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Hi, I've just bought a load of oils to help with some red marks / damaged skin (emu, tea tree, manuka, aloe vera, jojoba,) and I was wandering how I should mix them and which ones to use together or whether they should all be mixed.

I know nothing about 'carrier' oils' or what oils do what or how they should be mixed. I need a fast reply so any help would be greatly appreciated. ;)

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Hi, I've just bought a load of oils to help with some red marks / damaged skin (emu, tea tree, manuka, aloe vera, jojoba,) and I was wandering how I should mix them and which ones to use together or whether they should all be mixed.

I know nothing about 'carrier' oils' or what oils do what or how they should be mixed. I need a fast reply so any help would be greatly appreciated. ;)

Wow, you went on a shopping spree I see. ;D You don't actually need all of them, as some of the oils there perform the same job.

Emu and jojoba are carrier oils, which means that they penetrate deep into the skin. So mixed with another oil, it carries the other oil deeper too. Both are moisturizing, but emu is supposedly more so.

Many people use aloe vera as carrier, although I don't know how good it is at penetrating the skin. It's also not moisturizing.

Tea tree and manuka have anti-bacterial properties. A research shows that tea tree oil in 5% concentration is almost as effective as 5% BP in battling acne. there aren't any researches about manuka and acne that I know of, but manuka has 33 times stronger antibacterial properties and is less irritating.

What you do is dilute tea tree oil or manuka into 5% concentration with any one of the carriers. You could also use TTO/manuka 100% for spot treatment, although 100% TTO might be too harsh & turn areas around the spot-treated acne red.

Good luck! :D

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Thanks a lot, that was really helpful. Today, I used all of them together and it really helped! It took a lot of redness around 'former' pimples away and seems to be healing rapidly.

Is there any real problem with using them all together? Presumably they all just do their individual jobs and help skin in their own way, unless they cancel each other out or something?

Also, would it be a good idea to leave out TTO if I'm not using it on active acne as it might irritate the area of skin further, or is it only like that if it's not dilluted?

Thanks again.

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Sounds like you're experimenting nicely and getting some good results. :) I only have and use emu oil. Wait, I also have hyaluronic serum and squalane. They're both very moisturizing. I do tend to mix them all up together, or even a drop of one with vaseline and then apply at bedtime. The next day: beautiful glowing skin that people actually remark about.

I do not know much about all those oils but your experimentation and research will help you learn how to best use them for you. Mixing is fine unless you notice decreased effectiveness. It's all so very individual. :D

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Thanks a lot, that was really helpful. Today, I used all of them together and it really helped! It took a lot of redness around 'former' pimples away and seems to be healing rapidly.

Is there any real problem with using them all together? Presumably they all just do their individual jobs and help skin in their own way, unless they cancel each other out or something?

Also, would it be a good idea to leave out TTO if I'm not using it on active acne as it might irritate the area of skin further, or is it only like that if it's not dilluted?

Thanks again.

Glad it's working for you!

I don't think there's any problem with mixing them all together. I just like to keep it simple so if anything goes wrong, I know what to blame it on :D I'd advise you to try them one by one to make sure none of them have any bad effect on your skin. but it seems like mixing them all up work, so why change it? And TTO is not irritating if sufficiently diluted.

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