Essential Oils for Skin

Did you know that your skin is the largest organ in your body?

But how often do we beat up this organ and totally disregard it’s need for nourishment and support.

This organ is truly on the frontlines. Your first defense against pathogens, against potentially harmful light rays and frequencies. It gives you stimuli to help you understand your environment. It offers protection against temperature changes. It really is a cornerstone when we consider overall health needs for your body.

The wonderful thing about using essential oils to support the skin, is that their tiny molecular structure allows them to be readily absorbed by the skin and get to work on many layers in the areas of inflammation, cellular health, skin imperfections, wrinkles, nourishment and more.

So let’s talk about which oils we can go to to best support this powerful, protective organ.

  •  Hormones, skin cleanliness, and even bacteria balance in your gut can have an influence on the state of your skin. Blackheads, pimples, and other various imperfections can point to deeper causes. You can always start by addressing these deeper causes with various natural remedies, but when a topical treatment is needed oils can certainly shine. Cedarwood, Coriander, Clary Sage, Cypress,  Frankincense, Helichrysum, Myrrh, Patchouli, Tea Tree, and Ylang Ylang can be terrific oils to use on an as needed basis.
  • As you age, your skin can loose elasticity and grow thinner. This can result in wrinkles and other imperfections. If you want to nourish your skin and support natural cellular health, while addressing these needs, try some nightly application of essential oils in a nourishing base like coconut oil. Essential oils that are helpful include: Arborvitae, douglas fir, fennel, frankincense, geranium, helichrysum, jasmine, lavender, myrrh, roman chamomile, rose, and sandalwood.
  •  In addition to the two common issues above, itchiness can be another common problem. Whether as a result of a bug bite, a rash, or a mild irritant, mild itchiness can be readily addressed with essential oils. Try a small section, and explore dilution, to insure the oils are not caustic to the area. Some potential oils to use include: Cilantro, Frankincense, Lavender, Patchouli, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Tea Tree, Sandalwood and Vetiver.
  • Lastly, let’s look at the potential damage skin can take. Scratches, minor wounds, mild burns and more. Essential oils can often provide needed support to the natural healing process. I like to mix many of these oils in a fractionated coconut oil base and use them in spray form. Oils I like include: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Lavender, Rose, Tea Tree and Sandalwood.

If you need support exploring ways to use essential oils for your skin, please reach out anytime. Maggie@beingonpurpose.me