Lately I’ve been receiving a lot of compliments from people on how good I look, especially my skin. Self praise is no recommendation, I know. I can feel goose bumps raising on my hands already as I type this post. Tak malu ke? 😛
But sharing is caring. I want to share with you what I have been using on my skin that promotes healthy looking skin and I believe that anyone can have good skin too IF they diligently follow a healthy regimen for their skin. After all, the skin is the largest organ on our body and we should pamper it so that it remains soft, wrinkle-free and blemish-free.
Many people think that applying expensive creams on their skin equals to beautiful skin. The truth is, many of the ingredients in personal care and beauty products aren’t so pretty. U.S. researchers have found that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in cosmetic and personal care products are hazardous industrial chemicals. This means that 10,500 industrial chemicals are used as cosmetic ingredients, many of which are carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, endocrine disruptors, plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts) and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). And these go on our skin and into the environment. This is why most makeup and skin care products horribly age the skin and cause chemically instigated diseases.
My daily skin regimen is pretty simple and I use only natural skin-care products that contain no less than 2 ingredients. At a lunch with Cass’ classmates’ mummies last week, one of the mummies asked me what product I use on my skin as she’s amazed with how good my skin looks. She could not believe it when I told her I was 45. She’s younger than me and she owns a law firm. When I told her that I am using essential oils with extra virgin coconut oil, without any hesitation, she told me that she wanted to buy the essential oils that I use. The next day, I Whatsapp-ed her my beauty oils combo.
While having lunch at the kopitiam with Drama Queen yesterday, the lady boss told Drama Queen that her mummy is very pretty and young looking. I was totally flattered! 😍 So flattered and inflated that I knocked down the glass of iced tea on the table and spilled the contents onto the mil’s pants 😅
Besides thanking my parents for good genes, I must thank my oils for supporting the health of my skin.
I’d love to share with you what I use from head to toe everyday:
For hair and body:
Extra virgin coconut oil (EVCO)
Few drops of Essential Oils. I change the scents every week. I use lavender, geranium cedarwood, peppermint, orange and grapefruit.
I pour about half a cup of EVCO and add about 5-6 drops each of three types of Essential Oil and store the oils in a glass bottle in the bathroom. I massage my body with the oils after each shower. I also use the oils on Cass’ hair to tame the frizz after each hair wash.
For face (face serum):
Rosehip oil ~ I use Trilogy rosehip oil
Frankincense or Geranium
Ratio is 2:1 (Rosehip oil : EO)
For treating my daughters’ pimples, I use Melaleuca oil (Tea Tree).
For my scalp to promote hair growth:
I apply a few drops of these EOs neat on my scalp.
I think the oils to promote hair growth are working very well too. Lately, the slight balding patches on top and at the back of my head are not showing anymore! I shedded a LOT of hair at the height of anemia (caused by heavy menses which was caused by a big fibroid). I have been applying these essential oils on my scalp every night after my shower for about a year. I wasn’t bothered when my girls commented that I smelled like pasta and roast chicken from the Rosemary and Lemongrass essential oils. I just wanted more hair to grow on my head without spending a fortune 🤨
Do read The Never List of chemicals not to have in your skin care and personal care products. Try to avoid these chemicals as much as you can.
Another friend was talking about the expensive face serum and moisturisers from the department store. She paid almost what I paid for my Premium Starter Kit for a small tub of cream, serum and toner.
What else other than reducing the look of wrinkles can that tub do? Not one darn thing. And mind you, it may take tubs of creams to maybe reduce a few lines off your face, or maybe none at all, speaking from experience.
Ladies, I can diffuse uplifting beautiful smells, make my skin happy and healthy, use the oils as perfume, make my car and bathroom smell like spa with what I got in my box of starter kit. Plus do other amazing stuffs too. My eldest daughter loves to steal my peppermint EO to use as perfume!
I’m seriously not ready to look old or my age. So my frugal mind says, why buy a once off use tub and bottle of cream and serum? When you can get a whole kit that has a ton of other uses and cost just about the same price. No brainer friend!
Just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to try the Essential Oils. I can even loan you a diffuser set with some sample Essential Oils for you to try. You can also click here to sign up as member (signing up online is so easy and fast!) or Whatsapp / call me at 019 266 4290.
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