Looking for the ideal skincare product? One that keeps your skin looking wonderful, smells amazing, is pleasant to apply, has ‘therapeutic’ effects, and is affordable? Aromatherapy is your only option. Using the power of strong natural botanicals to create a lovely combination tailored to your skin type is entertaining and gratifying in more ways than one. A number of essential oils are well-known for their skin-rejuvenating properties and are commonly employed in natural medicine.
Some of the most well acclaimed therapeutic-grade oils may initially appear pricey, but their efficacy in such small amounts makes them well worth the cost. And their efficiency is well-known, which is why so many laboratory-made formulations contain essential oil components. With a one or two-ounce mixing container and an eye dropper, you can simply create your own combination with the desired scent and effects.
There are a few essential oils that are commonly utilised in skin care recipes; you may choose from them based on the outcomes you seek. Other essential oils may be used to enhance the scent of your combination; many of these oils are also known to ease stress or promote a healthy state of mind – and most natural physicians will tell you that beauty begins from the inside. Therefore, create a product that you enjoy smelling and that makes your skin sparkle!
These few essential oils for skin care include Helichrysum italicum – this flower’s oil is one of the most highly esteemed in aromatherapy due to its flexibility. It has a pleasant perfume, uncommon ‘di-ketones’ that boost the skin’s natural metabolism, and potent anti-inflammatory properties (all tissue damage and ageing are associated with inflammation on a cellular level). Lavender oil — ‘genuine’ or ‘French’ Lavender oil is the most commonly used oil in aromatherapy due to its wide variety of benefits. Like Helichrysum, it contains regenerating ketones; it lowers inflammation; it accelerates wound healing, AND it has a scent renowned for its calming effects – relieving stress while mending your skin – what more could you want? Following that is Rosemary of the’verbenone’ kind. It also includes ketones (whereas cineol does not) and is renowned as a circulatory and metabolic stimulant, enhancing the flow of nutrients into and waste out of skin cells. Palmarosa essential oil is incorporated in several mixes due to its antibacterial and mild cleaning effects. Last but not least, Carrot Seed oil is the best oil for rejuvenating weary, lifeless skin, which is typically the consequence of excessive stress or exposure to high levels of pollutants.
There are other additional oils with beneficial benefits on the skin (some will be addressed in the following mixes), but these are the most often utilised. You can locate essential oils that treat specific skin issues not addressed here via research. In addition, there are literally hundreds of essential oils on the market, each with its distinct composition and scent. Adding a small amount to your mixtures for their scent effect is highly suggested. A few drops of expensive oils such as Jasmine, Neroli, Sandalwood, or Rose may produce a fragrant blend that you will want to wear often.
Essential oils are nearly never administered undiluted to the skin (Lavender is a rare exception). Instead, they are combined with so-called “carrier” or “base” oils. Not only does diluting essential oils with carrier oils save you money, but they are also more effective! Most essential oils have their most potent therapeutic benefits at concentrations of less than 5% of the entire mix, according to research. In addition to assisting the skin in absorbing essential oils, the carriers deliver nutrients such as vital fatty acids and vitamin compounds that improve the skin’s health.
The following are some of the most often used carrier oils in skin care: First is hazelnut oil, which is plainly extracted from hazelnuts. This is the mildest of the carrier oils and is good for all skin types. It is frequently the principal base oil in blends, constituting the bulk of the combination. Next is Rosehip seed oil, extracted from South American mountain-grown Rosehip seeds. Not only does this well-researched oil have an abundance of necessary fatty acids, but it also contains trans-retinoic acid, a substance identical to the active ingredient of Retin-A (a well-known anti-wrinkle product), but without the drying side effects. Evening Primrose oil is frequently used in blends for ageing skin and eczema because it has one of the highest known quantities of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), an important fatty acid that may be required for good health.
Thus, we have the basic elements and their rationale. With these ingredients and a few unique tweaks, you may make a wide range of combinations. To begin mixing, grab a one- or two-ounce dark glass mixing container, an eye dropper, and a tiny funnel (this is optional, but makes the procedure much less messy). For the first recipe, we will begin with a combination that may be used daily on all skin types. It is designed to provide the skin with health and vigour while maintaining its cleanliness and beauty: Pour one ounce of hazelnut oil into your mixing container; if you wish to create two ounces, multiply all the components by two. Add fifteen drops (about two-thirds of a millilitre) of Linalool-type thyme essential oil (be sure to get this kind, as other types of Thyme are too strong to use on the skin). Then, add fifteen drops of Rosemary verbenone, Neroli (or a high-quality Petitgrain, which is distilled from the same plant as Neroli, but at a lesser price), and Spike Lavender (nearly a hybrid between actual lavender and sage, which is good for its antibacterial characteristics). It was first formulated as an acne-clearing formula, but it worked so effectively for so many people that it is now used as a foundation for healthy “normal” skin.
Start with a 5:1:1 ratio of Hazelnut, Rosehip Seed, and Evening Primrose oils (3/5 ounce Hazelnut, and 1/5th each of the other oils) for skin that is too sensitive and damaged (from chemicals or other methods) and for skin with weak capillaries (spiders veins may be a sign). Add fifteen drops of German Chamomile, Helichrysum italicum, genuine Lavender, and Roman Chamomile to the mixture. This mix increases the skin’s regeneration capacity through the action of Helichrysum and Rosehip seed, delivers nutrition via Rosehip seed and Evening Primrose, and lowers the inflammation that accompanies any sort of skin injury or ageing.
To one ounce of Hazelnut oil, add fifteen drops of Myrtle essential oil (use the green version rather than the red), Eucalyptus Dives, Spike Lavender, and Rosemary verbenone for acne-prone and overly oily skin. The Myrtle is unique in that it dissolves the sebum that clogs skin pores, while the Eucalyptus reduces the discharge of the sebaceous glands.
Try blending one-fifth ounce of Rosehip Seed with a four-fifths ounce of Hazelnut oil if your skin has no particular ‘condition’ but seems weary, lifeless, pale, or ‘worn out’ Then, add 15 drops each of Carrot Seed essential oil (also known as Queen Anne’s Lace or Wild Carrot), Lemon verbena (which helps cleanse the skin), Niaouli (which softly tightens the skin), and Rosemary verbenone – this forms a great restorative combination. For aged skin that needs firming and may be used around the eyes, use this milder formulation: Five ounces of Hazelnut oil and one ounce of Rosehip seed oil are combined with fifteen drops of Myrtle (green), Cistus or Rock Rose, and Rosemary essential oils.
Consequently, there are a few tried-and-true aromatherapy skin care combinations that you may use in your natural beauty regimen. You may easily combine the stated oils to make your own mixture, and add any oils whose perfume you really enjoy (be aware that a FEW essential oils are VERY strong, and should not be used on the skin – the more common of these include Cinnamon, Clove, Oregano, and Red Thyme – consult with a knowledgeable practitioner if you are unsure about the safety of any oil). A note on purchasing oils for your blends: DO NOT use anything labelled “fragrance oil”; these are synthetic replicas of essential oils that are likely to induce an adverse response. DO consult a reliable source. And oils, like wines, vary widely between producers. Although not usually, a greater price might indicate a substantially finer oil — one that is sweeter or more balanced. Few essential oils should smell medicinal – Spike Lavender is often quite camphorous, while a quality Rosemary verbenone should have a really attractive aroma. Despite the initial cost, you are more likely to continue using a combination that has a pleasant scent and therapeutic properties. However, once you’ve discovered the oils you enjoy, you’re likely to continue crafting your own mixes for quite some time.