Natural Skin Care: What Essential Oils to Use Based On Your Skin Type


Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies and it is important to take good care of it using natural, powerful products like essential oils. Essential oils can be used to help promote clean, smooth, and healthy-looking skin.

There are different essential oils we can use for cleansing our skin, nurturing our skin and even soothing our skin. When applied to our skin essential oils can help our skin to:

  • Maintain general health and wellness and improve the general/overall function.

  • Regenerate healthy skin cells quickly and efficiently.

  • Tighten and tone the skin tissue, bringing greater strength and elasticity.

  • Soften and smooth, cleanse and clean, hydrate and moisturize, which improves the skin overall health and wellness as well as look and feel.

  • Stimulate local blood circulation which encourages a glowing complexion.

  • Fight free radicals, delay the signs of premature aging and soften fine lines and wrinkles.

So what essential oils can we use for different types of skin and how? Keep reading!

Dry Skin

  • Rose Touch: Supports cellular rejuvenation that leads to a more vibrant looking complexion.

  • Geranium: Reduces redness and itching.

  • Vetiver: Seals and protects skin.

  • Sandalwood: Cooling and calming to skin.

  • Patchouli: Calming to skin. Can be used interchangeably with Sandalwood depending on which scent you prefer.

  • Helichrysum: Healing and nourishing to skin.

Oily Skin

  • Lavender: Instructs sebaceous glands to slow sebum production and dries the skin.

  • Grapefruit: Decreases appearance of blackheads. (don’t use before going in sun)

  • Cypress: Naturally astringent.

  • Sandalwood: Nourishes, nurtures, and protects the skin.

Acne Prone Skin

  • Jasmine Touch: Cooling relief for the skin.

  • Helichrysum: helps with pitting and scarring.

  • Melaleuca: Cleansing to skin, helps with breakouts.

  • Melissa: Use for red spots on face and reactive skins.

  • Myrrh: Help to reduce pigmentation in the skin, also great for stretch marks.

  • HD Clear: Promote a clear complexion and reduce breakouts.

Combination Skin

  • Ylang Ylang: Instructs the sebaceous glands on your dry skin to produce more oil while telling the oily parts to slow down.

  • Sandalwood: Nourishes, nurtures, and protects the skin.


  • Frankincense: Restoring elasticity and toning the skin.

  • Immortelle: Supports and nourishs the skin while helping to reduce contributing factors to the appearance of aging skin.

  • Yarrow/Pom: Soothing to skin and helps restore elasticity.

Sensitive Skin

  • Blue Tansy: Reduces sensitivity and itching on skin.

  • Yarrow/Pom: Very soothing to sensitive skin.

Ok so there are some great chooses in essential oils you can use fro kin care! There are even more options out there but as you can see this is already a pretty awesome list. I recommend when using essential oils on your skin you use a carrier oil or add them to your moisturizer, so I wanted to include some of my favorite carrier oil options.

Carrier Oil Options:

  • Rose Hip Seed (Dry, Sensitive)

  • Fractionated Coconut Oil (All)

  • Jojoba (oily, acne prone, combination skin)

I learned from my esthetician friend that when apply our skin care routine we should go from lightest to heaviest. So start with your toner, then apply your essential oils or serums, last apply your moisturizer. Allowing for time between each step to get the best absorption and always applying with a light tight in an upward direction.

I wanted to include a new favorite recipe of mine that has been making my skin look incredible!!!!!

DIY Nourishing Skin Serum

In a small container with a lid mix,

  • 1 TBSP carrier oil of choice

  • 2 drops Blue Tansy

  • 2 drops Yarrow/Pom

  • 2 drops Frankincense

  • 1 drop Melissa

Apply daily before moisturizer or on days you have a skin flare up.

So grab your oils and start experimenting seeing what feels best on your skin. I can’t wait to hear what you think!

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