Monday, June 4, 2012

Essential Oils For Acne

I have had acne off and on since I was a teenager. I am 37 and still get occasional blemishes.  Sometimes acne is caused by inflammation, stress, anxiety, infection, hormonal imbalance, lifestyle, diet and other underlying issues.  For me personally, I have had to treat both the outside and the inside of my body to see results. Sometimes I have looked to essential oils to benefit my condition and have had good results.  Here is a list of essential oils that may benefit blemish-prone skin.  I suggest that you work with a qualified medical professional to help you understand what causes your acne before you try essential oils.  Depending on your condition (i.e. infection, congestion, hormonal imbalance, inflammation), there are specific compounds in essential oils that may be the best therapeutic choice.  As always, if you are pregnant, nursing or have any other health issue, you need to consult with your doctor first.  Essential oils always need to be diluted before you apply them to your skin. 

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Essential Oils That May Be Beneficial For Acne: 


Bay Laurel (Laurus nobilis) *Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Carrot Seed (Daucus carota)*Avoid while pregnant.

Cedarwood (Cedrus atlantica) *Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Chamomile, Blue (Matricaria recutita) *Avoid while pregnant.

Chamomile, Roman (Anthemis nobilis) *May cause skin irritation.

Chamomile, Moroccan  (Ormenis mixta)

Citronella (Cymbopogon winterianus) *Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) *Avoid in hypotension, estrogen dependant cancers, and while pregnant.

Cypress (Cupressus sempervirens) *Avoid while pregnant or breastfeeding, and in hypertension.

Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus citriodora) *Avoid while pregnant and with homeopathics.

Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare) *Avoid in epilepsy, estrogen dependant cancers, and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Frankincense (Boswellia carterii)

Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) *Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Grapefruit (Citrus paradisi) *Avoid while pregnant. Phototoxic.

Helichrysum (Helichrysum italicum)

Juniper (Juniperus communis) *Avoid in kidney disease and while pregnant.

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia)

Lemon (Citrus limon) *May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon flexuosus) *May cause skin irritation.

Lime (Citrus aurantifolia) *Phototoxic.

Litsea cubeba (Litsea cubeba) *May cause skin irritation.

Mandarin (Citrus reticulata)

Melissa (Melissa officinalis) *May cause skin irritation.

Myrrh (Commiphora myrrha) *Avoid while pregnant.

Myrtle (Myrtus communis)

Niaouli (Melaleuca viridiflora)

Orange, bitter (Citrus aurantium) *May cause skin irritation. Phototoxic.

Orange, sweet (Citrus sinensis)

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) *May cause skin irritation. Avoid while pregnant.

Palmarosa (Cymbopogon martinii)

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) *Avoid in epilepsy and while pregnant. May cause skin irritation. Avoid with homeopathics.

Petitgrain (Citrus aurantium)

Ravensara (Agathophyllum aromatica) *Avoid while pregnant. May cause skin irritation.

Rose (Rosa damascena) *Avoid while pregnant. Of Interest: It takes around 10,000 lbs of rose petals to distill one pound of oil.

Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) *Avoid in epilepsy, hypertension, and while pregnant. Avoid with homeopathics.

Sandalwood, Australian (Santalum spicatum)

Spearmint (Mentha spicata)

Tea Tree (Melaleuca alternifolia) *May cause skin irritation.

Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) *Avoid in hypertension and while pregnant or breast-feeding. May cause skin irritation.

Ylang-Ylang (Cananga odorata) *Avoid while pregnant or breast-feeding.

I like to get my essential oils over at Mountain Rose Herbs.


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