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Tongue Scraping: Try it!

When I first heard about tongue scraping, I thought it sounded absolutely disgusting and pointless.  I kept thinking, why do I need to SCRAPE my tongue? I brush it all the time! Well, once I started doing it regularly, I began to see some amazing results!

What is tongue scraping?

An ancient Ayurvedic, self-care ritual for oral hygiene that removes bacteria, food debris, fungi, toxins, and dead cells from the surface of the tongue.

What does it look like?tongue

  • A  long, thin, flat piece of metal that is bent in a “U” shape.
  • Stainless steel or copper are best
  • Can be found at most health food stores and online, click here for the one that I use daily
  • In a pinch, a metal spoon can be utilized

Why tongue scrape?

  • Prevents Halitosis (bad breath)
  • Keeps taste buds healthy, heightens sense of taste
  • Boosts immune system
  • Improves digestion

When should I scrape my tongue? 

  • Incorporate into your morning oral health routine before brushing
  • Be sure to do this on an empty stomach

How do I scrape my tongue?

  • Place the scraper as far back as you can manage and then pull forward with slight pressure
  • Repeat 10-12x
  • Be sure to scrape entire surface including sides
  • Rinse scraper between pulls

Want an extra boost of freshness after you scrape and brush?

Helpful Resources:

Thrive Market

Mind, Body, Green

Huffington Post


Until Next Time,

Shannon 🙂

*Please comment below with questions or email me directly at [email protected]!



Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Easy DIY Dry Shampoo

For this dry shampoo, all you need is 1-2 ingredients!

Our hair produces more oil the more we wash it.  I have found that since I started washing my hair every 2nd or 3rd day it feels  and looks so much healthier!

BUT, you don’t want your hair to look greasy, right!? Even if you shower every day and your hair looks greasy, people will look at you and see you as dirty or unkempt!

Also, I have tried a few different brands of the aerosol “dry shampoos” and I find that they do not work well.

I was just spraying a bunch of toxic chemicals into my hair that smelled way to intense for my liking! My hair still looked greasy afterward too!

The solution is to make your own dry shampoo!

Attention Blondes! You only need ONE ingredient! Arrowroot powder (you can get this brand at almost any grocery store. Amazon also has organic choices too!)

It has the same use as corn starch in the culinary world. I choose arrowroot powder over cornstarch because I find that it works better AND cornstarch is made with GMO corn, so no thank you!

All you need to do is get a makeup brush you would use for say, bronzer, so that you can evenly distribute it throughout your hair.



You need to add another ingredient to make the powder darker, so it blends into your hair better.  If you don’t, it looks like you have lots of dandruff or gray roots! (I learned from experience!)

You can choose between cocoa powder and cinnamon.  I use cocoa powder, but either works.

Generally it’s equal parts of arrowroot powder and cocoa/cinnamon, but you can experiment depending on the color of your hair. (use less cocoa/cinnamon the lighter your hair is)

dry shampoo

Bonus! Add 5-10 drops of your favorite Young Living essential oil to the mix for a pleasant scent! Some suggestions I would give are lavender, stress away, citrus fresh, joy, geranium, or whatever scent you like best!

I would love to hear from you if you try this DIY dry shampoo!

Until next time,

Shannon 🙂


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Enjoy the Outdoors Annoyance Free!

All Natural Outdoor Annoyance Spray

Before I began using Young Living essential oils, I had been searching for an all natural, DEET free product that actually works.  It was so difficult to find anything that didn’t have toxic chemicals, let alone DEET free.  Once I discovered the amazing benefits and versatility of essential oils, I realized there are many that could be utilized to enjoy the outdoors annoyance free that are toxin free AND cheap!

Here is the recipe I like to utilize when outdoors:


I find that using these particular oils really covers the spectrum of ALL outdoor annoyances! Also, I think this particular mix smells AMAZING! I have people ask what perfume I’m wearing or say, “you smell great, what is it!?”.

You could also use this spray around doorways or indoors to keep your home annoyance free! 

Others essential oils you could substitute (if you don’t have one of the oils in the recipe or do not care for it):

  • Purification
  • Rosemary
  • Clove
  • Cinnamon bark
  • Thieves
  • Thyme
  • Eucalyptus
  • Geranium
  • Lemongrass
  • Patchouli
  • Spearmint

There are SO many different combinations that you could create to YOUR smell preferences! If you are not a fan of citronella, sub it out for one of the alternates on the list! I try different combos all the time just for a variety of smell or if I am making it for a friend!

