My Everyday oils

So a good friend (and teammember of mine) shared what Young Living products she used inspired me to do the same because I get a lot of questions about it. I just focussed on just the oils that I use on a daily basis,  don’t freak out at the amount it’s a quick ritual, 5 min tops!

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I  will tell you a little bit about each oil and what they do for me, and by sharing this hope to show you oils are not hocus pocus just old fashioned, using what nature has to offer to keep me me happy, uplifted, balanced, calm, relaxed and sane, Day and Night!

Abundance
What YL saysAbundance was created to enhance the frequency of the harmonic magnetic energy field that surrounds us. This manifesting and powerful blend creates what is called “the law of attraction,” which refers to the positive (or negative) energy we attract to ourselves by focusing on it. Abundance therefore opens us to a wealth of possibilities. Its spicy scent is popular among both women and men – try using it as a perfume or cologne and experience your energy shifting towards prosperity and plentitude!
What I say: I love attracting positive energy and the scent is great so use this oil as my perfume!
How I use it: simply dab it behind my ears twice a day, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

Valor
What YL says :
 an empowering combination of essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its protective qualities, Valor® enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment.
What I say: it boosts me, makes me feel strong, ain’t nothing wrong with that!
Gentle Baby
What YL says :  a soft, fragrant combination of essential oils designed specifically for mothers and babies. It helps calm emotions during pregnancy and is useful for quieting troubled little ones. It is also soothing to tender skin. Many of the essential oils in this blend are used in elite cosmetics to enhance a youthful appearance.
What I say: I am a mom, the smell is amazing and soothing, need I say more?
How I use it: I apply it to my wrists every evening during my -get ready for the night – ritual*  and/or diffuse it in my bedroom. 

White Angelica
What YL says : a calming and soothing blend that encourages feelings of protection and security. It combines oils used during ancient times to enhance the body’s aura, which brings about a sense of strength and endurance. Many people use it as protection against negative energy.
What I say: Every since I’ve been using it at night my dreams have switched from  a scene from Criminal Minds to the Gilmore Girls.
How I use it: I apply 1 drop to each top op my shoulder during my -get ready for the night –  ritual*

Harmony
What YL says : an exquisite blend that promotes physical and emotional well-being by bringing harmonic balance to the energy centres of the body. The liberating, balancing, and calming essential oils in this blend open us to new possibilities while contributing to an overall feeling of well-being.
What I say: I needs lots of balance end of story!
How I use it: I apply it to my solar plexus as part of my – get ready for the day with oils – ritual

My Special – shut off my brain and go to sleep – Mix 
(Contains Vetiver, Lavender and Cedarwood)
What YL says : Vetiver has a heavy, earthy fragrance similar to patchouli with a touch of lemon. Vetiver oil is psychologically grounding, calming, and stabilising. One of the oils that is highest in sesquiterpenes, vetiver was studied by Dr. Terry Friedmann for improving children’s behavior. Vetiver may help when coping with stress and to recover from emotional trauma and shock.
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a fresh, sweet, floral, herbaceous aroma that is soothing and refreshing. Because it is the most versatile of all essential oils, no home should be without it. It is great for winding down before bedtime, yet has balancing properties that make it just as beneficial for boosting stamina and energy. Lavender is highly regarded for skin and beauty. The French scientist René Gattefossé was the first to discover these properties when he severely burned his hands in a laboratory explosion.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) has a warm, balsamic, woody aroma. It is relaxing and soothing when used for massage. Cedarwood has long been used as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. 
What I say: Together these three calm my brain, it helps me shut it down instead of lying there thinking of all the things I did, have to do and whatever other things pop up in there for good measure.
How I use it: I apply the mix at the bottoms of my big toes and if I’m really fast & furious I also apply it in my nek right below the hairline or at my temples during my -get ready for the night –  ritual*

Joy 
What YL says : a luxuriously exotic blend with uplifting overtones that create magnetic energy and bring joy to the heart. When worn as cologne or perfume, Joy™ exudes an alluring and irresistible fragrance that inspires romance and togetherness. When diffused, it can be refreshing and uplifting.
What I say: it makes me happy when skies are grey, and not just me, the hubs loves it too.
How I use it: I apply it to my heartchakra as part of my – get ready for the day with oils – ritual, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

