Category Archives for "Essential and Carrier Oils"

Clary Sage Oil: For De-stressing Your Skin and Mind [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Clary Sage Oil: For De-stressing Your Skin and Mind [History, Uses and Skin Benefits] - Pretty Blooming

This oil is not your regular sage — or your regular clary. Everybody listen up and give it up for clary sage oil!

What's so special about this oil?

Well, imagine coming home after a long day at work — only to do more work. You sit down on the couch and rest your eyes for a while, the things you need to do swimming in your head. Whether it's take-home work or chores around the house, work upon work and more work make us stressed

Sometimes, because of stress, we tend to neglect our skin care routine. I am guilty of sometimes going directly to sleep without doing my PM routine when stress gets me down. But what if doing our skin care routine helps use de-stresses not only our skin but our minds as well?

This moment is where clary sage oil shines the brightest!

Read on to find out how clary sage oil can help us handle stress while helping our skin achieve greatness!

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How Not To Use Essential Oils – Diluting Essential Oils The Right Way

Diluting Essential Oils in Carrier Oils - Diluting Essential Oils Made Easy - A Comprehensive Guide - Pretty Blooming;

I often read how diluting essential oils is not necessary in some cases and how it's safe to apply oils directly onto the skin. I feel it is my duty as a skin care blogger to tell you how much this isn't true and why.

Safety first, beauty second! ​Remember that​. I know we all want to have great skin – healthy and youthful. But we must not neglect to take safety precautions.

Think of essential oils as a double-edged sword. These oils can either help you or hurt you. The allure of essential oils is their multiple benefits for overall health and beauty. But use them the wrong way and these oils can turn on you – leaving you to cope with bigger problems than you had in the beginning.

To be able to harness the benefits of essential oils, you need to know how to use them safely and effectively. ​Allow me to help you navigate essential oils for a safer skin care journey.

So go ahead and read on for the basic guidelines on how to dilute essential oils for topical use.

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Rose Oil: The Queen You Need for Rosy Youthful Skin [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Rose Oil: The Queen You Need for Rosy Youthful Skin [History, Uses and Skin Benefits] - Pretty Blooming

The fountain of youth has been the subject of curiosity for humankind. Tales of such a fountain appears across the world for thousands of years. Don't we all want to stay rosy and youthful?

Alas, we are far from discovering a fountain of youth that will make all signs of aging disappear magically.  What we can do is delay those signs as much as we can — and that's where rose oil comes in handy!

Dubbed as the Queen of Flowers, roses are valued beyond their lovely blooms. The queen also gave us the great gift of her essential oil. Find out how rose oil can help you slow down the aging process and leave your skin feeling great!
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Peppermint oil: The Cool Solution to Your Itchy Skin [History, Uses and Benefits]

Peppermint oil: The Cool Solution to Your Itchy Skin [History, Uses and Benefits] - Pretty Blooming

Who doesn't love a peppermint candy for instant fresh breath? I know I love them!

The cooling and sweet taste of peppermint-flavored candies comes from peppermint oil. We can often see products in the market — like toothpaste, mouthwash, and soaps — coming in peppermint variants.

But did you know that peppermint oil is used for various medicinal purposes and has studied beneficial effect on itchy skin?

Today, we are going to find out all about peppermint oil — what uses it is known for and how we can incorporate it to our skin care regimen.

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Apricot Kernel Oil For Skin + Rich DIY Eye Cream Recipe [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Apricot Kernel Oil - Skin Benefits - Pretty Blooming; Today under the spotlight is apricot kernel oil. Learn why you want it in your oil collection and how to use it to make light apricot kernel oil eye cream.

Yes — you read that right! Today under the spotlight is apricot kernel oil. The joy this delicious fruit gives doesn't end with its juicy flesh — the kernels also have so much to offer!

Read on to learn why apricot is beneficial for your skin and how to easily incorporate it in your regimen. Plus, a rich DIY eye cream down below awaits you!

I bet you are going to want to add this oil to your collection afterward. So let's get right to it!

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Bergamot Oil: The Citrusy Answer to Your Skin Problems [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Bergamot Oil: The Citrusy Answer to Your Skin Problems [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Bergamot oil ​is ​on our spotlight​​​ for today everybody! So what's special about this oil?

​We've talked about other essential oils before that address a lot of skin problems. Though sometimes, what keeps us from using an EO is the scent they give off.

Some can be too strong. Others are leaning towards a spicy and woody scent that not all may appreciate. Bergamot oil, however, provides skin benefits with a soothing fresh citrusy scent that you will undoubtedly love!

Read on to find out what goodness bergamot oil has in store for your skin and how you can incorporate this sweet-smelling oil into your routine.

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Tea Tree Oil Is Your Acne’s Worst Nightmare [History, Uses and Skin Benefits]

Tea Tree Oil: The Acne-Prone Skin's Best Friend [History, Uses and Skin Benefits] - Pretty Blooming

​Tea tree oil ​enters ​the room -- acne runs for the exit ​fast​!​​​ ​Acne doesn't end with puberty - sad but true! Studies have found that acne can continue well into adult years, affecting up to 15% of women.

No one wants inflamed little red spots covering their faces. These little buggers are irritating and can cause so much pain. But don't worry because mother nature's got us covered. Tea tree oil to the rescue!

Whether you suffer from acne, have acne-prone skin, or generally concerned with the overall state of your skin — you are want to stick around to know more about t​his oil.

Read on because today, we are going to spill the tea on tea tree oil — what it is, how it came to be, and how our skin can reap all its benefits!

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How To Choose A Carrier Oil For Your Oil Blend – 5 Best Carrier Oils For Essential Oils

Choosing The Best Carrier Oil For Your Oil Blend

In a previous post, I talked about the difference between carrier oils (base) and essential oils and how important it is to use them the right way.

Due to a large number of carrier oils out there, it can frequently be confusing to figure out which one is the best for you. You can't simply base your decision with how the oil smells or which plant it was derived from (Oh, this oil came from my favorite flower! I'll just use this.). 

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