Promote Healthy, Glowing Skin With Face Love Essential Oil Blend
Essential oils have been used for many health benefits going back thousands of years to the cultures of Egypt, China and India and followed with use in ancient Greece and Rome. Using plants as medicine and as suppliers of beauty, therefore, has always been intrinsic to human health and lifestyle. Our contemporary use of essential oils and plants has re-emerged as “suitable alternatives for many synthetically produced medications.”
The main purpose of Edens Garden Face Love essential oil blend is to facilitate a glowing outward appearance - and it is spectacular at it! And, as is true with most essential oils, they are simultaneously versatile, gifting nature's aromatic benefits to uplift mood and create a sense of calm – shaping an inner glow that fortifies mood and confidence so that you can also shine from the heart.
Poised to support your outward countenance, Face Love blend is especially proficient in helping to put your best face forward. Whether used in combination with facial steam or blended into a carrier oil for daily moisturizing, this spectacular blend was crafted as an all-purpose facial serum and is delightfully suitable for all skin types – even for those with sensitive skin conditions.
Let's read on to see why it's such a spectacular blend!
Which oil is best for glowing skin?
It would be very difficult to choose only one essential oil that would be best for glowing skin. Essential oils tend to work better as a team and those that have an affinity for the skin mainly come from floral plants and trees that produce resins.
When you think of the beauty of nature, there are always flowers in the picture that must diversify their beauty to attract pollinators. We can relate this reasoning to its potency which supports glowing skin.
Floral oils convey beauty. Beauty isn't necessarily skin deep, but an outward glow is. And these essential oils are packed with constituents such as anti-inflammatories and loaded with skin regenerative properties that can reduce irritation and redness, improve acne and reduce wrinkles, dark spots and scars.
The intent of Face Love essential oil blend is to benefit numerous skin conditions and award glowing skin by purifying, toning and softening. The essential oils united in Skin Love have one main purpose: to renew the skin on a cellular level.
Let's take a peek at how this blend works to promote healthy-looking skin:
- Used topically, Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) is antibacterial, helping to heal wounds and cool inflamed skin. It’s touted as being able to regulate and balance natural oil production, hydrate the skin without clogging pores, tone down the musculature of the face and calm topical rashes.[2,3]
- Hands down, Neroli (Citrus aurantium) aka Orange- Bitter essential oil has the most heavenly aroma that relieves stress, anxiety and depression. As for the skin studies show Neroli oil is useful in reducing skin irritation and acne breakouts due to its antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties – the latter of which help to reduce free radicals which cause signs of aging skin.[4,5]
- Herbal, lemony and floral all in one, Geranium- Egyptian (Pelargonium graveolens) offers its capacity to regenerate the skin on top of antimicrobial, antifungal, anti-inflammatory and wound healing strengths. Some studies have also found that Geranium has the potential to increase collagen production. It's excellent for use with blemishes and acne and for calming redness and irritation and offers pain relief in the case of nerve injuries.[6,7]
- The practice of using Rose Absolute (Rosa centifolia) goes back to traditional Ayurvedic medicine. Its cooling emollient properties allow it to reduce inflammation and skin irritation. It is also rejuvenating and toning. When applied topically, its astringent quality balances the skin's moisture levels and evens the appearance of blemishes on the skin.
Which essential oils are good for the face?
While there are many essential oils that are great for treating blemishes and other facial imperfections, there are a few found in Skin Love essential oil blend worth noting. The only wood oil in this blend, Cedarwood- Atlas (Cedrus atlantica), has an exceptional ability to stabilize skin irritations by way of its anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic and toning properties.
But it's the resin oils in Face Love of Frankincense (Boswellia carterii) and Copaiba that are well documented for their ability to protect the skin, promote wound and scar healing, reduce inflammation and scavenge free radicals as antioxidant agents. Taking it a step further, Copaiba is also an antibacterial agent and has an uncanny potential to heal wounds and regrow not only epithelial tissue but surrounding blood vessels as well.[10,11, 12,13]
For those with oily and combination skin, citrus oils are an optimal choice. They assist with balancing sebum production, cleansing and toning. The natural antiseptic properties of Lemon essential oil in particular will disinfect and clarify pores and fight acne. And while most Lemon oils are phototoxic, the Lemon oil in our Face Love blend is steam distilled making it safe to use with sun exposure.
