My daughter loves facial oils. She has really dry skin on her face so we have tried several different brands and varieties. I have to say, some of them can be quite pricey. Which is disappointing when they don’t work, she doesn’t like the smell or feel. So, what is the best way to fix this?
Make your own of course! As a 17 year old girl, there are times it can take some persuading to let mom make it for you versus going to Ulta and buying the latest and greatest out there! But in my opinion, making your own is the way to go. Not only for cost effectiveness but you get to control what goes into the product. You can choose how it’s going to smell based on the ingredients you use. You get to decide what your skin needs most and choose the base carrier to best suite those needs. You can leave out any of the ingredients you can’t pronounce and don’t want to put onto your skin. And another great benefit, it’s easy!
So let’s dig into it shall we? What are you going to need?
a container – preferably a dark colored container and glass, however, plastic is ok if that is what you have – don’t spend the extra money to go get a glass bottle.
a carrier oil
essential oils of choice
Let’s talk carrier oils that are best for this particular product.
Jojoba Oil – this oil is the one that closely matches the natural oil produced by our skin
Rosehip Seed Oil – non-greasy, moisturizing, rich in antioxidants
Argan Oil – sometimes referred to as “liquid gold” it’s a natural anti-aging remedy, rich in both antioxidants and Vitamin E
Avocado Oil – highly penetrating, deeply nourishing and skin softening
Pomegranate Seed Oil – great choice for mature, aging skin – studies have shown it can promote regeneration of the epidermis
Red Raspberry Seed Oil – has vital nutrients that can energize your skin and give it a radiant glow
So that is a few of the ones that I would recommend for facial oils. It’s by no means an end all, be all list! There are so many more carriers out there, so feel free to do further research if none of the ones listed here catches your eye. I don’t recommend using fractionated coconut oil for your face as it can cause your pores to clog. You can choose just one carrier or you can make a blend of oils to suite your needs.
Next let’s talk about some of the best essential oils to add to your facial blend. Again, as with the carriers list, this is just going to be a few options for you to choose from. There are hundreds of oils out there for you to pick from. One suggestion I would have is to use what you have if you are doing this for a first time and from a cost effective standpoint. Don’t run out and buy a bunch of oils just because they are suggested here. If you have Lavender on hand (because, who doesn’t?), use that with a carrier. I’d rather you spent money buying a good carrier oil than a bunch of different essential oils. The carrier is going to be what’s vital as your base here rather than what essential oils you put into the blend. I mean, if we are being honest here – you could use ONLY the carrier as your facial oil!
Essential Oils to consider:
Carrot Seed Oil – this oil can help your skin rejuvenate and repair itself from the inside out, it’s nourishing for irritated, sensitive or mature skin
Lavender – one of the most loved essential oils out there, it can encourage skin healing and promote radiance
Myrrh – this oil goes back to Biblical times and is a powerhouse; it can assist with calming redness, has deeply skin healing properties, helps your skin glow from within
Frankincense – another oil that has been used for centuries, can protect the skin and aid in inflammation, healing for areas with scars and overall skin health
German Chamomile – powerful “cooling” oil to promote skin healing
Sandalwood – another oil that has been used for centuries, it has anti fungal properties and is deeply nourishing and healing
Patchouli – very skin nourishing, great for eczema prone skin and dry skin
Geranium – can help to balance the production of the skins natural sebum, can help in restoring vitality to your skin
Rose Absolute – deeply skin nourishing and can promote rejuvenation, radiance, and healing (you need a VERY small amount of this oil in your blend)
Ylang Ylang – a beautiful moisturizing oil and a very relaxing oil (recommended is 1-2 drops per 1ounce of carrier so it doesn’t overwhelm your blend)
Tea Tree – great anti-inflammatory oil, aids in support of acne, gentle enough for sensitive skin
A few of these recommended carriers and essential oils are available through my shop as well as companies that I am an affiliate for, as well as a customer myself. Starwest Botanicals and Rocky Mountain Oils
Let’s make a blend!
You are going to want to keep your dilution to 1%. So that means for every 1 ounce of carrier you can use 5 – 6 drops of essential oil. This is the safest dilution for daily use on your delicate facial skin. I also recommend being cautious when using your blend around your eyes if you do in fact add essential oils to your carrier/carriers of choice. If you have used the essential oil on your face before and had no reaction, it may not effect you. However, sometimes the thin skin around your eyes can be extra sensitive and reactive to different essential oils.
Once you decide upon which carrier you are going to use, you can add it directly into your container or you can mix in a glass bowl/jar and then transfer. It’s up to you and whatever you find easier. I do recommend that you write down your recipe so that you can make it again if you really like it or tweak it if you aren’t crazy about the combination.
Once you pick your carrier and determine the amount you need (1 ounce, 2 ounce, etc) then you can decide the essential oils you need and how much of each, or how much of just the one you chose. If you are using a 2 ounce container you will bump your drops up to 10-12. So if you are using multiple essential oils, you can determine the ratio of each based on your scent preference, what you want to achieve with the blend, etc. Cap it and shake it well to incorporate the essential oils into the carrier. Keep it a cool place away from direct sunlight for longer shelf life.
Enjoy! Until next time, Much AromaLove <3
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