If you haven’t gotten on the essential oils bandwagon for your health, here are five fab ways — courtesy of Edens Garden — to use essential oils in your beauty routine.
5 Vegan beauty tips using essential oils
Nail strengthening essential oils
Mix 10 drops each of frankincense, myrrh, and lemon essential oils into 2 tablespoons of vitamin E oil. Rub on your nail cuticles twice each week.
Natural skin toner
Mix 8 ounces of purified water, 2 drops of lavender essential oil, and 1 drop each of palmarosa and rosewood essential oils in a clean bottle. Shake mixture then apply to your skin with a cotton ball after cleansing. Shake well before each use.
Scented hair thickener
Place 1 to 2 drops of rosemary or carrot essential oil on your brush before brushing to promote growth and thickness.
Essential oil perfumes
Mix 25 drops of your favorite essential oil to 1 ounce of perfume alcohol vodka. Let age 2 weeks before using. Apply as a spray on your neck, wrists, behind your ears, knees, or through your hair.
Mix 8 ounces of non-scented, natural lotion base with 10 drops of myrrh, 15 drops of geranium, and 5 drops of ylang-ylang (one of my favorite) essential oils. Keep in an airtight container and slather on liberally after getting out of the shower or bath.