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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
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.