Essential Oils for Acne Treatment – Aromatherapy for Clear Skin
There are a number of essential oils that help a great deal with acne break outs.
Essential oils are very effective for a range of health issues and for skin care – they certainly come into their own. Below is a quick look into this.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea Tree oil – also known as Melaleuca – is proven to have anti-fungal and antiseptic properties. It has been used for many years as an antimicrobial agent and to help clear skin of acne.
A study with over 100 participants, published in the Medical Journal of Australia – demonstrated that a 5% tea tree oil gel was just as effective as a 5% benzoyl peroxide lotion in the treatment of acne.
Though the tea tree oil worked more slowly to clear acne, it produced fewer side effects.
Using Tea Tree oil regularly will help to keep acne prone skin clean and fresh.
Here is a range of Tee Tree Oils available for purchasing at amazon:
Sandalwood Essential Oil
Sandalwood Oil has been shown to inhibit growth of a type of bacteria that is commonly a cause of acne. It is thought that a specific component of sandalwood essential oil, farnesol, is responsible for antibacterial and anti-fungal activity.
Other essential oils containing farnesol include jasmine, palmarosa, and ylang ylang. These essential oils may also be effective against acne.
Here are good Sandalwood E.O. products available online:
Homemade Aromatherapy Acne Wash
You can experiment in making your own aromatherapy acne wash simply – by adding up to 5% of the essential oils mentioned above to an unscented face or body wash.
For an aromatherapy acne gel, use pure aloe vera gel as a base, and add up to 5% of the essential oils mentioned above.
Make sure to be extremely careful to avoid getting essential oils in or near the eyes. YEOWWWW!!! Also beware that because there are many products that contain tea tree oil, the risk of sensitization is increased due to increased exposure.
There is always the potential for becoming sensitized to specific essential oils, so its wise to rotate use of different essential oils, rather than using the same oils repeatedly, over and over again.
Essential Oils Kit
It is always great to have exactly what you need at your fingertips – when you are in need. For your convenience, below I have carefully selected some very fine Essential Oils kits for you to choose from, if you so wish.
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