Essential Oils For Skin Care – What Are the Best Herbs For Skin Care


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Dandelion oil can sound weird since most people think of dandelions as a pesky weed. But dandelion is actually an herb in the class of nettles, like mint and Rosemary. Like so many other herbal herbs, like calendula and plantain, dandelion also provides a variety of medicinal benefits for your skin when infused with essential oil. This article will explore the healing properties of dandelion and also how you can use dandelion oil to treat your skin condition. After reading this article, I am sure that you should have a good knowledge about this herb.

Dandelion Roots Oil

Dandelion roots are the basis of sweet almond oil and it has been used for centuries by the Egyptians. Dandelion roots can be ingested as an ingredient in salads or as a tasty snack by mixing it with vinegar. Sweet almond oil is popularly used as a moisturizer and for skin care. Aloe vera and tea tree oil are some of the other main ingredients for skin care and moisturizing products. Dandelion roots can also be used alternately for hair care. One excellent alternate way to get rid of dandruff is to combine dandelion root and lavender oil for hair care.

Best Way To Sterilize A Dilution

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The best way to sterilize a dilution is to add the oil to a medium hot pot and cover for three minutes before straining. Add one tablespoon of cold water and stir. Let the mixture cool down to room temperature before massaging lightly into your scalp. The dandelion flowers contain chlorophyll and this is why it is important that you do not over saturate your scalp with the oil because the chlorophyll will run off. A medium application of oil once or twice a week should keep your hair looking neat and healthy without over drying.

Dried herbs can be stored in a bottle in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. If using a jar, make sure that the jar is placed in a cool dry area. You should never place dried herbs directly in direct sunlight since the oil content may increase with direct sunlight. You should also avoid placing the jar in direct sunlight or places where there is high humidity.

When using dried dandelion flowers or sweet almond oil infusion make sure that you always use gloves when handling them. The reason is that the oils can become very concentrated when mixed with water or other liquids. Before applying any oil to your skin, always dilute it with water first. Another great way to get more of the oils onto your skin is to massage the oil directly onto your skin.

Using a double boiler, filled with simmering water, to prepare an herbal material is a great way to quickly and easily prepare your herbal infusions. Place your herb-infused oil into the pot and bring to a gentle boil. Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature. Place into a separate container and refrigerate for one to two days depending on the herb. You can store the jar in your refrigerator for up to two months.

Sweet Almond Oil

Sweet almond oil is great for skin health and is one of the most popular herbs used for skin care products. There are many uses for sweet almond oil. It can be used as an eye gel to hydrate the delicate skin around the eye and decrease dark circles. It has antiseptic properties and is great for irritated or chapped lips. You can even make a delicious homemade facial mask out of sweet almond oil and honey. The natural astringent properties of the honey will soothe and protect from redness of pimples and burns.

Conclusion

Herbs have been used for centuries to treat a variety of ailments and conditions. When selecting your essential oils for skin care, always choose the ones that are derived from naturally growing plants and herbs. These oils are much gentler on the body and less likely to cause allergic reactions or other health problems. Look for plant-based oils such as sweet almond oil, dandruff oil, lavender oil and rosewood oil. You will be amazed at how many wonderful oils are available.

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