I love to treat myself to an at home facial every Friday night. This week I had to be careful because I am prepping my skin for a big treatment next week. That means I can’t use any harsh products or acids for five days prior to the treatment. I was worried that my acne would flare up in those five days without my usual skincare. So when Michelle with DoTerra contacted me about reviewing some of their oils geared towards skincare I was excited!
The lavender and melaleuca work perfectly as a powerful cleansing and purifying agent. I used them right after washing my skin in place of a toner. One drop of each pressed into the skin was all I used. It smelled AMAZING! I was worried it would burn or feel uncomfortable but it didn’t at all. I followed up with a gentle leave-on/sleep in hydrating mask. The facial felt so luxurious and I fell asleep right after.
In the past, I have used oils but only to make my home and spa smell great. After a bit of research, I was surprised to learn how many uses essential oils have. I found that a few drops of lavender pressed into the bottom of the feet will help promote healthy sleep. Melaleuca and peppermint massaged into the scalp can help with oily hair/scalps. Peppermint is awesome for upset stomach and I love to diffuse it during my morning meditation sessions. It really promotes deeper breathing. A few drops of lemon is great in a cup of water before or after a meal to aid in digestion. I found that when paired with an SPF 50 it can help reduce the appearance of dark spots left from breakouts.
I can’t believe I went all this time without knowing how useful essential oils are! I can’t wait to try out the lemon treatment after my skincare treatment next week.
Have you ever used essential oils? What is your favorite part about them?
Want to try them for yourself?
Michelle is giving one lucky reader the chance to try a few!
Thanks for reading! Xx-Doran