Essential Oils for Anti-Aging and Beauty

Laurentine ten Bosch LAURENTINE TEN BOSCH

We reflected on the times that we have been at our healthiest and happiest and whether or not those align with the “common” beauty standards. Is it the times when our makeup is flawless, our clothing is perfect or our hair is meticulously styled? No. Our moments of feeling truly beautiful are when our skin is glowing from our thriving health and we are feeling confident and empowered knowing that our body is at peace.

We love how beauty courses through our body when we are getting sweaty from exercise. We love how beauty emanates out of us as we sit mindfully in a meditation. We love how beauty feels after nourishing our body with a nutrient-rich meal. We love the beauty of our skin glowing from self-care and internal healing. This is our kind of beautiful. 

Beauty lies within each and everyone of us. It’s not dependant on what shape, color or size we are. Our bodies are merely a vessel waiting to radiate beauty. When we treat ourselves with kindness and love and feel at our optimal health, that’s when we ignite our beauty and it radiates through us. 

Beauty Isn’t Found In Your Beauty Products 

What people forget is that aging is not just how you look – there’s an entire process occurring in your body. As skin ages, the layers of tissue and cells that form that firm, clear, youthful skin begin to thin. This contributes to the sagging, wrinkled, more translucent skin of old age. It can also affect healing and display other kinds of damage, like age spots.

While this process is going to occur to some extent in every person, there are factors that will speed it up, including:

  • Sun damage
  • Toxic products
  • Dry skin

You may also find that heavy stress levels make you age prematurely, as well. By changing the way we take care of our skin, we can actually affect the aging process itself and redefine beauty.

7 Essential Oils to Reverse Time

There are several essential oils that top the beauty list, but these 7 stand out as being traditional anti-aging solutions:

  1. Frankincense
  2. Lavender
  3. Palmarosa
  4. Geranium
  5. Helichrysum
  6. Rosemary
  7. Sandalwood
  8. Ylang Ylang

Experiment with your favorite fragrances and blends to create a one of a kind essential oil application with an anti-aging, pampering result. My go-to oil is Frankincense Oil. I use this in my skincare. Just before bed I’ll mix it in with my night cream or jojoba oil and apply to cleansed face.  

Frankincense for prayers and communicating with the divine. I put 4 drops in my palms of my hands before I start a meditation to activate the pineal gland and heighten intuition.

You can add skin-healing essential oils to any DIY skincare product to maximize the antioxidant and rejuvenating effects, but for a simple blend to moisturize the skin, start with a healing carrier oil.

Jojoba and evening primrose oils are two of the most renowned oils for anti-aging, restorative effects. When you enjoy a 3% ratio with your favorite essential oils, anti-aging sparks start to fly! 

Using these conversions:

  • 3% dilution: 18 drops of EO per oz of carrier oil 

If working with tablespoons are more comfortable for you, 1 oz. = 2 tablespoons. So:

  • 3% dilution: 9 drops of EO per tablespoon of carrier oil

Make Your Own Anti-Aging Face Serum 

  • 1 teaspoon jojoba oil
  • 1 teaspoon rosehip seed oil
  • 1 teaspoon evening primrose oil
  • 20 drops frankincense essential oil
  • 1-ounce bottle with dropper cap


  1. Combine ingredients in a small dark-colored bottle. Shake gently to combine.
  2. Apply 2-4 drops to the pad of your finger and massage into face, neck and chest each night.

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