5 ml lip gloss container
Cinnamon Leaf EO
4 Drops Vitamin E
Place the shea butter into your container until it is almost full, leaving just enough room for the other ingredients. Add 4 drops of vitamin E and stir to incorporate. Add the cinnamon leaf essential oil [Tip: make sure it is cinnamon leaf essential oil, and not cinnamon bark essential oil. Cinnamon bark is highly irritating and can be toxic.] one drop at a time and mix thoroughly. Test on your lips after each drop to see just how much is comfortable for you.
Warning: Do not use this lip plumper, or anything else with cinnamon leaf essential oil if you are pregnant. Do not use on broken skin. Make sure you test on a small area of skin prior to use to make sure you don’t react badly to any of the ingredients.
Credit for the idea goes to Xovain. Thank you for the inspiration!
2 tbsp. Vitamin C powder
2 tbsp. Everclear
6 drops Lemon Essential Oil
6 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
6 drops Cypress Essential Oil
6 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
Water (as needed to fill bottle)
Vitamin C is well known for its skin tightening abilities. Since I intend to lose some weight this year, I made this spray to help the skin on my stomach stay tight as the weight comes off.
Mix together the vitamin C powder and Everclear with a small amount of water. Allow the Vitamin C to completely dissolve before adding any of the other ingredients. Add six drops each of the lemon (contains d-Limonene which helps your body convert its fat to energy), grapefruit (also contains d-Limonene), cypress (improves circulation, helps with cellulite) and rosemary (improves circulation, helps with cellulite) essential oils to your vitamin C base. Pour into a spray bottle (maybe 8 oz size) and fill to the top with water. Shake to mix before each use. Spray onto body areas of concern after showering.
Warning: Do not use this spray if you are pregnant. Do not use on skin that may be exposed to sunlight as the Vitamin C and some of the essential oils may make you photosensitive after use. Do not use on broken skin. Make sure you test on a small area of skin prior to use to make sure you don’t react badly to any of the ingredients. Do not use on skin being treated with Retinol or any other treatments. People with darker skin should be careful of any bleaching effects this mixture might have. Also be careful not to get this on any darker colored fabrics as the Vitamin C can bleach them.
Just tried this for the first time tonight and by the time it was done my massive headache was about 70% improved. I could see this being a great way to start the day and a great way to avoid or reduce stress related wrinkles.