Holly's Oily Update

February 2016

Carrier Oils and Dilution of Essential Oils

What is a Carrier Oil and why should you use one?

Carrier oils refer to base oils (usually vegetable or plant based) that are used to dilute essential oils before applying them directly to your skin.

Carrier oils ensure that EOs applied topically are comfortable. Dilution with a carrier oil does not dilute the effect of the EO, and prevents waste due to excessive application.

Creates a barrier for sensitive skin

Helps spread oil to a larger area of the body

Extends the use of an essential oil because they do not evaporate as quickly as an essential oil on it's own.

Can be used to make products with your essential oils such as blends, creams, and lip balms

Please see below for suggested carrier oils and dilution guides

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Tummy Tuck Cream

So I finally did it. I made tummy tuck cream! Even more exciting than the promise of a smooth belly is the consistency of the lotion itself. It is creamy and smooth and I LOVE it! I plan on using this base for a variety of lotions -- including the winter skin/eczema lotion.My previous recipe works amazingly, but is very thick. This new recipe is thin enough to pump!

Ingredients for Tummy Tuck Cream:

1 cup Grapeseed OIl

1/2 cup Coconut oil
1/8 cup Vitamin E oil (optional)
1/4 cup Bee's Wax pellets
1 cup Rose Water (or just plain room temp water)
15 drops Frankincense EO

15 drops Lavender EO
15 drops Grapefruit EO
15 drops Geranium EO


  • In a double boiler (or just a pot on top of another pot, with water in the bottom pot) melt the coconut oil and bee's wax. Stir in grapessed oil and vitamin e oil.
  • Pour mixture into a food processor and allow to sit for 5 minutes to cool down. Fire that puppy up and let it blend (scrape the sides down occasionally).
  • drizzle in the rose water (or room temp water) as it continues to mix.
  • add you EOs, and blend for a few more minutes.
  • This recipe made enough lotion to fill 3 1/2 pint jars

There are so many different lotions you could make with this recipe! Leave out the grapefruit and geranium EO, add Melrose EO and you have my dry winter skin/Eczema recipe!

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Lavender & Frankincense Face Wash

Homemade Lavender Face Wash!

I have never been loyal to a particular brand of face wash. Many I find to be expensive and nothing special. I decided to make my own face wash, using all pure ingredients instead of drying chemicals that often make your skin worse. Of course I wanted to include the best essential oils that are known for healing and making your skin beautiful!

Lavender is antiseptic, antiviral, anti inflammatory, and anti bacterial, while Frankincense has long been used as a disinfectant, astringent and to help rejuvenate skin. Argan oil (not an essential oil, I got mine from Amazon of course!) has many natural healing properties for anti-aging, anti-oxident rich and anti-inflammatory. It is good for anti-frizz too! (if you want to use it in your hair) But, it is like a liquid gold for face and hair- hydrating and softening naturally.

In a 8 oz mason jar add:
1/4 cup distilled water

1/4 cup liquid castille soap (I use unscented -- can find at Target among other places)
1/4 teaspoon aragan oil
1/4 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5 drops lavender
5 drops Frankincense

I know I can find a pump for the top too! That's on the list of things to do this month!

HollY Nelson

Hello Everyone,

I hope that your New Year is off to a great start. Thank you all for your support, I truly enjoy working with each and every one of you. With that being said if you ever have questions or need support with your oils I am here for you. I love chatting about the oils and helping. That is why I do what I do, it's an incredible honor! Please feel free to contact me as much as you need!

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Winter Blues Event

Thursday, Feb. 11th, 7:30pm

This is an online event.

Please join us for an online event with tips to beat the Winter Blues! If you are interested please contact me and I will add you to the class.
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