While diet and fitness are likely the top searched topics when it comes to getting healthy, a healthy skincare routine is just as important. Your skin is the largest organ, so keeping it healthy – and keeping it healthy naturally – is crucial!
Adding essential oils into your skincare routine is a natural way to get healthy glowing skin, and it’s much more affordable than other products on the market that may not be so healthy when you look into it.
Here are 5 ways you can use essential oils to boost the health of your skin!
First things first, get that gunk off your face! The astringent and regenerative properties of lavender plus the the restorative effects of frankincense make this makeup remover powerful and rejuvenating.
2oz. almond or jojoba oil
2 drops lavender
2 drops frankincense
Mix all ingredients in a small glass pump or dropper bottle. Shake well. Apply with cotton balls, gently wiping until makeup is gone.
This one is great to keep at home or make for gifts. I like to store mine in a small mason jar, you can pretty it up with some ribbon for gifting.
1 to 1-1/2 C fine white or brown sugar
1/2 C coconut oil
4 drops lemon
4 drops lavender
In a glass bowl, pour sugar, oil and mix. Add essential oils and combine. Pour/scoop into whatever jar you choose.
The natural skin toner qualities of juniper combined with the uplifting benefits of wild orange, and the rejuvenating effects on the skin from melaleuca make this oil blend a go-to for fighting cellulite!
1/2 c almond or jojoba oil
15 drops juniper
15 drops wild orange
15 drops melaleuca
Combine all ingredients in a dark glass roller bottle (like these), shake well and apply to areas of concern, rubbing into skin with your fingertips.
Make your own spa experience at home with a super easy facial steam! All you need is a large bowl, water, essential oils of choice, and a towel.
4-6 c water
2-4 drops essential oils
Essential oil ideas for facial steam:
Lavender – calming and regenerative
Geranium – natural astringent
Eucalyptus – helps with acne and nasal congestion
Fennel – has anti-aging antioxidants
Chamomile – helps soothe irritated skin
Rosemary – good for oily skin
Boil your water and pour into large glass bowl. Add in oils and stir. Hover your face over the bowl with a towel draped over your head and either side of bowl. Enjoy for 5-10 minutes. If you feel it’s too hot, move away from the water for a minute and return when ready. Do not burn yourself!
Varicose and Spider Veins Blend
Feel confident to show off those legs with this essential oil blend for varicose and spider veins.
2.5 oz coconut or jojoba oil
9 drops cypress
5 drops each bergamot and geranium
3 drops each grapefruit, tangerine, helichrysum
2 drops frankincense
Add all ingredients to a lotion pump bottle or roller bottle and shake. Apply to areas of concern and rub into skin.
Try any or all of these and start noticing healthier skin!