How do you manage different skin irritations, rashes, and blemishes? I do not, by any means have an overly involved skin care/makeup routine. I never have and most likely never will… it’s just not me. However since I have been using essential oils, I have realized more and more ways in which essential oils can be used to deal with skin care.
Although I do not exactly have ‘problem’ skin, there are still so many ways that I use essential oils for skin care! There are tons of ways that essential oils can be used on skin, here are some specific skin issues that I manage using essential oils.
5 Essential Oils for Skin Care (that I use):
How I use them:
Lavender works wonders for bug bites, specifically mosquito bites! Apply lavender directly to the bite to help reduce that awful itchy feeling and to reduce redness. I have also used lavender to help with the itchy feeling for spider bites. While I haven’t personally tried it, basil essential oil is also recommended for spider bites. Make sure you keep yourself safe this summer, check out essential oils for camping!
Lavender is going to help soothe the immediate pain associated with burning your finger. After you can apply Frankincense to help reduce the chances of scarring and to speed up the recovery time.
Scrapes & Cuts:
Melaleuca is great for disinfecting and helping to ‘clean’ the scrape/cut. After you have cleaned the cut, use lavender to help reduce redness and to soothe your discomfort.
Rash/Dry Skin Patches:
Again this is where you want to rely on the amazing Lavender and Melaleuca combo. Combine equal amounts of Lavender and Melaleuca and add some fractionated coconut oil to help cover a large area of skin. Using a roller bottle is a great way to apply this mixture to the affected areas.
Pimples… zits… there is just no pretty way to say it. We all hate when we experience this, especially when they pop up out of nowhere! I apply lemon to these unsightly monsters to help dry them out and make them shrink. Important: lemon is a photosensitive oil, this means that if it is directly exposed to sunlight, it could actually burn your skin. Make sure you avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying the oil. To prevent this, I put on lemon directly on my zits before bed. Here are some other awesome ways to use lemon essential oil this summer!
I don’t know about you but sometimes I will just have random red marks/patches on my face. They aren’t dry… just… red. I put a dab of Frankincense on these spots and it seems to help!
I have heard that Frankincense works very well to help reduce the appearance of scars. About 7 years ago I had a mole removed from my face and now have a small white-ish patch from the ‘new skin’. I am excited to try Frankincense on it soon to see if it reduces the colouring… stay tuned!
Do you often feel hot? Combine 2 oz of water with 8-10 drops of peppermint. Spritz this on your skin and enjoy the refreshing and cooling sensation. Note: do not do this before bed, peppermint helps with energy and you may end up being awake all night. Check out these other great summer uses for peppermint!
How do you use essential oils for your skin? Have you tried other oils that aren’t listed here?