11/09/2012 05:50 EST | Updated 01/09/2013 05:12 EST

Natural Blemish Busters For a Clear Face

So many of the products that we use to help our skin are making it worse, in most cases they are filled with synthetic chemicals. Plant oils are a great way to help heal the skin. Before you apply anything to you face, make sure you are not allergic and check with your doc too.


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Lemograss Oil for oily skin that's prone to acne and blackheads

  • Really great for oily skin that's prone to acne and blackheads
  • Great as an astringent, has anti fungal and antimicrobial properties - but you must dilute it with water, apply using a cotton ball
  • Not for people who have dry skin
  • Will help keep acne and blackheads away

Lavender Oil for clogged pores

  • We know it's great to help reduce stress and relax us
  • It's a fantastic antiseptic and will help keep pores that are clogged clear. If you suffer with clogged pores this will help
  • Add a few drops to your moisturizer
  • You can always put a bit on a cotton ball, dab your face, then apply your moisturizer

Calendula Oil for zit that have puss

  • From the Marigold flower
  • Also a great antiseptic
  • Put a small amount directly on the zit, it will be zapped away in no time

Tea Tree Oil for blemishes and marks left by squeezing pimples

  • This is great for blemishes and red marks thanks to squeezing too much
  • Reduces redness and inflammation
  • You should add some water to a cotton ball to dilute it slightly
  • Wipe your face, then rinse
  • People who suffer with blemish and use benzoyl peroxide have found that tea tree oil does the same job but stings and burns less

Raspberry seed oil for blind pimples

  • This is magic in a bottle for those blind, painful pimples know as pauples that are actually hard lesions under the skin, due to a build up of dirt, bacteria and clogged pores. They never form a head and look terrible.
  • This oil will help constrict the blood vessels which will reduce redness and inflammation
  • apply directly to skin
  • Small amounts, a few drops will do
  • Full of vitamin E and a and omega 3's and 6 fatty acids
  • It's also an amazing UVA and UVB protection - amazing natural sunscreen
  • Make sure to buy organic oil as conventional berries are filled with pesticides

To avoid all of these skin issues, using a toner to clean your face is key. Here is a natural toner recipe that you can use everyday.

Fennel & Thyme Daily Toner

Thyme is a great antiseptic and a really good astringent. Fennel helps aid digestion and reduce inflammation, when applied topically it will reduce redness and inflammation. Fennel seeds are used as a gentle cleanser and toner. You can use this toner everyday, dab it on your face and neck with a cotton ball, let it dry, then rise.


2 sprigs fresh thyme, crumbled (or 1/2 tablespoon dried Thyme)

2 teaspoons fennel seeds, crushed

1/2 cup boiling water

Juice of Half Lemon


Mix the thyme and fennel seed in a bowl and cover with boiling water.

Add lemon juice and steep for 15 minutes.

Strain the infusion and store the liquid in a jar, in the refrigerator, for up to 10 days.