Essential oils in skincare: good or bad?
You may have already heard about essential oils and their many wonderful properties. However, before introducing them in your skincare regime, it's important to understand what essential oils are and what precautions should be taken to safely use them.
What Are Essential Oils?
Simply put, essential oils are plant extracts made from seeds, leaves, roots, stems or flowers.
Because of their nature, these oils are incredibly concentrated and, if not used with caution, could have irritating effects on the skin.
This risk can be further accentuated by sunlight exposure so it pays to be careful when using these oils as part of your beauty regime.
Essential Oils In Skincare
If you are still considering adding essential oils to your skincare routine, we totally understand! They can provide great benefits to the skin and smell amazing too.
A safer way to topically use essential oils is by diluting them in carrier oils.
Dilution is certainly one of the most important aspects of this practice and it’s absolutely necessary to know what percentages are considered safe to use and how to correctly measure the various ingredients.
For obvious reasons, we don’t recommend doing this at home, but we can happily suggest you try our floral oil blends, for a risk-free and luxurious skincare experience.
Another thing to carefully consider when choosing essential oils for topical application on face and body is the type of oil. Some essential oils, in fact, can be better tolerated, whilst others should be avoided and are more likely to cause irritation and allergic reactions.
Safe or not safe?
The answer is YES, they can be safely used in skincare - but with the necessary precautions!
The best and easiest way is to choose oil blends from a trusted beauty brand. This way you can be sure to get only the very best from these natural extracts, without doing any harm to your skin.