There are hundreds of DIY blemish treatments you can find on the internet, but none have been as effective as what we’ve seen with these 3 simple ingredients. Coconut oil, tea tree essential oil and lavender essential oil. Simply mix them in the proportions we’ve shown below and you’ll have an effective, simple and completely natural spot treatment for breakouts. So why does it work?
- Coconut oil is great for blemish-prone skin because it has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It melts at skin temperature, which helps it penetrate the pores, where the oil kills germs and bacteria and neutralizes inflammation.
- Tea tree essential oil is an astringent that kills bacteria. When combined with coconut oil, its astringent properties are able to get deep into the pores.
- Lavender essential oil calms redness and decreases irritation caused by blemishes.
Blemish Spot Remedy
Step 1: Add one teaspoon of coconut oil into a small bowl
Step 2: Add 4 drops of Tea Tree Essential Oil, and 4 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the coconut oil. Mix ingredients together and apply directly onto any blemishes before bed.
Coconut oil combined with a lesser amount of tea tree oil and lavender oil in can also be used as a natural face wash for acne-prone skin. It has regenerating and clarifying properties that help decrease redness, while treating the bacteria causing breakouts. To use as a facial wash, we recommend massaging 1 or 2 teaspoons into the face and neck and then using a warm, damp facecloth to remove all the residue (splashing the face with water will not be enough to remove).