Essential Oils For Skin
Essential oils are a great, natural option for creating smooth, clean and glowing skin. Whether your skin is dry or oily, essential oils are known to help soothe, moisturise and cleanse your skin so you can feel confident and healthy.
From soothing dry skin to reducing signs of ageing, essential oils offer a range of benefits to keep your skin happier for longer.
Benefits Of Essential Oils For Skin
The search for the perfect skincare routine can often feel overwhelming. There is a wealth of products in the market that claim to solve common skin issues such as acne, ageing, dry skin and so much more.
But if you’re looking for a natural solution, essential oils are known to add natural goodness to your skin regimen. Essential oils may help give a soothing and rejuvenating effect on your skin. Some of the more popular benefits that essential oils are known to offer include:
- Helps reduce appearance of scars and pigmentation
- Eases itchiness
- Soothes dry, cracked skin
- Reduces signs of ageing
- Improves skin texture
- Assists with eczema
- Treats acne
Essential oils are easy to introduce to a daily routine and there are many essential oils that may assist with a variety of skin conditions. These oils are outlined below:
Best Essential Oils For Skin
Every essential oil has versatile properties, meaning that the same essential oil may be used to treat the skin in different ways. Below is a list of some of our favourite essential oils for skin:
Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is a common ingredient in many skincare products as it is well-known for treating different skin complaints such as acne, scarring, redness and wrinkles.
Lavender Oil naturally carries antibacterial and antiseptic properties, which work together to unclog pores and kill bacteria that can cause acne breakouts.
Lavender Essential Oil is also known to naturally tone the skin and reduce the appearance of pigmentation, redness and scarring. Because of its antifungal properties, Lavender Essential Oil may further help treat eczema.
Its ability to soothe dry, sensitive and irritated skin has also made Lavender Essential Oil popular for treating other skin complaints such as psoriasis, scarring and wrinkles. And because Lavender Oil also has natural antioxidizing properties, it is further known to help protect the skin from sun exposure, smoke and air pollution.
You can dilute your Lavender Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 2 – 4% dilution for skin application and a 1 – 2% dilution for facial application.
Frankincense Essential Oil
Frankincense Essential Oil is highly regarded in skincare; in fact, it is commonly referred to as ‘liquid gold for the face’. Frankincense Oil is known to alleviate blemishes, wrinkles, stretchmarks, scars, and minor wounds.
The properties within Frankincense Oil also work to balance oil production for dry, oily, and maturing skin. In addition, Frankincense Oil naturally carries antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, making it a common ingredient in many skincare formulations.
You can dilute your Frankincense Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 2 – 4% dilution for skin application and a 1% dilution for facial application.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea Tree Essential Oil is widely recognised when it comes to skincare. When diluted and applied topically it has been seen to help reduce symptoms of acne, burns, sunburn, insect bites, blisters, eczema, chickenpox, cold sores and athlete’s foot.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is highly valued for its powerful analgesic, anti-fungal, antibacterial, decongestant, healing, diaphoretic, stimulating and deodorizing properties.
You can dilute your Tea Tree Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 1 – 2% dilution for skin application and a 0.5 - 1% dilution for facial application.
Rose Essential Oil
Rose Essential Oil is known to be incredibly beneficial for the skin. Due to its gentle and incredibly balanced composition, Rose Oil is suitable for all skin types including sensitive and inflamed skin.
As one of the best essential oils for skin health, Rose Essential Oil contains powerful antibacterial, antiseptic and astringent properties, making Rose Oil ideal for reducing redness and inflammation.
Along with powerful antimicrobial properties and Vitamin C content, Rose Oil is also one of the best essential oils for reducing the appearance of scars, dark spots and pigmentation.
Rose Oil is also known to visibly reduce signs of aging by refining and smoothing the skin’s texture. The antioxidizing agents further work to reduce the appearance of dark circles (commonly seen under the eyes), whilst brightening complexion to provide a radiant glow.
It is also known to nourish and hydrate the skin and because of this, it is commonly used to naturally alleviate various skin complaints such as eczema, psoriasis and rosacea.
You can dilute your Rose Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 1 – 2% dilution for skin application and a 1% dilution for facial application.
Peppermint Essential Oil
Peppermint Oil is one of the most popular essential oils. Because of its antiseptic and antibiotic properties, Peppermint Oil naturally cleanses the skin. Due to its natural ‘cooling’ effect, Peppermint Essential Oil is also known to soothe irritation, inflammation and redness.
When diluted and applied topically, Peppermint Oil dilates blood vessels which has a ‘cooling’ and ‘analgesic’ (pain relieving) effect. For this reason, Peppermint Oil is known to ease sunburn and other skin complaints.
You can dilute your Peppermint Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 1 – 2% dilution for skin application and a 1% dilution for facial application.
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
Roman Chamomile Essential Oil is highly valued for its powerful anti-inflammatory and soothing properties. Along with its antiseptic abilities, it makes a fantastic essential oil for acne. The soothing properties further work to naturally tone and moisturise the skin whilst softening any scarring relating to acne.
Roman Chamomile Oil is also known to be a great natural remedy for skin complaints such as rosacea, irritation, rashes and eczema.
You can dilute your Roman Chamomile Essential Oil in a carrier oil, add your dilution to a roller bottle or glass pipette bottle and apply it as a skin serum. We recommend a 2 – 4% dilution for skin application and a 1% dilution for facial application.
Other Tips For Skincare
Apart from essential oils, some other remedies may also help improve skin condition. Talk to your GP or pharmacist for advice. You may be advised to try:
- Moisturising after washing your face
- Wear sunscreen daily
- Develop a cleansing routine
- Drink more water
- Eat a healthy, balanced diet
- Take supplements
Where To Buy Essential Oils For Skin
While essential oils are generally available to purchase at health, wellness and retail stores, it is important to keep in mind that the purity and quality of these essential oils will vary. That is why we recommend finding a reputable supplier.
Here at AWO we have a wide selection of 100% pure essential oils and organic essential oils that are sold at reasonable prices. Because our stock is purchased in bulk quantities our costs are significantly less, which allows us to offer our high-quality products at affordable prices. We are also based right here in Australia!
Essential Oil Safety
Whilst essential oils are natural products, they are extremely potent and can cause serious harm if used incorrectly. For this reason, we recommend the following:
- In line with the Therapeutic Goods Act, we do not recommend ingesting essential oils without the guidance of a registered Aromatherapist or Naturopath.
- Avoid using Essential Oils during pregnancy and whilst breastfeeding.
- We recommend storing your Essential Oils in a cool, dry place at room temperature, ensuring that they are not directly exposed to sunlight and are out of reach of children or pets.
- Essential Oils can be very concentrated and are likely to cause irritation or reactions if applied directly to the skin. For this reason, it is important to first dilute your essential oils before using topically (on the skin). Our recommended dilution percentages can be found under the ‘Best Essential Oils For Acne’ section.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any illness.