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Winter’s cold, dry air can take a toll on your skin, leaving it feeling dry, chapped, and irritated. To keep your skin looking and feeling its best during the colder months, it’s essential to adapt your skincare routine. Today I’ll share top tips for protecting and nourishing your skin this winter, including hydrating skincare routines, natural moisturisers, and herbal remedies for common skin concerns.

HYDRATING SKINCARE ROUTINES

GENTLE CLEANSING

Winter weather can strip your skin of its natural oils, so it’s crucial to use a gentle cleanser that won’t dry out your skin. Opt for a creamy or oil-based cleanser that will remove impurities without disrupting your skin’s moisture barrier.

EXFOLIATION

Regular exfoliation helps remove dead skin cells and allows your moisturiser to penetrate more deeply. However, during winter, it’s important to choose a gentle exfoliator to avoid over-scrubbing. Aim to exfoliate 1-2 times a week with a mild scrub or a chemical free exfoliant containing all natural ingredients.

HYDRATING TONER

After cleansing, apply a hydrating toner to help replenish moisture. Look for toners containing ingredients like sodium hyaluronate, apple fruit / green algae extract, or rose water, which help to lock in hydration and soothe the skin.

LAYERING MOISTURE

Layering hydrating products can be particularly beneficial in winter. Start with a hydrating serum or essence, followed by a rich moisturiser. Serums with ingredients like orchid flower extract, boswellia (frankincense) and myrrh resin extract, angelica, and chamomile provide an extra boost of hydration and help strengthen the skin’s barrier.

NATURAL MOISTURISERS

SHEA BUTTER

Shea butter is a fantastic natural moisturiser that provides deep hydration and nourishment. Rich in vitamins A and E, it helps to soothe and repair dry, cracked skin. Apply shea butter to your face, hands, and any other dry areas to keep your skin soft and supple.

COCONUT OIL

Coconut oil is another excellent natural moisturiser. Its fatty acids help to lock in moisture and protect the skin from environmental damage. Use it as an all-over body moisturiser, focusing on particularly dry areas like elbows, knees, and feet.

ALOE VERA

Aloe vera is known for its soothing and hydrating properties. It’s perfect for calming irritated skin and providing light hydration. Apply pure aloe vera gel directly to your skin or mix it with your favourite moisturiser for an extra hydrating boost.

JOJOBA OIL

Jojoba oil closely resembles the skin’s natural sebum, making it an effective moisturiser for all skin types. It’s non-greasy and easily absorbed, providing hydration without clogging pores. Use jojoba oil as a facial moisturiser or add a few drops to your regular lotion for added moisture.

HERBAL REMEDIES FOR COMMON SKIN CONCERNS

CHAMOMILE

Chamomile has anti-inflammatory and soothing properties that make it ideal for calming irritated or sensitive skin. Use chamomile tea as a facial rinse or apply chamomile-infused products to reduce redness and irritation.

CALENDULA

Calendula is known for its healing properties and is excellent for treating dry, chapped skin. Look for creams or balms containing calendula to help repair and protect your skin from the harsh winter elements.

LAVENDER

Lavender oil has both calming and antimicrobial properties. It’s great for soothing dry, itchy skin and can also help prevent winter breakouts. Add a few drops of lavender oil to your moisturiser or use it in a facial steam to benefit from its soothing effects.

OATMEAL

Oatmeal is a natural humectant, meaning it helps retain moisture in the skin. It’s also excellent for soothing itchy, irritated skin. Take an oatmeal bath by adding a cup of finely ground oats to your bathwater, or use oatmeal-based skincare products for added hydration and relief.

Winter skincare requires a bit of extra effort to keep your skin healthy and radiant. By incorporating hydrating skincare routines, using natural moisturisers, and trying herbal remedies, you can protect and nourish your skin throughout the colder months. Embrace these winter skincare tips to ensure your skin stays soft, smooth, and glowing all season long. Stay hydrated, stay warm, and take good care of your skin.

My new fave is the Sandalwood Boswellia Firming Cream from Young Living, infused with Swiss fermented grapes and Peruvian carob + nine nourishing essential oils including Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood.  There are a few more luxurious ingredients that I haven’t mentioned but wow this product is so nice. It’s designed with mature skin in mind. Tackling wrinkles and fine lines.. tightening up the neck area.. I love it!.

How are you taking care of your skin this Winter? Send me a message, I’d love to here from you.

Nourishing your skin can be so simple using pure ingredients that promote a natural, healthy glow.

In this recipe we will be using a selection of the finest quality essential oils to moisturise and tend to the delicate needs of your facial skin and décolletage area while making you feel a million dollars.

Creating your own spa treatments at home can be so simple and affordable.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 2 drops Manuka essential oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 2 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 2 drops Royal Hawaiian Sandalwood essential oil
  • 60 mL pure Jojoba oil

METHOD

  1. Add all essential oils to a 60 mL glass dropper bottle.
  2. Top up with jojoba oil.
  3. Carefully invert back and forth to mix all ingredients.
  4. Use a small amount day and night after cleansing skin.
  5. Can be used on its own or before your favourite organic moisturiser.

NEW TO ESSENTIAL OILS?

Use my discount code 1706951 here.

And be sure to check out my free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

Washing your hair after a hectic day is extremely satisfying and can even be part of your self-care practice. However washing too often can leave it prone to dryness and breakage. Have you ever experienced this?

