Best essential oils to stimulate collagen

Essential oils help with collagen production by reducing free-radical damage.

Essential oils with detoxing properties help reduce inflammation that cause collagen fibres become fragmented and weak.

Collagen is the building block of the skin. It is the most abundant protein of the human body. It is sometimes called the glue that holds the body together. It gives elasticity and strength to the skin. Collagen keeps our skin from sagging, reduces visible wrinkles, and increases the blood flow to the skin. It also gives our skin a plump, youthful look.

Essential oils with anti-oxidative powers slow oxidative stress, according to a scientific research from the journal Phytotherapy. Essential oils promote collagen growth by reducing free radicals, their antioxidant properties increase collagen cell growth and formation.

Collagen boosting benefits providing essential oils are chamomile, eucalyptus, frankincense, lemongrass, geranium, rose, and sandalwood.

The essential oils for collagen growth are carrot seed, lemon, frankincense, geranium, and neroli. These oils are extremely beneficial for a healthy skin cells renewal.

Carrot seed essential oil is rich in beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant which repairs damaged tissue and rebuilds the collagen under the skin.

Lemon essential oil is rich in Vitamin C, which is vital for building collagen cells growth.

Geranium essential oil stimulates the collagen production and promotes cells regeneration.

As a tonic frankincense essential oil is especially beneficial for the mature skin, reducing the extent of wrinkles that have been already formed. Its cytophylactic properties encourage new cell growth. It tightens and tones sagging skin.

Chamomile essential oil reduces redness and soothes irritation due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

Eucalyptus essential oil may improve the skin condition by increasing its ceramide content. Ceramides lock moisture into the skin and protect epidermis from environmental damage.

Lemongrass essential oil shows stimulating powers on the whole organism and is a powerful antiseptic and bactericide.

Neroli essential oil is particularly valuable for skin due to its special property of stimulating the growth of healthy new cells and has therefore rejuvenating effects. It is high in Vitamin C which boosts collagen production.

Rose essential oil is extremely beneficial for skin especially dry, sensitive, or ageing. It has astringent and tonic effect on the capillaries and the circulation. It is hydrating and reducing signs of ageing.

Sandalwood essential oil is slightly astringent and powerful antiseptic, inhibiting the bacteria and extremely soothing.

All the mentioned essential oils directly or not, assist in collagen production by reducing inflammation, fighting free radicals, detoxing, or stimulating cells renewal and toning the skin.

Please note that essential oils are extremely potent and work beautifully when they are mixed with the carrier fatty oils such as rose hip oil.

This Post Has 12 Comments

  1. Nancy Mummert

    I used to make my own recipes for face and body. My collection of about 50 oils is so outdated
    now since I stopped doing it.
    I copied the Decleor recipe for pre-sun body oil, and it was great for mosquitoes and horseflies
    as well. I would like to make that one again. Decleor stopped the oil but I have the recipe.
    I take collagen everyday for my pains but I wasn’t aware that the oils can help.
    Looks like I’ll be playing with oils again. Keep me informed of new findings.
    Thank you.

    1. Laurie

      Are you willing to share the recipe?

    2. pat barclay

      I would be interested in the recipe as well. I live in Ontario Canada.

      1. Marco van Hattem

        Hi Pat, I am glad that you liked my article on collagen. I do not have a recipe, however, any oil with vitamin C content will be beneficial.
        I would recommend 1-2% dilution of essential oil/s in carrier oil/s.

        Kind regards,

  2. Rebecca

    Hello. I am interested in the best oils, creams, and balms for dry. Crepy skin that really work to protect, smooth, hydrate, and heal my skin. Please send me information on this problem.

    1. Elena @AromaSense

      Hi Rebecca, thank you for your enquiry. We offer valuable information in our Blog, for example have a look here .
      Our Day cream is very replenishing for dry skin condition due to the important ingredients for reviving dry skin, including vitamins A, C and E. These vitamins protect the skin and improve its renewal, support collagen formation.
      if you would rather have your own bespoke product contact me and we can sort it out.

      Take good care of yourself.


  3. Gloria

    Can I use Helichrysum oil with shea butter with Vitamin E or Coconut Oil?

    1. Marco van Hattem

      If you mean to add helichrysum oil to the butter, yes you can, after the butter is completely melted, then you can blend it in.

      Thank you for asking

      Warm regards,


  4. Dalia

    Whats the ratio if I want to use carrot seed oil or any other oil with rose hip ?

    1. Marco van Hattem

      I usually do a 2% ratio

  5. Sue Micheal

    What Essential mixture would be good for face discoloration dry and wrinkly skin? And what brand of Rosehip oil do you recommend?

    Thank you so much and God bless

    1. Marco van Hattem

      Good morning Sue,

      We can suggest our own blend for skin discolouration, otherwise you can find organic rosehip oil and neem oil in our website store.

      Kind regards,


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