3 Essential Oils You Need To Add To Your Beauty Routine

Don’t let the tiny bottles fool you, they are very powerful and potent. Essential oils are derived from plants, either by steam distillation or mechanical methods like cold pressing. They are a great way to take your skincare routine to another level. However, it’s important to remember that essential oils cannot be used on their own. A few drops of the essential oil have to be diluted with a carrier oil, like olive oil or jojoba oil. There are more than 90 essential oils out there and finding one best suitable for your skin can be confusing. If you’re a newbie to essential oils then it’s best to stick to these 3 popular and highly recommended ones:

*Note: before trying out anything new, it’s important to do a patch test.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea tree oil originates from Australia. It’s widely known for it’s anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. It helps control oil production and acne. It is a popular ingredient in skincare these days and can be easily found. The best way to include this oil in your skincare routine is to either look for a product containing it or diluting it with a carrier oil. When it comes to essential oils it’s important to remember that a little goes a long way.


Lavender Essential Oil

This is probably the most widely used essential oil. Lavender’s anti-inflammatory properties help soothe itchy skin and prevent acne. The anti-oxidants in lavender can help fight signs of ageing such as wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots. You can add this oil to your skincare routine by adding 1-2 drops of it in your moisturiser.

Rosemary Essential Oil

Rosemary essential oil will be a great addition to your hair care routine. It helps reduce the itchiness of the scalp and promotes hair growth. You can add a few drops of this in a carrier oil like coconut oil and apply it to your scalp and hair as a conditioning and detoxifying treatment.

Have you ever tried any of these essential oils before? Let us know in the comments below.

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