Progessence Phyto Plus
What YL saysProgessence Phyto Plus contains a high quality wild yam extract optimally blended with vitex oil and essential oils to help women find balance the way nature intended. Specially formulated by D. Gary Young, ND, and Dan Purser, MD, Progessence Phyto Plus maximizes the effects of wild yam extract and vitex oil by utilizing an innovative suspension system.
What I say: Ding Dong the witch is dead …
How I use it: I apply it twice a day EVERY day in the morning and in the evening, 1 drops to both insides of my ankles (right under the bump) and 1 drop distributed over my inner forearms.

Clary Sage
What YL says : Clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oil contains natural phytonutrients. It has a mellow, warm, herbal scent that is uplifting and relaxing, making it a perfect choice for supporting a normal, healthy attitude during PMS. It is also supportive for menopausal women.
What I say: let’s just say I like my temperature to be constant …
How I use it: I apply it twice a day EVERY day in the morning and in the evening, 1 drop to both outsides of my ankles (right under the bump) 

Stress Away
What YL says : a natural solution created to combat normal stresses that creep into everyday life. Stress Away is the first product to contain the unique stress-relieving combination of lime and vanilla essential oils. Stress Away also includes copaiba and lavender to reduce mental rigidity and restore equilibrium. Featuring powerful plant constituents, such as the cedrol found in cedarwood and the eugenol that occurs naturally in vanilla, Stress Away can help induce relaxation and reduce occasional nervous tension.
What I say: I can plan a party, bake a cake, get stuck in traffic jams and this helps soothe nervous tension and it smells amazing, I just love vanilla!
How I use it: apply to my wrists and inhale 4 times for direct relief, use it in my diffuser necklace or diffuse combined with a citrus oil. 

If you have any questions about these oils that I did not answer above, please let me know 😉

Working the Healthy Lifestyle part I

For support during exercise or with a very active lifestyle there are various Young Living products you can use. In the next 3 blogposts I will share our personal favorites and how you can use these to support your active lifestyle.

In this first post the emphasis will be on fitness activities and how the massage oils can prepare your muscles on your workout and how they can help them relax after your workout. If and when your muscles get really tense there are various products that can help them relax before your next workout, so you you can stay mobile until then and achieve your goals. If you are interested in reading this post in Dutch please visit my website Oiled by Nature.

Ortho Sport was developed for the professional and amature atheletes that work and play hard. Because of the high dosage of Phneol, that provides a pleasant warm sensation and relieves over-worked muscles it can be used before or after a workout. Daniëlle uses it before and after her sessions with her personal trainer  Marc Hoogervorst begint so her muscles are already warmed up and ready for her workout. An example of professionals that use these Young Living massage oils the therapists of the Dutch soccerteam AZ.

Ortho Ease is a massage oil developed to ease the muscles and help calm the tired body. It helps combat the adverse effects of exertion/stress like sore muscles, stifness and lessened bloodflow. Because of the calming mix of Young Living therapeutic essential oils,  Ortho Ease will refresh and relax. I not only use it in the evenings of the days that I workout  but also on other days when her muscles feel tired and stiff.

If and when you muscles are feeling uncomfortable there are different oils that you can use, there are several options so there is an oil to meet anyone’s preference. I use these options depending on my needs and mood.

Relieve It is a deeply relaxing, warming blend of essential oils that feels soothing and comforting to muscles and joints following exercise. If you want direct relief when your muscles feel uncomfortable then this blend is a great choice as it has a warming function and works deep into the muscle.

The Relief Trio is a combination of 3 oils that you can use when you are in need of more relief for muscles that can feel sensitive to the touch. You can apply it in layers with a carrier oil or tentatively you can make it into a liquid or solid cream which is very handy for larger areas.  Valor, Panaway and Peppermint compliment each other to help ease your muscles and everything around them so you can move and function in a normal manner.
I have the solid version in a glass jar and use it when my muscles or joints are really really sore to help alleviate that feeling of not wanting to move from the couch, ever …..

