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DIY Natural Acne Roll-On with Essential Oils

DIY Natural Acne Roll-On With Essential Oils

Get the benefits of aloe & essential oils for acne

The base: aloe vera for DIY natural acne roll-ons

Aloe vera gel has been widely researched.

We know it has natural benefits for:

    • Calming inflammation
    • Reducing microbes (including bacteria that can cause acne)
    • Helping the skin repair damaged areas
    • Anti-aging skincare (it fights free radicals!)

And so much more!

That’s why I love using aloe for DIY acne recipes. 

This natural acne roll-on uses aloe vera gel and
microbe-clearing, inflammation-calming essential oils.

It’s made in a convenient 10 ml roll-on bottle, so you can use it throughout the day to quiet existing breakouts (and prevent future ones).

Wild Carrot Acne Care Roll-On

  • 9 ml Aloe vera gel (Aloe barbadensis)
  • 1 ml Solubol (dispersant)
  • 4 drops Wild carrot essential oil (Daucus carota)
  • 2 drops Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin)


Pour your aloe vera gel and Solubol into the glass roll-on bottle. You may need a small funnel, since the top of the bottle is small.

Solubol is a dispersant. Since essential oils are . . . well . . . oils ( 🙂 ), they won’t disperse into the water-based aloe vera gel. Solubol provides the dispersing action we need to keep our blend safe for skin application. If you don’t have Solubol, feel free to use 1 ml jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) as a substitute.

Add the drops of essential oil.

Snap the roller-ball top into the bottle, and shake well.

Use your Wild Carrot Acne Care Roll-On as a spot treatment in the morning, at night, and any time throughout the day. 

This DIY natural acne roll-on is safe to use as often as you like. It can help reduce breakout-causing microbes, calm inflammation, and allow your skin to create a natural, radiant, smooth complexion.

Wild Carrot Acne Care Roll-OnRecipe

About the essential oils in this natural acne roll-on

I’m not including too many essential oils in this blend. The aloe vera is amazing all by itself.

The oils I did choose are rich in components that support the aloe’s actions.

Wild Carrot essential oil 

Daucus carota

Wild Carrot contains geranyl acetate and a-pinene, two components that have shown actions against microbes on the skin, and which can also soothe inflammation. 

Wild Carrot oil has a beautiful, earthy, woody scent. 

Patchouli essential oil 

Pogostemon cablin

This earthy, sweet oil is a classic for natural acne recipes! Aromahead’s co-founder Andrea Butje used it in one of our most popular acne recipes on YouTube.

It contains a rare component called patchoulol. Numerous studies demonstrate this component contributes to Patchouli oil’s inflammation-calming effects.

Like Wild Carrot, Patchouli oil also helps get rid of microbes. 

I hope this DIY natural acne roll-on helps you!

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Karen serves as Co-Director of Education at Aromahead Institute, where she works closely with students and helps them earn aromatherapy certification. Karen’s strong values for healthcare, education, and sustainable practices have guided her entire career, and remain the principles that shape her daily activities at Aromahead. Karen loves sharing her knowledge of essential oils and how they can enhance the beauty of ones’ journey through life and has authored numerous articles and guides on the safe and effective therapeutic uses of essential oils. In Karen’s free time, she can be found hiking amongst nature, reading, and enjoying her family.

Topics: aloe vera, patchouli essential oil uses, essential oils for acne, acne natural remedy, essential oil roll on recipe, inflammation calming, diy products, wild carrot essential oil, aloe vera gel for skin care, essential oils for skin care

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