Best Essential Oils for Acne
How to use essential oils and skin care recipes to help clear up troubled skin
Using home remedies and essential oils for acne can save you money, keep you healthy AND help clear up your skin.
Plus, they make you smell wonderful!
First, take a look at the best essential oils for acne... and then check
out the acne recipes. I've put together a complete set of natural remedies for acne you can make at home to cleanse, balance and moisturize your oily, acne-prone skin.
Best Essential Oils for Acne
Bergamot, chamomile, cypress, geranium,
grapefruit, jasmine, juniper, lavender, lemon, lemongrass, orange,
patchouli, peppermint, petitgrain, rosemary, sandalwood, tea trea, ylang
How Do Essential Oils for Acne Work?
Aromatherapy acne recipes actually do work.
Essential oils are excellent cleansers and skin healers. Here's why:
They have anti-bacterial properties that help get rid of acne-spreading germs.
They calm irritation and redness caused by acne.
They help balance your skin's oil production, reducing excess oiliness.
They speed your skin's healing both during and after an outbreak.
How Long Before I See Results?
It takes 3 to 4 weeks for your skin to renew itself. You have to use essential oils for acne consistently, and you'll see results over time. As with so many things in life, there's no instant cure for acne (anyone who says there is, is selling something!)
I get acne every month due to hormone changes, and my teenage son is
continually battling acne as he grows. All the essential oils and skin
care home remedies for acne offered here have been tried and tested on
both of us. And they DO work!
Blemish-Clearing Quick Trick
There are two essential oils for acne that you can apply directly to your skin to spot treat pimples and blemishes:
Tea Tree and
After you wash your face at night (critical for fighting acne) put a
drop of either lavender OR tea tree on a Q-Tip and dab it gently on the
pimple. Do this every night until it clears up.
Caution: be careful when
applying undiluted essential oils to the skin - less expensive brands
may cause a skin reaction because their quality is likely to be lower to
keep costs down. The old saying is true - you get what you pay for!
Where to Get Essential Oils for Acne
My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. Their prices are excellent, their staff is wonderful, and their products are good. Click the links for...
Acne Recipes for Your Skin Care Routine
If you're not sure when you should use any of these natural remedies for acne, click here to check out a
daily skin care routine you can try.
It includes morning, night time and weekly applications.
And now... (drum roll please) on to the recipes!
Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash
This homemade acne cleanser reduces oil production and removes the
bacteria that cause breakouts. Powerful, but gentle enough for daily
Purifying Facial Scrub
This homemade acne remedy uses green clay and oatmeal to scrub away dead skin cells and absorb excess oil,
unclogging pores and smoothing your skin's texture.
Astringent Facial Toner
Toners are easy, quick homemade acne remedies. This recipe includes
lavender and geranium to heal skin and balance oil production.
Light Daily Facial Lotion
A light, natural lotion recipe to balance oily, acne-prone skin. Good
for face and body, this is one homemade acne remedy your skin really
Healing Night Cream
A good acne scar treatment with tea tree and ylang ylang to balance oily skin and help reduce the appearance of scarring.
Acne Treatment Oil
This is another of the easiest home remedies for acne. A healing oil
treatment to reduce acne scarring and restore a healthy balance to your
skin's oil levels.
Herbal Facial Steam
Make this herbal aromatherapy facial steam to open your pores, deeply cleanse and prepare your face for treatment.
Deep Cleansing Facial Mask
A clay mask treatment that deeply cleans pores, removes dead skin cells and balances oil production.
Acne Remedies Main Page
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Essential Oils for Acne
More Natural Remedies for Acne
I also love Just Natural Organic Care's products - they're a little more
sophisticated than homemade, and they really, really work! I like them
better than commercial products (like Proactive, for example) because
they use only healthy ingredients - no harsh fillers or chemicals to
hurt your skin. Check these out!
Acne Spot Treatment
"Hi there! I just want to take this time to thank you for these
WONDERFUL PRODUCTS you have made (the acne spot treatment especially!) I
honestly can't thank you enough!! It has only been 2 weeks and my skin
has been improving!" Eileen C, Shenandoah TX
Acne Night Treatment
"It really works - I'm in my mid 30's and I broke out like crazy
suddenly. Nothing had worked, but this acne night treatment has saved
me. Unlike Proactive or some other acne treatments out there, this does
not dry out or irritate skin at all." Barbara N, Acampo CA
Acne Facial Scrub
"I love this stuff. It's amazingly all natural and makes your skin
feel so soft. I have adult acne and notice that when I use this stuff
before I go to bed my skin is much less irritated in the morning. Love
it, love it, love it!" Susan L, Rumson NJ
Acne Face Cream
"Best blemish acne cream I've ever used. Calms the blemish down
overnight. I've been a Proactive user for several years and it doesn't
compare to this product! The jar is small, but you don't need much at
all. Great product!" Patrick C, Chesapeake VA
Want to find the best essential oils and recipes for your skin type? Use the Search Box below.
For example, simply type in "oily skin" (without the quotes) and hit
Search. All the pages on this site containing those words will pop up.
Poke through them and pick the ones you want to make - and remember, you
can use more than one recipe depending on your skin's needs of the moment.