Essential Oils for Wrinkles

Essential Oils for Wrinkles: The Natural Solutions for Wrinkle Free

Skin aging can't be entirely prevented but it can be delayed if the causes are avoided. Some of the causes are

  • Principally Genetics
  • Chronological Age
  • Amount of Sun Exposure
  • Environment Pollutans
  • Stress
  • Significant Weight Gain or Loss
  • Smoking

Note that excessive exposure to the sun is one of the major causes of premature aging of the skin so, as much as you can, use high quality sunscreens when going outdoors or even at times you think it is least needed like in the winter.

Wearing protective clothing and hats as needed.

Proper nutrition and water intake is required as well.

Use moisturizing lotions to keep our skin's moist. Don't use heavily scented soap.

Moist skin can heal better and it feels more comfortable than dry skin.

Can Aromatherapy delay skin aging?

Aging is part of life and can't be entirely prevented but we can delayed it if we avoided the cause of skin aging. Many commercial products are trying to develop the ultimate anti-aging product and researches may have yields promising result.

It is believed that enzyme inhibitors and antioxidants shows efficacy in slowing down the aging process of the skin. With this in mind, it practically supports the potential of using essential oils, especially essential oils for wrinkles which I listed below.

How does essential oils for wrinkles works?

With the increases of our age, our skin elasticity will also reduced resulting to breaking of the collagen and this leads to wrinkles and stretch marks appearance

There are essential oils that could potentially inhibit elastase (which the main reason in reducing the skin elasticity) and slow the aging process.

Lemon, grapefruit, juniper and black pepper. These essential oils show great potential with their quality in vitro inhibition.

Essential Oils for Wrinkles

Here are some essential oils for wrinkles and anti aging skin:

  • lemon
  • grapefruit
  • juniper
  • black pepper.
  • Marjoram
  • Roman Chamomile
  • Fennel
  • Clary Sage
  • Frankincense
  • Geranium
  • Lavender
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Rosemary
  • Rose
  • Rosewood

The Facts

Though very little clinical research on the effects of essential oils on skin such as sebum production and wrinkle prevention, But there is some data about essential oils and other skin problems such as sunburn and healing wounds.

Most of the aromatherapy practitioner had to rely on anecdotal evidence, personal experience and historic use.

The Recipe

Normal to dry skin for women in mid 30s

Blends 8 drops of Cypress, 10 drops of Lavender, 10 drops of Geranium, and 5 drops of Sandalwood. Put that blend together with 4 tablespoon carrier oils.

Use at least twice a day after you clean your face. Apply a small amount and with upward stroke gently to your face and neck.

Suggestion to use this blend for 3 months period. You will notice there will be fewer wrinkles.

Normal to oil skin for women in mid 40s

Blends 5 drops of Clary Sage, 10 drops Lavender, 10 drops of Frankincense and 8 drops of Ylang ylang. Put that blend together with 4 tablespoon carrier oils.

Use at least twice a day after you clean your face. Apply a small amount and with upward stroke gently to your face and neck.

For extra moisturing effect on your skin

Blends 8 drops of Fennel, 8 drops of Clary Sage, 6 drops of lavender, 6 drops of geranium.

As moisturizing lotion, you can add that blend to 2 tablespoon carrier oils (apricot kernel or sweet almond). Put a small amount on your clean face and massage it upwards before you goto bed

As toner, you can add the blend to 4 ounces filtered water and 1 ounce witch hazel. Use it as toner in morning and night

Anti Wrinkle Treatment

Makes 4 ounces

The healing properties of comfrey and witch hazel can soothe aging skin, while the patchouli oil is known for its ability to skin cell regenation, help tighten sagging skin and may ward off wrinkles.

  • 1/4 cup comfrey infusion
  • 1/4 cup witch hazel
  • 10 drops patchouli essential oil

To make a comfrey infusion, gently crush 1/8 cup comfrey leaves and place in a small bowl. Pour 1/2 cup boiling water over comfrey and cover. Steep 5 to 10 minutes. Strain and cool before using.

Combine 1/4 cup of the infusion with witch hazel and patchouli. Store in a clean bottle. To use, apply to affected areas with a clean cotton ball twice daily.

Recipe courtesy of Kim Erickson.

Anti-Ageing Skincare

Recommended products for preventing wrinkles

Classic Rose Facial Oil. can help moisten dry skin and help promote new skin cell, prevent skin aging. This products perfect for dry skin type and needed damage repair.

Rosehip Seed Oil. is a carrier oil that great to make synergy blends to prevent wrinkles and skin aging.

Reference Books

J. Bensouilah, P. Buck, Aromadermatology: Aromatherapy in the Treatment and Care of Common Skin Conditions, (Radcliffe Publishing, 2006)

R. Wilson, Aromatherapy: Essential Oils for Vibrant Health and Beauty, (Avery, 2002)

K. Keville, M. Green, Aromatherapy A Complete Guide To The Healing ( The Crossing Press, 2008)

J. Fitzsimmons, P.M. Bousquet, Aromatherapy Answers: Your Practical Guide to Common Ailments

Other pages that you might find helpful

Essential Oils for Face
List of essential oils for face based on your skin type.

Essential Oils for Wrinkles Essential Oils for Wrinkles

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