Essential Oils are nature’s best kept secret and are also referred to as ‘essences. These oils are botanical extracts of various plant materials such as flowers, herbs, roots, leaves. Each contains its mix of active ingredients which determine what purpose the oil is used for.
Essential oils have high anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, healing and soothing properties. When they are inhaled or applied, their essence flows through the nerves and gives the body a relaxing and relieving sensation. Its application on the skin with carrier oil can help the skin heal within and make it more appealing. There are a few essential oils that also promote skin brightening.
While applying essential oils on the skin, it should always be mixed with carrier oil, also known as base oil. E.g., Jojoba, almond, wheat germ, olive, coconut. Jojoba oil is best to be used as carrier oil for the skin or almond oil can also be used. If anyone is trying out essential oils for the first time, or if anyone is changing essential oil, a patch test is recommended as oils react differently for everyone. For best results and to avoid any adverse skin reaction, use essential oils at night.
Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic introduces a collection of essential oils that will help to relax, rebalance the body and skin. The following essential oils, when diluted in carrier oil (jojoba or almond) and applied on the skin, can help the skin become bright and more youthful.
Lavender Essential Oil - Also known as “Universal Oil”, the Lavender essential oil has multiple qualities. Lavender has calming properties that reduce skin infections and blemishes and make it radiant. Take 1/3rd teaspoon of carrier oil and add 2 drops of lavender essential oil to it. Using the fingertips, gently massage it all over the face and leave overnight.
Sandalwood Essential Oil - Sandalwood is one of the oldest and trusted ingredients that have always been used for skin brightening. Sandalwood has skin glowing agents which are when used as an essential oil can make skin brighter and radiating intensely. Mix 2 to 3 drops of sandalwood essential oil with carrier oil and apply it all over the face, leaving overnight.
Frankincense Essential Oil - Frankincense is another essential oil that not only aids skin brightening but also supports anti-aging and skin tightening. It acts on the skin tissues and keeps them fresh. To rejuvenate your skin, mix 2 to 3 drops of frankincense essential oil with carrier oil and apply generously onto the face and neck. Avoid sun exposure after its application.
Rose Essential Oil - You may have always come across this ingredient through bathing soaps or toners. Rose has always been used to give skin soothing and gleaming beauty. Rose essential oil supports skin brightening and its revitalization. Take 1/3rd teaspoon of carrier oil and add 2 to 3 drops of rose essential oil. Mix well and apply to the affected area. For desired results, leave overnight.
Geranium Essential Oil - Geranium essential oil slows down the aging process, diminishes wrinkles and gives younger-looking skin. Geranium has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that even treat acne breakouts. Take 2 to 3 drops of Geranium Essential Oil with 1/3rd teaspoon of carrier oil. Mix well and apply all over the face and neck, leave overnight.
- Orange Essential Oil - This refreshing and vitamin C enriched ingredient is the healthiest and most potent for skin brightening. Orange essential oil boosts collagen production and detoxifies the skin. Add 2 to 3 drops of orange essential oil to carrier oil and massage gently all over the face and neck. If going out in the sun, apply sunscreen.