Essential oils are beautiful wonders of nature. Oils from nuts, flowers, and roots are popular in spas and beauty treatments the world over. How do you know which ones to use on your skin, which ones to eat, and which ones meant just for a beautiful scent? Many essential oils have multiple uses, but when it comes to skincare, these are the top four.
Sweet Almond Oil
Sweet almond oil comes from the edible almonds we are all familiar with. The oil is light on the skin and has tons of properties to help sensitive skin. It is high in Vitamin E, hypoallergenic, and has been shown to reduce inflammation in clinical trials.
This oil is perfect for those with skin sensitive to the harsher chemicals in many skincare products. To get the full benefit of this oil, look for products that list the oil itself as a main ingredient like the Lululun Plus Fresh Red.
Beware of skincare products that describe sweet almond oil “extract” or “essence.” These products will not give you the full benefit of the oil and could harm sensitive skin.
Every beauty regimen needs a good astringent. Geranium oil has incredible astringent properties that fight acne, tightens facial skin, and reduces wrinkles. Who doesn’t need that? Geranium oil should be in everyone’s daily facial routine.
Geranium oil can sometimes be confused with rose geranium oil. Although these two oils are similar, rose geranium oil has a heavier floral scent and doesn’t have quite the same astringent properties as geranium oil.
Grapeseed oil is really the super oil. It is high in vitamins D, C, E, and beta-carotene. It has been shown to reduce wrinkles and even reduce the appearance of scars. Many great skincare products have grapeseed oil in it because it is such a beautiful oil for your skin.
This oil has one other amazing benefit for anyone with oily skin. Adding oil to oily skin may seem a little backward, but grapeseed oil is perfect for oily skin. Grapeseed oil is lightweight and softly pulls dirt and grime from pores, leaving your face perfectly balanced. Try Lululun Plus Lavender to get the benefits of grapeseed oil, and the calming effects of the lavender.
You might be surprised to learn Jojoba oil does not come from some secret plant hidden in the jungles of Asia. Jojoba actually comes from the southwest part of the USA. It is sometimes called wild hazel or “goat nuts,” and American Indians used it long before essential oils became popular in our modern culture.
This oil is a great moisturizer, perfect for dry winter skin. It also has some antibacterial properties making it great to fight acne and healing small cuts without scarring.
The world of essential oils is vast and hard to navigate. Sometimes it seems like every week there is a new best oil for your skin. These four oils have stood the test of time and have been clinically proven to work wonders. Look for these oils in your skincare products to have a spa-like experience and beautiful skin.