For centuries, people have used essential oils for skin due to their soothing, purifying, and calming characteristics. While topical application is a simple way to enjoy the skin benefits of essential oils, there are far more creative uses for oils when it comes to skin.
Because essential oils are so versatile, they can easily be used in a number of ways to benefit the skin. Whether your skin is dry, oily, irritated, or otherwise, there is an essential oil skin DIY that can help soothe, moisturize, or cleanse skin on the face and other areas of the body. To find new ways to pamper your skin, take a look at some of doTERRA’s best skin DIYs from the product blog.
Essential Oil Cuticle Cream
Dry, peeling, unhealthy cuticles can be a painful annoyance. If you’ve tried desperately to bring moisture and softness back to your cuticles and the skin around your nails without success, you might need a little help from essential oils. This essential oil Cuticle Cream will help to moisturize dry or cracked areas around the cuticles.
Fractionated Coconut Oil, Myrrh, and Lavender oil will soothe dry, damaged cuticles as Shea butter and beeswax moisturize and soften the skin. If you experience uncomfortable dry skin in other areas, this cream can also be applied to the hands, lips, and anywhere else you might need an extra dose of moisture.
Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub
Infused with real freeze-dried strawberries this Strawberry Lime Sugar Scrub not only smells delicious, but it will do wonders for your skin. Using the soothing effects of doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and the invigorating, purifying properties of Lime oil, this concoction will help to exfoliate the skin, leaving it soft and smooth.
In five simple steps, you’ll soon have a skin-smoothing scrub with the irresistible scent of strawberries and lime. Your hands will be smooth and touchable as you scrub with the mixture under warm water and allow the natural ingredients to do their job. For even softer hands, you can apply doTERRA SPA Hand & Body Lotion after applying the scrub.
Bronzing Lotion Stick
When you want to give your skin a little extra glow, this Bronzing Lotion Stick with essential oils provides a natural solution for adding color to your face without incurring damage from the sun. Using your favorite essential oil, beeswax, Shea butter, and other moisturizing ingredients, these lotion bars will give you a glowing complexion, while helping you avoid heavy makeup or dangerous sun exposure.
A simple, mess-free option for giving your skin a boost, these lotion sticks will melt with the heat of your skin, making for easy application. Not only will you be happy with the extra glow it gives your face, but you’ll also be reaping the cleansing, purifying, and toning benefits of essential oils while this mixture sits on your skin.
Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion
Dry, calloused feet are uncomfortable and unsightly, but instead of paying for an expensive pedicure, you can pamper your feet at home with this easy Whipped Peppermint Foot Lotion DIY. Peppermint and Melaleuca oil will soothe dry, scratchy feet that might feel like sandpaper, while doTERRA Fractionated Coconut Oil and other natural ingredients will help feet to retain their moisture.
Not only is this DIY easy to make, but it also helps to quickly reverse the look and feel of dry, cracking feet. Simply apply the lotion at bedtime, put on a pair of socks, and wake up to smooth, hydrated, sandal-worthy feet!
Essential Oil Clay Facial Mask
One of the quickest and easiest ways to soothe and refresh the skin is by getting a facial. When you don’t have the time or money for a professional facial, try making this essential oil Clay Facial Mask at home to refresh and revitalize your skin. This mixture can be used once a week to help cleanse and restore the skin, using some of the best essential oils for skin—Frankincense, Lavender, and Melaleuca.
After only a few minutes with this clay mask on your face, you will start to feel the cleansing and refreshing benefits of essential oils for skin. No matter your skin type, this rejuvenating clay facial mask will soon become a regular part of your weekly skincare routine.