Anti-Aging Essential Oils: Information and Recipes

by Sumedha Rewar

This article is the most suitable for crafting your own essential oil recipes to reduce the effect of age on your skin. You’ll be happy to know about the natural ways to get rid of the wrinkles of the skin by preparing your own recipes.

Now, you’ll think about purchasing the lotions from dermatologists and departmental stores but those are very expensive and might contain certain unsuitable additives for your skin. You can think about getting the natural and effective ways to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, elasticity and aging spots. Your skin will look younger and shiny with the self-crafted anti-ageing oils.

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About Aging and Skin

Skin is the largest body organ and it consists of 15% of the total body weight. Your skin can be protected from environmental variations and is a major element of the immune system. There are many good bacteria living on the skin surface, which keeps a check on the microbes.

Aging has an effect on the skin appearance as the skin loses elasticity with age and becomes dry and thin. There are many factors on which the appearance of aging depends, including smoking, genes, diet, hydration level, stress, facial expressions, skin care and sun exposure. In females, hormones also play the major role in revealing the impact of aging. The phase of menopause is very challenging with psychological and hormonal aspects.

These chemical changes in the skin are responsible for the loss of collagen and elastin from the skin, which can keep the skin firm and tight. The oil producing glands get reduced in output and size due to which the skin loses its moisture. Essential oils can replace the lost moisture and helps the skin to get repaired. These oils can speed up the cell renewal and increase the collagen production.

Oils for fighting the Skin Aging

Clary Sage: It is antiseptic and antibacterial oil, which can tighten the pores. It can improve the skin texture and appearance. If your skin needs a mild essential oil to use on the delicate parts of your face, clary sage is the best option for you.

Geranium: This essential oil has been used for thousands of years. It is an oil to improve circulation, protects the skin cells and promotes new growth. Geranium extracts moisture from the body to hold it there. The oil combats the puffy eyes.

Frankincense: This oil promotes the cell growth in the skin. Hence, it is used widely for treating eczema, minimize scars and treat skin issues. It can act as an important protective agent and used in many moisturizers for skin tightening.

Rose:  Rose oil can give firming tone to your skin and encourages the cell renewal. It is ideal for rejuvenation of the skin and decreases the dull feel. It even helps in the removal of all wrinkles on face and body parts. The fragrance of the oil is mesmerizing.

Carrot seed: Carrot seed offers skin renewal properties and renewal of cells. It is the best for the stressed skin due to environmental issues. This ingredient is included in many skin care products and has a rich aroma. It is indeed the choice of many gentlemen.

Myrrh: This essential oil is a boon for the skin. It fights aging and has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. It can be used for sensitive and irritable skin. Myrrh has antibacterial properties and reduces acne. It is even used in skin serums and eye creams.

Ylang Ylang: This oil is the best for regenerating the skin affected by aging. It can reduce the lines and wrinkles on gradual usage. It is also used to add floral notes to the body lotions and shower gels.

Lavender: This is a fantastic ingredient for smell and moisturizing the skin. It can enhance the blood flow and rejuvenates the skin cells by supplying oxygen and nutrients to the skin. You can use it in any way as it is one of the safest products.

Patchouli: Patchouli works in the best way to get rid of the yeast, fungi, bacteria, and blemishes on the skin. It is good for the sensitive skin and benefits the density of the skin to make it look plump and young.

Helichrysum: It is an immortal flower, which can help in rejuvenation for the aging of the skin. It reduces the scars and stretch marks of the body by becoming ideal to the delicate facial skin. It would be a great option to get a perfect tone of the face after a chemical peel or exfoliation of the skin.

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DIY Recipes for reducing the wrinkles and aging signs on the skin

Soothing Serum for Eyes

Mix these ingredients and keep them in a glass bottle. Apply around the eye area with fingertips. The solution should not get inside the eyes.

  • 1 drop Lavender EO
  • 1 drop Lemon EO
  • 1 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond oil

Reduce fine lines near eyes

Mix the ingredients in a mid-sized glass bottle. Shake it thoroughly and apply every night before going to the bed. The lines around the eyes will start reducing with time.

  • 6 drops Borage oil
  • 1-2 drops Avocado oil
  • 10 drops Rosehip oil
  • 5 drops Carrot seed oil
  • 3-4 drops Frankincense oil
  • 7-8 drops Sweet almond oil

Anti-Aging Serum

Add the ingredients in an apothecary bottle which is perfect for this recipe. Use the serum at night time by dabbing the areas where the spots of aging appear.

