12 Essential Oil Skincare Tips That Will Never Let Your Beauty Slip

Written by Ellen Finlay
Essential Oil Skincare Tips

Essential oils are not new. They have been around for centuries[1] and used for a variety of applications. The Egyptians used essential oils not only in beauty treatments but also in medical procedures. The most common essentials oils used during this time were Sandalwood, Frankincense, and Myrrh.

It wasn’t until 1937 that the powerful healing properties of essentials oils were rediscovered by a French chemist called Rene-Maurice Gattefosse[2]. He found that using pure lavender oil on a hand that had been burnt caused it to heal.

The use of essential oils has continued to flourish today. These essential oils have numerous health and well-being benefits as used within the area of aromatherapy.[3]

Below I have listed a few essential oil beauty tips you need to know about now. The aromatic scent of these coupled with their natural healing properties make them ideal to include within your beauty routine.

1. Say Goodbye to Acne

Using coconut oil and tea tree oil are both antibacterial and can help fight acne breakouts. The natural oil kills the bacteria that causes acne. Making it the best choice to include in your beauty routine.

2. Give your Hair a Drink

Coconut oil is a fantastic intense conditioner – rub it into your dry hair and leave for a few hours. When you wash it out, you may need to shampoo several times, but it is guaranteed to leave your scalp feeling clean and healthy.

3. Skin all a Glow

Skin all a Glow

Rose Hip oil and Jasmine oil can be used to rejuvenate your skin. Rose Hip contains vitamin C while Jasmine helps with your skin’s elasticity. Using both will help give your skin an extra glow.

4. Dead Skin Removal

There are times when we need to exfoliate, especially when our skin needs a boost from the harsh winter weather. Sweet Almond Oil is your friend for this job! It is ideal for removing dead skin cells without the harshness that other exfoliators offer.

5. Find Mental Clarity

Lavender oil is one of the most versatile oils. As well as helping aid sleep, it is also an anti-bacterial cleanser, a natural deodorant but also useful to help aid relaxation especially if you’ve had a fraught day!

6. Reduce Those Wrinkles

Neroli oil is a wonderful addition to any beauty routine, especially for sensitive and mature skin. It contains a natural element called citral which helps to regenerate skin cells. For this reason, it’s a great addition to your beauty routine to stop wrinkles in their tracks.

7. Fresh Smelling Breath

Fresh smelling breaths

Spearmint and peppermint oil has antiseptic properties; it can also get rid of germs so ideal for making up your mouthwash. Even more important when you read what is in everyday mouthwashes!

8. Smelling like Roses

Essential oils can be used to mix your own unique fragrance. Plus mixing your own will avoid all those harsh synthetic chemicals. You can mix your own blend with a variety of top notes, middle notes, and base notes. It doesn’t have to be complicated either, you never know you may have a perfumery nose for the perfect fragrance!

9. Say Goodbye to Oily Skin

Jojoba is an oil that is easily absorbed into your skin, it can trick your skin into producing less oil meaning your skin is less oily should you have this problem. It’s great for those who want clear skin.

10. Blackheads no More

Hemp seed oil helps to eliminate blackheads by reducing the size of your pores. It is the oil that is often recommended for the treatment of eczema too because of its anti-inflammatory properties.

11. Repair sun damaged skin.

The sun can damage our skin in lots of ways, Tamanu oil, however, helps to regenerate skin tissue. This can be mixed with Rosehip oil which also contributes to the regeneration of skin cells.

12. Heal those Scars

Heal Those Scars

Caster oil is a go-to oil that has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. It is high in unsaturated fatty acids, has proteins and minerals and naturally occurring vitamin E. Using castor oil on scars helps to reduce the discoloration and heal the scars quicker.

The essential oils mentioned above help remedy several conditions as well as adding some balance and fragrance to your beauty routine. However, they need to be combined with the right carrier oils to ensure amazing results. Unlike Essential Oils which are volatile and can evaporate quickly, carrier oil will not evaporate and don’t have a strong smell so are ideal for using to dilute essential oils.

Carrier oils are needed to blend and dilute essential oils, so you can mix and match until you find what you are looking for in terms of consistency, aroma, and absorption. For ease, I have listed below the most widely used carrier oils for you.

Olive Oil is the most popular carrier oil and is certainly easy to find on any pharmacist’s shelf. It has a thick oily consistency, so use in moderation. It also is a good source of omega fatty acids.

Grapeseed Oil, again found easily enough is light and has a thin consistency. It is the most popular oil used for massaging as it glides over the skin.

Jojoba Oil has a medium consistency which is non-greasy and is easily absorbed into the skin. It has a slight nutty scent.

As well as being a great oil, coconut oil is also a great carrier oil. It has a distinct coconut aroma. Mixed with an essential oil or own its own it is a great moisturizer. Ideal for making a body cream.

I do hope the above 12 essential oil Beauty tips you need to know about now makes you think about including them in your own beauty routine. From stopping acne to sorting out wrinkles and even your breath, essential oils are just that ‘essential’. I do hope for that reason you consider including them in your beauty routine, taking your conventional beauty routine to the next level.

More importantly, when other products fail, essential oils are there to perfect the skin, provide mental clarity and destress you and make you smell wonderful – and these are found in mother nature. I hope you have as much fun trying these out as I have.

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This Article Has Been Published on January 11, 2018 and Last Modified on December 7, 2018

Ellen Finlay is a lifestyle blogger at E L Feelgood's Vintage. She lives in Belfast, Northern Ireland with her husband and two teenage sons. You can connect with Ellen on her Website, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn.

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