Skincare Saviours: Our Favourite Essential Oils
Sometimes we all just need a little TLC, don’t we? Whether we feel affected by stress, a change of routine, pollution, or our diet, our skin can be the first to give the game away and show the world. So, it’s no wonder that a bad skin day can leave us feeling a little dull both inside and out.
As the world becomes savvier with skincare, shiny packages and buzzwords are becoming second place to our focus on core ingredients. That’s why so many people are introducing essential oils into their skincare regime; no fuss or frills, just an ingredient that works! After all, they are completely natural and often multi-purpose in both their benefits and their uses.
Disclaimer: it is important to remember that all essential oils need to be diluted with a carrier oil or else their potency can irritate. Coconut oil, olive oil, jojoba oil or even substances such as honey or moisturizing cream can be used and even provide extra benefits.So which essential oils should we be using in our skincare regime? Here are our top picks:
Frankincense: The Skincare All-Rounder
There’s a reason that Frankincense was up there with gold (and mhyrr). Even Cleopatra supposedly used it in her beauty regime. This wonder oil has countless benefits for skin. It has astringent properties, which means that it controls oil levels, firms and improves elasticity, and strengthens your skin. It also promotes the regeneration of new skin cells which can help with the appearance of wrinkles, acne scars and blemishes. You can read more about Frankincense benefits in our dedicated blog here.
Lavender: Soothe Your Skin
Lavender is the ultimate tonic for sensitive or irritated skin. It’s both antifungal and anti-inflammatory, so it helps to calm acne and hormonal breakouts. (We recommend using it in the evening to reap its infamous sleep-aid benefits, too.)
Lavender also works to balance your skin’s moisture barrier and is often used as a natural remedy for eczema or psoriasis. If that wasn’t enough, it’s stuffed with antioxidants which also help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and dark spots.
Rose Geranium: Restorative Skincare
We should really add the nickname, ‘The Balancer’, to our Rose Geranium bottles. It stabilizes our minds, hormones AND skin. Too oily? Too dry? Rose geranium addresses any imbalance of sebum levels and increases circulation in our skin to leave us all with a healthy glow. It’s also full of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties, tackling any signs of ageing or problem skin.
Tea Tree Oil: The OG
Tea Tree Oil is probably the most ‘tried-and-tested’ essential oil for problem skin. You can find it listed as an ingredient in countless skincare and beauty products.
It’s a popular choice for those with acne because of its antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory products. Tea tree’s healing power can also be used to relieve dry patches or eczema by soothing any irritation affecting the skin’s barrier.
Our Essential Oils are 100% Organic Certified Cruelty Free by the leaping Bunny Program with true wellness benefits to help you sleep better, stress less, boost your energy or lift your mood.
KOTANICAL: Little Drops Of Oil, Big Difference.