alternative medicine The Best Essential Oils for Acne  

Bunny Brinkman
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The best essential oils for acne, including: tea tree, lavender, chamomile, geranium, lemongrass, bergamot, and clary sage. These oils are the most recommended for helping people treat acne with aromatherapy. Essential oils have the power to deliver beneficial healing properties from different plants in a highly concentrated form. When used properly, they have been recognized for centuries for having therapeutic properties. Ancient cultures made essential oils by soaking the flowers, bark, twigs, and leaves, and then isolate oils to make a potent, concentrated form. If you’ve ever asked, “What are the best essential oils for acne?” you have come to the right place!     

The best essential oils for acne help relieve breakouts, control oil, and prevent pimples. Depending on the type of oil you use, the healing effects of essential oils are limitless, from antibacterial defense to relief of pain to aid in emotional therapy. From a scientific perspective, oils are extremely effective due to the 50 million smell receptors connected directly to your brain’s limbic system. In addition to the medical benefits of oils, on a more practical note, they make us feel better simply because they smell so nice!      

This list discusses the most popular essential oils for acne. If you’ve ever tried aromatherapy for zits or pimples, vote up the essential oils that worked best. 
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Tea Tree


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Tea Tree Essential Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia) is useful for skin problems such as acne, pimples and protection from radiation burns and hair improvement for oil control, dandruff and stimulating the scalp. It has regeneration properties that reduce swelling as well. There are not many side effects associated with using tea tree oil; however, children under the age of 6 should use cation. It can also create contact sensitization with repeated use. It can be used topically or in a diffuser.
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Lavendar


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Lemongrass Essential OIl (Cymbopagon flexuosus) is useful for respiratory and sinus conditions, infections (clears, bladder, kidney), regenerates connective tissue and ligaments, high cholesterol, digestive problems and fluid retention. Children should avoid using lemongrass, and it can cause extreme skin irritation if not diluted first. It can be inhaled, applied topically when diluted or used in a diffuser.
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Lemongrass


Lemongrass is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Essential Oils for Acne
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Lemongrass Essential OIl (Cymbopagon flexuosus) is useful for respiratory and sinus conditions, infections (clears, bladder, kidney), regenerates connective tissue and ligaments, high cholesterol, digestive problems and fluid retention. Children should avoid using lemongrass, and it can cause extreme skin irritation if not diluted first. It can be inhaled, applied topically when diluted or used in a diffuser.
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Bergamot


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Bergamot Essential Oil (Citrus bergamia) Has calming effects; can be applied topically or diffused. There have been serious side effects from using bergamot for children, including convulsion and death when large amounts have been taken. It is not recommended for children or pregnant women. It can also be applied as a deodorant or added to food and water as a supplement.
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