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Jan
12

Artisan Beauty Alchemist Kitchen – Your Own Salves, Ointments, Balms – Reduce Wrinkles or Scars

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Why on earth would you want to go through the bother and make your own salve, or creams, or …??

 

We all desire healthier and more vibrant skin with reduced lines and less wrinkles appearing (or preserve the skin we love!). And then, there are also some of us who have scars that are not so pretty.

So, what’s wrong with just popping into a store to get a product that smells nice and feels smooth, rather than go through the daunting prospect of replacing your beauty repertoire with DIY concoctions?

Well, maybe it’s time for you too to flourish as a Sage Artisan Beauty Alchemist, radiant with wholesome natural goodness,
vibrant with ageless aglow …

You see, I am on a mission to bring awareness to my sisters! Considering that on average women subject their bodies to a cocktail of around 300 different chemicals every day, and many don’t have a clue about the possible, and sometimes dangerous, side effects of such a mixture!

Here are some examples:

Parabens, a preservative used widely in the cosmetics industry, have been known to cause disruptions to the body’s natural hormone balance.

Triclosan is another hidden danger, often found in soaps, deodorants and toothpastes, the antibacterial ingredient has been linked to hormone disruption and antibiotic resistance, and was banned in soaps in the United States last September after it failed to be proven as safe.

Phthalates, a common ingredient found in many cosmetics, are associated with the biggest dangers, linked to asthma, breast cancer, ADHD, obesity, type II diabetes, autism spectrum disorders, altered reproductive development and male fertility issues.

Simply put, in the commercial world of cosmetics, it can be hard to find a moisturizing luscious salve or ointment, dense in skin nutrients, to help restore your skin in a kind and natural way, without toxin laden chemicals!

So, are you ready to start change your self-care regime to toxin-free alternatives?

Apart from the outstanding beauty and skin care range by Young Living, you can simply also make your own (recipe below). A small amount of this lovely goodness will go a long, long way! Plus OMG! It smells sooo good! …

If you have been the recipient of the Luxurious Perfect Age Serum Recipe when you subscribed to my Essential Oils Infused Tidbits Newsletter, you know how super important it is to stay clear of all these dangerous toxins most women unknowingly subject their skins to.

You will have read that commercial creams have chemicals in them that temporarily plump up the appearance of the skin so it looks smoother and more youthful. However, those toxic chemicals penetrate through your skin into your blood stream and do some bad bad stuff to your body. You might not immediately notice the negative effect, but over time these environmental poisons take their toll on your health! So, be kind to yourself, you are definitely worth it!! ♥

 

 

Recently, my beautiful, gorgeous daughter-in-love who gifted me two of the most adorable grand kids ever, asked me what oils would help with scars?

It was a pleasure to dig out a list of essential oils for her, but you may also enjoy the benefit of this oils blend.

The list is quite similar to the ones I use for my own skin care … salves to keep wrinkles at bay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Well, here is a pic of me on the left, taken a couple of months ago.

I am fast approaching my mid 60’s, and people keep on asking how I manage to maintain my skin relatively wrinkle free.

Well, here is one of my secrets … I make my own creams, lotions and potions 🙂

 

 

 

 

 


 

You want the best possible ingredients … and of course a pretty jar or two!

 

… they have these wonderful luxurious jars or cream sachets with the expensive brands …

 

so, look out for something gorgeous that calls your name and graces you … rather than taking any old container …

 

The type of Young Living essential oils and the amount of drops you use is optional. Even if you just add one or two different essential oils listed below, it will be beneficial!

However, I love using all of them, I know how good they are, what they do to my skin, and how deliciously blissful they make me feel, just getting a whiff of this intoxicating blend that makes me feel really taken care of ….

 

Ingredients

The base ingredients are:

  • 2/3 cup distilled water
  • 1/3 cup aloe vera gel (optional)
  • 3/4 cup unrefined macademia nut oil, or sweet almond oil, or argan oil, or Young Living V6 oil (I use a bit of all)
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 4 Tablespoons beeswax (either grated or pastilles)
  • 4 Tablespoons shea butter
  • 5 Vitamin E capsules (acts as a preservative)

 

Essential oils of choice:

 
Note: Scroll down for the list of oils explained and how you can buy them

  • Frankincense
  • Helichrysum
  • Rose
  • Lavender
  • Lemongrass
  • Patchouli
  • Myrrh
  • Geranium
  • Sage
  • Ylang Ylang

Please note: All the measurements are approximate guidelines only depending on the thickness of the end result you require, e.g. if you wish to have a thicker consistency, add more beeswax.

 

Method:

Combine the water, aloe and essential oils in a glass measuring cup.

In a double boiler (or large glass measuring jug in a pot of simmering water) melt the beeswax, shea butter, coconut and add the vegetable oils. Stir occasionally as the ingredients melt into a nice liquid.

The beeswax is tricky. It likes to solidify and stick to utensils, so keep it really hot when using a blender. Pour in the boiling distilled water. Speed up blender and be sure it mixes smoothly. You may have to stop the blender and stir with a spoon and then pulse the blender a few times. It should blend and incorporate well. Water and oil can sometimes be tricky to mix but if you have a fairly high speed blender it should work! Once it is nicely blended (the higher the blender speed the better), let the smooth mix sit until about room temperature.

(Once the wax and coconut oil are melted, dip a spoon into the liquid and then place it in the freezer for a minute, to see what the consistency is like. If you would prefer it to be thicker, you may want to add more beeswax. Add oil if you want it to be thinner.)