Another tip to keep your outdoor experience pleasant is to diffuse a mix of these oils when you are sitting on your back deck under an awning or camping in a camper.

You could also put a few drops of these oils on a  para-cord bracelet.  I do this while I’m hiking, camping, or kayaking. They work great especially if you don’t want to be carrying a spray bottle around.

What about our beloved pets!? Here is a solution for them! RepelAroma by Young Living! outdoors

With RepelAroma™—a unique combination of purifying and invigorating Citronella, Idaho Tansy, Palo Santo, and Tea Tree essential oils—your pet will love being outside!A portion of all proceeds from Animal Scents products goes to support Vital Ground, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the habitat of grizzly bears and other wide-roaming wildlife.

How to Use

  • Apply 2–4 drops to your hands and pet onto your animal’s coat.*
  • Add to a 1 oz. spray bottle and spritz generously on your animal’s coat or skin.*
  • Diffuse to keep pests away from certain areas in the home or small areas outdoors.
  • Carefully apply according to the size and species of animal.

General rule: Dilute more for smaller species.

*I’ll be posting soon about a special blend I like to use to make an outdoor collar for my favorite feline, so stay tuned! 

Benefits of Citronella

Read more on why DEET is harmful HERE 

Another article about a study done regarding the effects of DEET.

Great resource to learn more about pesticides and protecting your family from them.

I would love to hear what YOUR favorite blend of oils is to keep you safe from outdoor annoyances! Comment below! 

Until Next Time,

Shannon 🙂


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

My Foolproof Secret to Juicy Burgers!

Want juicy burgers with lean, grass fed beef!?


juicy burgers

Well, here is my secret ingredient for flavorful, juicy burgers (without using meat with a high fat content) every time!

Coconut milk!

(No, your burgers won’t taste like coconut!)

Everyone thinks I am crazy for making my burgers out of organic grass fed beef because of it’s low fat content.  (Low fat generally equals dry and less tasty burgers)

Dry, mealy burgers are now a thing of the past! All you need is a few tablespoons of coconut milk (NOT coconut cream or coconut oil!).

Coconut milk adds the fat you need to keep the burgers juicy, but this is the healthy type of fat! Not the type that will clog your arteries!

I love to add ingredients to my handcrafted, organic (and now juicy) burgers like diced onions, peppers, celery, and/or mushrooms. Or spices/herbs like cumin, garlic, cayenne, parsley, cilantro, basil, adobo, or even steak seasoning!

I also on occasion will stuff my burgers with goat cheese, which is AMAZING! If you are not a fan of goat cheese, you could also use blue cheese, feta, Gouda, or any other cheese you love.  Crumbly cheeses tend to work best though because there is less of a chance that they will ooze out.

Do you use Young Living essential oils? Try cooking with them! Add a drop of your favorite Young Living Vitality Line oils like black pepper, celery seed, oregano, basil, rosemary or thyme to your burger mix for enhanced flavor and health benefits!

juicy burgers

Don’t forget to put a thumb print in your burger to keep it from plumping up too much (it keeps it flat and cooks evenly).

Toss those buns on the grill right before the burgers are done. I guarantee you will never go without a toasted bun again!

Want a gluten free option? Use lettuce to wrap your juicy burger instead of a bun.  I love the crunch it adds and it is low carb!

For a Thai twist on your burger, make a sauce with the leftover coconut milk! Add 2-3 Tbsp of green or red Thai curry paste and simmer until thick. Use instead of traditional condiments! 

Comment below with your favorite burger toppings and tips!!

Until Next Time,

-Shannon 🙂


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Why You Can Trust Young Living

All essential oils are not created equal!

In short, the answer is YES, you can trust Young Living and the products they produce because of their Seed to Seal promise!

The FDA does not have strict regulations on essential oils. Therefore, many companies take short cuts and adulterate their oils to make a better profit, yet are still able to call their oils “therapeutic grade” or “100% pure”!