  • 3 tablespoons Rosehip seed oil
  • 3 tablespoons Sweet almond oil
  • 10 drops Cypress essential oil
  • 5 drops Frankincense essential oil
  • 10 drops Geranium essential oil

Moisturizer for a youthful skin

Whip the coconut oil with mixer till it comes fluffy. Add essential oils mentioned below and blend again. Store it in a container with a tight lid. Use anytime to moisturize the skin or body.

  • 1 cup coconut oil
  • 10 drops Frankincense oil
  • 10 drops Myrrh oil
  • 2-3 drops Carrot seed oil (optional)
  • 2-3 drops Ylang Ylang (optional)
  • 2-3 drops Lavender oil (optional)

Cell Renewal Face Mask

Mix the ingredients with water to form a paste-like solution and store it in a container. Apply to the areas experiencing aging appearance and sit for 30 minutes. Rinse with cool and fresh water.

  • 3-4 tablespoons of natural green clay
  • 1 drop Frankincense oil
  • 1 drop Carrot seed oil
  • 1 drop Lavender oil
  • Water

Anti-Wrinkle moisturizer for face and body

Heat the shea butter and coconut oil over medium heat and melt them. Add the essential oils and blend well. Let the mixture get cooled. Beat it with a hand mixer and make it fluffy. Store in a mason jar or container.

  • 2 tablespoons shea butter
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon sweet almond oil
  • 8 drops Frankincense oil
  • 8 drops Lemon Oil
  • 8 drops Lavender Oil

Aloe Vera and Carrot Seed Face Moisturizer

Mix the ingredients together and blend them completely. Store it in a glass jar.

  • 3 drops Carrot seed oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons Aloe Vera gel
  • 1 tablespoon Jojoba oil

Anti-aging facial scrub

Combine the ingredients to form a paste and keep in a glass jar. Open the face pores by applying warm towel or stream on the face. Use the scrub once or twice in a week.

  • 1 tablespoon raw honey
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 1 drop Lavender oil
  • 1 drop Frankincense oil

Refreshing Body Lotion

Add the coconut oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, vitamin E and beeswax to the double boiler. Melt them with low heat. Whisk it with rosewater and aloe vera gel. Blend it till emulsion level is reached. The mixture becomes thick and white in color. Keep it in a jar. Use it on your face and body after morning bath.

  • 1 oz Beeswax pastilles
  • ¼ cup rosewater
  • ¼ cup aloe vera gel
  • ½ cup coconut oil
  • ½ cup jojoba oil
  • ½ cup shea butter
  • 15 drops Lavender oil
  • 10 drops Geranium oil
  • 5 drops Palmarosa oil
  • 2 tablespoons Vitamin E oil

Tips for using Anti-Aging Blends of Oils

Make sure that you dilute the concentrated essential oils with carrier oils to get the required effects. Skin preparations require cleanliness and hygiene while preparing them. It is easy to add carrier oil. The thumb rule is to add one ounce (30 ml) of carrier oil in totally 12 drops of essential oil combination. The right selection of the base oil can enhance the results of essential oils.

A list of common carrier oils:

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Avocado Oil
  • Grapeseed Oil
  • Sweet Almond Oil
  • Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Evening Primrose Oil
  • Rosehip Seed Oil

If you are concerned about the aging effects of your skin, it is important to take care of it in general. The usage of citrus-based oils can cause sensitivity to the sun. The safe use can be made by using it at night or before 10 hours of the direct sun exposure.

Some essential oils can be really sensitive for some people. Do a patch test on your skin before using it on your face or body. The essential oils mentioned in the article are safe and can be used without worries, but it is still better to be secured and perform a patch test to avoid any issues. Don’t apply them near the eye area or nostrils to avoid any irritation. Spot treatments are fine for wrinkled skin and the anti-aging recipes work miraculously for the skin.

Play with different formulations but make sure that you don’t use an oil or ingredient which is not practically implemented on anyone. Your DIY recipes can really become effective with the best of preparations and applications on the skin.

Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar
Sumedha Rewar is an expert in aroma-therapy and has experience in sharing valuable information for Reiki and Yoga articles as well. She is eager to know about the newest trends in the market and researching about them in the best way. Her experiments in essential oils with the scientific study have motivated her towards sharing the valuable information for the same.