What are the best DIY face masks with essential oils?
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DIY face masks with essential oils are slowly becoming popular over the years. Essential oils contain so many benefits when it comes to skincare. Not only are they beneficial for skincare, but they are also soo easy to make and can treat many skin problems.
Have annoying acne stress breakouts? Make a DIY face mask with essential oils. Have dry skin? Make a DIY face mask with essential oils. It is that easy.
Essential oils contain many beneficial properties to help with certain skin conditions. Alternatively, if you do not have a specific skin problem, these masks can also help with getting glowing skin.
So, continue reading if you want the full recipes of these DIY face masks with essential oils.
What are Essential Oils?
So, what are essential oils you may ask? Well, essential oils are compounds extracted from plants according to Healthline. Essential oils are distilled through a steam/water method, such as cold pressing.
Once the aromatic compound is extracted it is combined with a carrier oil to make a product which you are familiar with called essential oil.
Examples of essential oils include:
- Tea tree
Benefits of Essential Oils for the Skin
Essential oils are very popular, but despite this fact, there are not many studies out there, however, there are some studies that have been positive and have shown the benefits of essential oils. However, essential oils can be beneficial if used topically.
Essential oils are powerful and very potent, so it is important to know what benefits you want to see because different essential oils do different things. The overall benefits they may provide are:
- Cleansing the skin
- Promotes clear and glowing skin
- Soothing dry skin
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Are Essential Oils Safe to Use for the Skin?
So, are essential oils safe to use on the skin? According to a lot of research, essential oils if diluted to safe levels can be safe to be used topically. The general rule is to use essential oil with a dilution of 1%. However, if you have sensitive skin, I recommend being cautious when using essential oils because their fragrances can cause the skin to become irritated.
However, some essential oils are not meant to be used on the skin. But do not worry, the ones mentioned in this post about DIY face masks with essential oils are safe for the skin.
It is important to emphasize that everyone’s skin is different. What may work for me, may not work for you. So, make sure you do a patch test on your skin. Apply a couple of drops of the essential oil on your arm and leave it on for a few minutes. If your skin is not irritated, then it is safe to use.
What Essential Oils are Good for Face Masks?
As you may know, different essential oils serve a different purpose when used topically. So which essential oils are good for face masks?
- Lavender oil: helps balance out the skin’s moisture levels, while also hydrating the skin. It also contains anti-inflammatory properties.
- Frankincense oil: it can help control the skin’s oil production, which can help people with oily skin.
- Lemon oil: it can help fight inflammation and can help with fighting free radicals. It can also give a person glowing skin.
- Tea tree oil: it is antiseptic and can fight bacteria and inflammation. The antiseptic properties of it can help with fighting acne.
- Eucalyptus oil: is great for moisturizing and hydrating the skin. It may also provide relief to skin rashes.
- Rose oil: contains antioxidants and vitamins A and C, it can help with slowing down the signs of aging.
- Jojoba oil: it contains a natural fatty acid that helps with repairing the top layer of skin.
How do you make DIY Face masks with essential oils like Lavender or Tea Tree Oil?
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The Best DIY Face Mask Recipes with Essential Oils
You might be wondering how to make DIY face masks with essential oils. Well, the first thing you need to do is figure out what benefits you want from the mask. If you have oily, combination, or dry skin, you will probably want a mask for your skin type.
When it comes to making DIY face masks with essential oils, you will need ingredients that suit your skin type. First, you will need to find an essential oil that will work with your skin type. Next, you will need to find the other ingredients that also suit your skin type.
Finding ingredients to use to make your DIY face masks with essential oils should not be hard. This post makes it easy because I have provided you with some recipes for oily, combination, and dry skin types.
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#1. DIY Face Mask for Oily Skin
- 3 tablespoons of powdered clay
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 1 tablespoon of water
- 3 drops of tea tree oil
Put all of the ingredients together and mix them. Once they are mixed and it has turned to a paste-like substance, you can apply it to a clean face. Leave the mask on for 15 minutes and then wash it off. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week.
This DIY face mask with essential oil is very beneficial and amazing if you have oily skin. Clay can help with absorbing excess oil from the skin, and it also helps with cleanses the skin from any impurities and dirt. Tea tree oil is antiseptic which helps with fighting acne. Acne is caused by excess oil and dirt getting clogged in the pores. So, the antiseptic properties of the tea tree oil can help with oily skin.
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#2. DIY Face Mask for Combination Skin
- 2 tablespoons of cooked oats
- 1 tablespoon of cooked flaxseed
- 1 egg white
- 4 drops of rose oil
- 1 tablespoon of honey
First, you will want to cook both the oats and the flaxseeds in different pots. Once they are cooked and cooled down, you can put them both in a bowl. Next, add in the other ingredients and mix them. Once they are mixed, you can apply them to a clean face. Leave this mask on for 15-20 minutes. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week.
