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Soothing properties In addition to cleansing properties, some essential oils have a chemical makeup that gives the oil soothing characteristics. Essential oils with these soothing properties are very useful for skin care because they can help soothe irritated skin and reduce the occasional skin irritation or blemish. The soothing properties found in some essential oils can also provide a simple, natural way for those with sensitive skin to promote a healthy complexion. If you have sensitive skin, commercial facial cleansers, toners, or moisturizers may be too harsh for your delicate complexion, and can often irritate the skin even further. By properly using essential oils to care for the skin, those with sensitivities can avoid harsh chemicals or ingredients often found in popular skincare products, and care for the skin with natural soothing properties. Best essential oils for skin The following essential oils are considered some of the best oils for skin because they include some of the cleansing, soothing, and nurturing properties discussed above. Arborvitae Coriander Grapefruit Melaleuca Bergamot Eucalyptus Jasmine Patchouli Basil Cedarwood Clary Sage Cypress Frankincense Geranium Helichrysum Juniper Berry Lavender Myrrh Rose Sandalwood Guidelines for using essential oils on skin While essential oils have been proven both safe and effective, it is important to use them correctly to ensure safe use. Just like any product you would put on your skin, you must follow the directions, use proper quantities, and make adjustments if you have sensitivities. Only use essential oils on the skin that have been approved for topical use, and remember that using high quality oils tends to yield the best results. Take a look at the guidelines below to ensure proper use of essential oils for the skin.