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How to Get Rid of Dark Spots On Skin with Essential Oils

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots On Skin with Essential Oils

How to Get Rid of Dark Spots On Skin with Essential OilsDark spots on the skin can be caused by sun exposure, aging, hormonal changes, or skin damage. But don’t worry, essential oils can be used as a natural remedy to help reduce or eliminate these spots. In this blog, we’ll discuss the best essential oils for treating dark spots, how to use them, and some precautions to keep in mind.

Causes of Dark Spots on Skin

  • Sun Exposure – prolonged exposure to the sun can cause your skin to produce excess melanin, which can lead to dark spots on the face and body.
  • Aging – as we age, our skin becomes thinner and loses its elasticity, making it more prone to dark spots and other discolorations.
  • Hormonal Changes – changes in hormone levels during pregnancy or menopause can lead to dark spots on the skin.

    Benefits of Using Essential Oils

    • Natural Remedy – essential oils are a natural alternative to harsh chemical treatments for dark spots.
    • Moisturizing – essential oils can help keep your skin hydrated and healthy.
    • Aromatherapy Benefits – many essential oils have aromatherapy benefits and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

      Best Essential Oils for Dark Spots

      Lemon essential oil is one of the best essential oil for dark spots on the face, because of its richness in Vitamin C.* Lemon essential oil contains natural bleaching agents that can help reduce the appearance of dark spots over time. Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying as lemon essential oil can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.

      Lavender essential oil is known for its soothing properties to help even out skin tone and reduce inflammation. This oil is great to help remove pigmentation, redness, or blotchy spots on your skin. It is an extremely popular essential oil used to renew skin tone by removing dead cells.

      Sandalwood essential oil has been used for centuries to help with skin blemishes and discoloration, including dark spots. This oil is used to hinder hyperpigmentation, eczema, blisters, and allergies.

      Carrot Seed essential oil is rich in beta-carotene and other antioxidants. This oil has UVB (rays that are responsible for sunburn) content, which helps to protect the skin from the harmful effects of sunlight.

      Tea tree essential oil helps supports individuals who are likely to develop dark spots and acne scars. It is one of the best essential oil for dark spots as it is good for all skin types, including sensitive and oily skin.

      Geranium essential oil is a natural astringent which can deeply tone and soothe the skin. This oil is also known to heal damaged skin as a natural antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Using geranium essential oil can result in the healing of scarring on your skin or hyperpigmentation.

      Frankincense essential oil is a potent natural agent for healthy skincare. Its cellular regeneration properties help promote healthy, glowing skin without being irritating. Frankincense essential oil is considered another one of the best essential oils for dark spots on the face.

      Other Natural Remedies for Dark Spots

      • Apple Cider Vinegar can help exfoliate and lighten dark spots on the skin. Mix equal parts apple cider vinegar and water and apply with a cotton ball.
      • Turmeric has natural skin lightening properties and can be mixed with honey and lemon juice for a DIY face mask.
      • Aloe Vera is known for its moisturizing properties, aloe vera can also help lighten dark spots on the skin.

      How to Use Essential Oils for Dark Spots

      Before using essential oils on your skin, it’s important to dilute them with a carrier oil like coconut or jojoba oil. Mix a few drops of essential oil with a carrier oil and apply the mixture to the affected area using gentle circular motions. You can also mix essential oils into your favorite moisturizer or use them in a face mask for maximum benefits. Following are two DIY recipes to get you started using essential oils for dark spots.

      Carrot Seed, Lemon & Rosehip Recipe for Dark Spots

      Rosehip seed oil is full of skin nourishing vitamins including vitamin C and A and necessary fatty acids.* Rosehip hydrates, moisturizes, exfoliates, and brightens skin. Not only do the fatty acids and Vitamin A in rosehip oil moisturize the skin, but they also promote skin regeneration, and can improve skin flexibility and permeability.*

      Talk to your dermatologist about using Rosehip in your skincare routine. Cold pressed organic Rosehip is recommended for is its purity and to obtain best results.*

      For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:


      • In a dark bottle with dropper, combine the oils
      • Apply 2-3 drops to clean/dry skin with your fingertips or a cotton ball in the evening.
      • Maintain your usual skin-care regimen.
      • Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying this blend. Lemon essential oil can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight.
      • Wash your face with a gentle cleanser in the morning to remove the oils.

