Best Essential Oils for Skin Care: Spa Days at Home

Essential Oils for Skin Care

I know I’m a wee bit late to the essential oils party, but I must say they are totally my new obsession. I’ve been using raw honey as a face wash for over a year, and while it’s done wonders for my overall complexion, I still struggle with the occasional breakout and old scars. Recently, I’ve started to incorporate essential oils into my daily routine. So without further ado, here are 4 of my personal faves and how to use them.

1. Tamanu Oil

This stuff is amazing. It’s like aloe vera on steroids. It heals burns, scrapes, scars, hyper-pigmentation, and other blemishes really quickly.

2. Tea Tree Oil

You can find this stuff listed in the ingredients of all kinds of beauty products. It’s an antimicrobial powerhouse and is therefore great for acne prone skin.

3. Lavender Essential Oil

This is my go to for spot treatment. It’s a total miracle worker. Lavender is not only an antimicrobial, but it also helps the body regulate the overproduction of sebum, and significantly reduces scarring.

4. Lemon Essential Oil

Not to be confused with lemongrass essential oil, Lemon Essential oil restores the skin’s natural luster. It reduces the appearance of scars, and because of it’s antiseptic properties, it helps to prevent new blemishes from occurring.

How to Use Essential Oils for Skin Care

When using these oils it’s important to remember that a little goes a long way. While all of the oils I mentioned are safe to put directly on your face undiluted, it’s totally unnecessary to use more than a few drops. I use these essential oils in my daily moisturizer. Here’s how:

Daily Miracle Moisturizer

1. Mix 3 parts Jojoba Oil (or any carrier oil) with 1 part Tamanu Oil.

2. Add 10 drops each of the remaining essential oils on the list.

3. Give it a gentle shake before each use.

4. Apply 3-5 drops on your face and spread it around, massaging it into your skin in circular motions as you go.

 

I’m pretty new to this, but like I said I’m totally obsessing! How do you use essential oils? Which ones are the best?

 

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4 thoughts on “Best Essential Oils for Skin Care: Spa Days at Home

    1. You’ll love the addition of those essential oils. Somehow it feels more refreshing…like drinking cucumber water instead of just plain water:-)

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