4 Little Known Essential Oils for Acne

4 little known essential oils for acne
Just about everyone has heard of using tea tree essential oil to treat acne. But these 4 little known essential oils are scientifically proven to help reduce symptoms of acne, and are actually approved by Health Canada as Natural Health Products! This means there is documented evidence demonstrating that they are highly effective at reducing symptoms and providing relief from acne. With a long history of being beneficial ingredients in cosmetics, you can use any of these oils to help with the relief of acne symptoms:

1. Carrot seed

This essential oil is high in vitamin C! This soothing, earthy aroma is widely used in aromatherapy for the appearance of healthy-looking skin and gives a refreshing feeling when diffused. Carrot Seed oil helps to illuminate and even out skin tones, providing moisture and relief from common skin irritations like eczema, dermatitis and acne. It is an ideal ingredient for skin creams to nourish, rejuvenate and maintain the appearance of healthy- looking skin.

Ways to use: Mix with RoseFrankincense and a carrier oil for a daily facial application. Add Carrot Seed to this Radiant Facial Elixir to revitalize your skin.

2. Bergamot

Bergamot works well as a spot-treatment for acne. In addition, bergamot can also be used for relief from eczema and dermatitis. Dilute 1 drop of bergamot to 15 ml of carrier oil, and apply topically.

*Bergamot is photosensitive. Be cautious when applying this essential oil if you are going to be out in direct sunlight.  Apply at least 12 hours before sun exposure, or cover area of application to ensure that you don’t get a burn. There are more tips for photosensitive oils on the Young Living blog.

3. Cedarwood

Cedarwood has a long history of use as a beneficial ingredient in cosmetic preparations for oily skin. It can be especially helpful for refractory acne, as described in this study (published in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.) In addition, cedarwood can be used to relieve minor skin irritation, cuts, bruises & burns. Add 8 drops of essential oil to 10 ml carrier oil and apply once daily.

4. Helichrysum

Helichrysum is one of the more costly essential oils,
but after seeing the healing powers of this oil first-hand, we always have a bottle of this around. Derived from the flowering tops in EasternEurope, helichrysum was traditionally used to support healthy looking skin. The helichrysum flowers are commonly called “everlasting” or “immortal.” It is so soothing for the skin, and has amazing restorative properties. If you suffer with a lot of scarring due to acne, this essential oil would be a good one for you. It can be diluted with a carrier oil (such as coconut oil) and applied topically. Helichrysum has many other natural health benefits as well, so don’t rule this one out just because it is costly! Remember: a little goes a very long way, and you only need 1-3 drops for each application.
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How to purchase essential oils

So… now you know how these essential oils can act as natural alternatives to everyday digestive discomfort, and you’re wondering “how do I get started with using Young Living essential oils?”

It’s as simple as creating a wholesale account with Young Living! There are two options: you can purchase a Premium Starter Kit (which includes 11 essential oils + a diffuser, and is the most economical way to go), or you can create a wholesale account for free in Canada, and purchase any essential oils you’d like at 24% off retail.


    1. Select the “Member” membership type. This choice allows you to get discounted pricing and it qualifies you for the potential of referral commissions, and allows you to enjoy the benefits and convenience of Essential Rewards.
    2. Enter my enroller number: 3419014 into both the enroller and sponsor fields
    3. Select your country and language.
    4. Click “Continue”.
    5. Fill out your shipping information. Click “I agree” to the terms and conditions, and click “Agree and Continue.”
    6. Choose the Premium Starter Kit (or if you’re in Canada, you can skip this step and order any products you’d like once your account is set up).
  1. Once you’ve completed this process, you will be given your own member number, which will allow you to start shopping with wholesale prices immediately. At this point, I recommend that you sign up for Essential Rewards, so that you can earn FREE oils and enjoy discounted shipping every month!
4 little known essential oils for acne




My name is Jasmine! Im a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and absolute foodie from the Kawartha Lakes in Ontario Canada. Here on NourishMint Kitchen I share healthy recipes, tips for natural living, holistic health and mindfulness. You can expect to see lots of photos of lake life, delicious food, the outdoors and our black lab Otter here!

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