Essential oils have been used for skin care since ancient times. They are a much healthier option than most of the chemical laden products on the market today. What you do today in the name of beauty may affect your health in the years to come.
Our skin is our largest organ; it is also the most noticeable. The skin acts as a protective barrier for our body. Many people don’t realize how absorbent the skin is. They use all kinds of products that are full of harsh chemical ingredients, which are absorbed by the skin.
There are many essential oils that are good for the skin. Young Living has a full line of skin care products with essential oils. I love Young Living’s skin and personal care products but I also like to make up my own.
Essential oils that are good in skin care products: Geranium, Frankincense, Myrrh, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Rose, Lavender
DIY Healthy Skin Care with Essential Oils
How To Make A Sugar Scrub
This is effective for your whole body. If your facial skin is sensitive don’t scrub as hard as you would your feet.
1/2 cup olive oil (or coconut oil)
1 cup of sugar
Few drops of essential oil
Store in a glass container. Use small amounts at a time and massage gently on the skin. You can leave it on for a minute or two for a tightening effect. Rinse.
Makeup Remover Pads
2 Tbsp fractionated coconut oil
2 Tbsp witch hazel
2 Tbsp water
2 drops of lavender and frankincense (or any other skin loving oil!) .
Facial Steam Treatment
4-6 cups hot water
1 drop bergamot
2 drops lemon
For oily skin, rosemary and cedarwood can be used.
Pour the hot water in ceramic bowl. Add the essential oils.
Drape the towel over the head, bending over the bowl at least 8 inches above the water, to form a tent. Keep eyes closed during the steam treatment, for 15-20 minutes or until water has cooled. Gently pat face with a towel to dry.
Essential oils can be helpful in maintaining beautiful skin. Frankincense, sandalwood, geranium or rose oils are excellent oils to use for this purpose. Put them in carrier oils or in fragrance-free lotions to rub on the face.
Beautiful Skin Blend
1 Tbs. Almond oil
1/2 Tbs. Jojoba
1 Vitamin E capsule
12 drops Patchouli
5 drops Geranium
3 drops Frankincense
4 drops Myrrh
Beautiful Skin Blend 2
2 drops Rose
2 drop Frankincense
2 drops Myrrh
3 drops Sandalwood
Blend in 1 oz of Rose Hip Oil and apply as needed.
Beautiful Skin Blend 3
5 drops Sandalwood
5 drops Vetiver
5 drops Geranium
5 drops Lavender
5 drops Frankincense
Mix with Lavender Body Lotion. You can add it directly to the lotion bottle or make smaller batches.
Mix with 2 OZ Lavender Body Lotion store in a container.
Facial Mud Mask
2 TBS clay (powdered)
Mineral or floral water – enough to form a paste
Mix the clay and water to form a smooth consistency. Add the essential oils. Mix well. Apply with fingertips, avoiding the eye area and hairline. Leave on 10-15 minutes but do not allow to completely dry and crack. Remove the mask with a warm wet wash cloth.
Oils to add for oily skin:
Rosemary, geranium, basil, cypress, bergamot, cedarwood, clary sage, eucalyptus, grapefruit, juniper, lavender, lemon, rose, lemongrass, patchouli, sandalwood, melaleuca alternifolia and ylang ylang.
Oils you can add to the Moisture Facial Mask:
Frankincense, sandalwood, myrrh, geranium, jasmine, lavender, patchouli or ylang ylang.