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8 Ways to Use Essential Oils in Your Skincare Routine

The popularity of essential oils has been on the rise in recent years. A big reason for this is that people are discovering the many benefits of using essential oils for skincare. From reducing wrinkles to treating acne, these oils can do a lot to improve the appearance and health of your skin.

Before we get into the different ways in which you can use essential oils in your skincare, though, there are a few things to keep in mind:

Choose the right oil for your skin type

First things first: Not all essential oils are created equal, and some are better suited for certain skin types than others. For example, if you have oily skin, you might want to try using a light oil like lavender or lemon. On the other hand, if you have dry skin, you might want to use a heavier oil like geranium or pink grapefruit.

Dilute your oil

You should always dilute your essential oil before applying it to your skin. This will help avoid any irritation or skin sensitivity. Try adding a few drops of essential oil to a carrier oil like jojoba or sweet almond, and then apply it to your skin. Undiluted or strong essential oils can cause skin issues, so be sure to understand and follow the dos and don’ts of using them.

If you’re new to using essential oils for skincare, or if you’re looking to get the most out of your current routine, here are some tips to get started.

1. Mix with a facial serum

One of the best ways to use essential oils for skincare is in a facial serum. Simply add a few drops of your chosen oil (or oils) to a base such as an aloe vera gel. Apply the serum to your face after cleansing and before applying moisturizer for a lightweight, non-greasy feel.

2. Use as a spot treatment

If you’re dealing with a blemish or acne, you can use essential oils as a spot treatment. Simply apply a drop or two of diluted oil directly to the affected area. Some great oils to try for this purpose include tea tree, lavender, and rosemary. 

3. Make a face mask

Face masks are a great way to give your skin a boost of hydration and nourishment. You can make your own mask by adding a few drops of essential oil to a base such as raw honey or clay. Apply the mask to your face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off.

4. Blend with your favorite cleanser

If you want to give your cleanser a little extra power, try adding a few drops of essential oils to it. This will help cleanse your skin more deeply and leave it feeling refreshed and invigorated.

At Clean Rebellion, we love essential oils so much that every bottle of our pure Castile soap is made with essential oils to cleanse and nourish your skin – without the questionable ingredients or artificial fragrances.

5. Add to your bath

For an extra special bath, add a few drops of your favorite diluted essential oil to the water. This is a great way to get the benefits of the oil while also enjoying the relaxing effects of a warm bath.

6. Make a body scrub

If you’re looking for a way to naturally exfoliate your skin, try making your own body scrub with essential oils. Simply add a few drops of oil to a base, such as sugar or salt, and use it to gently rub your skin in the shower.

7. Use with a massage oil

Essential oils make great massage oils because they can help relax both your body and mind. Simply add a few drops of essential oil to a carrier oil such as olive or argan, and use it for your next massage.

8. Diffuse

If you’re looking for a way to enjoy the benefits of essential oils without applying them directly to your skin, try diffusing them. This is a great way to enjoy the scent of the oil while also getting the benefits of the aromatic compounds.

Bottom line

As you can see, there are many ways to use essential oils for skincare. These are just a few of the most popular and effective ways to get you started. Feel free to experiment with different oils and methods until you find what works best for you and your skin type.

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