5 best Essential Oils for skin care DIYs

Synthetic fragrance Vs Natural fragrance:

Synthetic fragrance – They are synthetic compounds derived from petroleum and natural gas, known as petrochemicals. On average, 80% of fragrance formulations are comprised of these synthetic chemicals. Cosmetic industry can put any chemical into a product’s “fragrance” without showing it on the ingredients list, most of which are linked to serious health problems such as cancer, reproductive and developmental toxicity, allergies and sensitivities, dermatitis & respiratory distress. Read this n this to find out more…

Natural fragrance – Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor, or “essence” of their source. They are derived from botanical ingredients that are harvested from the earth such as: flowers, fruits, sap, seeds or skin of the plant, as well as the bark, leaves, roots, resins or wood of certain trees. They have tremendous healing properties…

Essential Oils contain very concentrated properties of the herb or plant they are derived from. And for this reason they are to be used in a diluted form to reap their benefits. Do read How to use & Word of caution specified at the end of the blog as it’s very important to know before using it in ur DIYs!

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Geranium E.O.

Obtained from: It is extracted through steam distillation of stems and leaves of the Geranium plant ( Pelargonium Odorantissimum ).

Benefits for the skin:

  • Astringent: It prevents skin from sagging. It can reduce the presence of wrinkles by tightening the facial skin, thereby delaying some of the effects of premature aging.
  • Antibacterial & Antimicrobial: The strong properties of geranium essential oil prevent bacteria or microbes from developing on wounds and keeps you safe from developing infections.
  • It speeds up the healing process of wounds, cuts and surgical incisions.
  • It helps the scars and after marks of fat-cracks, surgeries, boils, acne or pox and other spots on the skin to fade and vanish. It facilitates blood circulation just below the surface of skin and also helps promote a uniform distribution of melanin.
  • It’s aroma helps relieve stress and depression!

Buy 100% pure and organic essential oil like this.

Rose  E.O.

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Obtained from: It is extracted by steam distillation of fresh original red roses ( Damascus Rose ). It takes 60 roses to create a single drop of Rose Otto oil.

Benefits for the skin:

  • Antiseptic: This is the most fragrant and luxurious way to treat wounds;  helps to protect them from becoming septic and developing infections.
  • Cicatrisant: It makes the scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade quickly. This includes the fading of stretch marks, surgery scars, and fat cracks associated with pregnancy and delivery. Much of this is due to the antioxidant activity of rose essential oil, which spurs on the healing processes of the skin.
  • It is one of the best oils to give you shining, fresh and youthful skin.
  • Its aroma is exquisite, feminine, powerful, seductive, keeps you charged and feeling happy 😊!

Buy 100% pure and organic essential oil like this.

Yalng-Yalng E.O.

Obtained from: It is extracted by steam distillation of fresh flowers of the ylang-ylang tree ( Cananga Odorata ).

Benefits for the skin:

  • Helps maintain skin moisture as it helps to regulate the production of sebum (an oily substance secreted by the sebaceous glands, to protect skin from drying out).
  • Helps clear and heal acne.
  • Has antimicrobial properties that can help reduce skin irritation and redness.
  • It’s very pleasing and delicate fragrance fights depression and relaxes body – driving away anxiety, sadness, and chronic stress.

Buy 100% pure and organic essential oil like this.

Lavender E.O.

Obtained from: It is extracted from flowers of the lavender plant (Lavandula officinalis), primarily through steam distillation.

Benefits for the skin:

  • It exhibits anti-inflammatory qualities that will reduce the irritation and the pain associated with bug bites.
  • lavender essential oil is one of the most beneficial oils in the treatment of acne – it inhibits the bacteria that cause the initial infection, helps to regulate some of the over-excretion of sebum by hormonal manipulation, and can reduce the signs of scarring after the acne has begun to heal.
  • It has antiseptic and antifungal properties. It is used to treat various skin disorders such as acne, wrinkles, psoriasis, and other inflammatory conditions.
  • It is commonly used to speed up the healing process of wounds, cuts, burns, and sunburns because it improves the formation of scar tissues.
  • It’s aroma induces sleep which has made it a common recommendation for an alternative treatment of insomnia. It has a calming scent which makes it an excellent tonic for the nerves and anxiety issues. It can also be helpful in treating migraines, headaches, depression, nervous tension and emotional stress.

Buy 100% pure and organic essential oil like this.

German Chamomile E.O.

Obtained from: It is extracted from the flowers of the Camomile plant (Matricaria Chamomilla) , which is very popular as a flowering plant.

Benefits for the skin:

  • Antiseptic, Antibiotic, Disinfectant, Bactericidal & Vermifuge: Both varieties have very good antiseptic and antibiotic properties which do not let biotic infections develop, which are those infections due to biotic factors such as bacteria and fungi.
  • It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent.
  • It helps diminish the scars, marks and spots on the skin and on the face.
  • It protect wounds, cuts and bruises from becoming infected.
  • Stimulant & Antidepressant: It’s aroma eliminate feelings of sadness, depression, disappointment, and sluggishness while inducing a sort of happy 😊 & charged feeling.

Buy 100% pure and organic essential oil like this.

How to use:

NEVER use any E.O. straight on the skin. Undiluted use on the skin can cause irritation or an allergic reaction in some people. ALWAYS dilute with carrier oils as  mentioned below.

  • Children 3yrs to 6yrs of age – .25% dilution i.e. 1 drop 💧 per 4tsp carrier oil.
  • Adolescent n adults with poor immune system- 1% dilution i.e. 1 drop 💧 per 1 tsp carrier oil.
  • Healthy Adult- 2% dilution i.e. 2 drops per 1 tsp carrier oil.

And hence I always do a .25% dilution in my body butter and lotion DIYs. And I don’t prefer adding them in my lip balm DIYs

Words of Caution:

  • Always store E.O. in glass bottle away from direct sunlight.
  • ALWAYS patch test it first on your arm, to ensure you are not allergic to it.
  • Do not overdo on the use of any E.O. in DIYs. Use as minimal as possible.
  • Buy best quality, organic certified E.O. though they are expensive.
  • Since E.O. influences certain hormone secretions, E.O. are therefore not advised for use by infants and are to be used in a very diluted qty for kids – 0.25%, pregnant women & nursing moms – up to 1% dilution. Synthetic fragrance is anyways a big NO… 
  • Few oils generally considered photosensitive are: orange, lime, lemon, grapefruit, and bergamot – they may make the skin more sensitive to the sun. Do your research before trying any new E.O.!

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Hello! For all those who are new to the group or don't know me, a little intro about myself - I am Swetha Reddem, have a 4+ years old naughty boy and another one 30+ (my husband 😊) . And about my likes I love ❤️ doing yoga - nothing feels more relaxing that that, n swimming 🏊‍♀️ n photography 📸 n playing with my kid. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian 👩‍🌾 by choice from since almost a decade. Am a DIYer - I do prepare almost all my family 👪 n home 🏡needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄👁👣💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all! I am greatly inspired by the zero waste, minimalistic & eco friendly lifestyle! My goal is to inspire at least a few to lead a eco friendly lifestyle!!!

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