8 Essential Oils to Prevent or Soothe Dry Skin

8 Essential Oils to Prevent or Soothe Dry Skin

Winter is almost here!  It is such a beautiful time of the year, but this time of the year it can be very difficult to keep skin healthy and smooth.  When the weather is cold and dry outside the moisture in our skin evaporates quicker than other times of the year, leading to skin that can be dry and cracked.  Today, I am going to show you how to soothe and protect your skin with essential oils.  Check out the following 8 essential oils to prevent or soothe dry skin.

8 Essential Oils to Prevent or Soothe Dry Skin

Keep reading to learn about 8 great essential oils that can help you prevent or soothe dry skin.

7 essential oils to prevent and soothe dry skin

1.  Anti-Aging Blend

The Anti-Aging Blend is made of Frankincense, Hawaiian Sandalwood, Lavender, Myrrh, Helichrysum, and Rose.

This essential oil blend helps to maintain softer, more radiant, and youthful looking skin.  Not only can it be used as part of your morning and evening beauty routine, but it can be applied topically to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

This blend can be used NEAT (which means without a carrier oil), although if you have sensitive skin it would be wise to use a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil along with it to reduce skin sensitivity.

How do you use it?  The doTerra version is called Immortelle and comes in a rollerball and all you have to do is roll a thin layer over areas of concern.

Want to read more about the Anti-Aging Blend?  Check out this blog post from doTerra.

2.  Cleansing Blend

The Cleansing Blend is made from Lemon Peel, Siberian Fir Needle, Citronella Grass, Lime Peel, Melaleuca (also known as Tea Tree) Leaf, and Cilantro Herb essential oils.

Although typically the Cleansing Blend is used to eliminate unpleasant odors and a safe alternative cleanser, it also is a great essential oil blend to apply to skin irritations.

Make sure to avoid direct sunlight where you have applied this oil for 12 hours after topical application because it can cause sensitivity to the sun.  To learn more about photosensitivity read this short article.

photosensitive essential oils

This blend can cause skin sensitivity so it is best to use it with a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil or one of the carrier oils I mention in Seven Unique Carrier Oils You Want to Know About for Skin Care!

Read more about the Cleansing Blend here.

3.  Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba has a sweet and woody aroma.

This essential oil has the ability to keep your skin clear and clean while minimizing the appearance of blemishes.

It’s easy to use!  All you have to do to apply is put a drop or two in your palm and apply straight to your skin before putting on your moisturizer or add it to your skin toner.

This blend can be used NEAT (which means without a carrier oil), although if you have sensitive skin it would be wise to use a carrier oil like Fractionated Coconut Oil along with it to reduce skin sensitivity.

Copaiba blends great with Cedarwood, Frankincense (another great essential oil I talk about later for skin care), Jasmine, Roman Chamomile, Sandalwood, and Ylang Ylang.

Caution:  If you are pregnant or nursing make sure to consult with your doctor before using this essential oil.

Read more about using Copaiba here.

4.  Sandalwood Essential Oil

Sandalwood promotes healthy and smooth looking skin.  It also helps to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections.

How can you use it to soothe your skin?

Just apply a drop or two of either Hawaiian or Indian Sandalwood to your moisturizer to improve the look of your skin.  Also, you can apply a drop or two to wet hair to help restore moisture and to give it a silky shine.

This is a great essential oil to apply to your skin the day before a big presentation or photo shoot (like Christmas or school pictures!).

This essential oil can be used NEAT, which means that it can be used without diluting with a carrier oil.

Sandalwood blends great with Copaiba, Frankincense, Lavender, Neroli, and Siberian Fir.

Check out how essential oils including Sandalwood can help teens maintain clear skin here.

5.  Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh essential oil is, of course, famous from when it was given to Jesus at His birth and also before His death to be used prior to His burial.

It has a sweet and smokey, yet sometimes bitter scent.  The Arabic word for myrrh is murr which means bitter.

Myrrh is very soothing to the skin.  You can add a drop or two of Myrrh to your moisturizer to is help support a soft, youthful-looking skin.  Adding it your moisturizer will help minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

It can be used NEAT, which means that it does not be diluted with a carrier oil to be used.

Of course, Myrrh is famous for how it blends with Frankincense, but it also blends well with Cedarwood, Clove, Geranium, Juniper Berry, Lavender,   Rosemary, Sage, Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Peppermint Essential Oils.

