5 CHAPTER How to use essential oils in your everyday hygiene routine Now that you know about the myriad benefits that essential oils hold when it comes to personal 1 CHAPTER 2 CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 4 CHAPTER 5 care, you might be curious as to how you can incorporate them into your daily routine. With so many The benefits of makeup, using there essential essential oils, and each essential oil possessing a unique chemical are countless ways CHAPTER oils for personal care to use essential oils for personal hygiene. Keep reading for some specific ideas about how to use essential oils for things like skin care, hair care, oral care, and other daily hygienic tasks. Essential oils and skin care Using essential oils for skin care Cleansing the skin Essential oils and hair care By using essential oils with natural cleansing properties during your daily and nightly skincare routine, you Essential oils and oral care can maintain a clean, clear complexion. The following essential oils hold powerful cleansing and purifying properties, and can be added to your daily facial cleanser, toner, or moisturizer, to help keep the skin clean— day or night. Bergamot Cypress Cedarwood Eucalyptus Black Pepper Douglas Fir How to use essential oils in your Spikenard Lime hygiene routine everyday Melaleuca Melissa Thyme Blemishes and skin imperfections Due to their cleansing properties, essential oils are also extremely useful for reducing the appearance of blemishes and the occasional skin imperfection. When a blemish starts to appear, simply rub a bit of oil on the area to help reduce the appearance of the imperfection. If you have sensitive skin, consider diluting the oil with a carrier oil before applying directly to the face. When you want to reduce the appearance of a blemish, consider using any of the following essential oils.