The Best Essential Oils for Your Skin

What are the best essential oils for your skin? What do they contain and how does it work? How long will it last?

These questions are answered in this post.

Essential Oil Benefits:

1) They Help You Relax & Calm Down!

2) They Improve Your Mood & Feelings!

3) They Can Lower Blood Pressure & Lower Cholesterol Levels!

4) They Are Good For Digestion And Weight Loss!

5) They Can Prevent Dandruff!

6) They Are Great For A Healthy Hair & Nails!

The Best Essential Oils for Your Skin:

These are the top essential oils for your skin. The list is based on scientific research and other sources. There are many different types of essential oils, so I have chosen only those with proven benefits.

Some of these may not be suitable if you suffer from allergies or sensitivity to them. If you are interested in reading more about the science behind these oils, please read my previous post here.

Note: I am not recommending any particular brand of essential oil. All the products mentioned in this post were purchased by me personally and used at home without testing their safety before publication. Please use them at your own risk!

1) Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender essential oil has a very sweet and strong scent. It is one of the most popular oils due to its well known skin benefits. It can be used for a wide range of purposes such as relaxation, sleep, skin care, stress relief and immune system.


Treat skin insect bites, minor burns, acne, pimples and rashes.

Treat minor skin tears, bruises, abrasions and sunburn.

Treat mild skin inflammations, insect and pet allergies.

Relieve pain from minor burns.

Treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot and ringworm.

2) Rose Essential Oil

Rose essential oil has a very sweet smell of roses which is loved by many people. The rose plant has been used for a long time as both a medicine and a beauty treatment. The oil is used for treating various skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, acne, scars, wrinkles, dry skin, burns and wounds.


Treat mild skin redness, rosacea and sunburn.

Mild scar removal after healing.

Improve appearance of aging skin including fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.

Treat dry skin, eczema and psoriasis.

Moisturize your skin.

Astringent to treat small cuts and burns.

3) Lime or Lemon Essential Oil

Lime or lemon essential oil has a very strong fresh smell. It is mostly used in cleaning products due to it’s purifying and cleansing effects. The oil is also used in some natural cleaners and disinfectants.


Treat acne, pimples and blemishes.

Warts and verrucas.

Acne scar removal after healing.

Acne prevention.

Treat fungal infections such as athlete’s foot, ringworm and jock itch.

Clean your skin pores and treat blackheads.

4) Peppermint Essential Oil

Peppermint essential oil has a cool, refreshing scent. It can be used for many purposes such as treating stomach problems, headaches, muscular pain, skin conditions and loss of appetite.


Treat nausea, queasiness, stomach aches and indigestion.

Relieve headaches and migraines.

Reduce muscle pain caused by strains and sprains.

Treat skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne, psoriasis and eczema.

Improve circulation.

Regulate and improve the process of oil production in your skin to prevent skin from becoming dry.

5) Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Eucalyptus essential oil has a very strong smell that can be irritating to some people. It is a natural decongestant and is mostly used for treating respiratory illnesses such as colds, influenza, chesty colds and bronchitis.


Treat respiratory illnesses such as coughs, colds, chest congestion, head and chest colds.

Natural decongestant.

Treat asthma and other respiratory issues.

6) Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang ylang essential oil has a very sweet and strong smell. It can be expensive but is worth the price. It is mostly used for treating mental and emotional conditions such as depression, stress and anxiety.


Ease mental and emotional stress, tension and anxiety.

Treat depression and mood swings.

Promote relaxation and sleep.

Besides being a great personal scent, these oils can all be used for a wide range of purposes so you know you’re getting the most out of your oils!

Who knew something that smells so good can do so much good!

This is just a small list of what your oils can do. The real power is in the research so that you can find out how to use them all for the maximum benefits.

Enjoy experimenting and have fun!!

Thank you for reading this article. We hope you found it useful and now have a greater knowledge about how to use essential oils. We’ll be back soon with more interesting and helpful articles.

If you’re new to essential oils and want to learn more, you can find out the best places to buy essential oils just below.

Thanks again for reading!

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Repellent activity of essential oils: a review by LS Nerio, J Olivero-Verbel, E Stashenko – Bioresource technology, 2010 – Elsevier

Repellency effect of forty-one essential oils against Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex mosquitoes by A Amer, H Mehlhorn – Parasitology research, 2006 – Springer

Essential oils used in aromatherapy: A systemic review by B Ali, NA Al-Wabel, S Shams, A Ahamad… – Asian Pacific Journal of …, 2015 – Elsevier