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Essential Oils that are Good for your Skin

skin benefits of essential oil

We here at Sealuxe loves essential oils that are good for your skin. We have written about how oils have been used for centuries by different cultures and we love infusing some of our products with them for those wonderful scents.

They often have emotional uses as well as physical ones which we find so interesting!

Here are some of our favourites:

Orange oil

Emotional use: Happy, courageous. Physical use: Stress-easing, constipation, antidepressant.

Lemon oil

Emotional use: Uplifting, clarifying. Physical use: Stimulates brain function, immune support, stimulates weight loss.

Grapefruit oil

Emotional use: Creativity, positivity. Physical use: Insomnia, nervous tension, stretch marks, eczema, skin rejuvenator

Bergamot oil

Emotional use: Balancing, uplifting. Physical use: Antiseptic, cold sores, urinary tract infections, acne.

Rose oil

Emotional use: Euphoric, wellbeing. Physical use: Menstrual pain, menopause, stress, tension.

Sandalwood oil

Emotional use: Connection, insight. Physical use: Chronic bronchitis, all skin conditions, shaving rashes.

Ylang ylang oil

Emotional use: Pacifies, sensuous. Physical use: Calms heart rate, aphrodisiac.

Wild thyme oil

Emotional use: Decisiveness, focus. Physical use: Diuretic, nightmares, cold/flu symptoms.

Peppermint oil

Emotional use: Stimulating, mental clarity. Physical use: irritable bowel syndrome, nausea, the common cold, headaches.

Rosemary oil

Emotional use: Study aid, fatigue. Physical use: Supports liver and gallbladder, indigestion.

Lemongrass oil

Emotional use: Promotes sleep, uplifts mood. Physical use: Helps prevent tooth decay, anti-inflammatory, healthy digestion, diuretic, cholesterol.

lemon and lavender

Lavender oil

Emotional use: Calming, comforting. Physical use: Stomach and liver tonic, detoxification, antibacterial.

Cedarwood oil

Emotional use: Confidence, focus. Physical use: Dandruff, astringent, skin eruptions, oily hair.

Cypress oil

Emotional use: Patience, control. Physical use: Asthma, bronchitis, varicose veins, menopause, emphysema.

These are just some of our favourite essentential oils. Remember, they are no substitute for medical care in certain cases. Check with your doctor if you have any concerns.

There are many ways to use oils even if you don’t have a diffuser. You can:

  • Place 1-3 drops in your hands and inhale deeply for one minute.

  • Add at least 20 drops to a 100ml spray bottle.

  • Add 6-8 drops to ½ cup of sea salts for an aromatic and healing bath.

  • Add 1 drop of oil to a capful of shampoo or conditioning treatments.

As we like to sign off for our smoothie recipes, blend and enjoy!