9 Essential Oil Blends to Soothe Your Rosacea (Including Acne-Roscacea)

Therapeutic Essential Oils for RosaceaWhile rosacea isn’t a life-threatening condition, it can threaten every aspect of your life from social rendezvous to professional interactions and even your emotional state and self-awareness.

If you’re open to treading the natural route of using essential oils, you might just find some relief with these recipes to change your skin and your life!

While the root causes of rosacea aren’t known, and so a cure isn’t yet available, you can do something now to minimize the symptoms and reduce the flareups.

If you’re already minimizing stress in your life, have overhauled your diet, and you’ve tried the medicated route, essential oils may be able to fill the void!

Top 5 Essential Oils for Rosacea

Rosehip Essential Oil

A sprig of rosehip berries and leaves.This essential oil is one of the top anti-aging oils used in various cosmetic products around the world! But, when it comes to rosacea and skin redness, it can help to keep the skin cool and provide pain relief to very sensitive skin. Combine this anti-aging oil with other healing and cooling essential oils to hose down the flaming sensations and keep water loss in the skin to a minimum.

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Tbsp Rose Hip
  • 1 Tbsp Lavender Hydrosol
  • 1 Tbsp German Chamomile Hydrosol
  • 2 drops of German Chamomile
  • 1 drop of Vetiver
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 3/4 cup Aloe Vera Gel

How to Use:

Add the aloe vera, rose hip, and hydrosols to a bowl. Add in the essential oils and blend with a stainless steel whisk. Pour into a lotion spout bottle for easiest application. Store in refrigerate.

Use 2-3 times daily or as needed when rosacea symptoms are exacerbated.

Lavender Essential Oil

lavenderLavender is a renown and versatile essential oil for its many healing properties. Combine this vital oil with other super-skin oils to make your own DIY facial cleanser that will wash away bacteria that can exacerbate rosacea symptoms. You’ll also benefit from the mild astringent properties of the ingredients. This lavender-based facial cleanse is antiseptic, soothing to sensitive skin, balancing, and it has anti-inflammatory qualities to help heal the physical manifestations of rosacea redness. Get ready to wash up!

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup any type of cleansing base
  • 2 Tbsp Lavender Water
  • 2 Tbsp Rose Water
  • 3 drops of Lavender
  • 2 drops of Myrtle
  • 2 drops of Roman Chamomile
  • 1 drop of Clary Sage
  • 1 drop of Vetiver

How to Use:

Combine all ingredients together and use as a replacement to your current facial wash. Use every morning or during flareups to reduce symptoms and redness.

Helichrysum Essential Oil

A bunch of yellow helichrysum flowers.The medicinal properties of this essential oil affects all parts of the entire body. However, its antioxidant activity, anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, and astringent properties lends a hand to treating rosacea. If you want to replace your synthetic and medicated rosacea facial cream with an all-natural one to fight off rosacea and redness without harmful side effects, you need this organic and unrefined antibiotic cream on your side!

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 drops of Helichrysum
  • 3 drops of Cypress
  • 2 drops of Geranium
  • 2 drops of Orange
  • 2 drops of Grapefruit
  • 1 cup any organic cream base
  • 1 Tbsp Calendula oil
  • 3 Tbsp Jojoba oil
  • Rose Hydrosol

How to Use:

Create the essential oil blend and set aside. Combine the remaining ingredients in another bowl. Combine all ingredients together and use as a replacement to your daily facial moisturizer for a healing and soothing skin treatment.

German Chamomile

roman chamomileThis essential oil is well-known for its healing and cooling skin benefits, so much so that you can even apply chamomile tea bags directly to the face to calm down those burning and sensitive pains. But, incorporating a soothing and simple DIY morning facial lotion will help set the stage for the rest of the day without risking tea stains on your work collar.

What You’ll Need:

  • 15 drops of German Chamomile
  • 15 drops of Parsley
  • 3 Tbsp Almond or Sesame Oil

How to Use:

Combine all ingredients and apply to the face every morning. Let it sit and soak for five minutes. Dab off the excess.

Parsley Essential Oil

parsleyWhile everyone knows you can find parsley in any produce section of the grocery store, it doesn’t get enough kudos for what it can do for your skin. Medicinally, it has astringent and antimicrobial properties that helps to remove toxins from the body and support skin cell contractions for healthy skin tissue development. When paired simply with other essential oils for rosacea, it can replace your nighttime skin lotion or when flareups become unmanageable.

What You’ll Need:

  • 15 drops of Parsley
  • 15 drops of Carrot Seed
  • 10 drops of German Chamomile
  • 5 drops of Galbanum
  • 3 Tbsp Almond oil (carrier oil)

How to Use:

After washing the face at night, apply a pea-sized amount to the face and let it soak into the skin for five minutes. Wipe off excess oil.

2 Essential Oil Blends for Rosacea

Healing Natural Oils H-Rosacea Formula

Healing Natural Oils H-Rosacea FormulaThis synergistic blend of essential oils is your alternative to synthetic and medicated rosacea products. While some prescription products can adversely exacerbate redness and skin sensitivity, this natural blend of Lavender, Helichrysum, Melaleuca, and more actually reduces the symptoms of rosacea quickly and effectively. It contains zero additives, including pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers. It’s gentle enough to be used on the skin three times a day with a guaranteed 120 applications in one bottle.

