Acne is one of the top problems that plague our skin. Acne is caused by skin oil (sebum) that enters and clogs your pores through flakes in the skin. A clogged pore is the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, such as Propionibacterium acnes bacteria, which helps cause pimples.

Whether your acne is caused by skin care neglect, hormonal changes, medications or stress, acne can be treated naturally with a number of essential oils. Here are some of the best essential oils that treat everything from acne scarring to acne-causing bacteria.

The Best Essential Oils for Acne

Tea Tree Oil

This ingredient is one of the ‘go to’ essential oils for targeting acne because of its natural antibacterial, antibiotic, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. Tea tree oil kills germs and bacteria, and reduces the size of pimples as it dries out pus.


Don’t let the citrus scent of this essential oil fool you. Lemongrass has similar properties to tree tea oil, which eliminates acne. It also possesses analgesic properties, which means it can help relieve pain and revitalize the skin.


Besides smelling great, lavender is very soothing. It relieves any itchiness and irritation caused by pimples. It also heals wounds by cleaning the affected area and helping the skin to repair itself.


Frankincense essential oil heals wounds and scars, and provides relief from dry, irritated skin. It can also be used to balance oil production and reduce inflammation.


Geranium essential oil can help maintain a healthy hormone balance in the body so that you don’t have to worry about sudden spreads of acne being triggered by your hormones.


Bergamot fruit oil has antiseptic and antibacterial properties, it can help regulate sebum secretion, and it promotes wound healing and skin regeneration.

Ornate Natural Skincare Products use a combination of the above essential oils to provide you with skincare that is gentle on the skin, and eliminates acne. Visit our products page to learn more about the essential oils in our products and their benefits for your skin.