Warning: If an essential oil label says “do not take internally” or “not for internal use” that is a red flag right there! If the oil is 100% pure and therapeutic grade, you should be able to take it internally since it is simply the distilled oil from a plant (root, flower, bark, stem, leaf, bud, etc).

If you are skeptical about Young Living or essential oils in general, I suggest you do your own research and not just listen to what one article or a friend says.  Get out there and learn! The internet is full of rumors and slandering of everyone and every company, especially successful ones, so be sure to do thorough research.

Young Living

Before I began using Young Living exclusively I:

  • Did my own research (months worth)

  • Tried and compared a few different popular and supposedly high quality brands

  • Talked to friends who were already using essential oils

  • Read various blogs specific to essential oils


I recently read a very concise and informative article that inspired me to write this mini blog post.  If you would like to know why Young Living is the best without having to read pages and pages of blabber, check out this article! I would love to hear your thoughts too 🙂  [email protected]
Happy oiling to those of you who are “oilers”.  For those of you who haven’t yet embarked on your oil journey and are interested, I am here to help and would love to get you started!

For more info:

What are essential oils?Young Living

Essential Oils 101 Class

Get started with essential oils by clicking here!



Until Next Time,

Shannon 🙂

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Apple Cider Vinegar: A Life Changer

What is Apple Cider Vinegar?

“Different from the refined and distilled vinegars usually found in supermarkets, Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is made from fresh, crushed, organically grown apples and allowed to mature in tanks, which boosts its natural fermentation qualities. When mature, it contains a web-like substance, called “mother” that becomes visible when the rich brownish liquid is held to the light.” -Bragg Company

Learn more here and purchase Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar book

Apple Cider Vinegar

What’s the difference between White Vinegar and Apple Cider Vinegar? 

Raw Apple Cider Vinegar started disappearing from the grocery store shelves due to the public preferring the look of the refined, distilled vinegar because it is clear and “cleaner” looking.  Raw apple cider vinegar is unfiltered and cloudy because it is raw, organic, and contains the “mother”, which is what gives this type of vinegar its health benefits.

The companies producing vinegar were just giving the consumer what they wanted, but little did they know they were removing almost all of the health benefits by doing this!

A food chemist actually produced an imitation vinegar from coal-tar that looked “clean” to the consumer, yet still tasted like vinegar.  Sadly, it is the most popular vinegar sold in supermarkets today.

These fake vinegars are cheaper, so the consumer thinks they are getting a better deal.  In reality they are getting an imitation vinegar that has zero health benefits.

This is why I only buy Bragg’s  Apple Cider Vinegar!

Apple Cider Vinegar

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Helps Remove Body Toxins
  • Helps Promote a Youthful Body
  • Helps support a healthy immune system
  • Helps Maintain Healthy Skin
  • Helps Control Weight
  • Improves Digestion and Assimilation
  • Soothes Tight and Aching Joints and Sore Muscles from exercise
  • Soothes irritated skin
  • And many more!

Bragg’s Organic Vinegar Health Drink

  • 1-2 tsps Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 8 oz. glass of purified or distilled water
  • (optional) to taste 1 to 2 tsps Organic Honey or100% Maple Syrup
  • Delicious, ideal pick-me-up at home, work, sports or gym. Perfect 3 times daily, upon arising, mid-morning and mid-afternoon

History of Apple Cider Vinegar

  • Traced to Egyptian urns as far back as 3000 B.C.
  • Hippocrates (400 B.C.) recognized it’s powerful cleansing and healing qualities.  He used it to treat his patients.
  • The Babylonians used it as a condiment and preservative.
  • Apple Cider Vinegar was sold by street vendors during the Middle Ages as a body deodorant, healing tonic, and drink to keep the body healthy and ageless.
  • It has been used on ships to prevent scurvy.
  • During the Civil War, apple cider vinegar was used to disinfect and heal wounds.

Bragg’s Organic Vinegar Skin Cleanser & Toner (opens pores and loosens dirt and excessive oil from face)

  1. Turn off heat under a pan of steaming Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar water (2 Tbsps ACV to quart purified water)
  2. Steam face over pan and use towel draped over head to trap steam
  3. Pat Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar on face with cotton ball to remove the loosened dirt
  4. Repeat steaming and cleansing twice
  5. Then pat or spray on chilled Bragg Apple Cider Vinegar, diluted with equal amount of distilled water (store ACV mixture in refrigerator) to close pores and tone skin
  6. Do steam cleansing twice weekly, as needed.

