The 10 best essential oils for beautiful glowing skin
Essential oils are highly potent, steam-distilled plant extracts. Though completely natural, they must be handled and used with care. Read below on how to use these oils to get beautiful glowing skin.
Essential oils are used by aromatherapists. These natural chemicals can be harmful if used incorrectly. It’s important to research any essential oil before using it in your routine. You’ll need to determine the recommended dilution and if the oil has any restrictions for use. Certain essential oils can be disruptive to medical conditions such as pregnancy, high blood pressure, or epilepsy.
Any essential oil you use should be diluted to around 1–3% for use in skin care. That means that the oil needs to be mixed with a carrier oil, such as sunflower, avocado or coconut oil. Once it has been diluted, it can be used directly or used in very small proportions in DIY recipes.
While there are thousands of essential oils available, we have a handful of favorites to achieve that beautiful glowing skin. Choose one or two that suit your skin type and invest in small bottles of high quality oil.
Rose essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
The ultimate oil for mature skin care. Rose essential oil is treasured for its ability to help soothe and soften. Another great benefit is that it is suitable for all skin types.
Geranium essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Geranium is a great alternative to rose essential oil, as it is more affordable. It helps to balance skin pH and fight fine lines and wrinkles. There are many different varieties of geranium, but we prefer to use rose geranium. You can find it in our creamed body balm, as well as our hand cream.
Neroli essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Neroli essential oil is another great choice for beautiful glowing skin. Like rose oil and geranium oil, it helps to balance the skin’s moisture. If that is not enough to convince you, neroli is made from orange blossoms, which gives it a sweet and floral scent.
Lemon essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Lemon oil is known for its skin cleansing and purification properties. It also provides nourishment for dry skin, which brings you one step closer to achieving that beautiful glowing skin.
Carrot seed essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Carrot seed oil is extracted from carrot seeds. It is suitable for dry, sun-damaged, mature, or wrinkled skin. If your skin is prone to being cracked and dry during the winter months, or appears dull and tired, then applying a product with carrot seed oil will help get your glow back. Carrot seed oil is excellent for all types of skin. You can find carrot seed oil in our sun protector balm.
Turmeric essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Turmeric, is a bright yellowish-orange root, which is a staple spice in Indian and Asian cooking. For skin, turmeric is often a key ingredient used in anti-blemish and anti-scar skin creams. Turmeric is rich in antioxidants, which help to keep your facial skin soft and supple, reduce fine lines and give you healthy and beautiful glowing skin.
Lavender essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
This essential oil helps heal skin irritations and can be used for all skin types. It can cleanse impurities, and calm down stressed skin. Lavender is especially beneficial for red, sensitive skin. Most of our baby products contain lavender for its calming and soothing effects.
Tea tree essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Tea tree oil works well for both oily and sensitive skin. For acne sufferers, this oil is known to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide but without the harsh side effects. It has anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities. This oil helps repair your skin naturally and promote healing of pimples and scarring, as well as gently sooth and cleanse skin. You can find tea tree in our athlete’s foot and eczema balms.
Ylang ylang essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Ylang ylang is best for use on oily or acne prone skin. It is also good for combination skin, as it helps to balance oil production. The anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties of ylang ylang oil make it good for soothing skin irritations. It also helps to stimulate cell growth to fight the effects of aging.
Patchouli essential oil for beautiful glowing skin
Once you have picked two or three of the above essential oils which best suit your skin type, it is time to pick a carrier oil to dilute it. Here are the best carrier oils to achieve beautiful glowing skin:
- The most commonly used carrier oil is jojoba oilbecause it is healing and moisturizing for all skin types.
- High levels of vitamin E (antioxidants) and saponins (skin-softening agents) make argan oil a wonderful carrier oil for anti-aging.
- Avocado Oilis an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins A, D and E and can be used as a wonderful overall moisturiser. Most Ultra Bee products contain either avocado oil or avocado butter, as a carrier oil.
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