7 Simple Beauty Hacks using Essential Oils!
by Janice FERGUSON on Jan 10, 2022
Essential oils are best known for their emotional benefits - from reducing stress and anxiety, to boosting your mood and energy levels. But did you know essential oils can also be used for skincare and beauty?
From removing makeup to treating acne and sun spots, there are several ways to incorporate essential oils into your everyday beauty routine. Keep reading as we share 7 of our favourite beauty hacks using essential oils below!
Facial toner hack
Facial toners help to remove impurities and improve your skin tone - but unfortunately, many store-bought toners include alcohols that can irritate your skin. If you want to create a natural toner, simply fill a glass bottle with ½ cup of witch hazel and add 3 drops each of lavender oil and geranium oil. Shake well and apply gently with a cotton pad after cleansing and before moisturising.
Hair growth hack
Lavender oil isn’t just for better sleep - it’s also renowned for boosting hair growth! This beautiful oil can help to generate the growth of cells, and has added antibacterial properties to promote scalp health. Simply mix a few drops of lavender oil with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba, and massage gently into your scalp. Leave for 10 minutes before washing and shampooing as normal. For best results, use twice a week.
Acne treatment hack
Research suggests that tea tree oil can be helpful for mild to moderate acne, thanks to its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. For a simple face wash, mix 2 drops of tea tree oil with a tablespoon of raw honey, massage it into the affected areas, and then rinse thoroughly. For an acne spot treatment, try dampening a cotton ball with water, adding a drop of tea tree oil, and blotting gently into the affected area.
Soothing body lotion hack
If you suffer from dry, itchy skin or eczema, try incorporating tea tree oil into your skincare routine. Simply add a few drops of organic tea tree oil to your everyday body moisturiser, and massage gently into the skin immediately after showering.
Makeup remover hack
Use essential oils to create an all natural DIY makeup remover! Simply mix 2 tablespoons of witch hazel with 2 tablespoons fractionated coconut oil, 2 teaspoons distilled water, and 1-2 drops of organic tea tree oil. Mix well and massage gently into the skin (or use a cotton pad) to remove stubborn makeup residue. Be sure to store in a cool, dry place and use within 3 months.
Frizz control hack
Struggling to tame frizzy hair? Create your own DIY anti-frizz spray by filling a spray bottle with 2 tablespoons of fractionated coconut oil, 2 tablespoons aloe vera gel, ½ cup distilled water and 5 drops of lavender oil. Shake well and spray a thin layer on dry hair after styling!
Fading sun spots hack
Frankincense oil is one of the most powerful essential oils and is thought to help fade sun spots. Simply add a drop of frankincense oil with your favourite carrier oil, and dab directly on any areas of concern morning and night.
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