These are the three essential oils in my Rough Heel and Elbow Cream. And they are all lovely oils to work with.
Lavender is a wonderful and very versatile essential oil. It is steam distilled from the flowers of the plant. It’s very healing for the skin with antiseptic and antibacterial properties. Most people find lavender a very calming and soothing scent. Lavender is a gentle oil suitable for all skin types. It is a great supporting oil, helping to boost the effectiveness of other EOs in a mixture and therefore, lavender is found in many skin care products.
Frankincense and Patchouli are more commonly known for their wonderful scents as incense and in perfumes. They are also great EOs for skin care!
Frankincense is often associated with the three wise men and their gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. It is an astringent EO with rejuvenating properties. It is great for chapped, rough skin.
Patchouli is another astringent EO that is good at healing inflamed skin. It helps stimulate cell regeneration and, like frankincense, is great for chapped skin and those cracked heels we all loathe.
And with the combination of frankincense and patchouli, you end up with a lovely light woodsy scent!