Your Guide to Essential Oils

Interested in essential oils? We certainly love them, as we use Chamomile Oil in our No Time for Dry Skin body butter. If you are not quite sure where to begin, no worries. We are here with a “get started” guide.

Essential Oils and Your Skin

The use of essential oils began as an ancient skincare secret. Back in simpler times when we did not have all these fancy medications and creams, there were essential oils. They are known to deliver a wide variety of skin care benefits, including:

• Ease tension
• Support healthy cell growth
• Promote a clearer complexion
• Reduce signs of aging
• Soften wrinkles and lines

Essential oils are absorbed well by the skin due to being tiny in molecular size. This makes them the perfect ingredients in personal care items intended to treat, soften, and nourish. Keep in mind that when using essential oils on the skin, they must be diluted. By combining them with another type of oil (butters, waxes, etc.), you can enjoy the benefits, rather than have an unintended reaction.

The purest essential oils will not only promote healthy skin, but uplift spirits, improve physical wellness, and can cleanse the home.

Types of Essential Oils

There are a wide variety of essential oils to choose from. Here are just a few of the most common for skin care…

Chamomile Oil has antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It’s also beneficial as an aromatherapy agent.

Peppermint Oil acts as a natural anesthetic that can dull pain receptors. This is because it contains menthol.

Jasmine Oil may act as a natural antidepressant when messaged into the skin.

Tea Tree Oil has antimicrobial properties that work to minimize acne-causing bacteria.

Bergamot Oil has antiviral properties that may help fight off cold sores, as well as reduce oil, acne and bacteria.

Geranium Oil can promote wound healing and cell growth. BONUS: Its flowery scent is perfect for relaxing and unwinding.

Rose Oil is best suited for sensitive or aging skin. It has astringent properties that can help repair broken capillaries. It may also help fade stretch marks, acne marks, and scars.

Eucalyptus Oil has both anti-microbial and anti-bacterial properties that can help relieve redness, irritation, and swelling in adult acne.

This essential oil skin care chart is a wonderful, quick reference guide. Check it out for a full list of essential oils that are safe for skin.

Do you use essential oils? Tell us about your experience.

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