Some things are just real head-scratchers.
Like how putting oil on your face can actually make your skin less oily and less break-out prone.
It took me years of frustration and poisoning my body with chemical-laden skin care products before I finally experienced this last one firsthand. I always thought that oil in skin care products was to be avoided at all costs. So putting straight oil on my face? Oh heck no.
But then I got desperate. And I did it. And it worked. And now I’m hooked!
This face oil blend is my go-to.
I use it every evening and have seen significant results since starting to use it. Not only are my breakouts virtually non-existent (I’m now one of those lucky ladies who gets to freak out when she gets one little zit before her period and it feels AWESOME) but it has also helped minimize my oil production.
So without further ado, the DIY all-natural face oil for acne-prone & oily skin:
What you need:
- 3 tablespoons jojoba oil: a light oil that is easily absorbed. It mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking it to produce less oil.
- 1 tablespoon tamanu oil: has strong anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antibiotic, and antioxidant properties, making it ideal for acne sufferers. It also helps regenerate skin cells, helping to heal broken skin and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
- 9 drops lavender essential oil: has powerful antibacterial properties and also helps calm inflamed skin.*
- 9 drops frankincense essential oil: has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin, making it ideal for acne-prone skin. It is also a natural toner, decreasing the appearance of pores and evening skin-tone.*
- A 2 oz. glass bottle with glass dropper
*This is a 3% dilution (in other words, the essential oils make up 3% of the total final mixture)
Add all of the ingredients to the dropper bottle. Put the cap on and give it a little shake!
I only use about 4-5 drops at a time — one or two on my forehead, one on each of my cheeks (which I rub over to my nose), and one on my chin/upper-lip area. If my skin is particularly dry I’ll use a couple extra drops.
Interested in other carrier and essential oil options?
Customize your own oil blend using the alternatives discussed here: