The concept of beauty and body care has been around for ages and essential oil has always been a part of the skin care culture. Greek and Egyptian beauties used essential oil to condition their skin and kept it healthy-looking.
Even Cleopatra, a woman well-known for her beauty, used essential oils as a part of her daily beauty routines. Cleopatra, according to historians, is “clouded in a scent of mystery” and they said the secrets lie on the essential oils she use for her beauty regimens.
Accounts say she loved scents of jasmine, patchouli and rose which are powerful aphrodisiacs and her skin would glisten in oil (essential oils) adding highlights to her alluring beauty.
You see, our skin deserves to be pampered with gentle care. With a vibrant glow, you can go out and about with just a dust of face powder or light make up. So if you want a healthy, natural glow, then essential oils are definitely your go-to beauty regimens.
Essential oils were known for years as a good skin moisturizer. And, contrary to the common belief that oily skin cannot benefit from essential oils, these oils have also been used for some to maintain healthier and more vibrant glow. Most natural essential oils contain soothing compounds that relaxes the skin and antibacterial properties that help resolve common skin problems.
Here are some natural oils proven by women around the world to help enhance natural beauty.
Tea tree oil
Tea tree oil has been known for its’ natural power to kill bacteria making it perfect replacement for your night creams. It helps to eliminate pimple-causing bacteria and works to fight dandruff when applied to the scalp. Tea tree oil can also help settle the stinging sensation out of bug bites. Tip: For a pimple, simply dilute tea tree oil with water and apply directly to the affected area. Always apply to clean, dry skin.
If you want more vibrancy for your skin, then rose hip oil is definitely for you. It’s known to tighten skin and helps rejuvenation. It also work to fade stretch mark by promoting skin elasticity. Rose hip oil is also rich in vitamin E, healthy fatty acids and Vitamin C -- all to which work perfectly in purifying the skin. Rose hip oil compliments well with almost any skin type, even on oily skin.
Sweet almond oil is good for exfoliation. It's non-irritating and effective in getting rid of dead skin cells. It also assists in lightening dark sports.
Jojoba oil is very light and it’s almost as if while having it on, you haven't really applied it to your skin. It contains molecular structure that is almost similar to the skin's natural sebum, and therefore tricks the skin in order to stop the over production of its own oils.
Ylang-ylang oil has powerful components which also balance sebum production, making the skin less oily as it works to moisturize and relax the skin. Other oils that work great even for oily skin are eucalyptus oil, patchouli oil, and roman chamomile essential oil.
Did you know that you can also use essential oils in your hair? Argan oil, for instance, contains healthy fatty acids and moisturizing vitamins that work as an excellent conditioner. Jamaican black castor oil also is thought to promote hair growth.