While the oil is researched for a bunch of components that lend themselves to skin care, one of the best ways to enjoy positive vibes from this oil is when skin irritations occur. Those antioxidants we hear so much about all over the wellness, beauty and skin care world … they’re truly a wonder of science, and oregano has plenty of them.
Antioxidants help protect the body – notably, the skin – from damage and deterioration that results from oxidative stress and free radicals. Research has shown that, in fighting damage from oxidative stress, the antioxidant compounds thymol and carvacrol – when applying oregano essential oil topically, diluted with fractionated coconut oil – may help diminish the appearance of blemishes, such as zits, and minor skin irritations. And don’t forget oregano’s awesome antibacterial and antiseptic qualities.
Here’s where we have to take care, however: Oregano is one of the “hot” essential oils. What do we mean by “hot” when this EO is known for its fresh, evergreen aroma? Simply, a hot EO, if used in its concentrated form without diluting, may go on the skin with a cool feel, but could then deliver a heating sensation, and could irritate or burn the skin.
It’s important to always properly dilute “hot” essential oils. We want the max benefits, right? So it’s crucial to correctly apply these potent essential oils, exactly according to directions. Now, let’s get to some ideas for amazing skin care support!
TLEO Oregano Blemish Buster
3 drops TLEO Oregano
1 tsp TLEO Fractionated Coconut Oil
Blend in a TLEO Amber Roller Bottle and roll onto thoroughly cleansed skin at the site of blemish. If the blend seems too strong during a spot test, adjust to 2 drops of Oregano.
TLEO Oregano Muscle Mix
6-7 drops TLEO Oregano
1 Tablespoon TLEO FCO
Blend in a nonreactive bowl or jar. Adjust Oregano to your tolerance, but no more than 10 drops. Massage onto targeted areas of soreness for joyous feelings of relief.
8-9 drops TLEO Oregano
8-10 drops TLEO Lavender
8-9 drops TLEO Tea Tree
TLEO Amber Roller Bottle
Add TLEO drops to bottle, then fill to near top with FCO. Blend well. Roll salve onto thoroughly cleansed skin at the site of irritation.
*These recommendations are for educational purposes only. Test first for possible sensitivity. If pregnant or breast-feeding, or taking medications, ask a health professional before use, and consult your doctor about contraindications. Keep out of reach of children. This product line is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or mitigate any disease.