How To Use Essential Oils For Wrinkles and Mature Skin
As your skin matures, it loses its natural firmness and elasticity and becomes thinner and dryer, leading to fine lines and wrinkles. Using essential oils for wrinkles and mature skin can help maintain your skin's elasticity and appearance.
Caution: When applying an essential oil blend around your eyes, make sure not to get it directly in your eyes. If you do, flush your eyes with carrier oil—NOT water. Skin test all blends on a small area to make sure you aren't sensitive to the essential oil or the carrier oils.
Let's start with an aromatherapy skin care recipe to help prevent fine wrinkles:
Using aromatherapy oils for your mature skin and to help get rid of wrinkles can be as simple as combining an essential oil with a carrier oil and applying the blend to your face. You can experiment with various essential oils to find ones that work best for you. Commonly recommended oils to blend home remedies for wrinkles include:
Carrot seed (highly recommended for mature skin)
Cistus (also called rock rose)
Frankincense (highly recommended)
Lavender (highly recommended)
While you can use any carrier oil you like, carriers especially good for wrinkles and mature skin include:
10 drops essential oil of your choice from the above list
Stir the Vitamin E oil and essential oils into softened or melted coconut oil in a glass container. Let set and cover with lid.
Homemade Wrinkle Cream Recipes
Here are two cream recipes containing essential oils for wrinkles. Apply the cream morning and night after washing your face.
Natural Anti-Wrinkle Cream Recipe
1/4 cup shea butter or cocoa butter
1/4 cup organic coconut oil
5 to 7 drops lavender essential oil
8 to 10 drops frankincense essential oil
Place shea or cocoa butter and coconut oil in a double boiler and melt, stirring to blend.
Remove mixture from heat and let cool for about 30 minutes.
Stir in the essential oils.
Let the mixture set until it just starts to solidify (you can put it in the freezer for up to 20 minutes to speed the process). If it becomes too solid to whip, let soften at room temperature before whipping.
Use a mixer to whip the mixture until you have a butter-like consistency (a few minutes). Store in a four-ounce glass container.
Adapted from Organic RN
Homemade Anti-Wrinkle Face Cream
1 tablespoon shea butter
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil
1/4 cup almond oil
1/8 cup coconut oil
1/8 cup beeswax
Essential oils of choice
Place all ingredients except essential oils in a heat-proof glass container (a Pyrex measuring cup works great).
Place the cup in a pan with an inch of water on low heat.
Stir ingredients occasionally until fully melted.
Remove the mixture from heat. Pour mixture into a small glass container.
Stir in essential oils.
Let the mixture sit at room temperature until the cream hardens.
Place the lid on the container, and store in a cool place. Makes about 1/2 cup (lasts about three months).