Clean Your Makeup Brushes Naturally

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When I decided to talk about this subject, I knew many would then cringe, knowing it had been a while since the makeup brushes had been cleaned. It is okay, but then again it’s not the best idea. The brushes need to stay fresh to keep your skin, eyes healthy.

One of the things I learned being an esthetician is that ladies love makeup. It makes me listen to them closely, I get some good makeup tips from my beautiful clients. Myself, I  have a small arsenal of makeup just to get by. I love my mascara and lipsticks, I can say that much for sure.

As clients come in for facials and waxing, we talk about these things. For those who have been having skin issues, this is something I like to address. This was published on a DoTerra blog a while back and I love this. Now if you do not want to use the coconut oil, you can use a witch hazel.

Ingredients
2 tablespoons doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil/or witch hazel
5 drops Melaleuca oil
5 drops Grapefruit oil

Instructions

Add Fractionated Coconut Oil and essential oils into a small bowl.

Swirl your makeup brush in the Fractionated Coconut Oil for 30 seconds, or until you see the makeup stored in your brush start to come out.

Rub in a circular motion on the palm of hand to help get the makeup out.

Rinse the brush under warm water. Gently squeeze brush bristles until clean, and the water runs clear.

Note: Make sure to point the bristles down when running under water. Direct water contact may loosen the glue where the bristles are attach and shorten the life of your brushes.

Let your newly cleaned makeup brushes dry on a towel for four hours, or until dry. Repeat once a month, or as needed.


 

Top 10 Essential Oils

TOP TEN ESSENTIAL OILS

  1. Lavender: The calming essential oil. Used for peaceful sleep, and any kind of calming in general. Apply 1-2 drops of lavender to the temples, or diffuse aromatically to help ease tensions. A drop can also be used to soothe minor skin irritations, burns. Helps the skin recover faster and takes the sting away.
  2. Peppermint: Has a variety of uses. It is a natural energy booster. Peppermint promotes healthy respiratory functions, clear breathing. Rub some on your chest or simply use aromatically. A drop of peppermint can be added to a glass of water for occasional stomach upset. Also great when you have an occasional ache, you can rub Peppermint on that area. It also is effective for head tension.
  3. Frankincense: The King of all Oils. Many uses, including helping build a healthy immune system. Also great for relaxing, calming anxious feelings and boost mood. It will promote cellular functions, and is wonderful for the skin. Just rub a drop on the back of your neck each morning. This simple routine can also give you peace and relaxation.
  4. Breathe: A blend of several essential oils, it is what it says….BREATHE. Help assist in breathing and maintaining clear airways. It also helps cut down on seasonal threats, and can relieve some of those discomforts. Add some to a diffuser or a drop to your chest and back.
  5. Melaleuca: Commonly known as Tea Tree Oil. It is very soothing and loved by many. It is used for its cleansing properties, soothing and rejuvenating effects on the skin. Several products contain this essential oil to help with many skin issues. Melaleuca also helps keep the air clean and protect against environmental threats.
  6. DigestZen: A blend of essential oils to support your digestive system. Sooths occasional stomach upset, nausea and helps support a healthy gut. Rub a drop or two on your stomach, add to a glass of water or put a drop under your tongue.
  7. Deep Blue: This essential oil is actually blue! It is formulated to assist in soothing sore muscles, and achy joints. The essential oil is great for pre and post workouts, there is a comforting sensation of cooling and warmth. This also supports healthy circulation to our muscles and joints.
  8. Oregano: Yes. The herb in OIL form. It is a wonderful and powerful cleansing agent. It has immune boosting benefits and is an excellent source of antioxidants. It also helps support healthy digestion and respiratory function. It also can be used for cooking in small amounts, use toothpick method.
  9. Lemon: This is one of my favorite essential oils. We use a lot of it in the kitchen. It is a great cleansing agent. Both to the body and to our environment. It supports the urinary tract system, and can also be used internally. Use in your diffuser to cleanse and purify the air. Use on surfaces to cleanse and purify. Great for a mood booster, and nice for irritated throats in hot water.
  10. On Guard: This special blend of essential oils creates Christmas in a bottle. It is packed with immune boosting properties, you can use daily to keep your family healthy. Rub a couple of drops to the bottoms of your feet each day. In our home this is a must during the school season. We had perfect attendance on year in our home with both kids! Now that was a testimony.

Essential Oil Mishaps & Solutions

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This blog topic came up in a Facebook thread. One of our team members posted about a mishap with her oils. I knew that many of us avid oilers have had mishaps with our essential oils. Most were accident, lack of education, just learning how to use essential oils….and some were just down right comical.

I decided to reach out to my team to learn what some of them have encountered while using essential oils. The comments begin to pile up, and I have to go through them the next morning. I realized that we have all been here. The purpose of this blog is to make you giggle a little bit, learn some of the tidbits of oils gone wrong. Most importantly, I want to share with you some solutions to these OILER problems.

First of all I always want to teach the safety guidelines of using essential oils. Click the link to read the guidelines. Another piece of education I offer on this site is our Beginners Guide. This guide goes over many of the basic use of essential oils. I have found the easiest way to get these guidelines to others is on the website. People can watch and learn at own pace, come back later if they have questions.

So…. What kind of mishaps have happened to our OILY crew??

“Putting too many oils in the diffuser”

Solution: You can either dump it out and start over…or I have in the past taken half the water out and put in a mason jar… add new water to the left over water in the diffuser….use the mason jar at a later date diluted or add to a different diffuser that day.

“Too much Lemon oil in my water”

Solution: Less is more. You can do the same principle above, putting half your potent lemon water in another waterbottle…. or dump. Remember ONE drop is all you probably need. The oils are concentrated… One drop of peppermint is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea.

