When selecting an essential oil to use for your facial skin care needs, it may be a lot easier than you think. Some people shy away from natural remedies because they think they’ll require extensive work on the part of the user, but in many cases this just isn’t true.
In order to incorporate an oil into your skin care routine, all you need to do is add approximately 10 drops of your preferred oil (you can use a combination of different oils) into approximately 1oz of your preferred lotion or non-alcoholic toner. Some oils may even be formulated to be applied directly to the skin – but you must speak to the aromatherapy specialist in order to determine if this is the case.
If you are looking for a natural treatment for acne, consider bergamot, cajeput, or juniper berry essential oils. Their effectiveness will vary from person to person depending on other factors (such as your overall skin care routine, how often you use the oils, and even your skin type). For those with particularly oily skin, we recommend lemon oil as it will not only help with acne but also help dry up that stubborn oil.
For those who are just looking for general skin care benefits, our experts recommend oils such as clary sage and geranium. You can also try jasmine and myrtle oils. Just as with the acne-treating oils, they will not be effective for everyone, so it’s important that you try a few different oils before deciding to return to your chemical-filed skin care regimen. After all, everyone’s skin is different, and your skin care routine should be customized based on your individual needs. Remember that one of the benefits of natural skin care is that there is no risk of a chemical reaction when mixing – so customize away!