Beauty aisles offer a wide array of beauty oils, but the question is: which beauty oil works best for your needs? This essential oils guide will answer that question and more!
The Comprehensive Essential Oils Guide to Skincare
A few years back, I read an article that claimed that applying lotion to your face and body wasn’t enough to lock in moisture. If soft, moisturized skin is what you’re after, what you really need to do is apply oil! Since then, beauty oils have been a part of my daily routine. And I can attest to the results. Essential oils in skincare aren’t just used to maintain smooth, healthy skin; they’re also used for the multitude of health benefits they possess.
There’s a good reason people still use essential oils. Ancient beauties — those that possessed the most beautiful, unadulterated skin ever — were known for using oil to protect their skin from harmful pollutants and external stressors. Today, there are a wide variety of beauty oils on the market, all of which contain their own set of beauty and health benefits.
In order to get the most out of your essential oil, it’s important you know the benefits of each oil, as well as how to mix it with other essential oils and a carrier oil to create a serum that’s targeted to your skin type. It takes knowledge and practice to properly mix essential oils. To start, you have to know the basics.
First, base or carrier oils should make up the majority of the mixture because they have intensive hydrating properties. After your carrier oil, choose an essential oil that targets specific ailments (like dry skin and swelling). Lastly, add the kicker — a few drops of an essential oil that’s high in fragrance and potent in beauty benefits, one like lavender or tea tree.
If you’re mixing these recipes at home, do a patch test first to avoid any adverse reactions. For more information on essential oils, check out this 3-part guide here.
With this comprehensive guide, you’ll learn the benefits of each oil, as well as how to properly mix them for your next DIY beauty recipe.
After reading this article, you now know which essential oil to pick during your next trip down the beauty aisle.
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