Essential Oils have been used for thousands of years to beautify the body. In this day and age we have been able to produce some excellent essential oils to truely therapeutically support and beautify our skin. There are so many factors that contribute to healthy, vibrant skin. Our diet makes a big difference. There are some foods that are considered to be Youth foods, such as, a diet high in frutis and vegetables. We want an anti-inflammatory diet and a super-antioxidant diet. It would be good for us to avoid diets high in sugars, even raw sugars. A diet high in sugar tends to make the skin feel inflexible and it is prone to discolor. Even bananas, papayas, potatoes and carrots corn mangoes and rice have a high glycemic index. Package foods are generally full of chemical additives which will affect our skin too. And of course dairy products, although the most digestible dairy products are Goat's milk.
In the Essential Oils Desk Reference, 5th edition it is suggested to use these oils for sagging skin.
Lavender, Helichrysum, patchouli, cypress, tangerine, sandalwood.
Now here are some essential oils blends put out by Young Living Essentail Oils, a very reputable company for purchasing essential oils:
Humilty, Inspiratio and Joy.
A suggestion for SKin FIrming Recipe (morning):
- 3 drops of tangerine
- 3 drops of cypress
- 8 drops patchouli
- 5 drops cypress
- 5 drops geranium
- 1 drop sandawood
- It is suggested that these oils be applied 4-6 drops neat or diluted 50/50 on affected area 2 times daily. Use the morning recipe before dressing in the morning and the evening recipe before bed at night.