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Your Own DIY Acne Gel That Works

Updated: November 30, 2018
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Acne is a long-term skin disease that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. To make skin perfect there are many products in the market which claims that it will fulfill our skin requirements and without knowing our skin type & requirements, we started to use that. There are many over the counter medicine and other products in the market which claim the eradication of acne. But we know every prescribed medicine comes with along some side effects like redness, dryness, itchy skin etc. So, if you want to remove the problems from the root, you should go for a permanent solution by giving the natural blessing to your skin. If you are a DIY person then you should give a must try to your skin of DIY acne gel which is made up of essential oils which are the main ingredient that will target our requirements.


Now, let’s have a look at why and what ingredients we are using to make DIY acne gel.

Benefits of DIY Acne Gel Ingredients

Aloe Vera Gel

  • Auxins and gibberellins of aloe vera help in wound healing and have anti-inflammatory action.
  • It also contains salicylic acid that possesses anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and kills the acne causing bacteria.
  • Aloe vera helps in moisturizing your skin, keeps the skin hydrated, rejuvenated and glowing.

Tea Tree Oil

  • Its antibacterial and anti-viral properties kill bacteria and virus.
  • Anti-microbial and antiseptic properties of tea tree oil kill harmful microbes and protect wounds from getting infected.
  • It has unique disinfecting and soothing properties and, unlike other acne treatments, tea tree oil will not strip your skin of its natural oils and cause further damage.

Lavender oil

  • It has anti-fungal properties which inhibit fungus to develop.
  • It can be a great moisturizer for dry and chapped skin.
  • Lavender tones and makes your skin firm as it boosts circulation, thus resulting in an adequate supply of oxygen and nutrition to the skin cells. This helps in keeping the cells healthy and boosting their renewal process.
  • The oil has anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties that can fight the bacteria that cause acne and inflammation.

Cinnamon Oil

  • Good for oily skin as it regulates the oil production on the face.
  • Cleanses skin pores and exfoliates the dead skin cells.
  • It has antiseptic property to heal wounds.

Also, see Cinnamon Hair mask for gorgeous hair.


diy acne gelAlso, see DIY Apple Cider Vinegar for acne and clear skin

Procedure For DIY Acne Gel

Your Own DIY Acne Gel That Works
 
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Opt permanent solution by giving a natural blessing to your skin. DIY acne gel is made up of essential oils which are the main ingredient that will really work.
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Recipe type: DIY
Cuisine: Acne Gel, Beauty
Ingredients
Instructions
How To Make
  1. Take a bowl and put fresh or organic aloe vera gel in it. I have taken green coloured aloe vera gel but you can take normal transparent(white) aloe gel.
  2. Add all essential oils to it and mix well.
  3. Keep it in an air-tight glass container.
  4. You can store it for 3-4 weeks.
How To Apply
  1. Cleanse your face with your facial cleanser.
  2. Now put your clean face towel in handheld hot water and soak it.
  3. Wring out the face towel, and place the hot cloth over your face for a couple of minutes. This will open pores to make the gel go into the pores and heals acne from inside.
  4. Now apply your DIY acne gel.
  5. If needed, apply moisturizer when the gel has completely penetrated into the skin.
  6. Apply this DIY acne gel twice or thrice in a day.
Notes
1. Be sure to do a patch test to make sure your skin does not have an adverse reaction to the oils. The inner forearm is a great place to do a test since the skin is delicate, similar to facial skin.
2. Additionally, pregnant women, infants, and young children should avoid certain essential oils. so be sure to do your homework beforehand.
3. Keep the DIY acne gel container away from sunlight.

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56 Comments

  • Reply
    Michelle
    February 6, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    How long can this be stored for?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      February 10, 2017 at 6:24 pm

      Hi Michelle, this gel can be stored as long as the aloe vera gel and essential oil used to make it have not expired. My advice would be to make this gel in small batches and store it for around 15-20 days if possible.
      Thanks.

  • Reply
    Luz
    March 21, 2017 at 4:04 am

    Does aloe have to be fresh from a leaf or can it be store bought in the containers in the swimming sections?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 22, 2017 at 5:53 pm

      Hi Luz, yes you can use the natural aloe vera if its available. But its totally fine to use the store bought one as well. Make sure that you buy the organic aloe vera gel from the store.

