Essential oils were used in beauty treatments as far back as the Egyptians, maybe even longer. There are also references relating to their use in China at around the Egyptian era, and in India for Ayurvedic purposes even earlier!
So let’s have a look at some of the beautiful oils which are used to help promote healthy and younger looking skin.
Many of these oils have similar benefits, cleansing and helping to improve our skin’s appearance, making them ideal for skincare.
And while some of them have specific benefits to certain skin types you will also see a lot of cross-over. And of course each of the oils have other properties you’ll benefit from at the same time.
(I have only given one brief description of each oil so check above in the list if the oil you are checking out doesn’t have one.)
And I’ll end with a gorgeous blend from doTERRA which combines several of these oils: the ‘Salubelle Anti-Aging Blend’, (called ‘Immortelle Anti-Aging Blend’ in the US).
When it comes to skincare, lavender is a beautiful cleansing oil.
A popular and ideal choice for use in skin care dating back to the Egyptians, helping to promote a clear complexion.
Has cleansing, nourishing, and protective properties for your skin.
Melaleuca (Tea tree)
Melaleuca (tea tree) oil is commonly used to cleanse and purify the skin, and can help support your complexion. For a gentle cleansing face mask: add 5 drops of the tea tree essential oil to 2 teaspoons of raw honey. Apply to your clean face and leave on for a minute before rinsing off with water.
Frankincense, the ‘King of Oils’, has soothing, cleansing properties. It can also help to reduce mild skin imperfections.
Also helpful for oily skin: Lavender, Lemongrass, Ylang Ylang, and Geranium
Has renowned cleansing and soothing properties. It is also used regularly in anti-aging skincare.
Has clarifying properties and is used to support a healthy looking complexion.
Helps to reduce the appearance minor imperfections and wrinkles.
Melaleuca (Tea tree), Frankincense, Cedar wood, and Lavender
This oil has wonderful calming properties which extend to the skin, helping to support a healthy looking complexion.
Also helpful for sensitive skin: Lavender and Geranium
Frequently used to promote younger looking skin in preparations for aging skin.
Contains citral which gives it properties supportive of mature skin. It’s also great for oily and/or sensitive skin.
Also helpful for mature skin: Myrrh, Ylang Ylang, Chamomile, and Frankincense
Salubelle (called Immortelle in the US) Anti-Aging Blend
Containing Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum, and Rose Flower ingredients, the Salubelle blend brings together essential oils used for their skin beautifying properties helping to support younger-looking skin and reduce the appearance of signs associated with maturing skin.
Frankincense used solo also has youthful effects on the skin.
I’d love to hear which are your favourite oils for skincare and about your experiences. Please share in the comments below, there is so much we can learn from each other x
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