carrier oils, essential oils, Skin DIY

4 Best Essential Oils for Acne & Cystic Acne and How to Use them Recipes

Summer is fast approaching! Road trips, pools, beaches, camping & hiking and all the other exciting outdoor activities beckon all of us! Well, almost all.

Summer can be a frustrating time if you have oily skin, tend to develop acnes and even worse if you have cystic acne. The heat and humidity seem to worsen these skin conditions.

Here are the 4 best essential oils to clear up acne and cystic acne and how to use them. These essential oils are powerful, yet gentle for all skin types.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia): this versatile oil is renowned for its skin soothing and healing ability and is very good for cystic acne. It blends beautifully with most oils.

Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis)

As an astringent, this oil is helpful in reducing sebum production.

Sweet orange is also great for digestive issues such as gas, bloating. Find out how in my post Sweet Orange for Irritable Bowel Syndrome.

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia)

One of the best oils for acne and cystic acne, this oil is antibacterial and anti- inflammatory, making it excellent in acne treatment, yet gentle enough for sensitive skin.

Rosemary ct. Verbenone (Rosmarinus officinalis ct. Verbenone)

This Rosemary chemo type has clarifying and toning effect for acne and cystic acne prone skin.

Read more about How to Use Rosemary Essential Oil for Hair growth & Oily Skin.

How do you use these essential oils for acne and cystic acne?

Read my post How to Use Essential Oils for Skin to understand more about essential oils’ safety on skin.

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First, use Carrier Oil

Essential oils are highly concentrated and therefore powerful. In order to harness their therapeutic properties, they need to be diluted properly with carrier oils.

Carrier oils are basically nut or seed oils. They can be aloe vera gel or your favorite lotion/cream as well.

Hazelnut oil is considered a dry oil, suitable for oily, acne prone and cystic skin.

Second, Dilute essential oils properly

Start with 4-5 drops of oils in one ounce carrier oil. See how your skin reacts and then gradually increase to 16 drops. For spot treatment, use 24 – 32 drops.

Third, use Framework for formulation

To have an effective blend, we need to know how to formulate. Not to know how to formulate just results in inferior and ineffective blend. You don’t need a lots of essential oils, you just need a few to create an effective and safe blend if you know how to formulate.

In TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine), there are 3 basic herbs in each formula: key herb, supporting herb & harmonizing herb. In essential oil formulation, the same principle applies.

Key oil addresses the main issue, supporting oil addresses secondary problem while harmonizing oil enhances both key and supporting oil AND harmonizes the aroma of the blend.

Essential Oils for Acne Recipe

Key oil: Tea Tree 2 drops

Supporting oil: Sweet Orange 1 drop

Harmonizing oil: Rosemary ct verbenone 1 drop

Add the above essential oils to an one ounce glass dropper bottle, then add Hazel nut oil or Aloe Vera gel. If you are using lotion, weigh out one ounce lotion, then add the essential oils and mix them really well.

Shake well and use 4-5 drops on clean and slightly damp face. Follow up with a moisturizing lotion.

See how your skin reacts and then gradually increase to 16 drops. For spot treatment, use 24 – 32 drops.

Essential oils for cystic acne recipe

Key oil: Tea Tree 2 drops, Sweet Orange 1drop

Supporting oil: Rosemary ct verbenone 1 drop

Harmonizing oil: Lavender 1 drop

Add the above essential oils to an one ounce glass dropper bottle, then add Aloe Vera gel. If you are using lotion, weigh out one ounce lotion, then add the essential oils and mix them really well.

Shake well and use 4-5 drops on clean and slightly damp face. Follow up with a moisturizing lotion.

See how your skin reacts and then gradually increase to 16 drops. For spot treatment, use 24 – 32 drops.

If you prefer video, you can watch it here.

p.s.

Searching for information you can trust on how to use and blend essential oils for your unique skin care? How can you feel confident when there is so much misinformation online? As a clinical aromatherapist, my goal is to empower you and provide you with the right knowledge and skills to care and create your own natural skin care using essential oils and carrier oils.

I created a course How to Use Essential Oils & Carrier Oils for Your Skin Type on Teachable to get the knowledge to you: https://patherapy1.te…

In this 30 minute class, you will learn:

  • Why essential oils & carrier oils are excellent for skin care.
  • Which essential oils & carrier oils to use for your skin type – oily, acne prone, cystic, dry, sensitive, mature, normal, combination.
  • The framework to make effective and safe blends for your skin type.
  • Skin safety concerns.
  • Trusted essential oil companies.

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone! This course is your doorway into the world of natural skin care.
  • Individuals who would like to be empowered to care for themselves, their family, and friends with natural plant-based remedies.
  • Skin care formulators who are interested in integrating essential oils into their skin care formulations.

Let get started and I can’t wait to see what you make!

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