  • Reply
    Rose-Anna
    March 29, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Hi there, do u not rinse the gel off the face after u apply it? Or do u let it sit overnight then rinse off? Or just leave in completely till it dries and hopefully doesn’t leave green on your face if u decide to use the green gel?? Thanks

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 30, 2017 at 3:42 pm

      Hi Rose-Anna, It’s not necessary to use green aloe vera gel, you can use organic transparent coloured aloe vera gel from your nearest store or directly from aloe vera plant. Using green gel will not leave green on your face. There are many ways to use it like you can keep it as an overnight face mask or simply apply it and rinse it off when it completely dries out. But my recommendation is to use it twice a day and leave it for dry as it will not make your skin oily or anything, in fact, you can use it as a daily moisturizer to treat acne fast.

  • Reply
    Alura
    April 9, 2017 at 9:50 am

    I really need to make this! My skin is literally so bad at the moment!!

  • Reply
    christine
    May 15, 2017 at 10:06 am

    Help not sure how to get the aloe gel out of the leafs

  • Reply
    Donna
    June 9, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    Where can you buy all of these different oils

    • Reply
      Mamta
      June 12, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      Hi Donna, you can buy the oils from either online like amazon.com or from your local retail store.

  • Reply
    Kayla
    July 9, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    Where can I buy the jars you used?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 18, 2017 at 3:07 pm

      Hi Kayla, I have used a container of 50 grams. I didn’t buy this container instead used an empty container from one of my old beauty product. You can use any glass jar to store this gel.

  • Reply
    Erin
    July 17, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Could i replace the lavender essential oil with something else? I’m highly allergic to lavender but would love to try this?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 18, 2017 at 2:59 pm

      Hi Erin, you can use rosehip oil in place of lavender oil. Rosehip oil is also great for acne prone skin. It maintains skin pH and regulates oil producing glands.

  • Reply
    Ketesha
    August 4, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    Hi,
    Does this acne gel need to be refrigerated?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      August 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Hi Ketesha, you don’t need to refrigerate the gel.

  • Reply
    Terrie
    August 4, 2017 at 9:15 pm

    I made this with the green aloe vera from my local drug store. After adding the essential oils and mixing well the gel acquired a cloudy appearance and did not stay clear. I assuming this is ok?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      August 11, 2017 at 12:44 pm

      Hey, Terrie, this is fine. It’s the usual observation.

  • Reply
    Envy RX Serum
    August 22, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I got what you intend, thanks for posting. Woh I
    am pleased to find this website through google.

  • Reply
    Mackenzie
    August 23, 2017 at 12:40 am

    My face got very tingly and turned after applying it! I’m assuming this is because of the cinnamon oil but I only used two drops as recommended. Am I allergic or is this normal?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      August 27, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      Hi, Mackenzie, you may feel some tingling issue due to open pores and popped pimples but it lasts for only 1 minute. If you feel this more than a 1 minute then probably your skin is more sensitive to cinnamon oil. You can mix an extra 2-3 tablespoon of aloe vera gel into your acne gel to lessen the effect of cinnamon oil.

      • Reply
        Genevieve
        January 9, 2018 at 5:20 pm

        I did just that. Added 2 extra tablespoons of gel, plus added nutmeg oil, sweet almond oil and jojoba oil. That was it doubles as a moisturizer so I don’t have to use one after. Perfect. Thanks!

  • Reply
    Thomas
    September 11, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 attjw

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 15, 2017 at 1:45 pm

      Thanks, Thomas, great to have you here 🙂

  • Reply
    Thomas
    September 16, 2017 at 4:05 am

    Great post! Have nice day ! 🙂 ltdbh

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 16, 2017 at 5:45 pm

      Thank you 🙂

  • Reply
    Marsha Leary
    September 20, 2017 at 12:46 am

    Do you use cinnamon bark or cinnamon leaf essential oil? I know one is more gentle than the other (just can’t remember which one).

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 22, 2017 at 10:51 am

      Hi Marsha, Cinnamon leaf oil has higher eugenol content and it is valued as an analgesic or pain-killer. The cinnamon bark oil, higher in cinnamaldehyde, is recommended by herbalists for its antimicrobial and antiviral properties. I would recommend using cinnamon bark oil for anti-acne treatment.

  • Reply
    tisu basah
    September 25, 2017 at 2:10 am

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    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 25, 2017 at 6:35 pm

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      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Rebabii7
    September 27, 2017 at 2:10 pm

    Hi,

    Iv’e started using this on my face as my skin is very acne prone. Atm I cannot tell if it has done any bad or good as I am due on and get break outs so that could be why I am so spotty atm! I will continue to use it to see how I get on, I just wondered if anyone flared up from using this or is it unlikly as it’s so natural?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      September 30, 2017 at 9:49 am

      Hi, Rebabii,
      You should give at least 4 weeks to start showing results to any natural remedy.If after 4 weeks also, your pimples are growing then you should stop using the gel. The reasons could be the essential oils are not reacting in a positive way with your skin.
      Also, nothing to worry about, when you are starting out it might take some time to adjust to your skin.
      Do let me know your progress.

