Top Anti-Aging Essential Oils with Amazing Results
There are many great uses for essential oils, including helping to combat wrinkles and worse, sagging. The good news is there are some all-natural, anti-aging essential oils — some you may even have in your home and others that you can easily order online — that you can put into your arsenal to successfully combat aging, including making your own anti-aging serum.
The 4 Best Anti-Aging Essential Oils
1. Jojoba Oil
You may not have heard of jojoba oil before, but it is probably one of the most hydrating oils in the entire world and it does so in a surprisingly non-oily fashion. I know that sounds odd but there is a big difference between oily and greasy.
Jojoba oil contains many beneficial ingredients, including vitamin E, vitamin B complex, silicon, chromium, copper and zinc. It can also address most peoples lack of iodine, as it has a very high percentage of iodine at 82 percent — this is jojobas super power.
Our sebaceous glands are microscopic glands in our skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter called sebum. The texture and composition of jojoba oil is very close to our skins natural sebum. As we age our sebaceous glands produce less sebum, which is why we get dry skin and hair.
One benefit of jojoba is that it plays the role of sebum and moisturizes our skin and hair when our body stops doing it naturally. On the other hand, too much sebum, which happens when hormone levels are high, can result in oily skin and acne.
Jojoba oil removes sticky buildup or excess oil, too; it keeps your oil levels balanced. That makes it a strong natural treatment for eczema as well as home remedy for acne, plus it's beneficial for other dry-skin conditions as well.
Jojoba oil can also accelerate the wound-healing process by speeding up wound closures and stimulating collagen synthesis.
2. Pomegranate Seed Oil
Next, hunt for pomegranate seed oil — part of a potent natural treatments for skin cancer. Pomegranate seed oil is my favorite ingredient for the serum recipe below, as pomegranate has been used throughout history for its many benefits.
In particular, pomegranates are associated with anti-aging, and the most powerful form of pomegranate for anti-aging and rejuvenation is its oil. You will notice there’s a dark red color with pomegranate oil, which are called bioflavonoids. That dark color also protects your skin from sun damage. If you ever go outside and get a sunburn, put pomegranate seed oil on your skin.
3. Frankincense Oil
What is frankincense good for? It can actually reduce the appearance of sunspots and age spots. If you have uneven color on your skin, some whiteness in some areas, any spottiness or splotchiness, frankincense oil is the boss for evening out skin tone.
Frankincense essential oil is a powerful astringent, meaning it helps protect skin cells. It can be used to help reduce acne blemishes, the appearance of large pores and wrinkles. The oil can be used anywhere where the skin becomes saggy such as the abdomen, jowls, or under the eyes.
Mix six drops of oil to one ounce of an unscented oil like jojoba oil and apply it directly to the skin. Be sure to always do a small patch area though first to test for possible allergic reactions. Always dilute essential oils to a safe percentage depending on age and helth concerns. I recommend a consultation with a certified aromatherapist.
Frankincense has the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, elasticity, defense mechanisms against bacteria or blemishes, and appearance as someone ages. Studies have shown that it helps tone and lift skin, reduces appearance of scars and acne, and heals wounds. It can also be beneficial for fading of stretch marks, surgery scars or marks associated with pregnancy, and for healing dry or cracked skin.
4. Lavender Oil
The last essential oil to use is lavender essential oil. It’s probably the No. 1 oil skin conditions, burns and cuts — but also because it specifically targets your skin, gets it in a healing state and improves cellular communication within your skin.
Arguably the most dangerous and most common risk factor for every disease that affects Americans, free radicals (toxins, chemicals, pollutants, etc.) are responsible for stunting your immune system and causing damage to your body, including your skin.
You need antioxidants to successfully fight free radical damage, and according to research, lavender essential oil helps your body produce three of your bodies most powerful antioxidants, glutathione, catalase and superoxide dismutase.
Most likely due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant characteristics, lavender essential mixed with benefit-rich aloe vera or coconut oil has profound benefits on your skin. Just 10 drops per one ounce of aloe vera or oil will sooth the worst sunburn and bring rapid healing to dry skin, minor cuts and scraps.
Want to reduce age spots? Try mixing lavender oil with frankincense essential oil and put it on your skin first thing in the morning, right after you shower and right before bed. Remember dilute, dilute, dilute!
Your New Anti-Aging Serum
Anti-aging essential oils are the major part of a homemade anti-aging serum that richly hydrates your skin as well as provides antioxidant protection. In addition, it’ll give you certain phytonutrients that improve cellular communication and skin healing.
Here is a good beginner recipe:
Lavender oil – 2 drops
Frankincense oil – 2 drops
Rosemary oil – 1 drop
Fennel oil – 1 drop
Lemon oil – 1 drops
Carrot oil – 2 drops
Evening primrose oil – 1 drops
Jojoba Oil - Fill remainer of 15 ml roller
Directions – massage onto your face and neck every night.
If you would like to try essential oils for aging but would rather not blend your own serum. Here are a few excellent choices that are ready to use and very economical: