Using Essential Oils Safely for Acne

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Acne can be a real issue no matter what your age, and can be a symptom of various internal (diet) and external (bacterial) issues.

If acne is not a diet issue, it could be remedied by adding witch hazel to your skincare routine. Witch hazel is an excellent astringent, and can help the skin appear more clear.

Making a face wash can also be useful. Add a 1% dilution of one or more of the following essential oils: Tea Tree, Lavender, Geranium, Frankincense, or Clary Sage (safe for children and pregnancy and breastfeeding) to a base of aloe vera gel or unscented soap and use daily or until completion clears up.

Using the oil cleansing method with a carrier oil can be helpful for oily skin. You can find info on Mommypotamus' post here: The Oil Cleansing Method: A How-To Guide for Clear, Radiant Skin

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Lea Harris is a Certified Clinical Aromatherapist Scholar's Program graduate from Aromahead Institute. This website is home to educational advice and information about using essential oils safely. Lea founded and runs the Using Essential Oils Safely facebook group, with hundreds of new members joining each week. Lea is the author of The TRUTH About Essential Oil Safety, and the creator of Safe Essential Oil Labels and apps for essential oils and carriers. You can find FREE classes here: Free Essential Oil Classes.

Lea is Professional level member of the Alliance of International Aromatherapists and received her herbalist certification through The Herbal Academy of New England.

Businesses, groups, and individuals can hire Lea to consult on safety, product formulation, and more on her website Lea Harris CCA.

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