Breakouts: Ways to Keep Acne At Bay

WAIT!!…before you go popping that unsightly zit, we’ve got some solutions to help calm that puppy down, plus help with overall skin balance to prevent and help keep your skin blemish free.

Bacteria lives on our skin.  Add hormones, dead cells, stress and bad diets and a breakout is bound to result.  A consistent routine of cleansing, mild exfoliation and treatment is key - Its easy to get frustrated and want quick results, but be patient and just stick to it!

"A consistent routine of cleansing, mild exfoliation and treatment is key - you just need to stick to it!"

1. Gentle Cleansing & Mild Exfoliation

Rejuvenating Cleanser:

This ultra-gentle cleanser effectively removes pore-clogging impurities, pollutants, make-up, bacteria and excess oil while nourishing and toning the skin. Made with herbs of ginseng and rosemary which are both cleansing and purifying, along with tamanu oil which is proven to eliminate waste from the capillaries.

Exfoliating Creme Cleanser:

A gentle exfoliant that delicately rolls away surface cells, stimulates circulation and moves lymphatic fluids without scratching the surface of the skin. Jojoba beads work to delicately roll away surface cells, stimulate circulation and move lymphatic fluids. Calendula acts as an anti-inflammatory reducing redness, while blood orange, tangerine and ylang ylang, combat sluggishness and revitalize the skin.

2. Hydrosols - Calm Redness and Oil Free Moisturizing

Alcohol-based toners can be really harsh and drying on the skin, which can cause  it  to produce even more oil, further creating irritation. Instead a hydrosol (floral water) is much more gentle, mild, and non-irritating to the skin. Plus, they are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds that promote healthy skin.

Neroli Hydrosol:

Helps reduce redness while acting as an anti-inflammatory offering healing properties from calendula and chamomile extracts.  Use as a moisturizer, toner or facial mist.

Cooling Spray for Mom:  

We created this for post-birth after care but it's an amazing healer for irritated skin. Containing aloe, chamomile and witch hazel hydrosol to combat inflammation and reduce swelling.  Dab affected areas to reduce redness and can serve as a mild exfoliant to unclog pores.

3. Spot Treatments - Target and Attack

Clays and overnight treatments can target oil and bacteria build up, smooth away dead skin cells, along with offering anti-inflammatory action to combat and reduce swelling.

Clarifying Clay Mask:

A gentle balancing mask to clarify, detox and improve complexion.Neem and camu camu extract nourish and stabilize the skin’s oil balance, while rose petals and marshmallow root heal and calm sensitive skin. Use as a spot treatment overnight or face mask for an overall skin detox.

All Heal Salve:

This healing salve is surprisingly good on pimples.  Tea tree oil and comfrey offer anti-bacterial and healing properties.  This ointment is best used as an overnight spot treatment. 

DIY: Raspberry Clarifying Clay Mask

This recipe is adapted from one of our favourite customers recipes that we just had to share!


2 tbsp of Clarifying Clay Mask 

3 fresh or frozen organic raspberries 

1 tbsp of plain yogourt

1 tbsp of Honey 

5 drops of Rosehip Seed Oil 

Optional: 3 drops of your favourite essential oil. For acne we recommend :

Lavender, Rosemary, or Thyme


  1. In a bowl or mortar & pestle combine and macerate raspberries, yogourt and honey.
  2. Add clay mask and rosehip seed oil and essential oils (if using) to the macerated raw ingredients and mix into a paste.
  3. You can add a couple of drops of purified water if you prefer the consistency to be less pasty.
  4. This blend will store nicely for future use for two weeks in a tightly sealed container in the fridge.
  5. To use, combine 1 tbsp of clay mask to damp skin.
  6. Allow to sit for 10-15 minutes 
  7. Rinse with warm and then cold water.