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Want A Healthy, Radiant Complexion? Try My Essential Oil Beauty Elixirs!

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I’ve tried nearly every skin care product on the market, from drug store to high-brow brands. I discovered essential oils for skin care several years ago, and was amazed how luminous they made my skin look and feel. I love that every drop I apply to my face is all-natural with no harmful, chemical ingredients.

I have spent years researching, experimenting and creating my own face serums to address not only my own personal beauty needs, but the needs of everyone who wants a healthy, radiant complexion using all-natural ingredients.

Each of my pure oil blends is perfect for anyone who desires ultra-hydrated, ageless skin and a glowing, luminous complexion.

I’m so happy to be able to offer you my luxurious anti-aging face oils made from a unique proprietary blend of 100% pure, rich, therapeutic-grade essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals. Your skin will look and feel nourished from the inside out. These multitasking miracle workers address a myriad of skin concerns, while their beautiful aromas have been proven to calm and soothe your mind and spirit.

Through careful research and personal trial-and-error, here is a detailed explanation of why I chose these stand-out essential oils to use in my hand-crafted beauty blends:

Rose Oil:

Used for skin care for thousands of years, and packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, rose essential oil is perfect for moisturizing dry or aging skin.

It also offers antiseptic and astringent properties to help treat acne prone skin, as well as anti-inflammatory properties to soothe redness and inflammation.

Rose oil can also help refine skin texture, controlling skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis.

Rose oil vapor has also shown the ability to protect against oxidative stress, which is associated with depression. In a study among postpartum women, rose oil demonstrated its strength and effectiveness as a safe, all-natural antidepressant and anti-anxiety treatment. So, a little rose oil on the face not only improves your complexion but also your mood and overall mental well-being.

Fun fact: It takes tens of thousands of rose blossoms to yield one ounce of rose essential oil. That makes it one of the most expensive essential oils, but it is super concentrated, so just one drop goes a long way.

Neroli Oil:

(Orange Blossom) is great for oily, sensitive, and mature skin. It helps to smooth fine lines and tone sagging skin. This rejuvenating oil contains a natural chemical called citral, which helps regenerate cells and improve skin elasticity. This powerfully healing oil helps prevent and smooth stretch marks, scar tissue, acne and broken capillaries.

Its antiseptic properties also balance oil production and shrink the appearance of pores without drying skin.

Jasmine Oil:

Known as the “King of Oils,” jasmine essential oil is traditionally used to restore skin. Relaxing, uplifting and exotic, jasmine increases skin’s elasticity and helps balance moisture in the skin to naturally reduce dryness. Its natural antibacterial properties protect and aid skin’s immunity.
Jasmine essential oil also heals blemishes and scars, and is fantastic for toning all skin types.

Ylang Ylang Oil:

Its rich, floral fragrance smells so good I want to eat it. Ylang Ylang helps control oil production and minimize breakouts. It also helps regenerate skin cells, smoothing fine lines and improving skin elasticity. Excellent essential oil for every skin type.

Bergamot Oil:

The oil from the peel of the bergamot fruit can help remedy a myriad of difficult skin conditions from acne to dark spots, hyper pigmentation and eczema.

Bergamot is a natural antibiotic and disinfectant, and helps control excess oil production in the skin.
It is also an antiseptic, which encourages wound healing and skin regeneration. If you have old acne scars, eczema, psoriasis, or even cold sores, this oil can help the skin heal faster. Bergamot can help prevent new scars and fade old ones by regulating the distribution of skin’s natural pigment—melanin—while balancing skin tone.

It’s enlivening citrus scent also helps relieve stress and anxiety.

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Who is the Ultimate Beauty Elixir for?

Everyone and anyone (Yes, men, too!) who wants healthy, beautiful, luminous skin. Applied morning and evening, my essential oil beauty blends are instantly absorbed to nourish and hydrate skin, leaving it toned and radiant without feeling greasy. Vital vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids help revive a lackluster complexion, increase elasticity, boost resilience, heal blemishes and rebalance the skin’s natural hydration system. Skin is protected from free radical damage and uplifted by vibrant, healing aromas of pure oils.

PROCESS:

My 100% pure, therapeutic-grade essential oil blends are hand-crafted with purpose and passion, and enhanced by the power of reiki intention as I am a certified Reiki Master.

Each bottle is carefully and personally blended with love and care by yours truly. In order to maintain our high standards, I oversee every aspect of the manufacturing process at my home facility in Edgewater, NJ.

Our precious, exotic oils are tested to ensure they are not adulterated, and the actual blending area is treated as a sacred space.

INGREDIENTS:

100% pure, rich therapeutic-grade essential oils derived from flowers and botanicals to nourish and soothe your skin from the inside out. That’s it, no chemicals, preservatives or anything else goes into our skin care.