Can I add essential oils to my face?
You can absolutely use essential oils on your face. When trying out new essential oils, especially for those with skin sensitivities, it's always best to do a skin patch test. It is necessary to dilute essential oils for the face to 1% since they are very concentrated plant products and due to their high concentration of plant chemicals, less is always more.
Dilute the essential oil first in a carrier oil or unscented cream and then place a small amount on the inner arm. If no reaction occurs, such as redness, irritation, itchiness and/or hives, you have the green light to continue using the blend.
What essential oils are not good for the face?
- Many citrus oil and other oils can be phototoxic and need to be well diluted to a maximum of 1% concentration in blends.
- Hot oils such as Cinnamon Bark, Clove, Nutmeg and Oregano among others are not ideal for the face.
- Peppermint and oils with camphor should also be avoided on the face due to their ability to easily irritate the skin.
How to use Face Love Essential Oil Blend
If you prefer to make your own home-crafted blends, Face Love can be blended with a multitude of carrier oils. A few notable ones include
Make your own skin serum by combining 1 oz of carrier oil and 6 drops of Face Love essential oil blend. Use this blend morning and night during your skincare routine and before applying sun protection and makeup.
Gua Sha is a massage technique that boosts circulation using specially made stone tools. By applying your diluted Face Love serum to your skin and using the Gua Sha tool gently on your skin, you can reduce inflammation and free radical stress to promote glowing skin. For best results, follow this video by a trained acupuncturist on how to use a Gua Sha tool correctly on your skin.
For those who prefer to grab and go, Face Love is conveniently available in a pre-blended and easy-to-travel with roll-on meant for on-the-go use. It fits easily into a pocket or purse and is perfect for use on dark spots, acne, scars and more - it will not disappoint!
- An Overview of the Biological Effects of Some Mediterranean Essential Oils on Human Health https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5694587/#:~:text=History%20of%20Plant%20Essential%20Oils&text=Ancient%20Egyptians%20have%20used%20aromatic,perfume%20or%20medicine%20%5B7%5D
- 5 Benefits of Clary Sage Oil https://www.healthline.com/health/clary-sage#side-effects
- Clary sage essential oil and its biological activities https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338498078_Clary_sage_essential_oil_and_its_biological_activities
- Chemical composition and in vitro antimicrobial and antioxidant activities of Citrus aurantium l. flowers essential oil (Neroli oil) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/24163946/
- Relationship between volatile components, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties of the essential oil, hydrosol and extracts of Citrus aurantium L. flowers https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31296479/
- What Are Free Radicals And How Do They Affect Skin? https://www.isdin.com/en-US/blog/skincare/what-are-free-radicals-how-do-they-affect-skin/#:~:text=When%20free%20radicals%20overpower%20our,the%20signs%20of%20skin%20aging
- The Effect of Oliveria Decumbens and Pelargonium Graveolens on Healing of Infected Skin Wounds in Mice https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5109387/
- Rosa Centifolia: Plant Review https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236945315_ROSA_CENTIFOLIA_PLANT_REVIEW
- Therapeutic efficacy of rose oil: A comprehensive review of clinical evidence https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5511972/
- Chemistry and Biology of Essential Oils of Genus Boswellia https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3606720/
- Comparative study of the chemical composition and antioxidant activity of six essential oils and their components https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/20077307/
- Copaifera langsdorffii Desf.: A chemical and pharmacological review https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1878818121003583#!
- Skin Wound Healing Potential and Mechanisms of the Hydroalcoholic Extract of Leaves and Oleoresin of Copaifera langsdorffii https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28928790/
- What You Need to Know About Cedarwood Essential Oil https://www.healthline.com/health/cedarwood-essential-oil#benefits