Written by Kirsten Gray N.D. an Australian Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Nutritionist & Aromatherapist. She is passionate about helping women and families stay strong and healthy using a number of modalities like homeopathy, essential oils and of course healthy diet & lifestyle. Kirsten and her family currently live in Seattle. You can check out other interesting health articles on her website Aromatic Medicine or via Instagram
Did you know that our skin absorbs up to 60 percent of what we put on it?
When it comes to reducing our toxic load it's important to do our research, especially when it comes to skin care. Harmful chemical will accumulate in the body and take a toll on our hormones and cells.
Luckily, our skin can heal and transform itself in just a week or so if you are using the right natural products, free from synthetic fragrance and toxic ingredients.
That’s where essential oils come in!
When I first came across Ouli’s healing ointment I was super excited because I knew they would be a great base when applying essential oils to the skin. This would be especially good for children given the gentle and natural ingredients in the Ouli’s Ointment.
So what are essential oils and how do they benefit your skin?
Put simply, essential oils are naturally occurring, volatile aromatic compounds are found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, flowers, and other parts of plants.
How to apply your essential oils
You can add 1-2 drops of essential oil using your Ouli’s Ointment as the base. This will help preserve your essential oil, prevent oxidation and nourish the skin at the same time, awesome right?
Put some Ouli’s Ointment in your palm, add your oils to that & mix then apply to the skin.
So next time you are wanting to try an essential oil, grab your Ouli’s Ointment and add a few drops… it will nourish your skin and smell amazing at the same time!
You can also add your essential oils to carrier oils like jojoba, argan, fractionated coconut oil or shea butter depending on your skin type.
THE BEST ESSENTIAL OILS FOR YOUR SKIN TYPE
It’s important to know which oils are right for your skin type. so have a read through the lists below and find what suits your skin best! Essential oils in bold are particularly beneficial to skin.
For Oily Skin:
These oils have properties that tend to regulate and normalize oil production:
For Breakouts and Blemishes:
These oils can be added to your moisturizer to calm and prevent breakouts, and can also be applied neat (undiluted) as a spot treatment using a q-tip/cotton bud:
· Melaleuca (tea tree)
For Dry, Chapped Skin:
· Roman Chamomile
For Aging Skin:
For Combination Skin:
These are some of the best essential oils for skin that tends to be both dry and oily (sounds impossible, but I’ve been there!):
For Red Marks and Dark Spots:
Remember that your skin is a reflection of your overall health! Make sure you give some attention to your inner world via diet, nutrition and healthy habits.
Ouli's Ointment founder Stephanie G-M bears all about her families move from London to LA and the hardships of being a freelance, entrepreneurial Mother and Wife. Read the full story on the website Doing It For The Kids