People with oily skin frequently worry about adding Essential Oils to the skin, because the last thing they want is more oil. However, Essential Oils are not oily in the way fatty oils are they are volatile plant essences that enrich the skin with their activity, yet do not add to the oil that oily skin produces in excess. A pure Essential Oil, when dropped onto a tissue, will not leave an oily stain, but will evaporate completely over time.
Also, oily skin is frequently caused when skin is under the impression that it is actually too dry and undernourished. In an attempt to protect itself, the skin may then overproduce sebum to combat dryness. Many consumers find that it helps to refrain from using harsh, drying skin care preparations and instead feed and nourish the skin with pure, gentle plant oils. If this does not help, your overly oily skin may simply indicate that changes in diet and lifestyle are needed.