Even though essential oils were used in ancient skincare routines they have recently been rediscovered by healthcare practitioners and skincare experts. And while you might think of several MLMs when you hear essential oils, at Truth By Nature we only use the tried and true classics of essential oils in our skincare products! 

We have also picked the essential oils we use for very particular reasons such as soothing inflammation, healing acne, fading scars, and cleansing while moisturising.

Our scented products are fragranced using pure essentials oils, which means you can experience full aromatic bliss without the stress of skin irritating perfumes! 

What are Essential Oils?

Essential oils are simply the extract from plants like flowers and herbs, some are used in aromatherapy, others have properties that can help target various skin concerns. 

You should be cautious when using essential oils however, as some can cause skin irritation. Dr. Rachel Nazarian of Schweiger Dermatology Group says it is important to use products that have diluted essential oils in a carrier oil such as argan oil, grape seed oil, or jojoba oil – all of which Truth By Nature use as carrier oils in our products, as well as jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, rice bran oil, and cocoa butter. 

What Essential Oils are Good for Skincare?

It depends on what you are wanting to achieve with your products. Here is a list of essential oils used in Truth By Nature products and the benefits they can have.

Lavender Oil:

Lavender oil is widely used to help with sleep and relaxation but it can also help balance your skin’s moisture levels. Lavender oil is also anti-inflammatory and can reduce redness while naturally hydrating dry skin without leaving it greasy.


Rosemary oil is another hydrating oil which can also control oil production in your skin. It is also antibacterial so it can help keep acne away. Its antiseptic properties are super helpful for irritating skin conditions like eczema.


Peppermint oil cleanses your skin with its antiseptic and antibacterial properties. It also has a cooling effect which soothes irritation and inflammation due to acne, eczema, or other inflammatory skin conditions.


Cedarwood oil is fantastic at treating acne thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, just like many of the other oils we’ve mentioned. It’s also great for treating other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis, while also reducing the appearance of scars.

Lemon Myrtle:

Lemon Myrtle doesn’t just taste great, it’s also fantastic for both mature or oily skin types as it works as an astringent to help tighten pores and reduce irritations, while also treating acne.

Tea Tree:

Anyone who has suffered acne will know tea tree oil well, it can calm redness, swelling, and inflammation. It also helps reduce acne scars from previous breakouts.


Frankincense has surprising benefits like the ability to strengthen skin and improve its tone, increase elasticity, and fight against bacteria and acne. Studies have shown it’s also anti-inflammatory and has “tissue remodeling” properties as well.


Jojoba oil is used in many Truth By Nature products and is well known for its ability to repair the top layer of skin has been noted for repairing the top layer of skin, thanks to its high levels of fatty acids. It’s also a lightweight oil so a great choice for those with oily skin.