The Best 5 Ingredients For Skincare! The following five essential oils are our favourite and offer to help with some skin conditions, dull, dry, acne to wrinkles, these are our go-to essential oils. And when combined with the right carrier oils, you’ll have a blend that perfect for your skin type.
#1. Rose Essential Oil (Rosa damascena) – Rose has a tantalizing and intoxicating scent and has been used for centuries for aromatic baths, in perfumes and the art of seduction. It is cooling and soothing and excellent for stress related conditions and menstrual problems, including PMS. It is very beneficial for dry, inflamed and mature skin types and offers cell regenerating properties.
#2. Carrot Seed Essential Oil (Daucus carota) – Carrot seed essential oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin. Rich with antioxidant carotenoids, this hard working oil that helps to smooth skin and stimulate cell regeneration, thereby improving the tone of aging skin. It’s also rich in antioxidants, helping to neutralize inflammation and wrinkle-causing free radicals.
Recipe to try Mix 5 drops of Carrot Seed Essential and three drops of Frankincense Oil in 5 tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil. Mix and apply lightly on the face and if you find the oil is too heavy, pat water on your face.
#3. Frankincense Essential Oil – Frankincense essential oil is good for normal to oily skin types. It has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it an excellent oil for acne-prone skin. Frankincense oil is a natural toner, helping to reduce the appearance of pores and balancing out dull skin tone. This oil also encourages new cell growth, helping to tighten skin and reduce wrinkles and the appearance of scars.
Recipe to try: Mix 3 drops of frankincense oil and three drops of rose oil in 5 tablespoons of jojoba oil and store it in a glass dropper bottle. Mix and apply to face daily.
#4. Geranium Essential Oil – Geranium essential oil helps regulate oil production and as a result will reduce acne breakouts. Geranium oil provides effective anti-inflammatory properties. Geranium oil contributes to lighten age spots and even out dull skin tone. Geranium oil also improves circulation aiding in cell regeneration and improving skin elasticity making it applicable for fading scars, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and other visible imperfections in the skin. It also promotes blood circulation to the areas where it is applied, helping to heal bruises, broken capillaries, eczema, and other skin conditions.
Recipe to try: Add geranium essential oil to your bath water or create a moisturizing facial mist using distilled water.
#5. Neroli Essential Oilneroli Essential Oil – Neroli essential oil is ideal for the oily, sensitive, and mature skin. It helps to smooth fine lines and tone sagging skin. This rejuvenating oil contains a natural chemical called citral, which helps regenerate cells. For this reason, it is said to be excellent at preventing and healing stretch marks, as well. Its antiseptic properties also balance oil production and shrink the appearance of pores without drying skin.
As you can see, you can use these and all other botanical extracts in a variety of ways. But not all oils should not be used in undiluted form, do take the time to learn about these wonderful essential oils.