With school starting up again (or if you’re old like me, work…that never ended to begin with) everyone wants to have their skin in the best condition possible. Let’s all take a beauty note from Cleopatra and remember to slather ourselves in these ancient gems.
1. Elemi - Elemi is like poor man’s Frankincense – it can be used for practically everything, but it’s not nearly as expensive. I’ve gotten the most results out of it on my scars. I scar super easily and when I use this even just once, I notice it’s lighter the next day. It smells kind of weird, but when it works this well, who cares? It’s also said to be beneficial for wrinkles.
2. Grape seed – Grape seed oil is a must-have for any essential oil junkie because it’s a carrier oil that can be used to dilute oils that are too strong. I use it all the time instead of body lotion because it’s so moisturizing, and I even use it on my face when it gets too dry (it won’t break you out!). It contains essential fatty acids and is said to promote skin elasticity.
3. Patchouli - Some people can’t stand patchouli because of its strong smell, but I love it! In addition to easing nausea, this “hippie” oil is also believed to help regenerate skin cells and relieve symptoms of eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.