Dear Readers, Why spend a lot of money in perfumeries to buy expensive anti-aging products when you can make great, effective skincare yourself? Essential oils are precious gifts of nature, and many of them are just great for natural anti-aging cosmetics. They contain many antioxidants, and that’s the secret weapon against aging. Essential oils in combination with natural base oils or natural base creams also ensure that no hidden chemicals are applied to the skin and have no supporting animal experiments. Let’s see how Anti-Aging with essential oils works on the skin to make it soft and beautiful.
Skincare with Plant Power
Essential oils are the distillates of various medicinal and aromatic plants, which have not only proven themselves in the field of herbal medicine for centuries but are also well research in modern aromatherapy. Its beneficial effects always relate to the body and psyche, because the scents act directly on the limbic part of our brain. There, depending on the oil, relaxing, encouraging, invigorating, soothing or clarifying emotions gets release. At the physical level, they develop health-promoting effects in a wide variety of areas.
Antioxidants to Prevent Skin Aging
Essential oils have high antioxidant content and can protect the skin from the effects of free radicals. These are the main cause of aging and wrinkling. When free radicals gain the upper hand, they trigger oxidative stress, so that the body can no longer neutralize them sufficiently. Then it comes to the damage to the cell structures, the body’s proteins, and the genetic material. The effect on the skin is visible: freshness and tension disappear, wrinkles develop and skin aging is accelerated.
So we should take in as many antioxidants as possible. The way through the skin, usually via a biological base oil, is also highly effective, the molecules penetrate the body in a short time and are absorbed by the cells. The indicator of antioxidant levels is the ORAC value, which can be very high for essential oils. That is why essential oils are so successful in skincare even for small quantities.
The Good Base Oil is Important
Most essential oils are highly concentrated and, with some exceptions, are not suitable to be applied undiluted to the skin. Therefore, it is recommended 100% natural base oils such as almond oil, jojoba oil, apricot kernel oil or – especially for mature skin – evening primrose oil to buy and to use this as a carrier oil. Each of these oils has very skin-care properties, and by the specific choice of essential oil, you can strengthen them and give the skincare an individual effect. Especially when it comes to skincare, it is important to pay attention to oils of the very best quality. The cold pressing optimally preserves the valuable vitamins and fatty acids.
You can also mix the essential anti-aging oils in homemade serums and creams. About 25 drops of oil per 100 ml base oil are a proven rule of thumb. With mild oils such as lavender or rose, you can also increase this proportion. This time, introducing those essential oils that have proven to be the best in skincare.
Skincare with essential oils
Anti-Aging with the Rose – Queen of Fragrances
For centuries, the essential oil of the rose has been used for skincare and its sensual fragrance embodies like nothing else pure luxury. In addition to the enchanting fragrance, the essential oil contains many ingredients that are true anti-aging weapons and promote healing, balancing dryness and fighting signs of age. It promotes blood circulation, improves the elasticity of the skin through its unsaturated fatty acids, has a regenerating effect on the cells and reduces reddening of the skin. Therefore, you will find rose oil in many anti-aging products.
Pimples and reddened skin can be dabbed directly with rose oil, the antibacterial properties, let the skin heal faster and cleanse deeply.
Also rose hydrolats very beneficial and skincare properties. It can be applied directly as a face spray or used in homemade cosmetics.
Facial Oil for Mature Skin
2 drops of essential rose oil
3 drops of neroli
2 drops of essential frankincense oil
50 ml jojoba oil
Anti-aging with Lavender Oil – Gentle Hautschmeichlerin
The essential oil of lavender has an excellent reputation in skincare. Lavender oil has a wide range of uses and is a very gentle oil that can also be applied directly to the skin. It helps the skin to regenerate the cells so that it achieves a visible anti-aging effect. Even age spots and scars can be treated with lavender essential oil.
It has an anti-inflammatory effect and also helps with bad skin, pimples, small wounds, and insect bites. Even with mild sunburn, lavender oil is helpful. Besides, it stimulates a detoxification process via the lymphatic system, which gives the skin a radiant appearance. It has a calming and relaxing effect on the psyche, which is not negligible for the effect of the skin.
Lavender indulges us with over 2,000 ingredients, a unique fragrance, and fantastic skincare properties.
Sensual body oil to cream and massage, which fills the skin depots
2 drops of lavender essential oil
3 drops of geranium
4 drops of sandalwood
50 ml of apricot kernel oil
Anti-aging with Carrot Seed Oil
The wild carrot seed essential oil has wonderful properties that make it an optimal candidate for the skincare of, especially mature skin. It has a high content of sesquiterpenols, making it one of the most skin-friendly oils – it has a very nourishing, regenerating, rejuvenating, firming and wrinkle-reducing effect. It develops its nourishing effect, especially on dry and stressed skin. Vitamin A and carotene act as antioxidants that stop the destructive work of free radicals and produce a remarkable anti-aging effect. Carrot seed oil is, therefore, a highly effective ingredient in creams, masks and skin oils.
12 drops of essential carrot seed oil
12 drops of essential frankincense oil
5 drops of clary sage oil
7 drops of essential patchouli oil
5 drops of essential grapefruit oil
5 drops of ylang-ylang
60 ml of coconut oil
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp vegetable milk
Mix the coconut oil in a small glass bottle with the essential oils (if it is hard, heat to 30 degrees to make it liquefy) and shake well so that the ingredients mix.
For the mask, mix 1 – 2 teaspoons of the oil mixture with 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp vegetable milk. Spread the mask generously over the face, neck and let it work for 20 minutes. Wipe off the rest of the mask with a cotton pad. This mask ensures a pleasant skin feel, prevents skin aging and reduces wrinkles.
Anti-aging with Ylang Ylang – The Flower of Flowers
This essential oil of the flowers of Southeast Asian tree charms with its irresistible fragrance. As soon as you open the bottle, you understand why it often uses in cosmetics, but also as an aphrodisiac. Ylang Ylang is feminine, sensual and beguiling. As an anti-aging oil, it impresses with its optimal skin tolerance, it regulates the sebum secretions and is therefore very well suites for sensitive and oily skin.
This oil works wonders on tense facial features
• 2 drops of ylang-ylang
• Take 2 drops of neroli
• 2 tablespoons of jojoba oil
Anti-aging with Neroli – Orange Blossom oil
This essential oil also enchants with its fragrance that cheers the soul and activates the heart. Renown for it’s antiseptic, rejuvenating and nourishing properties, skincare particularly appreciates for the care of dry, mature and sensitive skin. As the orange blossom essential oil also has a very positive effect on the elasticity of the skin, it also prevents stretch marks during pregnancy.
If you want to do something good for your complexion, your soul and your senses at the same time:
2 drops of neroli and 1 drop of geranium to 500 ml of warm water. Soak a cloth with it, lay on the face and relax.
Cellulite – Remedy with Grapefruit Oil
The freshly scented essential oil from the grapefruit peel smells juicy, round and fruity. It stimulates the circulation and lymphatic system, thereby helping to detoxify and eliminate waste products. The skin gets good tone and better supplies with blood so that the oil has a very positive effect on the appearance of cellulite. Water retention will also discharge. The vitalizing aroma stimulates the spirits and creativity and can be euphoric.
Skin tightening body oil
200 ml base oil
10 drops of cypress oil
6 drops of sandalwood oil
10 drops of lavender oil
10 drops of grapefruit oil
6 drops of juniper oil
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