DIY: Hand Moisturizing with Essential Oils

Dec 30th, 2013 | Category: Young Living Product Blog

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your hands. Between the dry heat indoors, frigid weather outdoors, and frequent hand washing to avoid illness, your hands take a beating. Plus, repeated use of soap and water throughout the day can dry out your hands even more. In addition, many health professionals recommend using hand sanitizers. We recommend that you alternate your hand washing with Thieves® Waterless Hand Purifier  to keep cracked and dry hands at bay. It takes only a few additional skin-care products, essential oils, and simple acupressure techniques to protect and moisturize your hands, as well as relieve stress you may be experiencing.

Prevention is the key! We suggest the following:


Soothing Acupressure Technique—Calm Down and Cheer Up!

  • Add 2–3 drops of Joy™ essential oil blend to the lotion of your choice.
  • Lightly rub your hands together to mix.
  • Find the place on the palm of your left hand that correlates with your heart and massage for 30 seconds.
  • Add 1–2 drops of Stress Away™ essential oil blend to the pad of your pinkie finger and massage for 30 seconds on each finger.
  • Once you have completed your acupressure, cup your hands together and place them over your nose.
  • Take a cleansing breath.
  • As you breathe out, say a positive affirmation that is pertinent to you.
  • Repeat these steps three times.

Please leave a comment on this blog post telling us your techniques for moisturizing your hands and relieving stress using Young Living products. We’ll give out a Sensation Hand Body Lotion and a 5-ml Stress Away™ essential oil blend to the randomly selected winners in a future blog post.

May love and joy accompany you this time of year!

—Gloria Russo, YL International Portfolio Manager

  • I haven’t used this technique, but it sounds great! We currently have the Genesis lotion and love it! I also use Stress Away and Joy essential oils! Even as deodorant with a little coconut oil!

  • I love using stress away roll on throughout the day!

  • I love giving massages with lavender. The oil keeps my hands soft and the lavender keeps my cuticles healthy, smells great and I stay relaxed.

  • My favorite is combining a dollop of Lavender Hand Body Lotion with several drops of the V-6 oil. It’s very soothing, yet penetrating.

  • I use MK Frangrance Free Hand Softener. I never thought to add EO…great idea!

  • Ive been using stress away, but want to try one of the YL lotions!

  • I ♥ Stress Away. When I use it after using Ylang Ylang and AromaLife my blood pressure comes down 10-20 points every time. I will be ordering the Lavender lotion so I can try this technique. TY!

  • I love YL Lavender Lotion, thick and creamy! Sometimes I add a drop of Elemi or Frankincense, just because they make me feel like royalty.

  • coconut oil and peppermint for my hands and lavender on my pillow

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