There is a major fad going on with coconut oil and it's a gooood thing! Not only does coconut oil have amazing health benefits internally, but there are tons externally. I know the idea of rubbing oil all over your face doesn't sound very appealing, but coconut oil actually helps to reduce acne and blemishes! It’s loaded with Vitamin E, fatty acids, and a natural moisturizer. It’s anti-fungal, anti-oxidizing, anti-bacterial, and won’t change the PH balance of your skin. It's loaded with antioxidants and leaves your skin silky smooth!
I am always turned off by conventional facial cleansers due to the toxicity and overwhelming amount of harmful chemicals they contain. This is an amazing solution to truly cleansing your skin!
You can easily leave this as a simple coconut oil cleanse or you can use essential oils to add even more nourishment and repair your skin.
Today’s recipe for face cleaning:
Organic Coconut Oil (Must be organic)
Wet warm cloth
Dry soft cloth
Essential oils of choice. I am using
Start by using a warm, wet cloth and place a dab (or spread) on your face to open the pores.
Take a small amount of coconut oil, 3-5 drops of Frankincense essential oil, and gently massage into your skin for about 30 seconds.
Wait about 15-30 seconds and then use your washcloth lightly to remove additional oil. Don’t rub hard!
Your skin will absorb most of the oil, but you can also use a dry, soft cloth or towel, and gently dab on different areas of your face.
If you have any problem areas, like pimples or blemishes, you can use a few drops of melaleuca
and lavender to calm redness and help clear the skin.
This is a wonderful daily solution to beautiful, clean skin!
If you'd like more info on doTerra essential oils, or to order, get them from Jessica! Check out her website here!
We've all heard about the amazing properties that coconut oil has and all the different ways that it can be used. You can cook with it, use it to alleviate stretch marks while pregnant, aid eczema, help with your teeth (oil pulling), and put it in your hair to battle dry hair and scalp. It's an amazing, product that should be a pantry, and maybe even bathroom) staple.
Back in January, Heylee did a test on the coconut hair treatment to help her dry scalp. She had already re-trained her to need less washing with harsh soaps by a combo of only washing it twice a week and using dry shampoo in-between washes. She loved the results so much, that she now uses coconut oil each night before she washes her hair to help lock in moisture.
This is a great process that can be used on any type of hair. We encourage you to try it out for yourself using this simple process.
Use 1/4 cup of organic coconut oil heated to warm. (We love the stuff from Whole Foods) Give your hair a quick brush to eliminate tangles.
Heylee Likes to start at the ends of her hair (where the majority of damage is found), and work the oil in using her fingertips
Because Heylee is using this treatment to help battle a dry scalp, she spends a couple of minutes massaging the oil into the roots of her hair and her scalp. To make it easier, she typically pours the remaining oil into this area and works it all around
Once her hair is thoroughly coated with the oil, she uses her fingers to pull her hair up to the top of her head, and uses a soft elastic band to secure it in place. (She sleeps in this treatment, and this helps keep the oil off of her skin). As added help to the heat, she places a heated towel (pop it in the dryer on high-heat while you do the process) around her hair and lets it keep her head warm for about 20 min.
The next morning, she simply washes out the oil using a gentle, organic shampoo and conditioner, sometimes shampooing twice to avoid greasy hair. She's left with beautiful, soft hair that lasts for days!
As an added help to her hair, she will occasionally add doTerra Geranium and Frankincense essential oils to her coconut oil. Both aid in dry skin and have antibacterial properties. (There are different oils for different types of hair, so make sure to check which one would be best for you if you want to add these to your treatment)