Two skin care mixes for men
Men in our team love the essential oils too! There are many ways men can incorporate essential oils in their daily grooming and health care routines. Here are two great DIY essential oil recipes for men. Perfect for the man on the go. Read how you can join Young Living as a member and purchase the essential oils on wholesale prices.
DIY Aftershave/Oil for Dry Skin
This oil mix is great for dry skin to repair the skin, or used instead of aftershave.
8-10 Drops Frankincense Essential Oil
8-10 Drops Bergamot Essential Oil
4 ml Jojoba Oil
You will need: an empty 5ml oil bottle.
Add first 8-10 drops of each Frankincense and Bergamot into an empty 5ml essential oil bottle. Then fill up with Jojoba oil. Use daily, after shaving or instead of moisturizing lotion. This mix is great especially on the mornings for the oil's uplifting properties.
Tip: you can reuse an empty bottle of Frankincense or Bergamot or other empty essential oils bottle that will mix well with these two oils.
Frankincense (Boswellia carteri) has a sweet, warm, balsamic aroma that is stimulating and elevating to the mind. Useful for visualizing, improving one's spiritual connection, and centering, it has comforting properties that help focus the mind and overcome stress and despair. Frankincense is considered the holy anointing oil in the Middle East, where it has been used in religious ceremonies for thousands of years. More recently, it has been used in European and American hospitals and is the subject of substantial research. Frankincense is also a valuable ingredient in skin care products for aging and dry skin. The ancient Egyptians used it in rejuvenation face masks.
Bergamot (Citrus bergamia) has the fresh, sweet, citrus scent that is familiar to many as the flavoring in Earl Grey Tea. Uplifting and relaxing, it is good for building confidence and enhancing your mood. It has a long history of use for oily and troubled skin.
DIY Black Pepper & Cinnamon Scrub
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Men’s body scrub recipe modified from The W Seminyak Bali luxury spa AWAY’s recipe.
3 tablespoons of sea salt or Epsom salt for a body scrub OR 3 tablespoons of sugar for facial scrub
1-2 Drops Cinnamon Essential Oil
1-2 Drops Black Pepper Essential Oil
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil like Almond or Avocado Oil
Mix in a small bowl and create a paste. Apply to skin in a circular massaging movement. Afterwords, rinse off with hot water for cleansed, refreshed skin.
Black pepper (Piper nigrum) has a pungent, crisp aroma that is comforting and energizing. It is supportive of the digestive system and is useful topically for soothing muscle discomfort following exercise.
The warm, spicy aroma of Cinnamon has been sought throughout the ages both as a valuable commodity and for its ability to improve wellness. Young Living Therapeutic Grade™ cinnamon bark is meticulously tested to ensure that no dilution from similar-smelling oils has occurred. Cinnamon is thought to promote healthy cardiovascular and immune function. You can also use it to enhance your cooking, or dilute and massage into chakras to create a soothing, relaxing sensation.
Note: sea salt has exfoliating, cleaning, and moisturizing properties and it is best to be used in an energizing body scrub. However, salt can be too harsh on sensitive skin, and I recommend using sugar for facial scrubs instead.
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