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Essential Oils to Reduce Dark Circles

Lack of sleep, stress exhaustion and frequent sun exposure can cause dark circles around the eye. These dark circles are caused due to hyperpigmentation as well. Hyperpigmentation under the eyes is not very harmful, but it lowers some people’s confidence. You might have even tried every cream and serum to treat your under-eye circles, but often you might have noticed that there is no or little result. You can use essential oils. Essential oils are natural extracts from plants with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and microbial properties that help reduce hyperpigmentation, puffiness, and swelling and make your skin glow. Essential oil, when used under the eyes, tightens the skin around the eyes, reduces the puffiness, and rehydrates it, ultimately clearing under-eye circles. You can mix essential oils with carrier oils or butters like mango butter and make an under eye cream which will offer an all natural remedy to reduce dark under eye circles.



Tea tree oil help in treating dark spots and acne and nourishes the skin. Tea tree oil treats hyperpigmentation and clears uneven patchy skin. Swelling and puffiness are reduced by their anti-inflammatory properties and give the nourishment required around the eyes. Apply some drop mixing with a carrier oil before sleeping.


Frankincense is a good choice for clearing dark under-eye circles. It helps in reducing fine lines, scars and wrinkles. You can take a drop of crucial oil mixed with coconut oil and apply it gently under the eyes. This oil provides proper nourishment to your skin and helps in giving clear and glowing skin.


Chandan has been used for perfumes, incense sticks, face masks etc., for a long time. Hyperpigmentation is lowered by its anti-inflammatory antioxidant and anti-microbial property. It is good oil for reducing dark circles. Take shea butter online and sandalwood oil, mix them and apply under your eye. Use it as an eye cream to help clear the dark circle.


Rose oil provides nourishment and reduces hyperpigmentation. Rose oil helps keep the skin form and hydrates it, which results in glowing and supple skin. This oil treats the skin by making it tight and firm. Applying rose oil under your eyes will help you lighten your dark circles. 


This natural source of vitamin C makes it effective against hyperpigmentation and discolouration, as it brightens, hydrates, and improves skin texture. This essential oil is not applied directly to the skin but after dilution. The lemon essential oil also helps in lightening dark circles. This oil eliminates the lifeless skin and regenerates a new one.

Essential oils are highly concentrated in nature and therefore should always be diluted before applying on skin. You can either use a single oil or use a combination of different essential oils and mix them with carrier oils or butters to make your own DIY under eye cream at home. Use It daily for best results.


The natural extracts of essential oils are what make them widely popular. Essential oil helps minimise pigments in your skin, and continuous use of these oils will help make them gradually fade away. Make sure you buy from a trusted source and do a patch test to check the suitability of the oil on your under-eye of the selected essential oils. For applying under the eyes, always dilute them as they are very concentrated, which can cause burn if applied on sensitive skin. Besides using an essential oil, make sure you do not strain your eyes and take proper rest.