V Beauty Guide: Essential Oils

V Beauty Guide: Essential Oils

Go Natural, Ease Your Woes, And Benefit Your Body With Our Guide To Essential Oils

Go Natural, Ease Your Woes, And Benefit Your Body With Our Guide To Essential Oils

Text: Jillian Selzer

Whether you prefer au natural health remedies or favor a low-maintenance wellness regime, a hidden gem to add to any beauty routine is an essential oil. Extracted and concentrated directly from their derivative plants, scents can range from dill to coconut to rose, each with a variety of benefits. Essential oils can be inhaled directly, applied topically, or aerated with a diffuser. For those looking for a less-concentrated method, beauty products infused with oils still provide all the benefits of the essentials. Check out our favorite items and their best uses below.

Aura Cacia Lavender Essential Oil, about $10

Best Uses: Sleep aid, relieves tension headaches, calms skin irritations.

Aura Cacia Peppermint Essential Oil, about $9

Best Uses: Clears congestion due to cold or allergies, can be used as a homemade mouthwash when mixed with water, aids digestion.

Enfleurage Rose Otto Pink Essential Oil, starting at $80

Best Uses: Soothes skin irritation and dryness as a result of acne or sensitivity.

Enfleurage Organic Tea Tree Essential Oil, starting at about $10

Best Uses: Anti-bacterial to help clean wounds, natural deodorant, moisturizes dry skin.

Best Uses: Helps reduce scars and stretch marks, anti-nausea, improves mood.

 Now Foods Oregano Essential Oil, starts at $16.99

Best Uses: Aids digestion, packed with antioxidants to fight oncoming cold and flu symptoms.

doTERRA Spearmint Single Essential Oil, starting at $30

Best Uses: Natural breath freshener, anti-nausea, calms and focuses the mind.

doTERRA Geranium Single Essential Oil, $36 

Best Uses: Promotes clear and glowing skin, revitalizes dull hair.

Plant Therapy Fennel Essential Oil, starting at about $8 

Best Uses: Kicks sweets cravings when mixed with water, promotes healthy circulation, boosts metabolism.

 Now Foods Clove Essential Oil, starts at $6.99

Best Uses: Aids in cardiovascular health, maintains tooth and gum health, energizes the body.

Uma Ultimate Brightening Face Oil and Pure Calm Wellness Oil, $150 and $85, respectively

With a mixture of pomegranate, sandalwood, neroli and frankincense, the Ultimate Brightening Face Oil is perfect for skin repair and rejuvenation. Whether you need a pick-me-up after a night out or want to brighten dull skin in your everyday routine, this oil should be your go-to.

Best Uses: anti-inflammatory to minimize redness and even out skin tone, repair damaged skin cells and

The Pure Calm Oil will ease your woes and help fight stress with its floral mix of chamomile, vetiver, jasmine, lavender, and geranium oils. For all the go-getters in life, this oil is sure to help balance out the stress of everyday life with a sound body and mind.

Best Uses: soothes anxiety, loosens muscle tension, promotes physical and mental relaxation

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