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You may enjoy using your facial and skin care products, but how many ingredients are listed on there that are not natural? Let’s take a step back, and look at some natural, essential oils instead. It’s surprising how many ailments and issues these oils can help alleviate.

One quick note on the use of essential oils: essential oils are wonderful for skin, but if you’re new to using them, do research to make sure you know the best way to apply them. For example, be sure to dilute the oils because when used at their full strength, they can possibly cause burns, scarring, or irritation. Too much of these good oils can be a bad thing.

But, when used properly, these oils will give you luminous skin! Do you want glowing skin? These five essential oils can help.

1. Carrot seed oil

Carrot seed oil is an amber-colored oil that is extracted from carrot seeds. It’s great for dry, sun-damaged, mature, or wrinkled skin. If your skin gets cracked and dry during the winter months, or if your skin appears dull and tired, then applying a product with carrot seed oil will help get your glow back. Carrot seed oil is good for both dry and oily complexions.

2. Lavender oil

Lavender oil can be used for both dry/aging skin and oily/sensitive skin. This versatile oil will help calm and relax you. It also has anti-fungal, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial qualities. Many dermatologists and aroma therapists would say that lavender oil is one of the most beneficial oils to treat acne, since the oil stops bacteria that causes the infection. As well a being great for all skin types, it’s also great to mix with almost any other essential oil. Try this DIY Skin Clearing Serum, which uses lavender and four other oils to combat acne.

3. Lemongrass oil

Lemongrass oil is a good choice to increase your skin’s glowing appearance, because it has detoxifying and regenerative qualities. This native Indian and Sri Lankan oil will help minimize bacterial or microbial growth on your skin. It can be used as a fungicidal, astringent, and a way to minimize pores.

4. Tea tree oil AKA Melaleuca oil

Tea tree oil is great for oily and sensitive skin. For acne sufferers, this oil is known to be as effective as benzoyl peroxide but without the harsh side effects. Like lavender oil, it has anti-fungal and antibacterial qualities. Use this oil to help repair your skin naturally, as it can treat minor cuts, scrapes, and burns, as well as gently sooth and cleanse skin.

5. Monoi oil

Authentic monoi oil only comes from Tahiti, and it can be traced back hundreds of years ago when indigenous Polynesians in New Zealand used it for religious, medicinal, and beauty purposes. The oil comes from the Tahitian Monoi plant blooms, which are soaked in oil extracted from young coconuts. This oil will help your skin glow, as it provides long-lasting moisturizing properties, as well as purifies and smoothes skin. It can also be used to protect skin from sun and weather elements.

Essential oils are a great, natural way to get glowing skin — use these and enjoy your gorgeous shimmer!

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65 comments on “The 5 Best Essential Oils for Glowing Skin”

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Kim Smith
3 Months Ago

Gail Jenniffer


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Viktorija Neimantaite
3 Months Ago

Yu Wah Tang


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Viktorija Neimantaite
3 Months Ago

Yu Wah Tang


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Emily Ellis
1 Years Ago

Kim Pashley... I'm ditching the ACV and moving onto something a bit gentler....


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Kim Pashley
30 Nov 2015

Hmm.. might try it aswell. Couldn't hurt

Liz Detrich
05 Sep 2016

Kim -
Unpasteurized (it will have the \'mother\' at the bottom of the bottle) ACV is an excellent exfoliant, but must be diluted.
If you are experiencing irritation, have you thought of starting out using it diluted 50/50 with distilled water, and using it every other day? That might help a lot to reduce the redness or irritation you are experiencing.

ACV is an excellent antibacterial exfoliant, containing malic, lactic, citric, formic acid and succinic acid, as well as acetic acid. Since it\'s is made from apples, it also contains antioxidants called polyphenols that are good for you, both inside and out!

Liz Detrich
05 Sep 2016

Hmmm, I wouldn\'t recommend lavender unless it\'s used as a spot treatment, the potential for irritation (it\'s a member of the mint family and photo-sensitive) is huge.
I love carrot seed oil and would chose oils that multitask, such as:
-Rosehip Oil: Moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, anti-scar, firming/elasticity, healing, tissue regeneration,
-Sea Buckthorn Oil: Moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, anti-scar, firming/elasticity, healing, tissue regeneration, all skin types, preservative/antioxidant
-Carrot Seed oil: anti-inflammatory, sebum regulator, quickly absorbed, anti-scar, firming/elasticity, healing, tissue regeneration, and all skin types, preservative/antioxidant
-Red Raspberry Seed Oil: Sun protection, moisturizing, anti-wrinkle, anti-inflammatory, anti-scar, firming/elasticity, healing, tissue regeneration, preservative/Antioxident.
-Helchrysum Essential Oil: anti-inflammatory, quickly absorbed, anti-scar, firming/elasticity, healing, tissue regeneration, all skin types

Janice Shirley
1 Years Ago

Doesn't tell how to use them.


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Maria Lopez
1 Years Ago

Marinela Carbajal Medrano, Georganna Holleran, Marie Goforth Little, not that you need it


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Marinela Carbajal Medrano
30 Nov 2015

I have minus monoi!! Love my Young Living essential therapeutic oils!

Where there is love there is life
1 Years Ago

There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you are the one that will change theirs.


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vomozo exports
1 Years Ago

Vomozo Exports is leading Global Sourcing Company of India. We value the trust and faith of our customer and partners. We have various types of Oils. Manufacturer and Exporters of Natural Essential Oils ,Attars, Absolutes etc... We can exports anything you desire.

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vomozo exports
1 Years Ago

Manufacturer and Exporters of Natural Essential Oils ,Attars, Absolutes etc...
Vomozo exports is an Global outsourcing Company. We exports almost all types of Oils.
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Lavender
1 Years Ago

can be applied directly to the skin?
http://www.essentialoilspower.com/


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