With Father’s Day rapidly approaching, we find ourselves with the same dilemma of always: What do we get them? Another neutral color shirt? A new razor identical to the last? These are the same mundane gifts we’ve been giving them all their life, and maybe this time we can spice it up a bit more than they’re use to.
If the man of the house is exhausted during the day, but has a hard time sleeping at night, creating two products will help them get through the day. One for the evening and one for their morning shower.
The Morning Shower Gel
People are always asking me for essential oil advice, and this time of year, many of them are begging for a solution to their dry skin, hair, and nails. So, I came up with a recipe that could eliminate all of those winter weather woes.
The secret ingredient? Coconut oil!
Here’s what makes it so great:
– It’s a powerful moisturizer
Without getting too technical, coconut oil’s chemical composition gives it the power to penetrate your skin much deeper than other moisturizers can. It goes so deep that it can actually strengthen your tissues — instead of just leaving a greasy layer of film on your skin.
– It sloughs away dead skin cells
After you rub it in, your skin will look soft, smooth, and radiant — instead of dry and flaky. Best of all, it does all of this without any harsh scrubbing!
– It’s not just good for skin
Coconut oil can have the same super-hydrating effects on your nails and hair.
But as powerful as coconut oil is, my moisturizer recipe harnesses the power of a few different essential oils. That way, you can see a variety of great results.
I mix together:
1 cup organic virgin coconut oil
15 drops of rose absolute
25 drops of orange
25 drops of frankincense
Rose absolute is a great emollient, meaning that it will make your skin super soft and supple.
Orange is particularly good at soothing extra-dry skin, so it’s the perfect choice for anyone who’s dealt with a harsh winter.
Frankincense actually stimulates your skin to create new cells — and those new cells look and feel a whole lot better than the old ones! It also fights off inflammation that makes your skin look and feel uncomfortable.
Once you blend everything together (and store it in an air-tight container) here’s the best way to use it:
– Exfoliate first
Coconut oil penetrates deep into your skin, but give it a helping hand by exfoliating dead cells beforehand. Mix a tablespoon of this moisturizer with a tablespoon of sugar to create an all-natural body scrub!
– Incorporate it into your bath routine
Massage this mixture into your hair before you wash it. Then, apply it to your skin and nails after you bathe — while they’re still warm and soft — so that it absorbs even better. Feel free to use it in place of your regular facial moisturizer, too.
What are you waiting for? Turn this dream recipe into reality by purchasing all of the ingredients at Aromandina!
© 2015, Cristina Proano-Carrion, Aromandina LLC
This information is based on traditional use of aromatherapy and it does not intend to diagnose or treat any condition. This information should not be used as a substitute for medical counseling with a health care professional. No part of this article may be reproduced in whole or in part without the explicit written permission of Aromandina.
If you’re like me, you love spending time outside on a warm afternoon in your favorite pair of shorts. The only thing that can drag one of these days down is legs that are inflamed, irritated, and speckled with ingrown hairs from shaving or waxing!
I’m always getting letters from great Aromandina fans asking me for more DIY ideas. One thing that you all really seem to love is sugar scrubs. According to your letters, you can’t get enough of them! That’s why I’m sharing my recipe for homemade Cocoa Mint Sugar Scrub. The ingredients seem like they would make a decadent dessert — but in this case, they’re a yummy treat for your skin and your mood!
If you want smooth, moist, luscious skin, you’ve got to exfoliate on a regular basis. But forget those expensive, synthetic bath products! Instead, you can nourish your skin AND get a mental boost from a DIY sugar scrub that’s made with essential oils.