A balance of things in life is always good (goodbye, holiday excesses!) – and your skin is no exception. So, how do you keep your skin balanced with so many variables in the mix?
A good skincare routine is an excellent start to an overall skincare wellness plan but add in some balancing essential oils and your skin is going to be back on an even keel in no time. The benefits of essential oils in skincare are surprisingly many, as we discussed in earlier blog post. But in this blog post, let’s take a look at three of our favorite balancing essential oils for skincare: Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) and rose (Rosa × damascena).
How Essential Oils Balance the Skin
Depending on the essential oil, an essential oil can help to balance your skin by:
- Regenerating skin cells
- Smoothing out wrinkles
- Removing dirt and grime
- Helping to repair damaged skin
- Balancing the acidic/alkaline levels in your skin.
Lavender Essential Oil for Skincare
Lavender essential oil is a go-to essential oil for many conditions and balancing your skin is no exception. Lavender is a soothing, gentle essential oil with an herbaceous, slightly floral, aroma which calms the mind, in addition to restoring your skin to its best possible self.
How We Use Lavender Essential Oil for Skincare: Lavender essential oil is used in our in-house holistic facials, and is an ingredient in both our Facial Cleanser Gel and our Keep on Balancing Face Oil (more on that below).
Geranium Essential Oil for Skincare
Geranium essential oil is one of the best balancing essential oils for skincare. Why? It is suitable for all skincare types: Oily, dry, or combination skin. So, no matter your skincare issue, it can step up and help to balance out the problem. And did we mention its gorgeous, rosy aroma as well!
How We Use Geranium Essential Oil for Skincare: Geranium essential oil is another essential oil which we use in our in-house holistic facials. And you’ll find it in our Keep on Balancing Face Oil.
Rose Essential Oil for Skincare
It is not the first time that we’ve mentioned rose essential oil in our blogs. And for good reason. Rose is the quintessential ingredient in all skincare products. It is especially popular among ladies of a certain age as it can help rejuvenate skin cells and balance out dry and mature skin. Its deep, floral, warm, and a certain “je ne sais quoi” aroma makes it one of the most mysterious and alluring of the florals in the essential oil world.
How We Use Rose Essential Oil in Skincare: Are you surprised? We also use rose essential oil in our in-house holistic facials! And you’ll find it in our best selling Fifty is the New Thirty moisturizing face oil.
Keep on Balancing Face Oil for Skincare
In case you want to try balancing essential oils for skincare straight-out-of-the-box, and ready to go, we put together the most amazing of balancing skincare products: Keep on Balancing Face Oil. We added the perfect ingredients of essential oils such as lavender, geranium, and rosemary, backed up by rosehip, evening primrose, and jojoba oils.
Not only have we balanced out this blend with the right essential oils, but rosehip, evening primrose and jojoba oils have been added in the perfect proportions to compliment the overall blend. Add this oil to the final step of your skincare cleansing routine (cleanse, tone, and moisturize).
Balancing Essential Oil Blends
If you’re looking to mix some of your own balancing essential oil blends at home, try some of these fun combinations:
- Rose, geranium, and clary sage (Salvia sclarea) essential oils
- Geranium, frankincense (Boswellia carteri), and sweet orange (Citrus sinensis) essential oils
- Lavender, rose, and geranium essential oils.
Add to a simple base of jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) oil to get started!
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.