This is what I call my ultimate super hero oil. This wonder is loaded with nature’s healing goodness!
I started using tissue oil after I had a scar and have never looked back. The minute I apply it to my skin I can feel the nurturing taking place from my head to my small toenail:)
The Best ways to use
From dry scalps to cracked heels, this oil can do amazing things to restore, protect and rejuvenate. So let’s look at the multi-faceted benefits of tissue oil:
- Nails – we don’t always have time to or money to get to a nail salon so by massaging tissue oil daily onto our nails and cuticles it will protect and nourish.
- In the bath – add a few drops into your warm bath water to help with stretch marks and scars extremely dry skin.
- Intense moisturizer – apply directly to elbows and knees or wherever you have very dry patches.
- Scalp treatment – to relieve itchy, dry and flaky scalp, massage into hair and leave overnight and then wash out as usual.
- Add to your lotion – normally I just apply as the replacement to the lotion but you can also add drops to your lotion for extra nourishment.
- After shave oil- this is great for the after shaving on all areas and for guys too for their faces, it will soothe your skin and keep it supple.
- Treating bumpy skin – if you have a condition known as keratosis pilaris or charmingly known as chicken skin, then tissue oil will smooth this out and reduce the effect of that rough skin.
How to choose tissue oil
These days there are so many products you can find on-line or at your local wellness store or through someone you know. The main factor to remember is to find a product as close to nature as possible. If you need to save a few pennies then why don’t you make your own. When it comes to body and face oils there are a few base ingredients you need to familiarize yourself with. Carrier oils are made from plants & are used to dilute essential oils and “carry” them to your skin. That’s because essential oils are potent and can cause irritation when applied directly to your skin. So here are the most popular carriers for your skin:
I would say this is the staple for any tissue oil you intend to create as it is a super moisturizer and protector of your skin. As it is a carrier oil it can be mixed with other essential oils to enhance it is super powers.
This would come in at number 2 as a carrier oil and works well with adding to your daily lotions and creams for an extra kick. This super hero is especially good a controlling acne breakouts and extreme cases of dry skin such as eczema.
An amazing anti-oxidant that helps in fighting off wrinkles. It is rich in all the essential vitamins your skin needs and of course it is one heck of a moisturizer.
Almond Oil or sweet almond oil
Packed with vitamin E, and it’s an antioxidant-rich oil known for it is free radical fighting abilities. It’s also anti-inflammatory and boosts immunity. High in omega-3 fatty acids needed by your skin to treat acne, eczema and keep skin youthful.
The partners to our carriers are definitely essential in creating an effective tissue oil.
Essential oils are concentrated plant extracts that retain the natural smell and flavor of their source.
Essential oils all have their own unique effects on your skin and partnered correctly produces wonderful results.
Lemon Essential Oil
So versatile & easy to use this super hero combined with jojoba oil can treat acne, uneven skin tone, and anti aging.
- toner to rid bacteria under pores
- reduce scars & age spots
- wrinkle fighter
You can be adventurous and add to your daily body cream or tissue oil to work away cellulite.
Tea Tree Oil
This Australian plant species hates germs and when applied with a carrier oil to the skin it will fight off inflammation and any fungal or bacterial nuisances. Use it for acne as there are no harsh side effects that normally is experienced when trying to calm those rashes.
I strongly believe in this remedy and can safely say it soothes and clears up my problem skin immediately. Fighting properties are anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal. Packed with over 200 plant species it is healing powers are aromatic reaching your skin’s pores & mucus membranes.
it is brilliant in soothing itchy skin and it heals any wounds such as burns, cuts and bites. Dilute clove oil in jojoba, coconut, or olive oil. It’s brilliant in removing dead skin cells and improves blood circulation which helps to give us that rosy, youthful complexion.
A well-known essence oil that quenches your skin and helps to combat acne, eczema and rosacea.
Rose Oil is packed with vitamin A and C, which can help with aging skins. Apart from smoothing the appearance of wrinkles, these vitamins help to reduce the look of age spots on the skin and aid with collagen production.
Lavender essential oil relieves dry and flaky skin and can also be helpful in soothing skin conditions like eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. If you have dark patches or wish to lighten your tone do the following.
Dilute the oil in coconut oil and jojoba or almond oil . Mix it well and apply it on the affected areas after you wash your face.
You can even make your own lavender oil by mixing 1.5 cups olive oil, 7 Vitamin E oil capsules and 1.5 to 2 cups lavender buds or flowers.
Heat the olive until it bubbles at pot edges. Add lavender and simmer for 30 minutes. If you don have Vitamin E capsules don stress you can leave it out or use omega 3 capsules instead.
Moringa also makes an amazingly nourishing tissue oil, read more about it and its benefits here.
Try it today for healthier skin tomorrow
It is better late than never to start your tissue oil journey. The benefits of tissue oil far outweigh the risks. But let’s highlight some crucial points before soaking up the goodness.
- There are a wide variety of tissue oils on the market, however the more natural the product is the more effective it will be.
- When adding essential oils to your carrier oil keep to the ratios provide, essential oils are very potent and you skin may have an adverse reaction.
- Certain oils are paired with specific essential oil for a desired outcome so check your skin type such as oily or dry and which combination will best treat you.
- Try to stay out of direct sunlight for about two hours after applying the oil, reason being the oil will encourage sunburn and a UV sunscreen should be applied if you absolutely must be outdoors.
- When bottling your own concoctions please think of our earth and use glass.
- Read more about all the different healing essential oils here as I may have only mentioned a few of the popular ones.
- As with any natural remedy, if you are not sure consult your medical expert before using, especially if you are prone to allergies or are pregnant.
Let me know in the comment section if you love tissue oil as much as I do or if you are yet to use it.
Love your skin naturally!