Before you apply any essential oil to your face, you need to dilute it with a carrier oil. Essential oils are the purest form of oils and can irritate your skin when applied directly. Carrier oils help to reduce the intensity of the essential oils. You can use the following carrier oils to mix essential oils:
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
- Avocado oil
- Almond oil
- Grapeseed oil
- Apricot oil
Pick your carrier oil and follow the below steps:
- Mix the carrier oil and essential oil in a bottle.
- Use 10 drops of essential oil per 5 ml (approximately one teaspoon) of carrier oil.
- Use the blend twice daily on your face.
To be on the safe side, do a patch test before applying the oil to your face. Apply one drop of the oil mixture on a small area of the skin on the inside of your elbow. Wait for at least 24 hours. If you experience no reactions, you can use go ahead and use the oil mixture on your skin.
Although essential oils are the purest form of oils derived from plants, it doesn’t mean that they are completely risk-free. They may cause allergic reactions. Here are the risk factors you should be aware of before using essential oils.