My Alternative To Expensive AntiAging Methods

Dated: June 28 2016

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It seems that the cost of facial anti-aging products has soared in the last several years. Or maybe I never noticed those prices until enough years passed that I began to need them myself.

Just a brief look over the web tells me:

  • Plastic surgery costs from $6,000 - $15,000. Recovery can take up to 2 weeks and you don’t even see the full results for 1-4 months!

  • Botox costs from $140 - $280 per injection. There are injections between the eyes, on the forehead and the jowls.  They last between 3 months to 1 year and then your back again!

  • Wrinkle fillers cost between $400 - $1200. These are fluid injections to fill in areas that lack collagen. There is very little down time but results last only up to 5 months!

  • Anti-aging creams are the most cost effective. You can buy a drugstore brand for as little as $10. Department store brands range from $24-$250 and from your dermatologist the cost can range up to $500.  In reality, this process can be very expensive. The cheaper brands don’t usually work. You usually have to try several products and you are fortunate if you find anything that provides lasting results.

My issue with all of these alternatives is not only the expense and down time. What do these products and services do to my body in the long run?  How many times have we seen advertisements on plastic surgery gone wrong? What kind of chemicals are we injecting into our body? Anything we rub on our skin goes right into our bodies. So I decided to go NATURAL, my way.


I began to research the many amazing health and skin renewing properties of various essential oils and carrier oils. I found some great recipes using carrier oils, essential oils and other natural products. I make my own face wash, toner, moisturizer and sunscreen. I even make my own safe, non-toxic deodorant. Here are some of the ingredients I use regularly:

  • Carrier oils like sweet almond oil, apricot oil, evening primrose, borage seed

  • Essential Oils

  • Carrot seed – contains Vitamins A, C, B1 and B2. Among many uses, it is a natural sunscreen as well.

  • Red raspberry seed – another great, natural sunscreen and contains 83% essential fatty acids

  • Fennel – I love the fragrance and use it in my moisturizer. It is an ancient herb believed to convey longevity, courage and strength.

  • Lavender – Who doesn’t love the fragrance of lavender. I use it in a ton of my recipes as well as placing it in my diffuser.

  • Peppermint – Has a great fragrance but also helps the immune system and digestive system. 

  • Ylang Ylang – Has an intensely sweet, soft, floral scent. Used in perfumes, this oil is great for acne, hair growth, insect bites and much, much more.

  • Geranium – Has a rosy-sweet, minty scent. This essential oil is also great for skin care, circulation and respiratory disorders.

  • Frankincense – Blends well with so many other essential oils for skin care, respiratory system disorders and to boost the immune system.

  • Myrrh – Used since ancient times in eastern and western medicine, this essential oil has so many medicinal uses.

Now I can confidently use my essential oil products on my skin to wash, tone and moisturize knowing that they do much more than renew my skin. These essential oils have great medicinal and health benefits as well.

Do I look years younger, as some of the alternatives claim? Maybe, maybe not. But I’m comfortable knowing that I’m not damaging my body with surgery or harsh chemicals. As the years go by I am aging naturally, maintaining healthy skin and gaining the many benefits of essential oils.

Thanks for spending the time to read my blog!    Donna

        Author:        Donna Bovee, Realtor, Team Price Real Estate
        Phone:         512.497.3643            eMail:

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