From uses to benefits: All you need to know about essential oils
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Out of all the important items one should have in their beauty kit, essential oils take the top slot. Here, we’ll tell you all about essential oils, their benefits and how you can use them.
When it comes to skincare, we all have one common goal – to achieve, flawless, radiant, and supple skin. And to achieve that goal we try everything, from different products available in the market to all DIY hacks listed on the internet. While we may have different approaches when it comes to skincare, there is something that we all will agree to. Having a constant skincare regime is very important and the routine should include products that give the maximum benefit to the skin.
And talking about things to include in our skincare routine, how can we not talk about essential oils. Essential oils are highly-concentrated liquids made from parts of certain plants like leaves, herbs, barks, and rinds. Each essential oil has different benefits and can be used on different parts of your body.
Apart from putting them on the skin, one can also use essential oils for other purposes. The fragrance of lavender, chamomile, and rosewater essential oil may help one to get rid of anxiety. One can also use these oils to draw a calming bath. However, one should not use them just anywhere. Oils that are fine to apply on your hands and legs may not be safe to put inside your mouth, nose, eyes, or private parts.
Coming to how one can include essential oil in their skincare routine, the first step is picking the right oil. And for this you will have to do some research, working on your skin requirements. Tea tree and rose essential oils can do wonders for the skin. However, it is important that you stay away from anything that might cause an allergic reaction.
Moving on to the application, always remember that you should not put too much essential oil on your skin at once. Because they are concentrated liquids, only a few drops can do the magic. You can either take the oil on your palm, warm it a bit by rubbing your hands and apply on your face or you can also put the oil on a cotton pad and then apply it on your skin.
Wish to know more about essential oils? Read some benefits of five popular essential oils below:
- Rose essential oil helps clear acne, reduces signs of ageing, minimises the appearance of scars.
- Lavender essential oil relieves pain, improves digestion, keeps the hair healthy and improves blood circulation.
- Tea tree essential oil is known to calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It also helps combat acne.
- Peppermint essential oil helps in relieving itching, muscle pain, and headache. It also combats nausea and digestive issues.
- Frankincense essential oil has anti-inflammatory effects that may help reduce joint inflammation, reducing arthritis. It is also good for those suffering from asthma.
Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purpose only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.