Acne Gel with essential oils

No matter your age, acne happens.

I got zits as a teenager.

I got hormonal acne in my 30s.

And now in my 40s, I still get the occasional blemish on my chin and jawline.

 

This natural acne treatment helps with all of  that.  Whether it’s a full-on acne outbreak all over your face or just one lone blemish on your chin, this pimple treatment will soothe and clear your skin in no time.

 

 

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What’s in this acne treatment

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Calendula gel is made from a species of marigold known as calendula officinalis.  It’s been used in herbal medicine for thousands of years to soothe and heal skin.

Calendula has antiseptic, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.  All of which helps soothes skin, fight infection, and reduce redness and irritation from acne.

 

Jojoba oil is actually not an oil.  It’s a waxy substance that mimics the body’s own natural oils.  Like the sebum on our skin, jojoba oil balances the moisture and oil levels of our skin so that skin isn’t too oily or too dry.

Here’s some more good news for acne-prone skin:  jojoba oil is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores, and it absorbs quickly (usually within a few seconds).

But best of all, according to research in 2018, jojoba oil may help improve the therapeutic properties of other ingredients when blended together with jojoba.  That means, the soothing, antibacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties of the calendula gel and essential oils used in this recipe may be increased because they are combined with jojoba oil.

 

  • tea tree essential oil (aka melaleuca)

Tea tree essential oil is a well-known home remedy for treating acne.

One study even found that tea tree was as powerful as benzoyl peroxide in treating zits. 

 

  • geranium essential oil

Geranium essential oil is calming.  It helps reduce the redness and inflammation (bumps) associated with pimples.

It also helps even skin tone.

Geranium has even been found to encourage new cell growth which could help improve the appearance of acne scars.  Note: it can take 1-2 months to see improvement in scars, and newer scars will see fading and improvement before older scars.

 

  • lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil has natural astringent properties that can help tighten pores without over drying.

Additionally, lemongrass has great antimicrobial properties that pimples heal faster.

 

These small tubes make it really easy to apply this acne spot treatment directly to the pimple.

 

DIY natural acne treatment gel with essential oils ingredients and tools, calendula gel measuring spoons funnel essential oil bottles

 

 

How to make blemish gel

yield: one 10ml lip gloss tube

 

step 1: add 1.5 teaspoons of calendula gel to a small bowl

 

adding calendula gel from measuring spoons to small bowl for DIY natural acne treatment gel with essential oils

 

 

step 2:  add 1/2 teaspoon jojoba oil to bowl

 

adding jojoba oil from measuring spoon to small glass bowl for DIY acne gel with essential oils reduce blemishes

 

 

step 3:  add the following essential oils

9 drops tea tree essential oil

4 drops geranium essential oil

2 drops lemongrass essential oil

 

adding essential oils to jojoba oil and calendula gel in small glass bowl for DIY natural acne treatment gel with essential oils

 

 

step 4:  stir the mixture

 

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step 5:  use a funnel to scoop acne gel into small jar or silicone tubes

note: see the “where to get supplies” section below for info on where to get tubes like the ones I used in the photos below.  These small lip gloss tubes make it super easy to apply the blemish gel.

 

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DIY natural essential oil acne treatment gel in silicone tubes for reducing blemishes clear skin

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How to use this zit-zapping gel

  • apply small amount to blemishes
  • gently rub in
  • reapply as needed

 

 

Where to get supplies?

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calendula gel

jojoba oil

mini funnel

lip gloss tubes

click here for a free printable of the recipe

link to printable recipe for essential oil acne gel

 

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Disclaimer: Please know that this website contains affiliate links. This means that should you click on certain links, and then subsequently purchase a product, I will receive a small commission. The price is exactly the same for you as it would be without the affiliate link.  

 

Homemade natural acne gel with essential oils treat pimples clear skin with this easy DIY acne treatment using essential oils

Sarah Lewis

A little thing about me: I 💙 essential oils. I also love using my background in research to help people learn more about essential oils and all the wonderful ways they can be used. I share DIY recipes for natural cleaners that really work, non-toxic beauty solutions, and holistic wellness. My essential oil recipes, info, and tips have been viewed more than 20 million times. I've been featured on MindBodyGreen, Health & Natural Living, All Natural Ideas, This Natural Home, Natural Living Ideas, and Passion for Savings.