The Best Essential Oils for Dry Skin

The Best Essential Oils for Dry Skin

 Your skin is your body’s biggest organ. It’s also the one that faces the most punishment every day. From the weather to environmental factors to your own lifestyle, the world can throw a lot of punishment at your skin. Dry skin can be a major problem and one that can bring about a lot of additional problems including itching, burning, flaking, and more.

This can not only make you physically uncomfortable, but can also lead to mental distress as well. After all, your appearance matters and can impact confidence, self-esteem, depression, and more. In short, taking care of your skin matters in a big way.

To do so, moisturizing the skin is absolutely vital. There are numerous products designed to help with this, but the fact is that they can be expensive and leave behind an oily residue. Using natural treatments may be a better choice, and essential oils are one of the best ways to go about treating dry skin and improving the way your skin looks and feels.

How do Essential Oils Help Dry Skin?

Using essential oils to help dry skin provides several very real benefits to you, and taking a closer look can help you see why adding them to your daily regimen is well worth doing.

  • They are more affordable than expensive creams and lotions. One or two drops of an essential oil blended with a carrier oil is all it takes, and a little goes a long way.
  • Used properly, they’ll leave none of the greasy feeling residue behind that some creams or lotions can bring.
  • The aroma of essential oils helps to provide additional health benefits. Essential oils can help reduce anxiety, improve happiness, promote weight loss, and more. Not only will you be giving yourself healthier skin, but could also be creating better health and well-being overall.

And you get these benefits along with actual results. Essential oils work to combat dry skin by moisturizing it, and can help the skin feel better while also reducing the development of wrinkles, age spots, and other discolorations. In other words, they’re a perfect choice for anyone hoping to improve their skin’s health.

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Using Essential Oils To Help Moisturize Dry Skin

Combating dry skin with essential oils is a fairly straightforward process, but something that you’ll need to stick with in order to get the best results. It’s not an overnight miracle cure, but if you set up a basic regimen you’ll begin to see results fairly quickly.

To use essential oils for dry skin, you’ll need to dilute them with a carrier oil. This helps prevent irritation and ensures that you can evenly disperse the oils throughout the skin instead of in a single area. As mentioned above, a little goes a long way when it comes to essential oils. So by adding a few drops of the essential oil to a carrier oil (at 3% dilution) is enough to provide you with a great dry skin lotion. Use almond oil, coconut oil, or avocado oil as the carrier oil to give the skin even more nourishment.

There are also certain essential oils that work better than others. The right essential oils will help moisturize the skin and also provide it with additional benefits like improved cellular health – not to mention the aromatherapy benefits. With that in mind, here are a few of the best oils to use.

  • Lavender – Lavender essential oil can soothe the body and mind and also help provide you with nourishment to the skin that will help replenish it and hydrate it. It provides plenty of aromatherapy benefits along with healthier skin.
  • Chamomile – Chamomile has played a role in natural healing for centuries. It’s well regarded for its ability to help improve skin health, fight off the signs of aging, and provide moisturization to dry, itchy skin. It can also help soothe the itching, burning irritation of extremely dry skin.
  • Rose – Rose essential oil is not only wonderful smelling and capable of providing calming effects on the mind, but can also help promote better skin health, reduce irritation and burning, and help to moisturize the skin as well.
  • Ylang Ylang – This is nature’s antiseptic, and can help keep the skin clean and free of contaminants. But, it can also help moisturize the skin and keep it more well-nourished, making it a perfect choice as well.

Each of these can be used on their own, or blended with one another in your carrier oil to create an even better tincture. The bottom line is that if you’ll take care of your skin the right way, you can look better and feel better than ever. The essential oils above can help make that easier to do.

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Do you use essential oils to help with dry skin? Let us know what your favorite oils to try in the comments below. 

40 thoughts on “The Best Essential Oils for Dry Skin

  1. Amber says:

    Currently after washing my face at night I utilize essential oils as a moisturizer. They assist with my uneven skin. I have dry patches and oily patches, and this helps to balance my skin all over. My current oil is “Royally Flawless Facial Oil Face Moisturizer” from Crunchy Betty. It consist of: organic argan oil, organic jojoba oil, organic apricot kernel oil, organic sea buckthorn oil, organic carrot seed oil, frankincense essential oil, organic roman chamomile essential oil, organic palmarosa essential oil, natural vitamin E oil, organic geranium essential oil. Also, when you purchase, she includes the recipe!

  2. Carrie Wisner says:

    I already use coconut oil as my allover moisturizer, now all i need is the chamomile oil. Very informative article, thank you for sharing:)

  3. gloria patterson says:

    My 87 yr old mother has major dry skin and she would love this. I am going to have to mix her up some of each of these and see what she likes the best

  4. Laura says:

    I will stock up on oils before winter. I use rose water but didn’t know about the oil. This is a good idea to avoid flakiness!

  5. Trish says:

    I love Organic Aromas oil blends. I have the designer series. I just found out that an itchy spot on my head is eczema so I am now looking for an oil blend for that, any suggestions?

  6. Anna Waller says:

    I know you have your own brand of essential oils you would like to sell, but I have some cheaper brands I purchased from Walmart of lavender oil. I was just wondering, to finish using it, if cheaper brands are safe to use on facial skin?

  7. Shannon Cramer says:

    I’m always looking for more natural, less harsh and irritating ideas for skin and overall body care. Thank you for more great ideas!

  8. Michael says:

    I just recently developed dry skin issues so I’m ready to try anything. I had no idea essential oils could be so effective. I already have one of your diffusers which works incredibly. Now I need to restock on your equally incredible oils!

  9. Rhosael Ciandre says:

    this was very informative, thanks
    I am just getting into essential oils and making my own skin care so all the information I can get as to what are the best oils and how to use then is truly appreciated.
    thanks so much for your products the diffusers/nebulizers are amazing!!

  10. Cyndie Walls says:

    Great review! I love using Essential Oils in DIY face and body products. I would love to try your Essential Oils! Thanks for sharing this information!

  11. Trish F says:

    I’ve used all of these oils for a facial serum along with geranium oil. Love how they sink into the skin. I think they help. Thanks for the fantastic article.

  12. April says:

    We enjoy using essential oils in our home for many reasons and one of the great benefits is the natural way oils like lavender and chamomile aid in caring for your skin. They are wonderful at keeping the skin more supple and moist which in turn keeps dry skin from being itchy. Simply lovely!

  13. Nancy-Lee Carpenter says:

    I can’t believe how quickly the condition of my skin changed, for the better, once I started adding rose and lavender essential oils to my base oil.

  14. Kelvin Gervacio Jr. says:

    My face produces excess oils so after washing my face I use a combination of jojoba oil (about 2 drops) and lavender oil (1 drop) to bring balance to my skin.

    I got my fiancé into using essential oils and she loves it. She has delicate and dry skin, but lavender oil helps soothe her skin. Thanks for the information in this article, very useful.

    Kindest Regards,

    Kelvin Jr.

  15. Zelah says:

    I’ve made up facial and body oils with essential oils and a blend of carrier oils.

    I would love to hear your take on the best essential oils (and carrier oils!) to use with combination skin.

  16. Linda says:

    Use a blend of oils to minimize wrinkles every night. My son swears that his moisturizer that has oils keeps him from getting acne.

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