WAYS TO CLEANSE AND ENERGIZE  WITH  LEMON OIL


WAYS TO CLEANSE AND ENERGIZE WITH LEMON OIL

August 09, 2017    
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IN ESSENCE...

  • When diffused, Lemon Essential Oil enhances concentration and energy, eliminates toxins in the air and has a calming effect on anxiety.

  • When used as a household cleaner, Lemon Essential Oil acts as a natural disinfectant for surfaces that also eliminates mold and achieves a streak-free shine.

  • In a massage, Lemon Essential Oil relieves fatigue and flu symptoms, boosts energy and metabolism, and reduces the appearance of cellulite.

  • In a bath, Lemon Essential Oil enhances the mood and generally tones the body.

  • In cosmetics, Lemon Essential Oil tightens and tones skin, reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair, and leaves the complexion looking vibrant, healthy, and smooth.
 
 

A RE-CAP OF LEMON OIL

Lemon Essential Oil is reputed to have powerful anti-microbial activity. It can also boost energy and metabolism, uplift the mood, enhance skin quality, and disinfect surfaces. It can be used in numerous body care products ranging from skin and hair care to emotional care through aromatherapy. This article highlights what can be achieved with natural homemade recipes that use the advantages of Lemon Essential Oil.

 

CAUTIONS

  • Lemon Essential Oil is photosensitive and is not to be applied to skin that will be exposed to sunlight within 12 hours.
  • It is highly recommended that glass bottles be used for all the recipes in this article, as citrus oils break down plastic bottles.
 
 

USING LEMON OIL IN A DIFFUSER OR ROOM SPRAY (ELIMINATE GERMS AND REFRESH)

Used in aromatherapy, Lemon Essential Oil can reduce fever and flu while relieving throat infections and coughing. By clearing the nasal passages, it promotes easier breathing for those with respiratory issues or infections. This rejuvenating, clean-smelling essential oil is commonly used to enhance concentration and energy.

When diffused indoors, Lemon Essential Oil eliminates toxins in the air and can be used as a non-toxic cleaner and air freshener throughout the home for a mood-elevating, cooling, and revitalizing effect. It also has a calming effect that can subdue negative moods such as anxiety.

 
  1. LEMON OIL BLEND FOR A FRESHENING ROOM SPRAY

Use this blend to freshen a stuffy room and to add a burst of energy and focus while studying.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 40 drops
Lime Essential Oil 40 drops
Petitgrain Essential Oil 20 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 20 drops
Pure Water 120 ml (4 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all the essential oils to a 120 ml (4 fl. oz.) glass spray bottle.
  2. Gently swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with the water, tightly cap the bottle, and shake well.
  4. Spray into the air to freshen the room.
 
  1. LEMON OIL BLEND FOR A DISINFECTING ROOM SPRAY

Use this blend to eliminate airborne bacteria and unpleasant odors.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops
Sage Essential Oil 5 drops
Cajeput Essential Oil 5 drops
Distilled Water 60 ml (2 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all the essential oils inside a 60 ml (2 fl. oz.) glass spray bottle.
  2. Gently swirl the mixture together to blend everything thoroughly.
  3. Fill the rest of the bottle with water, tightly cap the bottle, and shake well.
  4. Spray into the air to eliminate and prevent germs.
 
  1. LEMON DIFFUSER BLEND FOR COUGH, COLD, AND SORE THROAT

Use this blend to soothe the throat and nasal passages and to reduce other cold symptoms.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 2 drops
Peppermint Essential Oil 2 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 2 drops
Clove Essential Oil 2 drops
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In order to achieve a thorough mix of oils before adding them to a diffuser, add all the oils to a small glass bottle or vial.
  2. Roll the bottle between the hands to blend oils.
  3. Based on the manufacturer’s instructions, add the appropriate number of drops to an electric diffuser.
  4. To make a massage blend, simply mix all the essential oils with 4 tsp. of a carrier oil of personal preference.
 
