Oil Cleansing No ratings yet.

Oil Cleansing for Beautiful Skin

Oil Cleansing is EASY

Oil cleansing is a wonderful way to take off your makeup and clean your skin gently.

First, you’ll need an oil that suits your skin.

I use this organic hempseed oil because I’ve been struggling with acne for about 15 years. This is the only oil that doesn’t clog my pores.

Put a quarter-size amount of oil in your hand.

Add Young Living essential oil drops to the oil already in your hand.

I like to use 1 drop of this Lemon, 2 drops of this Frankincense, 1 drop of this Tea Tree, and 2 drops of this Roman Chamomile to help my skin’s particular needs.

Rub your hands together to mix and massage onto your face in small circles starting from the center and moving your way outward.

Run a washcloth under water as hot as you can stand it, and lay it over your face.

I hold this over my face for a little while or until I’m out of breath (haha) and then slowly pull it away from my face.

Use the washcloth to gently wipe away oil.

Oil Cleansing is AMAZING for Your Face

I still build in time to cleanse with my favorite Orange Blossom face wash.

I also exfoliate every few days with the most wonderfully gentle Satin Mint Scrub.

This has been such a beautiful process making my face finally feel smooth.

The combination of this and my Young Living oils (learn more HERE) has helped do some serious healing for my acne scars!

Also a Great Moisturizer!

I cannot get over the ART Light Moisturizer, and I prefer putting that under my Savvy Minerals makeup in the morning because of how light and wonderful it is.

However, at night I take a few drops of hempseed oil and add in the oils I’ve used like Frankincense, Lavender, and Roman Chamomile with great success for cell turnover resulting in brighter, healthier skin.

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I hope this blesses you like it has me!

Oil cleansing plus the suggestions of the essential oils mentioned here makes this a gentle yet effective way to create healthy skin.

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My Fake Sensitive Skin No ratings yet.

Sensitive Skin?

For years I was told I had sensitive skin.

Sensitive to what?

They couldn’t tell me.

I was just “born with it,” docs guessed.

Also on the guessing board was that I must just be “prone” to things like acne, yeast infections, rashes, and dry, itchy skin.

I was also told I had oily skin and an oily scalp.

You can see where I’d be a little confused.

The Push

The more I pressed with the question, “...but why?” I only found hard pushback.

Then, at the start of my oily journey, I’d ask if my docs thought I might find some relief looking for the root problem.

No, there’s no way to tell. Until we can learn more about ___(enter issue here)___, here’s a script for ___(insert medicine, antibiotic, cream, etc)___here.”

However, no matter how many of those prescriptions I filled over the next two decades, I’d never even get close to getting better.

In fact, I was getting worse each year.


As I steeped myself further into the Young Living community, I read more and more testimonials about people overcoming their sensitive skin when ditching all their products and switching to Young Living’s toxin-free options.

This interested me for a few reasons:

1.) I’d already ditched all dyes, fragrances, and went organic but still had major issues.

2.) I had this new Essential Rewards thing that could help.

3.) I really had no other choice or help.

A Fresh Start

The decision was made to ditch all of my products by taking advantage of the Essential Rewards program.

So, I made a list of what all I needed.

I actually had the entire house plus husband and kid products on this list, but for the sake of the topic of sensitive skin, that part looked a little something like this:

  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Face Wash
  • Facial scrub
  • Toothpaste/Mouthwash/Floss
  • Moisturizer
  • Toner
  • Makeup (this one particularly freaked me out)
  • Body Wash
  • Shaving lotion/foam
  • Deodorant (also scary to switch)
  • Heat protectant for my 3,000 pounds of hair
  • Lotion (I prefer body cream)
  • Laundry Detergent (assuming since all my clothes are touching my skin, this made sense to me)

Blessing in Young Living

I knew Young Living was supposed to be safe, but I looked up the ingredients anyway.

I couldn’t find anything that would harm me.

In fact, they were the only company I could find who didn’t spray their plants, hand-weeded, and didn’t add anything synthetic to their products, so all systems were a go for Essential Rewards!

Steve (the hubby) and I decided on our budget, figured out which of the products we could stretch (mostly all, as they’re super concentrated), and started in on building a new home like we’d done years ago, but this time we’d do it right.


When you don’t have the budget to buy every single thing in one fell swoop, your rise to normal is a slow progression.

Because of that, I just got used to feeling better without any of my prior symptoms returning.

It didn’t seem like anything miraculous when you’re not exactly in a stage of life where you can focus on yourself, either. Two little boys, a full-time job, friends, family…you get it.

Until one day, years later, I realized just how much better we had become.


Last year, for our ten year wedding anniversary, we took a trip to Boston and stayed at Cape Cod.