Apple Cider Vinegar Disinfecting Spray

  • Use the ratio of 1:2 Apple Cider Vinegar to water
  • Add to a spray bottle
  • Spray surfaces to clean and disinfect
  • Optional: add a few drop of Young Living’s purification and/or lemon essential oil for an extra boost of cleaning power!

Why BRAGG’s Organic Apple Cider Vinegar?

Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is the best and highest quality available in the world today. It was voted and awarded for its best quality. It is made only from the finest, delicious, healthy grown USDA Certified Organic Apples. Leading environmental experts advise eating only organic apples and apple products, because conventional apples have been listed as one of the top 12 foods most contaminated by pesticides.

• USDA Certified Organic – organically grown apples and exacting scientific standards used to meet organic certified food product standards.

• Unfiltered – contains the valuable apple peel which is rich in important polyphenol antioxidants.

• Raw – Not Pasteurized, recognized as a “live food”, rich in enzymes and made the best natural way.

• Contains the amazing “Mother” of Vinegar, a natural cloudy substance found only in raw, unfiltered organic vinegar formed from naturally occurring strand-like chains of protein enzyme molecules. It is highly regarded for it’s nutritional and health benefits.

• Non-GMO

• Kosher Certified


Until next time,

-Shannon 🙂


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Detoxify Your Laundry and Pay LESS

Who wouldn’t want to detoxify their laundry and pay LESS by doing so!? 

During my recent detox of my entire home (and by “detox” I mean freaking out and getting rid of ALMOST EVERYTHING after discovering that I had a bunch of toxic products in my home by using the Think Dirty App),  I started making my own laundry detergent.

In short, this has given me piece of mind by knowing exactly what ingredients are in my laundry detergent, which ultimately makes contact with your body and has the potential to be absorbed through the skin.


Tip: If you do not have Young Living essential oils, do not fret! You can either omit them and just have unscented laundry OR choose to purchase Young Living essential oils, which you can learn more about by clicking here.

Additional laundry detox: Replace your toxic dryer sheets with wool dryer balls!

Simply place two wool dryer balls in with a load of laundry just like you would a dryer sheet.  

Add a few drops of Young Living essential oils to each for an extra scent boost! (purification, lavender, peppermint, stress away are some of my favorites!)


  • soften clothes naturally
  • reduce drying time
  • prevent static and wrinkles
  • eliminate risk of toxic chemicals being deposited on clothes that could ultimately be absorbed by the skin!

You can always experiment with the proportions/amount of Dr. Bronner’s and Super Washing Soda in this recipe to meet your needs.

If you have kids who are always playing outside and active in sports, or a husband who is a mechanic you may need to use more Super Washing Soda.  On the other hand, someone who is single and doesn’t get their clothes too dirty, could use less.

This recipe is for the average household who has moderately soiled clothing, so be sure to adjust it for you and your family’s needs!

This recipe is cheap, easy, and non-toxic!


 Dr. Bronner’s Baby Unscented Liquid Castile Soap    Not Animal TestedFair For TradeNon GMO ProjectOCTOVegan

LaundryIngredients: Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

** None remains after saponifying oils into soap & glycerin.
You can purchase Dr. Bronner’s Baby Liquid Castile soap at Amazon, Target, drug stores, and most grocery stores.  I prefer to buy it in gallon jugs from Amazon to save even more!
The reason I choose the baby unscented Dr. Bronner’s rather than a scented one is because I like to add my own Young Living essential oils to create the scent of my laundry depending on the needs of a specific load.

LaundryArm & Hammer Super Washing Soda    100% Fragrance & Phosphate Free. It helps neutralize and eliminate odors, not cover them up with perfumes.

Ingredients: 100% sodium carbonate

 You can find Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda on Amazon and at most drug/grocery stores.  Again, buying in bulk is your best bet for saving even more! Amazon has a great deal on (2) 55oz boxes for just $14.48!

If you have done even minimal searching for a DIY laundry detergent recipe on Pinterest, some of you are probably wondering why I am not including borax in this recipe.  WELL. I have heard mixed things about it and would rather not take the chance of it being harmful.