  1. LEMON OIL SURFACE CLEANER BLEND FOR ALL PURPOSES

Use this blend to disinfect and refresh various surfaces.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 10 - 20 drops
Liquid Soap 105N 2 Tbsp
Water 2 ½ cups (590 ml / 20 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix all ingredients together inside a 613 ml (20 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  3. Spray onto any surface to disinfect then wipe down with a soft cloth.
  4. Enjoy the fresh, clean scent of Lemon while guarding your environment against harmful bacteria.
 
 

USING LEMON OIL IN A MASSAGE (REDUCE CELLULITE AND STRESS)

Used in a massage, Lemon Essential Oil boosts circulation, metabolism, and digestive function. It relieves constipation and reduces blood pressure as well as cellulite. It can inhibit or soothe inflammation such as headaches and can ease the discomfort associated with arthritis.

 
  1. LEMON OIL MASSAGE BLEND TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF CELLULITE

Use this blend to stimulate circulation and smooth the appearance of unsightly dimpled skin.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 20 drops
Safflower Carrier Oil ½ cup (120 ml / 4 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the oils together inside a 120 ml / 4 fl. oz. dark glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake well to thoroughly blend the oils.
  3. Massage the blend into the affected areas before sleeping.
 

TIP

To prevent the massage blend from staining bed sheets, cover them with an old cloth or a towel.

 
  1. LEMON BODY OIL BLEND FOR STRESS RELIEF

Use this blend to invoke a sense of calm and relaxation.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 40 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 40 drops
Vitamin E Liquid 3 drops
Carrier Oil (Sweet Almond, Grapeseed, or Fractionated Coconut Oil Suggested) 236 ml (8 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add the essential oils to a 236 ml (8 fl. oz.) dark glass dropper bottle.
  2. Add the carrier oil to this blend.
  3. Cap the bottle and shake it to thoroughly blend all the ingredients.
  4. To use, add 3 droppers full of the blend into a warm running bath.
  5. Soak in the bath for as long as desired.
  6. Alternatively, 3 droppers full of this body oil can be applied to the body in the shower as a relaxing shower moisturizer.
  7. Store this blend in a cool, dry place away from sunlight.
 
 

USING LEMON OIL IN A BATH (DETOXIFY, REFRESH, AND CALM)

Diluted with a carrier oil and used in a bath, Lemon Essential Oil acts as a detoxifying agent that nourishes, cleanses, and exfoliates skin while clearing up skin issues such as oiliness and acne. Its anti-bacterial properties can also sanitize wounds. Its astringent property rejuvenates dull complexions, making Lemon Oil effective for restoring the luster on tired or sagging skin. Lemon Essential Oil’s high vitamin content boosts immunity by stimulating the body’s ability to combat harmful bacteria.

 
  1. LEMON BATH BLEND TO ENERGIZE AND REFRESH

Use this blend for a burst of refreshing energy and a feeling of revitalization.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 3 drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 3 drops
Lime Essential Oil 2 drops
Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the oils in a 14 ml (0.50 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it to thoroughly blend together all the oils.
  3. Pour 1 Tbsp of the blend into warm bath water.
 
  1. LEMON OIL BATH BLEND TO CALM

Use this blend to calm the senses and to soothe feelings of being overwhelmed.

Ingredient

 

Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Geranium Essential Oil 5 drops
Carrier Oil 5 ml (1 tsp)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Combine all the oils in a 5 ml dark glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it vigorously to thoroughly blend all the oils.
  3. Pour the blend into warm bath water.
  4. Store the unused blend in a cool, dark place outside of the humid bathroom.
 
  1. LEMON OIL BATH SALT BLEND TO DETOXIFY

Use this blend to eliminate bodily toxins.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 10 drops
Grapefruit Essential Oil 10 drops
Basil Essential Oil 8 drops
Juniper Essential Oil 6 drops
Oregano Essential Oil 6 drops
Epsom Salt 1 cup
Baking Soda ¼ cup
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pour Epsom Salt into a clean mixing bowl.
  2. Add Baking Soda to the salt. Mix well.
  3. Add the essential oils. Mix well.
  4. Spoon the final product into clean jars (such as canning or jam jars).
  5. When adding the salts to a warm bath, ensure complete dissolution in water to avoid slipping.
  6. Depending on the size of the bathtub, use between ¼ to ½ cup of this salt blend per bath.
  7. Relax and enjoy the relief from sore muscles and inflammation.
  8. To reduce the appearance of cellulite with this bath salt blend, simply massage the affected areas while soaking in the tub.
 
