How To Get "Unready" With Essential Oils

March 08, 2017

A night out can mean dancing till dawn or swooning over candlelight. Getting ready typically involves mascara, lipstick and maybe a little blush. Hours are spent picking out what to wear and trying different hairstyles. The beginning of a night out is filled with expectations but it’s the end of the night that may have a lasting effect.  

After a night on the town, you may feel tempted to crash into bed but taking a few extra minutes to get “unready” will keep your skin healthy and fresh. Instead of using harsh chemicals to cleanse your skin, we’ve created a step-by-step guide to getting “unready” with essential oils.

Cleansing Facial Wipes

Take off a layer of makeup the natural way with this DIY.

What you need:

2 cups distilled water

½ cup witch hazel

½ cup Argan oil

25 drops Tea Tree

25 drops Grapefruit

10 washcloths

1 glass storage jar

How to:

  1. In a medium-size bowl, mix distilled water, witch hazel, Argan and essential oils.
  2. Place 10 washcloths into glass jar.
  3. Pour the liquid over the washcloths and press liquid into washcloths.
  4. To use, rinse wash cloth under warm water and simply wipe your face.

Note: Be careful when cleansing around the eyes.

Aloe Avocado Soap-Free Face Wash

Skip the skin-drying soap and try this DIY from Aromahead Institute.

What you need:

1.5 oz (45 ml) aloe vera gel

½ oz (15 ml) Avocado oil

10 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)

Glass bottle

How to:

  1. Add 1.5 oz of aloe vera to the bottle.
  2. Add ½ oz (15 ml) Avocado oil.
  3. Add 10 drops Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia carterii)
  4. Close the bottle and shake gently.

Luxury Night Moisturizer

Rejuvenate your skin by adding this easy moisturizer recipe to your nightly routine.

What you need:

1 ½ tablespoon shea butter

⅓ cup Argan oil

15 drops Age Defy synergy blend

1 teaspoon Rosehip carrier oil

How to:

  1. Pour 1½ tbsp of melted shea butter into a bowl.
  2. Add ⅓ cup of Argan carrier oil.
  3. Add 15 drops Age Defy synergy blend.
  4. Add 1 tsp Rosehip carrier oil to bowl.

COMMENTS

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Ellen! Yes, the shea butter must first be melted. You might try this recipe, except change the essential oils to 5 drops Yuzu, remove Key Lime and replace it with 4 drops Lavender, and 1 drop Jasmine: https://www.edensgarden.com/blogs/news/video-yuzu-and-jasmine-lotion-diy

    On March 29, 2017

  • Ellen Franco says...

    Also, do you have a daytime mixture for dry, aging skin?

    On March 26, 2017

  • Ellen says...

    I bought all my ingredients to make the Luxury nighttime moisturizer, but I have a question about the shea butter being a solid. Do you need to melt that in order to mix?

    On March 26, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Liz! Yes, this moisturizer is liquid-like in consistency. If you prefer a thicker moisturizer, we recommend reducing the Argan and adding more shea butter.

    On March 24, 2017

  • Liz Carroll says...

    I made the luxury night moisturizer and doubled the recipe, Is it suppose to be a more runny/liquid texture? I really love this moisturizer. I guess I was questioning the 1/3 cup of Argan.

    Thanks
    Liz

    On March 24, 2017

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