Beautiful neck oil

Do you ever have those days, or weeks, when everything you need finishes? This just happened to me last week. I had a long to-do list, waiting for the weekend. Face cleanser, toner, lip balm, body oil and more. I also decided to make a neck and bust oil as I haven’t used it for a while.

I always had issues when it came to my neck, even though I love it really (I think it’s long and sexy :)) But for as long as I can remember I had those lines across my neck and looking at the necks of other girls my age, and seeing how flawless they were, well… I wanted a neck like that too. I started researching my options. I even found some laser treatment when I was about 19 but never went ahead with it. I was always more into natural ways of dealing with things. One thing I found out back then was that wheatgerm oil was really good. Unfortunately I had no access to wheatgerm oil all those years ago. Luckily, I do now.

What is so good about wheatgerm oil? It is nutrients and vitamins packed. It is readily absorbed by the skin and acts as a very good moisturiser. Wheatgerm oil is rich in vitamin E which fights free radicals and supports collagen formation. Because of its anti-aging properties it helps to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Now, you probably heard that a typical woman looks after her face but tends to leave out the neck from the daily care routine. That’s why you can notice the signs of aging on the neck faster. Not to mention that the skin on the neck is thinner than the skin on your face so it would be logical to look after it even more.

The recipe I will share with you today is perfect for your neck. Apply it daily, best in the evening so the skin has all night to take in all the goodies. The ingredients you need are: wheatgerm oil, jojoba oil, argan oil, rosehip oil and the following essential oils: sweet orange, ylang ylang, geranium and patchouli. You also need a 100 ml glass dropper bottle, a funnel and measuring spoons.

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However this time I replaced half of the jojoba oil with rice bran oil (didn’t have enough of jojoba) and added a few drops of Coenzyme Q10 with vitamin E.

It’s simple (yet effective). Measure: 50 ml of wheatgerm oil, 20 ml of jojoba oil and 10 ml each of argan and rosehip oil. You also need 6 drops each: sweet orange, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils and 9 drops of geranium.

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Pour everything into the dropper bottle, screw the top on and shake. And it’s ready to use. You only need about 5 -6 drops each evening, plus another 5-6 if you’r e using it on your breasts as well.

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Enjoy! Your neck will forever be grateful (and beautiful!)

Gorgeous solid perfume

beginners-challenge

 

Sometimes things have a way of working out a bit weird, don’t they? I had this plan to eventually learn how to make perfume using essential oils but I know pretty much nothing yet about creating my own blends at this point so I didn’t even attempt making any perfume.

I was chatting to a friend the other day about nothing related to cosmetics and then he told me that T was complemented on his perfume by everybody. At first I wasn’t sure why I was told that but eventually it became clear that he thought I made the perfume. I laughed to myself and replied that I wished I knew how to make perfume, especially smelling like the ones T was wearing. And then, the next day guess what happened…I followed one of the recipes I had written down from somewhere to make a face cream and the fragrance just amazed me. It was gorgeous! I couldn’t stop smelling the cream. I realised that I accidentally discovered a fragrance made using essential oils that I would actually love to wear. So the next day I made this solid perfume.

Now, solid perfume is very easy to make as long as you know the oil blend you want to use. If you’re not good at making your own blends (yet) just wait for a miracle to happen, like in my case, or try out different blends recipes you can find on Pinterest and other websites. I am going to share my find with you.

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You only need a few ingredients: jojoba wax, sweet almond oil or jojoba oil, geranium essential oil, grapefruit essential oil and sweet orange essential oil.

Melt 1 table spoon of jojoba wax in a double boiler (or like me in a Pyrex jug placed in the pot of boiling water). Remove from the heat and add 15 ml of jojoba oil. Stir.

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Add 30 drops of grapefruit oil, 14 drops of geranium and 5 drops of sweet orange oil. Stir and and pour into a glass pot.

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Let it cool completely and it’s ready to use! Apply small amounts where you’d normally apply perfume, e.g. neck, behind ears, wrists, collar bone.

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Now, I was so eager to make these that I couldn’t wait for a smaller pot so don’t make the same mistake as me. You would be better of with a smaller one (this one is 30 ml I believe) as it is easier to access the amazing perfume 🙂

Happy experimenting!

P.S. This post contains some associate links which means I am earning a small commission from the products bought through them. However, I would never recommend products I don’t use or love myself!