 

USING LEMON OIL IN COSMETICS (REDUCE BLEMISHES AND ENHANCE HAIR GROWTH)

Used in cosmetics, Lemon Essential Oil is known to provide skin with many benefits such as a complexion that looks vibrant and feels healthy and smooth. It can reduce the appearance of cellulite, and act as a tightening and toning astringent that reduces the amount of oil production in skin and hair.

 
  1. LEMON TONIC FOR OILY HAIR

Use this blend to balance the scalp’s oil production and to remove the look and feel of greasy hair.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 40 drops
Witch Hazel ½ cup
Water ½ cup
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a squeeze bottle, add all the ingredients.
  2. Cap the bottle and swirl it around to thoroughly blend together all ingredients.
  3. In the shower, wash oily hair as usual.
  4. After showering and while hair is still damp, apply the tonic by making a parting in the hair and rubbing the solution into the scalp with a cotton ball.
  5. Continue to make partings in the hair, and repeat the process until the entire scalp is covered in the tonic.
  6. Allow hair to air dry.
 
  1. LEMON AND LAVENDER LIP BALM TO RELIEVE AND PREVENT COLD SORES

Use this blend to soothe the discomfort of cold sores while actively preventing future sores from forming.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 7 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 7 drops
Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil 4 Tbsp
Beeswax 3 Tbsp
Vitamin E Liquid 2 drops
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small pot over medium low heat, stir together the Beeswax, Coconut Carrier Oil, and the Vitamin E liquid using a spoon or a long stick such as a chopstick.
  2. Once the oils have melted and blended together thoroughly, remove the pot from the heat and add in all the essential oils.
  3. Thoroughly whisk this blend.
  4. Before the blend hardens in the pot, quickly pour the blend into 2 or 3 metal lip balm tins.
  5. When the salve is cool to the touch, apply it to lips and cold sores.
 
  1. LEMON-HONEY FACIAL BLEND FOR ACNE AND LIGHTENING SCARS

Use this blend to soothe skin irritated by acne and to lighten dark spots and scars.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 30 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 30 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 20 drops
Unsweetened Plain Yogurt 2 tsp
Raw Honey 3 tsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. First, add the essential oils to a 4 ml (0.15 fl. oz.) dark glass bottle to create an essential oil blend.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake it well to thoroughly blend together all the oils.
  3. In a bowl, add the yogurt and the honey, and thoroughly combine the mixture with a spoon.
  4. Stir in 5 drops of the essential oil blend.
  5. Using the fingers, scoop a generous amount of the facial blend and massage it onto the entire face, focusing especially on areas with blemishes and dark spots.
  6. Leave this facial mask on for 15 minutes before rinsing it off with warm water.
 
  1. LEMON OIL SERUM BLEND TO EVEN OUT THE SKIN TONE

Use this blend to lighten scars and even out hyperpigmentation.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 8 drops
Sandalwood Essential Oil 4 drops
Sweet Almond Oil (Raw, Unrefined Almond Oil) 30 ml (1 fl. oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 30 ml (1 fl. oz.) dark glass dropper bottle, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Cap the bottle and gently shake it or roll it between the palms to thoroughly blend together all the oils.
  3. To use: First, cleanse the skin. While skin is still damp, apply 4-5 drops of the serum to the affected areas and massage it into the skin to ensure absorption.
 
  1. LEMON AND OLIVE OIL HAIR TREATMENT BLEND FOR HAIR GROWTH

Use this blend to hydrate and condition hair of all types.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 5 drops
Geranium Essential Oil 5 drops
Extra Virgin Olive Carrier Oil 6 Tbsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small pot on the stove, heat the Olive Oil over low heat only until it is warm.
  2. When the Olive Oil has warmed up, remove it from the heat.
  3. Using a spoon, stir in the essential oils to thoroughly combine the mixture.
  4. To use, apply the oil to damp hair, combing it through from root to tip to ensure thorough coverage.
  5. Wrap the hair in a warm, damp towel for 1 hour.
  6. Shampoo the hair as usual, repeating the process for a second time, if the oil remains in the hair.
  7. To condition the hair, Apple Cider Vinegar is recommended.
  8. Allow hair to air dry.
 
