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Top Essential Oils for Skin
1 | Soothing
Designed with natural health professionals to improve the appearance of compromised skin, Soothing is a must have for everyday carry. Grab a diluted roll-on for easy application, or bring the whole 15ml bottle for reassurance. Not only does it smell like a field of flowers, it also has many uses!
Let Geranium, Lavender, and Helichrysum soothe and rejuvenate your skin while leaving a pleasant scent.
Dilute & apply topically to improve the appearance of sensitive skin and stretch marks. You can even apply a small amount of Soothing when using an adhesive bandage.
2 | Tea Tree
Tea tree is great for relaxing and providing protection. Our tea tree essential oil is steam-distilled from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia grown in Australia.
Tea Tree has a fresh, antiseptic and medicinal scent. It also has characteristic mint and spice back-notes that almost classify it as a mint!
Once in the air, tea tree is excellent for providing a relaxing, protective scent. Diffuse or apply in 2-10% dilution.
Tea Tree also is a Rockstar in the cosmetic world. Let this crowd favorite manage tricky spots on your face with a little bit of dilution!
3 | Frankincense
Our frankincense comes from the resin of scraggly boswellia carteri trees in Somalia. The resin is collected from the bark of the tree while it’s still growing and then steam distilled into the luxurious essential oil that we’ve come to know and love.
Frankincense is from the French word ‘Franc’ meaning ‘luxuriant’ or ‘real incense’. In ancient times, it was used by the ancient Egyptians as an offering to the gods and as a rejuvenating face mask. Frankincense is a common fragrance used in perfumes since the beginning of history. Use this potent essential oil to improve the appearance of damaged skin or bring balance and peace through meditation.
Apply topically in a 2-5% dilution, or diffuse for a relaxing experience.
4 | Copaiba
Our copaiba oil got its long-term origins from Brazil. A very gentle oil for the skin, copaiba has been used since the 16th century by Brazilian natives. It is steam distilled from the resin of copaifera trees straight out of Brazil and is valued for its high beta-caryophyllene content.
Copaiba has a balsamic, woody, and subtle earthy scent that blends well with Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, Black Pepper, Lemon, Lemongrass, and Cypress essential oils.
Copaiba improves the appearance of skin and helps bring serenity and calm to the most hectic of days.
Why Essential Oils are Good for Skin
In order to better understand why essential oils are good for your skin it helps to have an understanding of the properties of essential oils and how they interact with your skin. Arguably the most important property of essential oils when it comes to interacting with your skin is its lipophilicity. That means that it is able to dissolve in fats, oils, and non-polar solvents. It makes sense, given the fact that the word “oil” is included in the very name of the substance.
So why does this matter? Think about the purposes of your skin. It’s intended to be a barrier that prevents harmful substances from getting into your body. It’s also meant to keep everything in your body. On a much smaller scale, one of the jobs it has is to retain water. Sure, you sweat some water out, but the majority of it stays underneath your skin. In order for it to do that, it needs to be hydrophobic (repels water or scared of water—whichever makes sense to you) in nature, which means it generally tends to prevent water from passing through. In the case of your skin, it’s not only hydrophobic, but also lipophilic, which means that essential oils are more readily able to move through your skin and be absorbed by it.
Skin Care FAQs
Which essential oils are best for skin? ▼
There are TONS of essential oils you can use for your skin. Tea Tree helps with tricky spots. Lavender soothes and rejuvenates. Peppermint enlivens and cools. Wintergreen warms. Citruses like Orange brighten. Check out our Top Essential Oils for Skin Care above for more.
Can essential oils be mixed with face cream? ▼
Mix away! Some essential oils work so well with face creams that popular brands (like us) have decided to come out with a face cream infused with essential oils! Some of our favorites to mix in are Tea Tree, Grapefruit, Lavender, and Copaiba. Stay tuned for a fun and festive post on face masks with essential oils!
Can I apply essential oils directly to skin? ▼
Of course! And not only can you, you should put essential oils directly on your skin! Be careful though, some oils are more potent than others and require some dilution before application for more sensitive skin. Check out our Coconut Oil for a fast and easy carrier oil dilution. Don't fret, oils like Lavender can be rubbed directly on your skin!
Which essential oils promote collagen? ▼
Collagen is a structural protein and is a main component of connective tissue, which includes bodily structures like tendons, ligaments, bone, cartilage, and skin. In the case of your skin, collagen is located in the dermis. It helps your skin look youthful by preventing sagging. It keeps your skin smooth and elastic. While collagen is naturally produced by the body, production decreases as you age, leading to the appearance of aged skin. Things like wearing sunscreen and eating foods high in antioxidants can help protect the collagen you have and reduce the rate at which it breaks down. Then there’s our Facial Oil, which includes great essential oils for collagen such as Frankincense, Lavender, Carrot Seed, Geranium, Rose, Ylang Ylang, Sandalwood, and more.
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