Are you looking for the best essential oils for skin? Here is a list of the top seven along with their benefits. Take your skin care routine to the next level by adding in some nourishing essential oils!
7 of the Best Essential Oils for Skin Care
One of my favorite uses for essential oil is for the skin! I love how nourishing and beneficial they are for this purpose.
Not to mention when using an essential oil as part of your skin care routine you also benefit from the wonderful scent of the oils as well. I have found that most skin care essential oils help to put me in a better mood when I use them because their scent is so relaxing and calming. I literally crave the scent of some essential oils!
It’s almost like nourishing the skin and wearing perfume all at the same time:)
I have compiled here a list of seven of my favorite skin care oils! These seven oils are all oils that I love to use regularly. I also now have family members hooked on them as well;) You just can’t beat the overall wonderful feeling that comes from incorporating essential oils into your skin care routine!
And don’t forget! The carrier oils for essential oils that you choose to use should also be appropriate for the purpose of your blend! Choose a carrier that is best for your skin type and the part of the body that you are applying your favorite skin care oils to.
Also, in addition to using essential oils in a carrier topically, you can also add essential oils to the bath to benefit the skin as well! But stop! Before adding drops of oils to your tub, be sure to read how to safely use essential oils in the bath.
Before we dive into essential oils, let me first say that I am not a doctor! All of the information that I provide on this site is for educational purposes only and is in no way intended to diagnose, treat, or prescribe. Please read my disclaimer page and/or the disclaimer at the bottom of this page for a full disclaimer statement and always consult your health care physician before incorporating essential oils into your health or beauty routine.
Essential Oils for Skin
Fennel Essential Oil
Fennel is one of my favorite essential oils! The fennel oil that I use is harvested in Egypt from the seeds of organic fennel plants.
I love to use fennel for skin care. It is said that fennel is beneficial for all skin types. How cool is that?! Whether you have oily, dry, or mature skin this oil is amazing!
Fennel is also touted as being a great moisturizing oil. Combine that with a moisturizing carrier oil for a luxurious massage oil!
Fennel is an oil that many use to firm and tighten skin for a more youthful appearance. Some users even claim that fennel has helped them to tighten their breast tissue, decreasing sagging! Apparently it’s an oil added to European body oils. I’ve personally never tried fennel for this purpose, but hey, it might be something to try;)
Frankincense Essential Oil
Ahh frankincense! Just thinking about frankincense makes me feel relaxed:) If you’ve been following me long then you know that frankincense is my all time favorite oil! I absolutely love and crave the smell of frankincense! Frankincense has a woody, rich scent.
Frankincense is said to be a great oil for those that have fears. I mean, hey, I’m a mom! I worry, I sometimes panic, I stress about things, it’s what moms do! So if you also tend to be a worry wart, or if you are a mom (goes with the territory;) then get a bottle of frankincense! I literally just hold the bottle under my nose and breathe deeply during crazy life moments. Sooo relaxing!
Frankincense is good for many things, which you can read about in my post Why You Should Use Frankincense Essential Oil. But right now we’re going to talk about why you should use frankincense for skin.
Frankincense has been used in beauty treatments since before the time of Cleopatra. Also it’s scent was still present in King Tut’s tomb when it was opened in 1922. So it definitely has a very rich history!
According to JennScents Institute’s Introduction to Holistic Aromatherapy, frankincense essential oil is helpful for aging, wrinkles, dryness, and scars.
An excellent oil for skin repair and rejuvenation!
Geranium Essential Oil
Geranium has a very floral, sweet, rose-like scent. It is very relaxing and calming to the nerves making it a great oil to support the emotions in addition to nourishing the skin.
According to Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference, geranium is an excellent skin care oil. Some of the skin care benefits listed are: wrinkles, acne, burns, bruises, eczema, prsoriasis, and broken capillaries.
It is also said to help balance oil gland secretions making it a great choice for both oily and dry skin.
You can learn even more about the wonderful uses for geranium essential oil here.
Best Essential Oils For Skin
Helichrysum Essential Oil
Helichrysum has an earthy, powerful scent. The helichrysum that I use is wildcrafted from the cliffs of Corsica.
I also love to use helichrysum for insect bites. I apply it when one of my kids gets an ant bite to soothe and reduce inflammation.
If you would like to learn even more about helichrysum be sure to read Why You Should Use Helichrysum Essential Oil.
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is one of the most popular essential oils and probably one that you are familiar with.
The scent of lavender is very soothing, calming and relaxing, and is used in many body care and cleaning products. Definitely a scent that most are familiar with.
I personally use lavender in my Rejuvenating Bath Oil, Diaper Rash Salve, Shaving Gel For Men, Shaving Gel For Women, Poison Ivy Relief Blend, Skin Softener Lotion, Baby Massage Oil, and Aftershave, etc. As you can see it’s a very versatile oil that is great for many skin care situations.
Lavender is also said to helpful with burns. Rene-Maurice Gattefosse, a French scientist who coined the term “aromatherapy”, burned his hand in 1910 in a lab experiment. He quickly soaked his hand in lavender oil helping his hand to heal quickly with no scarring!
Lavender, in addition to helichrysum, is also an oil that I apply to insect bites, especially mosquito bites. You can learn more interesting uses for lavender essential oil here.
Myrrh Essential Oil
This is another oil that has been prized for thousands of years for its amazing properties! The Egyptians used Myrrh as an ingredient in their famous perfume.
I especially love myrrh for benefit for wounds and skin repair. Myrrh is also said to useful for chapped lips and cold sores. I use it in my Mouthwash blend.
You can learn more about Why You Should Use Myrrh Essential Oil here.
Essential Oils For Skin Care
Orange Essential Oil
Orange is such a vibrant, cheerful oil! It smells so fresh and fruity. After smelling orange oil you just can’t help but be in a better mood:) I love using orange oil!
One thing to remember when using orange oil is that all citrus oils are photosensitive, so do not apply to the skin before going out in the sun!
Be Young Total Health’s Desk Reference, states that orange oil can be used for overall skin health. Orange helps to increase circulation, hydrate the cells, support cell regeneration, and combat cellulite and stretch marks! It also says that orange is said to help with the formation of collagen.
I love to use orange in my Pampered Feet Massage Oil. When I apply this blend to my feet and cover with socks before bed, I wake up the next morning with super smooth and moisturized feet. It makes my feet feel amazing!!
You can learn more about all the amazing benefits of Orange Essential Oil Here.
Those are seven of my favorite skin care essential oils. They are definitely all valuable and I like to have them all on hand. Do you use any of these essential oils in your skin care routine? Which are your favorites? How do you use them? I would love to hear! Leave me a comment below and let me know!
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