  1. LEMON OIL EXFOLIATING SUGAR SCRUB FOR HEALTHY, REJUVENATED SKIN

Use this blend to remove dead skin cells and to promote the look of skin that is healthy and radiant.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 15 drops
Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil (or Almond Oil, Jojoba Oil, Grapeseed Oil suggested) ¼ cup
White Sugar 1 cup
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, warm the Coconut Oil for 30 seconds until melted.
  2. Add the sugar and the Lemon Essential Oil to the bowl.
  3. Using a spoon, mix the blend thoroughly until all ingredients are combined.
  4. To use: With the fingers, scoop a generous amount of the scrub (1 palmful) into the hands and massage the scrub onto wet skin in the shower, using a circular motion.
  5. Store the scrub in a 300 g (10 oz.) mason jar.
  6. This scrub can be used to exfoliate once or twice a week for smooth, glowing skin.
 
  1. LEMON OIL BODY BUTTER BLEND TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF VARICOSE VEINS

Use this blend to boost circulation and reduce the appearance of enlarged, bumpy veins.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 7-10 drops
Orange Essential Oil 7-10 drops
Rosemary Essential Oil 7-10 drops
Basil Essential Oil 7-10 drops
Extra Virgin Olive Carrier Oil ¼ cup
Shea Butter 1 cup
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl (of a stand/hand mixer), combine the Shea Butter, Olive Oil, and essential oils.
  2. Whip the mixture for 3 minutes until it is light and fluffy like a soft butter.
  3. Scoop the body butter into an air-tight glass container.
  4. For a firmer body butter, store the glass container in the refrigerator until ready to use.
 
  1. LEMON OIL DEODORANT BLEND

Use this blend to neutralize underarm body odors caused by bacteria in perspiration.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 15 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 15 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 10 drops
Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
Cornstarch 2 Tbsp
Shea Butter 60 g (2 oz.)
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a double boiler over medium heat, melt together the Shea Butter and the Coconut Oil.
  2. Once they have melted together, remove the double boiler from the heat and add the Cornstarch and the essential oils.
  3. Pour the blend into a 120 g (4 oz.) glass jar.
  4. To use: With the fingers, scoop a quarter size amount into the hands and massage it into the underarms.
 
  1. LEMON AND COCONUT OIL FACE MASK BLEND TO BRIGHTEN SKIN

Use this blend to brighten the complexion.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 2-3 drops
Raw Honey 2 tsp
Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a small mixing bowl, thoroughly combine all the ingredients.
  2. To use: Cleanse the face, pat dry, and apply a thick coat of the mixture.
  3. Leave the mask on for 10 minutes.
  4. Rinse the mask off with cool water.
  5. Pat dry with a soft towel.
 
  1. LEMON OIL BLEND TO RELIEVE AND IMPROVE THE LOOK OF WARTS

Use this blend to effectively eliminate the bacteria that causes warts.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 14 drops
Thyme Essential Oil 7 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 6 drops
Bergamot Essential Oil 4 drops
Cypress Essential Oil 4 drops
Jojoba Carrier Oil 1 Tbsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Add all ingredients to a dark glass bottle.
  2. Cap the bottle and shake vigorously to thoroughly blend all ingredients.
  3. Using a cotton ball, apply 1 drop of this blend to the affected area.
 
  1. LEMON AND OLIVE OIL FOAMING FACE WASH BLEND FOR ACNE

Use this blend to soothe dry, irritated, inflamed, and acne-prone skin.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 10 drops
Lavender Essential Oil 10 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil 5 drops
Frankincense Essential Oil 5 drops
Extra Virgin Olive Carrier Oil 1 tsp
Distilled Water 2/3 cup
Liquid Soap 105N 1/3 cup
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a 230 ml (8 oz.) foamer bottle, combine all ingredients.
  2. Screw on the bottle lid, shake the bottle gently to blend all the ingredients.
  3. To use: Wash face as usual with this foaming face wash and enjoy soothing relief from irritation caused by acne.
 
