Blemish Remover with lavender and tea tree oil

Blemish Remover with lavender and tea tree oil

Do it yourself blemish remover? Oh yeah, now we are talking! If you’ve been around my blog for a while you probably remember why I’m grateful for my acne. And it’s true, my blemishes have been a key navigation tool in helping me find better health. But, come on. Just because am grateful for my bad skin doesn’t mean I want bad skin.

The truth is that my skin has improved dramatically since I’ve embraced real food, ditched toxic chemicals, and embraced a more natural approach to health. This isn’t surprising when you consider how our diet affects our skin. But I’m still far from perfect and I have a lot of internal healing to do (too many years eating junk “health food” will do that do you). So even though my skin is a lot better, I still get the occasional blemish (yes, even in my thirties).

All natural blemish remover. So cool!

Enter my lavender and tea tree blemish remover!

This little recipe is great. Definitely better than any chemical-laden stuff you can buy. These two oils are perfect for supporting healthy, glowing skin. They are perfect for this blemish remover.

The jojoba oil is also great for acne prone skin. The rosemary and lemon are both invigorating. They help stimulate the lymphatic system which is key to getting rid of toxins in the body… one of the key components to blemishes in the skin. Boo-yeah!


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  1. Lauren @ Empowered Sustenance

    I haven’t heard of lavender or rosemary for acne, but I am going to try this combination! I use a combo of tee tree oil and manuka oil diluted with a bit of coconut oil. The manuka oil is very expensive, but the best thing I’ve found so far for topical acne. For cystic acne, the best product in the world is Enessa’s Clove Oil. It is a secret blend of clove oil and other essential oils.

    1. Post author

      I would think you could probably use almond oil or avocado oil. I don’t know if I’d use coconut oil just as it can clog the pores… which is obviously already a problem if you are dealing with a blemish. :)

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  5. Bridgett

    I am new to the all natural ways and would love to know where to purchase these items. Thanks and I am loving reading your blog!!

  6. Bridgett

    I am new to the all natural ways and would love to know where to purchase these items. Thanks and I am enjoying reading your blog!!

    1. Post author

      Hi Bridgett! Thanks for stopping by. :)

      You can find most of these things at any health foods store. You can also find them online. If you click on any of the ingredients in the recipe above it will take you to an amazon page where I’ve found some examples for you. Hope that helps!

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  8. Shawna

    Hi Robin,

    I have enjoyed getting to know you through your great blog! I have found a lot of useful information via your posts lately. I have a question- I started doing the oil cleansing method just over a month ago, and fortunately not having any adverse reactions (although my skin hasn’t made drastic improvements either!) I was wondering about adding tea tree oil to my mix of sunflower seed oil and castor oil? Have you tried adding any of these ‘blemish remover’ oils to your oil cleansing mix?

    I moisturize with coconut oil, so can just add a bit of tea tree oil to that, but wondered about cleansing with the tea tree oil also.

    Thanks for sharing all of your insight!

    1. Post author

      Thanks, Shawna! I appreciate you kind words.

      I personally haven’t tried adding tea tree oil to my OCM. Essential oils are pretty potent so I don’t like using them in my daily stuff, for the most part. But with that said, it might help… especially for just a couple days as a “boost.” I’d also consider trying different oils and seeing if you can find the perfect match for your skin.

      Good luck!

  9. Stephanie

    I love this! I was wondering, what is the shelf life? Thank you for having a GREAT all natural blog! I am for sure going to try your all natural mascara, I can’t wait!

    1. Post author

      Can’t give an exact time frame, but it has some good essential oils to keep it okay for a while. It doesn’t make a lot, so I wouldn’t double it… and I’d store it in the fridge if I don’t use the remaining within a couple of weeks.

  10. giggi

    lemon ess. oil is phototoxic which means you shouldn’t be using it if you’re going out that day. lemon + sun = hiperpigmentation marks!
    it is safe to use at night, like 6-8 hours before going ot of the house. hope i helped:D

  11. Rachel

    Is there an alternative to tea tree oil? My husband is allergic to it (any contact at all gives him a nasty rash), so I can’t use it in my house at all.

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      There probably is something that would work in it’s place, but off the top of my head I’m not sure I can provide the perfect substitution. Do a quick google search for essential oils and acne and I’m sure there’s something useful. :)

  12. Margo

    I made it this week and a whitehead that has been plaguing me for months is finally gone. I love you. My skin loves you. And I can tell my boyfriend to stop trying to pop it.

  13. Bethany

    This is great. I’ve used lavender and tea tree oil, but didn’t know that rosemary and lemon helped with acne also. I have all of them!

    I often put a drop of lavender mixed with green french clay (and some water if needed) to make a tiny mask to put on the spot when I feel a big zit coming (got the idea from Crunchy Betty). I could probably use this mixed with the clay too!

  14. Nicole N.

    I’ve been using this for about 2 weeks now and wow, what a difference this has made!

    I wash my face with honey and then use a toner made from ACV, witch hazel, distilled water, and tea tree EO, and then use a spot treatment from LUSH cosmetics, but adding this as a moisturizer right after I use the three above mentioned, I can tell my face is clearing up! I’m so proud to look in the mirror and see my skin clearing up! This is definitely a keeper!

    I was also glad to see that this had rosemary EO because I just bought some a few days before I saw this recipe! I can use it now! :)

  15. Tricia

    I use lavender and an oil blend by Dotterra called ‘On guard’ that contains clove and some other intense oils. I put raw honey on top to spead it and seal it and then wash off. This stops the inflamed feeling some blemishes start with and they start going down right away rather than running the long course. I also LOVE Dotterra’s clear skin face wash. It’s pricey but you only need a tiny bit, one pump. I’ve used it for six months and I’m just starting my second tiny bottle. I did not like the oil by Dotterra that is also called clear skin as it seemed to exacerbate the problem, but it works wonders on bug bites!

  16. Mia Gordon Natural Skin Care Recipes

    Nice recipe and smells divine! This is almost identical to one of my remedies but I add a little Neem oil too (if you have eczema or damaged skin this is great).

    I also make a carrot seed and rosemary oil acne scar blend (or uses these oils in the blend) for scars and stretch marks. Its wonderful (from one of my books). For red veins add neroil and parsley oils..

  17. Farnaz

    Hey, this recepie looks awsome, jus wanted to know after applying do i need to wash it? and if yes thn how? and after how many minutes/hours?

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I just dab a little on and leave it… but if you wanted to wash it off I’d give it ten or so minutes and then a warm washcloth would probably do the trick.

  18. Nicole N

    I’ve been using this for a few months now, and wow, I can see a difference in my skin! I’ve battled blemishes and redness for most of my teenage years and it’s now creeping up on me in my mid-twenties but since I switched to an all-natural and mostly organic skincare routine, along with this blemish remover, my skin looks great with only a few bumps along the way.

    I was just wondering if instead of using jojoba oil (which I’ve been using) if argan oil could be used instead? I know that’s also a good oil for oily, acneic skin but a bit hesitant to try it. Any suggestions?

  19. Annie

    I have just started reading your blog and am very interested. Im starting the cleaning methods and oils but what can I change about my diet to help my acne more? Thanks.

    1. Post author
      Robin Konie

      I’d check out my real food articles. If you go to my homepage: and then click on the “real food” menu button at the top it will take you to them. :)

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  21. Julie

    Thank You for The recipie! I’m 15 And I’m starting to break out (again)…your blog made me realize that I need I care for my skin more :) I just really wanted to thank you

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