He is LIGHT and LIFE and TRUTH! Look to Him for the ALL the answers. He will guide us, if we'll let Him.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Friday, August 9, 2013

Zits Away!

Do you suffer from acne?  Occasional, unsightly blackheads and zits?  I'm in my 40's (shhhh....don't let my secret out!) and still dealing with acne.  I always thought it was mostly for the teenage years.  


I'm not one for medications, creams, etc.  I just usually wait it out, mourn :(, pinch and squeeze...hehehe!  
(TMI--I know :0)!)

Should you pinch and squeeze to POP that zit??

I'm linking to some articles that give good reasons why you should resist the urge to squeeze, pinch and POP!

Is It Okay to Pop A Pimple?  
To Squeeze or Not to Squeeze 

And, who knew....Dr. Oz created a video on Oprah to show those who cannot resist, how to pop your pimple...

Dr. Oz...How To Pop A Pimple 

Instead of squeezing, pinching and popping...let's keep that acne away in the first place.  And, if you still get a pimple, zit or blackhead....then spray this directly on it.  The antiseptic and healing properties of these two oils, along with the benefits of witch hazel will zap that zit!

Zits Away
An acne blend for a clear complexion
10 drops lavender
10 drops melaleuca
2 oz. spray bottle
fill with Witch Hazel

Apply to face and neck 2x daily.  Can be used as often as needed.  

I use it more than twice a day on days I don't wear makeup--pretty much whenever I think about it.

Use caution when spraying around the eyes.

I've been using this for about a week now, call me crazy, but my face feels a little firmer.  Like it's firming up that saggy skin from all those years of squeezing and pinching blackheads and zits! :0)

Not to mention that the zits have dried up and are going away!

Lavender and Melaleuca can be purchased at 

Use code "sonshine" for a 10% discount

If you do not have the essential oils to make Zits Away, consider purchasing the blend at Sonshine Botanicals.

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  1. Thank you soooo much!!! With 2 teenage daughters and a mom who is in her 40's (I won't tell if you don't :) ), I've been looking for an simple solution.

    Looking forward to mixing this up today!

  2. Good to know I'm not the only one in her 40's having this issue. to think I missed out 1st time around in my teens! thanks for this recipe. visiting via FromtheFarm Blog Hop from over at www.ritewhileucan.com

  3. I have Rose Witch Hazel, will that work? Thanks.

  4. Kathy, yes! Rose Witch Hazel will work well.

    Barb...glad you stopped by!

  5. Did you say what size of a bottle and I missed it?

  6. Another awesome post. I also use a blend like this as my air freshener and it works wonders.
    Thanks again for sharing on Wildcrafting Wednesdays! I hope you'll join us again and share more of your awesome posts in the future.

  7. Can melaleuca oil and witch hazel be used without the lavender oil.?


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