  1. LEMON AND OLIVE OIL FACE MASK BLEND TO REJUVENATE AND CLEAR SKIN

Use this blend to enhance circulation in the face for a clear, rejuvenated complexion.

Ingredient Amount
Lemon Essential Oil 22 – 24 drops
Olive Carrier Oil ½ Tbsp
Rhassoul Clay 2-3 Tbsp
 

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredients.
  2. Using a spoon, thoroughly mix all the ingredients together until a smooth paste is formed. Ensure that the paste does not have any chunks.
  3. To use: Cleanse the face, pat dry, and apply a thick coat of the paste.
  4. Leave the mask on for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Rinse the mask off with cool water.
  6. Pat dry with a soft towel.
 
 

A LIST OF ESSENTIAL OILS AND INGREDIENTS IN THIS RECIPE ARTICLE

 

Lime Essential Oil: This invigorating and refreshing oil is known to boost immunity by relieving stress, fatigue, and anxiety. Lime Essential Oil effectively relieves and soothes colds, sore throat, and chest congestion.

 

Petitgrain Essential Oil: The refreshing and energizing floral yet woody scent of this uplifting and sedative essential oil helps soothe negative feelings such as sadness, anxiety, stress, anger, and fear. Its fragrance also calms the feeling of palpitations and hypertension, thus making Petitgrain Oil beneficial for addressing insomnia.

 

Pure Water: This kind of water is the purest quality of water. Its quality is attained through processes such as distillation, reverse osmosis, and ion exchange – to name a few – and these processes remove any impurities. For water to achieve the “pure” classification, it must have less than 10 PPM.

 

Distilled Water: This type of water can also be classified as pure water, as it has approximately 1 PPM. Distilled water is so called, because it undergoes the process of distillation. This involves boiling the water, collecting the steam (pure H2O), and condensing it back into water droplets. It does not have any bacteria and has very few contaminants.

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil: This is a powerful, anti-septic immune system stimulant that is beneficial for eliminating bacteria, viruses, and fungi. It can treat wounds, provide soothing relief for aches, pains, and congestion, promote a sense of calm, and disinfect surfaces.

 

Sage Essential Oil: The anti-oxidant properties of this essential oil help slow the appearance of aging and its symptoms, such as wrinkles, sagging skin, and loose muscles. Sage Oil promotes the quick healing of wounds and cuts. It reduces skin inflammation as well as the appearance of marks, spots, and scars on the skin.

 

Cajeput Essential Oil: This decongestant oil is known to clear the respiratory passages. It effectively fights infections caused by bacteria and viruses, and its fresh scent can uplift the mood. The warming effect that Cajeput Essential Oil has on skin makes it beneficial for boosting circulation and facilitating the expulsion of bodily toxins by promoting perspiration.

 

Peppermint Essential Oil: This oil is popular for its cooling scent that improves focus and mental clarity, boosts energy, clears the respiratory tract, and releases muscle tightness. It is used to soothe and reduce aches and digestive problems. Its anti-microbial property protects the body against bacteria.

 

Frankincense Essential Oil: This oil has a grounding scent and promotes easy breathing. It induces feelings of tranquility, contentment, and relief from physical and mental fatigue, as well as depression and anxiety, which are common factors in sleeplessness. It is known to reduce heart rate and blood pressure and to allow the body to reach an ideal body temperature that is conducive to sleep.

 

Clove Essential Oil: This oil is reputed to soothe respiratory issues such as cough, cold, and sinus congestion. When inhaled, Clove Essential Oil also soothes sore throats. When applied topically, it relieves infections, cuts, and wounds.

 

Safflower Carrier Oil: This hydrating oil provides skin and hair with moisture without the heavy residue. Despite its thin consistency, this anti-inflammatory oil is beneficial for those who suffer from skin issues such as psoriasis and eczema. Safflower Carrier Oil maintains the cleanliness of skin and its anti-bacterial and detoxifying properties help prevent skin from breaking out.

