5 Beauty Tips Using Essential Oils

BY CASEY WIEGAND

People ask me all the time how to get started with essential oils and my answer is always: just jump in and then be consistent! Oils work differently than what we are used to so consistency is key! I generally tell friends to keep their oils out! The TYPE of oils you are using matters also….make sure you are looking into purity and doing your research! Have your oils out where you need them and will see them : in your purse, in the bathroom, on your desk. We are creating a new habit so have them out and easy to grab!

Don’t be intimidated or overwhelmed….just grab them, roll them on the bottom of your feet to begin, diffuse them, smell them. So much of the power in essential oils centers around using them daily, rather than just grabbing one out of the blue to “throw at something.” Being intentional with my oils on myself and my family every single day throughout the day for three years has made ALL the difference.

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BFB Contributor Casey Wiegand and her daughter on the beach in this image for her article on beauty tips using essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup

1. Skin

Who doesn’t want that gorgeous dewy glow? And supporting our skin naturally- yes please! I love Frankincense essential oil as my go-to! Frank is the perfect support for radiant skin. I put a roller ball on the top of my oil bottle and roll it nightly on the lines of my face. It’s also incredibly grounding so its a complete win-win!

Image of young living frankincense essential oils that benefit skin. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup
BFB Contributor Casey Wiegand wearing a braid with a red bow in front of yellow balloons in this image for her article on beauty tips using essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup
BFB Contributor Casey Wiegand wearing a braid in this image for her article on beauty tips using essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup

2. Hair

I have two hair favorites. One is putting a drop of Lavender in my shampoo. It smells absolutely divine! I am also completely smitten with Mirah Hair oil which has so many incredible oils in it ( including rose oil, ylang ylang, lavender and geranium oil to name a few.)

I put it through the ends of my hair each night and makes my hair silky, shiny, smooth. Not only does it do the trick, smells amazing but its also 100 percent plant based and naturally derived. Natural beauty with zero compromises!

3. Beauty Sleep

Sweet, beautiful sleep. This is a necessity for being healthy and for thriving through our days. Sleep gives our body a chance to renew, rest and heal. For me, good restful sleep is absolutely vital to my beauty routine.

Set the tone for the evening. Put on calming music, take a hot bath with a Lavender bath bomb when the kids are in bed and put your diffuser on. I love to put 3-4 drops of Dreamcatcher oil in my diffuser in the evening and then my Tranquil oil down my spine and on the bottoms of my feet. Then put your feet up and take some time to relax. You are worth it and when you can focus on filling yourself back up, you will have more to pour out.

 

Image of young living dreamcatcher essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup

4. Stress Support

What got me into essential oils was wanting to be supported in the stress- emotions department. Want to be your most stress free, relaxed, free self? You need to take some time to focus here! I keep a roll-on bottle with me at all times and roll over my heart and on my wrists throughout the day. I love having diffusers running and being intentional to take the time to support my body in this way.

Our olfactory (smell) sense is almost directly connected to the limbic system, meaning simply inhaling essential oils can have an immediate and profound effect. My favorites: Valor, Stress Away and White Angelica.

BFB Contributor Casey Wiegand and her daughter asleep in this image for her article on beauty tips using essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup

5. Hormones

Guess what? When I started thinking about supporting my hormones….. what I didn’t realize is that also meant supporting my skin and my emotions. It was a direct overflow. Supported hormones- clear skin and balanced emotions!!!

Thank goodness for all our oils and all the ways they can support healthy, happy, and balanced hormones! Some of my favorites? Progessence Plus, Endoflex & Dragon Time.

Many people believe these oils are new & trendy when in reality people have been using oils for such a long time! What are your essential oil beauty favorites?!

BFB Contributor Casey Wiegand wearing a straw hat and a bright red top in this image for her article on beauty tips using essential oils. Barefoot Blonde / Amber Fillerup

Article and images by Casey Wiegand. You can view more content by Casey on her blog thewiegands.com , essential oils website here and on her Instagram here

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  1. Essential oils gave my skin an extra glimpse. I am using Tranquil sleep by Forest Essentials from quite long, and the facial serum too. The results are mesmerising.

  2. Great tips! Thank you! I keep lavender essential oil in my shower. I take a hot shower before bed, with the dimmest light setting in the bathroom and put a few drops in the bottom of the shower so it steams up and I can wind down.