WOO! Time for another DIY non-toxic skincare post!!!
But before I get into it, let’s just talk about the beauty of living a natural lifestyle, shall we? It is SO inexpensive. Getting back to the basics and using whole, natural ingredients are the most effective way to do it. Why did we ever steer away from living like this? Well, I guess the answer is obvious, people want to make money and they do that in the most cost-effective and simple way which usually has a negative effect on its users due to the chemicals and toxins. ANYWAY… I just love this lifestyle. It has so much to offer and everyone can do it. That’s why I’m so excited to share this post with you. I have the perfect, hassle-free acne spot treatment. No more paying outrageous amounts of money only to put chemicals on your face that end up causing more scarring than anything else. No more putting toothpaste on pimples because some girl at summer camp told you to do it when you were 12 and you believed her.
Without further ado, let’s jump right in!
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Why Essential Oils
You may or may not be skeptical about the essential oils train. I know I was. Admittedly, I’m still a little skeptical. People have made some crazy claims about them. But, this spot treatment is no crazy claim. It’s just plain good.
If you, like me, don’t really know much, I’ll give you a little run down. Essential Oils are oils extracted directly from plants by distillation. They are highly concentrated and can have powerful health and emotional benefits. They can be used on the skin, in the home, some can even be ingested. They can be used for sickness, emotional support, cleaning, flavoring your food and so much more! You can find recipes for all of the above on Pinterest if you’re interested.
I got started using oils because of my momma. One night during college I was having a pretty bad stress breakout and she told me to put lavender on the affected area. By morning, any redness and swelling had completely disappeared. Years later I’m still using it.
The only difference is, as I have gotten more interested in essential oils I have also started adding tea tree oil to the mix. In comes the big “ka-pow!” I have found that using lavender and tea tree and as a spot treatment works better than any other store-bought product I have used. It reduces swelling, redness, itching, and dries out the spot without making your skin flaky.
You don’t have to have a rollerball to get the benefits of this recipe but I highly recommend it. If you don’t, you’ll just be using dabbing it straight from the bottle and end up with too much oil from each bottle and waste way more than you have to. It will also be super concentrated so if you have sensitive skin I don’t advise you doing that. 🙂
What you’ll need for your spot treatment:
Sweet Almond Oil or Fractionated Coconut Oil
5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil
5 drops of Tea tree Essential Oil
- Take an empty, 10 ml Glass Roll-on Bottle and using the included dropper add 10 drops of Lavender essential oil.
- Then add 5 drops of Tea Tree oil.
- Fill the rest with Sweet Almond Oil or another carrier oil of your choice.
- Fasten the roller back into the bottle and you’re ready to go!
See? Super simple! If you want to get really crazy you can add a few drops of Clary Sage to your spot treatment mixture.
When it comes to the type of essential oils you use, it is important. Especially since you’ll be using these essential oils topically I suggest going for a really high quality, trusted brand. I almost always use Young Living because of their Seed to Seal guarantee. I can’t really speak for any other brands but I will stress that you should not purchase oils from TJ Maxx and sometimes even Amazon. The reason is that many companies put additives in their oils that are unknown to you and compromise the purity and effectiveness of the oil. To get the best results, make sure that the oil you use is good quality, pure oils.
Update: I have been told that Mountain Rose Herbs (who I have purchased several things from before and loved) and Plant Therapy are also great, credible brands that are much cheaper than Young Living. Thoughts?
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What are some of your favorite ways of treating acne naturally? Leave it down in the comments below or shoot me a DM on Instagram! Can’t wait to hear from you.