I typically strive to be minimalist in most aspects of my life. This is particularly true of my beauty supplies. I don’t use an assortment of creams, make up, lotions, powders, gels, or anything else. I don’t even use any kind of soap on my face.
With summer here though, I’ve noticed the sun has really been drying out my skin. I thought I better whip up a quick, simple, and natural facial oil to use as a moisturizer. Here is the customizable recipe for simple, homemade facial oil. Also, I’ve included some common ingredients and their uses so you can determine the best combination for your skin.
I’ve read varying recipes from different blogs, but I wanted this to be quick and simple, so I just looked through my closet and used what I had on hand already. The recipe is extremely versatile and can be customized to your skin or what you already have in your house as well.
Simple Facial Oil
secondary oil (optional)
essential oil (use one or a combination)
Fill container most of the way full with the carrier oil.
Fill the rest of the way with the secondary oil.
Add 5-10 drops of essential oil (you should be able to smell it, but not have it be overpowering).
To use, pour a few drops onto fingertips and gently massage into skin.
Shake before each use.
Different oils are better for different skin, and this is where the customization comes in. Some common oils and their uses are:
-grapeseed oil for normal, oily, acne prone, or sensitive skin
-sweet almond oil for all skin types, but takes a little longer to absorb
-jojoba oil for all skin types
-olive oil for dry skin, but really takes longer to absorb
-avocado oil for dry or aging skin
These oils are all excellent for any skin type. They’re extra nourishing, but can also be extra-pricey. Thankfully it’s just a small ratio.
-vitamin E oil
-carrot seed oil
-rosehip seed oil
-lavender for acne prone, dry, oily, chapped, or normal skin and scars
-rose for combination, acne prone, aging, dry, oily, or sensitive skin and large pores
-patchouli for oily, aging, or chapped skin and eczema
-peppermint for oily skin and blackheads or puffiness
-chamomile for acne prone or sensitive and puffiness or eczema
-lemongrass for blackheads and large pores
I use grapeseed oil and vitamin E oil with lavender and lemongrass essential oils. Have fun experimenting for yourself.
If you can’t find them in store, many of these ingredients can be purchased at Essential 7.
Do you have any handmade beauty items? What do you use for moisturizer?
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