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10 Essential Oils for Skin Problems
Do you have a skin problem and want to find a natural solution? Essential oils are excellent at helping your cell recovery and we have several oils that we will suggest to you depending on your skin problem.
Essential oils are a natural remedy for problems such as acne, insect bites, eczema and conditions such as athlete's foot.
We remind you that
The use of essential oils should be made according to the type of oil in question, but none of the recommendations is a substitute for the test that should be done on you. Everyone has different ways of reacting on contact with oils.
Essential oils are extremely concentrated products and therefore require some wisdom. Despite some recommendations for the quantities we make, you should test with yourself and see if the dilution is appropriate. And so see if you can increase the concentration or have to increase the dilution.
Find out more on our list!
See according to your skin sensitivity, test first on the elbow or on a small area of your choice. Wait at least 30 minutes to see if you have any uncomfortable reactions.
1. Bergamot Oil
With a natural citrus aroma Bergamot Essential Oil is known for its anti-bacterial properties and can be used to help relieve mouth ulcers, canker sores, spots and blackheads on the skin.
- Use diluted in Fractionated Coconut Oil if you have sensitive skin.
- To relieve infections in the mouth, place 1 drop in an 80ml glass of water, rinse with water and throw it away.
2. Chamomile Oil
Ideal for those with sensitive skin Chamomile Essential Oil is indicated to treat acne and relieve the symptoms of eczema and skin irritation.
- Add 2 drops of Chamomile Oil and 2 drops of Lavender Oil to a spray with water and apply to irritated skin.
3. Cinnamon Oil
The Cinnamon Essential Oil is incredible to treat bacterial infections thanks to one of its most prevalent components, cinnamaldehyde. This compound is present only in Cinnamon and in a good essential oil such as that of dōTERRA has a concentration of 55 to 76%. Which makes it very effective on skin problems like acne or rashes.
- Dilute 1 to 2 drops in 30 to 60 ml Fractionated Coconut and apply to the affected area.
4. Clove Oil
The Clove essential oil contains eugenol a strong antiseptic, and is an antimicrobiotic and natural antifungal. Excellent for bacterial skin problems such as athlete's foot or other types of skin fungus. The oil is also good for sore throat, sinusitis, asthma and colds.
- Dilute 1 drop in 60 to 80 ml of Fractionated Coconut and apply to the affected area. Helps in the healing and recovery process of the skin.
5. Eucalyptus Oil
This oil deserves a mention in this list because it is an excellent antibacterial. It is suitable for soothing and disinfecting small wounds and cuts. Eucalyptus Essential Oil is also indicated to relieve chickenpox symptoms as it speeds up the healing process.
- Mix 2 drops in 100 ml of Cider Vinegar and apply to cuts or scrapes.
6. Lavender Oil
Known for its calming properties, Lavender Essential Oil is also good for the skin as an antibacterial agent. It is especially good for insect bites, scratches, scraped skin and eczema. Its nature is soothing to both the nervous system and your skin, helping to speed up cell recovery.
- Apply directly to the skin to treat sunburn or other hot surfaces burns and eczema.
It is a natural fungicide and can be used in combination with Clove or Eucalyptus Oil as a solution for those who have a skin fungus. Due to its properties, it inhibits the proliferation of the fungus. Learn more about Lemongrass Essential Oil.
- Mix 2 to 3 drops of Clove Oil with 2 drops of Eucalyptus Oil in a small container or bowl with hot water (only to the point where the feet are submerged) to help treat athlete's foot. Leave for at least 15 minutes, mixing the water and reaching the affected area.
8. Oregano Oil
Contrary to what many of us think, Oregano is not just that finishing touch on an Italian dish or a salad, it is a tremendous ally in a vast number of health problems. As it is extremely strong, it should be used with caution. Learn more about Oregano Essential Oil.
- If you have athlete's foot, place 2 to 5 drops of the oil in hot water (only to the point where your feet are submerged) and soak your feet for at least 15 minutes.
9. Peppermint Oil
The Peppermint Essential Oil is good to relieve skin conditions like acne and dry skin and has toning properties.
- Dilute to Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply wherever you want to feel the freshness of Peppermint. It is good for recovering the skin and accelerating healing. Don't apply pure near the eyes.
10. Tea Tree Oil
It is one of the most suitable oils to use in skin, hair and nail problems due to its therapeutic and anti-inflammatory properties. It is good for dry skin and to treat eczema, skin irritations, infections, cuts and to aid in the healing of the skin. Learn more about Tea Tree Essential Oil.
- Can be used pure, like Lavender, directly on the skin problem.
- Or mix with a small stem of aloe vera (crushed), 6 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, 6 to 10 drops of Vitamin E and 60 to 100 ml (2 to 3.38 oz) of Fractionated Coconut Oil and make a paste to apply directly to the affected area.
Olá Márcia, utilize um bom creme hidratante por exemplo da doterra e misture com óleos essenciais de Copaíba e Lavanda.
gostaria de saber qual oleo é ideal para alergia de pele nas maos ,,a pele chega a sangrar por causa da sensibilidade ao lavar ate mesmo com agua sem sabao ou detergente e agora com a pandemia tem q lavar direto e usar alcool e esta pior ainda. por favor preciso de ajuda
Fabiana uma “pernada” é uma folha/perna da planta aloé vera.
“Ou misture com uma pernada pequena de aloé vera, 6 gotas de Óleo Essencial de Árvore do Chá, 6 a 10 gotas de Vitamina E e 60 a 100 ml de Óleo de Côco Fracionado e faça uma pasta para aplicar directamente na zona afetada.”
o que significa uma pernada de aloé vera?