by Ashley Stone
Being careful about what we put on our skin is as important as what we put in our mouths. Essential oils are best known for their beneficial and therapeutic aromas, but they can also be beneficial for many skin ailments. They have many beneficial soothing and healing qualities that can help with blemishes, wrinkles, burns and other skin conditions.
Skin issues can point to an internal imbalance such as toxin overload or a hormone imbalance; they can also be a sign of stress or improper diet. Certain essential oils can promote rapid recovery and help restore the skin, which can reduce unsightly blemishes. Here are some examples of helpful and healing essential oils:
This oil is king for promoting a healthy inflammation response. It contains powerful regenerative molecules that support healthy wound recovery. Helichrysum can help reduce the appearance of blemishes, and it promotes a glowing, youthful complexion.
Geranium is high in alcohols and esters that offer great immune system support while also calming the nervous system. Geranium promotes blood circulation to the areas where it is applied, which assists the detoxification process. It is also a natural insect repellent and can soothe bites that irritate your skin. It has been known to prevent skin problems like sagging and wrinkling and can give muscles a toned appearance.
This essential oil has a therapeutic, soothing effect that aids in youthful-looking skin and hair. It can safely be used on children, the elderly and animals and is reported to stimulate a healthy inflammatory response. Lavender Lavender is known to be calming and relaxing. It is frequently used to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and is useful for burns. It can soothe occasional skin irritations because it has proven analgesic action due to the compound linalool. It is also used to improve the efficacy of other essential oils used in combination.
Sandalwood can help reduce the appearance of skin imperfections. It enhances a healthy, smooth complexion and gives hair a silky shine. It is known as a chemo preventative because it helps the skin feel nourished, rejuvenated and can restore moisture.
Ancient records show that myrrh was at times worth its weight in gold. It has been used for centuries as an internal and external health aid. Use in a cold compress to relieve sores and wounds. It has gentle yet powerful cleansing properties. It strengthens and activates your immune system to keep your body protected from infections. It promotes a smooth-looking complexion by reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and blemishes.
Melaleuca has more than 90 different compounds and limitless applications. It is best known for its purifying properties. It can have a cooling effect and can be used to cleanse the skin and nails, supporting a healthy complexion. Taken internally, melaleuca promotes healthy immune function and protects against environmental toxins.
Ashley Stone is a nutrition and health coach who promotes the use of essential oil products to restore health, recover from deficiencies and address disease. She is a master herbalist of 20 years and healed herself of stage 3 cervical cancer 15 years ago. For more information, visit www.stoneoils.com or call 210-843-5179.