Top 4 Essential Oils for the best acne face mud mask

Top 4 Essential Oils for the best Acne-fighting Mask

Essential Oils

Home Remedies have been used for ages for the treatment of acne, the most common natural remedy would be to include essential oils in your weekly routine. Essential Oils are most commonly distilled from a huge variety of plants using their leaves, branches, and flowers. Consequently, these essential oils carry the amazing healing properties that can assist with the treatment and appearance of acne.

Essential Oil Uses

A variety of professionals and industry uses Essential Oils. However, it is most commonly used in aromatherapy by professionals. But can be used in many other products like scented candles, soaps, facial masks and more.

Some essential oils are used on the skin as is, without dilution. But we do not recommend it for most of the essential oils. For this reason make sure to carefully research any essential oil that you plan on using on your skin or in any other way.

Warnings that you should always be aware of when using essential oils:

Essential Oils are a 100% natural product. Regardless of that, it can still have severe side-effects if used incorrectly if you are allergic to it. Some essential oils that contain furanocoumarins should be used with caution as they are phototoxic. This means that when applied to the skin, it makes your skin extra sensitive to the sun which can cause severe burns.

A few of the essential oils to be used with caution are:

  • Angelica Root (Angelica archangelica),
  • Bergamot* (Citrus bergamia, Citrus aurantium),
  • Grapefruit (Citrus x paradisi),
  • Lemon – cold pressed (Citrus x limon, Citrus limonum),
  • Lime* – cold pressed (Citrus x aurantifolia, Citrus x latifolia),
  • Mandarin Leaf (Citrus reticulata, Citrus nobilis),
  • Orange, Bitter (Citrus x aurantium),
  • Rue* (Ruta graveolens, Ruta montana).


*Note that this is not a complete list and that it is recommended that you research any essential oils that you are planning on using as a natural treatment*

Other severe allergic reactions can occur. Therefore,  it is always best to test a drop on a small patch of skin and leave it for an hour to see if any severe reaction occurs.

Essential Oil Benefits

Each essential Ols carries its own healing properties. It can range from relieving physical ailments like acne, pimples, wounds, and scars to triggering certain moods in people like relaxation etc.

At MudMask we have four favorite essential oils. They assist in relieving the symptoms and appearance of acne and pimples. Additionally, these essential oils can assist in reducing the appearance of scars, wounds, uneven complexion and natural oil production of the skin.

Here’s a list of our favorite essential oils and their benefits for acne-prone skin:


Lavender Essential Oil for skin

Lavender is probably one of the most used essential oil in the skincare industry. This might be due to the fact that it’s been proven to speed up the healing process of wounds.  Furthermore,  it is bug a repellent. It also induces sleep and relaxation, relieves stress and anxiety, relieves pain and so much more! The list just goes on and on.

But let’s get to the part you’re here for

Lavender oil for bad skin and acne

Lavender is a circulatory stimulant. Therefore,  it assists in relieving the symptoms and appearance of acneThis means that it increases the blood flow to the skin tissues. Cnsequently, skin cells quicker receive nutrients quicker. This leads to a glowing skin and promotes healing.

Lavender essential oil benefits for skin

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anti-septic
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Reduces Redness of skin
  • Acne Fighting (Study)
  • Assist in relief of eczema
  • Contains anti-oxidants
  • Assist in healing burns
  • Reduces the appearance of scars
  • Assist in healing insect bites (Do not use on children under 2 years)



Tea Tree Essential Oil

The Tea Tree (Leptospermum laevigatum)  plant is a native, evergreen shrub/small tree that is native to Australia. The extract from the plant has been used for medicinal purposes for ages. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that we still use the extract from this plant today for various uses.

Tea Tree has been studied by many professionals to discover the extent of its medicinal properties.

Want to know WHY it works? Check out this video:

Tea Tree essential oil uses

While the focus is on Tea Tree oil relating to skin and its benefits, there are so many other benefits. For this reason I thought I’d add a bit more about this awesome ingredient and just list a few other uses for Tea Tree Essential Oil:

  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Fungus infections of the nails (onychomycosis)
  • Athlete’s foot (tinea pedis)
  • Lice
  • Congestion

Want to know more about how to use tea tree oil for these ailments? Head on over to  WebMD for more info!

Tea Tree Essential Oil benefits for the skin

Tea Tree Essential Oil Acne Mask
Photo: Eric Hunt, Flickr
  • Dry skin and eczema
  • Oily skin
  • Itchy skin
  • Inflammation
  • Infections, cuts, and wound-healing
  • Acne
  • Psoriasis
  •  Antimicrobial
  • Anti-fungal



Geranium Essential Oil

Used by the Egyptians for promoting beautiful and radiant skin, geranium oil is now used to treat acne, reduce inflammation, alleviate anxiety and balance hormones. This sweet-smelling oil can also uplift your mood, lessen fatigue and promote emotional wellness.- DrAxe

Geranium Essential Oil Benefits

  • Insect Repellant and Bug Bite Healer
  • Anti-inflammatory Agent
  • Mental Functioning Improver
  • Assist in the treatment of acne, dermatitis and skin diseases
  • Promotes cell growth
  • Speed up the healing process of cuts, wounds, and incisions
  •  Antibacterial properties
  • Wrinkle Reducer

Clary Sage Essential Oil

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Clary Sage has not been studied as intensely as Lavender and Tea Tree, but most aromatherapists would agree to the many benefits of Clary Sage.

It is native to the northern Mediterranean Basin, along with some areas in north Africa and Central Asia. The plant has a lengthy history as a medicinal herb, and is currently grown for its essential oil. – Wikipedia

Clary Sage Essential Oil Benefits

Clary Sage not only has benefits for your skin. Additionally, it has proven to assist in relaxation and has an anti-depressant, therefore it is ideal to use in any facial mask or skincare routine.

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Accordingly, all four of these essential oils work together to combat and assist in a wide range of skin ailments. Therefore, and they are gaining more and more recognition in the beauty cosmetic industry. Consequently, there are more and more people every day looking to go 100% natural with their skincare.

In conclusion, these essential oils all have a wide range of beneficial properties, not just for your skin. Therefore we have made them available in our online store.  Additionally, you receive them all when purchasing our starter kit.


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