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One of the best acne cleansers you can make at home to save money on acne cleansers….

Purify oily, acne-prone skin with this gentle, astringent tea tree oil facial wash recipe. This aromatherapy recipe is one of the best acne cleansers I’ve found – powerful, but gentle enough for daily use.

This aromatherapy recipe for acne includes lavender, lemongrass and petitgrain to reduce oil production, plus aloe-vera and vegetable glycerin to repair skin and soften blemishes.

Tea tree essential oil kills breakout-causing bacteria and chamomile reduces redness and soothes skin irritation.

Tea Tree Oil Facial Wash Recipe


  • 1/2 cup (125ml) Lime Hydrosol OR Lavender Hydrosol
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Vegetable Glycerin
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Aloe Vera gel
  • 3 drops Petitgrain essential oil
  • 3 drops Lemongrass essential oil
  • 3 drops Tea Tree essential oil
  • 1 drop Chamomile OR Ylang Ylang essential oil
  • 5 drops Grapefruit Seed Extract (natural preservative)


Pour everything into a 200ml (or larger) dark glass or PET plastic bottle. Shake well to combine. Wait 24 hours before using to let the mixture “cure”.

To use, dampen your skin with warm water, then gently massage the tea tree oil facial wash into your skin. Rinse, pat dry, then apply astringent toner and moisturizer or acne treatment oil.


An aromatic bath two to three times per week is especially helpful for depression. Sometimes the aromatic baths are effective enough on their own as a remedy for mild bouts of depression or feeling blue.

Aromatic Bath for the Blues
For mild bouts of depression

1/4 cup Honey (or almond, canola, soy and safflower)

3 drops Lavender essential oil
3 drops Ylang ylang essential oil
2 drops Basil essential oil
2 drops Geranium essential oil
1 drop Grapefruit essential oil

Mix the essential oils in the honey. Fill the bath tub with warm water and then add the aromatic honey mixture. Stir well using your hands. Soak for 20 to 30 minutes.

Teresa Horn

This is an easy recipe for those of you wanting to try your hand at soap

You’ll need:

1 bar unscented glycerin soap — (4 oz.)
Metal cheese grater with large holes
1 Medium microwave safe glass bowl
9 drops Lavender essential oil
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 bottle with pump dispenser — (5 oz.)
tap water — measuring cup,
large metal mixing spoon, microwave

Grate the glycerin soap into the glass bowl. Add 1 cup tap water and stir. Microwave the soap and water for 1 minute on high heat. Remove and stir. Heat for another 30 seconds, then remove and stir again. If the soap is not completely liquefied, continue to heat at 10 second intervals until it is. Stir in the olive and essential oil. All the mixture to cool slightly,
then pour into the bottle.

Variation: Instead of using olive oil, you can use lighter oils, such as coconut, vitamin E, apricot or jojoba.

Courtesy of: Teresa Horn