How do I use?
Vitamin C Face Cleansing Scrub-
Heat bottle under hot water for 30 seconds (or keep in the shower like I do), then shake to mix contents. Apply one dropper full and scrub face in a circular motion. Rinse and Dry. Use up to twice weekly.
Put a dime size amount into the palm of your hand or finger bowl and add a few drops of water to create a paste. Rub into face and neck then let dry for 5-30 minutes depending on how much time you have.
Use once per week.
Face Cleaning oil-
Gently shake bottle to mix oils.
Rinse face with warm water, then massage a dime size amount of face cleaning oil into the skin. Remove with a clean warm wash cloth.
Gently shake bottle to blend liquids.
Spray evenly over face and neck. Let dry naturally, or towel blot dry.
Acne Kit- Use the Clay Mask first followed by the Vitamin C Scrub and then the Toner. Use twice weekly.
Gently shake bottle to blend oils.
Apply a few drops to the face or fingers and gently rub into face and neck.
Use nightly or any time you need extra nourishment.
Night Face Cream-
Gently rub a small amount into the face and neck using your fingers.
Day Face Cream-
Rub a small amount into the face and neck using your fingers.
Use daily before applying makeup.
Gently shake bottle to blend liquid and oil.
Spray evenly over face and neck.
Use first thing in the morning and any time you need an extra boost of fresh moisture throughout the day. After a workout, yoga or stuffy dry office.
Use just like any other hand cream except you won’t need to use as much. The oils will spread quickly and soak into your skin.
Rub into effected area as many times during the day as you feel you need relief.
Rub into feet before you put your socks on.
Use every day.
All Natural Bug Spray-
Shake before use then spray directly on the skin. Does not work as well sprayed on your clothes. Reapply as necessary.
You DON’T need to glob, smear, or rub your natural deodorant all over your under-arms.
All you REALLY need to do is dab. Dab your natural deodorant in that small, square-inch-sized area in the pit of your pit. You shouldn’t need much more, and this shouldn’t irritate your skin. See here for more details from Liz Wolfe. http://realfoodliz.com/3-natural-deodorant-pitfalls/
As a conditioner: Work through scalp and hair before washing. Leave in 2-30 minutes depending on hair coarseness of hair. This method is best for those with thin hair.
For a leave-in conditioner: work a small amount through wet hair before styling and drying. Great for those with thick curly hair.
Shine Serum: Rub a small amount in the palms of your hands and gently run over dry hair. Best for thick, course or curly hair.
Body Oil in the Shower
In what order do I use the products?
Face Cleaning Oil
Night Face Cream
Hydrating Mist (Or any time of Day)
Face Serum (if you have very dry skin)
Day Face Cream
One to two times per week use:
Vitamin C Scrub
What essential oils do I avoid if I am pregnant?
Here is a list from the Wellness mama:
Aniseed, Angelica, Basil, Black pepper, Camphor, Cinnamon, Chamomile, Clary Sage (often used during labor by midwives safely), clove, fennel, fir, ginger, horseradish (should not be used by anyone), Jasmine, Juniper, Marjoram, Mustard, Mugwart (should not be used by anyone), Myrrh, Nutmeg, Oregano, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sage, Thyme, Wintergreen.
What if I am allergic to one of the essential oils?
A complete list of essential oils and carrier oils is listed on the ingredients page. Please review this list if you have any know sensitivities or allergies. If you email me if you have any specific oils you need to avoid. firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I don’t like the smell of the toner or it stings my face?
You can dilute your toner with some organic green tea. But, keep in mind the Apple Cider Vinegar that you smell, is the magic in the toner. Read the paragraph below taken from “The Purely Primal Skincare Guide” by Liz Wolfe.
“As I learned more about the optimal pH of the skin and the protective elements of the skin’s acid mantle (the pH of the acid mantle is generally between 4.5 and 6), I realized that certain types of toners can make a BIG difference. Toners of the correct pH, like those that use apple cider vinegar (which has a natural, un-diluted pH below 5) can help restore the skin’s correct pH-balance, which helps neutralize “bad” bacteria and micro-organisms on the skin’s surface, while allowing “good” bacteria to thrive. This can also be very helpful for skin that tends to flake or skin with microorganism or fungal-associated symptoms of dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis.”
More on Apple Cider Vinegar:
What do you use for shampoo?
I use this brand: http://www.justnaturalskincare.com/
Or you can use Liz Wolfe’s “no poo” method below taken from her “Purely Primal Skincare” guide.
“• Empty mason jar for mixing (you’ll mix a batch for each individual use - you
won’t pre-mix). I have marked my mason jar with a sharpie at the 2 Tbs. level
– I use approximately 2 Tbs. of both baking soda and apple cider vinegar
(separately, of course) to cleanse and condition.
• Baking soda (all baking soda is naturally aluminum-free). I use Arm &
Hammer, and keep a mason jar of it in my shower with a spoon for easy
• Unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar (filtered works too). I keep a large bottle of ACV in the shower.
Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you may use more or
less baking soda and ACV. For very short hair, 1 Tbs. or less of each is usually sufficient. For very long hair, 2 Tbs of each should work. Experiment to see what works for you.
• Thoroughly wet hair and scoop the appropriate amount of baking soda into
the mason jar for mixing. Dilute the baking soda with at least 1 cup of water
(more for longer hair and more baking soda). Mix to ensure the baking soda
is distributed evenly in the water.
• Pour the baking soda/water mixture over your head. Massage the scalp
lightly. For longer hair, you may also choose to lightly and gently squeeze or
“work” the length of the hair with your hands to be sure the baking soda is
distributed well throughout.
• Rinse mixture out of hair just as you would shampoo. Rinse the mason jar to
be sure no baking soda remains.
This process alkalinizes the scalp and hair, which is not its natural state. That’s where the vinegar comes in – it “pH balances” the hair and scalp, leaving it soft, shiny and manageable.
• Next, pour the appropriate amount of ACV into the mason jar. Add at least 1 cup of water (more for longer hair and more ACV).
• Pour the ACV/water mixture over your head. Rinse immediately. (Like,
immediately! It doesn’t take much time to do its job.) Quickly rinsing allows
the hair and scalp to reach the correct pH without over-correcting. This
makes hair soft and shiny.
The vinegar smell will dissipate once hair is dry. You can add a drop of essential oil to the conditioning mixture to cut through the scent, if desired.”
What if my product does not look/smell/feel the same as the last time I bought it?
All Dragonfly Traditions products are made by me, in very small batches. There will always be some variations in weighing and measuring of oils.
Natural occuring oils, butters and waxes will vary from batch to batch. They can have different texture, smell, color and consistency.
On occasion, I may have to use different looking containers, depending on availablity from my distributers.
These are handmade products, made in my kitchen, and will not have factory made consistency that many of us have come to expect in our products.
Are the products Gluten Free?
Yes! There are no grains of any kind used in the making of these products.