6 Essential Oils Your Skin Loves

55 October 10, 2016 - At Home, DIY, Essential Oils, How to Use Essential Oils, Personal Care, Skin care, Young Living Personal Care

For centuries many cultures have looked to essential oils to enhance their daily lives, perform religious rites, support wellness, and wear as perfumes. Not only are essential oils extremely versatile but many also contain naturally occurring constituents that are practically made for one particular usage: beautifying the skin.

Unlike skin care products that rely on harsh and synthetic ingredients, essential oils use their natural properties to brighten, smooth, and moisturize the appearance of skin in a way that leaves you feeling perfectly pampered.

The best part? You can easily add essential oil goodness to your regimen with our Essential Oils for Skin Care Set. This holiday exclusive includes Lavender, Tea Tree, and Frankincense essential oils, so it’s a great way to get started with skin care oils or share them with a friend! Here are our ideas for using these and other skincare favorites to get your glow on!

Lavender Essential Oil - Young Living1. Lavender

Lavender essential oil is the perfect place to start and a must-have in every home. This popular essential oil soothes and nourishes all skin types and is easy to incorporate into your skin care regimen every day.

  • Add a drop to your hand, mix with facial moisturizer, and treat your skin to a mini facial massage.
  • Make a basic homemade body scrub by combining coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil. Start with 3–4 drops and gradually add more as desired.
  • Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops Lavender and adding to a hot bath.

 

Frankincense Essential Oil - Young Living2. Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil has been sought after since ancient times for its many benefits, including its rejuvenating and beautifying properties. Great for all skin types—but especially beneficial for mature complexions—this luxurious oil helps moisturize and smooth the skin.

  • Boost your skin’s radiance by massaging a drop of Frankincense into facial skin after cleansing, followed by applying your regular moisturizers.
  • Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.
  • Massage into the skin on hands and feet after a long day to restore skin’s texture.

 

Cedarwood - Young Living Essential Oil3. Cedarwood

Great for smoothing and nourishing all skin types, Cedarwood essential oil is a very versatile oil with a rich, woodsy aroma. Because this oil also benefits hair, it’s a great choice for nourishing skin on the scalp.

  • Smooth skin on the face or body by adding a few drops Cedarwood to your favorite lotions.
  • Add 3–4 drops to a bowl of hot water. Cover your head and the bowl with a towel and breathe deeply and slowly for several minutes to open pores and enjoy the calming aroma. Follow up with a facial massage that includes 1 drop of Cedarwood oil.
  • Mix 5–6 drops of Cedarwood with a small amount of coconut or argan oil. Massage into your scalp 30–60 minutes before showering, then wash and rinse hair as normal.

 

Tea Tree Essential Oil - Young Living4. Tea Tree

Traditionally used in skin care products for its cleansing properties, Tea Tree essential oil is great for all skin types but is especially suited for use on oily skin.

  • Use as a spot treatment by placing a drop on the end of a cotton swab and dabbing lightly onto targeted areas of the face.
  • Add 1–2 drops to your daily application of shampoo to nourish your scalp. Lather shampoo into hair and scalp, let sit a few minutes while enjoying its cool, tingly sensation, and then rinse.

 

Geranium Essential Oil - Young Living5. Geranium

Geranium essential oil is a popular choice to help smooth and tone skin. This essential oil is great for all skin types, but it’s especially beneficial for skin that’s either oily or dry.

  • Add a few drops of this essential oil to a DIY face mask or use it during a stress-reducing facial massage.
  • Add 4–5 drops to a water bottle with 2 ounces of water. Spritz lightly over skin for a refreshing, revitalizing effect.

 

Young Living - Ylang Ylang Essential Oil6. Ylang Ylang

Known for its sweet floral fragrance, Ylang Ylang essential oil also helps moisturize and revitalize skin. This uplifting essential oil is great for all skin types, but it especially benefits dry or mature complexions.

  • Add several drops into a carrier oil, such as V-6™ Enhanced Vegetable Oil Complex, and incorporate into a relaxing massage at the end of the day.
  • Add 2–3 drops to your bathwater.
  • Add a few drops to your face cream or body lotion and rub directly into skin.

 

What essential oil skin care tips are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments below!

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27 Comments

  • Teoh December 22, 2016 - 3:57 am Reply

    I use myrrh,frankincense & lavender .

  • Deb November 17, 2016 - 10:13 am Reply

    I have been using Frankincense in the evening with my moisturizer and Cedarwood in the morning with my moisturizer. I can’t wait to try the other oils!

