Essential Oils for Skin

You know you’re doing something right when you keep getting comments on how great your skin looks.

Prior to getting essential oils into my life I wasn’t a face washer, that’s right, I’d always just used water to wash my face. Honestly, I didn’t even really wash it.

I started more out of self care than any great need and now I love it. I use face wash, face masks, skin serums and a myriad of beautiful floral oils on my face.

So here are my favourite oils for my skin:

Yarrow/Pom

Made from Pomegranate seed oil and Yarrow essential oil, this powerhouse aromatic oil is designed to be added to your morning routine. It promotes the appearance of a glowing complexion and may help revitalise the appearance of skin. One of the main chemical components in Yarrow/Pom is Chamazulene, which contains a higher antioxidant value than both Vitamin C and E, it’s incredibly beneficial for the skin and immune system (it’s also what makes the Yarrow/Pom its beautiful blue colour).

Lavender

Lavender is a beautiful oil to support your skin. It’s frequently applied to ease skin irritations and imperfections.

Geranium

Geranium oil is often a love or hate oil but so delicious for your skin. It is reputed to eliminate dead cells, tighten the skin, promote the regeneration of new skin, and diminish signs of aging.

Tea Tree

Tea tree is best known for its cleansing properties. It can be used to cleanse and revitalise the appearance of the skin.

Salubelle

Is a gorgeous beauty blend, a combination of Frankincense Resin, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender Flower, Myrrh Gum Resin, Helichrysum Flower, Rose Flower essential oils, in a Fractionated Coconut Oil base, is designed to help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

Rose (touch)

Not only can Rose Touch can be applied to pulse points for an uplifting aroma throughout the day (it’s the oil of divine love after all). It can be used to moisturise the skin, reduce the appearance of skin imperfections, and promote the appearance of an even skin tone and healthy complexion. I love to roll this over my face once I have patted in Salubelle and Yarrow/Pom, then use a rose quartz gua sha.

Frankinsence

Being The King of Oils, this beauty is wonderful for so many things but skin is what I love to use it on. Its soothing and beautifying properties are used to revitalise the appearance of the skin and help reduce the appearance of imperfections when applied topically. 

Grapefruit

Is a beautiful cleansing oil. It’s naturally high in antioxidants and phytochemicals that reduce oxidative stress and disease-causing inflammation. It’s great for reducing fluid retention and cleansing the body. I love to use two drops of this on my dry body brush each morning.

Magnolia

Not only is Magnolia incredibly calming (it contains higher amounts of Linalool, the calming constituent, then Lavender) but it’s wonderful and soothing to the skin. It offers cleansing and moisturising benefits to the skin. A wonderful oil to add to your night time routine.

It’s always best to use a range of oils because your body can build up a tolerance to essential oils, over-use of oils can diminish their therapeutic effect, just as with a drug or medication. So I recommend keeping a range of beautiful oils in your bathroom and mix it up each day.

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