      Lavender, Jojoba Oil & Aloe Vera Gel for Dark Spots

      Jojoba oil is an anti-inflammatory oil used to nourish, moisturize, protect and heal the skin. It is commonly used to treat skin conditions like hyperpigmentation, eczema, dermatitis, and even psoriasis.

       Jojoba absorbs easily into the skin and does not leave a greasy film. Jojoba oil is used in the making of many products due to natural vitamin E content which extends the shelf life. When lavender essential oil and aloe vera are mixed with jojoba oil a natural sun protector is created that protects against redness, UV radiation sunburns, and pigmentation.

      For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:


      • Mix all the oils and add the aloe vera gel to a glass jar.
      • Apply the mix every night as a night serum after washing your face.
      • Use a natural face wash for better results.

      Biosource Naturals Facial Serums

      Our new facial serums are the perfect addition to any skincare routine. They’re made with essential oils, meaning they smell great and don’t irritate your skin.

      Our facial serums are made with natural ingredients and pure essential oils to help you achieve the best skin of your life. We know that your skin is sensitive, so we use only natural ingredients in our products. The ingredients we use are carefully selected for their ability to soothe, moisturize, and tighten skin, each serum uses a different combination of ingredients to give your face the nourishment it needs.

      Our facial serums can be used before or after applying makeup. They’re also great for use as an under-eye treatment! You can find Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum, Ultimate Anti-Aging Serum and the other facial serums here.

      Biosource Naturals Ultimate Anti-Aging Serum

      Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Serumis a combination of the best, most powerful naturally derived ingredients available in one formula. The trifecta of fractionated coconut oil, tamanu oil, and macadamia plant oils make this serum ideal for any skin application. It gently moisturizes and infuses your skin with essential nutrients while helping to restore elasticity and firmness. Pure essential oils of rosewood, frankincense, geranium, lavender, rosemary, myrrh, rose, clary sage,and patchouli are added to create an aromatic masterpiece that’ll have you wanting one for each nightstand.

      Ultimate Anti-Aging Skin Care Serumis designed to replenish the skin, heal and hydrate. The essential oils are great for soothing and have antiseptic properties. They also have amazing anti-aging properties as well. This is a clean and light product that absorbs fast into your skin.

      Biosource Naturals Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum

      Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum is a natural skin care formula that helps to heal, regenerate and energize skin. Formulated with tamanu, rosehip, macadamia organic plant oils and therapeutic quality essential oils, it leaves your skin feeling soft, smooth and looking radiant. Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum contains frankincense carterii, Bulgarian rose and French lavender pure essential oils.

      Ultimate Diva Skin Care Serum helps boost skin health, improve tone, smooth skin texture, reduce fine lines, and restore natural elasticity. Take your skin care routine to the next level with this advanced serum that delivers visible results.

      Precautions When Using Essential Oils on Skin

      • Check for Sensitivity – before using any essential oil, do a patch test on a small area of skin to see if you have an adverse reaction.
      • Always Dilute – never apply essential oils directly to your skin. Always dilute them with a carrier oil to avoid irritation.
      • Avoid Direct Sunlight -some essential oils, like lemon essential oil, can make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. Avoid direct sunlight for 12 hours after applying these oils.

      Conclusion and Final Thoughts

      Essential oils are a natural alternative to harsh chemical treatments for dark spots. Try different oils to see which ones work best for your skin.

      Don’t forget to make other healthy life choices like good skin care routine, a healthy diet, practicing proper sun protection, and drinking lots of water.

      *This statement has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease.