If you're looking for a natural yet effective way to elevate your skincare regimen, you're in the right place. Our guide on ‘The Best Essential Oils for Skin' aims to help improve your overall skin health. From soothing skin irritations and reducing wrinkles to providing that much-needed hydration boost, essential oils offer many benefits.
Wondering how to find the perfect essential oil that works for your unique skin type? Start by giving your face a good cleanse, then inspect it in a mirror. Forgo the toner and creams for this exercise; assess whether your skin appears oily, dry, or if you see a combination of both. With this knowledge, you'll be well-prepared to select the most suitable products for your skin care needs.
Most people experience some form of Acne, Eczema, Psoriasis or Skin Condition. If these conditions start to cause pain or discomfort, please see a trained Dermatologist. They are the best skin specialists to help you.
The truth about any Beauty Routine is that finding the right one will be trial and error. There is NO quick fix. You must try a method consistently for at least three months to see results, but don't lose hope! You don't have to spend a lot to get great results. The perfect skin routine relies upon internal (ingesting the right foods) and external (creams and oils). The best thing about using herbs and oils is that you can consume them AND put them on your skin!
For every product you purchase, you must conduct a small test on your skin first to prevent an allergic reaction. This is often called a patch test.
The Best oils for all skin types, in a nutshell
If you don't have time to read through this entire post or, like me, only have sensitive skin, here are my highlights. Further down the article, I expand into the details of each oil and why it is so great.
Please remember: When applying topically, if the essential oil states “pure”, mix it with a base/carrier oil such as Olive or Jojoba Oil before applying it to the skin. For Eczema and Inflamed skin conditions or blemishes, put a couple of drops into a relaxing bath and soak – don't put too much in; it can be harmful if used directly on the skin without diluting first.
If you fall into this category, I envy you. I do. Because you can try most of the methods below and there is a strong chance that you won't suffer some sort of sensitive reaction. So it is all about finding the best routine that suits you. Having said that, you don't want to suddenly create problems and discover you have an allergy to something so as with anything new, test it out on a small area like your wrist or behind your ear first.
Chamomile, Lavender, Rose Geranium, and Eucalyptus
Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, Rose Geranium, and Frankincense
Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli and Rose Geranium
Chamomile, Lavender, Patchouli, and Rose Geranium
Chamomile Essential Oil
There are a few types of Chamomile flowers (Roman, German, and English). It is famous for being great because of its relaxing/calming effect when you drink it as tea. But it is also loved by people with sensitive skin.
Chamomile can help soothe and relieve inflamed skin conditions such as Eczema, Herpes, Boils, Burns, Rheumatic Pains and gout.
Frankincense Essential Oil
This well-known and ancient oil Frankincense Essential Oil is created by distillation of the resin from the Boswellia Tree. It is best used for toning dry, mature skin and is another brilliant way of tackling those wrinkles.
Lavender Essential Oil
It is the most famous and popular of all the oils because it smells fantastic. Lavender Essential Oil It is created by distilling the whole plant. You can use it as a natural antiseptic or disinfectant.
Lavender can help with: wounds and sores of all descriptions, burns, acne or acne rosacea, alopecia, and eczema.
Rose Geranium Essential Oil
This versatile plant is just one of 700+ species in the Geranium family. Like Lavender, the whole plant was used extensively as a medicine by the ancients, who claimed that it could cure cancer and mend broken bones. It is usually extracted with solvent extraction, which does make it expensive.
Today we know it has antiseptic properties and can help reduce inflammation. It also can help regulate the skin's natural oil properties, making it ideal for any skin type. It is an excellent moisturizer, helping to give the skin a beautiful glow.
Patchouli Essential Oil
This is a woody-smelling oil and is created by the distillation of the plant's leaves. It is another ancient oil used to fumigate rooms and is often used in perfumes today. It is a natural antiseptic and acts as a skin conditioner for more mature skin.
Patchouli can help with eczema, sores, and skin inflammations and treat fungal skin infections like Athlete's Foot.
Eucalyptus Essential Oil
Eucalyptus oil, also known as eucalyptol, is steam-distilled from the leaves of the eucalyptus tree, most commonly blue gum or red cedar. When diluted and combined with other carrier oils, such as jojoba or coconut oil, the properties of eucalyptus oil are typically enhanced, and its effectiveness on your skin is even more impressive.
It is an anti-inflammatory antiseptic that can help reduce and prevent skin redness, irritation, and swelling. It can also prevent and treat bacterial infections. This can be particularly helpful for acne, eczema, and psoriasis breakouts, which often have an accompanying bacterial infection.
A final note on Essential Oils
Essential oils have been around since our ancestors first learnt of their powerful properties for human health. There is no reason to dismiss the advice of the ancients. Indeed there is a revolution in the scientific community today where people are researching the power of plants once more and moving towards a more natural and sustainable way of life.
I hope this has helped you solve some skin issues or develop a more satisfying skin routine. Head to my shop, where you can find all these outstanding oils and more.