Valor is an empowering combination of essential oils that works with both the physical and spiritual aspects of the body to increase feelings of strength, courage, and self-esteem in the face of adversity. Renowned for its protective qualities, Valor® enhances an individual’s internal resources. It has also been found to help the body self-correct its balance and alignment.
PanAway was created by Gary Young following a severe injury to the ligaments in his leg. It supports the circulatory system, along with muscles and joints, and also aids in maintaining normal cellular function.
Peppermint has an invigorating and fresh mint aroma. This amazing and versatile essential oil has been widely studied for its potential health benefits and for its ability to enhance mental acuity. It is also known for its impressive support of digestive function and has a cooling effect on the skin and body.

Deep Relief Essential Oil Roll is a proprietary blend of oils specially formulated to assist muscle soreness and tension. Peppermint, Wintergreen, Copal, and Palo Santo essential oils as well as others play an integral part in supporting post exercise recovery. Deep Relief is offered in the portable convenience of a roll on application for when you are on the go. A standard item in my gymbag which is a good thing as I’ve helped plenty of people at the gym that got their fingers caught inbetween weights  ….

Of course there are more Young Living products you can use during your active lifestyle, here are a few examples;

Next time I’ll share more about Young Living supplements, weight management products and healthy snacks and how I use them in my healthy lifestyle!

Toilet Fizzie Bombs

I made my first batch of fizzies bombs this month to compliment my new cleaning routine of our toilets (alongside the thieves all purpose cleaner). Yes these are fizzie bombs for the toilets not for in my bath!

 

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These are tossed in our toilets every evening for my daily morning scrub (it literally fizzes the gunk from the toilet bowl, I know gross and of course no one has so much gunk you can see it come off, but just imagine it) or when it needs to smell a bit nicer in between, I have 2 teenagers after all …

They are super easy to make, cheaper than the ones you can buy in the store and who doesn’t want a natural alternative to clean their home!
I mean seriously products with skulls, flames or that state you need to call your doctor if you drink, inhale or get this in your eyes is just not ok….
All the ingredients that are used for the toilet fizzies are regularly used in the kitchen although I would not eat hem in this particular state 😉

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Tools:
Mixing bowl
Misting spray bottle (which is a better option than just pouring it in there trust me on this)
Silicon mold (cute shape is optional)
Latex gloves and mask (optional)

Ingredients: 
100 grams Citric Acid (NL = Citroenzuur)
50 grams Baking Soda (NL = Sodium Bicarbonaat)
30 drops of Young Living Essential oils (3 kinds; I used Thieves, Lemon and Peppermint for this batch)
water (in the misting spray bottle)

Instructions:
Mix the 2 powders with a mixer
Add your choice of YL Essential Oils and mix again
Slowly spray the mix whilst mixing until it has the consistency of wet sand
When the mixture has the right consistency add it to the mold shapes, press firmly to get the air out and keep adding to the shape until a bit under the rim
Leave to dry for 6 hours.

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My personal tips :
Don’t fill the molds to the rim as it does swell up a bit whilst drying (trust me on this)
I recommend firmly pressing again the mixture again after 30 min.

They are fun to make in different shapes, I made 2 batches so I would have enough to fill the mold.

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The lowdown on my Young Living journey part II – Sharing

If you follow this blog or follow me on Facebook then you will read a lot about Young Living Essential Oils, trust me I really share about them a lot, which comes naturally as I use them for myself and my family daily.

 

I genuinely believe everyone should get themself, and their family, a premium starter kit.

nature itself is the best physician

Even when I bought my Young Living Starter Kit in 2014, we couldn’t afford it to be honest, he did not question it and trusted it was what we needed to help us get through the stress, the dissapointment and the hardships we were facing.

Who would have thought when I quit my job a year ago I would not regret it 1 day; I can share, make people happy and at the same time I am a happier person doing this job (although it does not feel like one).

The stress I had and got through with my oils, I can share this. The problems I had with restless nights I got through with my oils, I can share this. The problems I had with balancing my hormones in a natural way, I can share this. The problems my kids or husband have, I can share this. And through sharing that and the experiences my friends have had with oils I can help even more people.

Help them when they don’t want to sneeze all summer, help them get their focus on at school or work, help them be able to move more freely without restriction, help them get through their day when they normally would have to “shut down” due to blinding throbbing in their head, help with any day to day discomforts.

