Spot prone skin is a problem for people all over the world and it comes from all sorts of factors. This cream is great for people with acne-type symptoms. Here we have given you a face oil to help with acne-type skin problems.
What is in this recipe?
A fundamental mistake that people with acne-prone skin make is to avoid oils on their face. The perception is that this will only make the problem worse. In fact this is often not the case, oils can be used as natural cleansers of the skin. When carrier oils are combined with essential oils they make a great cleanser for spot or acne-prone skin.
This recipe uses Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil and Fractionated Coconut Oil as the base with a combination of Tea Tree and Lavender Essential Oils.
Jojoba Oil is the Queen of Oils for skin care. It mimics our natural sebum and so it soaks into our skin easily and quickly. It is thought to have anti-inflammatory properties which will help with inflamed skin.
Castor Oil is a naturally cleansing oil and although it is thick does not block the skin’s pores. It is anti-bacterial and helps moisturise sore skin.
Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride) is a great oil for acne as it is light, easily absorbed and is calming for the skin. The fatty acids in Caprylic/capric Triglyceride make it a great skin repair oil.
Lavender Essential Oil is soothing to the skin and is great for rebalancing the skin. It is calming for the skin and senses.
Tea Tree Essential Oil is anti-bacterial and helps with red skin. It is a versatile oil that will help settle the skin.
Vitamin E is an antioxidant. When oils are exposed to air they start to oxidise and form peroxides. These are damaging to the skin and can contribute to ageing skin. Using Vitamin E is recommended in all products containing oil, and is now a legal requirement in some instances.
Castor Oil – 5g
Caprylic/capric Triglyceride – 5g
Jojoba Oil – 20g
Lavender Essential Oil – 15 drops
Tea Tree Essential Oil – 15 drops
Equipment you will need
You will need:
Weigh the Castor Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride and Jojoba oil into the jug and stir together with a spoon. Add the essential oils and Vitamin E and stir. Be careful not to add too much essential oil to stay within safe levels.
Pour into a bottle and screw on a cap or pump.
You can use your clean fingers to apply the oil to your face, pour or pump a small amount into your hand and apply to the affected areas in circular motions. This is a great oil for your skin, even if you don’t have an acne symptoms so you can apply it all over the body.