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Discover advice about the safety of using essential oils.

How to Safely Use Essential Oils and Botanical Skin Care Products

What to Look for in Natural Ingredients and More

Essential oils and natural botanical ingredients are trending in skin care.  In fact, recent stats from Market Research Future indicate “the essential oil market is projected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7% during 2016 to 2022.” More consumers want to use natural, personal care products with pleasant, natural aromas. However, it’s important to note that just because a product is made with natural ingredients or contains a few plant ingredients, it may not necessarily be safe for you or your family. But you don’t need to worry. What goes on your skin falls under my job description as a dermatologist!

The Rundown on Essential Oils and Botanical Skin Care Products

To help answer your questions, I’ve just added a page to our Advice Section to give you the executive summary on what to look for, what to avoid and how to safely test natural products. Here, you’ll discover things like:
  • Can you be allergic to essential oils and botanical skin car products?
  • Do they actually work?
  • Is there a safe amount to use?
And much more… I’m a big fan of natural skin care and essential oils, but only when they are used safely. Mother Nature is an amazing chemist and has given us priceless gifts in the way of botanicals. We are all working to figure out her mysteries. Please check out this new entry and let me know what you think. I love sharing my knowledge with you and have been writing blogs and advice pages since 2009. In fact, you’ll find over 800 posts and pages of information on this site. That’s a lot of data so we’re trying to make it easier for you to find the helpful tips and insights you need to make smart choices about skin care. We are in the process of sorting and organizing the most commonly searched information and you’ll find this section on the right side of the top navigation bar. Discover advice on How to Safely Use Essential Oils and Botanical Skin Care Products Let us know what you think! Do you have questions about using essential oils, botanical skin care products or something else? Please contact me here. We are here to help!