And of course not everyone believes, trusts or has faith in these oils, but they should because they will work anyway.
Trust me when I say there’s an oil for everything and they work even if you don’t believe in them….
This is the most value for your money as the diffuser will help you get the most out of your oils and the kit has all the basics to get you started in suppporting your natural lifestyle.

It has changed my life and that of my family in a positive way on so many levels.
That’s why when my friend suggested we should tell the Netherlands about these wonderful oils we started sharing our experiences, working on translating information about oils and helping people and giving our link to Young Living.
Was this weird & salesy ? No because let’s face it everyone shares a good thing they discovered. A restaurant, a book, a great show and we don’t just say we found this great thing go buy it, we help you on your journey discovering the oils every step of the way.

I don’t sell thes oils from my home, you can order them yourself via Young Living, through this  link. When using this link you sign up with me as your distributor, meaning I will assist you with any questions you may have when using the oils or other Young Living Products.

You need to register as a member to receive a 24% discount but don’t worry you do not commit to anything by registering this way it’s a formailty to make sure you get a discount with every order you make.

Need more info than you found in My Pink Office ? No problem just check out the Oiled by Nature website, contact me through Facebook  or join one of my workshops in Hoofddorp and I will be happy to help you with any question you have.
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The lowdown on my Young Living journey part I

I had seen a lot of pins on Pinterest about Young Living Essential oils but never gave it that much attention as I did not think it was available in the Netherlands. Until one of my bff’s Corinne shared some of her personal experiences on Facebook in March 2014, to be honest they blew me away.

I’ve always tried to choose a more natural option for our family, avoiding as much chemicals as possible but there was just so much out there I relied on the advice I got in stores but it was never based on a personal experience with the product. I had also incorporated the oil cleansing method in our beauty routine and love wat it was doing our skin so I knew that oils were powerful so my interest was sparked when I heard they could do so much more.

After going through a termination procedure in May/June I was extremely fatigued (I had always been a light sleeper with lots of nightmares but it had taken on extremes), had a continuous headace because of tension in my shoulders/neck and had a misty head.

As my bestie she knew I had already been going through a long period of tension because of my husbands unemployment since (January 2013) and my stepdad’s illness (of which he unfortunately lost his battle after 3 years and said goodbye to us in October 2015). She asked me to trust her, stop hesitating and  buy myself a Premium Starter Kit as they contained a lot of oils that would help me get it back together and I would love the other oils for my OCM routine or in the diffuser as I loved using oils in a resin burner.

I was unsure, it was quite an investment but I knew she would not get me to buy something above budget that would be a waste of our money. So in the mindset of if you don’t try it you won’t know I ordered one, and it looked like this.

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When the kit came in I loved the diffuser, it was cute and worked like a charm ! I looked up all kinds of combinations to diffuse with dry cold steam and it made me soooo happy. This smelled so much fresher than burning oils with a candle, scented candles or the horrible incense that my husband loved to burn.

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I was especially pleased that you could use the oils to set & lift moods for whomever was in the room. The first oils I diffused were stress away during the day and Peace & Calming during the night. Because I noticed such a difference in 2 days (I felt more relaxed, slept deeper & calmer during the night, stopped making sounds like a sawing machine and found I stopped jaw clenching and grinding my teeth yay as I had almost destroyed a moulder with that) I tried Peace & Calming on my youngest dude Colin and he slept so much more peaceful, we didn’t hear his bed banging against the walls (seriously we had to put padding between the wall and his bed it was so bad, when he was a baby we tried everything under the moon like baby binding, relaxing massages and Bach therapie but all only worked for a short period). After 4 days I began to get more energy than before and started to smile again. Colin stated after 2 days “mom I am sleeping so much better” and my husband had also noticed that it was so quiet in his room.

For everything that we would normally “need” a store bought remedy for I would first look up if there was an oil for that, and you know there was ! Like warts on feet, my snoring, acne you name it I had a natural option for relief  with 100% natural essential oils.

