Facial Serum to Defy Ageing: You can make it yourself!
Have you been looking for that perfect skin care 'magic serum' to do what you want it to do for reversing the appearance of ageing, or combating acne, rosacea and toning up the skin?
First, let me start by saying, that there is really no 'magic potion'. If you have read chapter 14 in my book, Fuel for the Body, then you will understand my philosophy about skincare routines and products. Also, if you read my bio and the skincare page on this site, you will see that I have a long history in skincare and beauty supplies. I was the regional executive of a prominant toxic company for 8 years. I was a make up artist for 6 years and a modeling teacher for 5 years. I know what the toxic world of chemical poison soup mixes do to your skin and body. (While it may not immediately impact your skin or health, the long run effects are not good. I had my own experience with my skin after long use of the toxic formulas.) As always, if you can't eat it, then don't wear it on your skin. After all, our skin is our largest organ in which is a gate way for passing toxins OR nutrition to our blood cells. We should always look within to get to the basis of our seeming problems with our skin appearances. For instance, take a look at this chart below. It is just a glimpse of how our outward skin reflects ailments going on inside our bodies.
slather our bodies in toxic poisons, then it only makes sense that our internal being will suffer. This is why a lot of people who eat all organic, cannot figure out why they still get sick and diseased. It is because it has not occured to them about using toxic poisons on their bodies. For that matter, it has not occurred to them that their household cleaning products wreak just as much havoc on their health as the toiletries. Are you following me? I dive deeper into this philosophy of skin care routines in my newews book entitled: Feed Your Face...Beyond Skin Deep This book will be released mid March 2018. Will be something worth your read, as it discusses more than outer skin care, but feeding the spirit and mind to reflect your outward over all appearance.
I tell you all of this to let you know how very important it is to keep a healthy gut! Cleanse your gut. to cleanse your skin. You really are what you eat from your head down to your feet! smile. Therefore, when we are on that quest to find that 'magical' potion, serum or antedote, it is important to know that these serums, EVEN the organic ones will only work temporily to bandage the problems. Granted, the organic serums will be far better than those toxic department store creams and the organic and edible ones will indeed FEED and NOURISH your cells within. However, if you are not tending to your eco system within you, then you are creating a chemical soup mixture to begin a warfare with your cells. We must care for our abodes we live in, because when that is destroyed, then where else will we live?
I encourage you to eat as organic and locally as you possibly can to ensure real wholesome nutrition dwells in your body. Avoid that white, cocain looking stuff that the faux phude industry wants to call sugar, at all cost. Switch to coconut sugars, date sugars, raw cane juice and even stevias or sunroot nectar. This is noted in the 'Sweetest Deception' chapter of Fuel for the Body. Also noted in FFTB, in the 'Salt Phobia' chapter, you will see the importance of switching out your salts to REAL mineralized unbleached salts such as himalayan, redmond real, black salts and deep Mediterranean salts. Avoid sodas at all cost. Lay low on the alcohol intake. I know, there are some out there who say, but red wine is so good for you. Do some research on red wines and how the sulfates cause problems after a few years of consuming this. I know first hand, I was a red wine drinker. White wine is a better option, but on occasion only. Consuming alcohol is a new topic, therefore, just enjoy a drink on special occasions. Eat as many colors of the rainbow as you can. Sure, you have heard this time and again It is true. Did you know that by consuming a large amount of leafy greens and carrots, that it can help increase your natural tanning ability without doing much sun bathing? Yes, it is true, the more organic greens and carrots you consume, your skin will begin producing more melonin, which is the natural pigment that enables your skin to darken naturally. We will talk about this in another blog. There is so much more I could tell you on this topic, but I am keeping it short for this blog because I know you are patiently awaiting on the 'magical' serum you can make yourself! Basic rules are to aviod those products I just mentioned. Furthermore, lay off going to fast 'faux' phude places and lay off on processed foods that come in a box. Incorporating these habbits will greater enhance your ability to achieve the skin you desire. Try out my 'Edible Shower/Bath' routine listed here on this website. There are many other oils and routines that I have not listed here as those are used in other concoctions I make up. I use other oils on my skin such as black cumin seed, lavendar, avocado and rose hip, however, I chose these specific oils to do a certain task that anyone can use for any skin type.
OK, now down to the reasoning for this blog. The Best Beauty Serum YOU can make at home. Of course, if you do not want to take the time to purchase all the oils and bottles and you do not want to take time to make it yourself, you can purchase the ready "Made with LOVE' directly from us. We have made a great package with Plant Spirit Botanical Company to get our TRIBAL Line of products out to you. The Rainbow Warriors Tribal Line. How cool is that? Just mention discount code: LOVEOILS10 for 10% off.
