10 Best Natural Oils For Skincare
What’s your skin issue? Whether you’re worried about dryness, breakouts, dullness or uneven skin, here are some natural oils that’ll make a visible difference in no time.
Natural Oils For Skin Concerns
Oils For Mature Skin
Worried about wrinkles and fine lines emerging on your skin? If you’ve ever thought about using oils to restore that youthful glow you’ve always dreamed of, now is the time.
Rosehip carrier oil plumps your skin to perfection and heals it for flawless beauty. For defending against harsh UV rays that damage your skin, carrot seed carrier oil is a great choice. There are also essential oils like lavender and rosewood that are packed with antioxidants to defend your skin from environmental factors that wear your skin down.
Oils For Dull Skin
When skin lacks natural glow, it can leave you looking tired and dull. For a brighter, more even tone, sweet orange oil and lemon oil are rich in Vitamin C and will bring back your radiant beauty in no time. There’s also lime oil which works like a gentle exfoliator, sloughing away dead skin cells to give you a fresh, luminous look. And let’s not forget about the fragrance, which is an uplifting bonus. With their unmistakable citrusy notes, what could be more inviting than that?
Oils For Oily Skin
Your skin naturally produces certain oils that are necessary for your body to keep your hair, skin and nails healthy. Unfortunately, some people produce more of these oils than they should, resulting in oily skin
For oily skin types, jojoba carrier oil is the ultimate skin saviour. Its wax ester composition regulates how much oil your skin produces and its smooth texture is super-soothing for breakouts that accompany oily skin. Clary sage oil is also a great pick, as the flowering herb controls your hormone and oil levels when they’re going haywire, especially during that time of the month!
Oils For Dry Skin
Feeling like you have dry skin no matter what season it is? Ditch the itch with a healthy dose of naturally moisturizing oils!
Argan carrier oil is super-hydrating for your skin. It helps your skin retain extra moisture to give it that healthy, dewy glow. To keep your skin extra comfy, there’s always lavender essential oil which is known to soothe dry skin and deliver intense moisturization all day long. The calming lavender scent also helps you stay calm and avoid breaking out on stressful days.
Oils For Breakouts
Freaking out cause you’re breaking out? Breakouts can really get to your self-esteem. They’re also tricky to tackle, especially when you can’t figure out the cause. We’d recommend a range of natural oils depending on your skin condition.
For blackheads caused by built-up dirt and grime, tea tree essential oil has purifying properties to give your skin the deep cleanse it craves. Clary sage essential oil is a better choice if you’re suffering from whiteheads which are triggered by hormonal imbalances.
Sometimes you simply need a good night’s rest and a clean pillow - that’s a job for our French Lavender Hydrosol which is a milder form of our comforting and purifying lavender oil that you can mist over your face and pillows before hitting the hay.
How To Use Natural Oils For Skin
You don’t have to stick to dabbing natural oils on your face! There are plenty of ways to make sure your skin gets the nourishment it needs. However, a general rule of thumb for essential oils is to dilute one drop with a tablespoon of carrier oil to ensure they’re gentle on delicate skin. But you can also have fun with it the following ways:
Create A DIY Mask
Mixing a tablespoon of honey and olive oil with 2–3 drops of essential oil is a great way to pamper your skin! Just don't eat your mask no matter how delicious it is. Our natural oils aren’t meant to be consumed!
Give Your Skin A Good Scrub Down.
Mixing a tablespoon of jojoba oil and a small bowl of brown sugar can create a luxurious scrub that leaves your skin feeling smooth and cleansed. Feel free to add a few drops of essential oils to give it a therapeutic scent too!
Take A Dip In DIY Bath Salts
After a busy day, nothing relaxes the senses like a warm, cleansing bath. Simply mix 3 cups of epsom salt, 1.5 cups of baking soda and sea salt in a glass jar. Then add 15–20 drops of your favourite essential oil to the mix. Store in a cool place and add ½ a cup into your bath when you want to treat yourself and your skin.