Astringents tighten the pores when used topically and can help reduce the appearance of large pores and also help control excess sebum production. Using astringent essential oils in your homemade recipes can help give your skin a more awake a flawless appearance while also nourishing the skin with their therapeutic properties.
Astringent essential oils are particularly good for those who suffer from acne, oily skin, and poor lymphatic drainage in the face where fluid can collect near the eyes and jawline giving the face a puffy appearance.
Using the oils below will help drain stagnant fluids while also tightening and smoothing the skin.
The Best Astringent Essential Oils
The essential oils below are known for their ability to tighten and tone tissues, firm up the skin and help eliminate puffy areas on the face from lack of sleep, too much salt intake, and water retention.
Essential Oil Recipes Using Astringent Essential Oils
I have paired the astringent essential oils below with witch hazel and raw apple cider vinegar which have astringent properties of there own to create a few powerful toners.
Recommended Blend #1
- 1 drop lemon (use steam distilled for daytime use)
- 1 drop grapefruit
- 3 drops rosemary
- 3 drops juniper
Recommended Blend #2
Dilute in 2 oz witch hazel and spritz on the face morning and night.
Recommended Blend #3
Fill a 1 oz dropper bottle with 50% water and 50% raw apple cider vinegar. Add the essential oils and shake well before each use. This recipe will stay fresh 3 days. Apply to face at night before bed.
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