“I didn’t wash my hands, and rubbed my eyes”

Solution: Grab a carrier oil. Most people use coconut oil, you can put a little coconut oil on a q tip and place next to the eye, hold in place. The essential oils draw to the coconut oil, and let the eye flush. This advice is of course is for small incidents, larger accidents can be dangerous….and likely avoided by hand washing after dispensing. Make sure to wash you hands after application.

“I decided to use essential oil hand sanitizer for deodorant. OUCH.”

Solution: Don’t use hand santizer for deodorant 🙂 , All jokes aside, when oils trigger a response from the skin… DILUTION IS HUGE. As mentioned in our beginners guide and essential oil safety guidelines, dilution is needed for safe application of essential oils. Now perhaps, the sanitizer diluted may of worked without the burn. Add more carrier when in doubt.

“I used too many drops and my skin was on fire”

Solution: More Carrier oil. Keep putting the oil on the area that is hot. Eventually it will calm down…but for now keep adding the carrier oil. DO NOT USE WATER. It will make it worse. Your best bet is to keep using carrier oil to cool the skin and dilute the oils.

Being a new essential oil user can be intimidating at first. Just remember that less is more…and I hope some of these tips help you in a time of “oops”.

So do you have an essential oil mishap? Message me. I would love to add to this blog.

Thank you team OILsome for sharing your stories with me. Xoxo

Come join our 30 Day Challenge 

We are going to do this together! A 30 day shift in how we view life and tasks for success. Great for those who need a boost or to keep momentum going.

This is a Facebook event and over 200 people are participating. We hope you join us!!! 

I decided to commit to 30 days of this…and thought perhaps others may want to join. This is a daily planner… here are some of the perks:

💎daily goals 

💎quote of the day

💎affirmations of the day 

💎what will you do to feel good today

💎to do list 

💎positive habit creator 

💎victories for the day

💎what did you learn today

💎how did I love myself today

💎how did I love and give today 

💎what am I grateful for

💎what did not happen for me today

💎improve your vibration 

All you need to do is RSVP. 

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Yuletide Diffuser Blends

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Diffusing is absolutely one of the things that intrigues people about essential oils. They smell it, they learn how to make own blends, and the mad scientist emerges from behind the diffuser.

Aromatic science is powerful, the science behind it is fascinating.

The olfactory system is your sense of smell. Using our nose, the essential oils work with these systems and affect the brain within minutes.

When you inhale, the essential oils travel through the nose and affect the brain through a line of receptors, also one of them is the “emotional center” or limbic system. It makes the oils a powerful alley in our emotions.

Most of the blends listed you will love in the diffuser, but some you can also use for a topical blend if you wish. I have included a few bonus roller ball blends for you to use during the holiday. Check out the slide show below.

Have fun with them. The diffuser blends are a guideline!

 

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Crystals & Aromatherapy 101 Course

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This will be an hour long workshop.

You can pay for the workshop, and you will be EMAILED the class on December 31st. This will give you some time during the holiday to check it out. The 102 class will be coming at end of January. This will be part of an ongoing series for the year. Lots to learn on this topic.

***MAKE SURE YOUR EMAIL WITH PAYPAL IS CORRECT***

This will focus on the beginning aspects of learning about stones. How to use your stones during the day, how to care for them, how to cleanse them, how to use for energy work, how to add your essential oils with your stone routines.

This is a great class for beginners, people who want to work on cleansing energy, empower your mindset.

Course will be recorded and emailed to you for use as you choose.

Cost for class is $25. (if you have a promo code make sure to enter it, no refunds)

Team OILsome members will need to access a discount code.

Registration will close on December 30th at 9pm pacific standard time. Register here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/crystals-stones-aromatherapy-101-course-tickets-29969347124

Post Facial Guidelines

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Clients who follow skin care regimens are very diligent about after care. The work that is done in the facial room is working for a long time after the facial is done. There is not a huge list of after care items, but there are a few things you will want to keep in mind after a facial.

 

  • Stay away from touching extraction sites.
  • Try to not apply makeup, let skin breathe.
  • Keep sun exposure to a minimum, sunscreen if needed.
  • Do not attempt to do any peels or scrubs, retinol.
  • No washing your face. Let those products work for you!
  • No steam or sauna rooms for 24 hrs.
  • Enjoy your results.

 

Most facials are not invasive. You will get many benefits from a facial. It will bring life to dull, lifeless and congested skin. You will notice a difference after the facial. You will feel smoother, tighter and skin will be soft.

Aromatherapy for Spa Professionals

 

bannerBACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!!

Saturday January 7th. 11am Pacific Standard Time.

This workshop will be online.

This course is very detailed for those who want to use essential oils in the salon or spa. The course will teach what oils are best for skin care. The course outline is as follows:

Introduction to Essential Oils

Safety Guidelines

Carrier Oil Guidelines

Oils for Topical Use (frankincense, lavender, lemon, melaleuca, peppermint, digestive blend, protective blend, soothing blend, oregano)

Oils for Diffusion

Learn about 8 different essential oils that you will receive with your enrollment. Each person will get a kit to begin to use before, during and after your course. If you enroll into the course two weeks before class starts, you will have a kit in hand, when you join the class. If you enroll the last week of the registration period, more than likely, you will have your kit after the class.

If you currently are an essential oil educator you can also register for this class at a discount. You will need to email me for the discount code.

If you’re a spa professional, you will also get complementary coaching on essential oils, for as long as you’re using them in your business. For many, this will be a lifetime! We will also be plugging you into our social media network of oily spa users, and many other networks. This is great opportunity to get your name out there.

All brand new kits sent out will come with a complementary 60 minute mentor session for all spa professionals. Register at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aromatherapy-for-spa-salon-esthetician-tickets-29967450451