Benefits of Vetiver oil and where to purchase!

Benefits of Vetiver oil and where to purchase!

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Vetiver, a member of the grass family, is grown for many reasons. Unlike other grasses, the root system of Vetiver grows down, making it ideal for helping to prevent erosion and providing soil stabilization. Vetiver has a rich, exotic, complex aroma that is used extensively in perfumes. Due to Vetiver’s calming, grounding effect on the emotions, it is an ideal oil to use in massage therapy. It can also be rubbed on the feet before bedtime to promote a restful night’s sleep. When taken internally, Vetiver can support a heathy immune system.

12 Uses of Vetiver Essential Oil

When it comes to vetiver essential oil there are many health benefits and uses that can be utilized. The health benefits and uses of vetiver essential oil are very diverse which makes it very beneficial and an important component to your essential oils kit.

  • Anti-inflammatory: Vetiver has amazing anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to soothe and cool the affected area and thus helps to reduce the inflammation in the area. By helping to reduce inflammation it also helps to promote circulation and calm the nervous system. It is known to help with sun stroke and dehydration caused by extreme heat and dry winds.
  • Antioxidant: Vetiver has antioxidant properties that help in clearing the body of unwanted toxins. It helps the body get rid of unwanted free radicals that can harm the body both inside and out. By getting rid of these free radicals vetiver can then help in the regeneration and production of new cells throughout the body. This is important in preventing the signs of aging as well as in boosting the immune system and in healing the mind and the body.
  • Antiseptic: Vetiver is excellent for helping to clean wounds and in helping to prevent infection from taking hold of an injury. It helps to clean the scar from the inside out and can be taken orally or applied topically to the wound to help prevent infection and sepsis.
  • Aphrodisiac: Vetiver is known for its aphrodisiac properties. It helps to boost the libido and assists in the arousal of sexual feelings. It helps to stimulate the pleasure parts of your brain to help get you into the mood which is essential for those that have a low libido, impotence or lack of arousal in the bedroom.
  • Bug Repellant: Vetiver does help to repel bugs. It does this through its scent. The vetiver plant is also known to repel insects because of its height when at full growth.
  • Depression and Anxiety: Vetiver helps with depression and anxiety by helping to calm the body. It helps to regulate the breathing and blood pressure which is especially important when someone is extremely stressed or going through a panic attack. It helps to soothe the nerves and decrease agitation in a person suffering from anxiety and depression.
  • Immune System: Vetiver helps to boost the immune system by helping to rid the body of unwanted infection and free radicals. It helps to protect the body from these unwanted visitors as well. It helps to maintain and heal all other systems in the body to help the body run more smoothly.
  • Muscles and Joints: Vetiver helps those with joint and muscle pain because of its anti-inflammatory and pain reducing properties. It helps to reduce joint stiffness and discomfort which can be associated with arthritis. It also helps to promote blood flow and circulation which also helps in reducing the pain and stiffness in the joints or muscles.
  • Nerves Aide: Vetiver helps the nervous system by helping to maintain the health of the system. It helps to heal damaged parts of the nervous system which can be caused by shock, stress or fear that a person may have encountered or going through. It also helps with nervous system problems such as epileptic attacks or neurotic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease.
  • PMS Aide: Vetiver helps those suffering from PMS symptoms by helping to reduce the pain and inflammation in the abdominal area due to cramping. By merely massaging it into the skin or taking it orally can help in reducing the symptoms of PMS cramping.
  • Skin Care: Vetiver essential oil helps the skin by helping to reduce the appearance of scars and stretch marks on the skin. It does this by promoting blood circulation, promoting new cell growth and regeneration and by helping to speed up the healing process. It helps to replace dead and discolored tissue which helps in decreasing the look of scars and stretch marks by creating a more uniform surface and look.
  • Sleep Aide: Vetiver helps those with sleeping problems such as insomnia or stress. It helps to calm down the body especially the nerves to help a person calm down and relax before bedtime helping to promote more restful sleep.

You can purchase the Vetiver Essential oil I use at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07FZZVQ6F

My Top Go-To Essential Oils

My Top Go-To Essential Oils

Essential Oils have been my JAM lately. They are so helpful for immune and emotional support, skincare, cleaning and so much more.
I get all my oils through artnaturals.com ( not sponsored and not an MLM, ya girl just loves the company) . Art Naturals offers 100% pure essential oils for great prices and their customer service team is absolutely phenomenal!

My top go-to’s are frankincense, lavender, sweet orange, tea tree, and lemon.

 

Frankincense is one of my favorite oils. It is like a super oil, it has a TON of benefits for a wide variety of problems you may have.  Frankincense is a powerful antiseptic which allows it to eliminate germs and boost your immune system. Its astringent properties help reduce wrinkles , reduces scars and can stop bleeding from wounds and cuts while also speeding up the healing process . One of my favorite uses of frankincense is for emotional support, as it is a powerful stress and anxiety reliever. It also regulates estrogen production, which really helps with the PMS craziness us ladies are known to feel.

Lavender is another oil that I use for multiple things. Lavender is great for relaxation and sleep support. Its calming properties assist with lessening anxiety and depression naturally. Lavender’s antiseptic properties make it a great tool for both acne and hair loss treatments. Lavender also is a anti-inflammatory, which helps relieve joint pain and sore muscles and also helps with treating eczema.

Sweet Orange is one of my favorites to diffuse and apply topically. It gives me Disneyland California Adventure vibes, Soaring over California and “flying” through the orange groves.
Besides nostalgia, Orange essential oil has some great benefits . It calms your mood and can help fight depression, reduces inflammation, boosts your immune system, does wonders for acne, and can also be used as a mild aphrodisiac.

