Do you have trouble sleeping? Are your hands and arms dry? If you raised your hand to one or both, then this homemade night cream has your name on it. Lavender is one of the best things to help calm and soothe – a great scent for nighttime! I love my essential oils and do not go through the day without using at least a few. …
I love this time of year when the air is crisp and cool and the leaves are falling. Fall is the perfect time to bring out all your essential oils, combine the ones that smell like the Autumn season, and make homemade room spray recipes. Homemade room spray not only deodorizes the room, but you get that smell of leaves, baked goods, and spices even without actually baking anything. Here are some different room sprays recipes for the fall season that use essential oils….
Do you find you have little white flakes no matter what kind of dandruff shampoo you use? If you are not using a shampoo with tea tree oil, chances are those flakes will be stubborn. If your scalp produces too much oil, your skin cells can stick together and give you more of those white flakes. I like to use tea tree oil for dandruff as it relieves the itchiness as well as the flakes. Read about more tea tree uses here!…
Do you get dry rough feet during the winter? I find it hard to care for my feet when I am always trying to cover them up due to the cold! When springtime comes and the shoes come off, it’s time to treat the feet to a nice Peppermint Foot Soak to get the circulation moving and moisturize the skin. I love using essential oils for natural skincare….
When I was a kid and I got a cut, if I cried my grandma would tell me we needed to call the Penny Ambulance. I have no idea what that was or how she thought of it. My grandma was a clever woman. It always got me to stop crying long enough for the bleeding to stop so she could get the bandaid on me. These days my kids want bandaids for every scrape and cut – I find that a tea tree antiseptic ointment works the best to heal these pesky injuries that kids seem to acquire daily. There are so many Tea Tree Uses for healing and skin care it’s amazing. I wouldn’t be surprised if my grandma used it too….
It’s mid-winter up here in New England and my lips do not like it! My skin is perpetually dry and my lips are no exception. But thanks to this Tea Tree Oil Lip Balm they aren’t as dry as they usually are every day. This recipe is so great, too, because you can literally use any container you have to store it in! Check out the other tea tree uses here as well!…
Some essential oils are naturally perfect for treating skin conditions. Tea tree oil for skin is especially beneficial as well as other tea tree uses. Yes, you can actually make your skin look and feel younger, stronger, and healthier with the application of a few very specific essential oils.
Tea Tree Oil for Skin and Other Essential Oils for Skin Conditions
Because the natural oils which are extracted from certain plants work on 2 levels (topical and internal), they guard and repair your skin from a host of problems. They also treat the negative emotions that sometimes attach themselves to sufferers of unsightly skin conditions. Lavender for one is calming, and helps reduce stress and elicit the relaxation response. Tea tree oil for skin helps the moisture balance and gets rid of dead skin cells.
What Essential Oils Lead to Healthy Skin?
A wide variety of essential oils are good for your entire body and your skin as well. However, sometimes you want to treat or combat a very specific skin condition. In that case, employ the following essential oils, which have proven effective for treating these skin problems.
Dry, Dehydrated Skin
Lavender is an absolute must-have for your essential oil and aromatherapy kit. It helps hydrate dry skin and is especially effective in the winter months and cold weather climates in keeping your skin moist and healthy. Geranium is another essential oil, which is excellent for treating dry skin.
Eczema and Dermatitis
If you have itchy, red splotches or areas of skin, you may have dermatitis or eczema. Those terms are widely used to refer to a host of skin conditions, which are itchy, red, and sometimes painful. This condition can be treated effectively with diet alone, and when Thyme and Helichrysum essential oils are also used, this embarrassing condition can disappear quickly. Tea Tree and Patchouli oils are also helpful and they smell really good.
Facial Skin Problems
Your facial skin is more delicate and tender than the skin on most other parts of your body. That’s why you must treat it differently. Try using Sandalwood and Myrrh oils as a topical application for treating skin conditions on your face, as they are not as strong as some other essential oils.
Rashes and Itching
Lavender shows up once again as one of the most versatile essential oils. It effectively treats rashes, even when those rashes are accompanied by itching. Tea Tree oil is also excellent for treating rashes, and Peppermint oil is an effective anti-itching oil as well.
Tea Tree oil and Roman Chamomile essential oils quickly soothe sunburned skin. They can also be used to treat other types of burns. Unsurprisingly, Lavender is effective here as well.
Frankincense, Geranium, and Fennel essential oils have proven to lessen the appearance of wrinkles. Myrrh and Sandalwood are also good choices here, as is the multi-use Lavender.
Essential oils need to be diluted before topical use as they can burn the skin. Use a carrier oil with a formula of 1 drop of essential oil for each 1 ml of carrier oil, such as olive oil, jojoba, grapeseed and others. Do a quick test on a small patch of your skin to check for any adverse reaction. Certain essential oils should not be used by pregnant women, infants, or young children, so do your research.
Sesame Oil has been used for centuries as a bacteria-fighting medicine, and is great for wind and sunburns.
Jojoba Oil is a super hydrating oil that rejuvenates and hydrates the skin and is ideal for all natural skin and health care and one of the best carrier oils for essential oils.
Olive Oil is rich in antioxidants, olive oil is usually is typically the base oil for DIY lotions and creams. A good source of vitamins A and E, it is effective as an anti-aging option and works good for dry skin and eczema.
Grape Seed Oil is an ideal carrier oil for acne prone skin. It is a natural astringent contains linoleic acids, which have anti-inflammatory and healing properties. It helps to control oil and oily skin that clogs pores and causes breakouts.