Essential Oils

Best Essential Oil For Dry Skin

Do you struggle with dry skin that tends to look flaky?  Often times dry skin will soon lead to itchy skin that can drive you crazy.  This may come from the dry weather or it may be something that you have always struggled with.  This can occur on your face, back, legs, arms, or any part of your body if not properly taken care of.  In recent years essential oils have been used to help treat dry skin

using essential oils to help treat itchy and dry skin

If you are looking to treat your dry and itchy skin then essential oils are a great option because of the variety of different oils that can help hydrate your skin.  These oils will use natural extract to soothe the symptoms in a natural and healthy manner.  Below are our recommendations for essential oils that will help promote healthy skin.

Which Essential Oils For Dry Work Best?

Our team consulted with experts in the industry as well as did our own research and experiments to put together a list of oils that we absolutely love!

Lavender Essential Oil

If you know anything about essential oils than you have probably heard of lavender oil before.  This seems to be one of the most popular oils on the market and it is easy to find in most grocery stores, boutiques, and beauty stores.  Lavender is known for its calming effects that can help you sleep but it can also help soothe skin that is dry and irritated.  The oil can be used directly on the skin but we generally recommend using a diffuser as this safely disperses the oil into the air which will help your skin absorb it.  Lavender is also a great essential oil for treating acne because of its calming and soothing impact it has on skin.

Helichrysum Oil

Helichrysum oil isn't as widely known compared to lavender oil but it is actually one of my favorite essential oils for dry skin.  I understand the hydrating properties that this oil can provide to your flaky skin.  Helichrysum oil is a little bit more expensive compared to the more common essential oils on the market but the added price comes with anti-aging and skin relieving benefits that are difficult to find elsewhere.

The oil is completely all natural which can put your mind at ease so you don't have to worry about using any harsh chemicals.  Along with the hydrating properties, Helichrysum also comes with scar reducing benefits that can help improve the texture of your skin.  Our team typically considers it to be the best essential oil for skin elasticity because it can also help protect your skin from UV rays.  Our team loves this oil and we believe you will love it as well!  We also believe Helichrysum is one of the best smelling essential oils on the market.

Best Essential Oil For Itchy Skin

Itchy skin can be one of the most aggravating things you have to deal with, but thankfully there are a few essential oils that can help with that.

Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh is a great oil that is known for helping to sooth and protect your skin.  It has built in antioxidant properties that will help calm the itching your skin has but it will also promote a healthier skin elasticity.  We loved how hydrated and clean it made our skin feel and we believe part of this was that it also helps protect your skin from UV rays.  This means it will help treat itchy skin but also protect you from further skin issues in the future.

Frankincense Essential Oil

You may have seen frankincense used in beauty products all around the world and this is because of the great skin benefits it provides.  It is known for having the potential to help minimize the appearance of scars, support the growth of new skin, hydrate dry skin, as well as helping to smooth out wrinkles.  If you have itchy skin then adding Frankincense into your daily skin routine can help lead to the promotion of healthy skin.

Our team appreciates the time you took to read through our article and if you are interested in learning more about our favorite oils we recommend that you read our complete beginners guide to essential oils.

Susan Harris

By Susan Harris

Susan Harris is the owner of Rooted Mama Health. She is the mother to two amazing children and wife of a loving husband. She strives to provide the world with all the information they need to live a happy and health lifestyle.