6.  Patchouli Essential Oil

I will have to admit…for the longest time Patchouli was an essential oil that I avoided because of negative connotations of the 1960s hippie movement.  It does have a very distinctive smell, but when used in moderation it actually smells amazing.  Who knew?!

It has an earthy and sweet, balsamic scent with just a whisper of woodiness.

Added to your moisturizer it can help to promote a smooth and glowing complexion.  It will also help to reduce the appearance of blemishes when added to a moisturizer.

Patchouli can be used NEAT, which means that it can be used without a carrier oil.

It blends well with Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, and Vetiver Essential Oils.

7.  Petitgrain Essential Oil

Petitgrain has a citrusy, fresh, floral, slightly woody, and herbaceous aroma.

It has calming properties that make it great for dry and cracked skin.  It also has purifying properties, which means it also is germ-destroying when applied to living tissue, and it will minimize the possibility of unwanted pathogens.  Which can be very beneficial when your skin becomes so dry that it begins to crack.

A few drops of Petrigrain can be added to a carrier oil such as Fractionated Coconut Oil to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes.  It should be diluted with a carrier oil to reduce the chances of skin sensitivity.

Petitgrain blends great with Blue Tansy, Cassia, any Citrus oil, Cinnamon, Eucalyptus, Geranium, and Lemongrass Essential Oils.

Side note:  many men prefer this aroma to Lavender which makes it a great substitute when blending recipes with a more masculine scent.

Read more about Seven Unique Carrier Oils You Want to Know About for Skin Care.

8.  Frankincense Essential Oil

Last but definitely not least is Frankincense, the King of Essential Oils.  It is also famous as a gift given by one of the three wise men to Jesus.

Frankincense has an amazingly rich, deep and woodsy (balsamic) scent.

It is great for using during the winter because of its soothing properties.  Just add a drop or two to your moisturizer to experience how it can help to soothe the skin or help to reduce the appearance of blemishes.  I personally do this every other day (I alternate between Frankincense and Yarrow/POM in my skincare routine).

During the winter dry cracked cuticles and nailbeds can be an extremely painful, yet common struggle.  Massage Frankincense to the cuticles and nailbeds to maintain healthy looking fingernails.

It can be used NEAT, which means it can be used without a carrier oil.

Frankincense blends well with Blue Tansy, Copaiba, Lavender, Myrrh, and Wild Orange.

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And I want to clarify a few very important details in case you decide to join doTerra –

Once you purchase your enrollment kit you never have to make another purchase, there is no minimum monthly quota, no recurring charges, no need to sign anybody up.  Just use your oils!


How much does it cost to join doTerra?

You can either sign up with an enrollment kit (which waves the $35 enrollment fee) or choose to just pay the $35 enrollment fee and buy individual oils whenever you want.

You will get more oils for a better price with an enrollment kit but it is not mandatory.

Check out a list of the 2018-2019 Enrollment Kits

Want to buy your essential oils individually?

Check out this price list of all the doTerra essential oils and products.

Check out the doTerra product guide.

Should I be a Wholesale Customer or a Wellness Advocate?

Both options have the exact same cost, but if you intend to sell doTerra essential oils you will want to choose the Wellness Advocate option.  If you choose Wholesale Customer you will not have to give as much personal information when you sign up.

If I choose to be a Wholesale Customer can I ever switch to being a Wellness Advocate?

Absolutely!  If you originally decide that you want to be just a Wholesale Customer and then change your mind and want to be a Wellness Advocate you can easily switch.

How long does my membership last?

Your Wholesale Membership will last for 12 months.  If after 12 months you decide to continue ordering you will be charged a $25 renewal fee.  You will receive a free bottle of Peppermint, a $20.50 Wholesale value, which is like renewing for $4.50.  If you do not want to renew your membership…just do not place an order and you will not be charged the renewal fee.

Is there a way I can earn free product?


doTerra has a great program where once enrolled you can earn points (PV) and earn free product.

Read more about the Loyalty Reward Program here.

What is PV?

PV stands for Point Value, and is typically the same amount as the Wholesale price, although there are some exceptions.  For example some Kits and Supplements there is a discounted PV value.

How much will I spend on shipping?

Read more about doTerra’s shipping charges here.

Also, keep in mind that if you are a member of the Loyalty Reward’s Program you do earn points for shipping costs so it is like you get your shipping free.

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Please feel free to contact me if you have any other questions about joining doTerra.

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