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Besides the oils I had in the kit I started using other oils as Young Living has so many, I ordered Endoflex that supports the Adrenal glands as a lot of women of my age could use a boost for that (seriously google what those glands do or not do, I did!) After a few weeks I started noticing a difference and combined with Progessence Phyto Plus (an oil I cannot live without) it helped me get back into a monthly balance and took down the witch in me among other things (Ladies you know what I mean right 😉 )!

All in all the life of my family and mine has changed so much for the better since I took the plunge and ordered these Young Living Products. I got rid of all the other regular  drugstore products that we had, we use the oils and supplements for anything and everything and rarely need to go to the doctor (obviously if it’s serious we do visit the doctor for advise but if it can be relieved with help of the oils we choose to go that route) nor do we have to stay in bed to recover from things going around in any season.

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Since we have had such good experiences  I could not help sharing them on social media and through this blogpost. I have introduced many a friend and family members to the Young Living and all have been so grateful and didn’t hesitate one bit to trust me that they would love using these oils daily in their lives.

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Because that’s what you do share awesome experiences with them whether it be a great recipe, good book, great movie of restaurant. Sharing this love one drop at a time, sharing welness, purpose and abundance because I truly believe every household should experience nature’s best in their lives…

 

 

Chocolate Brownies with peppermint frosting*

Recipe In English, please scroll down for the Dutch translation !

For the cake:

  • 5 eggs
  • 500g caster sugar
  • 120g plain flour
  • 100g cocoa powder
  • 250g unsalted butter, melted
  • 30g shelled walnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 30g dark chocolate, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 170°C (325°F) Gas 3. Put the eggs and sugar in a large bowl and beat with a handheld electric whisk until light and fluffy. Add the flour and cocoa powder and beat until all the ingredients are well mixed. Pour in the melted butter and mix through. Stir the walnuts and chocolate in by hand until evenly dispersed. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking tray and bake in the preheated oven for about 30–35 minutes, or until the top is firm but the centre is still soft. Leave to cool completely.

For the frosting:

  • 200g icing sugar, sifted
  • 75g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 30g cocoa powder, sifted
  • 150g cream cheese, cold
  • 9-12 drops peppermint+ Young Living oils (add drops to taste)
  • a 33 x 23 x 5-cm baking tray, lined with greaseproof paper

Beat together the icing sugar, butter and cocoa powder in a freestanding electric mixer with a paddle attachment (or use a handheld electric whisk) on medium-slow speed until the mixture comes together and is well mixed. Add the cream cheese in one go and beat until it is completely incorporated. Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy, at least 5 minutes. Do not overbeat, as it can quickly become runny. When the brownie is cold, spread the frosting over the top.

Tips:

Please do not add any other brands of peppermint oil to your baking as the common peppermint oils are not made for ingesting due to additives.
If you prefer to make brownies without frosting you can add the peppermint+ to the brownie base (6-9 drops) instead of in the frosting, I have tried both and personally prefer it in the frosting only.
I always make a double recipe for the frosting (one big container of marscepone) and freeze half of the portion in a ziploc bag (make it flat in the bag prior to freezing as that makes it easier to defrost), it tastes just as good as freshly made and it saves you so much time with your next batch of brownies or cupcakes 😉
Don’t want to make brownies “from scratch” ? You can also just buy a box of browniemix add the peppermint frosting onto that !

* this recipe is from the Hummingbird Bakery book, one of my go to baking books.

Recipe In Dutch

Benodigdheden brownie mix
5 eieren
500g kristalsuiker
120g gewone bloem
100g cacao poeder
250g gesmolten ongezouten boter
30g gehakte walnoten of pecannoten (optioneel)
30g gehakte pure chocolade
Braadslee of bakvorm van 23x33x5 (ongeveer)

