Looking for a natural way to care for your skin? Try essential oils for skincare. You can improve your skin-heath without using toxic products while getting fantastic results.
I turned to essential oils as an anti-aging solution for my skin. Using natural ingredients on my skin is always my first choice. I have many problems with rashes from dermatitis and eczema, leaving me with few choices for skincare.
Most commercial skincare products simply don’t work for me because they make my skin condition worse. The ingredients mostly contain harmful chemicals that can potentially do damage to skin. Plus they are so expensive for little results.
Instead, using natural anti-aging oils turned out to be the best solution for me. Not only do the essential oils provide a myriad of health benefits, but they have worked wonders for making my skin look and feel great!
I have 5 of the best essential oils for skincare and the top 3 carrier oils to use with them. Using natural oils for skin care really helped reduce my skin irritation and bring back that glow!
What are Carrier Oils?
Carrier oils are used to dilute essential oils before they are applied to the skin. They are so named because they carry the essential oil onto the skin.
You can use carrier oils on their own or with essential oils. You can also mix carrier oils together to find the best combination that works for you. Carrier oils are a wonderful way to keep your skin hydrated and healthy looking with any toxins. They are all natural.
Here’s my top 4. I’ve used these both with and without essential oils with fantastic results.
Use the following as a guideline when mixing a carrier oils with essential oil: For 1 tablespoon of Carrier Oil, add about 9 drops of Essential Oils.
Fractionated Coconut Oil
Fractionated Coconut Oil is a nice, light and absorbent oil. It’s not exactly the same as coconut oil you purchase for cooking. It’s highly recommended for essential oils and skincare. It’s also not greasy and has no odor.
One of my personal favorite carrier oils is Jobjoba. It’s very hydrating for your skin and does not leave it oily.
Another benefit I love about Jojoba oil is that is has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. As an added bonus, I also use it on the dry ends of my hair.
Another one of my favorite oils for skincare, Argan oil contains healing, conditioning and anti-aging properties. It’s also not greasy and I use it in my hair too.
It’s a fabulous moisturizer and creates nourished looking skin that you’ll love.
I get 100% pure Argan oil. Be sure to read the ingredients before you purchase because some include other ingredients that you may not want.
If you are looking to soften and recondition your skin, Sweet Almond oil is fantastic. It makes a beautiful carrier oil and is not greasy. It’s been very soothing to my dry skin and good for all skin types.
Not too oily but still silky enough to add deep moisture, Sweet Almond carrier oil is an excellent emollient which softens and reconditions the skin. It penetrates easily and can soothe dry, irritated areas. Excellent for all skin types.
Top 5 Essential Oils for Skincare
One thing to keep in mind with essential oils for skincare is that what works for me may or may not work exactly the same for you. Be open to experiment to find your perfect blend.
Benefits of Frankincense on Skin
Have you heard of Frankincense? It’s been around for over 5,000 years and has been considered a precious oil with lots of great benefits, including anti-aging skin.
Known for reducing imperfections and rejuvenating skin, I made Frankincense part of my daily skincare routine. I like to use it with Jojoba or Argan oil. It’s gentle on my rash-prone skin.
Lavender Oil Benefits for Skin
Lavender is my most used oil! I love using it for sleep at night but it’s wonderful for skin. It also has cleansing, soothing, and purifying properties.
It works well for all skin types and can be blended with other essential oils.
Sandalwood Essential Oil Skin Benefits
Since Biblical times, Sandalwood essential oil has been used for its healing benefits.
It’s also very soothing to skin, promoting a youthful appearance. I recently started using Sandalwood in a Argan carrier oil and loving how soft my skin feels!
Geranium Oil for Skin
You can fight aging skin with Geranium essential oil. Dating back to ancient Egypt, geranium oil was used to beautify skin as well as other benefits like anti-inflammatory.
You can also use it in your hair or as a natural insect repellent.
Myrrh Oil for Skin
Myrrh essential oils can be soothing to the skin and promotes a smoother, youthful-looking complexion. You can also use it for chapped or cracked skin. In ancient Egypt, Myrrh oil was used for anti-aging.
It’s also wonderful for balance and well-being.
Essential oils are a wonderful, natural way to take good care of your skin.
I love the results I have from using essential oils on my skin. After years of problems with commercial skincare products, I am grateful to have found essential oils.
Today I gave you 4 carrier oils and 5 essential oils for skin. Which of these do you already use?
Do you already incorporate essential oils in your skincare routine? Which ones? If not and you decide to try one or two (or more!), please give us an update on how they are working for you!