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.


 

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

Video Marketing 101

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One of the things I can contribute to moving at a face pace with my business is video marketing. The trends are showing that we are moving more towards video marketing more than any other kind of marketing out there. From Facebook Live, Periscope, YouTube, there are many ways to market your brand. Consumers are showing it works as well.
This course is perfect for the beginner or an entrepreneur who wants to learn how to master videos, in order to increase business. I find this method works with any business!! Spa Professionals, Network Marketing, Coaching, Selling, and do not forget to EDUCATE with video as well.
Register for this course below, the deadline to register for this class is Friday May 12th. The class will be emailed the following day before midnight that night. Sat 13th.

This workshop will show you how to create and have confidence to make videos for Facebook Live, YouTube and other social media outlets.

Summary of course:

Learn how to set the tone for your live videos
Learn the formula to a perfect flow for your live videos
Learn how to create your ideal audience, with your live videos
Learn how to find topics that will engage your audience
Learn how to build confidence while you build your brand.

You will also have access to our Facebook Tribe page to practice your videos before you go LIVE in your news feed.

This is NOT A LIVE CLASS.

This is a pre recorded class that will be emailed to you!

We love this format!

Watch the course on your own time. Have the tribe support you in your journey. May will be video month for our tribe page.

The Facebook tribe page is: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1664376253852998/

Course is $49.
* Class is non refundable

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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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