Beautify with essential oils

Today I'm going to discuss just a little of the amazing benefits of essential oils, particularly for your skin, and how I make the most of them in my beauty regime.

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An essential oil for every ailment

It's no secret that aromatherapy is a buzz-word for the health conscious. There's practically an 'oil' to help every and any ailment from the common cold to tummy upsets and everything in between. In the beauty aspect - everything from thinning hair to skin conditions such as psoriasis and acne to more beautiful nails can be improved by the use of specific essential oils.

My 20+ essential oils

Pictured are just a few of my 20+ essential oils which I've been collecting for some time now. I just love them! I use the oils after almost every shower or in my baths to uplift, re-energise or calm depending on what I need at the time. I also use them to ward of sickness or headaches for myself or my family. Popping them directly on the feet is amazing! Your feet will absorb the oils and transport them quickly into the bloodstream. I personally can recommend Young Living as my favourite. I've tried many brands over the years and have found these the best for both potency and purity. I also love their blends suited to so many of my varied needs. Of course there are many other lovely oils available from various companies. Only check that they are therapeutic grade before purchase.

Essential oils for your face

Just now though I want to zone in on what I do for my skin - the skin on my face that is! As many of you will know who've read any of my previous posts, I believe in beauty from the inside-out in every respect. What you eat really is what you'll become on the outside and what you think will also determine much of what is expressed in your person. There are few beauty 'products' as such that I would recommend one actually put on their skin. Essential oils are something I can certainly vouch for as enhancing my complexion, increasing tone, and evenness in skin tone.

Essential oils against acne and ageing

Frankincense is the king of oils for my face. I am totally in awe of it's effectiveness to lessen if not completely fade pigmentation. This is what I use it for most! If you want to remove age spots or scarring naturally, look to frankincense essential oil to do the job. This essential oil has been revered since ancient times as a healing agent for various conditions, and has been used on the skin for countless treatments. It has several different healing properties, including being a cicatrisant, which means it is capable of promoting wound healing and fading scars on the skin. I've never experienced acne or breakouts personally, but frankincense would be perfect for you if this is a condition you have suffered from and have scarred skin as a result. As well as frankincense I also enjoy pure essential oil of Sandalwood as an extra preventative measure against ageing. It's wonderful for wrinkles!

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my daily regimen with essential oils

I shower and exfoliate my skin to cleanse and remove dead skin cells leaving it silky smooth and absorbent. Then, using my fingertips, I simply smooth over 5 - 10 drops of the Young Living essential oil of Sacred Frankincense - usually I do this in the evening. I may also then pop a couple of drops of Sandalwood oil to any lines on my face, followed by some pure organic, cold pressed Jojoba oil. I love using my DIY face mist as well, often in the mornings, which includes frankincense essential oil as well with rosewater as a toner and freshener for my skin.

Any other questions on my choice of essential oils, or to experience Young Living essential oils for yourself, feel free to ask me via my personal YL page  here.

You can read more beauty tips I live by a recent interview for the well known Australian website Beauticate, here.

Love, light and everlasting beauty to you all

xxx Abigail


For the Love of Food, Fashion and OYL

I love good food!! It is my no 1 passion.

I also love learning about the human body, health/healing and wellness is a lifelong fascination of mine...and if you haven't guessed it - I love FASHION. I love this industry with all the gorgeous artistic minded people who come together to create absolute genius. I love models! Models are beautiful people yes, but they are also very intelligent and at times vulnerable, real people with real hearts which can be broken! I love life. I love making life a celebration daily. Don't you? Isn't it a wonderful thing that you and I have the power to choose health today? To choose delicious, vibrant, life giving foods? 

One of my favourite quotes in my new book MODEL CHOCOLATE is:

"Enchant, stay beautiful and graceful, but do this, eat well. Bring the same consideration to the preparation of your food as you devote to your appearance. Let your dinner be a poem, like your dress." 'Letters to Emily' Charles Pierre Monselet French journalist and author. (1825-1888) 

I can't wait to share with you how easy it is to make your own delicious life giving foods which in turn give you more energy, while making you feel more inclined smile and be beautiful on the outside! When you take care of your body from the inside, even when it comes to treating yourself with lavish desserts, you feel so wonderful that it shows. Good luck!

Love and chocolate xxx Abigail

MODEL CHOCOLATE  is a superfood chocolate book jam packed with over 70 sugar free, dairy free, gluten free recipes for every occasion to be made in minutes. No artificial sweeteners or processed foods, just lots of real cacao love! Eco fashions, models, and art makes this revolutionary cookbook unique, cutting edge and visually inspiring and uplifting. The book is also available for instantaneous download here.

Image above of Abigail from the book MODEL CHOCOLATE. Photographer - Damien Nikora, stylist - Tamzen Holland Chalmers, make up - Ashlea Penfold, creative director Sarah Chambers.