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DIY Essential Oil Skincare Guide: 3 Recipes for Glowing Skin

DIY Essential Oil Skincare Guide: 3 Recipes for Glowing Skin

Essential oils are a beauty and wellness staple because of their incredible potential for healing 

If you’re like us, you probably have a stash in your bathroom cupboard because of their delicious smell and stress-busting properties. These powerful plant extracts can be used in everything from diffusers to bubble baths to cleaning agents, so it’s no surprise that essential oils are jam packed with health benefits for your complexion, including: 

  • Soothing and calming your skin: Many essential oils—like Lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) and German Chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla)—have anti-inflammatory properties that can reduce redness and irritation. 
  • Protecting your skin from damage: Essential oils like Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens) and Frankincense (Boswellia sacra) contain antioxidants that protect the skin from free radicals, which can damage cells and contribute to signs of aging. 
  • Hydrating and moisturizing your skin: Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis) is rich in fatty acids that hydrate and nourish your skin without leaving it feeling greasy.

 

 

Before incorporating essential oils into your skincare routine, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, it’s important to dilute essential oils because they are so concentrated. You should never apply them directly onto your skin. By mixing them with carrier oils, like Coconut or Almond oil, you can prevent irritation and even burns. Another important consideration is to choose high-quality essential oils from a reputable source to ensure their purity. 

 

 

 

3 recipes for essential oil skincare

 

Essential oil skincare recipe for anti-aging and promoting a youthful glow 

As we age, our skin goes through many changes. One of the most common concerns is the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. While there are many anti-aging skincare products on the market, some people prefer to use natural remedies. Essential oils, like Neroli (Citrus aurantium var. amara), can help to support essential oil skin healing. 

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis
  • 1/2 ounce Rosehip oil (Rosa canina)
  • 10 drops of Neroli essential oil (Citrus aurantium var. amara)
  • 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia sacra)
  • 5 drops of Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens
  • 5 drops Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota)

Directions:

  1. Combine the Jojoba oil and Rosehip oil in a small glass dropper bottle.
  2. Add the Neroli, Frankincense, Geranium, and Carrot Seed essential oils to the dropper bottle. 
  3. Close the bottle and shake well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Use the serum twice a day, morning and night, after cleansing and toning.

 

 

Sooth, regenerate, and repair your skin with this Ylang-ylang based essential oil recipe

If you're looking to repair and nourish your skin, essential oils like Ylang-ylang can be a great addition to your skincare routine. Ylang-ylang essential oil is derived from the flowers of the Cananga tree and is known for its soothing, moisturizing, and regenerative properties.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Jojoba oil (Simmondsia chinensis
  • 1/2 ounce Sweet Almond oil (Prunus dulcis) 
  • 10 drops of Ylang-ylang essential oil (Cananga odorata) 
  • 5 drops of Lavender essential oil (Lavendula angustifolia)
  • 5 drops of Frankincense essential oil (Boswellia sacra)
  • 5 drops of Carrot Seed essential oil (Daucus carota

Directions:

  1. Combine the Jojoba oil and Sweet Almond oil in a small glass dropper bottle.
  2. Add the Ylang-ylang, Lavender, Frankincense, and Carrot Seed essential oils to the dropper bottle.
  3. Close the bottle and shake well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Apply a few drops to your fingertips and gently massage into the skin. Focus on areas that need extra attention, like dry patches or areas with hyperpigmentation. Let it absorb into your skin before moisturizing. 
  5. Use the serum twice a day, morning and night, after cleansing and toning.

 

 

Moisturize your skin with a recipe combining the benefits of essential and carrier oils

Incorporating a carrier oil into your skincare routine can maximize the moisturizing benefits of essential oils. Carrier oils are typically vegetable-based oils that you can use to dilute essential oils before applying them to the skin.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 ounce Sweet almond oil (Prunus dulcis) 
  • 1/2 ounce Avocado oil (Persea americana)
  • 10 drops of Geranium essential oil (Pelargonium graveolens
  • 5 drops of Patchouli essential oil (Pogostemon cablin) 
  • 5 drops of Rose essential oil (Rosa x damascena)
Directions:
  1. Combine the Sweet Almond oil and Avocado oil in a small glass dropper bottle.
  2. Add the Geranium, Patchouli, and Rose essential oils to the dropper bottle.
  3. Close the bottle and shake well to combine the ingredients.
  4. Massage the serum into your skin, especially where it’s dry. 
  5. Apply moisturizer after the serum absorbs into the skin. 
  6. Use the serum twice a day, morning and night, after cleansing and toning.

 

 

Want to skip the DIY? Check out our Evening Body Serum, a transformative remedy for your skincare ritual

We all love a do-it-yourself skincare recipe. But when life gets busy and your calendar is full, sometimes you need a product that’s already loaded with key essential oils to support you and the health of your skin. 

 

 

Our Evening Body Serum offers a moment of serenity in your skincare routine. This sumptuous body oil combines the unique benefits of Palo Santo, Jasmine, Cardamom, and Yuzu to alleviate anxiety, uplift mood, and restore balance to your skin. 

 

 

Unlock the power of essential oils with natural skincare 

Incorporating essential oils into your daily skincare routine has the power to maintain healthy, glowing skin and prevent signs of aging. Whether you’re looking to moisturize, preserve your complexion, or simply treat yourself to some self-care, give one of these skincare recipes a try!

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