For centuries, people have used essential oils for skin and hair due to their soothing, purifying, and calming characteristics. While topical application is a simple way to enjoy the skin and hair benefits of essential oils, there are far more creative uses for oils when it comes to the skin and hair.
Grab your gal pals and try out a few of our favorite DIYs for a relaxing girls night.
Lip stains make for a perfect DIY project—they are simple and completely customizable. If you can never find your perfect color, or want to try something new, lip stain is the way to go. Lip stains are great because unlike lipstick or lip-gloss, your color will not wipe off easily with food or drinks.
The essential oils also provide a pleasant aromatic experience. Depending on what you choose, you can enjoy the aromatic benefits of Lemon, Lavender, Peppermint, or Grapefruit oils as you make your own lip stain exactly the way you want.
Orange Creamsicle Lip Balm
Making your own lip balm is easy and inexpensive. Lip balm is a common must-have, but it can contain chemicals, artificial fragrances, and other things you might not be comfortable with using. Making your own is a perfect way to ensure you know exactly what you are putting on your lips.
Using beeswax, coconut oil, and Wild Orange oil, this lip balm will quickly become your go-to. Try using this lip balm before a natural lip stain for flawlessly soft and colored lips.
Using essential oils aromatically is one of the best ways to experience them. Aside from just smelling nice, an oil’s aroma has added benefits of uplifting your mood, easing your mind, and providing a variety of solutions to everyday issues. One way to take advantage of these benefits is by wearing essential oils as a natural perfume.
This DIY perfume combines the warm floral scents of Whisper® Blend for women, Ylang Ylang, and Lemon oil for a distinctive and light blend. Try adding a few of your favorite scented oils for your own unique blend.
Cleaning your makeup brushes is something we all know we should do more often. With the alarming amount of makeup and dead skin that build up on our brushes, they should washed a least twice a month if not more. Leaving brushes dirty can irritate skin and cause breakouts.
This all-natural cleanser is just what your makeup brushes need. Using coconut oil, Melaleuca (Tea Tree), and Grapefruit oil you can rest assured you are using only natural products to clean your brushes.
Instead of shelling out big bucks for fancy deep conditioners, try using essential oils for hair with this easy Natural Deep Conditioner DIY. When dealing with damaged, dry hair, you can get a little extra help with some of the best hair oils like Lavender, Peppermint, Rosemary, Clary Sage, and Geranium oil to rejuvenate and repair your lackluster locks.
It is always a good idea to look after your locks with pure and natural ingredients. Wintertime can be especially drying and damaging on your hair. Check out this simple tutorial, and rejuvenate and rehydrate your hair today.
Makeup setting spray is a great way to add hours of wear to your daily makeup routine. By adding this one step to your morning routine, you can go straight from work to date night, or chase the kids all day and still look flawless. Spritz the mist three or four times over your face after you have finished applying your makeup.
Using Lavender and Ylang Ylang, this spray will not irritate even the most sensitive of faces. Keep your makeup looking fresh and enjoy the aromatic benefits of these oils.
Are you a fan of dry shampoo? If you love not having to wash your hair every day, but hate the chemicals that come with commercial dry shampoo, try this tutorial. It combines complimentary essential oils for hair that will look, smell, and feel great until your next wash. With the softening and moisturizing properties of Lavender, Rosemary, and Peppermint, this essential oil Dry Shampoo will keep your hair looking and smelling clean—and no one will ever know the difference!
Strawberry-Lime Sugar Scrub
Infused with real freeze-dried strawberries this Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub not only smells delicious, but also it will do wonders for your skin. Using the soothing effects of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and the invigorating, purifying properties of Lime oil, this concoction will help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
In five simple steps, you will soon have a skin-smoothing scrub with the irresistible scent of strawberries and lime. Your hands will be smooth and touchable as you scrub with the mixture under warm water and allow the natural ingredients to do their job. For even softer hands, you can apply doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion after applying the scrub.
Dry, peeling, unhealthy cuticles can be a painful annoyance. If you’ve tried desperately to bring moisture and softness back to your cuticles and the skin around your nails without success, you might need a little help from essential oils. This essential oil Cuticle Cream will help to moisturize dry or cracked areas around the cuticles.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Myrrh, and Lavender oil will soothe dry, damaged cuticles as Shea butter and beeswax moisturize and soften the skin. If you experience uncomfortable dry skin in other areas, this cream can also be applied to the hands, lips, and anywhere else you might need an extra dose of moisture.
At the end of a long day the last thing any of us want to do is wash off our makeup. These makeup removing wipes work great for everyday use or for times when you need to remove stubborn makeup. With the added bonus of being less expensive for your wallet than wipes found in stores, they include products that you already know and love.
These wipes provide a quick and easy way to remove makeup while on the go, or if you are simply too tired to get out of bed. Using Fractionated Coconut oil and Melaleuca (Tea Tree) oil, these wipes will quickly join your daily routine.
Is there anything better at the end of long day than a bath? Probably not. One of the best ways to enhance your bath experience is with a fizzing bath bomb. Easily create a spa-like environment in your home by using common household ingredients and essential oils to make your own bath bombs.
Using Fractionated Coconut oil and your favorite essential oil, these bath bombs are a fun way to excite the senses while enjoying the potential calming benefits of essential oils.