Essential oils play a key role in many natural and organic skincare products. Just a few drops of these potent plant oils can give a body lotion, bath milk or soap a wealth of healing and beautifying properties. Read a little more about some of the best essential oils for healthy, beautiful skin, and find a list of products made using these precious oils.
Oil from the beautiful exotic jasmine flower softens and hydrates the skin, while helping to fade scars, blemishes and stretch marks. Jasmine also has a wonderful mood-boosting fragrance that alleviates stress and depression.
Precious rose oil offers a multitude of skin-loving benefits. It has a cooling effect and is naturally antibacterial; helping to control breakouts and blemishes, and to reduce redness. Rose tones the skin, improves moisture retention and controls excess oil. It’s also a rich source of vitamin C, which improves collagen production to keep your skin plump and youthful-looking.
Sweet floral lavender oil is a powerful natural antiseptic, great for healing acne and blemishes. It improves blood flow to the skin, and is also known for relieving dryness and irritation. The aroma of lavender oil is very calming, and can help with stress, anxiety or even insomnia.
With its fresh, woody aroma, cypress oil is typically used in men’s skincare products. Cypress is an astringent, which tones and tightens the skin; it also boosts the circulation, which helps to keep the skin healthy and supple. Cypress oil has antibacterial properties and helps to promote skin healing as well.
Another of the more masculine fragrances, sandalwood oil is known for its soothing properties and is often found in products like after shave balm. Sandalwood relieves itching and irritation, softens the skin and promotes a clear, blemish-free complexion.
Add a few drops of your favourite essential oil to an unscented natural lotion, body butter or carrier oil, to enjoy the natural skincare benefits and distinctive fragrance of your chosen essential oil.