What are the best Base Oils for oily skin? Aromatherapy Guide

What are the best Base Oils for oily skin? Aromatherapy Guide


Base oils for oily skin

Some oils really support oily skin and help to balance it!

On this post, I will introduce you the best aromatherapy base (or carrier) oils for oily skin!

These oils are packed with antioxidants and vitamins that can heal and balance your skin without removing away most of its natural oils.

Before we start with the topical use of oils, you can use this oil in your diet to balance your skin from inside:

Flaxseeds oil- use internally (add it to your salad, smoothie or just as it is)

Flaxseed oil helps to cleanse and condition the skin from within, it contains ALA- a powerful omega 3 fatty acid that helps to reduce inflammations in the body!

Start with taking 1 tsp and increase to 1-2 tbsp a day.

Flaxseed oil can help to reduce the soreness and redness around the acne.


Oils for topical use:

All the oils presented here are low on the comedogenic rating, that means will not likely to clog the pores. (1)

The rating is between 0-5

Comedogenic Ratings – (causing acne)

0 – Will Not Clog Pores
1 – Low
2 – Moderately Low
3 – Moderate
4 – Fairly High
5 – High

Argan –

Argan oil comes from a tree found growing only in Morocco, it contains high levels of antioxidants and vitamin E, it is calming oil for all skin types, great also for hair and nails.

With regular use the oil help to balance oily skin and reduce inflammation around spots and acne.

Use on clean skin before moisturizing.

Argan oil- Non-comedogenic -0.



Great base oil for the essential oils, poplar, affordable all-purpose oil, blends easily with other bases and essential oils, rich in vitamin E, help to repair and protect the skin and easily absorbed.

Also, contain carotenoids that help to cleanse and moisturize acne-prone skin.

Sunflower Oil – Non-comedogenic -0.


Very good oil for healing acne scars!

It has a thick consistency and a strong fragrance, therefore, for better use, try on a cotton pad to use as a spot treatment for problem areas rather than all over the face.

Tamanu Oil – comedogenic rating – 2.


This oil extracted from the seeds of the rose plant, it has a soothing and anti-inflammatory effect.

It is a source of trans-retinoic acid, a form of vitamin A, which is a recognized treatment for acne prone skin.

Rosehip oil promotes healthy skin cell rejuvenation, reduces the depth of wrinkles, and lightens scars and age spots.

Balance the skin’s oils and toning the skin and in this way help to minimize the pores.

Rosehip Oil -comedogenic rating- 1.

There are many great oils for different skin types.

On this post, I focused on the ones that can help to rebalance the skin oil production, moisturize and to speed the healing of scars. These oils are great to use because of their high natural vitamins content. 

Did you try using any oils on your skin? What is your skin type?

Let me know in the comments below and I will share with you the best oils for your skin type!





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