Essential Oils for Normal Acne & Athlete’s Foot

by FabulousFrannie

Clear, smooth skin… it’s what we all aim for. But sometimes acne and athlete’s foot get in the way.

Whether you’re in your teens or forties, most of you will experience at least the occasional acne breakout here and there. Here is a list a list of common causes of acne.

This is the reason why many young boys and girls experience severe breakouts during puberty. During this time, there is an increase of hormones called “androgens,” which create more “sebum” or oil. This allows oil and dead skin follicles to build-up, blocking pores and inviting bacteria in—causing redness and inflammation. Hormones are also affected during times of stress, pregnancy or while using oral contraceptives.

There is a common myth that eating greasy foods is bad for skin. While they aren’t great for the waistline, greasy food doesn’t directly affect acne. However, if you work in areas with lots of grease, it can stick to the skin and clog pores. In general, it’s better to watch dairy and carb intake. Some recent studies have also shown that chocolate can also be a factor.

Use oil-free make-up to reduce the risk of clogging pores. Always remove make-up completely before bedtime.

Essential oils are a great alternative to harsh acne medications that can actually further irritate sensitive skin. Below is a list of 3 essential oils that can help normal, mild acne, depending on whether you have dry, oily or combination skin.

Tea Tree
This antiseptic oil is the go-to for fighting acne. Tea Tree’s antibacterial and disinfectant properties help cleanse the skin of particles that block pores.

Great for oil-prone skin, this oil reduces inflammation by soothing skin. It also contains antioxidants to heal skin and diminish dark spots. For acne prevention, Lavender can be inhaled to combat stress.

This oil is rich in Vitamins A and E, which help clear acne while reducing scaring from old breakouts. Uplifting properties also make Lemongrass great for combatting stress and curbing appetite.

Athlete’s foot is another common condition that can be treated with essential oils. In most cases brought on by a fungal infection between the toes, athlete’s foot results in itching, scaling and redness. It can be caused by coming into contact with an infected person or surface.

To avoid infection, make sure to cover feet before going into high-risk areas like gyms and locker rooms, keep toenails short, and wear fresh socks.

Sometimes we can’t avoid germs, so here are some essential oils that can help rejuvenate the most over-used part of our body: Thyme, Tea Tree, Clove, Lavender, Oregano and Geranium.


*For informational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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Marcia March 28, 2016 - 10:59 am

Isnt using a blend diluted with oil going to cause more breakouts?

FabulousFrannie March 30, 2016 - 10:49 am

Thank you for your comments. One of the best ways to use essential oils for acne is to apply 2–3 drops topically to the area of concern. Tea Tree and Lavender are safe for neat or direct application, but they can also be combined with a carrier oil such as Jojoba or Coconut Oil. In fact, when using Coconut Oil for skin health, you will notice surprising benefits. Coconut Oil hydrates the skin and is able to penetrate your skin on a deeper level than your average product because of its low molecular weight and the way it bonds with proteins.

Danny April 19, 2016 - 4:43 pm

I have problems clearing my upper respiratory tract including bronchial tubes after a flu or cold what essential oil will help and how do I use it

FabulousFrannie May 3, 2016 - 2:49 pm

Our Cold & Flu blend is great for clearing up nasal, throat and bronchial passwagways during or after a cold. We carry a pre-dilted Roll-on or Spritz that you can apply to your chest and pressure points. You can also use our 10ml Cold & Flu essential oil blend in a diffuser to diuspurse into the air (which is extrealy helpful). Another way you can use this blend is to put it into an Aromatherapy inhaler and beath deeply. We carry all of these products on our website for your convience!


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