DIY Natural Acne Spot Treatment (The Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand Dupe)
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Learn how to make a DIY natural acne spot treatment that's a dupe for The Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand acne treatment.  This is an easy recipe with cinnamon infused witch hazel, jojoba oil, and essential oils.  Use it as a spot treatment for acne to promote healing.

No matter what age you are, acne sucks.  I'm thankful that I haven't had a huge problem with it, even during my teen years.  When I do get a blemish, I use a spot treatment and it goes away in a few days.

As of last month, I now have three teenagers in the house.  They are lucky in that Mom has an endless supply of cleansers and treatments, but I wanted an alternative to salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide.  



Salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide acne treatments have their place, but both can be drying.  If you use them daily or nearly every day, you might get some dry patches.  

I've made other acne treatment recipes, but nothing like this DIY natural acne spot treatment.  It has an infused witch hazel, jojoba oil, and essential oils that promote clearer skin without drying out your skin.

DIY Natural Acne Spot Treatment (The Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand Dupe)


A few months ago, the acne fairy visited.  We tried the usual charcoal face masks and spot treatments.  Like I said, spot treatments can cause dry skin.  I wanted to make something different for acne.

I knew that I wanted to use tea tree oil because I've had good luck using that for acne.  I also knew that I wanted something more than just a carrier oil and essential oil.

Everyone online was talking about The Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand.  Looking at the ingredients, it looked amazing, but it's not cheap.

It's a spot treatment, so you don't use a lot, which helps the price.  But I also had all of the ingredients in my supply stash.

So I decided to make my own DIY natural acne spot treatment that's a Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand dupe.



Cinnamon Infused Witch Hazel


Cinnamon is excellent for acne, but I don't like to use the essential oil on my face.  It's a hot essential, so it can cause a burning sensation when you use it topically.

Your facial skin is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body, so it's more prone to the warmth of cinnamon.

To get the benefits of cinnamon without using the essential oil, we will make a cinnamon infused witch hazel for this DIY natural acne spot treatment recipe.

Cinnamon is naturally antimicrobial, and it can kill several types of bacteria as well as some fungi.  Bacteria and/or fungi on your skin can clog pores and cause blemishes. 

Cinnamon also works as an astringent to temporarily shrink pores.  When your pores are smaller, your skin looks smoother and your skin is more even.

Witch hazel is an inexpensive skin care product that I use often.  I use it for toners to use daily after cleansing.  

It's naturally anti-inflammatory, which can help reduce the size of blemishes and acne.  

Like cinnamon, witch hazel is also an astringent.  It can help naturally shrink pores.  

Thanks to its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, some research suggests that witch hazel could be useful in the treatment of acne.



How to Infuse Cinnamon and Witch Hazel


Although you could probably just use witch hazel in this DIY natural acne spot treatment, infusing it with cinnamon gives it more benefits for your skin.

Infusing witch hazel with an herb, or in this case a spice, is easy.  Simply grab a 4 ounce mason jar.   Break some cinnamon sticks and place them in the bottom.  I used two cinnamon sticks.

Then cover with witch hazel and place a lid on the jar.  Let sit for two weeks to infuse.  Then remove the cinnamon sticks and compost them or discard them. 



You now have cinnamon infused witch hazel.  You'll end up with two to three ounces if you used a 4-ounce jar, so you'll have enough to make this recipe two or three times.

Jojoba Oil


I used jojoba oil because the essential oils have to be diluted before they are applied to your skin.  There's some confusing about essential oils dissolving in witch hazel.

Witch hazel is water based, so it will properly dilute essential oils.  Some commercial witch hazel brands do contain up to 30 percent alcohol, but I don't like to use a brand with alcohol on my face.

I will use witch hazel to dilute oils for non-body use (e.g. a room spray) because the oils won't be touching your skin and there's no worry about skin irritation.

However, for a DIY natural acne spot treatment or other recipe for the skin, I do not want to use just witch hazel to dilute the oils.

I don't know how much witch hazel and how much jojoba oil are in the Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand.  I just know that the ingredients are (in descending order):

  • Cinnamon infused witch hazel
  • Tea Tree Oil
  • Jojoba oil
  • Lavender essential oil
  • Spearmint essential oil
Based on that, I know that my Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand is not an exact dupe.  



However, I am not comfortable using more of an essential oil than I do an essential oil because it's not diluted enough.  

I used what is probably more jojoba oil than they did, but it's what I am comfortable with because I am not a doctor.

I love that they used jojoba oil because it's very similar to the natural oil that your skin produces.  Jojoba is soothing for the skin, moisturizing, and anti-inflammatory.  

Ir's also natural antibacterial, so it can help kill the bacteria that causes acne.

Essential Oils


I used the same essential oils for my DIY natural acne spot treatment recipe:  tea tree oil, lavender essential oil, and spearmint essential oil.



Tea tree essential oil is probably the most well known essential oil for acne.  It naturally kills germs, including the ones that can cause acne.

Lavender is a gentle essential oil, and it's great for most skin types.  It's naturally anti-inflammatory, and it is a natural antiseptic that can kill germs.

Spearmint essential oil is similar to peppermint, but it's milder.  It has anti-oxidant properties, and it also naturally kills germs and reduces inflammation.

I used a 1 percent dilution for this DIY natural acne spot treatment.  I usually don't go higher than 0.5 percent for the face, but this is a spot treatment and not used all over the face or for long periods of time.

Containers


I used 2 ounce dropper bottle.  If I had empty wand tubes, I would have used those to make dispersing it easier.  

These wand tubes are 10 ml, so you would add 5 ml each of the witch hazel and jojoba oil and then use only 2 drops total of essential oils.  You could create a blend in an empty bottle or just use 1 drop of tea tree oil and 1 drop of spearmint or lavender.

DIY Natural Acne Spot Treatment Ingredients



Tools and Supplies


Directions


Step #1


Combine all ingredients in a 2 ounce bottle.  Shake gently to combine.  



Step #2


The witch hazel and jojoba oil will separate, so you will need to shake it before applying.  Place a drop or two directly on blemishes two or three times a day.

Do not use all over the face.

Need more DIY recipes for acne?  Try one of these:

skin care, acne, diy, natural, essential oils
Yield: 2 ounces
Author: Cari @ Everything Pretty
Estimated cost: $5

DIY Natural Acne Spot Treatment (The Dirty Lamb Tea Tree Wand Dupe)

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How to make a natural spot treatment for acne with cinnamon infused witch hazel and essential oils.

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  1. Combine all ingredients in a 2 ounce bottle. Shake gently to combine.
  2. The witch hazel and jojoba oil will separate, so you will need to shake it before applying. Place a drop or two directly on blemishes two or three times a day.
  3. Do not use all over the face.
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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, and a goat. She loves coffee, Gilmore Girls, her chihuahua, and her kids, but not in that order.