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Essential Oils for Acne - Break Away from the Breakout Scene

Essential Oils for Acne - Break Away from the Breakout Scene

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, and it affects up to 50 million Americans every year. Even more frustrating than the breakouts is the fact that it is not easy to find a treatment that actually works! Many of us turn to prescription drugs that are full of harmful chemicals in the hopes we will see clear skin again.

Even though some can be effective in the short term, these chemical-laden products are bad news in the long run. The side effects can include dry skin, itching, rash, peeling skin, dizziness, drowsiness, and a much longer list that we can't fit in this article. 

Alternatively, using essential oils for acne can be effective, yet have little to no negative side effects. Essential oils have been used for thousands of years because they not only remove pimples but also tackle the root of the problem. Moreover, they are also gentle on the skin when diluted properly in a carrier oil.

Here are two popular essential oils for acne that can work wonders on acne-ridden skin:

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Tea Tree Essential Oil is a powerful antiseptic due to its anti-fungal, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory characteristics. It can be used to thwart all kinds of acne issues before they go from bad to worse. Always be sure to dilute Tea Tree Essential Oil in a carrier oil before applying it to your skin. Try to dilute it down to about a 2% dilution rate.  

Lavender Essential Oil

Lavender is one of the best essential oils for acne due to its antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It helps to remove the cause of the acne while nourishing the skin. It soothes and heals dry skin, dark spots, and other blemishes caused by acne. Since acne is also caused by stress, Lavender Essential Oil also helps reduce stress and thus minimize the likelihood of acne breakouts. It is also calming in nature, so it can help you sleep at night. With less stress, nourished skin, and a good night’s sleep on your side, you're well on your way to waking up with healthy and radiant skin.

Clear Skin Face Wash

Try this clear skin face wash to help remove existing acne and prevent it from returning in the future.

What You Will Need

What You Need to Do

  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together.
  2. Once the mixture is ready, pour it into a bottle.
  3. Store it in a cool, dry location that's easy to access.

Acne Scar Removal Ointment

With this ointment, you will be able to help get rid of acne scars.



  1. Place all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them together. 
  2. Make sure that you have washed your face before applying this paste.
  3. Apply the paste over dry skin.
  4. Let it sit for an hour.
  5. Rinse it off with cool water.