Essential Oils for Different Skin Types

Some of the best things we can put on our skin to leave it beautiful, vibrant and clear are found right in the kitchen! Time to get a little food on your face! Just remember to wash it off before you head out for the day!

But first, everything is better with essential oils and they are wonderful for the skin! You can choose the oil that is best for you based upon the type of skin you have.

For oily skin:
  • frankincense
  • bergamot
  • lavender
  • lemon
  • orange
  • rosemary
  • melaleuca
For dry skin:
  • cedarwood
  • clary sage
  • geranium
  • lavender
  • myrrh
  • sandalwood
For acne:
  • lavender
  • melaleuca
  • rosewood
  • black cumin seed
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And of course whatever your mood, choose and oil that speaks to you. Now for the fun part:

Inexpensive oil wash:

Oil dissolves oil! I love washing my face with olive oil and essential oils. A teaspoon or so will do you. Then add a drop of two of the right oil for your skin needs. Is it dry? Add geranium and myrrh. Oily? Add lemon or frankincense. Lavender is awesome for the skin as it addresses oily, dry and acne prone skin. I To wash, get a hot washcloth and set on face to open up pores. Then rub oil on skin. Rub gently in circles to remove makeup and grease. Use hot cloth
to remove all the oil. No moisturizer needed.
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Sticky Icky Honey Wash:

Raw honey is awesome stuff! It is Anti-bacterial, helps with allergies, and clears acne! It is slightly drying and deeply moisturizing. Rinse you face well with warm water. Add a little honey to your wet, warm palm and rub it on your face. Have you tried this? Do you like it?  I find it sticky and uncomfortable and nerve wracking as I worry about it getting in my hair. I prefer the oil cleansing method, but to each his own!
 (Image courtesy of Gualberto107 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)


1 cup ground oats
1/2 cup ground almonds (or almond flour)
5 drops essential oils (choose the best oil for your skin type)

Put all in a container with lid an shake it up. To use, take a T of mix and add a few drops of water and a drop of essential oils to make a paste. Rub on skin to get rid of dead skin cells and rejuvenate. Or add some water and orange oil and have a little breakfast!
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My favorite moisturizer: 

1/4 cup coconut oil
5 drops wild orange oil

Use 1/4 tsp to moisturize and uplift. This also makes a great lip gloss that make you extra kissable. Seriously, try and keep the hubby (or wife) off of you!

*Warning: For those with photosensitivity, do no use and then go out in the sunlight. Although I forgot and walked all over DC and had no issues whatsoever.
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Face Mask:

Tighten your skin with egg whites! Separate the yolks and put them aside for this awesome chocolate milk, then whip up the whites until frothy, then add 2 drops of essential oils for your skin type or mood. Cover you face with the protein rich goodness and allow to harden for 15 min. This will tone and tighten you face. Finally, rinse with warm water and feel younger.

**Note, this face mask is quite controversial. I giggle reading the comments from people who love it and those who distain animal proteins. So, try it if you like. Don't if you are nervous. I drink my eggs raw too...I am just an adrenaline seeker...what can I say? (Image courtesy of artur84 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

Cellulite reducer:

One 12 oz bottle of Coconut oil
1 15 ml bottle of grapefruit oil

Put both in a spray bottle. Spritz liberally on body after shower, focusing on problem areas. Rub it in. On a side note, grapefruit oil is an appetite reducer and stops sugar cravings in their tracks, so go ahead, be liberal with this oil!
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  1. Frankincense oil is also good for aging skin. It was used in ancient Egypt to embalm mummies… not that we want to embalm our faces, but you get the idea- it preserves the skin instead of letting the wrinkles take over :)
    I love these healthy ideas for skin care.

  2. My husband teases me when I use frank on my *ahem, wrinkles! He says I smell like a funeral home. ouch! Thanks for your comment!

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  4. Hi Janine,
    I love these natural skin care recipes. Lavender is my favorite multi-purpose essential oil! I only use natural DIY products on my skin now so I am delighted that you shared these easy to make skin care recipes incorporating essential oils at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I sincerely appreciate it.

  5. Thanks for such a great list and for sharing at Simple Lives Thursday; hope to see you again this week!

  6. Great post. Followed you from the Natural Living Monday link-up. Love for you to come by this week’s Wildcrafting Wednesday and share.