Essential oils can have powerful antioxidant and antibacterial benefits for the skin. Many modern day beauty and hygiene products may contain traces of essential oils for fragrance and color. Hardly any though contain pure, unadulterated essential oil that has the healing and rejuvenating capacity to give skin the beautiful glow not found by using over the counter brands.
There are many ways to incorporate essential oils into any beauty regimen. Oils can be combined with base creams and oils such as coconut oil or cocoa butter. Or essential oils can be applied using a carrier oil. Essential oils used on the skin are often combined with a vegetable carrier oil to:
- Slow evaporation, allowing more time for the oils to penetrate the skin.
- Maintain a lipid barrier of the skin because most essential oils will tend to dry the skin.
- Enhance the effect of the essential oils because many oils work well synergistically in a vegetable oil.
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