The most green thing you can do for your beauty regime is to make your own face and body oil. It is so incredibly easy and fun to do, and will save money, energy, and trees (no packaging!).
When it comes to adult acne, forget about the chemical-laden stuff you see on the drugstore shelves that will often cause more flare-ups and try this all-natural skin soother instead.
Gorgeously Green Oil for Oily/Acne-Prone Skin
Jojoba oil (for the base)
Saint-John’s wort essential oil
Black cumin seed essential oil
Lavender and geranium essential oils
Fill the bottles almost up to the top with the base oil, then add 1 teaspoon of Saint-John’s wort oil and 1 teaspoon of black cumin seed oil. Finally, add 10-15 drops of lavender and geranium.
Note: Make sure all the oils you buy are 100 percent organic. Aromatherapy is often a buzzword for preparations that are synthetic and full of chemicals, so be extra careful to check you’ve got the real thing.
Adapted from Gorgeously Green: 8 Simple Steps to an Earth-Friendly Life by Sophie Uliano (Collins Living, 2008).