We cannot praise essential oils enough. They are a powerhouse of goodness and pack properties that offer benefits for the complete body. The growing popularity of essential oils goes to show how effective and beneficial they are. People who have already incorporated essential oils in their lives swear by them. Many others are keen to try them.
Essential oils can be a great addition to your beauty routine. Not only are they natural, but many have properties that are perfect for the care of skin and hair. Here are 5 essential oils you should consider adding to your beauty cabinet:
It is one of the most used essential oils in the world. Along with the many positive effects it has on the mind, it is also excellent for skin and hair. Its antiseptic and anti-fungal properties hasten healing and help fade scars. It also improves blood circulation.
Add 2-3 drops of lavender essential oil to a bowl of steaming water, hang your head over the bowl close enough to feel the vapor, but not so close that it burns the skin. You can drape a towel over your head to make sure the vapors don’t escape. (Buy Lavender Essential Oil)
Add a few drops of geranium essential oil to your body lotion to reap its many benefits. You can also mix 2-3 drops of Geranium essential oil in half a cup of coconut or almond oil. Use this to massage your facial skin, or any other trouble spots, daily. (Buy Geranium Essential Oil)
- YLANG YLANG:
Ylang Ylang is known for its ability to naturally regulate sebum production in the skin. Sebum is a natural oil produced by skin, and too much of this can lead to oily skin, which in turn gives raise to other skin problems like acne. Ylang ylang is therefore great for dry skin and oily skin as it balances sebum secretion.
Add a few drops of ylang ylang essential oil to a face cream and massage your face with this daily. Ylang ylang also promotes growth of healthy, luxurious hair hair. Adding a few drops of this essential oil to coconut oil or any hair oil can be incredibly beneficial. (Buy Ylang Ylang Essential Oil)
- TEA TREE:
This ‘cure-all’ medicine is native to Australia, and most homes there carry this oil. However, its amazing medicinal properties have made it popular all over the world today. Tea tree is known for its antiseptic abilities. It can kill viruses, bacteria, and fungus, and it has amazing healing benefits which make it a common ingredient in many skin care products. It is especially helpful for acne prone skin as it can help clear skin. Besides this, it can also protect and improve the overall condition of your skin.
To make a simple anti-acne pack, mix 2 drops of tea tree essential oil with a teaspoon of honey and apply on skin. You can wash it off after a minute or two. Add a few drops to shampoo to treat dandruff, flaking skin, and lice. (Buy Tea Tree Essential Oil)
This aromatic herb is widely known for its flavor enhancing properties when used on vegetables and meat; however, the essential oil from this humble herb has powerful properties. When it comes to hair, the benefits of rosemary cannot be stressed enough. Many people claim rosemary, when used on scalp, can slow graying, arrest hair fall, and promote thick and luxurious hair growth. It is a main ingredient in several hair care products. It is great for skin as it has antiseptic properties. Regular use of rosemary oil can tone and moisturize dry skin.
You can add 1-2 drops of rosemary essential oil to a tablespoon of carrier oil like coconut or olive and massage into scalp. Leave it in hair overnight and wash off the next day. (Buy Rosemary Essential Oil)
Written by Samira Shaikh