As people age, the skin loses its elasticity and tone. Collagen and elastin fibers, which gives skin its suppleness and firmness, begin to alter and lose their tension and plumpness.
This, together with a slowing down of cell division, causes the skin to become wrinkled, thin, and often dry to touch. This natural process can’t be prevented, but it can be slowed down by the regular use of Essential Oils. Diluted Essential Oils used topically not only lubricate, but can help the skin cells regenerate more efficiently, keeping it supple and firm, and less prone to breakage and infection.
Diet, water intake, the sun, exercise, illness, medications, smoking, and stress can also affect the skin.
Essential Oils that are BENEFICIAL to older skin and support SKIN HEALTH include:
Other products that can support skin health in seniors:
ROSE HAND LOTION
REPLENISHING BODY BUTTER
Often called the “King of Oils,” FRANKINCENSE is renowned as one of the most prized and precious Essential Oils, and has extraordinary health benefits.* Its soothing and beautifying properties can support SKIN HEALTH and help reduce the appearance of imperfections.
When inhaled or diffused, FRANKINCENSE supports feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction, and overall wellness.
Rub Frankincense on your hands after a long day of gardening for a warming and soothing effect.
Helps reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.
Can be applied to the bottoms of feet to promote feelings of relaxation and to balance mood.
Take one to two drops in a veggie capsule to support healthy cellular function.*
DIRECTIONS FOR USE
DIFFUSION: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of your choice.
INTERNAL: Dilute one drop in 4 fl. oz. of liquid.
TOPICAL: Apply one to two drops to desired area. Dilute with Fractionated Coconut Oil to minimize any skin sensitivity.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
DAILY DRY SKIN SUPPORT RECIPE
6 drops FRANKINCENSE
4 drops LAVENDER
4 drops GERANIUM
2 drops SANDALWOOD
2 drops BLUE TANSY
2 drops HELICHRYSUM
Add Essential Oils to a 100ml bottle or jar, fill remainder with a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil and apply to the skin every morning or evening massaging gently in upward strokes towards the heart. This can help to boost circulation as well as benefit the skin. This recipe is a 1% dilution.
Along with thinning of the skin in seniors, there is often a thinning of the hair also. This is more prevalent in men than women due to a common genetic disposition that affects the hair follicles.
Essential Oils can help strengthen hair and promote growth when used as part of the daily hair care routine.
Rosemary is a stimulant for hair growth.*
Lavender strengthens the roots of hair.*
Ylang Ylang strengthens the hair shaft.*
DIRECTION FOR USE
To use these oils, simply add three drops of each into one tbsp. Fractionated Coconut Oil and massage in to the scalp. You can do this twice a day to promote quicker, stronger hair regrowth.
As hair begins to grow, a spray top can be used for easier and more even distribution of oils onto the scalp. You can find these on Amazon, and they are the right size to screw onto a 15ml glass Essential Oil bottle. So save your empty glass bottles!
SHAMPOO: Add one to two drops of ROSEMARY to shampoo daily for mild hair loss, wash and rinse hair as normal. For moderate to severe hair loss, shampoo daily with these oils added to shampoo:
1 drop ROSEMARY
2 drops LAVENDER
3 drops CYPRESS
3 drops CLARY SAGE
Shampoo hair and rinse thoroughly.
QUESTION – WHICH ESSENTIAL OIL(S) WILL YOU INTRODUCE INTO YOUR SKIN CARE ROUTINE?