5 Essential and Carrier Oils for Beautiful Skin

June 09, 2016

5 Essential and Carrier oils for beautiful skin

By using essential oils for your skincare, you won’t have to worry about the ill effects of preservatives or parabens because you are using something that is freshly harvested from the earth. Here are 5 great essential oils and carrier oils that provide various benefits for your skin. There are so many more essential oils with positive properties for your skin. Tell us your favorite oil for you use on your skin in the comments section! 

 

1. Evening Primrose (Carrier Oil):

Abundant in GLA essential fatty acids, Evening Primrose nourishes mature or dry skin as it balances everything from hormones to weight issues. For ages, Evening Primrose has been utilized for its anti-aging qualities. Not only can it replenish the skin, it can actually prevent the skin from showing signs of damage and wrinkles. Evening Primrose has a very faint aroma with light notes of sweetness. See more about this Carrier Oil on the product page here

 

2. Jojoba (Carrier Oil)

A common misconception about carrier oils is that they can leave the skin feeling greasy or oily. The truth is that most actually restore the skin’s natural sebum balance and rid the skin of oily ickiness. Jojoba mimics the skin’s natural oil levels so that your skin can remain healthy and vibrant. If you are struggling at skin extremes, dry and itchy or greasy and uncomfortable, Jojoba can help your skin find the proper medium. Its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties can help fight back against dandruff, dry skin, acne and wrinkles. Overflowing with vitamins B and E, Jojoba can help brighten dark spots and minimize the appearance of pores. See more on the product page here

 

3. Frankincense-Carterii (essential oil)

As we grow older, our skin can start to show a little wear and tear. Sun damage or scars can add up leading to a less than ideal derma. Please don’t misunderstand us, Edens Garden hopes you love your unique “imperfections” and treasure your facial character. We also understand that dry skin can be frustrating. Frankincense-Carterii acts as a natural application to look and feel fresh. It helps the skin and blends fabulously well with Rose and Lavender. Not only does Frankincense-Carterii help heal smooth skin, it has an earthy and sweet aroma that can calm the body and tense emotions. Many aromatherapists recommend Frankincense-Carterii. Learn more on the product page here.  

 

4. Grapeseed (carrier oil)

Grapeseed’s biggest fans are often those with sensitive skin. Its natural composition is incredibly gentle on the skin as it tighten and tones. If you have trouble finding a carrier oil or even a moisturizer moderate enough for your skin, Grapeseed might be your answer. Used in a variety of high-end lotions, sunscreens and anti-aging products, Grapeseed is rich with vitamin E and other nutrients. It actively combats acne and itchy eczema while also helping to fade the appearance of sun damage and deep wrinkles. Working on the cellular level, Grapeseed’s antioxidant properties protect against tissue damage. Grapeseed is incredibly powerful, yet remarkably gentle. Learn more on the product page here.

 

5. Patchouli (essential oil)

Achieving smooth and healthy skin can be tiresome journey when faced only with row of drugstore options. Turn to something pure and natural to help skin with Patchouli. It has a balsamic, musky, woody, and wine-like aroma. 

Patchouli has been used for centuries in Chinese, Ayurvedic and Greek medicines for its ability to heal numerous skin disorders and scar tissue. This all in one oil is great in blends for skin conditions, such as dryness, inflammation, scars, eczema, and wounds. On top of that, it is both skin moisturizing and cooling, and repels insects, making this oil a great choice for summer skin care.

 

6. Bonus: For a great sampling of other essential oils that do wonders for the skin, check out our Skin Care gift set here

Instead of slathering on creams full of weird chemicals, go the all-natural route with our Skin Care set. Each essential oil is 100% pure therapeutic grade, making them wonderfully suited for the skin. Filled with antiseptic, antibacterial and high levels of antioxidants, the Skin Care set will leave your complexion feeling and looking fresh while also helping to eliminate signs of aging.

 

Black, Cindy, and Andrea Butje. 2016a. “Aromahead, ACP, Data Sheet: Patchouli.” Aromahead Institute, Aromatherapy Certification Program: Data Sheet: Patchouli http://www.aromahead.com/datasheet/data-sheet/aromatherapy-certification-program/patchouli

COMMENTS

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Alisha! A 1% dilution may be best, but the best guidance would be given by a certified aromatherapist who can take in specific medical needs and history.

    On November 07, 2016

  • Alisha says...

    I work in LTC with residents who have dementia and Alzheimer’s. I saw that you had mentioned a 3% dilution rate for healthy adults when using essential oils topically. Would you recommend the same for my residents? Or a higher dilution rate? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

    On November 05, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Dee! Yes, you can combine Frankincense and Patchouli in equal ratios of each other at 1% in a carrier oil (facial) or 3% in a carrier oil (body).

    On July 01, 2016

  • Dee says...

    Would you mix these two oils in a 50/50 ratio? I am making a 1 oz serum and want to know how many of each. Thank you for all of the helpful information.

    On June 30, 2016

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Susan! We always suggest pre-diluting essential oils prior to topical use. For healthy adults, a 3% dilution rate is generally recommended.

    3% dilution = 15-18 drops of essential oil per 2 Tbsp. of carrier

    On June 20, 2016

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