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Essential Oils with Effects in Skin Care

Please note, some of the suggested oils are photosentizers. Angelica, and cold pressed citrus oils should not be used on the skin within 12 hours of exposure to sunlight or ultraviolet light. If you choose to use one of these oils on your face, please use it only at night.

See our Methods page for suggested methods of using the oils in skincare. Also see our descriptive Carrier Oils page to help select appropriate carriers for your skin type.

Nature's Gift offers a range of skin care products on our Skin Care Solutions page.


Skin Care (General)

Lavender, Rose, Rosemary, Camphor, Cypress, Geranium, Chamomiles, Rosewood, Geranium Essential Oils and all Hydrosols


Tea Tree, Manuka, Helichrysum, Lavender, Spike Lavender, Thyme Linalool, Rose Geranium, Petitgrain, Grapefruit, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Mints, Basil, German Chamomile, Atlas Cedarwood, Rosewood, Palma Rosa, Thyme, Cajeput, Niaouli, Yarrow Hydrosol. See also our suite of Clarifying Products to gently sooth and heal problem skin.


Grapefruit, Yarrow, Rosemary, Lime (Distilled)

Black Heads

Coriander, Thymus vulgaris, Peppermint, Lemongrass

Chapped / Cracked Skin

Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Vetiver, Cajeput, Roman and German Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula Infused Oil


Black Pepper, Cinnamon Leaf, Clove Bud, Ginger, Lavender (ie, circulatory stimulants to promote warming)


Sweet Basil, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Niaouli, Peppermint

Combination Skin

Geranium, Rosewood, Ylangylang, Rose Geranium Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol

Couperose (Thread veins, congested capillaries)

Lemon, Helichrysum, Cypress, Rose, Lavender, Parsley, Roman and German Chamomiles, Geranium, Calendula Infused Oil, Helichrysum Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol

Devitalized Skin

Eucalyptus Globulous, Myrtle, Neroli, Basil, Juniper, Lemon, Lemongrass, Niaouli, Peppermint, Pine, Orange, Oregano, Rosemary, Spearmint, Geranium, Grapefruit

Dry Acne

Petitgrain, Lavender, Spike Lavender, Clary Sage, Rose Geranium

Dry Skin

Carrot Seed, Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Jasmine, Geranium, Lavender, Orange, Palma Rosa, Rose, Roman Chamomile, Rosewood, Neroli, Petitgrain, Mandarine, Vetiver, Sandalwood, Ylangylang, Carrot Seed, Lavender, Rose Hydrosol, Neroli Hydrosol, Calendula Infused Oil. See also our Dry Skin Sampler for suggested carrier oils to nourish dry, fragile skin.


German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Lavender, Bergamot, Carrot Seed, Atlas Cedarwood, Roman Chamomile, Juniper, Myrrh, Palma Rosa, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Teatree, Yarrow, Ylangylang. Calendula infused oil, Cranberry Seed Oil. See our Eczema and Psoriasis Carrier Oil Sampler for a selection of carrier oils all recommended for helping deal with eczema. We have also had excellent feedback from clients using our Baby Bottom Balm as a treatment for dry eczema (available seasonally).


Palma Rosa, Sweet Orange, Mandarine, Tangerine, Rose, most Hydrosols, especially Neroli


German Chamomile, Manuka, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Myrrh, Roman Chamomile, Rosemary, Spikenard, Tea Tree, Thyme Linalool, Calendula, Palma Rosa, Niaouli, Laurel, Myrtle, Rosewood


Helichrysum, St. Johns Wort Infusion, Carrot Seed, Cistus, Galbanum, German and Roman Chamomiles, Clary Sage, Myrrh, Myrtle, Rosewood, Angelica Hydrosol, Yarrow Hydrosol, Helichrysum Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Hydrosol, Chamomile Hydrosol


Jasmine, Helichrysum, Lavender, Peppermint, Roman Chamomile, Lavender Hydrosol, Witch Hazel Hydrosol

Large Pores

Myrtle, Lemongrass, Rose, Cedarwood

Mature, Aged Skin / Wrinkles

Carrot Seed, Elemi, Cistus, Frankincense, Galbanum, Fennel, Geranium, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Clary Sage, Rosewood, Sages, Cypress, Fennel, Lavender, Neroli, Sea Buckthorn Berry Extract, Rose Hip Extract. Also consider our CO2 Combo or our Mature Skin Elixir. See our Mature Skin Carrier Oil Sampler to gently nurture and rejuvenate mature skin. Best yet, see our Cleopatra's Secret line of skin care products, Creme Cleanser, Serum, Toner, and luxurious bath products, all designed to nurture mature skin and give the user a youthful glow.

Normal Skin

Atlas Cedarwood, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Roman Chamomile, Rose, Rosewood, Ylangylang, Angelica, all Hydrosols

Oily Skin

Roman and German Chamomiles, Cedarwood (Atlas, Red, Texas), Geranium, Clary Sage, Lavender, Ylangylang, Lemon, Peppermint, Niaouli, Cajeput, Cypress, Calendula Infusion, Frankincense, Patchouli, Sandalwood, Juniper, Melissa, Yarrow, Coriander, Petitgrain, Lime (Distilled), Grapefruit, Thyme Linalool, Lavandin, Spike Lavender, Rose. See our recommended moisturizing carrier oils for oily skin in our Oily Skin Carrier Oil Sampler.

Pimples, Blemishes

Tea Tree, Manuka, Lemon Myrtle, German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Thyme Linalool, Cajeput, Oregano (spot only), Niaouli, Rosemary. See also our Clarifying Soap and Treatment Gel.

Psoriasis (extremely difficult to treat)

Bergamot, Helichrysum, Cajeput, Carrot Seed, German or Roman Chamomile, Lavender, Juniper, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Calendula Infused Oil, Cranberry Seed Oil. We have had fantastic results from people applying our Pomegranate Seed CO2 to areas with psoriasis. See also our Eczema and Psoriasis Carrier Oil Sampler designed to help alleviate symptoms.


Oregano, Spanish Marjoram, Cypress, Peppermint, Rosemary, Fennel, Celery, Clary Sage, Roman Chamomile


Frankincense, Lavender, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Tea Tree, Helichrysum, Elemi, Vetiver, Spikenard, Caraway, Palma Rosa, Spanish Sage, Clary Sage, Lavender, Galbanum, Myrrh, Myrtle, Calendula, Carrot Seed, Cistus, CO2 Combo

Revitalizing / Basal Layer

Carrot Seed, Rosewood, Niaouli, Tea Tree, Orange, Calendula


German Chamomile, Helichrysum, Rosewood, Helichrysum Hydrosol, see our Rosacea Synergy and other products designed to soothe inflamed and/or ultra sensitive skin.

Sensitive Skin

Roman and German Chamomile, Rose, Palma Rosa, Helichrysum, Neroli, Rosewood, Carrot Seed, Angelica, Jasmine, Neroli Hydrosol, Chamomile Hydrosol, Yarrow Hydrosol


Helichrysum (in a base of Rose Hip Seed Oil), Carrot Seed, Lavender, Petitgrain, Galbanum

Skin Toner

Calendula Infused Carrier Oil (for dry skin), Lemongrass, Chamomiles, Lavender, Neroli, Orange, Rose, Frankincense, Petitgrain, Lemon, and all Hydrosols



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