Keep your skin youthful and nourished this fall

Keep your skin youthful and nourished this fall

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The fall season has arrived, and the temps are dropping, or if you live in California, we are experiencing higher temps of 80 degrees. Our skin could use some recovery time from the summer heat and extra nourishment for the transition into winter.


We know three plant helpers that can hydrate, recover, and nourish the skin during this seasonal shift. They are easy to find, simple to use, and can provide you with glowing skin that will last through the holidays.

Lavender -
The beautiful and pungent purple plant that has been used since ancient Egyptian times for aromatherapy. Lavender is calming to the mind and skin and can be used to help minimize skin discolorations. This aromatic beauty can be used to create moisturizing face oil.

Do-it-yourself recipe:
Dried lavender (1tsp)
Carrier oil - apricot, almond, grapeseed, or jojoba
- Mix dried lavender with a carrier oil in a small bottle
- Let sit for a week then strain
- Add infused oil to a bottle of choice with dropper top.

To apply to face and body - slightly wet skin (ideal after a shower) and rub a few drops onto skin as needed. Include face before bed for overnight benefits.

Shelf life  -  30 days at room temperature

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Marjoram -

Not just for cooking. Marjoram essential oil is distilled from the leaves and flowers. Aromatic with the scent of sweet pine and citrus, marjoram oil is refreshing and purifying. Closely related to oregano, however, not as pungent.

Marjoram oil can help to calm the mind and body. Ideal for an all body moisturizer especially areas that hold extra stress like the stomach, neck, shoulders, hands, and feet.

Do-it-yourself recipe:
Marjoram essential oil (3 drops)
Carrier oil - almond, avocado, fractionated coconut, or jojoba
- Mix Marjoram oil with a carrier oil in a small bottle (add more drops for increased strength) Try mixing a complimentary oil like bergamot, cedarwood, chamomile, lavender or lemon.

To apply to face and body - slightly wet skin (ideal after a shower) and rub a few drops onto skin as needed.

Shelf life  -  30 days at room temperature

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Rose -

Rosehips, rosebuds, and rose essential oil, whichever is your preference. Roses are not just to look pretty on your table - this flower has been known for some time to help with conditioning and for brightening dull and tired looking skin.
Rose water is easy to make with adding rose essential oils to distilled water. Rose face oil is ideal for during the day for added moisture.

Do-it-yourself recipe:
Dried rosehips (1tsp)
Carrier oil - apricot, almond, grapeseed, or jojoba
- Mix dried rosehips with a carrier oil in a small bottle
- Let sit for a week then strain
- Add infused oil to a bottle of choice with dropper top.

To apply to face and body - slightly wet skin (ideal after a shower) and rub a few drops onto your skin as needed. Include face in the morning for added moisture and a radiant glow. Extra tip - add red raspberry oil for extra UV protection.

Shelf life  -  30 days at room temperature

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Hydration also comes from within with drinking rosebud, marjoram and lemon, and lavender tea. Tea infusions are an excellent way to help your skin to hydrate from the inside. Pour hot water over a few of the desired fresh herbs, steep for 2 minutes and then drink.

 

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