How to Use:

It’s simple! Just apply 1-2 drops a day to the rosacea-affected areas for quick relief.

Rocky Mountain Oils Blend of Rose

Rocky Mountain Oils Blend of RoseWith all the skin benefits that Rose essential oil offers, it’s no wonder that a synergistic blend of the stuff can help to reduce the flareups and calm the raging symptoms of rosacea. It’s so easy and simple to incorporate in your daily facial routine that you won’t want to go without this blend ever again! The Rose and fractionated coconut oil is ready to go at your behest, be it an inconvenient flareup at the office, on a date, or a full-on schedule at school. Keep this blend handy to quickly and discretely provide some relief for your skin and ego too!

How to Use:

Simply combine three drops of the blend with your favorite facial moisturizer and apply to your face. You’ll smell sweet, feel relaxed, and will look your best for the day ahead!

Top Essential Oil for Acne-Rosacea

Grapefruit Essential Oil

grapefruitSometimes your rosacea is a little more than just redness and visible blood vessels. You could be in sub-type 2 of rosacea where you experience acne-like breakouts that can severely affect your self-esteem and consequently all your social and professional interactions. With a little bit of grapefruit under your belt, you can disinfect your skin to prohibit bacterial growth, relieve the body of toxins and water that contribute to sub-type 3 of rosacea, and support the immune system with antioxidant activity to reduce the symptoms and severity of acne-rosacea. Treat yourself to a refreshing mask to exfoliate, sooth, and reduce inflammation, redness, and irritation.

What You’ll Need:

  • Grapefruit essential oil
  • Aloe Vera Oil
  • Witch Hazel
  • Bentonite Clay
  • Rhassoul Clay
  • Sulfur Powder

How to Use:

Combining all ingredients together to create an anti-acne rosacea mask can bring clarity back to your mind and skin! Apply to your face and leave for five minutes. Rinse face clean and pat dry. If you don’t want to do all the work to create this mask, check out our fantastic TreeActiv Four-in-One Acne Treatment here!

Essential Oil Blend for Acne-Rosacea

Plant Therapy Zit Fighter Synergy Essential Oil Blend

Plant Therapy Zit Fighter Synergy Essential Oil BlendTo calm the zits and sores that come along with sub-type 2 of rosacea, you might need a little help with some anti-acne treatment. The oil blend to get you on the road to clear skin without new sores popping up is the Zit Fighter Synergy Blend. Loaded with Geranium, Grapefruit, Cedarwood, Peppermint, Rosemary, and Roman Chamomile, you’ll be getting relief the natural and therapeutic way!

How to Use:

You can use this with a hemp carrier oil, facial moisturizer, or with aloe vera gel to dab onto the sore spots with a cotton swab. Plant Therapy also has a convenient pre-diluted roll on bottle for those moments when you need a fast and discrete treatment.

Side Effects of Essential Oils for Rosacea

Essential oils contain no synthetics, nor do they involve oral antibiotics. They’re a natural approach to taking charge of your healthcare. Since they don’t interact with other medications you may be on like birth control, they’re naturally considered low risk alternatives. When used correctly, they can replace many medicated products for rosacea.

However, since the causes of rosasea are unknown and skin sensitivity is prevalent among rosacea sufferers, you should always use 100 percent all natural essential oils! Always skin test first to prevent sensitivities.

Do not consume essential oils for rosacea unless you’re closely monitored by your health practitioner or licensed aromatherapist. If you experience nausea, headaches, skin rashes, increased skin irritation, and burning sensations, you may be using too much essential oils, using them incorrectly, or using the wrong combo of oils to treat your skin. Stop use immediately and introduce one oil at a time until you have a suitable combination of blends to effectively treat your rosacea.

More Essential Oils for Rosacea

While we highlight some of the most effective essential oils for this skin condition, there are yet even more that can do wonders for your skin and relieving the symptoms! You may want to stock up on these other essential oils to add to your skin care regime.

Anti-Inflammatory Oils

These will help to soothe and calm rosacea flareups.A bowel of frankincense.

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Cape Chamomile
  • Frankincense
  • Myrrh
  • Patchouli
  • Sandalwood
  • Cedarwood
  • Vetiver

Astringent Oils

These will help to cause contractions of skin cells and skin tissue to stimulate healthy cell development.A sprig of cypress leaves and cones.

  • Cypress
  • Geranium
  • Patchouli
  • Neroli
  • Rose

Other Noted Skin Oils

Whether it be antiseptic, fungicidal, anti-bacterial, or antioxidant benefits, these oils can help to combat ylang ylang oilthe symptoms of rosacea and possibly the triggers that can exacerbate it.

  • Oregano
  • Sea Buckthorn Berry
  • Tea Tree
  • Tumeric
  • Ginger
  • Ylang Ylang
  • Bergamot
  • Carrot Seed
  • Rosemary
  • Eucalyptus
  • Thyme

It Works for Me!

We’ve provided a plethora of ways to use essential oils in your regime for dealing with rosacea. While you don’t want to overload your face with all of the recipes, you might want to incorporate one or two. These are recipes that have worked for the masses, and they might yet be recipes that you can say “It works for me!”

If you happen to find your miracle recipe here, please share your comments below so that others can have the chance to say the same! With 16 million rosacea sufferers in the United States alone, we’re in this together! Share and speak up!

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