Oven voorverwarmen tot 175°c. De eieren samen met de suiker fluffy kloppen. Hierna de cacao poeder en de bloem samen toevoegen en kloppen tot een mooi deeg. Hierna voeg je nog de gesmolten boter toe, ook weer goed kloppen. Als finishing touch voeg je de gehakte noten en chocolade toe! ongeveer 35 min. in de oven
Benodigdheden frosting
200g poedersuiker, sifted
75g ongezoute boter op kamertemperatuur
30g cocoa poeder, sifted
150g roomkaas (marscapone vind ik lekker erin) koud
9-12 druppels pepermint+ Young Living oil (druppels naar smaak)
Mix alle ingredienten 1 voor 1 in deze volgorde tot een gladde mengsel.
Als de brownies geheel zijn afgekoeld kun je dit erop smeren en in stukken snijden.
 Tips:
Ik raad je aan geen andere merken pepermunt olie te gebruiken voor het bakken daar andere merken toevoegingen aan de olien die het ongeschikt maken voor consumptie.
Wil je brownies maken zonder frosting dan is het ook mogelijk om peppermint+ in het beslag te doen (6-9 druppels) ipv in de frosting maar ik vind persoonlijk deze combi het lekkerst.
Ik maak altijd het dubbele recept voor de frosting (grote kuip marscepone) en vries de helft in, in een ziploc zakje (maak het plat en vries het zo in). Het ontdooit supersnel en smaakt net zo lekker. Scheelt ontzettend veel tijd als je weer een keer brownies maakt en het is ook lekker op cupcakes 😉
Heb je geen zin om brownies “”from scratch” te maken kun je ook gewoon een pak bij de winkel halen om dit te maken 😉
* dit recept komt uit het Hummingbird Bakery boek, mijn favoriete bakboek, echt een aanrader.

The oil cleansing method

Wij (nou ja ik begon er in eerste instantie mee maar mijn mannen volgden al snel) reinigen al sinds maart 2013 onze huid via de oil cleansing medhod die ik ontdekte via pinterest*.

De theorie achter deze reinigingsmethode is dat je huid juist olie nodig heeft ipv het verwijderen van de olielaag op je huid dmv allerlei “aggresieve” huidreinigers die dagelijks worden gebruikt. Een beetje eng, want olie op een misschien al vette huid smeren dat is toch raar !

Maar geloof me olie is zo goed voor je huid en dus ook voor je gezicht !

Hoe werkt het dan eigenlijk ? nou iedere huid heeft van nature al olie hoe droog het misschien kan aanvoelen. Het enige wat je met deze reiniging doet is het “vuile” olie van je gezicht met nieuwe schone olie. En dat is goed want als je de olie van je huid verwijdert gaat je huid overuren draaien en gaat het meer olie aanmaken en dan krijg je allerlei verstoppingen die je wilde vermijden.

Toen ik met deze reiniging begon had ik nog geen essentiele olien, het deed dus wel deels wat ik ervan verwacht had. Maar sinds ik de Young Living Essentiele olien aan heb toegevoegd merken we een veel groter verschil.

Welke olien kun je het beste gebruiken om je huid te reinigen ?

  1. Nou als eerst heb je wonderolie nodig (je weet wel die ouderwetse dikke olie van vroeger) dit geeft je de meest reinigende, oplossende antibacteriele eigenschappen voor je portemonnee. Echt het is heel goedkoop !
  2. Als tweede heb je een dragende olie nodig, daar zijn er zoveel van maar hier kun je lezen wat sommige soorten van nature voor eigenschappen hebben;
    Young Living V6 olie (niet comedogene olie, goed voor alle huidtypes)
    Jojoba olie (alle huidtypen, voedend maar toch maar vooral acne gevoelige huid)
    Zoete Amandelolie (alle huidtypen, vooral vette huid)
    Druivenpit olie (alle huidtypen, vooral vette huid)
    Avocado olie (droog en oudere huid)
    Zonnebloem olie (voor alle huidtypen)
    Olijfolie (voor alle huidtypen)
    Abrikozenpit olie (droge, oudere en normale huid)
    Argan olie (voor alle huidtypen, vooral oudere huid, wel duur)
    Tamanu (voor alle huidtypen, wel duur)NB. Je kan beter van cocos olie afblijven bij het reinigen van je gezicht want het staat bekend als comedogeen en dit zou je porien wel eens kunnen verstoppen en resulteren in mee eters.
  3.  Young living Essential Oils.
    Er zijn verschillende essentiele olien die heel goed zijn voor je huid, dit zijn olien die ik tot nu toe combineer soms wissel ik ze af afhankelijk van seizoen en behoefte, ik maak dan ook geen grote hoeveelheden zodat dit ook mogelijk is;

Lavendel :
heeft een herstellende en helende eigenschappen voor littekens en onrustige rode huid

Frankincense :
bevordert de regeneratie van gezonde hudcellen, ook heel goed om rimpels te verminderen en huidveroudering trug te dringen.

