Essential oils for the skin

Therapeautic need

Recommended oils

Application

Acne Bergamot, cedarwood, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), clove bud, geranium, grapefruit, helichrysum (oil and hydrosol), jojoba, juniper. Neat, bath, compress, lotion
Athelete’s Foot Clove bud, eucalyptus, lavender, lemon, myrrh, patchouli, tea tree Skin oil or lotion
Abscesses Bergamot, Roman chamomile, helichrysum, lavandin, lavender, niaouli, clary sage, tea tree, thyme Compress, skin oil or lotion, bath
Bruises Clove bud, geranium, hyssop, marjoram, lavender, thyme Compress, lotion or skin oil
Burns Roman chamomile, clove bud, geranium, helichrysum, lavender Compress, neat
Chapped/cracked skin Peru balsam, myrrh, patchouli, sandalwood Bath, lotion, skin oil
Cold sores/herpes Bergamot, lemon, tea tree Lotion or skil oil
Dull skin Geranium, grapefruit, lavender (oil and hydrosol), lime, neroli (oil and hydrosol), niaouli, palmarosa, rose, rosemery, ylang ylang Massage, lotion, bath,
Cuts/sores Chamomile, fir balsam, clove bud, lemon, geranium, helichrysum, hyssop, lavender, lemon, myrrh, Scot pine, tea tree, vetiver. Compress, lotion, salve
Dermatitis (Itchy skin) Cedarwood, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), helichrysum (oil and hydrosol), geranium, juniper, lavender (oil and lavender), neroli (oil and hydrosol), peppermint, patchouli, clary sage, thyme. Massage, lotion, bath, compress
Dry sensative skin Peru balsam, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), frankincense, jasmine, lavender (oil and hydrosol), neroli (oil and hydrosol), sandalwood. Massage, bath, lotion
Eczema Peru balsam, bergamot, cedarwood, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), geranium, helichrysum, hyssop, juniper, lavender (oil and hydrosol), myrrh, patchouli, rosemary, thyme. Massage, bath, lotion
Irritated/inflamed skin Cedarwood, Roman chamomile, helichrysum, hyssop, lavender (oil and hydrosol), myrrh, patchouli, rose (oil and hydrosol) spikenard. Lotion, compress, bath
Oily skin Bergamot, citronella, cypress, geranium, jasmine, juniper, lavender (oil and hydrosol), lemon, lemongrass, patchouli, sandalwood, tea tree. Massage, bath, lotion
Psoriasis Bergamot, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), lavender (oil and hydrosol). Massage, bath
Rashes Peru balsam, Roman chamomile (oil and hydrosol), lavender (oil and hydrosol), sandalwood, spikenard, tea tree. Massage, bath, compress
Ringworm Geranium, lavender, pappermint, myrrh, tea tree. Lotion/skin oil
Scars/stretch marks Frankincense, lavender, mandarin, neroli, palmarose, patchouli, sandalwood, spikenard. Massage, lotion/skin oil
Wrinkles/mature skin Carrot seed, frankincense, geranium, lavender (oil and hydrosol), mandarin, myrrh, neroil (oil and hydrosol), patchouli, rose (oil and hydrosol), clary sage, sandalwood, spikenard Massage, lotion/skin oil, bath