Essential Oil Uses for Your Skin And Beauty
Written by: Brandi Monasco
Essential oils are a household staple in many homes. They have numerous benefits and smell amazing. While there are many benefits for diffusing essential oils, many people are unaware of the potential beauty uses that essential oils have, which are unlimited!
Here are a few ways that you can use your essential oils to help enhance your beauty regimen:
1. Strengthen Your Nails
Mix 10 drops of frankincense, lemon and myrrh mixed with 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil. Rub the mixture onto your cuticles.
2. Reduce Cellulite
Mix 5 drops of grapefruit essential oil with 2 teaspoons of coconut oil. Massage the mixture into your dimpled areas.
3. Reduce Your Wrinkles
Mix 3 to 5 drops of geranium, sandalwood, lavender and frankincense oils with your favorite unscented lotion. Apply the mixture to your face, but avoid applying around your eyes.
4. Create Your Own Natural Perfume
You can simply use 1 to 2 drops of jasmine or your favorite essential oil on your wrist.
5. Acne Face Wash
If you suffer from acne, get rid of it by making a homemade face wash. Mix tea tree oil with raw honey and rub it on your face. Rinse the mixture off with warm water.
6. Whiten Your Teeth
Mix lemon essential oil, coconut oil and fresh strawberries. Rub the mixture on your teeth then rinse your mouth after 2 minutes.
7. Make Your Own Homemade Shampoo
Mix lavender oil, rosemary oil, aloe vera gel and coconut milk. Use this mixture as you would regular shampoo.
8. Facial Scrub
Mix ¼ cup of yogurt, ¼ cup or cornmeal, 5 drops of patchouli, grapefruit and lavender oil. Apply the mixture to your face and then wash off with warm water.
9. Reduce Stretch Marks
Simply mix 5 drops of myrrh, frankincense and grapefruit oil with coconut oil. Apply the mixture to your stretch marks.
10. Natural Skin Toner
Mix 8 ounces of water with 2 drops of lavender, geranium and frankincense. Apply to your face.
11. Sugar Scrub
Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil with almond oil and sugar.
When you decide to purchase essential oils, it is always important to keep in mind that not all essential oils are created equal. There are many oils that are completely worthless and are synthetic, having no benefits to your health whatsoever.
When you purchase essential oils, you will also want to make sure that the oil is of a certified pure therapeutic grade.
Have you tried any of these beauty methods before? What tips do you have? Please share with us in the comments below!
Brandi Monasco is a freelance writer, graphic designer and social media manager from Texas. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts and has recently found a new love for health and nutrition.
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