Greasy or dirty hair never feels nice, so a great alternative in between washes is dry shampoo.

DID YOU KNOW?

Most conventional dry shampoo brands contain toxic ingredients that can cause allergic reactions, fertility problems and even cancer. This is another product on the shelves that needs to be avoided but thankfully you can make your own!

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 2 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cacao powder (for dark hair only)

METHOD:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, adding the cacao powder one tablespoon at a time until desired colour is reached.
  • Put in a container of your choice and apply with a makeup brush.
  • Leave for 2–3 minutes to absorb hair’s natural oils.
  • Brush through hair and style as desired.

Dry shampoo adds texture and keeps your hair feeling fresh for longer. It can even be used to help style your hair and give it some lift when it’s feeling a little flat.

Have you tried dried shampoo before?

Let me know if you try this recipe!

NEW TO ESSENTIAL OILS?

Use my discount code 1706951 here.

And be sure to check out my free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

We all want lushious locks that we can be proud of but we also don’t want to sacrifice our health for beauty, right?

This all natural recipe is just the thing to show your hair some love and leave it smelling beautiful.

If you are looking for that ‘beach wave’ look, keep reading to the end to discover the secret ingredient.

HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 10 drops Cedarwood essential oil
  • 10 drops Rosemary essential oil
  • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 5 drops Geranium essential oil
  • 5 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • Alcohol-free Witch Hazel

METHOD:

  1. Add all essential oils to a 120 mL glass spray bottle.
  2. Fill with the witch hazel and shake gently to mix.
  3. Spritz lightly on to damp hair and work into scalp.

THE SECRET INGREDIENT:

Do you ever wish you could create the perfect beach waves at home, even when you are no where near the beach?

Here’s the secret ingredient to add to your new Mermaid Waves hair spray…

Sea Salt!

Yep, that’s it. I guess it’s not too hard to understand why.

Simply add a pinch to your spray bottle before filling up with witch hazel and apply in the same way.

You can also add to dry hair and scrunch for extra beach waves.

DON’T HAVE ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY ESSENTIAL OILS?

Use my discount code 1706951 here.

And be sure to check out my free Essential Oils Course that goes through the basics of essential oils, how to use them safely, how to save money and everyday uses for your home, beauty, health and more!

Ever since the 1980’s Australians have been raised to Slip Slop and Slap. And for good reason. They don’t call us the Sunburnt Country for nothing!!

THE PROBLEM

The problem is, most sunscreens out on the market today do more harm than good.

Not only are they destroying coral and polluting the ocean and waterways, they are also significantly causing health problems in the human body too!

TOXIC INGREDIENTS

Have you looked at the ingredients in your sunscreen?

Many are carcinogenic, meaning they cause Cancer. My family have been using natural sunscreens for many years now, and often we don’t use one at all. The sun’s not bad, we just need to be sensible with exposure.

YOUR CHOICE

Obviously, EVERY BODY and family is different so keep taking care of your family the best you can and research the ingredients in your current sunscreen.

If there are any nasties in there, ditch it and switch it out for an all natural one. All natural, mineral based sunscreens can be very effective and often have BENEFICIAL ingredients that help to nourish your body and skin.

Staying Safe in the Sun is a Priority, Don’t You Think?

WHAT WE USE

We are a family who loves the outdoors, especially the beach. We live on the beautiful Gold Coast and spend a lot of time in and out of the water, enjoying the warm weather and bright, sunny days.

On top of choosing sensible times to venture out in the sun, and covering up with hats and swim shirts, we also use an all natural sunscreen from Young Living.

THE BENEFITS

Young Living Mineral Sunscreen Lotion is a mineral-based, non-toxic sunscreen that has SPF 50+, including water and sweat resistant protection for 80 minutes.

Not only does it protect against both UVA and UVB rays, (most only protect against UVB to prevent superficial sunburn) it does this without using nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are so small, they can penetrate cells and cross the blood-brain barrier. The risks are still unknown however, once in the brain they pose two major threats.

  1. induce oxidative activity (production of Reactive Oxygen Species), and
  2. induce anomalous protein aggregation behaviour (fibrillation).

There needs to be more research done, especially in conjunction with known fibrillation diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson disease, and most agree that it is best to avoid nanoparticles until we know all the associated risks.

BE SAFE

Young Living chooses to only ever produce products that are KNOWN to be safe, and this beautiful sunscreen is one of their many non-toxic and chemical-free products that you can be certain will do no harm to you or your family.

NEXT STEP

Ok, so there are two ways to purchase this beautiful, safe product so you can have fun in the sun without receiving irreparable damage to the skin.

1. Grab it at wholesale like I do. This is by far the best option. This is how I buy all my favourite Young Living products at a discount. Simply choose a Starter Bundle and add the sunscreen OR complete a Customised Enrolment Order.

You can learn more by going here. Use referral # 1706951 so you get the discount! And be sure to message me so I can help you maximise the freebies and bonus products with your order and get to know you a little more.

OR

2. A standard retail purchase. Retail products are 24% more than wholesale membership pricing. You’ll still get exclusive access to our online community with daily tips, recipes, DIYs and ongoing support, so still sing out if you choose this option!  

Again, be sure to use the member referral # 1706951 when ordering, so Young Living link you in with me and I can personally support you and add you to our health and wellness community group.


If you have any questions, please get in touch via the Contact Page. I’d love to hear from you!

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