 

Lavender Essential Oil: This calming oil is a popular choice for those looking to relieve both emotional and physical stress ranging from sadness to headaches. Its soothing scent diminishes feelings of restlessness, exhaustion, and irritability, thus improving sleep by promoting a sense of inner peace.

 

Vitamin E Liquid:This powerful antioxidant reduces inflammation, repairs hair damage, and promotes better circulation to boost healthier growth of skin and hair.

 

Carrier Oil:Carrier oils help to dilute essential oils before topical application, as the potency of essential oils can be harmful when used in high concentrations without dilution. Carrier oils also help essential oils remain on the skin longer without quickly evaporating, thus allowing them to continue imparting their benefits for longer.

 

Grapefruit Essential Oil:This oil is reputed to stimulate both physically and mentally, thus boosting immunity, energy levels, and concentration. Its antioxidant properties make Grapefruit Essential Oil beneficial for protecting the body against toxins and against the physical symptoms of aging.

 

Geranium Essential Oil: The sweet, floral scent of this uplifting oil offers relaxation to the body and mind. It is known to improve mental function and to boost the moods of those who suffer from anger, anxiety, and depression.

 

Basil Essential Oil: This antibacterial and anti-fungal oil is known to enhance the look and feel of hair and skin by eliminating excess oil and buildup while adding shine. It soothes itching, boosts circulation, and disinfects.

 

Juniper Essential Oil: This oil boosts circulation and promotes the faster healing of wounds while protecting them from becoming infected. By encouraging perspiration, Juniper Essential Oil cleanses the pores and the internal body systems of toxins, thereby preventing acne and other ailments associated with an accumulation of bodily toxins. Its stimulating scent combats depression, vertigo, and fatigue, while its toning properties have a tightening effect that leaves skin feeling firm and looking youthful. 

 

Oregano Essential Oil: This immune-boosting oil is known to improve respiration and to relieve pain associated with arthritis and injury. As well as stimulating the body, its scent invigorates the mind. Oregano Oil can enhance skin health and soothe skin discomforts such as itchiness, while slowing the look of aging and brightening the complexion.

 

Epsom Salt: These salts are known to facilitate the expulsion of toxins from the body, to relieve stress, to promote relaxation, to soothe inflammation, and to enhance the body’s nutrient absorption.

 

Baking Soda: This finely powdered salt is known to be an excellent exfoliant that can remove dead skin cells while also balancing the skin’s pH level, which helps maintain clear, even-toned skin. Baking Soda is able to absorb moisture and eliminate the bacteria that contribute to unpleasant body odors. It helps detoxify the body and soften the skin to make it smooth.

 

Witch Hazel: Although it is best known for its skin cleansing and toning abilities, the uplifting scent of this liquid is also known to boost moods.

 

Coconut Virgin Carrier Oil: This oil mixes well with other oils in a product and extends the product’s shelf life. It penetrates the skin quickly and adds moisture without clogging pores. Coconut Oil has antifungal and antibacterial properties, which help combat unpleasant odors. *When using Coconut Carrier Oil on skin, it is highly recommended that an organic, unrefined, cold pressed, extra virgin variety be used in order to prevent skin irritations; processed Coconut Oils contain ingredients and additives that can potentially cause allergic reactions.

 

Beeswax: When added to creams and butters, Beeswax acts as a thickening agent and makes them more spreadable on the skin. By exfoliating and helping skin retain moisture, Beeswax prevents it from drying out and promotes the appearance of rejuvenation. This wax naturally has the scent of honey and can calm and soothe negative emotions.

 

Unsweetened Plain Yogurt: This velvety exfoliant provides skin with moisture and thereby helps to diminish and prevent the appearance of wrinkles. It soothes acne and sunburns and evens the skin tone by reducing discoloration. By gently removing dead skin cells, it leaves skin looking radiant.

 

Raw Honey: This natural antibacterial agent contains antioxidants that help slow the appearance of aging by moisturizing skin and promoting radiance, thus enhancing the complexion. Due to its pore-cleansing and unclogging action, it is beneficial for both soothing and preventing acne. Using Raw Honey instead of processed Honey will yield the best results for skin.

 

Sandalwood Essential Oil: This oil is known to soothe skin irritations such as inflammation, wounds, or acne and can reduce the appearance of aging skin. Sandalwood Oil is used to improve mental clarity, memory, calmness, and libido. It is believed to fight bacteria that contribute to respiratory ailments.

 

Sweet Almond Oil (Raw, Unrefined Almond Oil): This nourishing and almost odorless skin-softening lubricant provides intense hydration that is suitable for all skin types. Almond Oil is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins and essential fatty acids that make skin look and feel revitalized.

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil: This unrefined variety of Olive Oil is the highest quality, as it is not altered with chemicals or heat, and thus retains more of the vitamins and minerals naturally present in olives. This strengthening oil introduces weight and moisture to hair, sealing it in. It repairs split ends and can smooth the look of frizz. By conditioning hair, treating dandruff, and removing the buildup that prevents the growth of new hair, it improves hair health and appearance.

 

White Sugar: This hydrating exfoliant gently brushes away dead skin cells to allow healthy, glowing skin to emerge. It facilitates cell regeneration, leaving skin looking and feeling younger and fresher.

 

Orange Essential Oil: This oil positively influences the body by providing a sense of upliftment, and peacefulness. Its ability to alleviate anxiety, anger, and depression makes it beneficial for relaxing muscles, which promotes restfulness, drowsiness, and thus increased sleep duration. Orange Essential Oil is known to prevent fungal infections and to inhibit the growth of further bacterial growth, which is useful for disinfecting wounds.

 

Rosemary Essential Oil: This pain-relieving oil stimulates blood circulation, which makes it a popular remedy for arthritis, muscle and joint pains, and headaches. It promotes faster healing for wounds by facilitating the process of coagulation.

 

Shea Butter: This nourishing butter is full of vitamins and fatty acids, making it an excellent moisturizer for skin. While repairing skin, it protects natural oils and boosts collagen.

 

Cornstarch: This odorless thickening and binding agent also acts as a softening agent. It can absorb moisture to prevent body odors from forming. The anti-inflammatory properties of Cornstarch make it soothing and relieving for rashes, burns, and itchiness.

 

Thyme Essential Oil: This oil is known to be one of the strongest antioxidants that supports the immune system. By eliminating infections, it treats colds and coughs, detoxifies the body, decongests the nose and chest, increases circulation, and supports the digestive system. Thyme Essential Oil is also beneficial for naturally balancing hormones, reducing anxiety, and relieving insomnia.

 

Bergamot Essential Oil: This energizing oil is known to boost circulation and to reduce nervous tension, stress, and anxiety, replacing negative mental states with feelings of joy, refreshment, and vigor. The relief of heavy emotional stressors may lead to reduced blood pressure, enhanced relaxation, and better regulation of the sleep hormones serotonin and dopamine, which may lead to better sleep.

 

Cypress Essential Oil: This oil promotes perspiration, which facilitates the expulsion of bodily toxins as well as excess salts and water. This benefits all body systems, especially the skin, as it prevents acne and reduces the build-up of toxicity. By stimulating circulation and eliminating excess fluids, Cypress Oil diminishes the bumpy appearance of cellulite as well as other unsightly skin conditions that are caused by fluid retention or poor circulation.

 

Jojoba Carrier Oil: This carrier oil is actually a liquid wax that resembles sebum, which is produced by human skin glands and which acts as a conditioning agent for skin. It is best known for its ability to prevent skin irritations and to balance skin’s oil production by removing excess oil. Jojoba Carrier Oil locks in skin’s moisture and protects it from harsh environmental elements.

 

Rhassoul Clay: This fine, purified powder comes from a naturally occurring clay found in North Africa. Rich in minerals and known to detoxify the skin while exfoliating, it can smooth and soften skin while balancing its natural oil production, thus leaving it looking radiant.

 

Liquid Soap 105N: This is a natural and organic soap base made from saponified organic oils of Coconut and Sunflower. This base will not dry out the skin and can be used as a shampoo, body cleanser, hand wash or even as a mild laundry detergent. It provides gentle cleansing action that is suitable for individuals with sensitive skin.

 
 



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