We all want beautiful, healthy-looking skin. In this article, we've made it easy to add essential oils to your skin care routine. Here are a handful of ways you can use 6 of the best skin-cleansing essential oil favorites. Please keep in mind that we only use and recommend Young Living essential oils for topical use. All essential oils are not created equally and please do not put them on your skin.
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Here are some tips to get your started -
Add 1-2 drops of essential oil to your face wash every morning for daily cleansing.
Mix a penny-size amount of raw honey with 1 drop of oil in your hand. Massage over your face and let sit 5-10 minutes before rinsing.
Combine ½ cup of colloidal oatmeal with 7 drops of essential oil. Stir well. To use, mix ½-1 teaspoon of your new facial wash with a little water and apply it to wet skin. Rinse thoroughly.
Blend 1 drop of oil with 4 drops of V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex and use a cotton ball to apply the solution to your freshly washed face.
Create your own facial mist spray with 2 ounces of water and 10-20 drops of essential oil.
Make a DIY toner by filling a 3-ounce glass bottle with witch hazel and adding 10-15 drops of oil. Shake before applying with a cotton ball.
Essential oils that cleanse the skin -
1. Tea Tree
Tea Tree is a true multitasker—it moisturizes as it cleanses! The purifying properties of this essential oil make it one of our top picks, especially for those who have oily or blemish-prone skin. Speaking of blemishes, try applying 1 drop to a cotton swab and use it as a spot treatment to help reduce the appearance of bothersome blemishes!
BTW, it’s in this product: Maximum Strength Acne Treatment.
Want to know the secret to beautiful, glowing skin? Geranium essential oil. A secret no longer, you can “go for the glow” at home by adding a few drops of this potent oil to your current skin care routine. You’ll find it harder to spot those uneven areas but easier to see healthier, radiant-looking skin!
No skin care list would be complete without Frankincense. Use this one if you like an oil with an earthy, uplifting aroma and the power to reduce the appearance of uneven skin tones. With Frankincense, a fresh, dewy glow is only an essential oil bottle away!
BTW, it’s in this product: ART Gentle Cleanser.
Citrus lovers, unite! Our cold-pressed Grapefruit essential oil is a treat for the senses and the skin. Add this citrusy oil to your favorite skin care products to enjoy its sweet, invigorating scent as you cleanse. As an added bonus, you’ll also enjoy silky, soft, smooth-looking skin.*
As surprising as it seems, you can use Orange essential oil for oily skin. Apply Orange to oily areas, including that pesky T-zone, before bed and see if you don’t wake up with skin that appears smoother and more balanced. Your baby-soft skin will thank you for using this citrusy oil.*
BTW, it’s in this product: Charcoal Bar Soap.
6. Blue Tansy
Meet your nighttime routine’s new best friend! Like a true best friend, Blue Tansy is all about making you feel your best. As your skin care sidekick, this essential oil is all about helping reduce the appearance of blemishes while it cleanses and beautifies the skin. Make sure to dilute it though! Its rich, blue color is beautiful in the bottle but might leave a mark if you apply it undiluted.
If reducing the appearance of blemishes is high on your skin care to-do list, try these tips for treating acne. Follow up those treatments with an essential oil cleanse for truly timeless-looking skin!
*Avoid direct sunlight or UV rays for up to 12 hours after applying this product.