Get glowing skin with these 9 essential oils

Does your skin feel dry or even tight? There are natural ways to make your skin feel great again, and essential oils are a great alternative to expensive skincare products.

Natural essential oils can be harmful if used improperly, but when you use them correctly, they are wonderful.

As a rule, any essential oil you are working with should be diluted to around 1–3% for use in skin care. You can do this is by combining the essential oil with a carrier oil such as coconut oil, almond oil or olive oil.

Here are 8 of the best essential oils for skin care. Simply add one of two together into a bottle with the carrier oil.

1. Rose

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Rose is one of the most loved essential oils, and for good reason! It is wonderfully soothing for ageing skin. It is also suitable for all skin types.


  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Protects skin cells from damage
  • Keeps skin feeling smooth
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Natural astringent – tightens pores and restores suppleness

2. Geranium

Geranium essential oil is a good alternative to rose essential oil if you’re on a budget.

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  • Balance skin pH
  • Fight fine lines and wrinkles

3. Peppermint

Cooling mint is wonderful for a fresh feel on your face, and even on your lips. It’s stimulating properties can reinvigorated tired skin. Less is more with this oil!


  • Feels fresh and invigorating
  • Full of Omega 3 fatty acids, vitamin A & C, calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium
  • Perfect for dry skin

4. Carrot seed

Carrot seed essential oil has a rejuvenating effect on the skin.


  • Smoothes skin
  • Assists with cell regeneration
  • Helps to fade scars
  • Improves the tone of ageing skin

5. Frankincense

Frankincense essential oil is a natural toner and can make a wonderful alternative to other skin care products you use. It’s a real all-roundeR!


  • Antibacterial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Ideal for skin prone to redness
  • Decreasing the appearance of pores and evens skin-tone
  • Tightens skin

6. Lavender

Lavender essential oil is a real essential, and not only smells great but can help you to relax.


  • Helps regenerate skin cells
  • Great for mature skin
  • Lightens sun spots
  • Can reduce scarring

7. Neroli

Neroli essential oil is great for oily, sensitive, and mature skin.


  • Helps to smooth fine lines
  • Tone sagging skin
  • Helps regenerate cells
  • Good at preventing and healing stretch marks
  • Antiseptic properties
  • Shrinks the appearance of pores

8. Tea tree

Everyone has tea tree oil at home, and its benefits are well known, but did you know it can be great for your skin?


  • Antibacterial properties
  • Wards off bacteria
  • Stops greasy appearance

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