As natural products of the earth, essential oils have various uses in skincare recipes. They are beneficial for boosting natural toxin defenses, treating acne, and revitalizing your external organs. If you are looking for clean skincare recipes, these are the formulas for you!
1. Sunburn Spray
Sunburns are always painful and uncomfortable. The peeling skin that results from sunburn is nasty and frustrating because it seems neverending! Sunburns can lead to skin damage down the road if you are not careful! However, it is important to expose your skin to some sunny rays before lathering on the sunscreen. If you do get burnt, try this treatment recipe on your sunburn.
The only ingredients you will need are 16 ounces of distilled water and 20 drops of lavender essential oil. Fill your bottle with distilled water, and then add the lavender oil. Make sure to combine your ingredients in a glass spray bottle. Essential oils can erode plastic, and you want this supply to last you all summer! Spray the liquid onto your sunburn twice a day until it goes away, or (hopefully) turns into a nice tan!
2. Natural Sunscreen
If you have oily skin, then you know that face sunscreen can increase breakouts. Finding the right sunscreen that won’t make your skin oily can seem like an impossible task. This sunscreen recipe has just one ingredient, and it won’t cause your skin to overproduce oils!
All you need is the helichrysum essential oil. Once you have washed your face, squeeze your normal amount of moisturizer into the palm of your hand, and put two drops of helichrysum in the moisturizer. Rub your hands together to mix in the oil, and moisturize your face like normal. You can reapply this combination throughout the day if you need to.
3. Natural Moisturizer
If you need a moisturizer recipe for your natural sunscreen combination, then try this simple recipe! The combination of oils in this treatment work to treat acne scars, reduce blemishes, and prevent future breakouts. Again, make sure that you mix this recipe in a glass container since essential oils will erode plastic. You may want to use a blender or food processor to combine the ingredients since aloe vera gel is very dense.
6 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops of frankincense essential oil
1 tablespoon aloe vera gel
1 tablespoon fractionated coconut oil
4. Acne Treatment
Essential oils can combine to create various skincare recipes that will revitalize your most important organ! If you struggle with acne, you have most likely tried several facial remedies. Although some prescribed medications may successfully clear your skin, they often have adverse effects on your internal organs. Using essential oils to treat acne will gently boost your skin’s natural toxin defense and protect your internal organs from fighting medication side effects.
Melaleuca, Teatree, and Patchouli are excellent treatments for acne breakouts and scars! DōTerra has a melaleuca rollerball that you can use to treat patches of acne. If the smell of melaleuca is too strong for you, try combing these ingredients for a homemade acne remedy.
6 drops of lavender essential oil
5 drops of tea tree essential oil
1 drop of geranium essential oil
30 milliliters of fractionated coconut oil
Combine the mixture in a glass container and apply it to problematic areas on your face.
5. Aging Skin Treatment
As we age, our skin naturally loses elasticity, causing it to sag. Although skincare recipes for aging skin are more appealing for older women, they have benefits for younger skin too. This treatment bolsters your skin’s ability to defend against toxins, reduces the appearance of acne scars, and diminishes irritation in sensitive skin.
You will want to apply this mixture at night and wash it off in the morning before exposing your skin to the sun. It is important to store this mixture in a tinted bottle so that it is not exposed to light. If you use this recipe consistently, you should see results within a few weeks to a few months!
1 teaspoon GMO-free vitamin C powder
1 teaspoon filtered or purified water
1 1/2 tablespoons aloe vera gel
1/8 teaspoon vitamin E oil
5 drops of frankincense essential oil
Whisk the vitamin C powder and the filtered water until they are thoroughly combined. Add in the aloe vera gel, blend, and add the last two ingredients. Transfer the mixture to a tinted container and apply nightly.
6. More Tips
As a carrier oil, fractionated coconut oil helps to dilute oils before you put them on your skin. If you are using oils like peppermint or eucalyptus, make sure that you dilute them with coconut oil before applying them to your skin. Eucalyptus and peppermint can help to clear your sinuses if you are congested. Put a dime-sized portion of fractionated coconut oil in the palm of your hand, and add two drops of either peppermint or eucalyptus oil. Apply the oil over your sinus cavities until you get relief from your congestion.
Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer for dry skin. If the skin around your nose is dry after you have a head cold, use coconut oil! It will gently revitalize your skin without causing it to burn.
Drinking water is one of the best ways to clear your skin. You should be constantly hydrating, especially if you live in a dry climate. Water will help to moisturize, revitalize, and tighten your skin. Try adding a few drops of lemon or orange oil to your bottle if you have a hard time drinking water. These citrus oils are refreshing to the palate, and they can entice you to drink more!
Essential oils can be combined in a variety of ways to treat skin issues and bolster your skin’s natural defenses. Before you use these skincare recipes, make sure that you first test them on your inner forearm to determine if you have any adverse reactions to the oils. It is always best to be safe rather than sorry when it comes to your skincare routine!