then dip your finger into the essential oil and gently dab onto face (avoiding contact with eyes). After a minute, apply the Young Living Boswellia Wrinkle Cream onto face and neck area.
Note: the Boswellia Wrinkle Cream is very concentrated, you will only need a tiny amount.