There are many wonderful essential oils for dry skin that work to hydrate and soothe naturally. However, these eleven are some of the best choices to help combat dry skin:
4. Cedarwood. Often used to improve dry or flaky scalp. Cedarwood improves skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. Promotes hair growth, helps treat acne. It is astringent. Therefore, it helps close pores and tightens skin. Cedarwood can also be used to reduce inflammation around irritations and to clear blemishes.
6. Ylang ylang. Is anti-inflammatory, promotes healing and soothes pain. Ylang Ylang is also antiseptic and prevents wounds from being infected
dry skin; It tightens skin and slows down the effects of aging.
8. Patchouli. Can alleviate skin issues, and it’s considered one of best home remedies for acne, as well as for eczema, inflammation, and cracked, chapped or irritated skin. It has cell-rejuvenating properties; it has the power to lessen the look of scars or marks.
maintains healthy skin. Myrrh oil also promotes faster healing of skin wounds.
11. Sandalwood. Sandalwood is rich in antioxidants and helps prevent wrinkles. It has also been used to whiten skin, cure acne, tone skin, and to reduce the appearance of scars.
Never use an essential oil directly on your skin, nearly all essential oils must be diluted with a carrier oil, moisturizer or lotion before application. Like in this is a wonderful and easy body oil recipe that you can make at home:
SOOTHING BODY OIL FOR DRY SKIN - RECIPE
Pour all ingredients into a dark glass bottle with a nozzle. Store in a dark, cool cupboard. Shake before use. Apply liberally to the skin. Although you can use your oil right away, it's best to let your oil sit for a couple of weeks before you use it. This allows the essential oils scents to combine and fuse. Otherwise, the scent will be less fragrant, and the oils will not have had as much time to blend into one scent.
small area first, for example on the inside of your elbow and wait 24 hours.
Until next week,
Dr. Toni is a Best-selling author, Holistic Health Practitioner (HHP) & Registered Herbalist in San Diego, California. She holds a PhD in psychology, and a Clinical Herbalist Certificate, an HHP certificate and is a Certified Trainer in the Success Principles. In private practice as a HHP she has been influenced by a variety of clinical modalities and orientations, and by the diverse life experiences of her clients. Toni’s approach to healing is holistic & transpersonal. In her work, she integrates the principles of Eastern and Western nutrition, herbololgy, energy medicine, Buddhist mindfulness and personal counseling to assist others in working through their physical or emotional blocks to attain optimal health.