The one fact that caused me to not consider borax as an ingredient in my laundry detergent is that the European Chemicals Agency added it to their “list of substances of very high concern” some years ago.

Unfortunately, after my extensive research while detoxifying  my home and life, I have come to trust the European government agencies that regulate consumer ingredients products over our own regulating agencies.

I hope you are willing to give this recipe a try! I would love to hear your thoughts if you do!

Until next time,

-Shannon 🙂

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

Want to Know What’s REALLY in Your Everyday Products!? Then Think Dirty!

Think Dirty!


Ever wonder what those ingredients are in your everyday home, health, and beauty products that you can’t pronounce? How harmful are they? What are they doing to you and your loved ones? Can you even avoid these toxic chemicals anymore? The simple answer is…YES!!!! Think Dirty!

So many companies are labeling their products as “natural” or “green”, but when you dig deeper those labels are often very misleading.  For this reason, I started doing my own research about what harmful toxins are in our everyday products.

TD-badges_-01_BestFaceForward-362x350About 6 months ago, a friend told me about the app “Think Dirty”, which has honestly changed my life. (P.S.-It’s FREE!)  A week after downloading this app (and consequently freaking out with each product I scanned) , I realized how many toxic products I had in my home that I was using every single day! The majority of my products said “natural” or had a similar phrasing on them, so I thought I was somewhat safe!

Boy was I wrong!  I proceeded to replace as many of these harmful products asap.  The Think Dirty app not only made researching the products in my home easy, but replacing the products possible and convenient as well.


Think Dirty is an app that allows you to scan the bar code of an item or search for a specific product.  Not every single product ever made is in the database, but there are few hundred thousand, so odds are, whatever you use is going to be in there.
This app will tell you how “dirty” a product is on a scale of 0 (being the cleanest) to 10 (being the most toxic).  It will also tell you WHY, which I find very important.


The “dirty meter”, as they call it, lists three categories that make the product dirty; carcinogenicity, development & reproductive toxicity, and allergies & immunotoxicities.  I find this section extremely helpful because a lot of the time I know an ingredient is bad, but I don’t know why.


Once you go into the ingredient section it will rate each ingredient individually on the same 0-10 scale, so you can see how and why the overall product is rated what it is.  If you then select the individual ingredient, you can see other names for it, what it’s generally used for, health impacts, sources, and warnings from regulatory agencies.

I find the warning from regulatory agencies especially interesting because I have found that there are a great deal of products allowed in our country that are either banned or on a warning list in other areas of the world like Canada or the European Union.


The final section is called “our picks”, which is what the app selects as alternates to the product you are currently reading about.  Therefore, if the product is rated a 9 or a 10 (extremely toxic) and you want to know which products you could replace it with, they give you suggestions of products that are much lower on the toxicity scale.

This is one of my favorite features of this app because sometimes you know that a product is harmful, but you have NO IDEA what to replace it with and don’t have a bunch of time to do research to find a different product.

Another great feature of this app is that you can add all the products you currently use to “my bathroom shelf” and it will provide an overall, combined rating of the products you use.  I feel that this is a great feature because it shows how ONE toxic product can be harmful even if all of your other products are relatively toxin free.


I now monitor the products I use closely with the Think Dirty app and make a lot of my own products with natural ingredients and Young Living essential oils (when applicable) to save money and avoid toxins.  Some of the everyday items I make are deodorant, hair spray, leave-in conditioner spray, hand soap, laundry detergent, lotions, air freshener spray, chapstick to name a few!

If you do not have a smart phone to download this app, or would like another resource to do research on products, try The Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.  This site is similar, but focuses on products you would put on your skin.

Think Dirty is a great app, but whatever you do, be sure to research products you use and don’t be fooled by words like “natural”, “green”, etc! It is important to know what you are exposing yourself to on a daily basis and to reduce the toxicity in your life!

Until next time, -Shannon 🙂







Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

What!? A Simple, DIY Hairspray with SUGAR?

Tired of buying pricey hairspray that causes you to breathe in toxic chemicals!?

I know I am!  I was less than optimistic about this DIY hairspray recipe at first, but now I can tell you firsthand that it is easy, effective, AND cheap! I thought to myself, this can’t be true.  How could water, sugar, salt, and essential oils hold my hair as well as those salon quality, chemical-based aerosol products? Also, won’t the sugar make my hair sticky!?

