Natural Skin Care. Ditch Those Toxic Products

By: Deanna Snyder, RN Monday January 9, 2023 comments Tags: #doTERRA , #BeWellEssentials, #DeannaSnyder, #natrualskincare, #skincare, #dryskin, #oilyskin, #comboskin



Did you know that most skincare products on the market are loaded with ingredients that are actually toxic to your skin and body?


During our morning routine, we can place over 130 toxic ingredients on our skin. Typically during and after a warm shower we layer on our soap, body wash, lotions, perfume, and makeup. It is absorbed into our bodies within 20 seconds and makes its rounds hitting all of our cells within 30 minutes.  

Integumentary System

The integumentary system consists of the hair, skin, nails, and exocrine glands. Your skin protects you from harmful elements in the environment, and it can be adversely affected by toxins, artificial fragrances, pollution, and other irritants. When you treat your skin, hair, and nails right, they appear healthier, smoother, and more beautiful.  Your skin is the largest organ and provides a protective barrier that prevents unwanted threats from entering your body. 


It’s true, artificial ingredients and chemicals are used to have a “positive effect” on the skin; however, those positive effects are often temporary. The negative impact lasts long term due to the toxic ingredients absorbed by the skin. This toxic load builds up within the body and can often lead to health problems later. 


As I mentioned earlier, your skin absorbs everything, not just the lotions, body washes, and perfumes, but the off-casing from the clothes on your body. Think about how your clothes are washed. Most people don’t think twice about using those super-scented detergents, toss in a little fabric softener with a capful of scent beads, and finish with static cling-resistant dryer sheets. Companies boast that their fragrance can last up to 5 days. These chemicals wreak havoc on our skin, respiratory and endocrine systems.  


Thankfully, there are many natural and inexpensive options out there, and most of them can be found in your pantry!


One item we often forget about is our sun protection. Most products on the market are filled with toxic chemicals such as oxybenzone, chemical sunscreen filters, parabens, phthalates, and harsh, synthetic ingredients.  For more information on non-toxic sunscreen, I invite you to read  The Power of the Sun, Summer Suncare blog I wrote in July 2022. 


Below, are some skincare alternatives for healthy, beautiful skin. Just pick your skin type, and try adding these natural products to your beauty routine.



Oily Skin

Exfoliating: Equal parts sea salt and oil to create a natural scrub to brighten the skin. Gently apply in a circular motion, rinse with warm water, and pat dry.

Cleansing: Equal parts castor oil and olive oil. Massage in and wipe off with a warm cloth.

Toning: A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water kept cool in the refrigerator to splash on the face.

Moisturizing:  May not be necessary for oily skin. But if needed, a thin coat of coconut oil will work great.



Normal/Combination Skin

Exfoliating: Equal parts sugar (white or brown) and olive oil. Gently apply in a circular motion, rinse with warm water and pat dry.

Cleansing: A mix of 1/4 castor oil and ¾ oil (olive or almond). Massage in and wipe off with a warm cloth.

Toning: A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water kept cool in the refrigerator to splash on the face.

Moisturizing: If needed, a thin coat of coconut oil will work great.


Dry Skin

Exfoliating: Often not necessary for this skin type, but lightly rubbing a dry washcloth in circular motions can work if needed. 

Cleansing: A mix of a teaspoon of castor oil in 1/4 cup of another oil like olive or almond). Massage in and wipe off with a warm cloth.

Toning: A tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a cup of water kept cool in the refrigerator to splash on the face.

Moisturizing: Plain, organic shea butter massaged into the face and neck. 


doTERRA's Natural Skin Care


Essential Skin Care Kit

doTERRA Essential Skin Care is a family of skin care products designed to meet all your anti-aging, skin care needs, helping keep your skin feeling and looking young, healthy, and gorgeous by maximizing the natural power of essential oils. The Essential Skin Care line includes cutting-edge technologies that complement the careful selection of CPTG Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade® essential oils added in generous proportions to each product. Target the visible appearance of aging and prevent future signs of aging with doTERRA Essential Skin Care. 


Veráge Skin Care Collection

Veráge is an exclusive system of natural skin care products that nourish and hydrate skin and reduce the visible signs of aging. The advanced plant technology used in Veráge promotes the appearance of an optimal lipid balance—the same balance found in healthy, youthful-looking skin. Each product is composed of true gifts from the Earth: nourishing plant extracts, pure and potent CPTG® essential oils, and select natural ingredients. The doTERRA Veráge Skin Care Collection delivers results you can see and feel, naturally.


Harnessing powerful plant extracts, emollients, and CPTG® essential oils, Veráge provides your skin with everything it needs. Using the same stringent standards found in our CPTG® essential oils, the ingredients used in Veráge are of the highest quality and purity. Each product in the Veráge system contains plant extracts that have been extensively researched and shown to promote youthful-looking skin. Veráge has been scientifically formulated to provide a natural and efficacious system that brings the skin back to life. Using Veráge daily will promote a smooth, resilient, glowing complexion. 


HD Clear Facial Kit

Although signs of problem skin may begin in the early teens, it affects individuals of all ages, both physically and emotionally. Many individuals experience skin issues for years, trying numerous products, harsh chemicals, and abrasive treatments to obtain clear skin. doTERRA has created a better way to address problem skin issues at their core—naturally and effectively. Introducing HD Clear, an advanced line of natural products that combine the power of CPTG® essential oils and plant extracts to produce the results you want and expect—clear, smooth skin.


HD Clear is a three-step system that works synergistically, with each product building on the next to thoroughly cleanse and purify the skin, and deliver optimal hydration for a balanced moisture level. Made with pure plant extracts, the ingredients in HD Clear are gentle and calming to the skin, but powerfully effective. Using HD Clear every day will help reduce the appearance of blemishes; promote a clear, healthy complexion; and soothe the skin. HD Clear provides a natural solution for problem skin of all ages. 


dōTERRA Spa Collection

A variety of products that will pamper you from head to toe. Infused with dōTERRA's essential oils and nourishing ingredients. Your body will thank you!  


Personally, I love, love, love dōTERRA's Skin Care line.  I use a combination of both the Essential Skin Care and Veráge Skin Care items.  I add a little Yarrow|Pom and Rose Touch to my routine and I've been so happy with the results. I wear very little makeup and don't wear any foundation.


A healthy and non-toxic skin routine, taking daily supplements such as doTERRA Lifelong Vitality Pack® and eating a clean whole-food diet also contributed to my healthy glow and promote healthy hair, skin, and nails.  


To learn more about the Integumentary system and how doTERRA can support your overall well-being, click here


I invite you to hop on over to my Insta and/or Facebook pages this month. I'm sharing how you can "get the glow" through simple foundational health and wellness routines, DIY, and product recommendations to give your skin and hair that healthy glow!


I'd be happy to connect with you and discover what skin care system is best for you!



Until the next time,


Be Well, Deanna

Peace. Love. Oils.  



Deanna Snyder, RN

About the Author: Deanna Snyder, RN

Deanna is a seasoned registered nurse who specialized in adult critical care, is certified as a health coach, Reiki & ARōMATOUCH practitioner. She is a wellness advocate and community volunteer.  With over 35 years of healthcare experience, Deanna will take you on a journey of health, wellness, and vitality as you crowd out old habits and replace them with natural, safe and effective alternatives.