We had the cutest little beach house, and it was perfect, except for one thing: the second we walked in the house, we threw the windows open, put all their products under the sink, and after knocking down the intense fake fragrance smell, ran the diffuser like crazy.

We used the towels provided in our Air BNB, and I immediately smelled toxic laundry detergent/fabric softener.

I was nervous, but without any other option, I did what I had to do.

After two days, my skin was itchy, I felt all the symptoms of a yeast infection coming on, and my nose was stuffy.

I was using all of our own non-toxic products.

The only difference was the fragrance in the air and synthetic junk in our towels and sheets.

I had the hardest time sleeping on those sheets and woke well before sunrise just to get out of the bed and away from that intense headache-making smell.

Grateful for Fake Sensitivity

I realized how good I had it with Young Living’s toxin-free lifestyle that weekend.

I can’t believe what a huge shift it was in just a day or two.

Weirdly, I’m glad I had to go back to my old life for just a couple of days.

It hit home even more why my purpose for writing, teaching, and sharing the Young Living lifestyle matters so much.

It further lit my fire to bring this to you every day.

Fight for Your Family

When you’re ready to fight for your family, too, click here.

This will get you started.

I suggest the Desert Mist Premium Starter Kit with Essential Rewards.

The Desert Mist runs up to 10 hours, the Premium Starter Kit will let you ditch all your synthetic fragrances, and Essential Rewards will ensure you get $10 back for this great decision and money back each month as well.

Here are some ideas for what to order in your first months on Essential Rewards.

With your kit, I’ll send you an Essential Oils Reference Guide , and with your permission I’ll add you to our online community of learners where you’ll have access to tons of free resources, education, and like-minded friends learning just like you!

Like always, please email me at andrea@graceblossoms.com for help!

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Safest Face Washes No ratings yet.

Safest Face Washes

This cystic acne fighting girl has been on the search for the safest face washes for as long as I can remember.


After years of searching, trying, and failing in quite the vicious circle, I have found options that work well enough to share with you!

Uphill Battle

It was a serious uphill battle for the longest time once I decided to go non-toxic. I could find clean options, but my face just wouldn’t agree with anything–until the day I found these washes.

So, why should you go non-toxic when it comes to your skincare routine?

(First steps first: If you haven’t gotten your toxin-free toolbox yet, the beginning of wellness including the oils you’ll need for this recipe at 24% discount, click here: Young Living Starter Kit ).

A few reasons, actually.

1.) Your skin is your largest organ. Do you want to pour junk into it twice a day?

2.) Layering toxins on your face will age you quicker.

3.) The lighter, cleaner feeling of non-toxic face wash is wonderful.

Click here to see if your current face wash is toxic.

What if I’m just not a DIY kind of person?

No worries! You have options!

You can buy your in-store and online options HERE . Remember that these are concentrated and can be diluted like most every one of the over 600 toxin-free products on this site.

DIY Option

The face wash recipe below is the one I love the most. It is light yet hard-working.

I love that I have all the ingredients at home, so I can make it any time I need it. Definitely a luxury to never really run out!


2/3 C Rose Water
1/3 C Castile Soap
1 tsp.Jojoba Oil
1/4 tsp. Vegetable Glycerin
4-5 drops Vitamin E Oil
10 drops Young Living Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Young Living Melrose Essential OIl
5 drops Young Living Frankincense Essential Oil

Combine all ingredients and add to a foam hand pump.

The pump matters!

Trust me on this one…I’ve been frustrated too many times while using a product because I can’t get it out of a rusted foam pump.

This one is the only pump that has stood the test of time in my shower!

These ingredients can be used in so many other recipes!

The following recipes use some of the ingredients from this face wash recipe:

DIY Sun Lotion

Non-Toxic Three Ingredient Body Lotion

DIY Self Tanner

Non-Toxic 2 Ingredient Hand Soap

DIY Non-Toxic Deodorant that Works

Laundry Detergent

Baby Wipes

Non-Toxic Makeup Remover

Lip Balm

How Much Does it Cost to Switch?

So many people I speak with about living a non-toxic life are afraid it will be a more expensive way to live.

Fortunately, as you see above, once you start buying some of these universal ingredients like castile soap and Coconut Oil (along with some of your favorite Young Living Essential Oils like the Swiss Army Knife of oils, Lavender), you’ll find you can do so much with so little!

The best part of it all is that you’ll be supporting not only your family’s bodies, but also generations to come.

I hope you enjoy this face wash as much as I have!

It’s such an easy pour-and-go recipe, that it’s become one of my all-time favorites!

These are the safest face washes on the planet because the plant material is never pesticide sprayed and nothing synthetic is ever added.


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