We are all surrounded by messages claiming to hold the formula to achieving conventional beauty. Part your hair this way; wing your eyeliner…the list goes on. In the end of it all, we are the only ones in control of defining what beauty means to us.
I have found my idea of beauty is most strongly linked to a wholesome feeling of health and happiness. I love finding new ways to better take care of myself, and incorporating essential oils into my beauty routine falls into that category.
They are 100% natural, wonderful smelling, and incredibly effective when used properly. Take a look at these simple ways you can incorporate essential oils into your beauty regime. You won’t be disappointed!
Add Lavender Essential Oil to Your Mascara
Lavender essential oil has always been known for it’s calming properties, but did you know it also soothes skin irritation? I love adding a drop or two into my mascara because it keeps my eyes from getting red if I rub them because of allergens.
Geranium Essential Oil for Oily Skin
I know, that sounds extremely bizarre. Reduce oil with oil? What? But in fact, as someone who has always had more oily skin than some of my contemporaries, it works! Geranium essential oil actually regulates oil production and helps reduce acne. It tightens and keeps skin elastic as well, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So oily skin or not, this is one you want on your front line!
Rose Essential Oil for Dry Skin
For those of you with dry skin tendencies try using rose essential oil. It contains antimicrobial properties and promotes healing. An interesting use of rose oil is to inhale it by rubbing a couple drops together on your palms and breathing in when cupping your hands around your mouth and nose. Doing this inhibits water loss in the skin as well as lowers the concentration of the stress hormone cortisol in your body. And of course, stress, however unfortunately, has a huge impact on our skin.
Tea Tree Oil for Acne Prone Skin
Tea tree oil is known for it’s antibacterial properties, which of course fends off those pesky acne causing bacterium. Tea tree oil also regulates oil production, which aids in preventing acne as well, what’s not to love?
Instead of finding your next beauty product in the dizzying aisles of the drug store, try essential oils instead!
By Abby Cole
Abby is the Blog Editor for Larkspur Wellness and is a freelance writer living and working in Bend, OR.