Thursday, October 9, 2008

Using Essential Oils on Acne: Tea Tree Oil and Emu Oil

Essential oils is the name given to more than 90 pure extracts from various plants. Despite the nomer ‘oil,' essential oils are not, in fact petroleum products. They can be rubbed on the skin or used in aromatherapy. High quality essential oils are completely derived naturally and won't clog pores. Because of their cleanliness, many essential oils can be used to help diminish acne.
Today, however, emu oil is used for a variety of purposes, one of those is to lessen the problem of acne. The indigenous people of Australia, the Aborigines, use emu oil for its healing and restorative effects, particularly with regard to joint pain. The emu is a mainly flightless bird originating mainly in Australia. Emu oil, however, is not technically an essential oil, as it is derived from an animal.

Two of these oils are tea tree oil and emu oil.
Emu oil does the same job, but without the gunk that can cause acne. Lotion, no matter how ‘clean' it is can still clog pores. Because emu oil is non-greasy and won't clog pores, it makes a good skin moisturizer and softener.
The New Zealand variety has a warmer, earthier aroma. The sent is balsamic and woody. Common tea tree oil are the two common forms.

Like other essential oils, tea tree oil and New Zealand tea tree oil can also be used for aromatherapy, soothing, even as it reduces acne. This essential oil helps heal scars and won't clog pores. Tea tree oil is another good choice for use on acne.
A combination of emu and tea tree oils can give softer, moisturized skin with a pleasant smell—all while reducing acne. Essential oils can be combined, and emu oil is an excellent carrier of essential oils, including tea tree oil.



There are many health benefits of emu oil. Animal studies showed it accelerated skin healing in burns and reduces inflammmation.

Mommy Melee

It's pretty important to know any potential safety concerns when using essential oils neat on the skin.

You should also be sure to use pure essential oils.

I use Aromatics International's.

They also have some great free skin care recipes.

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