DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone & Oily Skin

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diy natural face oil for acne and oily skin | DIY Face Oil for Acne-Prone Skin | This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear and blemish-free.

This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear by fighting blemishes and reducing oil production. Yes, applying oil to your skin can actually reduce the skin’s own oil production! Learn why it works + grab the recipe!


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!

P.S. Want to take all the guesswork out of it? I’ve bottled up my best face oil blends — the Body Unburdened Beauty Blends — just for you. Beauty Blend No.2 is my best-seller, formulated to gently but effectively transform blemish-prone skin.


So how exactly does oil help to keep skin clear?

diy natural face oil for acne and oily skin | DIY Face Oil for Acne-Prone Skin | This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear and blemish-free.

Face oils help to keep skin clear and blemish-free in a few different ways.

1. Face oils help to regulate the skin’s own oil production

The skin produces oil (a.k.a. sebum) as a natural moisturizer. Sebum is totally natural and even necessary, but excessive sebum production can increase the risk of blemishes. Applying oil to the skin can help reduce the skin’s own production of oil.

Important note: excess oil production is often a symptom of hormonal imbalance. You can learn more about this and how to balance hormones naturally in my book Glow: The Nutritional Approach to Naturally Gorgeous Skin.

2. Face oils are rich in antioxidants, which prevent skin sebum from oxidizing

When the skin’s own oil or sebum oxidizes, it becomes extremely comedogenic or pore-clogging. More and more, this is becoming recognized as a primary cause of acne and breakouts. Most face oils are rich in the antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E, which prevent sebum oxidation.

3. Face oils breakup the gunk in our pores

When it comes down to it, a zit is really nothing more than a sticky mess of oil and dead skin cells. And since like-dissolves-like (in other words, oil and water don’t mix but water and water do mix as do oil and oil), applying oil to the skin can actually help to break up this sticky mess and clear it from the pore.

4. Face oils soothe and moisturize the skin

By helping to reduce inflammation and moisturize the skin, face oils help blemished skin heal more quickly and help reduce the risk of scarring.

DIY Face Oil for Acne-Prone Skin | This DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone and Oily Skin combines the best carrier oils and essential oils to keep skin clear and blemish-free.

Applying oil to my face was a total game-changer for me!

My breakouts became virtually non-existent.

Yes yes, 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.

Want to know the feeling? This simple face oil for acne and blemish-prone skin can help you get there!


DIY All-Natural Face Oil for Acne-Prone & Oily Skin

Ingredients

*This is a 2% essential oil dilution (in other words, the essential oils make up just 2% of the total final mixture)

You’ll also need a 2 oz. glass bottle with glass dropper.

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Why these ingredients?

  • Jojoba oil: a light oil that is easily absorbed. It mimics the skin’s sebum, tricking it to produce less oil.
  • 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.
  • Lavender essential oil: has powerful antibacterial properties and also helps calm inflamed skin.
  • 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.

Directions

  • Add all of the ingredients to the dropper bottle.
  • Put the cap on and give it a little shake!
  • Apply 4-6 drops to clean, dry skin.

Yes, it’s as simple as that!


Interested in other carrier oil and essential oil options?

Have fun and get creative! You’ll find all of the information you need in these blog posts:

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  1. I’m new to oils…when you put the drops on your face, do you wash it with a face brush and water after or just blend the oils into your face and leave them without rinsing? Thanks!!

  2. I have question….If you are using oils in the morning what else are you putting on your face? Sunscreen? Make-up?

  3. Hey nadia! Thanks for the above I would like to give it a try. I used OCM and it didn’t work well for my acne…I broke out a lot more…I’m about to give purchase the above oils and give it a try. Just one question once I put on the oils do you wash it off…do you place hot towel over your face….or do you just keep it on all night?

    Thank you in advance!

  4. Oh no, I’m sorry to hear that! You can do a small test the individual oils (diluted in some carrier oil) on your inner forearm to see which one is causing the reaction and go from there.

  5. Hi Nadia. I want to order a couple of oils for your blend from mountain rose herbs. But for some reason, i cant fill the “postal code” field. it says,to match the requested format. do the do international delivery to the UK? thank you, Nadia.

  6. Hi Nadia, a quick question for you. Do you re-use your glass bottles? Or do you use a new one every time you create a new blend of oils? I was planning on making a few 1 oz blends to see what works best. Since it’s mostly carrier oils and a teeny bit of essential oils, would it be okay to just clean it out with some alcohol? I’m wondering how many bottles I should stock up on… Thanks in advance 🙂

  7. so i tried it and had small red bumps all over my face the next day, maybe a reaction to the lavender or frankincense? how would you tweak this to deal with a possible allergic reaction?
    thanks,
    jen

  8. Hi Nadia,
    Love this combo for the day! Going to try it tomorrow am . . . what combo do you use at night?
    thanks

  9. I think I have the oiliest skin on the planet. Recently someone I met, who had a beautiful complextion, told me to use evening oil of primrose. What!!!! Oil on oil. But, it’s fantastic. Absorbs into the skin and is a great primer for makeup.

  10. I’ve been putting a concentrated oil on my face at night, and after many years of bad acne my skin has cleared. I noticed a huge difference after the first night actually. It’s antibacterial, anti inflammatory, and helps skin conditions all over the body. I made a batch for my friend with scoriocis and it worked great! I can’t wait to try some of the oils you recommended though.

  11. JOJOBA! Always 🙂 Try it and if you like it and want to experiment more, then you can add some other oils or EOs. But I’d start simple with jojoba.

  12. Hi Nadia! This is all so helpful. Do you have blend you would recommend for acne prone dry skin? Thanks so much!