Age spots (liver spots)

woman treating skin

Age spots, also called liver spots and solar lentigines, are flat gray, brown or black spots. They vary in size and usually appear on the face, hands, shoulders and arms — areas most exposed to the sun. Though age spots are very common in adults older than age 40, they can affect younger people as well.

True age spots are harmless and don’t need treatment, but they can look like cancerous growths. Age spots can be lightened with essential oils or in some cases removed. However, preventing age spots — by avoiding the sun and using sunscreen — may be the easiest way to maintain your skin’s youthful appearance and to avoid these dark skin spots. (


Suggested Oils to Use

Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Helichrysum, Lavender, Lemon, Myrrh, Peppermint, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang

Also consider: Roman Chamomile

Suggested Ways to use

Apply topically daily equal parts of Frankincense, Lavender, and Myrrh mixed with Extra Virgin Coconut Oil.


Add a drop of Lavender, Jasmine, Geranium, and Frankincense essential oils to your lotion and apply topically daily.