Treat Yourself To A Pampering Session, With The Best Oils For Skin
Posted on 06/10/2021
Who doesn’t love a little bit of me-time? Skincare has become a big part of many of our daily routines, and with more complicated steps than ever before it can be easy to get lost in the confusion. It might seem impossible to escape the chemicals used in common face washes and toners, but there are plenty of alternatives! Using essential oils for skin has been a part of beauty rituals for hundreds of years, and their popularity has only gotten stronger as more and more people look for natural skincare ingredients.
But how exactly do they work? While essential oils are organically derived from natural sources, it can be tricky to know which ones to use and for what purpose, that’s where we come in!
In this blog, we discuss methods for incorporating essential oils into your routine and which ones work best!
How To Use Essential Oils On Skin
Adding a few drops of essential oil to hot water creates a homemade sauna, ideal for steaming skin and relaxing at the end of the day. Not to mention this is a sure-fire way to destress after a long day.
There are many different essential oils that all offer their own unique benefits, and can be applied in a variety of ways. While some oils (such as lavender) can be applied directly to the skin, it’s important to note that most need to be diluted using a carrier oil or water. Preparing them is simple; for every teaspoon of carrier oil add three drops of essential oil for a 3% solution! Using a carrier oil doesn’t lessen the effectiveness of essential oils, but allows your skin to absorb them safely and easily.
There are plenty of carrier oil options that are readily available including:
Fractionated Coconut Oil
You might be thinking of the tubs of coconut oil you can find in the food aisle, but the thicker consistency makes it less than ideal for skin care. Fractionated coconut oil has a more liquid consistency that’s light and perfect for topical applications. This oil is high in vitamin E and other antioxidants and mixes well with essential oils.
One of the most popular carrier oils, Jojoba oil has no odour and is actually close to the oil naturally produced by the skin. It leaves your skin feeling moisturised and cared for without feeling too greasy.
Sweet Almond Oil
A fabulous oil for all skin types, sweet almond oil absorbs easily and has a moisturising effect that’s especially good for dry skin.
What Are The Best Essential Oils For Skin?
Basil Essential Oil
Basil essential oil benefits are incredibly varied, and definitely deserves a spot in any collection. When it comes to its beautifying properties, basil can be applied to reduce the appearance of blemishes. With a natural cooling effect that soothes and cools redness, this oil is perfect for an organic skincare ingredient.
Frankincense Essential Oil
For centuries, frankincense has been used as an ingredient in beauty routines for its natural anti-ageing benefits. With soothing and rejuvenating properties, our Scented Sky DoTerra frankincense works perfectly when added to moisturiser.
Geranium Essential Oil
The skin purifying benefits of geranium essential oil makes it one of the most loved organic skincare ingredients. Ideal for normal, dry and sensitive skin this oil can be applied both topically and as part of a steam treatment to clear spots and blemishes.
Lavender Essential Oil
One of the most well-loved and widely used natural ingredients, lavender essential oil is a firm favourite. Gentle enough to be applied in small amounts to soothe cuts, its natural antibacterial properties also help to fight against blemishes.
Grapefruit Essential Oil
Many citrus oils are known to be good for the skin, however grapefruit essential oil benefits are a little more varied! Grapefruit oil is wonderful as part of a nightly routine for healthy skin, though it’s important to avoid UV light as it can cause sun damage.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Using tea tree oil for skin serves as a natural cleanser, and can be used on sensitive skin as both a toner or mixed with woody scents for an invigorating aftershave.
This DoTerra essential oil blend specially created to soothe and clear troubled skin, HD clear is a must-have for naturally addressing breakouts and imperfections.
If you are looking for more information on how essential oils can help your skin then head to our shop for more details or book a FREE consultation with our Director and Wellness Consultant Jan Alexander.