Once it is about room temperature, add the aloe, essential oils and vitamin E by pricking the capsules with a pin and squeezing the oil into the salve mixture. Stir and pour into the glass jars or beautiful glass containers.

 

 

Here is a recipe for an essential oils blend, specifically created by Gary Young to support healthy skin in the case of scarring / scars:

I recommend a glass roller bottle. Please make sure it is dark coloured glass, e.g. amber, and has a metal roller ball.

 

10 drops helichrysum
6 drops lavender
8 drops lemongrass
4 drops patchouli
5 drops myrrh

MIX IN THE ORDER GIVEN (VERY important!!!), rolling the bottle between your palms after adding each oil.

Apply topically at least 3-4 times a day.

The KEY is to add them in the order listed. I used to think that it didn’t matter but it does. It affects how the oil molecules interact with each other to form a new substance. So add Helichrysum, then Lavender and “roll” the bottle between your palms to marry the two oils. Then add Lemongrass (repeat rolling). And so on until you have added the V6 or coconut oil. Some people put the blend into an empty 15ml oil bottle. I did this then added an Aroma glide roller filament to the top so I could easily roll it on. You could also keep it in a glass dropper bottle. The rule of thumb for how many times you might apply this blend varies but most folks apply 3-4 times a day.

Consistent application will achieve the best results. So – stick with it!

Helichrysum and Myrrh are very expensive, but the result is not the same without the exact blend or when using essential oils from other companies as they are not truly therapeutic-grade. The length of time required for the skin to become healthy has to do with the length of time that the skin has been unhealthy. The older the skin problems are, then the longer it takes to eliminate them.”

 

 

The Oils

(Please scroll down to find out how you can buy the essential oils)

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Frankincese – effective in the treatment of new and old scars, after-marks of boils, surgical scars, scars from mole/wart removal as well as acne scars. It acts as a cytophylactic, meaning that it helps in protecting existing cells and promoting new cells growth. Thus, it helps to reduce wrinkles, tightening skin, and fading out scars. It can help with pigmentation, as well as soothe chapped, dry skin.

 

 

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Neroli – as a cicatrisant, neroli is, great for sensitive, mature, aging and devitalized skin as it stimulates and promotes cell regeneration. It is very beneficial for stretch marks and scars with its excellent cell regeneration properties, which causes scars, spots and after-marks left by acne, boils, and pox to fade away. It also reduces the look of broken capillaries, smooth fine lines and tighten sagging skin.

 

 

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Helichrysum – Helichrysum essential oil is the best essential oil for old scars and scars in general! It is extracted from the colorful helichrysum flower, which closely resembles the sunflower. Using helichrysum essential oil helps fade and reduce the appearance of old scars, stretchmarks and surgical scars due to its high content of chemical compounds called diketones, which stimulate tissue re-growth and reduce scar tissue.

 

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Geranium – perfect for nourishing the skin and repairing all kinds of skin ailments from oily skin to eczema. Its cicatrisant properties help gradually heal and fade old scars by nourishing, moisturizing and breaking down scar tissue. It also improves blood circulation to the skin areas where it’s applied, thus helps to heal bruises, broken capillaries, cuts and burns.

 

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Rose – provides gentle soothing and calming properties for skin, helping to improve skin health and elasticity while improving circulation as it tones blood capillaries. Rose oil tones and lifts mature skin as well as heals skin discoloration including the ones in the form of old scars.
Regular use of rose oil has a significant effect on reducing the appearing of scar tissue.

 

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Lavender – great for mature skin, sun spots, and scarring, even gradually heals old scars, lightens them and break up scar tissue. Its cicatrisant properties play a role in gradually fading out old scars.

 

 

 

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Lemongrass – minimizing pores and firming the skin It’s a natural astringent, smooth skin sans scars and wrinkles. detoxifying and regenerative characteristics, so works great at enhancing skin’s glow.

 

 

 

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Patchouli – stimulates skin cell regeneration, is cicastristant, and thus a skin restorative oil, hastening the healing of wounds and to fade scars. It has been widely used for scar tissues healing by facilitating the rejuvenation of skin cells old and new. It also tightens and tones sagging skin, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

 

 

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Myrrh – contains some powerful healing properties. It is especially useful for skin conditions and is widely used to treat a broad variety of complaints including chapped/cracked skin, rashes, stretch marks and scar tissue. It rejuvenates mature skin and reduces fine lines and wrinkles while also helping to promote healthy new skin growth.
Ancient Egyptians used it to prevent aging and maintain healthy skin.

 

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Sage – The antioxidants in sage reverse or prevent signs of aging such as wrinkles, sagging skin, fine lines, and age spot, as well as helping prevent cracks, scars, and other unwanted marks on skin.
It helps heal old scars by stimulating cell and tissue regeneration and breaking up old scar tissue.

 

 

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Ylang Ylang – It stimulates/regenerates skin, so slows down the aging process, smooths fine lines and improves skin elasticity. Many people adore this oil because of its rich, floral fragrance. It also helps regenerate skin cells, smoothing fine lines, improving skin elasticity and strengthening the overall quality of the skin.

 

 

 

 

Ready to Order?

Please note: I do not sell the oils from this website, nor do I store products. Every person who wishes to buy the products will do so directly from Young Living. You will need to create your own member account which you can cancel at any time. If need be, contact me on intouch@intimacywellness.com

 

 

 

 

You have a choice of either becoming a Retail Customer OR a Wholesale Customer/Member. Wholesale Customers, also called Distributors, get 24% off retail price.
 
There is no obligation to do the business. You can simply enjoy the products. Similar to Costco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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