There are a variety of essential oils that have emerged into the health and beauty market. As a result there has evolved many simple recipes to customize your own skin care products.
Many of these naturally derived ingredients are far more beneficial for your body than synthetic chemical alternatives.
Be sure to do your research and read all product labels.
Many items claim to be naturally based or have naturally derived ingredients; however, you need to decipher the label to be really sure. If it says organic or all natural then all the better!
Tea Tree Oil
People with an oily complexion can benefit more than most from using tea tree oil. This essential oil has anti-biotic and antibacterial properties. It can reduce inflammation from pimples and help to prevent them from spreading.
Tea tree oil has a very distinct smell and once you are familiar with it, you will easily recognize it’s pungent and refreshing aroma if you purchase products containing this ingredient.
The pure essential oil can be purchased from many pharmacies and health and beauty stores. Many people find great results dabbing a drop of diluted oil onto their blemishes at the first sign of a breakout.
Be sure to first dilute the oil with a carrier oil such as grapeseed or sweet almond prior to applying to your skin if it is too harsh for you.
It is also excellent to help with slow healing or infected wounds as it kills the bacteria, thus encouraging your natural healing process.
Rose oil is an essential oil that offers a gentle fragrance and slight moisturizing properties.
Rose water is commonly used by many as a toner to help take away any last traces of makeup or impurities from the skin after cleansing.
We all crave that luminous glow of healthy skin and those who swear by rose oil claim it gives them a radiant glow.
Lavender oil is known for its wonderful calming properties for the skin. It is often used for its anti-inflammatory benefits and can help to reduce redness on your skin.
Basil Essential Oil
Basil produces an essential oil that has antifungal properties and is also rich in Vitamins A and C.
Do not make the simplistic error of assuming that because you do have oily skin or are prone to break outs, that you should not use a beauty product in an oil form. Many essential oils contain a natural antibacterial agent, so they work to prevent the infections that cause acne, rather than encourage its growth.
All skin types need moisture. Many of the oils used in natural skin care are quickly absorbed and don’t cause an excess of skin surface oil.