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The Best Essential Oils for Wrinkles

Updated May 27, 2019 412 votes 66 voters 4.9k views13 items

There are many great uses for essential oils, including combatting wrinkles and aging. Essential oils are a natural, yet effective way to age slower and look younger on a consistent basis.

Antioxidants can have an impact on wrinkles via essential oils. They work by controlling free radicals. As a result, essential oils may help prevent the damaging effects of everyday environmental stresses, such as air pollution, sunlight, and smoke. The most popular essential oils used for treating wrinkles are patchouli, neroli, myrrh, clary sage, frankincense, and lavender.

Studies have shown that these specific essential oils can significantly improve the appearance of wrinkles, and most of the time will actually prevent wrinkles from starting to form on the skin. They are also completely safe to use, if done properly.
 
The way you would use these oils for treating wrinkles are essentially the same. Since they are safe to use on your skin, applying two to three drops onto the area of your face itself works the best. Natural remedies are always the best, especially when it comes to taking care of your delicate skin. Did you know that many professional cosmetics, creams, and face washes actually use essential oils as the base of their products? Many of these natural makeup brands rely on essential oils for their natural products. 

What are the best essential oils available for wrinkles? This list features the best essential oil treatment to improve the skin’s elasticity, improve wrinkles, and serve as an anti-aging remedy. Vote up the best natural essential oils for your wrinkles below!

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    Frankincense

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    Frankincense Essential Oil (Boswellia carterii or Boswellia Sacra) carries much-needed oxygen into the brain and stimulates the limbic area, which includes the hypothalamus, pineal, and pituitary glands. It can be blended with all oils. 
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    Patchouli

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    Patchouli Essential Oil (Agastach Pogostemi) is useful for colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, and bad breath. There isn't enough information about it to know if it has harmful side effects or not, but it appears to be safe to use in food amounts. Patchouli can be taken internally, applied externally, and is often used in perfumes and fragrances.
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    Cedarwood

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    Cedarwood Essential Oil (Cedrus atlantica) has calming properties; has been found in clinical tests to be of benefit to children suffering ADD and ADHD. It stimulates the limbic region of the brain and the pineal gland, which releases melatonin, aiding in sleep cycles. Can be diffused or applied topically. The best place to apply it is to the base of the neck.
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    Lavender

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    Lavender Essential Oil (Lavendula angustifolia) relaxes you and makes you more alert. It can balance any personality. Possible dangers of not using lavender properly are: irritation of the skin, allergic reactions, nausea, headache, chills, or vomiting. Can be applied topically or diffused in a room.
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