This oatmeal mask is great for specifically combination/oily skin because it contains egg white and oats. Egg Whites are great at absorbing oil and helps the overproduction of it. The egg white also tightens the skin which is great if you need that. Flaxseeds also hydrate the skin without making it oily, which is great for us oily people! Rose oil is great for collagen production and can help with inflammation. It can also help protect the skin from sun damage.
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#3. DIY Face Mask for Dry Skin
- 1/2 an avocado (mashed)
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 1 tablespoon of aloe vera gel
- 2 drops of frankincense oil
First, mash the half avocado in a bowl. Once it is mashed, add the other ingredients into the bowl. Next mix everything together until it is smooth. Then apply to a clean face and leave it on for 15-20 minutes. After the time is up, wash it off and apply a moisturizer. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week.
This mask is very beneficial for soothing and moisturizing dry skin. Avocados contain biotin which helps with hydrating the skin. Aloe vera contains moisturizing properties thanks to the watery/gel-like substance. Aloe vera also contains something called mucopolysaccharides which helps the skin retain moisture. Lavender oil helps with many skin problems, and that includes soothing dry skin.
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#4. DIY Face Mask for Acne
- ¼ cup of plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 2 drops of geranium oil
Gather all of the ingredients together in a bowl. Next, mix them. Once the mask is mixed, you can apply it to a clean face. Leave it on for 15-20 minutes, then wash it off and apply a moisturizer. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week.
This DIY face mask with essential oil is extremely beneficial if you have acne. All of the ingredients contain antiseptic and antibacterial properties which are great for cleansing and fighting acne. Geranium oil specifically can help with reducing acne breakouts when used topically.
#5. DIY Face Mask for Glowing Skin
- ¼ a papaya
- 1 tablespoon of honey
- 3 drops of lemon oil
First, you will need to mash the papaya in a bowl. Then, you add the other ingredients to the bowl and mix everything. Once mixed, you can apply it to a clean face. This mask can be used 1-2 times a week.
This face mask is amazing for getting glowing skin. Papayas are notorious for helping with brightening and making the skin glowing. Papayas are natural exfoliators that help with removing dead skin to reveal bright and glowing skin. The lemon essential oil contains antibacterial and antifungal properties which can also help with fighting acne.
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Benefits of the Ingredients
When creating your own DIY Face Masks with essential oils, it’s important to know the benefits of all the ingredients.
Aloe vera: it can help soothe the skin while also moisturizing it. It can also help brighten blemishes while also fighting anti-aging.
Avocado: can protect the skin from sun damage and inflammation. It can also help prevent dry skin thanks to the biotin in it.
Clay: helps with absorbing excess oil the skin may produce. It also helps with cleaning out clogged pores from dirt and other impurities.
Egg white: it can help with regulating the skin’s oil production. It helps with absorbing the skin’s oil and can also help with brightening dark spots.
Flaxseed: it helps with preventing fine lines and wrinkles. It also contains antioxidants and helps with tightening the skin.
Geranium oil: it is antibacterial, antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory which helps with reducing acne breakouts, skin irritation, and skin infections.
Honey: is hydrating, while also containing healing properties. It is also antiseptic and antibacterial which means it is very beneficial for treating acne.
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Lavender oil: it can help with many skin problems like treating acne, soothing dry skin, and reducing wrinkles and fine lines.
Lemon oil: it is antibacterial and anti-fungal. It can also help with brightening the skin.
Oatmeal: it helps with soothing the skin from irritation and helps with absorbing any excess oil the skin may produce.
Papaya: it helps brighten the skin from hyperpigmentation and dark spots. It can also help brighten the skin thanks to its exfoliating properties. This exfoliating property can help reveal brighter and glowing skin.
Rose oil: it can help the skin with hydration and moisturization. It helps with boosting the skin’s collagen production and helps protect the skin from sun damage.
Tea tree oil: contains antiseptic properties which can help with fighting oily skin. It can also help with reducing shininess on the face and fighting acne because of its antiseptic property.
Yogurt: fights acne and hyperpigmentation, while also fading dark spots. It is also moisturizing and hydrating for the skin.
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I hope you enjoy these DIY face masks with essential oils! If you want, you can check my post on DIY oatmeal face masks here.
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More About Guest Contributor
My name is Binet and I am a beauty and skincare blogger at Beauty on 44th Street. I write about DIY skincare products like DIY face masks, lip scrubs, and body scrubs. I also review many popular skincare products and I post 1-2 times a week. I am a recent college grad and let me tell you, it was hard taking care of myself while also going to school full time. Working out and eating healthy was non-existent. I decided to take control of my life and I document that on my blog.
Last Updated on June 1, 2021