6 Best Essential Oils That Suit Oily Skin

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Oily skin people think a lot before they choose any product for them. Whether it’s an essential oil or foundation or any skincare product, they always have a fear of getting the breakouts.

If you have oily skin and think that essential is not for you, you are wrong.

Essential oils are the extract from the plants containing the aromatic components and all the benefits of the plant. It helps to heal our body from the inside and makes us feel relaxed and more positive.

I personally love using lavender oil for bedtime. As it makes me feel relaxed and the next morning feeling so much positivity in my life.

Today, I will be sharing a list of essential oils that are good for oily skin people like me, and it does help solve beauty problems.

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Essential Oils for Oily Skin

Lemon Essential Oil

Lemon oil is extracted from the skin of the lemon. It helps to reduce blackheads and other skin pigmentation issues. Applying lemon oil directly to the affected areas helps to reduce dark spots within a week.

The best way to use lemon oil is to add it with body moisturizer as it helps to reduce the dark skin on the knees and even on the elbows. It also acts as an anti-aging oil.

The best way to use a lemon essential oil is by using it with a kind of facemask. Take a gram flour tbsp mixed with curd and 2-3 drops of lemon essential oil for skin brightening. This facemask gives an instant glow and freshness on an oily face for at least 4-5 hours of applying. And regularly using it helps to reduce acne scars and other skin pigmentation.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Ohh, this is one of my favorite essential oil. It has the goodness of antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which helps the skin soothe and stop the acne from coming out. This oil does not cause any breakouts as it penetrates deep inside the skin and even does not block the sebaceous gland. If the sebaceous gland is not blocked means, you are further not going to get pimples.

The best way to use it is either as a toner or with sunscreen. If you are suffering from severe acne, you can even directly apply it to the acne with cotton. I personally love using it as a toner.

Mix 2-3 drops of tea tree oil with rosewater, and the toner is ready. Just spray it on your face twice a day, and you can see an instant freshness and also say bye-bye to acne.

Grapeseed Essential Oil

I learned more about grapeseed oil after using Plum Buckthorn oil, which contains ten oils benefits. Let me tell you, grapeseed oil is also extracted from the seed of grapes. It is enriched with omega 3 and other fatty acids, making the skin glow from the inside. It also contains a high amount of Vitamin C, D, and E.

Grapeseed oil is mostly used to reduce wrinkles and acne scars. Most of the essential oils available in the market contain grapeseed oil which helps to control skin aging. It does tighten the skin and moisturizes the skin from deep inside. And mostly, this oil does not block the sebaceous gland and does not cause acne.

Massaging your skin regularly with grapeseed during nighttime skincare routine helps to restore glow and controls aging.

Argan Essential Oil

Argan oil is one of the most famous oils which is mostly used in hair care. But this oil can also do magic when applied to the face and skin. It is the best moisture-locking essential oil. The main component found in argan oil are sterolins, which help skin retaining glow and healthy cell growth.

Mostly argon oil helps in curing skin damage from UV rays and pollution. This oil must be used in summer as it helps to heal the skin from sun damage. It also controls aging and wrinkles from the skin. The new cell growth helps to make the skin firm and glowing.

Regularly applying the argan oil in the morning skincare routine helps restore glow and protects skin damage.

Rosehip Essential oil

Before using rosehip oil, let me tell you the difference between rosehip oil and rosehip seed oil. Rosehip oil is extracted from the flower, whereas rosehip seed oil is obtained from the rosehip seeds. For oily skin people, rosehip oil is better than rosehip seed oil as this oil is quite lighter than rosehip seed oil. And quickly get absorbed into the skin, making it one of the best essential oils for oily skin.

If you have pigmented lips or want to grow eyelashes, then rosehip oil is just perfect for you. As regular use of rosehip oil helps to reduce lips pigmentation.

Mostly regular use of rosehip oil helps in skin brightness as it contains a high amount of vitamin c, which gives a glow from inside the skin — making the skin look fresher and younger.

Ylang Ylang Essential Oil

If you have oily and acne-prone skin, Ylang Ylang oil is your skin savior. Not only it fights acne; at the same time, it also retains the moisture of the skin. It balances the sebum production and also relieves skin from blemishes. If you’re suffering from adult acne, this oil can help you get rid of it!

This oil suits a variety of skin types, especially the combination, oily and acne-prone skin. Did you know that it has anti-aging ingredients which reduce fine lines and improve skin elasticity?


It’s always better to use any essential oil with a carrier oil. As carrier oils help the essential oil work in a sustained-release form. And helps the skin get the maximum benefit with minimum side effects. Using carrier oil may also help you know whether the oil is perfect for you or not.

I hope you liked this list of essential oils for oily skin! What’s your favorite essential oil for your skin type? Let us know in the comments.

This is a guest post from one of my co-blogger, Sonam. She shares all about beauty and a healthy lifestyle.

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