That smell! It was….incredible! It was like….fields of flowers on a summer day, warm, herbaceous, yellow. I followed my nose….
It was a fancy French skincare store, and I walked in…because of that smell. It was DELICIOUS, and they touted their products as being 95% natural (which is pretty good). They use essential oils in their products, and one of the most powerful of these was something called Helichrysum essential oil.
The problem: This place was WAY out of my price range. Like CRAZY out of line. It’s just incredible what women (and men) will spend on products when they can make their own! Because of this experience, I became intrigued with using essential oils to help improve the appearance of my own skin, and I began experimenting and researching.
Inexplicable things happen to your face as you become a middle aged woman. Like, your skin becomes saggy; wrinkles become prominent; your eyelids hang down a bit (or, a lot). You suddenly have deep smile lines! Your cheeks even seem to droop. Your chest even wrinkles! Not to mention—the turkey neck. It’s easy to start obsessing over these things.
Let’s be real.