The following all natural carrier oils are used to blend with our 100% pure essential oils: Pure Coconut Oil, Pure Sesame Seed Oil, Pure Grape Seed Oil, Pure Sweet Almond Oil, Pure Wheat Germ Oil, Pure Sunflower Seed Oil, Pure Olive Fruit Oil.

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My Response To Being Publicly Body Shamed

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Heather Hazzan Photography

Would you put on a bathing suit, walk into a corporate office, stand under horrific fluorescent lighting, be filmed on a camera phone and broadcast on a major news organization’s Facebook Live feed in front of more than 50,000 viewers?

That’s exactly what I recently did. I work as a “plus-size” model (I’m a size 12) in New York City, and was hired by a swimsuit client to model the latest swim trends for summer alongside a size 2 swimsuit model. The point was to show different styles on different body types.

Live viewers, of course, were able to ask questions and make comments. Out of about 400 comments, 395 of them were nice, some even extremely kind and body positive, yet I found myself focusing on the few comments that were mean-spirited.

One man said I needed a gym membership.

Another man proclaimed, “No fat chicks.”

Another viewer, also a man, questioned how I was a swimsuit model.

I can’t say I was shocked people could be so cruel, but I found it interesting that the ONLY negative comments came from men. Women in the chat were very complimentary, some even elated to see someone with their body type modeling swimsuits so they could see what it would actually look like on them, and even told the authors of the rude comments to, “Be nice, and try doing what she’s doing!”

I’m not saying these comments didn’t affect me at all, because for a few hours, I did think about them, and even found myself questioning my weight.

I knew I had a choice. I could choose to internalize these few, isolated hateful comments and feel victimized and horrible about my body, or I could choose to be the victor and speak openly about my experience in the hope of encouraging others to embrace their bodies, whatever the shape or size, and honor it with daily acts of self care like exercise, meditation and clean eating. When I think of everything my body does for me day in and day out, I am filled with such a sense of gratitude and all I can say is, “Thank you.”

The shame of not fitting into society’s itsy-bitsy standard of beauty has been replaced by the grace of self-acceptance, and knowledge that I am so much more than what I look like in a swimsuit, especially in poor lighting.

This body-shaming experience isn’t just about me. I am a grown woman in my 30s who chooses to put myself out there and work as a model. I can handle it.

But what about all the young girls and women in the world who are my size or bigger (which is the majority of the population), who see and hear women’s bodies being criticized in this way? That’s what I have a problem with.

The message is you are not beautiful, worthy or good enough unless you are a size 2 or look really skinny in a swimsuit. Heck, even size zero supermodels like Chrissy Teigen have spoken publicly about being body-shamed and called “fat.”

Here’s what I know for sure:

What people say about you has nothing to do with you, and everything to do with them. Case in point: The man who said, “No fat chicks,” weighs no less than 400 pounds. Yes, I clicked on his comment and looked at his Facebook page.

I have compassion for this man. He was talking to himself. His self-hatred could be SO DEEP that he took the time to make a mean comment about a woman he does not know. A comment attacking a woman’s body.

I send this man love. He is in pain. He does not know me. He doesn’t know I have “big thighs” because I am built like my 6’5″ athletic father. He doesn’t know I swam competitively for 17 years and can leg press 245 pounds.

He doesn’t know I recently lost two dear friends to suicide, and sometimes when the pain is too great, I deal with it by over-eating, something it seems he can relate to.

When I went to work that day, I focused on making the suits look lovely and comfortable. When I watch the video, all I see is a woman glowing from the inside out, smiling so bright and having fun. That’s what beauty is to me. Self-confidence and owning who you are and where you are (weight fluctuations and all), is drop-dead gorgeous to me. Nothing is sexier than being kind to others.

While some of the comments weren’t pleasant to read, I saw this as an important opportunity to heal and grow, and acknowledge the times when I have not been kind to myself or my body. The times I used to think my body’s appearance defined my self worth instead of who I am on the inside. The times I compared myself to the size zero models standing next to me, and felt uncomfortable being the “big girl” on set, questioning why I, too, could not have their “perfect” body type. The times I chose to over-indulge with food and alcohol, and then be mad at my body for not looking and performing a certain way. I, too, have been guilty of dishing out some pretty harsh criticism.

My behavior and my thoughts about my body are really the only ones that matter.

For the record, I do have a gym membership, two of them actually. I train three to four times a week, and my trainer tells me I’m far and away his strongest female client. No, I’m not the skinniest girl at the gym or on set, but I’m fit, healthy, and most importantly, I’m kind-hearted, supportive of others and happy.

 

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