Did you know? Essential oils have been used for skincare and health for centuries. But today, we are all so caught up in our mechanical lives that we dismiss the plethora of benefits these concentrated and potent oils can fetch us and make use of chemical-infused products. However, we can teach how you can take the traditional route, guaranteeing radiant skin, and an exotic smelling body.
Before we proceed, please note that you should never apply essential oils directly to your skin, but mix it with a carrier oil to avail its benefits.
How To Use Essential Oils
Skincare: To make use of essential oils for skin care, you can mix it with carrier oils such as coconut oil, almond oil, and olive oil, and you can also mix a few drops in your moisturizer if you are not into face oils. Additional tip: You can even mix it with your body lotion to smell fantastic all day long.
As Perfume: To create your own exotic perfume, you can mix two or more essential oils of your choice with a carrier oil and store it in a glass bottle. Use it with the help of a dropper and apply it on your pulse point as required. Believe me, when I say this, you will not only end up saving plenty but curating your own perfume means you will have a signature fragrance, and of course, you will end up smelling great, always.
Now that you know how to use essential oils, let me rewind a little and tell you what they are. Essential oils are drawn from plants, retaining the original essence, flavor, and scent of that said plant. That’s why they are so potent and can get the job done. So, without further ado, let’s get started on how you can use these wondrous fluids.
Best Essential Oils For Your Skin And Body
Geranium oil not only welcomes bright and beautiful skin, but its mild floral scent can be uplifting and can be used instead of a perfume. When it comes to skincare, geranium helps tackle the over or underproduction of oil. But wait, that’s not all. It also enables you to relax and enhances the feeling of well-being. So, boost your mood and your skin at the same time!
Carrot Seed Oil
This amber-colored goodness is extracted from carrot seed, just like the name suggests, and is exceptional for anti-aging, dry, and sun-damaged skin. Even if you think your skin looks dull and you are looking to get that glow back, this is something which you should try. It is recommended for both dry and oily skin.
Firstly, lavender oil smells terrific. It can help you relax and even tackle insomnia. When it comes to skincare, it helps with anti-aging and acne because of its anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties. It is excellent for all skin types, and you can actually mix it with another essential oil too to enhance the benefits.
If all you are looking for is glowing skin, you have come to the right place because all you need is lemongrass oil due to its antioxidant properties. But wait, that’s not all. It also helps relieve headaches and migraines.
Sandalwood oil can be used for skin as well as a perfume because of its alluring scent. When it comes to skincare, it promotes radiant and hydrated skin while reducing inflammation. Just a few drops with your carrier oil and your night face oil is ready.
Grapeseed oil contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids and is also rich in antioxidants, so you know how beneficial it is. Do this regularly, and you will see fantastic results.
Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip seed oil has antioxidants and essential fatty acids, which means it helps in cell regeneration and gives you anti-aging benefits. For results, you need to apply this magical oil every day (with a carrier oil, of course) for maximum benefits.
Which Essential Oils You Can Use As Perfume
Since essential oils are concentrated substances, you can use it with a carrier oil as a perfume. However, instead of one, you need to mix two or more oils for the desired effect. Some of the most popular combinations that you can use to smell good include;
- Basil, Cedarwood, and Chamomile
- Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Jasmine
- Lavender, Lemongrass, and Neroli
- Orange, Patchouli, and Rose
- Rosemary, Sandalwood, and Tea Tree
Note: As mentioned earlier, to a carrier oil, add a few drops of the essential oil according to your choice to create your own signature fragrance.
Pro tip: Instead of carrier oils, you can also make use of aloe vera gel!
P.S: Always do a patch test to ensure you are not allergic to it.