Did you know that you could delay the signs of aging by resorting to the use of nature’s bounties? Indeed, I am referring to the most concentrated form of the goodness of nature-the natural essential oils. Incorporating essential oils in your day to day skin care regimen could help you reap anti-aging benefits.

Top ten essential oils for anti aging

Myrrh essential oil:

This oil with antifungal and antibacterial properties can be used as an excellent massage oil or for topical application to crease out wrinkles. Antioxidants contained in myrrh oil helps in preventing damage of skin cells and also in repairing the damages already done by free radicals.

Geranium essential oil:

Whether you have oily skin, dry skin or sensitive skin, this essential oil perfectly suits the needs of your skin. Geranium oil increases skin elasticity, aids in regeneration of cells and helps your skin retain moisture content. It equips your skin for fighting out wrinkles too!

Neroli essential oil: Neroli is known for hydrating your skin and improving the elasticity so that your skin knows no wrinkles and fine lines. It is a refreshing way to give your skin its anti aging treatment. Include this anti-inflammatory and antibacterial oil for soothing damaged skin, healing scars and fading fine lines.

Rosehip seed oil:

This unbelievably effective oil has a very high concentration of natural vitamin A or All-Trans Retinoic Acid (ATRA) which can bring about significant reduction of age spots, wrinkles, fine lines and skin damages by boosting the production of collagen. It also has omega-3 linolenic acid and omega-6 linoleic acid that are known to improve skin elasticity and appearance.

Carrot seed oil:

It is saturated with antioxidant carotenoids that help prevent sun damages and stimulate the detoxification and rejuvenation of your skin cells.

Clary sage oil:

An antibacterial and antiseptic oil that is excellent for tightening pores, balancing the production of sebum and improving skin tone, clary sage is definitely a top ingredient for fighting wrinkles and fine lines.

Grape seed oil:

Grape seed oil has antioxidant properties that help in fighting free radicals. It is naturally abundant in vitamin E that can effectively slow down the skin aging process.

Frankincense essential oil:

This oil is great for regenerating skin cells, reducing fine lines, fading scars and tightening sagging skin.

Pomegranate seed oil:

This oil has a high concentration of antioxidants that help in slowing the aging process, increasing skin elasticity, promoting regeneration of cells and nourishing the skin.

Sandalwood oil:

It helps in soothing irritated skin and also in fading wrinkles and scars in order to promote smooth skin.

Anti-aging skincare recipes with essential oils

  1. To prepare an anti-aging skin-firming serum, you would require:
  • Sweet almond oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Rosehip seed oil- 2 tablespoons
  • Geranium oil- 10 drops
  • Cypress oil- 10 drops
  • Frankincense oil- 7 drops

Use this blend twice daily to reap anti-aging benefits.

  1. To make this antioxidant anti-aging serum, you need not bank on a never ending list of essential oils; this is absolutely easy to prepare! You would need:
  • Apricot kernel oil- ½ cup
  • Carrot seed oil- 25 drops
  • Rosehip seed oil- 25 drops

Use the mixture daily to equip your skin against the process of aging.

Thus, use of essential oils could be an easy way to fight skin aging. Choose your oils wisely and use them safely so that you can delay the process of your skin aging, naturally.