The answer is yes – but with caution! You should never use essential oils undiluted on your face, or on your skin for that matter. On more delicate skin, this becomes all the more important, since you run the risk of inflaming your skin.
The best oils to use as a base for mixing, then, are beauty oils
. These oils are especially prized in cosmetics because they replicate the consistency and pH levels of the oils that your skin naturally produces, making them both gentler and more effective. Beauty oils are therefore especially good at cleaning the skin, and they facilitate the absorption of products – while reducing the chances of causing adverse reactions. Our favourite beauty oils are rosehip beauty oil
, jojoba beauty oil
, and argan beauty oil
Now that we have that part out of the way : which essential oils should you use?
Well, it depends on what problem you want to address! Geranium essential oil, for example, prevents fluid retention and facilitates drainage – perfect for getting rid of bags under your eyes. Tea tree essential oil, on the other hand, is great at killing acne and the germs that cause it; lavender essential oil can help reduce inflammation and reduce the appearance of mild acne.
All essential oils should be diluted in beauty oils at 5% or less, especially if they’re very acidic.