Do you use essential oils for skin care? It's important to know that there are many different types of essential oils, and not all are appropriate for use on the face or other sensitive areas. Here we will discuss various ways of using essential oils for the skin as well as their benefits when applied topically.
Do you known that what you put on your skin is just as important as what you eat? Our skin acts like a sponge, absorbing what it is exposed to. Unfortunately, in many consumer skin care products harmful chemicals can be found.
I don't know about you, but when I slather on my skin care products I don't want toxic chemicals in them.
You don't need these toxic products, you can use essential oils as part of your skin care regimen. The natural power of essential oils can help your skin feel and look young, healthy and gorgeous.
Essential Oils For Skin Care
Essential oils are not just for aromatherapy. They can be used to cleanse and nourish your skin too! We'll also go over basic safety steps when using essential oils for skincare. Let's get started!
1. Lavender Essential Oil
- Perfect for any skin care regimen.
- Benefits include calming, soothing and regenerative properties.
- Helps reduce skin dryness.
- Has been used for skin recovery from burns, blisters, infections and other injuries.
2. Tea Tree Essential Oil (aka Melaleuca)
- Tea Tree is known for its cleaning & regenerative properties.
- Perfect for skin blemishes and rashes.
- Powerful antimicrobial properties makes it great for adding to face wash or foot soaks.
3. Frankincense Essential Oil
- Renews & supports youthful skin.
- Tones & tightens skin, reducing appearance of wrinkles and signs of aging.
- Can speed skin healing.
- Makes a wonderful addition to face or anti-aging serums.
4. Chamomile Essential Oil
- Roman and German chamomile are both favorites for natural skincare.
- Provides calming benefits for irritated or sensitive skin.
- Reduces inflammation which is helpful in skin care recipes
- Add this oil to body lotion for a skin soothing rub down.
- Try in an all natural bug bite remedy.
5. Geranium Essential Oil
- Outstanding benefits for soothing & calming skin.
- Can balance oil production, hydrate & condition skin.
- Has antibacterial & anti-inflammatory that may help with acne & eczema.
- Perfect addition to face masks and body cleansers.
6. Patchouli Essential Oil
- Promotes a glowing complexion.
- Can soothe skin irritations & reduce appearance of scars.
- May help tighten loose skin.
- I love to use it this body oil recipe.
7. Helichrysum Essential Oil
- I love to use it to stop bleeding in a fresh cut.
- Known for its calming & renewing effects.
- Nourishes skin while helping reduce inflammation.
- Helps to reduce scarring and with tissue regeneration, perfect for bumps and bruises.
- Has been used for skin conditions like eczema, dermatitis and psoriasis.
8. Sandalwood Essential Oil
- Assists with skin regeneration and dry skin.
- Astringent properties make it beneficial for acne.
- Make a face toner with witch hazel and sandalwood and use after washing face.
9. Myrrh Essential Oil
- Numerous benefits to skin including smoothing irritated, dry or chapped skin.
- Helps improve skin conditions, wounds & wrinkles.
- Add myrrh to night cream and apply at bedtime for great benefits.
10. Juniper Berry Essential Oil
- Works as a great detoxifier and cleanser which may help with acne, dermatitis, and eczema.
- May also help skin retain moisture.
- I love adding this to my body cream, not only does it smell wonderful and has lots of therapeutic benefits, it has really help my dermatitis.
How to Use Essential Oils for Skin Care
You can easily make all natural homemade products with your essential oils to use in your skin care regimen. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate your oils.
This is one of my most fabulous ways to add my oils into my daily routine. I use a mini foaming bottle, a few simple ingredients plus my oils and I have a custom body wash with nourishing essential oils. Here are 20 Essential Oil Body Wash Recipes you can try.
There are several ways you can add essential oils to your daily bathing. Here are just a few ideas:
Facial tissue is much more delicate ans sensitive than skin on the rest of the body. It is actually better to use less essential oil drops when you plan to use them on your face because you do not want to create any skin irritations. You can make a facial serums or even a custom facial oil blend.
You can easily add one to two drops of essential oils to unscented lotions, body butter, or to a carrier oil and make a moisturizing blend to help heal and soothe skin.
Read more about using essential oils for dry skin plus recipes included.
Foaming Hand Wash & Hand Soap
This is my second favorite way to get essential oils into my daily routine (diffusing essential oils is my first). Here are some recipes to try:
Looking for a my to soothe muscles and care for your skin as well, try massage oils. I love a good aromatherapy massage. Massage oils can also be self applied and to specific target areas that you need to have worked out, like feet.
Here are 22 Aromatherapy Massage Oil Recipes you can try.
Where to Buy Essential Oils?
If you are looking to buy essential oils to use in your skincare routine, be sure to buy only 100% pure essential oils. Check out some of our favorite essential oil companies:
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