Tea Tree oil is a magical skincare potion for me. Mixed in with some pure aloe, Tea Tree oil zaps away acne with ease and can even help with acne scarring . Tea tree oil’s antiseptic properties make it a perfect fit to speed up the healing process on cuts, bug bites and even ingrown hairs. Mix some Tea Tree oil in with your shampoo to clarify your hair and get out all the gunk. Tea tree on your scalp will also help with dandruff!

 

Tea Tree Oil must always be diluted before applying. I like to mix it in with my current products, ie. shampoo or aloe, or dilute with coconut oil. 

Lemon essential oil is this girls best friend when it comes to cleaning as it is a disinfectant . Apply it directly to any gooey or greasy spot to instantly get up the gunk, or mix with white vinegar for a multi purpose cleaning solution you can use all over your house! Diffusing lemon essential oils will help improve concentration and can also repel ants and other bugs. Diffusing lemon mixed with some lavender can help with allergy season, as it clears the nasal passages and sinuses. Lastly, mixing lemon in with some rose hip oil and applying to the face will help brighten skin and kill off any acne causing bacteria.

An interesting way to get those pearly whites!

An interesting way to get those pearly whites!

I have partnered with BeLive to try out their Coco Charcoal Tooth Whitening Powder. When I first got this in the mail, MAN, I WAS EXCITED! I’ve always wanted to try out Charcoal teeth products and so has my boyfriend KC, so we were pumped to start using this powder.

A little bit of a background on charcoal and your teeth.
Activated charcoal is often used in emergency medicine to quickly absorb poison so it is not absorbed into the body.
Since activated charcoal is such an absorbent substance, it is able to asborb the acidic plaque on your teeth and remove stains.

 

 

Kc and I have been using this powder for about 3 weeks now. I really wish we would have taken before pictures because so far I have definitely seen a difference in the color of my teeth. We are only using it 2-3 times a week because there have not been substantial to know what negative effects to your enamel could come from daily use. We also do not replace our tooth paste with this, I will start with the whitening powder and brush for 3-5 minutes. Then I will rinse completely and brush with my normal toothpaste. This powder has little to no taste and makes your teeth feel extremely clean once you’re completely finished.  I will totally be repurchasing! You can find it on amazon here :http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072JTT4N1

New HOLY GRAIL Face Mask!

New HOLY GRAIL Face Mask!


Recently I was given an opportunity to work with Vivo Per Le to try out their Mineral Clay Mud face mask at a discounted price!
I’ve been using it for a while and it is my face’s new BFF!!! It glides on super smooth, smells nice, and makes my skin feel so hydrated and soft without being oily at all! It has anti-aging properties in it as well which is pretty important to me , even though I’m in my early twenties. Its never too early to start preventing aging on your face , neck, and hands! Prevention is always better than trying to react and fix it once it happens!

 

This unique mask has three AMAZING ingredients to help it do all its magical things to your skin.
Bentonite Clay, Bamboo Charcoal, and Kaolin Clay.

Bentonite clay has healing properties that allow it to receive more oxygen, pull toxins from skin, and is even used to treat Eczema, Dermatitis, and Psoriasis.
Bamboo Charcoal dates all the way back to the Ming Dynasty. It is known for being able to draw out toxins and impurities, without being absorbed itself.
Kaolin Clay is most commonly used to cleanse the skin. It contains high content of silica that helps in removing dead skin while also keeping skin moisturized.

You can purchase this amazing mask here: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=me%3DA26Y1VZ91QJRCP&field-keywords=clay+mask
Vivo Per Le was also kind enough to offer 10% off to any of you that purchase by using the code  GETBRU10

 

Move over Lush, Bumble Road is killing the bath bomb game!

Move over Lush, Bumble Road is killing the bath bomb game!

Recently I was given the opportunity to try out Bumble Road Bath Bombs at a discounted rate in exchange for some feedback!
Let me just say, I was IMPRESSED! When I received the box from amazon, I could smell the yummy goodness inside before I even opened the box! My two favorites from the 4 pack are Really Rose and Luscious Lavender..  Really Rose smells like literal heaven. Its got an amazing rose scent with hints of a fruitiness to it, (not that grandma rose powdery scent). It has small pieces of rose pedals in it that float in the bath which makes these extra luxurious.
Luscious Lavender is great for bedtime. Researchers have found that Lavendar helps to relax you and decrease heart rate and blood pressure, which is perfect for right before your slumber. They fizz for a good 10+ minutes and they leave your skin super soft! The best part is the scent lingers on your skin for what seems like forever afterwards!  My favorite bath bombs I’ve tried so far!!
You can purchase these bath bombs on amazon at : http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072C7ZP3W

Make your beauty blenders like new for less than $1!

Make your beauty blenders like new for less than $1!

One of my least favorite things to do is to clean my sponges. Mostly because it takes multiple washes for them to be totally clean.
I have tried sooo many different cleansers, from the pricey beauty blender cleanser bar to your DIY coconut oil and hand soap, and nothing was working in just one wash, until I found Dawn Platinum dish soap, MY SAVING GRACE!

I noticed when washing my dishes that it got things clean soooo easily, even the burn spots on my cookie sheets looked new again. I thought, hmm , why not just try it.

I put three drops in a cup or bowl and than fill it with warm water and than I let my sponges soak for 15 minutes.
Once they’ve soaked, I take them out and rinse under warm water and all the makeup just pours out like MAGIC!