This picture is pretty amazing, if you know what you are looking for! The Ancient Egyptians loved the aroma of oils – they believed that the more beautiful they smelled, the more favour their Gods would bestow on them…so the women wore wax cones on their heads, with essential oils mixed in the wax (see the blue cones in the pic!!!). As the hot sun melted the wax, their hair and bodies were covered in essential oil!
These women are holding Blue Lotus flowers, which produces one of the most prized essential oils in the world! Did you know that Young Living has an oil blend called “Build your Dream”, which contains the prized Blue Lotus oil!!!!
Dr. Sabina DeVita, author of Saving Face, describes essential oils as pure frequency or “liquid light”, and an incredible gift to our skin.
Because they energize our skin, it means that our skin cells reproduce at a healthy and fast level, hence the time lag between new skin growth and the elimination of old cells is reduced, which in turn helps our skin behave like more youthful skin.
Essential oils also penetrate and moisturize the deep layers in the skin, bringing light and energy to these layers. They help reduce puffiness and irregularities of the skin, as well as reducing visible signs of aging….oh, and did I mention that because they relax us, they also help to counterbalance the everyday stresses and tension that contributes to skin aging?
So apply a mix of essential oils to the skin each evening, after cleansing and toning. Although some oils can be applied neat to the skin, others can be irritating. So by using a good quality carrier oil, it slows down the penetration of the essential oil into the skin, meaning your skin (rather than the rest of your body) gets the benefits of the essential oil for longer.
There are many different carrier oils that can be used, including Young Living’s V6 mixing oil, or Jojoba oil, Sweet Almond oil, Avocado oil, Argan oil, Fractionated coconut oil (fractionated just means it doesn’t solidify in cooler weather), Grape Seed oil, Hemp Seed oil, Olive oil and Rosehip oil. You can even add a little bit of beeswax if you want! Alternatively, you can add the essential oils directly into some of Young Living’s ART light moisturiser.