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An overview of some of our favourite aromatherapy essential oils which are excellent for soothing and moisturizing dry, irritated skin.
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7 Aromatherapy Essential Oils to Soothe Dry & Flaky Skin 7 Aromatherapy Essential Oils to Soothe Dry & Flaky Skin Most of us have experienced it at one point or another: dry, flaky and itchy skin. It’s not only uncomfortable, but it can also be unflattering. Fortunately, natural skin care alternatives like moisturizers made with essential oils are a great alternative for keeping dry skin healthy. Want to learn how to make DIY moisturizers or simply incorporate them into your daily skin care regime? Read on to learn more about these natural alternatives so that you can look, feel and smell fresh and ready to take on the world. Essential Oil Safety Notes If you’re new to the world of essential oils, there are a few things you should know. Though for the most part essential oils are very safe, do proceed with caution when using them topically. Always dilute them with a natural carrier oil before using them topically. When trying a new oil, first do test a patch on your skin to make sure you are not causing irritation. Use pure therapeutic grade organic oils when possible. Don’t use essential oils if you have a serious skin condition, other health conditions, or are pregnant or nursing, without express direction from a professional.
Don’t ingest essential oils unless directed by a health care professional. Carrier Oils There are many different kinds of natural carrier oils which you can use as a base to dilute your essential oils with — coconut oil, Argan oil and jojoba oil are just a few of many options. Start with2-3 drops per tablespoon or so and blend out until you have your desired strength. Experiment with different base and oil combinations until you find your perfect blend. The Best Aromatherapy Essential Oils for Dry Skin Chamomile Essential Oil Chamomile is soothing and calming no matter which way you use it. When it comes to your skin, you’ll find that it’s a gentle natural anti-inflammatory. Plus, its gentle scent is easy to tolerate if you are sensitive to stronger smells. Cedarwood Essential Oil Cedarwood can help to soothe skin inflammation and even reduce the severity of dry scalp and dry skin conditions like eczema. As a natural antiseptic, it may also help to fight acne. Frankincense Essential Oil Frankincense is an extremely beneficial oil for brightening the skin, and it has plenty of anti- aging properties too. It will soothe inflammation and minimize imperfections. Consider using a few drops as a part of your regular cleansing regime. Geranium Essential Oil Geranium oil has so many amazing uses and can be used on dry or combination skin for balance. It can tone and firm the skin, as well as reduce redness and irritation. Lavender Essential Oil Lavender is a great multi-purpose oil that is gentle and moisturizing. Not only does it smell great, it has anti-aging and healing properties. Helichrysum Essential Oil The best oil that you’ve never heard of, helichrysum is excellent for anti-aging and hydrating, and it may even protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. Why choose essential oils for beauty and health?
Aromatherapy essential oils are natural and safe alternatives to many store-bought skin products which may contain ingredients that actually harm your skin. Creating your own DIY skin care products not only allows you to create a customized solution, but also gives you a more flexible and versatile set of products to use for a variety of uses. If you want to try essential oils but you’re not sure which ones you like, don’t worry, we have plenty of affordable options and they all have a variety of uses. So, you will always find abenefit. You’ll find a wide selection of affordable and practical essential oils on our website