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What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne

What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

When I say that I used to have acne, I do not mean minor breakouts happening here and there. I mean cystic, severely painful and pus packed acne that leaves you with huge pores and embarrassing scarring.

I do not have the best skin and have come to terms with the fact that my acne and scarring can only be managed not eliminated, due to their severity. However, if you have acne or any other related skin condition, the great thing is that not only you can drastically improve your situation but eliminate acne altogether with the use of Essential Oils.

The first step is to put your diet in order. Acne and other skin conditions are a representation of what is happening internally in the body, so it’s necessary to make sure that what you are eating is getting you enough nutrition, you have stabilized blood sugar and you don’t have overgrowth of bacteria in your gut.

As far as external skin care is concerned, Essential Oils are my favorite as they have always helped me minimize my acne and keep my skin fresh and healthy. If you are after an all-natural, safe, gentle and quick cure for acne related conditions, you can try H-Acne or H-Scars for the best results.

What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

However, if you prefer your own concoctions, read on as I have presented 3 of my favorite recipes as well as a 9-step process to clean oily and bacteria laden skin.

9 Best Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin

With that said, here are few of the most popular Essential Oils that you can use to keep your skin fresh, healthy and free from acne:

1. Carrot Seed Essential Oil

Carrot Seed Essential Oil has an invigorating effect on the skin. Not only can this Oil keep the skin smooth and pores healthy, but also it assists the body in skin cell regeneration. That is why, it will improve the tone of aging skin and help to fade the scarring.

2. Frankincense Essential Oil

Frankincense has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, making it appropriate for skin that is prone to acne. In addition, Frankincense is an all-natural toner that reduces the size of skin pores and keeps the skin fresh and bacteria free.

3. Geranium Essential Oil

Geranium Essential Oil assists in regulating the production of oil in the skin and reducing pimples. It can also help keep the skin firm, eliminating the fine lines and wrinkles. In addition, it promotes the blood circulation in areas where it is applied, making it useful for healing bruises, broken capillaries, burns, dermatitis, eczema, cuts and ringworm.

4. Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon Oil is a wonderful natural astringent and anti-bacterial agent. Consequently, it is very beneficial for those with greasy and acne-prone skin. It may also help tone your skin and minimize the appearance of pores.

5. Myrrh Essential Oil

Myrrh Oil is considerably beneficial for the older skin. It offers strong anti-inflammatory properties that help improve the firmness and elasticity of the skin, while reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines. Myrrh will also help heal eczema, chapped skin, sun-damage and acne breakouts.

6. Neroli Essential Oil

Neroli is fantastic for sensitive, oily, and aging skin. It will help to strengthen the sagging skin and smooth the fine lines. This rejuvenating Oil features a natural chemical substance called citral, which helps in regenerating skin cells.

7. Patchouli Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil is highly beneficial for aging and acne prone skin. It can stimulate new cell growth and smoothes the fine lines and wrinkles. Since this Oil also features antiseptic, antifungal, and antibacterial qualities, it is also beneficial in skin conditions like Eczema, Psoriasis, Dermatitis, and Acne.

8. Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Oil is amongst the more famous Essential skin Oils that are known for their anti-beneficial effects on acne prone skin. The antibacterial components of this oil can help fend off acne-causing bacteria. Tea Tree Oil also regulates skin oil production, thus reducing the likelihood of acne breakouts. This baby could fix it all!

9. Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

Ylang Ylang is known for its rich and floral fragrance. While this Oil is known for regulating the skin oil production, it is also helpful in smoothing wrinkles and improving the skin’s flexibility.

Which Essential Oils Are Good For Acne Treatment?

What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

In the event the commonly used Essential Oils are not able to get you the desired results, you can use some of the below mentioned Essential Oils as they specifically target conditions like Acne:

Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is perfect for treating acne on oily skin. The wax like chemical present in this Essential Oil is almost similar to the oil produced by the skin. Now, as we know that like dissolves like, using Jojoba Oil can easily dissolve whiteheads and blackheads and help in unclogging the pores without triggering any type of discomfort.

Rose Hip Oil

Rose Hip Oil is a superb moisturizer for dried-out skin. This Oil contains considerable amounts of ascorbic acid, which the skin can absorb and utilize. The Oil is also a great emollient for the dry skin. It will help open skin pores allowing them to drain, without causing any irritation.

Coriander Oil

Coriander Oil removes staph infections of the skin. Staphylococcus Aureus can be responsible for a specific kind of infection that starts small but gets bigger and redder with time.

Peperina Oil

Peperina Oil really helps to make the skin less responsive to soreness. It cuts down on swelling of pimples, as well as decreases the sensitivity of the skin towards chemicals and cleansers. This Oil can make sensitive skin calm, thus readying it for further treatments.

The L’orpur Problem Skin Relief Natural Cream is designed to treat and prevent recurrence of difficult skin conditions including acne. It has unmatched anti-bacterial and healing properties and provides long-lasting relief for blackheads, pus-filled pimples, red / tender bumps and irritated skin.
What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits


What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

How To Use Essential Oils For Cleansing The Bacteria-Laden And Oily Skin? 

What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

Here is a 9 step process to clean your skin of all the bacteria-laden oil present on it:

Step 1: Obtain your favorite blend of Oils, a washcloth and a soft towel.

Step 2: Wet your face with warm water.

