FANTASTIC SKIN BENEFITS OF ESSENTIAL OILS
Essential oils are natural compounds botanically sourced from the flowers, barks, leaves, fruits, roots, or seeds of plants. These oils act as a protective shield for plants from harsh external elements. Thus, when we use essential oils, we also harness the healing and protective properties that they have.
Oils derived from plants have been used for hundreds of years already. Today, it is usually used for aromatherapy, dietary consumption, health, wellness, beauty and skin care!
The natural scent of essential oils support emotional, physical, and mental health, and when it is applied topically, they kill bacteria, funguses and viruses, reduce inflammation and are used in various beauty treatments!
DILUTING ESSENTIAL OILS IN CARRIER OILS FOR SKINCARE
Essential oils cannot be applied directly to the skin in its concentrated form as it can cause irritation. It is best used on the skin when it is diluted with carrier oils.
It is important to dilute your essential oils with a carrier oil before it is applied to the skin. Carrier oils are mild and usually unscented oils that contain skin nourishing properties and can be safely applied to the skin. If mixed with essential oils, the skin benefits can be maximized!
When carrier oils are properly combined with essential oils, the therapeutic properties and benefits of both oils are not impeded, instead, the benefits are increased!
Here are the best carrier oils to use with your essential oils:
- Grapeseed Oil
- Pomegranate Seed
- Rosehip Seed
How is an essential oil diluted with a carrier oil?
- 2.5% solution: 15 drops of essential oil for every 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
- 3% solution: 20 drops of essential oil for every 6 teaspoons
- 5% solution: 30 drops of essential oil for every 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
- 10% solution: 60 drops of essential oil for every 6 teaspoons of carrier oil
BUT before applying essential oils to the skin, a patch test to determine sensitivity is necessary.
Apply a small amount of diluted essential oil to your forearm and wait for 24 hours. If sensitivity occurs, discontinue use.
Apply diluted essential oil on your skin, pressure points, or sore muscles and joints for body massage, and to relax stressed and stiff muscles.
When used in skincare, add diluted essential oils to your favorite toners, serums or moisturizers and experience the natural scent and wonderful benefits!
THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR SKIN CARE
1. LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Lavender oils come from distilling the flower spikes of a lavender plant. It is one of the most versatile oils because of its calming, mild and nourishing scent that can be used for all skin types.
It has for reducing redness and irritations, and has a soothing effect in treating cuts, scrapes and minor burns. It has the ability to naturally repair and hydrate the skin!
Lavender oils are effective treatments for acne, and it can reduce the appearance of dark spots and other blemishes. It also promotes hair growth making it an essential ingredient in treating hair loss.
Its relaxing aroma can reduce and ease pains from headaches, sprains, sores, stress, and menstrual cramps. Just add it to your bath or use it for aromatherapy.
YEOUTH Bulgarian Lavender Essential Oil Set of 6 ($21.99). French Lavender is valued for its versatility and fragrance. Lavender is popular for its antiseptic, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties.
2. FRANKINCENSE ESSENTIAL OIL
Frankincense oil is extracted from Boswellia trees and has a woody, spicy scent. It is known for its anti-aging properties especially in improving skin elasticity and aiding in the regeneration of healthy skin cells.
It also helps reduce the appearance of scars, stretch marks, wrinkles, fine lines and prevent skin hyperpigmentation. It has antiseptic properties which are effective in treating acne. It also helps prevent oral infections, and when inhaled, Frankincense oil reduces high blood pressure.
3. EUCALYPTUS ESSENTIAL OIL
It also helps prevent dandruff by soothing dry and itchy scalp, its scent has a relaxing effect that can help lower blood pressure.
4. SWEET ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL
Made from the peel of oranges, sweet orange oil keeps skin clear and acne-free. Due to its high Vitamin C content, it can fight off the free radicals that cause skin aging. It is effective in lightening dark spots and blemishes!
It has astringent properties that controls excess oil in the skin and can shrink large pores. Most importantly, it supports collagen production to make skin firm and more supple.
The aroma of sweet orange oil lifts your mood, relaxes your mind and promotes better sleep.
5. PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Peppermint oil gives an analgesic effect on the skin. It helps soothe rashes, irritations and inflammation caused by acne and some skin conditions and diseases.
It also has antibacterial and antiseptic properties that are great for cleansing the skin. It is a highly popular formulation used in mouthwash and toothpastes because it promotes clean white teeth and fresh breath!
Inhaling the crisp and refreshing aroma of peppermint oil reduces stress and fatigue and helps ease seasonal allergies.
6. LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
Its natural astringent properties can effectively remove dead skin cells. It can also prevent the development of pimples and blemishes because of its antimicrobial properties.
The lemony scent of lemongrass relieves tension headaches, and its analgesic properties can soothe joint pains, muscle cramps and spasms, and menstrual cramps.
7. TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Tea tree oils are derived from the leaves of the Australian Melaleuca alternifolia tree. It has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, and provide the following benefits:
- Eliminate bacteria, fungus and viruses that cause breakouts
- Helps treat minor cuts and scrapes, promotes wound healing
- Reduce redness caused by blemishes and other skin conditions
- Helps absorb excess oil
- Purifies skin for a visibly clear complexion
- Treats fungal nail infections
8. ROSEMARY ESSENTIAL OIL
Rosemary oil is an antioxidant and anti-aging herb that becomes highly potent when used on the skin.
- It prevents skin damage from environmental factors like pollution and UV exposure
- It helps stimulate the skin by improving circulation
- Helps drain excess water from the skin, effective in minimizing eye puffiness
- It is antibacterial, an effective acne-buster
- Promotes a healthier scalp, and is a natural at-home remedy for male baldness and patchy hair loss
Inhaling rosemary oil can improve brain functioning, and helps you become more focused and better at memory recall.
Essential oils are very handy, easy to use, and yet provide so many benefits not only to our overall well being, but to the skin as well! When used properly and correctly, essential oils can be great and effective skin buddies that can help treat common skin conditions, and reduce the signs of aging! Embrace your skin and embrace your YEOUTH with the power of essential oils!
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