I love to use essential oils on my face, and have had good success lately with a few new oils and blends.
Here’s what works for me…
Promoting Clear Skin
This is what I use when I’m not dealing specifically with any breakouts, but just want to maintain good skin.
Generally, I do not dilute the oils and only apply them (in the order listed below) to the areas that tend to give me problems. Sometimes I do dilute by adding a few drops of each oil to my favorite carrier lotion, and then applying the lotion all over my face.
1st: Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
Note: I use the Oil Cleansing Method to wash my face and remove makeup. OCM employs a customized mixture of vegetable oils which draws out dirt, softens the skin and breaks the cycle of stripping an oily face with harsh ingredients which only causes the skin to produce more oil. I apply EOs after removing makeup with the Oil Cleansing Method.
Update: I’m currently adding 1-2 drops of Frankincense to my favorite moisturizer. It’s awesome.
Zapping Current and Lurking Blemishes
doTERRA’s Purify Cleansing Blend of Lemon, Lime, Pine, Tea Tree and Cilantro works well for spot treating blemishes. I dab it on clean skin, undiluted, at least twice daily.
I try to use doTERRA’s Immortelle Anti-aging Blend of Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh and Sandalwood twice a day on lingering scars–including the scar from my C-section–and have noticed a definite improvement.
Sometimes I use Helichrysum and Frankincense on blemishes that erupted, either on their own or due to squeezing. (Who, me?)
Using Heli right away on those spots–and then as often as possible for the first day or so–really seems to lessen the redness and speed the healing process.
More Oils for Clear Skin
The oils listed above are what works best for me, but not everyone will respond in the same way to the same oils. Listed below are essential oils recommended for clear skin.
- Melaleuca (Tea Tree)
- Immortelle Anti-aging Blend of Frankincense, Helichrysum, Lavender, Myrrh & Sandalwood
- Clary Sage
- Thyme (dilute heavily)
Here’s to clear skin!
Kathleen Henderson is the Yankee behind the Homestead, where she keeps up with Mr. Native Texan, three busy boys, a large dog, an assortment of chickens and an organic garden on three beautiful acres in Northern Virginia. Yankee Homestead is where she organizes her tips, tricks and resources for a healthy life. Favorite topics include real food recipes, gluten-free living, essential oils and home remedies, all things natural and nontoxic, plus mommy musings and homeschooling resources. Find out more on the About page