Blemish Blend Roll-On with Essential Oils
When breakouts or blemishes strike, this essential oil blend is just what you need. You can mix it together quickly in a roll-on bottle and it will be ready to go just when you need it.
I wish I could say that I never get pimples or breakouts. Wouldn’t that be just lovely?
Now, I can honestly say that my skin looks much, much better than it used to when I ate junk and likely didn’t drink enough water. All that stuff about diet and hydration really is true when it comes to having healthy skin!
But even with a whole foods diet and lots of water and select supplements and enough rest (well, “enough” is a relative term when you’re a mom), there are times when a blemish pops up here or there.
Ya know, I expected it when I was a teenager, but I think I should get a free pass now that I’m in my 30s.
Sadly, none of us get a get-out-of-jail-free card when it comes to pimples, but at least we can use essential oils to treat them when they appear. This Blemish Blend roll-on formula is a great way to do just that!
There are many essential oils that work to calm the skin and reduce pimples, but I like to stick with multipurpose oils as much as possible. Can you guess which oils might star in this one? If you’re thinking tea tree oil and lavender, you’re right!
Both tea tree and lavender are excellent choices for skin blemishes, and they can even be used neat (undiluted) in a pinch. Diluting is more economical, though, and it helps prevent any sensitivity or irritation.
You could just dilute a drop of oil in a carrier when blemish shows up, but it’s much more convenient to have a ready-made blend of essential oil and carrier ready to go. When you put your blend in a roll-on bottle, you have a quick application method, too!
The essential oils in this Blemish Blend roll-on are diluted in a plantain-infused grapeseed oil. Grapeseed is a very light oil that doesn’t trigger more breakouts, so it’s perfect for this type of blend. Plain grapeseed oil can be used, but infusing it with plantain leaf gives it an herbal boost of skin-clearing action.
Blemish Blend Roll-On
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- 10 mL (about 1 Tb) plantain-infused grapeseed oil* or plain grapeseed oil (grapeseed oil found here or here)
- 10 drops tea tree essential oil (Melaleuca alternafolia)
- 10 drops lavender essential oil (Lavandula angustifolia)
*Instructions for plantain-infused grapeseed oil can be found here.
My favorite essential oils come from Florihana, sold through Tropical Traditions. Mountain Rose Herbs and Plant Therapy are also great sources of organic essential oils.
- Pour the grapeseed oil in the glass bottle, then add essential oils. I like these roll-on bottles with stainless steel balls in either cobalt blue or amber glass.
- Add the roll-on top, then cap and swirl to mix. Label with the blend’s name, ingredients, and date made.
- To use, lightly apply on pimples. This blend can also be used on other skin irritations like bug bites, poison ivy, and scratches.
Usually, essential oils are diluted to 1-3% for best results. But since this blend is being used on such a small area for a very acute need, and the oils used are some of the few that can be used neat, this blend has a 10% dilution. If your skin is sensitive, you can easily drop the dilution down to 5% by using 5 drops of each oil.
For more sound information on essential oils, be sure to check out my book Essential Oils: Separating Truth from Myth, available in print, Kindle, and PDF download.
Can I use fractionated coconut oil ?
Hi Kimberly! Yes, you can really use any common carrier oil if needed. Fractionated coconut will be fine.
Would you recommend using jojoba at all? It has a long shelf life and it’s also great for the skin.
Hello, Tennille. Yes, jojoba can be a great oil to use, also! It is heavier than the grapeseed, so some individuals might find it doesn’t help acne or pimples as much if they have already oily skin. But jojoba is anti-inflammatory and so similar to the skin’s own sebum that it is often an ideal oil for facial care. So by all means, give it a try! 🙂