  • Cindy C Creel November 5, 2016 - 3:24 pm Reply

    frankincense is my favorite

  • SJ November 3, 2016 - 9:46 pm Reply

    Coconut oil, tea tree and frankincense is my favorite face combo day and night.

  • Dona Strong October 27, 2016 - 8:05 pm Reply

    I use Ylang Ylang with my face moisturizer / SPF cream.

  • Stephanie Hammel October 27, 2016 - 6:06 pm Reply

    I use frankincense and lavender daily, and a spritz of lavender (in a spray bottle with distilled water/witch hazel) during the day.

  • Ann Saucier October 27, 2016 - 3:47 pm Reply

    I add 1 drop Frankincense oil to a wet cotton ball with my regular toner. It lifts more dirt off my skin and makes it feel softer. I also apply tea tree oil directly on a blemish until they clear up.

  • Sarah Bowers October 25, 2016 - 7:01 pm Reply

    I add two drops of lavender and two drops of the V6 oil and massage onto my face. I wet a washcloth with warm water and place it on my face for 15-20 seconds before wiping off. I also have used frankincense and Manuka oil on my face.

    • Rose November 1, 2016 - 4:46 am Reply

      I use 7 drop of frankincense, 7 lavender, 3 thieves, 3 purification and the rest of 2oz dropper glass bottle with carrier oil. I apply it twice a day, even under make up. Just give it a few minutes to absorb.

  • Freddi Pyrek October 25, 2016 - 6:18 pm Reply

    Myrrh is my favorite skin supporter. I am 73 years of age and I love how it feels and how it smells. 1 drop goes a long way. And, of course, I love all the other oils you mentioned too! Thank you

  • Kim Moore October 24, 2016 - 10:13 am Reply

    I absolutely love Geranium! I put it in my Argan Face Oil and use it nightly!! Has helped a ton… and smells great!

  • Robin G October 22, 2016 - 8:08 pm Reply

    I make an amazing face serum with frankincense, geranium, lavender, Melrose, Manuka and rose hip oil. I use it on my face & neck after a shower then use YL Sandalwood Moisturizer after. I’m 48, and get lots of compliments on my skin! 😁

    • Danette November 7, 2016 - 8:13 am Reply

      I would love your recipe. How many drops of each and how much rose hip oil did you use?

      • Pat January 21, 2017 - 4:26 pm Reply

        Would love your recipe if you don’t mind sharing…Thank you

    • Karen Ingeman March 4, 2017 - 6:58 am Reply

      I, too, would love your recipe. I have mature skin as I’m 64 years. old.
      Thanks for sharing!!

  • Dawne October 22, 2016 - 2:48 pm Reply

    I use Frankincense oil, Lavender, oil, and Geranium oil in a DIY skin serum with Rose Hip Seed oil and Geranium oil, Ylang Ylang oil, and Lavender oil in a roll on. 😍 Love them all.

    • Carol Smith November 16, 2016 - 8:34 am Reply

      yes, please share!!!

  • Jamie Gildehaus October 22, 2016 - 1:40 pm Reply

    I put tea tree oil on my face everyday!

  • Trish Buehler October 22, 2016 - 1:28 pm Reply

    Definitely going to use Frankincense oil on my face now, esp. Since colder weather is on the way!

  • Carolyn Shepperd October 22, 2016 - 12:17 pm Reply

    Haven’t tried ylang ylang in my beauty regimen….yet!. But I am now.

  • Donna October 15, 2016 - 10:42 am Reply

    I add Frankincense in my moisturizer daily, it does help a lot

  • Izetta Grossman October 14, 2016 - 9:41 am Reply

    I use all of these together in my soap and lotion bars. Love.

  • Patricia Justice October 13, 2016 - 6:24 pm Reply

    Going to add frankincense to my face cream

  • Amie Howell October 13, 2016 - 5:48 pm Reply

    I use Frankincense daily with the Sandalwood Moisturizing Cream & I love the way it makes my face feel! I am excited to try the Cedarwood as part of my new nightly ritual.

  • Jennifer Duval October 13, 2016 - 5:19 am Reply

    The Geranium, haven’t used this one before and sounds like something my skin and myself really would love

  • Becky Hopper October 12, 2016 - 8:45 pm Reply

    I am going to use Frankincense in my body lotio tonight after my shower.

  • Syahida Baharuddin October 11, 2016 - 6:32 am Reply

    I would to try geranium add with water and bath time with ylang ylang..

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