There’s nothing worse than those pesky pimples that won’t seem to go away. Finding the perfect acne treatment can be difficult, especially when everything out there seems to do more harm than good with the harsh chemicals involved. This aloe vera acne gel is really easy to make with the oils you have on hand, and it does wonders for your face! The aloe vera acts as a moisturizer, and the witch hazel serves as an astringent, tightening your skin and leaving it super soft.
[recipe title=”Aloe Vera Acne Gel” servings=”Yield=4 oz. (125 ml)” time=”5 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
Place all ingredients in the 4 oz. jar, and use a spoon to combine the mixture thoroughly.
Wash your face as you normally would.
Place a hot wet washcloth over your face for a few minutes to allow your pores to open up so that the gel can clean from the inside out.
Gently rub the gel over your face, and let it soak into your skin.
If desired, you can follow up with a facial moisturizer.
This gel can be stored in an airtight container for up to 1 month.
Before using this gel on your face, make sure to do a skin patch test on your inner forearm to ensure that the gel does not cause any adverse reactions. If this does happen, you may want to omit the cinnamon oil and try again.
Many deodorants on the market today are full of harsh chemicals that are doing more damage to our bodies than we think. It is possible to find deodorants that are safer for your body, but they tend to be expensive. We’ve created this all-natural recipe for a deodorant that you can feel good about—for your body and your wallet. You can add whatever oils you want to this recipe to make it your own.
And if your armpits have a hard time adjusting to chemical-free deodorant, we’ve included an armpit detox recipe below.
Melt the beeswax by placing it in a glass measuring cup in a pot of water over medium heat.
Once the beeswax is almost melted, add in the shea butter and coconut oil, and allow it to finish melting.
Remove the mixture from the heat, and stir in the arrowroot powder and baking soda.
Add 20–40 drops of your favorite essential oil or blend, and stir well to combine. (Start with 20 drops, and gradually add more until the deodorant reaches your desired scent.)
Before the mixture solidifies, pour it into the deodorant containers.
Allow the deodorant to cool for several hours or until solid and completely cooled.
Make “his” and “hers” deodorant by splitting the mixture in half and adding manly oils for him and feminine oils for her.
A blend that we tried and loved was 20 drops grapefruit plus 15 drops lemon. Let us know what blends you come up with!
It’s important to remember that sometimes your body can have a hard time making the switch from a conventional deodorant to an all-natural kind. If you use your natural deodorant and your armpits become smelly or you get a rash, you may need to do an armpit detox to clean the chemicals from your skin. Here’s a simple recipe to get your armpits clean!
Sometimes all we need is a relaxing face mask to clear our pores, hydrate our skin, and clear up any acne we have. Coconut oil is a natural antibacterial and antifungal agent, as well as an excellent moisturizer. We’ve created these 3 different masks for you to try out depending on your specific needs. Be careful to keep them out of your eyes, as the essential oils may cause some irritation. Try them all out and pick a favorite!
This roll-on blend is great for your skin! It cleans the pores while softening the skin. Melaleuca essential oil is great for dermatitis, eczema, and cleansing. Lavender oil is good for dry and sensitive skin, rashes, and stress. Juniper berry is great for acne and dermatitis or eczema. Combined, these oils make up a great remedy for all your facial needs!
To use, roll on the face and neck after removing your makeup for the night. Use your hands to lightly massage into the skin if necessary. You can also apply this blend to treat individual blemishes rather than the entire face, if desired.
These days, you never know what ingredients are in your cosmetic products. Women can spend a lot of money and time trying to find an organic makeup remover, having no idea if it will actually work. No worries—we’ve made one up using the oils you love!
These makeup remover pads are great for your skin! The castile soap serves as a cleansing agent to clean your pores, while the avocado oil softens your skin, and the witch hazel works as a toner to close your pores. The properties of lavender essential oil soothe your skin while helping your body to relax, relieving your mind of stress and anxiety. All around, this is a great product for your skin!
This sugar scrub is a great way to exfoliate and moisturize your skin while enjoying the added benefits of essential oils and coconut oil. Sugar scrubs are especially effective for areas with sensitive skin, such as your face and lips. The added properties of grapefruit and peppermint essential oils give a nice cooling effect, while also helping to relieve stress. If you are looking for a new way to pamper your skin, this scrub is a great place to start!
These cute little salt scrubs make a great gift for anyone in your life that deserves a little extra pampering! Salt scrubs can be very relaxing, and provide great exfoliating benefits to the skin, while soothing the surrounding muscles and tissues. With the recipe below, you can customize the oils you use to fit the needs of the recipient. You can also embellish this scrub with a little citrus zest, dried herbs, or powdered spices to up the wow factor. And speaking of wow—don’t forget to add one of the sweet salt scrub labels pictured below to your jar!
[recipe title=”Salt Scrub” servings=”Yield=1/2 cup (120 ml)” time=”5 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
These cute Hand “Santa”tizers are so easy to make, and they work great as gifts for teachers, neighbors, and friends.
[recipe title=”Hand Sanitizer” servings=”5 bottles” time=”10 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
It’s time for holiday gift-giving, and this gift guide includes several ideas for you—one of which we are featuring below! These gift ideas are not the only reason that you should get your own copy of this guide. Inside you will find a large world map that shows where many popular essential oils come from. This map can be easily displayed in your essential oil class and used to teach your prospective customers about where essential oils are obtained. The gift guide unfolds to reveal this large 11″ × 17″ (28 × 43 cm) chart that can be framed or passed around. Get your free copy here—and feel free to get extras to pass out to your essential oil–loving friends!
As mentioned above, we are highlighting one of the recipes—the Refreshing Rosemary Mint Shampoo—that is found in the gift guide. This shampoo uses peppermint and rosemary essential oils because they are both known to help stimulate hair growth and work well for all hair types. If you prefer a different scent or have different needs, check out Modern Essentials for more essential oil suggestions, and feel free to switch out the oils in this recipe. This shampoo makes a great gift for any of your holistically inclined friends!
[recipe title=”Refreshing Peppermint Rosemary Shampoo” servings=”Yield=8 oz. (240 ml)” time=”5 minutes” difficulty=”Easy”]
Kids love how soft and squishy these soap jellies are! They are perfect for making bathtime and learning about hygiene fun. You may even want to try them out on yourself! They make a great sensory experience for all!
[recipe title=”Soap Jellies” servings=”12+” time=”10 minutes active; 1–2 hours inactive” difficulty=”Easy”]
Ingredients & Supplies:
2 Tbsp. unflavored gelatin (about 2–3 small packets)