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Old 01-18-2004, 12:30 AM   #1
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Essential Oils for Acne? Tea Tree Oil is just one of the many...

I've read a lot about Tea Tree Oil, Jojoba Oil, etc... for acne, but haven't yet tried it myself.

Anyway, I went shopping with my sister today, and we passed a store that makes perfumes, candles, lotions, soaps, etc... from fragrance oils. It got me interested in aromatherapy, so I did some searching on the internet and came across some websites selling, not only fragrance oils, but essential oils as well. This led me to some that were recommended for acne.

Here is the quote:
"When choosing essential oils to add to your skin care routine you would look for oils that have anti-inflammatory, astringent and balancing properties. Oils with anti-inflammatory properties that will help reduce painful irritation and swelling include Roman and German chamomile, clary sage, frankincense, helichrysum; lavender and patchouli. Oils with astringent properties to help control the oiliness of the skin include cedarwood, frankincense, geranium, juniper, lavender, neroli, palmarosa, and rosewood. Oils with balancing properties that may help to normalize oil production while they improve the condition of the skin include geranium, helichrysum, lavender, palmarosa, rosemary and sandalwood. Oils with antiseptic properties include niaouli, petitgrain, palmarosa, patchouli and tea tree."

Has anyone tried essential oils? Please tell me of your success/failure with this....

Many of these oils are considered "skin sensitizer and irritant(s)" according to Paula Begoun.