Some of you may be wondering why in the world I chose these certain oils, after all, some of them seem a bit out there for skin care. Let me explain why I chose these particular oils for this serum. I will list the oils that I chose and their benefits. Keep in mind that the benefits I mention here are very minimal. The oils listed have so many other uses and benefits for other remedies. However, I wanted to keep it focused on skin care rather than explaining about each oil and where they came from. As noted in my last blog, it is always important to choose oils that are 'Aroma-therapeutic' grade. As this will ensure the safetiness and performance of the oil. It is also a good note to take that really pure companies should have the Pure Integrity Verified Seal such as Plant Spirit Botanical Company does.
First oil of choice is CARDAMOM. Now that's a strange oil for skin care, right? Let's see the benefits.
Cardamom is an aromatherapy and is known for it's warming abilities and exotic frangrance. This aroma has a calming effect on the senses. Just breathing in this awesome aroma takes you to your own happy world! Therefore, I chose this in part, due to it's calming fragrance. Next, as it was used in the African and Middle Eastern cuisines, it's particular therapeutic qualities have already been pointed out in historic Vedic texts, that date back to 3000 years! The Egyptians also utilized cardamom in perfumes as well as incense. Due to it's high quality of iron and copper content, this makes it essential for cellular energy metabolism along with the generation of red blood corpuscles. This is one of the main reasons I chose this oil as it generates on a cellular energy level. It also sports manganese and postassium in which support the anti-oxidant levels of the oil. Ahh, and then there is the awesome stimulant and aphrodiiac effect it has. How can you go wrong with that? Lastly, why I chose this oil, is that is gives skin radiance. If you want to get completely glowing skin, very few things are as good as cardamom oil. It is full of Vitamin C as well and we know the importance of this beauty vitamin. Not only does it give skin it's radiant glow, it acts as a powerful anti-oxidant and detoxifies our entire body. This helps to reverse the damage caused by free radicals. It is also great for just an emotional well being. What better way to absorb and smell the aroma than by wearing it on your face?!
Next, I chose GERANIUM. This is a great oil and popular in the skin care industry. Why? It has an astringent property in which induces contractions in various parts of the body, including skin. This enables it to keep the skin from sagging and therefore, preventing wrinkles or even softening wrinkles. It reduces scar marks, even those from surgical proceedures as well as acne scars or chicken pox. Who wants unsightly scars on their face? This is your antedote. It also inproves the circulation of the blood in which enhances the ability of melanin production. The pigment that softly darkens your skin, naturally. Geranium promotes cell regeneration in which recycles dead skin cells into regenerating new ones to give your skin a continued brighter glow. It is very beneficial in treating dermatitis, ecesma and other skin infections as well as it works great in combating acne. It has also been prized by the Egyptians for keeping beautiful radiant skin.
BERGAMOT is another unsuspecting oil that I chose for this serum. Why? This oil has alpha-pinence and limonene in which are anti-depressants as well as stimulating. This aroma creates a fresh and happy feeling, therefore helping to relieve sadness. Bergamot oil is also anti-bacterial in which help to cleanse oily skin and prevent other skin ailments, it is also anti-inflammatory which helps the pain from headaches or muscle tension, it is anti-fungal and anti-spasmodic. It also aids in the help of reducing scars and evening out your skin tone to have a more clear complexion. It can also relieve congestion when placing several drops of this oil in your hands and cupping them over your nose and mouth to inhale deeply.
Next on the list is my all time favorite! The Fabulous FRANKINCENSE! It is another oil with astounding astringent properties. It helps in the caring of wounds such as deep cuts, scrapes and burns. It helps to fade scars at a much faster rate and even will fade stretch marks! It is cytophylactic, in nature, meaning it helps to generate new cells for skin purification. With this component along with the components of the astringent property, this oil is a catalist for rapidly reducing the signs of ageing such as age spots, scars, wrinkles and discoloration. This oil is great for relieving deep head injuries such as concussions. (I used this for my daughter's treatment) Simply rub a few drops on the back of the neck and on the spine and inside the belly button and the oils will be despensed throught out the nervous system rapidly and easier to help in alleviating the cause of injury. It is alos great fro tightening the muscles in the skin to prevent sagging. This oil is known as the "King of Kings" of the oils as it is very beneficial to remove skin tags, worts and moles. This oil was also used in the regimens of the queens of Egypt and Greek Goddesses.
