Essential Oils For Different Skin Types

February 12, 2017

Do you know your skin type but aren’t sure what skin products you need to maintain a fresh face? We’ve curated a list of some of our favorite and most effective essential oils to use on a variety of skin types. From acne to wrinkles, your skin woes will benefit from essential oils.

Skin Types

Dry Let these skin moisturizing oils rectify dry, damaged skin:

Sandalwood, Palmarosa, Rose, Myrrh, Cedarwood, Patchouli

Oily Test these oils on oily skin, and allow them to balance the skin’s sebum:

Cardamom, Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Lavender Spike, Rosemary Moroccan, Sweet Marjoram

Acne Allow these anti-bacterial, skin healing essential oils to clear and renew skin:

Tea Tree, Eucalyptus Globulus, Juniper Berry, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Lemon

Wrinkles Try these skin regenerative oils to promote healthy, youthful looking skin:

Myrrh, Rose, Sandalwood, Helichrysum Italicum, Frankincense, Rose Geranium

DIY All Skin Type Face Mask

1 oz Bentonite Clay

1 oz Tamanu carrier oil

1 oz Water

12-15 drops EOs of your choosing

  1. Combine bentonite clay and Tamanu oil to form a paste.
  2. Stir in warm water. Add more water, until the face mask becomes smooth.  
  3. To choose which essential oils to add to your face mask, pick 2-3 of the oils in your recommended skin type category. You can use an equal amount of each oil chosen, or use blending techniques.  
  4. Apply the mask, avoiding the eyes, and leave on for 10 minutes.
  5. Wash the mask off using warm water and a cloth.
  6. Optionally, apply a moisturizer after removing the mask especially if you have dry skin.


  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Rose! Try4 Tbsp of Shea Butter (melted), 2 Tbsp of Coconut and 10 drops of Helichrysum-Italicum. Apply twice a day to hands.

    On February 20, 2017

  • Rosa Rivera says...

    What oil is appropriate for dry, peeling, cracking hands? Possible psoriasis or fungi.

    On February 18, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Katie! We don’t recommend ingesting oils without consulting an aromatherapist.

    On February 17, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Tammy! We always recommend diluting essential oils prior to topical use. A 1% dilution is recommended for topical use on the face and a 3% dilution is recommended for full body. If you add these oils to the face mask, they will be diluted at 1%.

    On February 17, 2017

  • Katie says...

    Can you ingest your oils? I would like to put some lemon in my water.

    On February 16, 2017

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