Organic Acne Treatments

Buying Recipe Ingredients

Mountain Rose Herbs is one of my favorite suppliers.

Here's some quick links for buying ingredients.

Grapeseed oil

Jojoba oil

Calendula oil

St. John's Wort oil

Bergamot essential oil

Cedarwood essential oil

Chamomile essential oil

Geranium essential oil

Jasmine essential oil

Lavender essential oil

Lemon essential oil

Patchouli essential oil

Sandalwood essential oil

Tea Tree essential oil

Ylang Ylang essential oil

Glass bottles

Grapeseed Oil

Good for oily, acne-prone skin and sensitive skin.


Light, easily absorbed.

Non-allergenic. Shelf life six months to a year if refrigerated after opening.

Buy grapeseed oil.

Jojoba Oil

Good for all skin types.

Closest in properties to skin's own natural oils; helps balance skin's oil production.

Readily absorbed without making the skin feel greasy or tacky.

Does not clog pores.

Highly stable, excellent shelf life.

Buy jojoba oil.

Calendula Oil

Heals dry, damaged and inflamed skin, rashes and other skin problems.

Stimulates the production of collagen to minimize scarring.

Suitable for sensitive skin.

Shelf life six months to a year if refrigerated after opening.

Buy calendula oil.

St. John's Wort Herbal Oil

Reduces redness and inflammation.

Helps speed healing.


Shelf life six months to a year if refrigerated after opening.

Buy St. John's Wort oil.

Homemade Natural Acne Treatment

A free homemade acne treatment recipe
to help clear up acne naturally

This homemade natural acne treatment deeply nourishes and heals oily, acne-prone skin by penetrating and unblocking clogged pores, releasing the built-up bacteria, sebum and white blood cells in pimples.

It also kills acne-causing bacteria, leaving your skin clear and free to heal.

Jojoba and essential oils are easily absorbed without making the skin feel greasy or tacky - or clogging pores. Their natural healing properties help reduce acne scarring over time.

Lavender and chamomile calm redness and irritation, sandalwood heals and tones skin, and geranium, jasmine and ylang ylang rebalance the skin's natural production of oil. Bergamot, lemon, tea tree and cedarwood are astringent cleansers.

As a side benefit, these soothing blends sedate your nervous system and relax your muscles, winding you down for a good night's sleep.

Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Recipe


4 tablespoons (60ml) Jojoba oil

OR USE 2 tablespoons (30ml) Jojoba oil plus 2 tablespoons (30ml) Grapeseed oil

1/2 teaspoon of (2ml) St. John's Wort oil (optional)

1/2 teaspoon of (2ml) Calendula oil (optional)

One of the Essential Oil blends below

Floral Blend

10 drops Lavender
5 drops Bergamot
1 drop Tea Tree OR Chamomile
1 drop Geranium
1 drop Ylang Ylang OR Jasmine

Woodsy Blend

10 drops Lavender
5 drops Sandalwood
3 drops Bergamot OR Lemon
1 drop Tea Tree
1 drop Cedarwood OR Patchouli


Combine the carrier and essential oils in a dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake well to combine. Wait 24 hours before using to let the mixture "cure".

To use, pour a little of your homemade natural acne treatment into your hand, then massage it into your face and neck using gentle upward sweeping motions. (Do not get it into your eyes!)

Do this every night. Also make this daily facial cleanser recipe and this purifying facial scrub for oily, acne-prone skin to complete your acne face care routine.

Caution: If you choose to use Bergamot or Lemon essential oil, do not use your homemade natural acne treatment before sun exposure - Citrus oils may cause sunburn.

Helpful Hint: Don't make a large batch of this homemade acne treatment and expect it to last forever. Natural facial and massage oils can be expected to last about 3 months or up to 6 months if you keep them in the fridge. Most aromatherapy carrier oils can go stale or rancid after a few months, especially when not stored in a cool, dark location. It's better to make small batches more frequently.

Homemade Natural Acne Treatment for Blackheads & Whiteheads

Use this recipe to soften blackheads before removing them.

  1. Massage a little of the homemade acne treatment oil into your skin. Wet a facecloth with hot water, wring it out and lay it over your face.
  2. When it cools, reheat and re-wring out the cloth and lay it over your face again.
  3. Do this several times, then gently remove the blackheads using a cotton ball. Don't force them or dig in your fingernails - this can make them worse.
  4. After you remove the blackheads, spot treat the area with lavender or tea tree essential oil to make sure any remaining bacteria are killed.

For very stubborn blackheads, use a facial steam treatment, then use the homemade natural acne treatment oil as described above.

Where to Buy Homemade Natural Acne Treatment Supplies

My favorite supplier for aromatherapy recipe ingredients is Mountain Rose Herbs. The people are wonderful, their prices are good and their products are excellent. Click the links to get ingredients for your homemade natural acne treatment.

If you have Amazon Prime, you can get all your oils delivered for free. I've added links to some of the ingredients form making your homemade natural acne treatment - poke around on Amazon to get anything else you need...

Ready-to-Go Organic Acne Products

If you're struggling with acne and you're looking for skin care products that are a little more sophisticated than this homemade natural acne treatment, I definitely recommend Just Natural Organic Care.

They make one of the best spot treatments I've found online, with Manuka Oil, Tea Tree Oil, Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Burdock Extract, Essential Oils of Lavender, Camphor Tree, Lemongrass, Rose Geranium, Pansy Flower Extract and Vitamin E.

All their products are organic - they're better than most commercial products because they only use natural 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 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

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

Still Looking?

Here's a few more recipes to add to your homemade natural acne treatment...

Best Essential Oils for Acne

Tea Tree Facial Wash

Astringent Facial Toner

Light Daily Facial Lotion

Healing Night Cream

Deep Cleansing Facial Mask

Acne Treatment Oil

Herbal Facial Steam

Facial Recipes Help

Homemade Acne Remedies Main Page

Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Homemade Natural Acne Treatment

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Simply type in "acne" (without the quotes) and hit Search. All the acne recipes on this site will pop up. Poke through them and pick the ones you want to try next - and remember, you can use more than one recipe depending on your skin's needs of the moment.