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 rose 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
10 drops Lavender
5 drops Bergamot
1 drop Tea Tree OR Chamomile
1 drop Rose Geranium
1 drop Ylang Ylang OR Jasmine
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.
- 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.
- When it cools, reheat and re-wring out the cloth and lay it over your face again.
- 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.
- 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
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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
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
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Homemade Acne Remedies Main Page
Aromatherapy Recipes Homepage from Homemade Natural Acne Treatment
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