For every gender, including essential oils for their fragrance and not just for their therapeutic properties, this is certainly an option. Since emotional health is often clearly reflected in the condition of the skin, chances are there are more benefits than just smell.
Remember that there are some oils that should never be applied to the face; these are some of the spicier oils – cinnamon, oregano, clove, and thyme varieties; Cold-pressed citrus oils such as lime, lemon, orange, and bergamot should also be avoided in facials, as these natural essential oils can cause the skin to become overly sensitive to UV rays.
Sea buckthorn is very sweet and should be considered in blends for all skin types. Sea Buckthorn benefits are welcomed by consumers of all ages with a wide range of skin conditions and skin types – it is useful in very small amounts and should only make up 1% of your prescription to enjoy its benefits.
Lavendula Angustifolia – the essential oil that marked the beginning of the modern aromatherapy revolution with the discovery of its almost miraculous healing powers.
Lavender has a balancing, gentle and regenerating effect. It can be added to your mix in any concentration. Its sweet, floral scent is loved by many, but if you find it too sweet and are looking for a strong restorative essential oil, try Helichrysum instead.
Helichrysum contains regenerative molecules unique to this plant with a warmer, slightly spicy, and herbaceous aroma. Helichrysum should only be used in small amounts, otherwise, it can overwhelm other oils.