Top 3 Essential Oils For Skincare +Recipes

Top 3 Essential Oils For Skincare +Recipes

I absolutely love using essential oils to improve the health and appearance of my skin. One reason is because I know the huge improvements I’ve seen are a result of nature’s healing power. The second reason, my wallet! The price of a few drops of essential oils added to a carrier oil is teeny-tiny when compared to the small fortune I have spent on expensive products that upset my skin and didn’t provide the desired results.

After working as a skincare professional for the last 14 years, I’ve found that the pure therapeutic quality essential oils provide the results I am looking for without the skin irritation and hefty price tag, and I walk around all day smelling amazing!

That is why we have created the Desert Naturals Skincare Bundle that includes full sized Frankincense, High Alpine Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils.

Their are so many spectacular skin benefits packed into these 3 oils that I thought I better provide some basic information on each of the oils included, why we chose them and a few practical uses and recipes for each oil. So, let’s get glowing!


For thousands of years, people have used Frankincense oil to lift, tone and tighten their skin, prevent wrinkles, correct uneven pigmentation, reduce dark spots and pore size, heal and prevent acne and slow the signs of aging. Others used it to strengthen and add shine to their hair. Others used Frankincense for its power to heal wounds, rash, eczema, burns, cuts and scrapes as well as soothe dry and chapped skin. It’s even used to reduce new and old scars and stretch marks.

Not only that, but Frankincense is a natural astringent that helps regenerate healthy cells and keep existing tissue healthy and strong. It is this power to protect and repair skin cells that makes Frankincense your most powerful anti-aging essential oil, and it’s so easy to use!

Frankincense essential oil not only has a gorgeous woody aroma, it has powerful anti-aging and skin rejuvenating effects!  Simply adding a few drops of Frankincense essential oil to your existing moisturizer, shampoo, body lotion, or virtually any other beauty product, is all you need to reap the countless benefits of this ancient healing oil.

High Alpine Lavender

Most people know Lavender because of its soothing and uplifting fragrance, but most are unaware that Lavender is an extremely powerful healing and cleansing oil. Packed with antioxidants, anti-inflammatory properties and the ability to regenerate skin cells, Lavender is truly a healing oil.

Acne is no match for Lavender, as it is an antiseptic, antifungal and antibacterial oil. Lavender oil inhibits the bacteria that causes acne, calms inflammation, regulates oil production, reduces redness and helps the skin to heal free of scars. Eczema, Psoriasis and burns also benefit from these healing qualities of Lavender.

Detoxify, heal and revitalize your skin by simply adding a few drops to your skincare products or to a carrier oil and keep a glass container or in the first aide kit for minor cuts and scrapes. Lavender essential oil is safe for all skin types to use and smells amazing!

Tea Tree

Behold, the power of Tea Tree!

This therapeutic quality essential oil is a powerhouse of antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, ready to remedy some of the most stubborn of skin issues.

Tea Tree oil’s ability to destroy bacteria on contact makes it a very effective acne spot treatment, cut and scrape cleanser and makeup remover, but it also has the power to zap warts, corns and cold sores (but avoid ingesting it, as it can give you a wicked stomach ache).

Tea Tree oil is especially handy to have around because it can be used from head to toe. It can combat foot odor, kill athlete’s foot or treat nail fungus as well as heal dry scalp, dandruff and psoriasis. Tea Tree is truly a full body oil that heals and nourishes your skin and hair, leaving you smelling like you just left the day spa.

Simply dilute a few drops of Tea Tree oil into your hair and skincare products, or mix up one of these super easy and effective skincare recipes to experience the amazing benefits of Tea Tree.

Note: Tea Tree oil is very strong. Perform a patch test and dilute in a carrier oil if necessary

How To Use The Skincare Essential Oils
Less is more. Don’t overdo it, as these oils are extremely concentrated. 
Coconut, Jojoba and Almond Carrier Oils dilute these concentrated essential oils, making them easier to spread across the skin, reduces their chance of causing irritation and they have many benefits of their own. Carrier oils are used to ‘carry’ and dilute essential oils so you can easily, evenly and safely apply them directly to your skin. Carrier oils are naturally derived from vegetarian sources and have a very light or neutral smell.
For an amazing mist facial, place a towel over your head and stand over the ultrasonic diffuser with an even blend of the 3 skincare oils.
Add these oils to your existing body scrubs, bath salts, deep conditioners, body lotions and anything else you use for your skin or hair.
Use caution, dilute or avoid when using essential oils with children, pets and pregnant women. Find the dilution charts here.
Dilution for Children and Pregnant Women
For Children:
  • Essential oils are not recommended for premature infants.
  • Age 0-3 months = 0.1% dilution (that’s only 1 drop in TWO tablespoons carrier oil)
  • Age 3-24 months = 0.25% dilution
  • 2-6 years = 1%
  • 6-15 years = 1.5%
  • 15 and older (adults) = 2.5%
For Pregnant Women:

1% dilution (1 drop per teaspoon of carrier oil; 5-6 drops per ounce) – for children over age 6, pregnant women, elderly adults, those with sensitive skin, compromised immune systems, or other serious health issues. This is also the dilution you want when you are making an massage lotion or spreading oil over a large area of the body.

Let’s Get Mixing!

DIY Skincare Recipes

Frankincense, Lavender & Tea Tree Anti-Aging Moisturizer

    • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil
    • 2 drops Lavender essential oil
    • 1 drop Tea Tree essential oil
    • 1 1/2 Oz. Carrier Oil (Coconut or Jojoba oil work great)
    • Apply a few drops of serum to face and neck after the shower to lock in moisture

Frankincense Facial Toner

    • 3 Oz. Witch Hazel
    • 1 Oz. Rose Water
    • 6 drops of Frankincense essential oil
    • Mix in 4 Oz. Glass Bottle
    • Shake before each use
    • Store in the fridge for refreshing summer toner

Lavender & Tea Tree Blemish Zapper

    • 10 drops Lavender essential oil
    • 10 drops Tea Tree essential oil
    • 1 Oz. Jojoba Oil
    • Mix and shake in dark glass container
    • Apply 3 or 4 drops to cotton swab and apply to affected area

Lavender Moisturizing Body Butter

    • 1 Cup Coconut Oil
    • 20 drops Lavender essential oil
    • Mix ingredients with hand blender until it become fluffy
    • Apply liberally and store in dark glass airtight container
Tea Tree Foot Soak for Athlete’s Foot
    • ¼ cup Witch Hazel
    • 2 tablespoons Baking Soda
    • 10-15 drops Tea Tree essential oil
    • Tub of warm water
    • Soak for 15 minutes

Tea Tree Acne Face Mask

    • 2-3 drops Tea Tree oil
    • 1 tablespoon Yogurt
    • 2 tablespoon Honey
    • Let sit for 15 minutes
    • Rinse with cool water

Time to go get that glow!