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 Barb! You can use the recipe provided for a face mask, or for an easier application, dilute 6 drops (total) of 1-3 oils recommended for oily skin total in 1 oz of carrier oil. Argan makes a good carrier for oily skin.

    On July 24, 2017

  • Barb says...

    Hi I need something for oily skin and how do I apply/mix it?

    On July 23, 2017

  • Lou says...

    Hi. Do you have any recommendations for brown spots on your face? Also, any recommendations for dry feet and hands?

    On June 17, 2017

  • Edens Garden says...

    Hi Julie! You may try some of the acne oils diluted at 1%. Allow to sit for 20 minutes before rinsing with warm water.

    On June 05, 2017

  • Julie says...

    I have a slight case of Rosacea and was wondering what would be good for that??

    On June 04, 2017

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