The molecular structure of essential oils is extremely small, and their permeability is 70 times that of ordinary skincare products. By adding suitable essential oils to skincare products, targeted improvement of skin issues can be achieved with significant effects. For example, for acne-prone skin, lavender oil and tea tree oil can be selected; for dry skin, rose oil and jasmine oil can be chosen; for sensitive skin, Roman chamomile oil and lavender oil can be selected.
Choosing the Right Essential Oils
Not all essential oils are suitable for skincare, and some may cause sensitivities or allergies. When selecting essential oils for blending with creams, it’s important to choose high-quality oils that are safe for topical use. Consider the following factors when selecting essential oils for your skincare routine:
- Skin Type: Different essential oils have varying properties that cater to specific skin types. For example, lavender and chamomile oils are gentle and suitable for sensitive skin, while tea tree oil is known for its clarifying properties, making it ideal for oily or acne-prone skin. Research and select oils that align with your skin’s needs.
- Desired Benefits: Each essential oil offers unique benefits. For instance, rosehip oil is rich in antioxidants and is known for its anti-aging properties, while frankincense oil can help improve the appearance of scars and fine lines. Identify the specific benefits you want to achieve and choose essential oils accordingly.
- Scent Preference: Aromatherapy plays a significant role in skincare. Essential oils not only offer skincare benefits but also provide a pleasant aroma. Consider the scents that appeal to you and ensure they complement the overall experience of your skincare routine.
Which skincare products can be blended with essential oils?
Cream/Lotion: Add 2 to 3 drops of single essential oil to 10ml.
Body scrub/Massage balm: Add 1 to 2 drops of single essential oil to each use.
Floral water/Hydrosol: Add 3 to 5 drops to 100ml and shake well before use.
When blending, make sure to choose creams/lotions/masks with pure plant-based ingredients. Most products already have specific chemical components, and blending them with essential oils may affect their effectiveness and shelf life.
During the blending process, thoroughly mix and blend before using.
When blending essential oils with skincare products, it is recommended not to use excessive amounts. 10ml is the optimal amount for creams/lotions, and they can be blended again after use.