Do you want to add nature to your skin care? With a little knowledge, you can customize the products according to the needs of your skin. Do you know what’s in your current products? If you are filled with parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates and SLS/SLE, it may be time to re-evaluate what is happening to your skin.
In fact, it may be surprising to point out the current practices and the lack of regulation in the beauty and skin care industry. Do you use products that list “perfume” or “fragrance” in the mixtures? This is a common practice that allows manufacturers to legally hide toxic and harmful components. In addition, the popular SLS and SLES foam components are well-known irritants and can be ingested without consumer information. To make matters worse, a by-product of SLS/SLES production is 1,4-dioxane – a substance that can affect the CNS, kidneys and liver. Oh, and it can be carcinogenic.
If you are ready to say yes to the healing mixtures that you can pronounce, look no further. Here are six essential oils and my all-natural recipes that will give you your best skin yet:
1. carrot seeds:
Are you looking for measures against fine lines and aging? Carrot seeds are a must for cell regeneration. This oil is native to Europe and distilled from dried seeds of the Queen Anne lace. Clinically proven as a powerful antibacterial and antifungal agent, it is always gentle and nourishing for thin facial skin. The heat and spicy aroma gives a unique kick to a face serum and goes well with other youth-promoting oils such as Helichrysum, lavender and yarrow. It can even be used to help with scar reduction.
Ideal for: mature and wrinkled skin, broken capillaries, age spots, eczema.
Known as Everlast or Immortelle, this essential oil — with an enchanting herbaceous aroma – is my all-time favorite. In fact, it’s in my daily facial moisturizer. Do you have a tissue trauma? Helichrysum is the oil to use. As it is a relatively new essential oil on the aromatherapy scene, there is little clinical evidence of its therapeutic benefits for the skin, but few uses make you believe in its Magic. It goes well with other skin-loving oils such as Cistus, carrot seeds and lavender.
Ideal for: bruises, burns, dry and itchy skin, acne, sun-damaged skin.
If your skin needs care, treat yourself to an exquisite rose. Nicknamed the “Queen of Flowers” by the poet Sappho in 600 BC, Rose is a nourishing floral oil that is a powerful healer of the skin. This essential oil is naturally fresh and has been shown to have a relaxing effect when applied to the skin — lowers systolic blood pressure and autonomic arousal. The Rose goes well with many other essential oils on this List, as well as with geranium, neroli and sandalwood. It adds a lush and feminine vibe to any skin care routine.
Ideal for: rosacea and blotchy skin, oily (astringent) skin, slightly excited skin, mature skin, preventive and general skin care.
Regardless of your skin type, lavender can help relieve your skin problems. An incredibly balanced oil, harmonizes and goes well with many other essential oils that support the skin. One of the most widely used and diverse essential oils, lavender is known for its healing properties. Do you have a burn? Whether it’s from the razor, the stove or the sun, a little lavender goes a long way. Even the father of modern aromatherapy, René-Maurice Gattefossé, anecdotally testifies to the healing power of lavender after skin burns. Maybe you have annoying insect bites or an allergic reaction that manifests itself on your skin? Lavender will probably help. It also helps to action the main bacteria involved in acne.
Ideal for: sunburn, psoriasis and inflamed skin, insect bites and hives, razor burn, open and slow health issue healing.
Often overshadowed by its botanical cousin, Frankincense, Myrrh has a rich history of skin care and spiritual routines. Myrrh was used in the celebration of purification by women presented before King Ahasuerus of the Medes and Persians, and it was also used in TCM as a healer. Recent evidence shows that Myrrh can help speed up the immune response to skin healing, making it an ideal vaccine. Distilled from the resin, Myrrh offers a balsamic and heat aroma that goes well with Rose and lavender.
Ideal for: chapped skin (feet and lips), slow healing health issues, ulcers, stretch marks