10 anti-aging essential oils to add into skincare routine

Anti-aging essential oils to skincare routine for greater skin

By Caren M
10 anti-aging essential oils to add into skincare routine

Anti-aging essential oils for deep wrinkles

Essential oils for removing wrinkles

Anti-aging is really the topic everyone is talking about. As you grow older, your skin just stops being as good and a fine wrinkle here and a slight sag there can be really depressing. Especially so nowadays, because of issues with pollution and the food we eat, premature aging is a thing. 

We turn to nature and look at what she has provided for us to take care of this very nagging problem. Presenting- drum rolls please! - the ten best essential oils to take care of your aging problem!

1. Frankincense oil


This oil hails from the middle east and has strong antioxidant properties that make it great for the skin. It’s really good to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines and large pores. It also has great healing properties like fading scars and quick healing as well as fading age spots and damage caused by the sun.

2. Lavender essential oil

This oil is used in practically everything. Lavender oil has healing properties and works by soothing and healing the skin with its antimicrobial properties and really works on fading wrinkles by helping the body naturally produce antioxidants to fight aging. 

Lavender oil has many benefits for you

Lavender also works great for hair to give it more volume and health, at the same time relieving itchy/ dry scalp and dandruff.

3. Geranium oil

Geranium oil Source: @wetwolondon/Instagram

This oil has been used for a long time in anti-aging and beauty treatments. It is ideal for all skin types and mainly works by moisturizing your skin by trapping water within your skin leaving it with a healthy hue and suppleness. Powerful antioxidants get rid of free radicals and strengthens skin cells reducing wrinkles by making it tighter. 

4. Lemon essential oil

Lemon essential oil, Source:@adultingwashley/Instagram

This oil is used in nearly all anti-aging products because of its high level of vitamin C and citric acid which works by eliminating free radicals, boosting collagen that in turn reduces fine lines and wrinkles. It also lightens dark spots and evens out your skin tone.

Use this product at night because citrus-based oils that are phototoxic and react badly with the sun

5. Sandalwood essential oil

Sandalwood oil, Source:@earthsorganics/Instagram

This oil smells nice and will keep you relax. Plus, it has antimicrobial and antioxidant properties making it great as an anti-aging serum. Sandalwood contains a natural hormone that boosts skin cell regeneration which means your skin cells will be much stronger and heal from damage making you blemish free and really works on your wrinkles like magic. 

Anti-aging essential oils for skin tightening

6. Patchouli oil

Patchouli oil, Source:@aroma.terapia/Instagram

Patchouli oil is one of the most effective oils when it comes to skin tightening. Its strong anti-aging and antimicrobial properties work on your skin to give your skin a beautiful healthy glow and prevents breakouts and fades blemishes.

7. Rosemary oil

Rosemary has active antioxidant properties that act on free radicals that are currently destroying your skin. A few applications of rosemary in your daily beauty routine will give you tighter skin, especially around the eyes and cheeks. It also increases blood flow to your face, rejuvenating it and promoting the production of new cells for tighter, healthier skin.

Rosemary Oil, Source:@bottegazerowaste/Instagram

Rosemary oil is also great for hair, promoting healthy hair growth and works better to increase the rate of hair growth compared to other essential oil as a recent study showed. If you want to promote your hair growth rate, Rosemary essential oil is definitely something to consider.

8. Cypress essential oil

Cypress oil Source:@taras_essentialwellness

Cypress essential oil works from the inside out by increasing blood flow to your skin delivering more nutrients and oxygen to the skin cells. This will aid in the regeneration of newer cells, boosting collagen and getting rid of free radicals to make your skin smoother and tighter. The wonderful thing about this oil is that it makes your own body fix your skin issues.

Anti-aging essential oils for hair

Rosemary hair Source:@victoria_waits/Instagram

Just like our skin, our hair condition also deteriorates as we age. The continued use of hair products that are full of harmful chemicals doesn’t help either.