Well, you won’t know for yourself until you try it! This DIY hairspray recipe will cost you under $2 and the only reason it will cost that much initially is due to purchasing the glass spray bottles at around $1-1.50 each.  After that, refilling the bottle with this DIY hairspray will cost under $1!

This DIY hairspray recipe is for a “flexible” hold.  Meaning, it’s not going to hold your boyfriend’s blowout or keep pristine ringlet curls all day long.  It is more for flowing curls, up-dos, or taming frizz and those pesky “fly-aways” we all get.


There is a simple solution if you would like more of a MAX hold though.  You could add a teaspoon or two of hair gel to this recipe if you care more about keeping it cheap than all natural.  My suggestion though would be to add another teaspoon of sugar and about a tablespoon of high quality aloe vera gel (organic if possible).  This will provide a stronger hold, but you may need to experiment with the proportions to get exactly the hold that you are looking for.

Tip: If you currently do not have or use essential oils, please, DO NOT go out to the grocery store and buy any old oil! You CAN make this hair spray without the essential oils.  It simply wouldn’t have the added benefits of shine, growth, and texture.  Before going out and buying oils, do your own research, but I only recommend using Young Living essential oils.  Learn more by clicking here!

You can learn more about the essential oils in this recipe and how to purchase by clicking here.  I only use Young Living essential oils due to the superior quality and Seed to Seal promise!

If you try this recipe, please let me know your thoughts! 

Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.

DIY Facial Serum for Dry Skin

Is this what your skin feels like this time year!?dry skin

It’s that time of year where everyone’s skin turns into a dry, scaly mess! It may not affect everyone (especially those of you living in the south), but I hear so many people mentioning and complaining about it, including myself! I utilized my own knowledge of oils and did some more research to come up with this simple, easy DIY Facial Serum for Dry Skin recipe!


What I discovered is, in terms of supporting skin health, especially in the winter, frankincense essential oil is key!  After looking at countless recipes, I decided to try a rather simple one. I prefer to make it myself not only to save money, but so I know EXACTLY what is in the concoction I am putting all over my face (which ultimately enters the body system; our SKIN is the largest organ of the body after all!).

FrankincenseBack to the recipe….I chose frankincense as the primary essential oil, then also added tea tree and lavender essential oils.  As my carrier oil, I chose almond oil because I like the texture of it (it’s not too oily and soaks in fairly quickly).

Now, there are PLENTY of other essential oils I could have added to this mix, but remember, I wanted to keep it simple.  I wasn’t sure if it would work or not, but the reason I am sharing this DIY Facial Serum for Dry Skin recipe with you is because IT DID!!!!

The dry, scaly skin on my face generally happens every winter, but for some reason it was particularly worse this year.  After 5 days of using this serum, once in the morning and once in the evening on a clean face, I have seen a total turn around in the appearance of my skin. I am upset with myself for not taking a before picture! This serum soothed the skin irritation I was experiencing, helped restore my skin’s natural moisture balance, and is currently supporting my now healthy, radiant skin!

  • assists in maintaining radiant skin
  • has the ability to smooth the look of healthy skin
  • supports aging skin
  • key ingredient of Young Living Boswellia Wrinkle Cream™
Tea Tree
  • reduces the appearance of blemishes
  • supports healthy skin
  • soothes skin irritation
  • restore the skin’s natural moisture balance
  • calming scent

Remember, everyone’s skin is different! Some people have acne prone, greasy skin and others have dry, uneven skin. What works great for me, might not work as well for you.  It’s all about experimenting with different recipes and deciding what has given you the best results.

If you aren’t interested in making your own, here is a great alternative to the DIY version of my dry skin serum! Young Living’s Essential Beauty Serum for dry skin!

seed to seal**Here is an important fact! If you are buying essential oils from grocery stores or even health food stores….STOP! Do your research first! I always encourage people to go out and find the facts for themselves.

The only essential oils I use are Young Living brand because their oils are proven to be therapeutic grade and 100% pure! For more information, you can head to Young Living’s website or my page on their Seed to Seal process.


Disclaimer: The information on this website is based upon my research and personal experiences. Use of Young Living Essential Oils and other products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. I am not a doctor or healthcare professional.
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