ESSENTIAL OILS IN NATURAL COSMETICS
Essential oils, with the exception of lavender and teacup, are not recommended to be applied directly to the skin because they can irritate or cause an allergy due to their high concentrations. Essential oils are usually combined with carriers (base oil, butter, beeswax, flower water, lanolin, vinegar, etc.) that dilute them. If you are prone to allergies, it is best to use the essential oil first to slash on the forearm and wait for 24 hours. If there is no skin reaction, the oil is safe to use. Just to avoid allergies, always use essential oils of proven quality from being breeding. If the bottle is damaged or the ethereal oil has a strange and unusual odor, it is likely that the expiration date is expire. Also, strictly follow the instructions that need to be written on the bottle - life span, Latin name, country of origin, chemotype (main chemical ingredient of essential oil), method of obtaining and breeding, part of the plant from which it was obtained oil and LOT number (procurement systematization).
Essential oils that contain a large number of phenols or ketones, such as thyme, oregano, clover, scallops, anis seed, oranges, ordinary sage, mint, paprika and rosemary, may irritate the skin at higher concentrations. Essential oils, especially those obtained from citrus fruits such as bergamot, grapefruit, lemon, mandarin, orange or essential oils such as angels, ginger and cumin are phototoxic - in contact with UV rays they may irritate the skin. So it is best if you apply this oil to your skin in cream, lotion or massage oil, avoiding the sun for the best 12 hours. Essential oils that are most commonly cause allergy - cinnamon (bark and leaf), clove (bud, stalk and leaf), chamomile (roman and german) and melissa - should be avoided at high concentrations.
Which essential oils are you best to use (depending on your skin type)?
Normal skin - chamomile (german and roman), rose geranium, lavender, neroli, rose otto, jasmine, rose wood, cedar, orange, petit grein, ylang-ylang
Dry skin - lavender, neroli, sandal, rose petals, chamomile (germanium and roman), patchouli, orange, incense
Oily skin - lavender, tea, germanium chamomile, sandal, lemon, rosemary, healing sage, pine, marmalade, blueberry, mint, cypress, vetiver, bergamot
Mixed skin - German and Roman chamomile, lavender, patchouli, sandal, rose neroli, jasmine, healing sage, pine, sweet, sweet orange, incense
Sensitive / problematic skin - chamomile (German and Roman), lavender, neroli, rose petals, teacup, lemon, cedar, rosemary, sage, ginger, clove
Mature / tired skin - incense, myrtle, neroli, sandal, rose otto, basil, incense, rose wood, lavender
Regeneration - rose, jasmine, neroli, patchouli, rose wood, lavender