4 Essential Oils for Skin Care (and How to Use Them)
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Skin care is not just about beauty. It goes hand-in-hand with good health and wellness practices.
And yes, essential oils can play a vital role in that.
Over-the-counter skin care products can also be expensive and you don’t always know what’s in them. Instead, incorporate these essential oils into your skin care regiment in order to glow with good health!
When it comes to treating your skin well, few essential oils can match Shaman Lavender Oil. Used for thousands of years in traditional folk medicine, Lavender is considered by many to be a universal and dynamic healer. The fresh, floral aroma of lavender is what first draws people to it, but it is lavender’s effect on our skin that keeps us coming back. There is a reason why it’s used in so many soaps, perfumes, and fresheners!
Thanks to its antibacterial properties, when used properly Shaman lavender oil can be an effective treatment in helping soothe and heal small scrapes, burns, and wounds. It’s also useful for treating sunburns (see our previous article for details) and to treat age spots. Mix lavender with soaps, shampoos and lotions for use directly on the skin, or dilute in a bath and soak for 30 minutes to refresh your skin.
Shaman Ylang Ylang oil is not well known by casual essential oil users, but aficionados know it well for its sedative and antidepressant properties. Derived from a plant native to the Philippines and Indonesia, ylang ylang means “flower of the flowers.” Though most commonly used in aromatherapy applications, this essential oil can also be a boon to those seeking healthier skin and hair, too.
Try diluting with your carrier oil of choice and applying lightly to the face to bring out your natural glow. It’s even more effective in replenishing your hair. Mix with coconut oil and use it as you would a conditioner. The result offers scalp protection and will help strengthen damaged hair follicles. It’s even been known to kill lice!
This is technically a carrier oil, not an essential oil, but we're including it nonetheless: Shaman Jojoba Carrier Oil is not only an excellent carrier oil, its potent hydrating properties make it a fantastic choice for skin treatments. In fact, Native Americans discovered the importance and versatility of jojoba long years ago by creating a buttery-like substance from it for use in treating burns and to aid in healing. See our previous article on jojoba oil for more details on how it is beneficial and how you can use it.
Frankincense is an aromatic resin that has been beloved by mankind for thousands of years. The Greeks, Romans, Egyptians, Israelites, and numerous other cultures used frankincense and myrrh as part of their religious ceremonies. Today, it’s used to help treat anxiety and stress, as well as to manage chronic pain – but for this article we’re going to focus on its use in skin care.
Shaman Frankincense oil is highly effective as a hygiene product , as well as to combat aging. Mix with soaps, dilute into lotions, or add five to ten drops to a warm bath and soak to help fight wrinkles and tired skin. You’ll feel great afterward!
The world of essential oils can help you look and feel better. Isn’t it time to give them a try?
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Disclaimer: Essential oils or aromatherapy products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. This content is for informational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Use of this page should not be considered medical advice and cannot replace medical consultation with a qualified health professional. Please consult with a qualified medical professional to address specific health concerns you might have. Pregnant or lactating women and persons with known medical conditions should consult a physician prior to the use of any aromatherapy product. The information contained herein is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.