Essential Oils 101: Everything You Need to Know

Find out which essential oils you can use to look and feel your best.

Essential Oils 101: Everything You Need to Know

By Reina Berger

Essential oils have been around for thousands of years and yet after all this time, it seems as though they are still shrouded in mystery. With so many different types of oils out there it can feel intimidating trying to navigate that world to find the one that suits you best. We spoke with beauty expert and celebrity skincare specialist Susan Ciminelli to learn more about essential oils and find out about the benefits and uses. Check out this guide to become an expert on the subject and be sure to read The Ciminelli Solution: A 7-Day Plan for Radiant Skin to discover more useful tips!


More: Dr. Oz's Essential Oils Guide

Lavender Oil

Most often associated with a feeling of calm, lavender can help you feel more rested and improve your sleep. You can use it on its own or mix it with sage to achieve a state of total serenity. For anti-aging benefits, you can blend it with geranium, rose hip oil, and a carrier oil and apply it on clear skin around the mouth, under the eyes, on the neck, and around any other parts of your face or body that have fine lines or dryness. Whether you prefer to just sniff the oil, apply it to your pressure points, add it to a warm bath, or spritz it on a pillow, lavender oil helps reduce your stress hormones and makes you feel at ease.

More: 8 Uses for Lavender Oil

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