Using essential oils is a great way to use natural remedies for your beauty and health. You don’t need to have a big collection of them, but only the basic ones that are useful to you.
So, these are 4 basic essential oils that you should have at home.
Good for normal, oily and sensitive skins.
It is good not only for oily skin and scalps, but also for cuts, bruises, burns, and insect bites. It’s anti-bacterial and it helps the skin to self-repair. Besides, it has a very calming aroma and this is why it is often used for relaxation.
Good for normal, oily and mature skin, but avoid if you have sensitive skin.
It whitens and purifies the skin. Good for acne prone skin, with dark spots and wrinkles. Don’t use it before Sun exposure and use it only at night.
Good for oily skins and any other kind of skin to prevent pimples and lighten dark spots.
It is antibacterial and anti-fungal, so it’s good for any skin problem like acne, herpes labialis, dandruff, insects bites, and for cuts and burns.
It has anti-inflammatory, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, and antibacterial properties. It is excellent for cold and related problems like coughing, runny nose, and sore throat, for asthma, bronchitis, and sinusitis. Just add a few drops in a basin of very hot water, cover your head with a towel over the basin and inhale. It will not only help you get well, but your face will have a beauty steam too 😉
How to use them?
You should always use them diluted in a carrier as they are very strong and concentrated. You can also mix different essential oils to use different properties.
A carrier can be an oil but also water and water based products like aloe vera gel creams or detergents. If you want to add them to water, always shake the container before use, and if you want to add them to a gel or cream, just add a drop at the moment you apply it as oil and water don’t mix together.
Formula for the body skin: carrier 100 ml + maximum 50-60 drops of essential oils (2-2.5%)
Formula for face care: carrier 100 ml+ max 20-30 drops of essential oil/oils (0.5-1%). For a face mask, 3-4 drops per mask.
How to store them?
Keep the bottles away from Sun, heat exposures and from kids.
You can create a very personalized and effective product for your beauty just by using one oil, some aloe vera gel, and one essential oil.
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