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Essential Oil Daily Routines to Help Oily Skin

Using Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Our skin is unique and takes a lot of care to stay healthy and looking its best

If you have oily skin, chances are that you have tried at least a handful of products that promise to get rid of that glean and keep your face beautifully matte. But have you ever considered using essential oils to combat that greasy look and feeling? It may sounds pretty counterproductive to use oil to fix oil – but trust us! Certain essential oils work wonders for oily skin. They can help to balance the skin’s oil production, tone and soothe the skin, and stimulate circulation so that you can manage your excess oil naturally, effectively, and cost-efficiently! Let’s take a look at the carrier oils, hydrosols, and essential oils that are great to help manage oily skin.

Carrier Oils

Carrier Oil Blends

Oil Cleanser


Essential Oils

Use essential oils to keep your face clean and healthy

Have a daily routine to care for your skin!

Always remember to wash your face every day to keep it clean and ensure it is getting the nutrients it needs.

  1. Cleanse with Oil Cleanser for Oily Skin. Rub four to six drops into dry hands and apply evenly over dry face. Wet the face and massage gently. Rinse thoroughly with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.
  2. Tone using one of the hydrosols mentioned above.
  3. Apply Acne Treatment if needed – We will address acne prone skin in a future blog post; in the meantime, check this out:
  4. Moisturize with Clear Complex Carrier Oil or a carrier oil combination of your choice.

Give your skin a little more love throughout the week by regularly exfoliating in the morning after toning (2-3 times a week) and using a mask in the evening after toning (2-3 times a week).

Give these Plant Therapy favorites a try for a couple DIYs that work great on oily skin!


Aloe Vera Jelly and Honey Face Mask

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Mix Aloe Vera Jelly and essential oils, then mix with honey.
  2. Apply to the face, avoiding the eye area.
  3. Let sit for 15-30 minutes.
  4. Wash off with lukewarm water and pat dry.
  5. Re-apply 2 times a week.



Sugar Scrub

What you’ll need:

What you’ll do:

  1. Mix all the ingredients and use as a scrub.
  2. Rub in gentle circular motions for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Rinse with lukewarm water.


What are your go-to essential oils for oily skin? Enter a comment and let us know!


18 thoughts on “Essential Oil Daily Routines to Help Oily Skin”

  • Hi! I am loving my clear compkex so far. My only issue is that I don’t like the smell. I have many of the above listed essential oils for oily skin. What would be your recommendation for an oil that will temper the scent? Thank you so much!

    1. Kerri, you can dilute the Clear Complex with a carrier oil that is odorless, like FCO. It is likely that you are disliking the nutty smell of Hemp Seed Oil, but we’re so glad you are loving the results of the blend!

  • I have tried the sugar scrub before with Orange. It’s lovely!
    Can you suggest any other essential oils to try with this sugar scrub? I was looking for something maybe a little more moisturizing for the cold winter weather.

  • After battling mid-life crisis acne (who gets complexion issues starting at almost 30?), this article was insightful. I found myself completely lost to proper skincare as I have been skirting by using a wipe to clean my face and THAT’S IT. My face has revolted and I just dropped $50 on a 4 step regimen. Cheers to the New Year & new skincare routines!

  • Super happy to read this blog post. I just got Clear Complex and I’m looking into oils to use with it. I found this information very helpful, and will be reading and re-reading it throughout the next week or so. Thank you!

  • I’ve been looking for ways to incorporating more natural products into my skin care routine and this post is exactly what I needed to read about that. I’m looking forward to getting started with this!

  • I’m so glad that I found this post! Always looking for ways to incorporate EO’s into my skin care routine. Nice to have the general list and some example DIY recipes. Also looking forward to the future post on acne treatment.

  • For the last step of moisturizing, would Evening Primrose Body Lotion be OK? Or does it need to be oil?

    Also, none of the 4 steps above mention adding EO’s to anything, so what is the list of EO’s for?

      1. I have oily skin and acne… ugh! Some of the recommended EO for each aren’t necessarily recommended for the other. Any ideas on what EO work for both? Thanks.

        1. As a woman plagued with that double-trouble skin (oil & acne), I understand the frustration! I recommend trying Tea Tree Hydrosol first; I use it twice a day and have seen a huge improvement. Then follow it up with Hemp Seed Oil or maybe Jojoba Carrier Oil (which unfortunately isn’t mentioned here). If that combination isn’t helping, then move on to essential oils, like Tea Tree. Of course, please take these suggestions with a grain of salt; we all have unique bodies that interact with all these products in their own way 🙂

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