9 Best Essential Oils for health and Skin Care (Studies Based)

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Everyone wants to have healthy and beautiful skin. There are so many ways to make your skin look beautiful but in this article, I will tell you about some of the natural ways.

Have you ever heard about essential oils?

I am sure you do and in this article, I am going to list some of the best essential oils for skincare that will help you achieve the desired results.

Precaution!

Before using any of the mentioned essential oils do a small patch test to check if you are allergic or not. If after 15-30 minutes nothing happens you are good to go.

Top Essential Oils for health and Skin Care (Safe to Use)

Now I am going to list these essential oils one by one and also tell you how to use them.

1. Rosemary Essential Oil

Another wonder of nature with amazing properties. Like all the above-mentioned essential oils it also has amazing anti-inflammatory properties.

This essential oil is not only good for your skin but also your hair and scalp.

According to different researches conducted, it has been found that this essential oil can not only help in getting rid of dandruff but also helps to some extent in stimulating hair growth.

It is one of those few essential oils that are considered safe to use alone but if your skin (especially scalp) is too sensitive then it would be a better idea to use it with any carrier oil like coconut oil.

2. Peppermint Essential Oil

If your skin has rashes with pain, then be thankful for the peppermint essential oil. It has a cooling effect which helps in reducing pain.

Once again I must say, as you are suffering from rashes so your skin might be too sensitive. That’s why it will be a good idea not to use it alone, instead mix it with any carrier oil.

This essential oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties which make it one of the best essential oil for skin care.

3. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

I know this is not of the most known essential oils but has many benefits for the skin.

According to a study conducted, it has been found that this essential oil is used in aromatherapy and is very beneficial in treating high blood pressure, anxiety, and depression.

I am sure now you have understood the health benefits of this essential oil. The above-mentioned are a few of the countless benefits of this essential oil.

If you want to use this essential oil just for skincare, then let me tell you that this amazing essential oil does not help in moisturizing the skin but also inhibits skin pigmentation.

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Essential oils do contain many aromatic compounds which are actually derived from plants. These oils are numerous in number,

however certain oils are indeed highly helpful to human life and this article vividly speaks a lot about those oils on the whole.

4. Eucalyptus Oil:

This is one of the most conventional and the best-known essential oil to all people. This is obtained from the eucalyptus leaves and has some exceptional medicinal value.

This oil is actually native to Australia where initially it was used as a sort of fuel as the locals weren’t aware of its medicinal uses.

The scientists, later on, had found that eucalyptus leaves have some brainstorming curing abilities and it was then the tree was brought to the rest of the parts of the world.

An important chemical compound in the oil called ‘cineole’ is actually the reason behind all the health benefits which has high medicinal advantages where it even offers a considerable amount of resistance in safeguarding the white blood cells.

This develops strong immunity levels to the body which is a good sign of sound health.

4. Frankincense Oil:

Frankincense is yet another essential oil useful to mankind that is derived from Boswellia genus trees, particularly Boswellia sacra and Boswellia carteri.

These plants are most commonly grown in Somalia and a dry habitat is a favorable one for its sustainability.

The medicinal properties of this oil are indeed discovered years ago and it even has a high prominence in the history of Christianity and this is because it was known to be the first-ever gifts gifted by the wise men to Lord Jesus.

The word ‘Frankincense’ is originally derived from a French word that means quality incense. This oil is either used by inhaling the aroma or by directly applying it to the skin. However, a notable fact is that it mustn’t be inhaled in large quantities as it can be toxic at times.

Apart from the listed out benefits, there are even a few other advantages upon the usage of this oil as it’s potentially known to fight cancer and boost immunity levels. Myrrh, a resin that is obtained by Frankincense is known to be one of the most widely used essential oils in the world.

5. Lavender Oil:

This essential oil is known to be one of the most used essential oil in the world where it has been serving many medicinal and religious purposes for over two millenniums.

The application of this very oil initially varied from place to place.

The Egyptians actually used this oil for perfume making as it generates a mesmerizing aroma. However, the Romans did found another benefit of this oil where it is heavily used for bathing and cooking purposes.

Also, it is believed that the oil is used as a perfume of Mother Mary which further rose the impact of this oil in the market.

For those who have dry skin, this is the oil that you are looking for. It will moisturize your skin without making it greasy.

Massaging this oil also improves blood circulation and if you have a problem with cold hands and feet then this essential oil can be beneficial.

To reap the benefits of this essential oil, apply it daily 1-2 times a day and within a few days, you will start seeing the benefits.

6. Tea Tree Oil:

Tea tree oil is popularly known by the name melaleuca that is prominent for its high antiseptic properties. This is originally prepared from an Australian tree Melaleuca alternifolia and has been serving many medicinal purposes for the last hundred years.

However, it mustn’t be confused with the tea plant used for making tea as both the species are entirely different.

Most of the young people who have oily skin claim acne problems. For those, this oil can do wonders. It helps fight bacteria, inflammation, and other problems that are the main causes of acne.

To get the desired results, apply this essential oil on acne spots 2-3 times a day using a cotton swab. Apply it daily to see the desired results within a week.

7. Clove Oil:

Cloves are originally one of the most common spices used for cooking purposes and unlike many other spices, these are known to grow throughout the year and are native to the Maluku Islands in Indonesia.

After getting to dry the cloves, essential oil is prepared which has far more medicinal properties and health benefits than expected.

8. Cannabis Flower Essential Oil:

This is also known as the hemp essential oil that is originally obtained by the distillation of flowers and leaves of the hemp plant.

However, one must note that this oil is quite different from hemp seed oil, hemp oil, etc.

This oil is actually a mix of a mixture of monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and other terpenoid compounds and is mainly used for preparing some appetizing perfumes and sprays.

9. Lemon Essential Oil:

One must definitely be familiar with this oil that is originally prepared from the lemon. Lemon is known to have many medicinal properties and the oil prepared from it plays a major role in handling many of the health benefits on the whole.

Ayurvedic medicine has also some wide applications using lemon oil.

Conclusion!

So, the moral of the story is that all the above-mentioned essential oils for skincare are safe to use for most of the population.

However, it is highly recommended to consult the doctor before using them if you have any skin conditions.

It is also worth mentioning that infants and pregnant women should not use them.

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