Who doesn’t want younger looking skin? Every woman I know does! And for me essential oils are the way to go. Essential oils have been used since before Egyptian times to provide medicine and sacred fragrance and perfumers. Aromatic herbs, spices and resins used to be so costly that only royalty could afford them, these days essential oils are easily obtainable by anyone – with a few high-cost exceptions such as Jasmine or Rose Otto. Essential oils can easily be blended at home into a carrier oil such as virgin coconut oil and applied to the face and body for a specific outcome, you can even just use one oil if you don’t yet have the confidence to make a blend of 3-5 oils.
Those of you not inclined to blend your own oil have options. Most of the women I know stock up on a blend called Immortelle. It has an amazing blend of the best (in my opinion) oils available! Here’s why they are so great for anti-aging & skin care.
• 6 Anti- Aging Essential Oils
Frankincense has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties. Its anti-infectious property also helps protect the skin from harmful microbes. Frankincense is also soothing to the skin and nerves.
Sandalwood has been found in several studies to protect skin from the harmful effects of UV-b radiation. It may also be useful in skin regeneration, and in stopping skin infections.
Lavender has been studied for its ability to reduce inflammation and allergic reactions in the skin. It has also been used to help the skin recover from burns, blisters, infections, and other injuries, as well as to help reduce conditions related to dry skin.
Myrrh is known to be soothing to the skin, and is often used to relieve chapped or cracked skin. It has been studied for its anti-inflammatory properties, and is also used to fight many bacterial, fungal, and viral infections of the skin.
Helichrysum is used to help relieve skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. It has antioxidant properties, and is often used for tissue regeneration, pain relief, and healing. It has also been used as a natural sun screen.
Rose is often used to help stop the breakdown of collagen in the skin that can lead to a loss of elasticity and wrinkles. It has also been used to help prevent scarring, and to help the body overcome various skin diseases and infections.
As you can see these oils may help reduce wrinkles, age spots, inflammation, and protect against UV damage. I’ve heard several women say that when they’ve gone back into have their eyes checked that they have to get a new prescription because their eyesight got better!