A study1 found that the percentage of people who enjoyed a clear complexion was greatest during summer and fall. Winter, on the other hand, tended to be a rough season; rates of moderate-to-severe acne leaped 11% among the study participants in winter compared to summer. Wowza.
It turns out that cold weather can cause an increase in sebum production2, which leads to clogged pores and more frequent breakouts. Luckily, there are ways you can help manage excess oil and soothe your skin so that winter doesn’t leave behind a trail of blemishes! Utilize essential oils to fight your blemishes with our Blemish Soother Roll-On!
What I Love About This Recipe
I love using essential oils to improve the appearance of my skin. This home remedy for blemishes roll-on will be a go-to whenever your skin needs a pick-me-up.
What’s in This Home Remedy for Blemishes?
Lavender Bulgarian Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil is one of the most well-known and commonly used essential oils in aromatherapy. This oil is great for soothing irritated skin and can help improve the appearance of skin. Its fresh, light, sweet-herbal aroma with floral and woody notes allow it to blend well with spicy, citrus, and floral essential oils just like the Palmarosa Essential Oil, which is also used for this recipe.
Palmarosa Essential Oil
Palmarosa Essential Oil is can be your go-to oil when your skin needs some soothing relief. This oil provides a natural cooling sensation to the skin, so it’s a great ingredient for any topical recipe.
The carrier oil we used to dilute the essential oils for this roll-on recipe is Sweet Almond Oil.
Pores can become clogged from products, such as makeup, sunscreen, or moisturizers which will cause blemishes3. By adding this oil to the roll-on, not only it will give you the non-oily feeling when applied to your skin but it also nourishes and doesn’t clog pores.
Our 10ml amber-colored roll-on bottle is perfect for storing and using essential oils on the go.
Things to Remember When Using This Recipe
Always dilute an essential oil when using it on the skin. This essential oil recipe is unlikely to cause skin irritation when diluted properly. If the oil has been oxidized (left with the cap off for long periods of time) it is more likely to cause skin irritation. Check out this dilution chart for diluting this essential oil properly.
This recipe is generally safe to use if you are pregnant. Consult your doctor prior to use.
This recipe is safe to use with kids aged 2+.
Cats may find the oils in this recipe irritating. However, we do not expect your cat to be disturbed if you use this recipe as directed. Just be mindful of your pet’s behavior. For more information on using essential oils with cats, check out this blog post.
This essential oil recipe is generally safe to use around dogs. For more information on using essential oils with dogs, check out this blog post.
We don’t recommend ingesting essential oils unless under the direction of a doctor certified in aromatherapy. For more information on why we don’t ingest essential oils check out this blog post.
*Please note: This post is a compilation of suggestions made by those that have extensively used essential oils and has not been verified scientifically with clinical tests nor reviewed by medical experts. It is anecdotal information and should be treated as such. For serious medical concerns, please consult your doctor. The statements given in this blog post have not been verified by the FDA
Blemish Soother Roll-On Recipe
Blemish Soother Roll-On Recipe
Time: 2 minutes
Est. Shelf Life: 1 year
Yield: 10 mL
Dilution Rate: 1.00%
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil
1 drop Palmarosa Essential Oil
10 mL almond oil
10 mL roll-on bottle
- Add essential oils to the roll-on bottle.
- Fill the rest of the way with almond oil. Shake to mix.
- To use, apply to irritated skin to help soothe it.
Break Away From Those Breakouts!
You need a product that will help soothe your skin just like this roll-on. What is your favorite skincare product to use during the winter? We’d love to hear about it on social media with @fromsimplyearth and in the comments below!
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- Vanessa Lindsay Pascoe, MD and Alexandra Boer Kimball, MD, MPH. Seasonal Variation of Acne and Psoriasis: A 3-Year Study Using the Physician Global Assessment Severity Scale JAAD Volume73 Issue3 P523-525. 2015 September
- Markham Heid Here’s Why You Get More Acne in the Winter — And How to Fix It 2018 November
- Corey Whelan. Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC, FAANP. How Many Different Kinds of Facial Blemishes Are There? 2018 June