This 3-Ingredient Essential Oil Blend Is Your New Go-to Acne Treatment
In our experience, it's better to be overcautious than overenthusiastic when considering at-home acne treatments to try—a swath of expert-disproved, borderline-dangerous Pinterest hacks have taught us as much. But leave it to DIY expert and all-around natural skincare guru Adina Grigore to have a go-to recipe that's actually legit. As the founder of S.W. Basics, she's a whiz when it comes to potent natural ingredients like essential oils—a topic that she explores in depth in her latest book, Just the Essentials ($18).
We already know that when used correctly, essential oils are powerful solutions to a variety of different ailments: Aromatherapy might be the most obvious, but these potent plant tinctures can tackle an array of skin issues to. So naturally, we had to ask Grigore which particular oils she recommends when acne strikes. She did us one better by revealing an exclusive, extremely effective recipe to keep on hand in case of pimple emergencies.
Keep scrolling for her three-ingredient blend!
What You'll Need
It's simple: Combine 1 ounce jojoba oil, 4-8 drops tea tree oil, and 4-8 drops clary sage oil. "Use less essential oil if you're new to them or super sensitive," says Grigore. "Shake well before using and apply on top of or instead of moisturiser."
Why it works:
Thanks to the antiseptic and antibacterial properties of tea tree and clary sage oils, this blend is "amazing for break outs," says Grigore. Simply apply a drop or two to the blemish in question, and watch it dry up in a matter of hours.