Essential oils for oily or dry skin

essential oils

April 6, 2020

Alisha Galbraith

I use essential oils for everything…including my skin! But even at 32 years old I feel like I’m still figuring my skin out. First, there was young adulthood, then there was pregnancy-skin, post-pregnancy skin, skin that changed with hormones (check out my class on that here), and now, I’m finally admitting to myself that my skin might be **gasp** aging.

I used to have very, very oily skin growing up, but now, my skin tends to be on the drier side. So I was wondering what oils would be best for my skin? Don’t worry, I have lists for both dry/aging skin and oily skin!

After I found out about how harsh skin cleansers can be I stopped using them completely and only used carrier oils and essential oils to clean my face. It seems counter-intuitive but it works!

How I wash my face with oil:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/ByaoqgFgFw9/

BUT a few months after I joined doTERRA I started using some of their skincare products! These are my three favorites:

So I’ll use these products, but I still wash my face with oil most days–I feel like it helps me get a deeper clean! Here’s an easy way to customize an oil blend for yourself using the oils below:

https://www.instagram.com/tv/B0juZdJg14G/

Essential oils for oily skin

Put a combo of three to four oils in a carrier oil like sunflower, sweet almond, or coconut oil:

  • Palmarosa
  • Patchouli
  • Lavender 
  • Tea tree 
  • Geranium
  • Ylang ylang
  • Clary sage
  • Sandalwood
  • Vetiver
  • Frankincense
  • Cedarwood 
  • Juniper berry 
  • Petitgrain 
  • Rosemary
  • Cypress
  • Lime**
  • Grapefruit**
  • Orange**
  • Tangerine**
  • Lemon** 

** remember that SUN + CITRUS don’t mix. Don’t put citrus oils on your skin if you’ll be out in the sun!

Essential oils for oily skin or essential oils for dry skin--either way, this is the post for you! Learn how I wash my face with oil and which oils to use! Essential oils for oily skin.

These oils are also great for breakouts!

Oils for dry + aging skin

Put a combo of three to four oils in a carrier oil like kukui, shea nut butter (I use this before bed), shea nut oil, avocado, sweet almond, or sunflower:

  • Palmarosa
  • Rose
  • Neroli
  • Jasmine 
  • Geranium
  • Carrot seed
  • Fennel
  • Yarrow
  • Frankincense
  • Celery seed
  • Sandalwood
Essential oils for oily skin or essential oils for dry skin--either way, this is the post for you! Learn how I wash my face with oil and which oils to use! Essential oils for dry skin.

Some of my favorite plant potion combos are:

* palmarosa + sandalwood

* jasmine + yarrow

* frankincense + rose

Want to learn more about essential oils and how to use them? Check out my intro to oils class:

or learn more about how to get oils here.

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