Essential Oils are phenomenal for aging skin! They help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, soothe irritated skin, and rejuvenate tired skin.
You've heard the hype about essential oils! We know they are amazing and powerful, but before I talk about which ones are great for anti-aging, let's talk a little about safety…
Since essential oils are concentrated substances, they should be diluted in a carrier oil and/or butter to about 1-3% for most skincare preparations.
Always do a spot test before using new oils. Mix one drop of oil with 1 tsp carrier oil. Place a small amount on the inside of your elbow and watch for any itching or irritation.
Some people (like myself) have more sensitive skin than others. So it's always good to spot test.
Top 10 Anti-Aging Essential Oils
Essential Oils that are great for anti-aging include the following. Obviously there are other good ones, but these are my top 10 favorites.
1. Frankincense – prevents scars, tames wrinkles, soothes and promotes skin regeneration.
(Blends well with most essential oils)
2.Lavender – Helps with dry skin, wrinkles, stretch marks, soothes inflamed and itchy skin, good for sensitive skin and damaged skin of any kind.
(Blends well with most essential oils, great with citrus oils, chamomile, clary sage and geranium)
3.Patchouli – Helps tone and tighten skin, soothes inflammation, may also help with cellulite, skin conditions and wrinkle reduction.
(Blends well with bergamot, clary sage, geranium, frankincense, ginger, lavender, lemongrass, myrrh, pine, rosewood, and sandalwood.)
4.Carrot Seed – Has mild SPF properties, nourishes, tightens and rejuvenates skin (source).
(Blends well with citrus oils, fennel, frankincense, geranium and spice oils.)
5.Rose – Helps to prevent scarring, fights the signs of aging, and soothes skin issues of all kinds.
(Use caution with Rose if pregnant.)
6.Geranium – Helpful for sensitive and dry skin, wrinkles, helps tone and tighten skin, soothes irritated skin, helps balance oil production, and improves blood flow.
(Blends well with most essential oils.)
7.Helichrysum – Helps to dissolve coagulated blood and reduces the appearance of unsightly veins, helps to repair damaged tissue, and soothes irritated red skin.
(Blends well with geranium, clary sage, rose, lavender, spice and citrus oils.)
8.Neroli – Helps by working at the cellular level to stimulate new cell growth and shed old skin cells. Great for sensitive skin. It also smells amazing!
(Blends well with rose, lavender, sandalwood, jasmine, cedarwood, geranium and lemon.)
9.Sandalwood – Relieves dry skin and dandruff and may help to get rid of unwanted moles.
(Blends well with cypress, frankincense, lemon, myrrh, ylang ylang, patchouli, spruce.)
10.Lemon – Helps lighten and fade age spots, increases circulation, reduces the appearance of unsightly veins, and tones skin. This essential oil is phototoxic when used above a 2% dilution, so be sure that you don’t use more than 6 drops per tablespoon of carrier oil. If you're including it in a wash off product, like a face wash though, then phototoxicity isn't a concern (source).
(Blends well with chamomile, eucalyptus, fennel, frankincense, geranium, juniper, peppermint, sandalwood and ylang ylang.)
How to Use Anti-Aging Essential Oils
As I mentioned before, diluting essential oils is for skin care is highly recommended. Generally you want a 1-3% dilution for DIY face creams and serums. They can be added to your natural face creams and lotions to give them a little extra power. I love creating simple face serums because this is so easy to do!
Here are a few anti-aging recipes to get you started:
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