It’s no surprise that when the economy is down, make up sales are up. Everybody wants to look beautiful, especially women. Facial products are abundant and can get very expensive. Even though I am a savy frugal girl, I am guilty of splurging every now and again. That was before I discovered the secret of essential oils.
How I discovered this natural magic
Last Christmas I was gifted with one of those essential oil diffusors. You know one of those devices you add water and a few drops of an essential oil into and it blows steam through your room. Well, it was relaxing for a few days and then I was over it. However, I still had a kit of 12 different essential oils sitting on my dresser. One night I got curious and started googling what each essential oil was good for. I discovered a treasure trove of benefits that essential oils have. They have been around for centuries to maintain health and to treat various ailments.
The findings sounded a little too good to be true. I had picked at a pimple on my face. (I know bad girl!) My face got all red and blotchy. I read that tea tree oil removes inflammation, so I used a cotton pad and rubbed some on the spot. The very next morning my face was cleared. No swelling or red blotches. I was sold, and have been replacing expensive beauty products ever since.
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I was impressed to learn that not only does this essential oil heal skin irritations it promotes hair growth. Also, It can cleanse cuts, scrapes, burns, and irritations and can also calm down inflammation.
It’s considered beneficial for acne and redness and is often used in body products. It can be especially helpful for sensitive or problem skin but can be used for any skin type. I like to apply a couple drops to my scalp where I have noticed thinning.
The uses for tea tree oil are countless. A few of them include its antifungal and antibacterial properties. This means it’s a first choice for acne and oily skin. Tea tree oil can also treat minor cuts, scrapes, and just about any other skin condition you may experience. As a bonus, it’s safe to use around most individuals.
Frankincense is great for treating my aging skin. It’s an incredibly popular essential oil that is great if you have elasticity issues, or need to regenerate skin cells. It can help with pigmentation, as well as tone and tighten skin.
It’s also useful for treating cuts, wounds, and infections since it has powerful antiseptic properties. I have been adding a few drops to my toothpaste to help fight cavities. I even found an article that argues Frankincense can cure cancer!
Leave a comment if you have any tips for using essential oils, or have a favorite.