Acne is something we’ve all experienced either in our younger years and not so younger years. The OTC acne products you see in stores are filled with some harsh chemicals and steroids and in some cases has caused eczema and facial swelling, redness, and irritation.
The best way to treat acne is by treating the source, which is usually excess oil and bacteria. So, if you’re looking for an alternate course of treatment with minimal to no side effects, you’re in luck.
Essential Oils Used for Acne:
Benzoin, Bergamot, Cedarwood, Chamomile, Geranium, Grapefruit, Clary Sage, Geranium, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Rosemary, Tea Tree, and Thyme.
Carrier Oils for Acne and Blemishes:
Almond and Coconut
All listed recipes make one treatment
Acne Face Cleanser 1
1.5 tablespoon Coconut Milk
1.5 teaspoon Coconut Oil
15 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Mix the coconut oil, milk, and tea tree essential oil in a small 2-ounce bottle or small bowl and blend. Apply to face as desired.
Acne Face Cleanser 2
2 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
4 drops Lemon Essential Oil
4 drops Grapefruit Essential Oil
2 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
2 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
In a small bottle or bowl, mix the essential oils, slowly add the extra virgin olive oil, and stir. Apply to face as desired.
Daytime Acne Facial Oil
1 tablespoon Jojoba Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
Mix the jojoba oil and tea tree oil in a 1-ounce container, blending the oils together. Apply to a freshly cleaned face as desired.
Nighttime Acne Facial Oil
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
8 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
4 drops Chamomile Essential Oil
3 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil
Acne Facial Toner
1 cup Witch Hazel
4 drops of Geranium Essential Oil
4 drops Lemongrass Essential Oil
4 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil
In a 10 oz bottle, add the witch hazel and essential oil, and shake well. Spray 4 inches away from your face if you’re using a spray bottle. If using a non-spray bottle, apply complete product to a cotton pad and apply to face as desired.
Acne Facial Toner 2
1 cup distilled water
10 drops Rosemary Essential Oil
7 drops Bergamot Essential Oil
In a 10 oz bottle, add the distilled water and essential oils. Shake well. Spray 4 inches away from your face if you’re using a spray bottle. If using a non-spray bottle, apply complete product to a cotton pad and apply to face as desired.
Essential oils can vary in price depending on the type of herb you’re working with as some oils are easier to come by than others. If you purchased these essential oils separately, you would spend around $100.
This is why I always suggest purchasing essential oil kits as they usually include the basic essential oils (lavender, eucalyptus, lemon, sweet orange, tea tree, and peppermint) and essential oils you can use in cosmetics and more. You get the best bang for your buck as you learn what essential oils may or may not work for you. There is so much you can do with essential oils, even if you encounter an essential oil that agitates your skin, but you like the smell of the oil, you can use your favorite fragrance in a room spray. At the time of this publishing this article I do not have a room spray recipe or tutorial on my website but I am working on it.
This kit has most of the essential oils you can use for the above recipes. I hope this article helps you in your treatment progress.
*If you’re interested in learning more about herbal medicine and health driven herbs, this book is an excellent (and affordable) read and I recommend it to all my readers.
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