How To Choose The Best Essential Oil For My Skin


There are so many wonderful essential oil and plant based oils on the market that it can be difficult to determine which one is best for you and your skin. Sometimes the easiest way to choose is to identify what kind of skin type you have and go from there. Depending on whether you have oily or dry skin, or even aging or combination skin types will help you decide which oil can be the most beneficial. 


If you are thinking of making up your own blends of essential and other plant oils for your own skin type, please remember essential oils are extremely concentrated, and should never be used undiluted. The art of mixing essential and other plant oils to achieve desired therapeutic and general health-related effects is known as aromatherapy.  Unless you have a very good knowledge of the essential or plant based oils and their characteristics, it is best to use blends that have been formulated by experienced aromatherapists who can achieve the best effects without risk of creating skin problems.  Of course, even the most experienced practitioners cannot predict whether any particular individual might be allergic to any given oil.  That's why we always recommend to patch test an oil blend to make sure there will be no reaction to any of the ingredients.


With Necessity’s skincare range, thankfully you don’t have to be concerned about choosing the right ingredients and concentrations of oils. We have created quality products with the right blend of essential and therapeutic plant based oils to nurture and protect the skin.


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Recommendations for Dry Skin

Rosehip Oil

With its high level of antioxidants, particularly Vitamin A and C, Rosehip oil works effectively to moisturise the skin and repair elasticity. This oil is extremely well suited for ageing skin as it reduces wrinkles and fine lines.


Cedarwood Essential Oil

Suitable for both dry and oily skin, Cedarwood oil works to treat any number of skin conditions. It protects and nourishes the skin, particularly during the harsh winter months.


Recommendations for Oily Skin

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba is highly recommended for oily skin. The high levels of iodine in the oil ensure that it can fight harmful bacteria and reduce excess oil leading to breakouts and pimples.


Lemongrass Essential Oil

Anti-microbial and anti-bacterial, Lemongrass oil has the ability to ward off skin infections. It also minimises pore size and limits oil secretions, making it the ideal choice for oily skin.


Recommendations for Acne Prone Skin

Vetiver Oil

Suitable to clear acne as it works to promote skin regeneration and strengthen connective tissue. It is also useful for ageing skin.


Ravensara Oil

Ravensara oil has unique diuretic properties, meaning it facilitates the removal of toxins from the face area, balancing the skin and drying excess oil. It is therefore perfect for acne prone skin.


Recommendations for Ageing Skin

Camellia Oil 

Often referred to as the miracle oil, Camellia oil has potent rejuvenation properties. Camellia oil can repair the cell structure of the skin while providing necessary moisture, minimising fine lines and wrinkles making it the perfect choice for people with dry skin too. 


Grapeseed Oil

Grapeseed oil is useful for tightening skin and minimising pores. It improves skin elasticity and diminishes the external signs of ageing.


Recommendations for Combination Skin

Patchouli Oil

Patchouli oil is a multi-purpose oil suitable for acne prone skin, oily skin, and mature skin to assist in reducing wrinkles and an uneven skin tone. It helps to regenerate new skin cells and keeps your skin looking younger and healthier.


Lavender Oil

If you are prone to occasional blemishes or suffer from dry patches, lavender oil can do the trick. It is extremely versatile as it reduces puffiness and inflammation by calming and hydrating the skin. 


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