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 Blanca! Try a combo of oils for oily skin and acne. For scarring, ask your dermatologist if they would recommend certain EOs.

    On May 26, 2017

  • Blanca says...

    I have both acne prone and oily skin, which oils should I use to help combat that? Also, I have some scarring left from my acne, is there an oil or mixture of oils I can use to help with that?

    On May 26, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Jane! A castile soap bar is perfect for this recipe. We don’t have any plans of offering a pre-made laundry soap at the moment. We’re thankful that you found us and appreciate the kind words!

    On April 19, 2017

  • Jane Riley says...

    I see your recipe for making laundry soap. Any particular bar soap? Also, are you considering making a laundry soap for those of us who get over involved in projects?
    Thanks. I’ve been a do Terra fan but have been switching over to Edens Garden. Better prices plus I like to support companies in my home state of CA. Can’t afford to live there now but still love Californians!

    On April 19, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Kristine! You might try this acne clearing roll-on:

    On April 13, 2017

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