Luckily, like all things we find in nature, there is a cure for our damaged and dull-looking hair as well. Some of the best essential oils for hair are Lavender and Rosemary that we've mentioned. here's two more

9. Tea Tree

tea tree, source:@maybellin_tota/Instagram

This essential oil plays multiple roles on your hair; it helps kill dandruff and relieves a dry and itchy scalp and it is just the perfect oil for you if you suffer from alopecia and thinning hair and want to boost hair growth. Just mix a few drops of it with rosemary oil or lavender oil or both and use with your shampoo.

10. Peppermint essential oil

peppermint oil, source:@suitebeautynspa/Instagram

Peppermint essential oil helps to increase hair follicles meaning increased hair volume for you. it also has antifungal properties thereby eliminating scalp itchiness and dandruff, general scalp irritation and interestingly works on lice too. Add it to your daily haircleansing routine and you won't regret it

Argan Oil

Argan oil Source:@essentialsofmaroc/Instagram

Lastly, here's a bonus for you. One very important carrier oil that improves hair condition - Argan oil has been a very popular choice for treatments and shampoos nowadays. 

Homemade oil blend recipes for face

Essential oils are pretty concentrated on their own so it is advised to dilute them in a carrier oil with the same benefits while making your own serums at home.

The best carrier oils

There are a variety of carrier oils out there that work great and it is up to you to choose the one you like best.

1. Jojoba oil

Jojoba source:@lets_bonita/Instagram

One of the best anti-aging oils out there. It works similar to sebum which our skin naturally produces. It hydrates your skin by locking in moisture and also works to remove toxins from your skin. It works for all skin type because it is not oily and is really easy and light on your skin.

2. Coconut oil

coconut oil, source:@thebodyshopkuwait/Instagram

Another gift of nature to us. Coconut oil is great for skin that’s showing signs of aging, fades away stretchmarks and tightens skin naturally. It is also really good for hair as it forms a protective layer around the strands locking in moisture and nutrients.

3. Avocado oil

Avocado oil Source:@oriflamelifestyle/Instagram

This oil is used for everything, from nourishing hair to great looking skin. It would work as a great base when making your anti-aging serums.

4. Rosehip seed oil

This is a great carrier oil to use in your sunscreen serum. It has great anti-aging properties and antioxidants that work to protect from sun damage and reduce signs of aging.

Rosehip Source:@sustainableveganspirit/Instagram

Recipe for Sun block serum

To protect yourself from the harmful rays of the sun and its adverse aging effects, combine the following ingredients:

You will need, 10 drops lavender, 1 tbsp pomegranate oil, 3/4 C coconut oil, 2 tbsp Zinc Oxide, 2 tbsp shea butter and a glass jar to combine your ingredients.

Combine all ingredients except zinc oxide in a jar. Place a saucepan with water on stove over medium heat. Place your jar in the saucepan and stir contents until ingredients start to melt. Once all ingredients are combined, add in zinc oxide and stir well. Store in a cool place.

This recipe is courtesy of Dr. Axe.

Anti-aging serum for fine lines and tighter skin

You can use whatever carrier oil you desire. We mixed two.

For the carrier oils you can use, ¼ ounce rosehip seed oil, 1/8-ounce argan oil, 1/8-ounce jojoba or avocado oil

Mix 3 drops each of lavender and geranium essential oils, 2 drops each of rosemary, cypress and patchouli essential oils in a jar together with your carrier oils. Apply twice daily for the best results.

radiant skin, source: @skin.radiance/Instagram


Essential oils are a more natural way to deal with aging and their concentration of wonderful nutrients will produce visible results within just a few applications.

Always test out any oil before using it in your regimen to check for allergic reactions and also never forget to dilute them using some of the carrier oils mentioned above as they are strong concentrated and should not be used as it is without diluting.

With these tips, we don’t see why you shouldn’t take over the world with your perfect-looking ageless skin.