Nothing ruins a perfectly good morning like noticing that a zit has made a home of your face overnight.
Ugh. Go Away!
Now while I’ve been able to eliminate 99% of my adult-acne with a properly balanced diet (including a lot of necessary gut healing) and my natural skincare routine, I still get the occasional blemish (typically right before my period). Such is life.
DIY all-natural blemish eraser spot treatment to the rescue!
While I believe a gentle, nourishing approach to skincare is best to strengthen skin and prevent breakouts, once a zit has reared its head it needs to be zapped!
This is an ultra-concentrated recipe that is meant to apply directly to blemishes as a spot treatment. It is not meant to be applied to your entire face or a large area of skin.
- ½ teaspoon organic tea tree oil — helps fight bacteria
- ½ teaspoon organic tamanu oil — an extremely hardworking healing oil that reduces inflammation, fights bacteria, and regenerates skin to reduce the appearance of scars
- 4 drops lavender essential oil — helps fight bacteria and reduce inflammation
*While this would typically be a high concentration of essential oil, tea tree oil is one of the few essential oils that can safely be applied to the skin neat (i.e. undiluted)
Add all of the ingredients to a 5 ml glass roller bottle.* Shake the bottle and apply to blemishes after washing your face and before applying moisturizer/face oil.
*A roller bottle is the perfect way to apply the spot treatment since you can rub it right on your blemishes — so convenient! Plus 5 ml is about 1 teaspoon so that’s the perfect size for this recipe.