I would venture to say that the majority of us don’t take enough time to pamper ourselves. Maybe on special occasions, or as a gift from someone else but definitely not often enough. This post is here to change that! Read on to find out some easy DIY ways to pamper yourself using essential oils.
If you have read any of my posts, or follow my social media at all, you know that we love epsom salt essential oil baths around this house. It’s probably a little excessive, but I am not sorry. It makes us feel better! Just mix up to 15 drops of EO in with about a cup of epsom salts and dump it in the tub before you get in.
Had a bad day? Take a bath with Release, Joy, Lavender or a combination of all
Feeling sick? Take a bath with Thieves, Frankincense and Copaiba
Just back from the gym? Bathtime with Panaway, Copaiba and Peppermint for recovery of your sore muscles
You get the drift. (See our post Therapeutic Baths for more recipes)
But what other ways are there to pamper yourself using essential oils?
Face masks aren’t just for teenage sleepovers. They are rejuvenating and great for your skin. Take a look at two of my favorite recipes for DIY face masks.
Feeling a bit dry or have you been exposed to the elements and need a little TLC? Try out this recipe:
◊ 1 tablespoon honey
◊ 1 tablespoon lemon juice
◊ 1 tablespoon ground nutmeg
◊ 1 tablespoon powdered cinnamon
◊ 2 drops Nutmeg essential oil
◊ 2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
Combine all ingredients in a medium-sized bowl to form a thick paste. The paste should have a consistency that sticks to your skin. Add lemon juice or other ingredients as necessary to reach your desired thickness. Apply the paste to your entire face or to affected areas. After 20 minutes, rinse off the mask and pat dry.
A little too oily and need to dial back the shine? Try this one out:
◊ 5 tablespoons organic aloe vera gel
◊ 20 drops Lavender essential oil
◊ 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
◊ 1–2 drops Cinnamon Bark essential oil
In a bowl, combine aloe vera with Lavender, Tea Tree, and Cinnamon Bark essential oils. Once the mixture is blended, apply it to your face. Apply moisturizer if desired. Store any leftovers in an airtight glass container for 15–20 days.
Sugar scrubs are great to smooth out rough dry skin. I love this for my winter dry hands and especially for my callused feet. Luckily it is super simple to make!
◊ ¼ cup + 2 TBS V-6 Vegetable Complex
◊ 5 drops Bergamot essential oil
◊ 3 drops Lavender essential oil
◊ 2 drops Sacred Sandalwood essential oil
◊ 2 drops Wintergreen essential oil
◊ ¾ cup raw sugar
In a small bowl, mix V-6 oil with essential oils. Add mixture to raw sugar in a larger bowl and combine thoroughly. Store in an airtight jar.
Grab a partner and have a good ‘ol fashion two person massage “train” AKA take turns!
Relaxation Evening DIY Massage oil
◊ 10 drops Peace and Calming essential oil
◊10 drops Lavender essential oil
◊ 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
◊ 4 oz fractionated coconut oil
Add essential oils to a 4oz pump or squeeze bottle and fill the remainder with the fractionated coconut oil. Use as much as desired. This combo will really help set the mood for a good nights rest.
Sexy Time Massage Oil (I mean… I HAD to)
◊ 10 drops Sensation essential oil
◊ 10 drops Orange essential oil
◊ 10 drops Cypress essential oil
◊ 4 oz fractionated coconut oil
Add essential oils to a 4oz pump or squeeze bottle and fill the remainder with the fractionated coconut oil. Use as much as desired. This massage blend is all about getting that libido going, enjoy!
Don’t Make me DIY!
Don’t want to spend any time DIYing and would rather have the products ready to go whenever you need them? Thankfully, Young Living has thought of everything. They have product lines that cover all your pampering needs.
Bath / Shower:
Lavender & Stress Away Bath Bombs, Citrus Fresh and Easy Breeze Shower Steamers
ART Skincare System (Cleanser, Moisturizer & Tone
ART Renewal Serum, Sheerlume, Beauty Masque, Creme Masque & Lavamint Softening Foot Scrub
Mint Satin Facial Scrub, Wolfberry Eye Cream, Sandalwood Moisture Cream, Boswella Wrinkle Cream
Mirah Luminous Cleansing Oil, Acne Treatment, Orange Blossom Moisturizer, Orange Blossom Facial Wash, Essential Beauty Serum
Relaxation, Sensation, Cel-Lite Magic, Ortho Sport, Ortho Ease & Dragon Time
*There are many other products that I am sure we will get into on the blog, including; an entire Men’s Care Line, Dental Care Line, Makeup Line, Soaps, Bath Gels, Shampoos, Conditioners, Deodorants, Sports Gels, Insect Repellents, Skin Soothing Sprays, Pain Relief Sprays….. and more.
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Enjoy your pamper session, whether it’s DIY or pre-made goodness. It’s all the same in the end… a good relaxing time spent unwinding with self love. You deserve it!