Here at Little Soap HQ we’re keen advocates of helping everyone to understand the benefits of using natural products on their skin. We believe that organic, kind ingredients are the best and only way to treat the mind, body and soul- and of course, natural soap should be available to all! This week is World Allergy Week, and in honour of that we’re focusing on the three best essential oils to soothe the skin. Let us know in the comments what you think.
There’s a really good reason why we use Pure English Lavender in our products, and if you suffer with sensitive skin you’ll already know how wonderful it is. Lavender has long been used to treat a variety of skin conditions and allergic reactions, such as eczema. The reason being is that it has powerful cooling and soothing properties that help to calm sore, itchy skin.
Alongside our Pure English Lavender range of soaps, hand wash, hand wash and bubble bath, there are lots of other ways that you can use lavender essential oil to soothe the skin. Make your own soothing body balm with avocado butter and lavender essential oil. Whip both ingredients together and apply to the skin to soothe and moisturise.
Another staple ingredient in Little Soap products, Rose Geranium is excellent for soothing the skin during allergy related flare ups. It’s well known for it’s ability to calm the mind, reduce symptoms of anxiety and alleviate low mood, but did you know that it also has powerful soothing properties too? Rose Geranium is non toxic, non irritant and has antiseptic and wound healing properties- making it ideal for treating dermatological issues such as eczema and allergy reactions.
Make your own soothing balm with beeswax, Calendula oil and Rose Geranium essential oil- mix one part wax to two parts Calendual oil then add a few drops of Rose Geranium oil and use to soothe and calm the skin when needed.
Another essential oil famous for mind balancing abilities, Sandalwood also has powerful soothing properties for the skin too. Sandalwood helps to balance the skin, and provides calm and moisture where there’s dryness and inflammation. Allergy sufferers can benefit from using Sandalwood essential oil thanks to the antioxidants- and studies have even found that simply smelling the aroma can trigger sin repair. Super powers!
To restore elasticity, and provide relieve to inflammations on the skin, you can make your own ultra soothing moisturising oil with Sandalwood essential oil. All you need is
- 3 oz Jojoba Oil
- 5 drops patchouli essential oil
- 5 drops sandalwood essential oil
- 5 drops ylang ylang essential oil
Mix all ingredients together and apply to the skin as needed. Bliss!
A word on Little Soap Company and allergies…
In terms of “irritants”, we all have our individual fingerprint of what our bodies can and can’t tolerate. Lavender essential oil, for example, is a known irritant to those with extreme sensitivities, however this doesn’t automatically black list it and make unsafe/non-organic or toxic. To be clear, none of our products are independently tested or classed as hypoallergenic nor being sold as “allergy free”.
To do this we would not be able to produce a synthetic free product, which has always been our aim. However, we have our ‘Unperfumed’ range so we would recommend trying these first.