The benefits of essential oils make them a must-have in your home. Not only are they good as skin care oils, they offer a host of other health benefits for you and your family and you can always use them to deal with cuts, bruises, burns and insect bites.
These oils are mainly used topically and the skin benefits from their healing and rejuvenating properties. You can use them as part of your skincare regimen or as massage oils for the entire body.
Here are three more oils that you should know about.
1. Rosemary oil
More than the culinary benefits associated with the rosemary plant, its oils offer a host of other health benefits for the skin.
Rosemary oil makes an excellent toner and moisturizer, helping to keep your skin hydrated and soft to the touch. Rich in cineol, a strong anti-inflammatory, it helps to effectively deal with acne and other skin conditions like sunburns that inflame the skin. This helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, varicose veins, and capillaries.
The Complete Book of Essential Oils & Aromatherapy by Valerie Ann Worwood shows the rich history of this oil dating back to the Roman Empire.
2. Eucalyptus oil
Eucalyptus oil has been used in aromatherapy for ages. Its scent works well as an insect repellant and its oils are amazing anti-inflammatory. One of the best ways to use eucalyptus oil is to add it to your bath and enjoy a long soak. Your entire body will benefit from its healing properties.
Used in very small doses, it can be applied to the skin to help deal with acne and other skin problems and it will gently moisturize and cleanse the skin.
Eucalyptus oil is very potent and care should be taken when using it to avoid a bad reaction. Do a test on a small portion of your skin before use.
3. Chamomile oil
Chamomile oil is great for improving the skin’s elasticity and reduces itchiness. It helps to quicken the healing process making it good for healing acne flare-ups. Its soothing properties help to cool down sunburns and reduce inflammation.
Essential oils in their natural state can be extremely strong and can even cause allergic reactions. It is important to follow the guidelines provided when using them. When topically applied, it is good practice to do a skin test on a small portion of your skin to rule out allergies and other effects.
When correctly used, natural essential oils are great for the skin and will help you get back or retain that youthful glow and heal damaged and blemished skin.