How to Use Essential Oils for Acne

How to Use Essential Oils for Acne

I’m going to give you some tips on how to use your essential oils for acne!

Acne follows many people into adulthood. We all want great skin and how we see ourselves often directly relates to how we feel.

The acne and blemish product industry is worth millions of dollars with products claiming to fix your problems overnight.

The beauty industry is full of products are full of chemicals which are harsh on the skin. This causes many customers turn to DoTERRA essential oil products looking for a nontoxic acne treatment.

DoTERRA proves alternatives to chemical-based solutions in order to get your Acne under control. For some users essential oil, has become the only treatment needed to reduce blemishes and begin to repair acne scarring.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree oil is an anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and anti-fungal essential oil. This oil has been used for centuries for it’s healing properties. Tea Tree Oil can also aid in preventing future breakouts and reducing the inflammation and soothe acne flare ups. For sensitive skin, Tea Tree oil can be diluted with fractioned coconut oil for topical application.


Lavender is an analgesic, antibacterial and antiseptic. Lavender is soothing on Acne breakouts and can be used as an astringent for nearly anyone with oily skin. Lavender can be used with Fractioned coconut oil to enhance its moisturising capabilities for those with dry skin.



Frankincense essential oil is an anti-inflammatory. This woody scent also has antibacterial properties that may help heal acne and purify the skin. Frankincense is commonly blended with other oils. Using essential oils for acne has many different options, try a few different topical solutions to fin what works for you.



Oregano is one of the stronger oils in the Essential Oil Family. You can use Oregano oil with another oil or simply dilute it with fractioned coconut oil to prevent skin irritation. Oregano oil can also be paired with your favorite daily moisturiser by adding a drop into the bottle or jar.  Oregano Essential Oil is an antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, antiparasitic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory. Using Oregano internally promote Immune System Support which is required for healthy skin.

Oregano can be somewhat bitter, to use internally mix a drop with a teaspoon of olive or coconut oil. You can also use a few drops of Oregano Essential Oil in a foot spa or large bowl to soak your feet in. This will help in killing parasites and easing infections between toes. Controlling the spread of skin problems throughout the body.



Rosemary is suitable oily or combination skin. Rosemary may promote circulation and is a natural astringent. Using Rosemary Essential Oil for Acne may help reduce irritation, redness and swelling in an Acne breakout area. Rosemary Oil is commonly skincare as it has antimicrobial and antiseptic properties. This essential oil is known to promote a healthy, moisturized scalp and reverse premature graying.


Geranium Oil

Geranium Oil, or as I like to call it, “The oil of self love” has antioxidants as well as antibacterial properties. Used by the Egyptians for radiant skin, geranium oil is now used to treat acne. This incredible oil can also reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety which is often a trigger for acne. Studies say Geranium oil can reduce of clogged pores, remove excess oil and heal inflammatory skin conditions.

To help treat acne breakouts with geranium oil begin by cleansing your face. You can now place a few drops onto a cotton ball and use as a spot treatment on the affected area. If you are suffering from hormonal breakouts, consider using Geranium oil in your bath water ti help regulate hormones and emotional wellbeing.

Clary Sage

Clary Sage is known for its calming properties and benefits to the skin.Clary Sage has also shown to be effective in relieving anxiety and reducing stress levels. If you are suffering from stress related breakouts or acne issues seem to flair up during your menstrual cycle adding this essential oil may help balance your emotions and alleviate the intensity of your breakouts. Using Essential Oils for Acne can also have other benefits, you may find your overall mindset improves and other areas of your life also benefit!


Eucalyptus Oil

Eucalyptus Essential Oil removes excess oils and dirt. This powerful essential oil has anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, decongestant, deodorant, antiseptic, antibacterial, stimulating, and other medicinal qualities.

How to Use Eucalyptus Essential Oils for Acne: Blend one drop of eucalyptus oil with three drops of water. Eucalyptus Essential Oil is also beneficial for bathing in however, you only need a few drops.

Essential Oils for Acne

Lemon Oil

Lemon oil has antiseptic properties help in treating pimples and various skin disorders. Lemon oil offers amazing benefits like acne removal, skin toning and is used to lighten dark spots. This powerful essential oil is one of the top-selling essential oil that doTERRA offers. Lemon Oil may lighten skin or hair out in the sunlight, so choose your regime prior to bedtime to avoid this.


Jojoba Oil

Jojoba Oil is an excellent carrier oil and can assist in nurturing your skin. The powerful antioxidants contained in the jojoba oil help in regenerating the skin cells. Jojoba oil is a natural moisturiser so blending this oil with stronger astringent essential oils can help maintain the skins moisture balance and avoid further irritation.


Get Started Now With Your Acne Treatment

It is important to learn the underlying causes of your acne and see medical help for continuous breakouts. Essential Oil can be used on its own or complimentary to your Acne treatment.

To get started you can purchase a single oil, blend or range of single oils for your skin today. To take advantage of discount prices for the next 12 months simply enrol in Doterra using the link below, this also gives you access to promotions such as free oils with your purchase and loyalty rewards.


What Else Can Essential Oil Do For You?

Essential Oils have the ability to improve so many things! Hearing customers talk about what these oils have done for their lives is extremely satisfying. I am a passionate essential oils advocate and I would love to hear from you and support you alongside your purchase in our free group and support networks.


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