Step 3: Pour about 1/2 tsp of Essential Oil blend on your palm and rub both your hands together.

Step 4: Massage the Oil gently, using your fingers, on the impacted areas making small circles for about thirty seconds to two minutes allowing the Oil to penetrate deep. Focus on areas that have blocked skin pores.

Step 5: Wet a hand towel with slightly warm water, wring out, and fold to retain the heat in.

Step 6: Wet the washcloth with super-hot water (less than what will burn your face!), wring and cover your face with it.

Step 7: Seal the washcloth with the towel prepared earlier to prevent the washcloth from cooling immediately. This is important.

Step 8: Leave on until both the towel and the washcloth have cooled down to the room temperature and then wipe your skin with the washcloth.

Step 9: Repeat this process 1-2 times.

VOILA! You have cleansed your skin of all the bacteria-laden oil present on it. There has to be a thin layer of oil still present on the skin to safeguard it from further infections.

My Top 3 Recipes To Use For Best Relief In Conditions Like Acne:

What Are The Best Essential Oils and Recipes To Keep Your Skin Fresh, Healthy And Free From Acne Essential Oil Benefits

Recipe 1: Face treatment Essential Oil for acne and related conditions

An effective face treatment Essential Oil can easily be produced by using carrier Oils like Jojoba Oil, and adding the following Oils:

The concentration of Essential Oils mentioned above must not exceed 2 %. Massage the blend gently on your skin at least two times in a day. Some skins might not respond well to this Oil, however, some individuals have had excellent outcomes.

Recipe 2: A Sweet Treat

Add Sweet Almond, Hazelnut and Avocado Essential Oils in the ratio of 1:1:2 respectively.

Apply the blend on impacted areas for significant relief.

Recipe 3: No more “pizza” face (for acne susceptible skin)

Add Borage, Grape Seed, Hazelnut and Hempseed Essential Oils in the ratio of 1:2:1:1 respectively and apply the blend on impacted areas. You can also try out adding therapeutic-grade Essential skin Oils like Tea Tree, Rosemary, Geranium and Lavender.

Remember: not all Essential Oils are equal! There is still no regulation applying to the manufacturing of Essential Oils, making it easier for the cons to dupe people into buying Oils that are mostly fillers and contain nasty ingredients. Therefore, stick to the pure therapeutic grade essential oils, which you will find by clicking on the various links within this article.

I am having incredible results with the use of Essential Oils and my skin is getting better with each passing day. My acne scarring and sunspots have faded and I feel fresh and rejuvenated. My recommendation for you is: play with these Essential Oils until you are your most beautiful self!

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Thursday 16th of August 2018

This is so amazing as I begin using this site to help my 12-year with the signs of some terrible beginning acne. Olivia, instead of using lemon in the base blend (because of photosensitivity), which oil would you recommend? I'd like to keep the base blend simple with the tea tree, lavender and a 3rd pick instead of lemon. Though I am a lemon fan, just concerned about my son at school all day long if he uses the lemon in the morning? Is there a period of time until it is no longer a risk? Much thanks,


Thursday 16th of August 2018

Hi Amie,

My pleasure. It is best to avoid lemon if your child will be exposed to the sun. You can use lemongrass or frankincense instead for acne and in-lieu of lemon EO.

Regards, Olivia

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Tuesday 21st of June 2016

HI Olivia, I would LOVE to go natural on my skin and am ready to make my blend. Please recommend what oils to use on my skin? I am 40. My skin is sagging, uneven (little broken veins, large pores, blackheads, sun damage and acne scars....) and deep wrinkles are starting to appear... SOS


Tuesday 21st of June 2016

Hi Marin,

Sure, there is a lot of content on my website depending on what exactly you are after. There is also a skincare eBook for oily / combination skin types and i will have the new eBook about dry / sensitive skin in July.

Regards, Olivia


Sunday 10th of April 2016

Question from MH:

dear Olivia, I was so excited to discover this website ! I love essential oils and do currently use some of the basic varieties. My problem is that I used some skin product that totally damaged my skin tone . It made it really dark around my forehead, down the sides of my cheeks and around my eyes. I can't really explain what happened I am still trying to figure out wat happened? Anyway I went to a skin clinic and had various rounds of peels and micro derma brassion treatment. It has lightened a bit but the uneven skin tone is still very distinct . What blend of oils could I use to help even out my skin tone, my nose and cheeks are much lighter than the rest of my face. This is very depressing, it's been five months now that I have been trying to fix this problem, would appreciate any advise you could share.

Olivia's Response:

I really feel for you. I am not sure what can be done to even your skin tone as I have not seen the damage caused. The other issue is that due to the processes (peels, microdermabrasion, etc.) that you have had, your skin may be very sensitive to other products, including essential oils.

The 2 oils that I have used myself include Rosehip Seed Oil and Simply Face Oil from AMOILS.

I cannot guarantee any results, let alone even your skin tone. And also, you will need to do a test patch to see any reaction before any application.

Apologies, I cannot be of more help.

Linda Cooper

Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Do you have any recommendation for brown spots on my skin? Thanks for any help. Love this site.


Wednesday 24th of February 2016

Hi Linda,

Thank you. Can you please be more descriptive of the brown spots. In the meantime, you could refer to this article if it helps:

Essential Oils for Age Spots

Regards, Olivia