Acne is multi-faceted issue that goes beyond over active sebaceous glands and comprises diet, stress, heredity, and of course hormones.
Let's take a look at essential oils that can soothe and support.
A good place to start ...consider this not at all exhaustive list:
A warm compress nurtures the soul as well as the skin
Fill a sink or pan with warm water (approx. 1 liter). Using a dispersant (i.e. rubbing alcohol, withhazel, apple cider vinegar, epsom salts) before adding the chosen essential oils is optional but a nice idea. The dispersant will help the essential oils to mix with the water. Then place 5-10 drops of essential oil/s and swish around with a cotton cloth. Wring out the cloth and place on the affected area. After the cloth cools repeat several times.
1/4 cup (2oz.) baby castille soap
1 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
1 Tbsp. hydrosol (i.e. Lavender, Rose, Neroli)
12 drops of essential oil
(i.e. 5 drops Tea tree, 3 drops Roman chamomile, 4 drops Lavender)
Combine and stir. Store in a glass container (i.e. large dropper bottle). Use to cleanse morning and night.
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Tea tree flower
2 Tbsp. Rose hydrosol
2 Tbsp. Lavender hydrosol
2 Tbsp. aloe vera gel
Combine and apply with an organic cotton pad.
Recipes adapted from Foundations of Aromatherapy, Jade Shutes, aromaticstudies.com
Schnaubelt, Kurt. The Healing Intelligence of Essential Oils: the Science of Advanced Aromatherapy. Healing Arts Press, 2011.
Carey, Elea. “What Are the Best Essential Oils for Acne?” Healthline, Healthline Media, 20 June 2051, www.healthline.com/health/beauty-skin-care/essentials-oils-for-acne.