Elemi (ook de Frankincense voor armelui genoemd, komt van dezelfde plantengroep):
wordt traditioneel gebruikt tegen rimples en verslappng van de huid en bevordert net als Frankincense de regeneratie van huidcellen.

Purification: Heeft reinigende antibacteriële eigenschappen, dus perfect voor acne, ook goed om aan te stippen.

Patchouli: helende kwaliteiten, goed voor rimpels, antibacterieel, onrustige huid

Geranium: geeft je gezicht een gezonde gloed, antibacteriele eigenschappen, werkt helend voor littekens en droge plekjes

Bergamot: verkleint fijne lijntjes en rimpels, anti bacterieel, goed voor onrustige huid werkt calmerend (ook goed voor roos)

Myrrh: goed voor rimpels en helend voor droge plekjes

Voor de vette huid

De volgende olien hebben eigenschappen die helpen om de huid te reguleren en olie productie te normaliseren:

  • Orange
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Bergamot
  • Geranium
  • Cypress

Voor acne huid

Deze olien kun je ook direct op de huid aanbrengen als je enkele onzuiverheden hebt :

  • Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea tree)
  • Geranium
  • Vetiver
  • Lavender
  • Patchouli

Voor droge huid

Deze olien kun je ook na de reiniging aanbrengen voor diepere werking icm een drupje V6 als een serum.

  • Cedarwood
  • Geranium
  • Myrrh
  • Sandalwood
  • Palmarosa
  • Roman or German Chamomile

Ouder wordende huid

Onderstaande olien zijn heel geschikt voor de ouder wordende huid, je zou na de reiniging deze ook met een drupje V6 olie op je gezicht kunnen aanbrengen als verzorging:

  • Tangerine
  • Ylang-ylang
  • Patchouli
  • Cypress
  • Sandalwood
  • Lavender
  • Frankincense
  • Rose
  • Palmarosa

Voor een gecombineerde huid

Dit zijn en aantal essentiele olie die goed zijn voor de huid die droge en vette delen hebben :

  • Patchouli
  • Lavender
  • Bergamot
  • Orange

En hoe doe je dat dan als je alle drie de benodigdheden dan in huis hebt ? Mixen in de goede verhoudingen, uiteraard is ieder mens anders maar hier zijn wat richtlijnen waar ik me aan houd.

 Vette huid
2/3 wonderolie op 1/3 dragende olie (2 EL/TL* wonderolie, 1 EL/TL dragende olie)

Normale huid
gelijke verhouding van wonderolie en dragende olie (1 EL/TL wonderolie, 1 EL/TL dragende olie)

Droge huid
1/3 wonderolie en 2/3 dragende olie (1 EL/TL wonderolie, 2 EL/TL dragende olie)

**1 EL = 15 ml.

Aan een van deze 3 verhoudingen (vette huid voor mijn man en droge huid voor mijzelf en mijn puberzoon* krijgt de droge huid verhouding maar met jojoba olie omdat hij niet goed reageerde op de andere 2 verhoudingen met amandelolie. Zoals ik al zei iedereen is anders en het is even uitproberen) voeg ik essentiele olien waar onze huid behoefte aan heeft.

Voor elke EL voeg ik 6 druppels essentiele olien toe aan deze mix;
Voor mijn oudste zoon die acne heeft  doe ik er dus de volgende verhouding in, per eetlepel olie dragende olie, 2 druppels elemi , 3 druppels purificatie en 1 druppels lavendel dus even rekenen hoeveel EL je in e mix hebt gedaan en hoeveel druppels je totaal van elk moet toevoegen. Indien nodig stippen we onzuiverheden extra aan met purificatie (puur) of als zijn huid vurig is of erg onrustig brengt hij lavendel aan.
Voor mijzelf houd ik de volgende soort combinatie aan 3 druppels elemi, 1 druppel purificatie, en 2 druppels lavendel.

