Essential Oil Uses for Skin and Beauty

  1. Reduce cellulite:Mix five drops of tea tree essential oil with two teaspoons of coconut oil and massage into dimpled areas.


  1. Natural perfume:Use 1-2 drops of jasmine essential oil on your wrist as a fresh natural fragrance. Lavender and ylang ylang also agree with most women, while orange and clove work well for men’s cologne.


  1. Acne face wash:To get rid of acne, make a homemade face wash by mixing tea tree oil with raw honey and rub on your face. Then rinse off with water.
  1. Freshen breath:Use a drop of peppermint essential oil for a natural way to freshen breath.
  1. Homemade shampoo:To make homemade shampoo, mix lavender oil, rose oil, aloe vera gel and coconut milk. Use as you would regular shampoo. It lasts 2-4 weeks.
  1. Homemade deodorant: Combine coconut oil, beeswax and your favorite essential oils like cedarwood and clove oilfor men and lavender and tea tree oil for women.
  1. Sugar scrub:Mix a few drops of an essential oil with almond oil and rock salt or sugar to make your own salt or sugar scrub.
  1. Homemade toothpaste:Combine sea salt, baking soda, coconut oil and xylitol with clove essential oil, eucalyptus essential oil and peppermint essential oil to make homemade remineralizing toothpaste. Then brush.
  1. Body spray:Add 5-10 drops of orange essential oil to four ounces of water and use as a fragrant body spray.
  1. Itchy scalp:Add lavender, cedar wood or basil essential oil to shampoo to reduce itching.
  1. Thicken hair:Add rose to shampoo to naturally thicken hair and increase volume.
  1. Strengthen nails:Mix 10 drops of tea tree, cedarwood and lemon essential oils into two tablespoons of vitamin E oil, then rub on cuticles.
  1. Reduce wrinkles:Mix 3-5 drops of sandalwood, geranium, lavender and tea tree essential oils with an unscented lotion and apply to face. Avoid applying to eyes.
  1. Teeth whitener:Combine clove, lemon essential oils, coconut oil and fresh strawberries, then rub on your teeth. Rinse after two minutes.
  1. Cure dandruff:Mix five drops of rose and lavender essential oils with three tablespoons of unscented oil. Massage into your scalp and leave on for 10 minutes. Shampoo mixture out.
  1. Reduce stretch marks:Mix five drops of tea tree, orange  essential oils with  jojoba and blackberry oil and apply to stretch marks.
  1. Facial scrub:Mix one-fourth cup yogurt, one-fourth cup cornmeal, and five drops of patchouli, tea tree and lavender oil. Apply to face and wash off.
  1. Natural skin toner:Mix eight ounces of water with two drops of lavender, geranium and frankincense.
  2. Deep hair conditioner:Mix 15 drops of rose with five drops of sandalwood and lavender into unscented oil. Place mixture in a small plastic bag and dunk into warm water to heat up. Apply to hair and wrap for 20 minutes. Shampoo as usual.
  1. Reduce age spots:Put on tea tree essential oil mixed with jojoba oil three times daily directly on skin to improve sun spots and age spots.
  1. For oily hair:Mix 10 drops of ylang ylang, lime and rose oil with two ounces of unscented oil. Massage it scalp 2-3 times per week. Wash out as usual.
  1. Heal dry cracked feet:Add three drops of lavender oil to two tablespoons of coconut oil. Apply to the feet at night and put on some socks.
  1. Relieve nausea:Breathe in peppermint oil through your nose to alleviate nausea, and also apply to your neck and upper chest. Ginger and lavender may also help.