I have relatively bad acne and like a lot of people before me, I’ve spent hundreds of dollars on face washes and creams that don’t really work as well as I would like them to. It wasn’t until I started studying and experimenting with aromatherapy oils that I discovered a concoction that actually worked. And what’s best about it is that it doesn’t cost a fortune.
What you will need:
Small bowl for mixing oils
A 200ml jar to keep your cream in
Small jug or funnel
100ml Sorbolene cream
15ml Vitamin E cream
15ml of sweet almond oil
3 drops of tea tree oil
2 drops of lavender oil
Combine tea tree, lavender and sweet almond oil into a small bowl and mix together until well combined, using a cotton tip. Add sorbolene cream and vitamin E cream into small pot then add essential oil mixture with the funnel or jug to avoid spilling. Mix until well blended.
Apply every morning and every night after cleansing.
Avoid mixing oils on a wooden table or cover table with a towel as some essential oils can damage varnished and treated wood. Always consult a dermatologist before using essential oils or if your acne is severe. Avoid using any essential oil whilst pregnant and always consult a practitioner before using on young adults.
Tea tree oil contains a lot of anti fungal and antiseptic properties and is very useful for any skin condition, including thrush, athlete’s foot, and keeps lice away when used in shampoo. It is also great for cuts, bites and stings, sunburn, and for treating colds and flu’s. Tea tree also activates white blood cell corpuscles to boost immunity.
Lavender oil has a lot of antiseptic properties making it a great oil to treat any skin condition and is particularly useful in treating sunburn. It has also been used to treat depression and to help relax muscles and ease tension.
People who suffer from diabetes, epilepsy and pregnant women should avoid lavender oil completely, as it is high in ketones. Ketones are a natural pain reliever and anti inflammatory. High levels of ketones can be poisonous. Make sure to check the back of the label of your essential oil for percentage of ketones. It should not be any higher than 35%.
Other essential oils that are good at treating acne and other blemishes are:
Bergamot add five drops of bergamot and five drops of thyme to 15ml of sweet almond oil and apply daily after cleansing.
Lemon lemon is good for using as a facial cleanser. Add two drops of lemon oil, two drops of tea tree oil and two drops of sandalwood into 30ml lukewarm water.
Mandarin combine five drops mandarin oil, 2 drops of lavender oil and three drops of neroli oil to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Good added with water as a face wash for oily skin types.