Als je mix klaar is kun je als volgt in 3 makkelijke stappen gebruiken;

  1. Voorbereiding

Of je nou je je olien ter plekke mixt of al vooruit maakt (dit doe ik wel) je moet iig je flesjes klaarzetten. Zet de hete kraan aan, een bakje heet water klaar of ga bij de magnetron staan. En leg een schoon doekje klaar (belangrijk om elke keer een schoon doekje te gebruiken ivm verzadigd van de olie van de vorige keer en de bacterien die je niet weer op je gezicht wilt hebben) met dit kan een katoenen doekje zijn (wij gebruiken de oude katoenen spuugdoekjes van mijn jongens waar ik er echt een hele berg van heb omdat ze daarmee knuffelde bij het slapen ipv echte knuffels), een stukgeknipte handdoek of een microvezel doekje als het maar schoon is en over je hele gezicht past.

  1. Reinigen

Begin met een “vies” gezicht (Je hoeft je gezicht dus niet op voorhand te reinigen als je make-up draagt dat is waarom ik zo dol ben op deze reinigingsmethode) en een beetje olie ter groote van een 1  euro munt (even uittesten welke hoeveelheid je lekker vindt want niet elke olie is even dik/dun en smeert dus anders). Masseer de olie goed in over je gehele gezicht, maar wel altijd met beleid het is je gezicht tenslotte altijd in een opwaartse beweging. Masseer het voor ongeveer 2 minuten, en laat de olie even intrekken voor ongeveer 30 seconden terwijl je je doekje natmaakt.

  1. Spoelen

Inmiddels zal je stromend water heet genoeg zijn, zorg dat het niet te heet is (je moet het doekje op je gezicht kunnen leggen en het moet warm genoeg zijn om de olie te verdunnen.

Dompel je doekje onder de warme water, in het bakje met warm water maar je kunt het ook met koud water natmaken en even oppiepen in de magnetron.

Leg het doekje op je gezicht en laat het daar 10/15 seconden op liggen. Daarna kun je je gezict voorzichtig schoon wrijven. Indien nodig kun je je doekje nogmaals afspoelen en verder gaan met schoonwrijven maar in mijn ervaring redt ik het altijd met 1 x.

Als je deze stappenplan hebt doorlopen heb je je gezicht gewassen, tanden poetsen, flossen etc. en je bent klaar voor je bed !

Het klinkt heel gemakkelijk en dat is het ook maar ik zeg je er wel bij, het was best zoeken naar de juiste verhouding voor iedereen. Net als bij Essentiele oliën is het soms even zoeken naar de beste combinatie voor jou, we zijn tenslotte allemaal uniek, maar er is er een voor iedereen. Wees niet bang om te experimenteren als blijkt dat de verhouding niet lekker “aanvoelt”.

De voordelen die je zult zien is dat je gezicht een gezonde glow krijgt en het helpt voor veel mensen de huid rustiger te krijgen en acne te verminderen of zelfs te doen verdwijnen. Het is goedkoper dan alle dure verzorgingsproducten (uiteraard is dit wel afhankelijk van welke dragende olie die je kiest), het is een natuurlijker alternatief voor je huid, voor de dames heel fijn dat je gezicht gelijk van make-up is gereinigd zonder de oliefilm van je huid te verwijderen en voor sommige mensen is er niet eens meer een nachtcrème/moisturizer nodig.

De nadelen die je kunt ervaren zijn dat je huid aan deze manier van reinigen moet wennen, dat kan zo’n 2 weken duren. Het duurt iets langer dan even snel reinigen met een facewash en je hebt een grotere lading wasgoed door het dagelijks gebruik van doekjes.

Bronnen:
**Http://www.crunchybetty.com/nitty-gritty-on-the-oil-cleansing-method
**Http://www.indeolie.nl

EDIT* Op dit moment gebruikt mijn zoon de OCM niet omdat zijn huid en hij er toch heel ongelukkig van werden. Hij gebruikt op het moment de facewash van young living, 2 x per dag en daarna een druppel lavendel en franckinsence aanbrengen. Dat in combinatie met meer water drinken, fruit en E621 vermijden. Zoals ik al zei iedereen is anders en probeer of het werkt voor jou uit want mijn man en ik vind het nog steeds een heerlijke manier om te reinigen terwijl we voorheen echt high end merken gebruikten.