11 Benefits Of Essential Oils For Skin And Beauty
The uses for essential oils (both for getting and staying healthy) are vast & diverse and have gained a very noticeable popularity. When facing with health & beauty problems, then essential oils come up as the most effective natural cure.
Essential oils can have a healing effect mentally, physically, and emotionally on a person. Many essential oils have antibacterial, antimicrobial, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and antibiotic properties, for each person there is a different essential oil, you can blend the different oils together or with a carrier oil for better effectiveness.
Essential oils carry the essence of the plants in such a potent form that a single drop of essential oil can equal multiple teaspoons of a dried herb, like for example 1 drop of peppermint oil equals more than 25 cups of peppermint tea, amazing this is.
Technically, essential oils are not oils since they lack fatty acids. Instead they’re highly concentrated plant components. It takes a huge amount of a plant to get out even a small portion of essential oil. This is why some essential oils are particularly expensive.
Never apply essential oils directly on your skin, because their high concentration can cause an allergic reaction or irritation. Essential oils should always be diluted with water (if recommended) or a carrier oil.
Now you know how expensive and effective essential oils are. Now have a look of benefits of essential oils for skin and beauty:
Cellulite is an issue that majorly women with extra fat face. Cellulite issues usually arise in trouble areas like thighs and butt. Mix 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil with 2 tsp coconut oil and massage onto troubled skin areas.
Acne face wash
Acne are always a woman’s biggest concern and essential oils can help you a lot in getting rid of acne. Make a homemade face wash by mixing tea tree essential oil with raw honey and rub it on face in circular motions. Rinse off with cold water.
Mix a few drops of an essential oil of your choice with I tea spoon of almond oil and rock salt or sugar to make your own rejuvenating salt or sugar scrub.
If itchy scalp is your concern then also essential oil can help. Add few drops of lavender, cedar wood or basil essential oil to your shampoo to reduce itchiness.
Thick, lustrous hair is every girl’s desire and to fulfill your desire essential oil can be of lot of help. All you need to do is to simple add some drops of rosemary essential oil to your hair shampoo to naturally thicken hair and increase volume.
Brittle and fragile nail are such a nightmare. I can very well relate to the plight of a girl who has nail that she grows with so much care and then they suddenly chip. Mix 6 drops each of frankincense, myrrh and lemon essential oils with 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil. Now rub this mixed oil on the cuticles and nails. This will also treat yellow nails and make them shinier.
Anti aging treatment with essential oil in the new trend these days. Though there are many essential oils that are beneficial for treating wrinkles and delaying them, but the most effective results can be achieved by mixing 3-5 drops each of sandalwood, geranium, lavender, and frankincense essential oils with a face lotion and apply to face. You can also use rosehip and evening primrose essential oils too.
Essential oils can also be helpful in curing dandruff. Mix 5 drops each of rosemary and lavender essential oils to 3 tablespoons of hair oil and massage onto your scalp. Wait for 30 minutes before you follow up with a shampoo.
Reduce stretch marks
You can even try fading off or lightening stretch marks with Essential oils. Mix 5 drops each of frankincense, myrrh and grapefruit essential oils with two tablespoons of coconut oil and apply to stretch marks in the required quantity.
Reduce Scars & Spots
Those dark spots and scars on face are such a turn off. Though they can be concealed with makeup but then owing a flawless skin is something that nothing can match up with. To reduce the appearance of these scars and spots, frankincense essential oil is very effective.
Heal Dry Cracked Heels
Dry cracked, painful heels too can be healed with essential oils. Add 8 drops of lavender oil to 2 teaspoons of coconut oil and apply it to feet every night. Don’t forget to wear socks after you have applied oil.
These were some benefits of essential oils…. I hope this convinces the replacement of chemical laden products with the natural essential oils.
Do you use essential oils in your beauty routine?
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