It's no secret that essential oils are extremely beneficial to both our emotional and physical health. But did you know that they also pack a punch when it comes to skin care?
It is an understatement to say the the skin care industry is booming, but how many ingredients are listed on the back of your products? How many of those are natural? Essential oils provide a natural, effective alternative.
A quick note: While essential oils can be wonderful for your skin, please be sure to do your research before applying anything. To avoid any serious reactions, be sure to dilute your oils with a high quality carrier oil (like Fractionated Coconut Oil) and always patch test.
The 5 Best Essential Oils for Radiant Skin
Acne Prone Skin
Helichrysum oil is praised for its miraculous healing properties and is excellent for treating acne. A couple drops deliver antimicrobial, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory benefits to help promote healthy skin cell growth and regeneration. Dilute a few drops of Helichrysum with your carrier oil to make a powerful acne-fighting serum for nighttime use.
If you're feeling a little on the dull and dry side, reach for Rose oil. Rose oil has been having its moment in the beauty industry, popping up in toners, moisturizers, and makeup. Not only does it smell amazing, but it is packed full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Rose oil is very emollient (moisturizing) and brings life back into tired, dry skin. Mix a few drops into your favourite moisturizer to reap the benefits!
Ylang Ylang oil is an awesome natural skin balancer for dry, oily, and combination skin. It has a lovely fresh, floral scent like Rose and balances sebum (oil) production. It also enhances circulation and encourages cell growth while soothing irritation and inflammation. Dilute a few drops with your carrier oil and apply to your face, neck, and chest.
Soothe Irritated Skin
Lavender is another great multitasking oil that aromatherapists love. Whenever I think of lavender, I immediately think of calming. This lovely oil promotes skin cell regeneration while relieving any itchiness or irritation, leaving skin feeling soft and smooth. It reduces those blotchy, red patches and redness while balancing your skin's moisture barrier. Add a few drops into your moisturizer or BB cream to leave skin feeling refreshed and soothed.
Dry, oil, or combination skin will love Frankincense oil! Frankincense's popularity due to its ability to restore skin that has been damaged. It has been used to minimize scars while helping with the appearance of dark spots. Frankincense also minimizes fine lines and wrinkles while reducing inflammation and evening your skin tone. Add a few drops to your moisturizer or carrier oil to heal that damaged skin.
Hydrating & Firming Face Oil
20 drops frankincense essential oil
10 drops helichrysum essential oil
10 drops rose essential oil
Carrier oil (grapeseed, avocado, or fractionated coconut oil)
Drop your essential oils to a 10mL roller bottle. Fill the bottle with your carrier oil of choice.
Place the cap on the bottle, shake it up, and roll onto any part of your body that needs a little hydration boost. It can also be applied all over your face as a nighttime serum.