HOW TO USE CARRIER OILS | STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO USING OILS



New to oil products? Bursting with nutrients, they brighten and hydrate the skin, taking years off the appearance of your skin, hair and nails. Use only 100% pure and organic oils, as many oils on the market today are mixed with lesser quality filler oils. Here are 13 ways to add oil products in your daily skincare regime :



PRE-WASH HAIR TREATMENT


Washing strips hair and skin of its natural oils, thus leaving it vulnerable to dying out and breakage. Apply to hair, starting at ends, working your way up to the scalp. Use before washing to lock in moisture. Continue to shampoo and condition as usual. 






OIL FACE CLEANSING

OIL FACE CLEANSING


Give your skin a deep cleanse, and combat both oily and dry skin with this process. To cleanse your face, simply massage 1tsp of oil on your face for 1 minute. Soak, and wring a cotton washcloth in hot water, and dab it on your face. Repeat three times, then use the washcloth to wipe off excess oil.






SKIN REPAIR


Relieve dry, itchy skin by nourishing your body with oils. Apply liberally, all over arms, legs, torso, and face for soft, glowing skin. Replace moisturizers and lotions, or add a few drops to your favourite skincare products. The skin absorbs the oils quite quickly, and results are noticeable after one use.







CARRIER OIL


Add a drop or two of essential oils to our body oils for safe dilution, and apply anywhere on body. Enhance reparative and restorative benefits, balance hormones, relieve stress and anxiety, improve concentration, and lift your mood with essential oils.








PRE-SHOWER SKIN PREP


Apply all over body. before showering to prevent skin from drying out. Continue to wash as normal, and reapply oil or moisturizer after towel drying.  Applying oils to skin before washing creates a moisture barrier that protects from harmful damages of hot water and soap. 








HYDRATING FACIAL OIL


Apply one or two drops to fingertips, and dab or pat on the oil (pushing them into your pores). Focus on dry patches, areas around eye, wrinkle prone, and t-zone areas. Use a few more drops, as needed. Best to apply at night, so the oil has sufficient time to fully absorb into the skin. 






MAKEUP REMOVER


Apply oil to cotton ball or cotton pad, and gently wipe away makeup. Use cotton swabs to gently remove heavy makeup around eyes. Continue to wash and moisturize face as normal. Be careful when using oils around the eye area, generally they are safe, but can cause irritation if oils directly contact eye.





DRY & SPLIT END TREATMENT


Apply a small amount to hands, and work through hair, starting at ends, and comb or bush through evenly. Start with just a few drops, and continue to add more as needed. A small amount goes a long way when using oil on dry hair.








SHINE BOOST


Apply a few drops to hands, and rub through hair, starting at ends, and focusing on areas which need smoothing. Reduces frizz, and adds shine while the oils hydrate and nourish your hair. A small amount goes a long way. Be cautious when applying oils closer to scalp, as this can easily translate as "dirty" looking hair.






FOOT & MASSAGE OIL


Massage onto hands, feet, or anywhere on the body with muscle tension or pain. Add a drop or two of essential oils of your choice to enhance relaxation, relieve pain, and nourish the skin. On the feet, use liberally on calluses and heels. Oils are great for infant massage, choose organic and hypo-allergenic oils for use with young children.






CUTICLE & NAIL OIL


Hydrate cuticles by rubbing a drop or two of oil in your hands and onto nails. Massage cuticles, and push back as needed. The vitamins and minerals in the oils will strengthen nails, and enhance their growth. You can see results within a few days.






LIP HYDRATION


Nourish and treat dry, chapped lips with oils. Simply replace balms and gloss with oils, they absorb quickly, and apply day and night, as needed. And, if you happen to ingest some off your lips, no worries, our oils are organic and directly from their plant form. 








ADD A DROP


Add only a drop or two to your existing daily skincare and haircare products. Oils will enhance their performance, and add extra hydration. If you are finding your skin is having adverse reactions to using oils, remember that less is more. Also, when using oils on the face, be sure to research which oils are recommended for your skin type.

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