Now comes another unsuspecting essential oil. The awesomeness of ROSEMARY. Why? While this oil may not be popular in the skin care industry, it sports some amazing qualities to heal the body, mind, spirit and SKIN. The companies who use this oil are mainly hair care companies as this oil is known to stimulate hair growth and prevent or reverse baldness. It has high aantimicrobial and antiseptic qualities that make it beneficial in efforts to aid in the elimination of ecsema, dermatitis, oily skin, and acne, even adult acne. It helps to keep the skin tone in color and relieves dryness in which will result in a healthy glow when applied regularly. Rosemary has been known for it's memory boosting qualities as well as stimulates the brain cells to promote cognative function. It was considered a sacred oil in religous ceremonies by the Romans, Greeks, Egyptions and Hebrews. It is actually named as the most potent and powerful herbs and oil on the planet! How awesome is that? Now, would you want to have the most powerful herb and oil on the planet to use on your skin? I sure would, which is why I chose this oil. ;-) It is very rich in anti-oxidants which repair and remedy a load of ailments, but it is also very rich in carnosol in which is known to combat cancer cells and has anti-inflammatory properties. Studies are still out there being done on the use of this oil to rid your body of cellulite! Wow! (I have actually been trying this out and it seems to be working along with the regular dry brushing routine I have.) There are somewhere between 400 and 500 phytochemicals in rosemary essential oil.
OK, here is another odd oil to use in skin care. THYME. Who would have ever thought? Me! Why? Tyme has been used for thousands of years, mainly in the Mediterranean regions, then migrated over to the Greek regimens. It is a great herb commonly used in Ayurverdic practices due to it's high anti-carcinogenic properties. It helps to oxygenate the blood and cells, therefore allowing more blood circulation to improve the healing aids of the body. The more oxygen we have in our bodies, the better off we can ward of cancers and diseases. One of this herb's main components of the oil is Cicatrizant, this component helps to speed the healing of scar tissue and vanish spots on the skin. This is one of it's most prized possessions. Thyme is also loaded with Vitamin A and Vitamin C. These two power vitamins for skin are priceless! Or should I say, Ageless!!! The Ancient Egyptians used this oil for embalming. I know, eeewww, but it was due to it's properties of high thymol as it kills off bacteria and fungus. On the other side, the Middle Ages of the Europeans would put the raw herb under their pillows to get a more peaceful and restful sleep. Thyme oil is cleansing and purifying for the skin. A great way to wash your face is to add some drops of this oil into some purified water and cleanse your face with it. Also in the Middle Ages, Thyme was given to knights and warriors before they went into battle by ladies as it was thought to impart courage to its bearer. Now, that's the kind of oil I want to use on my skin!
Lastly is the beutiful ORANGE oil. Why? We know that citrus fruits are high in Vitamin C, mainly in the peels of the fruits. The peel is where the essential oil comes from Vitamin C is great for promoting clear skin due to it's high anti-microbial properties. It is also known to reduce the appearance of dark spots and even deminish them as well as it is a known agent to promote collagen in the skin. The more collagen your skin has, the better elasticity it has, therefore, preventing the signs of ageing such as fine lines and age spots. Due to it's high level of anti-oxidants, it is great for combating free radical damage and has anti-inflammatory abilities in which help to prevent the growth of cancers. Of course, the essential oil of Orange could not be left out of this serum.
The coconut oil is great for a carrier oil to distribute the essentials throughout your body. Coconut oil is also beneficial in protecting the skin from harmful UVB rays. The castor oil is an overall great oil to combat a host of ailments such as ecsema, dandruff, psoriasis, rashea and acne. The almond oil is great for really softening the skin and leaving it feel silky smooth as well as it helps to protect the skin against the toxins from bombarding your skin cells. These three oils, combined together, make the most amazing silkening oil you can get. Your skin will indeed thank you and you will want to continually feel of your skin to see if it is real! hahah, seriously, it is a great combination in which can be used for ANY skin type. As I discuss in my skincare chapter, coconut oil and caster oils are great at combating acne. For you teenagers out there who are worried about this 'oily' serum being to oily, no, indeed it is great for your skin. What a great jump start to preserve that youthful glow, while you are young in the first place!
There you have it, a short insight of my skincare reasoning and what different oils do for the skin. As mentioned, if you want to make this serum yourself, please email us for detailed recipe and instructions. This serum is potent, therefore it only takes a few drops to work it's 'magic'. Apply about 4 drops for your entire face and massage in gently in upward circular motions. Oh, and I forgot to mention that this Renew Serum is great for HAIR health as well! The oils and castor oil used in it are great treatments for hair follicles. Simply dab a few drops directly on your scalp and massage through your hair. If you would rather not deal with finding products and making it yourself, then we have the remedy for you! You can purchase it directly through us!
Blog written by: Lynnette Marie