      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Muskaan
    November 9, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Should we rinse it off like a face wash? Or leave it in after applying? If so after how long should we wash it off

    • Reply
      Mamta
      November 15, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Hi Muskaan,
      You can use it as a face moisturizer or if you want to rinse it off then make sure you do it after 30-40 mins when aloe vera is completely absorbed by your skin. My suggestion would be to try it as a moisturizer if you are facing severe acne issues.
      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Sara
    November 22, 2017 at 4:10 am

    Does this work for oily skin that is prone to black heads? If I don’t use a super strong face wash made for overly oily skin, it looks like you could fry an egg on my forehead. Because of this, I can’t use face moisturizers.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      November 22, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Hi Sara, This acne gel is non-greasy and would work great for oily skin. You can also use it as a moisturizer. But one thing I would recommend that you should start applying moisturizer after cleansing even if you have oily, acne-prone skin. By skipping moisturizer, your skin cells will dry out and in turn, it will produce more oil, which can actually cause more breakouts. It attracts moisture from the air keeping skin moist and supple throughout the day. Go for non-comedogenic and non-greasy moisturizer every day.

      Thanks
      Mamta

  • Reply
    Marnie Z.
    November 22, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Can I use Young Living essential oils as substitutes for the brands you have listed?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      November 22, 2017 at 3:14 pm

      Hi Marnie, Yes you can use them.

  • Reply
    ivvi
    November 25, 2017 at 2:13 am

    disculpa, si me lo dejo en la cara y después salgo cuando me pegue el sol no va a arder o algo por tener aceites?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      December 5, 2017 at 4:00 pm

      Hi Ivvi,
      If you are using it in the day and planning to go out, then use sunscreen when it gets dried on your face. I will recommend using at night.

  • Reply
    Talia
    December 31, 2017 at 5:36 am

    Hi would be alright if I used aloe vera gel with green tea in it.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      January 11, 2018 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Talia,
      You can use aloe vera with green tea but the shelf life will be reduced. So always make a smaller batch.

  • Reply
    LANI BELARDO
    March 4, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Hi!

    Can you recommend an oil that can replace the cinnamon oil?

    Thanks!

    Regards,
    LANI

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 15, 2018 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Lani,
      You can use nutmeg oil or eucalyptus oil.

  • Reply
    Lani Belardo
    March 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    What is the replacement for cinnamon bark? Don’t have one at the moment but I would love to try the recipe.

    • Reply
      Mamta
      March 15, 2018 at 4:18 pm

      Hi Lani,
      You can use nutmeg or eucalyptus oil.

  • Reply
    Sabrina Fair
    March 15, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    This works nicely! But I didn’t have cinnamon oil so I used Australian Manuka essential oil which is very potent against acne and bacteria. Also a note, if you add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of orange blossom flower water ( which helps soothe and lightly moisturize the skin) it turns the clear gel into a smooth opaque face cream instead. It was a happy accident for me and adds a beautiful natural scent to the cream. If you use more of the orange blossom water to thin out the cream, you can put it in a pump dispenser. That way hand bacteria doesn’t get in the pot of gel.

  • Reply
    Echo
    April 22, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Hi do you need to use a face wash first or can i immediately put it on also can i cut out the cinnamon oil or will it not work, if so is there a substitute i quite dislike cinnamon

    Thanks

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 9, 2018 at 8:29 am

      Hi Echo, Yes, this acne gel is recommended to use on the cleansed face. You can substitute cinnamon oil with nutmeg oil because both are good for removing acne.

  • Reply
    Cecilia
    May 19, 2018 at 2:03 am

    por el aloe vera ¿puedo usar conservante en este gel?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      May 22, 2018 at 1:19 pm

      No es necesario si no está usando gel de aloe vera fresco. Si desea conservar este gel durante más de 6 meses, puede agregar conservantes no tóxicos.

  • Reply
    Prerna
    June 6, 2018 at 7:05 am

    Hi Mamta,
    Can we use Vitamin E oil in place of cinnamon?

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 4, 2018 at 11:25 am

      Hi Prerna,
      You can skip the cinnamon essential oil and be free to add vitamin E oil if you want.

  • Reply
    Lyn
    June 12, 2018 at 1:30 am

    When I used This my face started burning immediately…is this normal ???

    • Reply
      Mamta
      July 4, 2018 at 11:18 am

      Hi Lyn,
      This burning might be happening due to cinnamon essential oil. If this happens for more than 1 minute then mix more aloe vera gel into it.

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