Essential oils diy : 5 common skin problems to treat with Natural Essential oils and how they work

Essential oils diy : 5 common skin problems to treat with Natural Essential oils and how they work
Essential oils
Essential oils are oil extracts from plants and trees, they have been widely used in the beauty, aromatherapy, healing industry for ages and their continuous use is becoming widespread now more than ever, this is because the efficacy of the essential oils have been proven by many who can testify to their long term benefits and success.  Many skin problems such as acne, oily skin,cellulite, scars, aging skin can be effectively treated with essential oils. The major oils used are outlined below:

1. Acne: 
 Juniper, Lavender,tea tree, Eucalyptus, Camphor, Peppermint, thyme, Patchouli, mint, myrrh, bergamot.

How it works 
Facial steam baths to Improve hydration of skin
Repair damaged skin
Control acne and blemishes
Has antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties.




2. Aging skin: 
 Bergamot, Chamomile, Fennel, Geranium, Lavender, Sandalwood, Patchouli, Teatree.

How it works:
Reduce skin eruptions that may increase with hormonal changes during menopause.
Fades age spots.
Reduce the appearance of wrinkles and spider veins
Firm and enlivens sagging skin.
Revive lusterless skin

3. Scars and scabs:
Vitamin E oil, rosemary, Angelica

How it works
Ease discoloration,
Breaks down scar tissue
Minimize scar appearance


4. Cellulite:
Cypress, Grapefruit, lavender, lime, lemon, orange, rosemary
How it works

Massage or body baths to stimulate circulation
Reduce cellulite appearance.

5. Abnormal skin

Dry skin: Sandalwood, Bergamot, Palmarosa
Oily skin: Rosewater, lavender, Rose Mary, juniper
Sensitive skin: Chamomile, lavender

How it works
Toning ,astringent oils and masks to maintain skin ph.


In Nigeria, to get essential oils, you can either buy online or ask from trusted suppliers , most often due to their cost and the oils not too readily available, dupes tend to mix the essential oils  with other fake oil.

Note: Essential oil must be used with caution, diluted with carrier oils as the concentrated form is harsh and can have serious effect on skin.

Essential oils can also be used to increase sexuality, improve beauty and hasten  healing.


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