I don’t know about you, but I love easy DIY projects. So, when I found out that I could make my own skincare products using essential oils I cannot tell you how excited I was!
Now, once a month I host a group of women in my home and we make products that focus on specific areas of need, whether it’s face care, foot care, home cleaning products, seasonal products, etc. We’ve made a lot of products over the years using essential oils and other organic products and we have a blast doing it together.
I want to share with you my four favorite essential oil recipes that your face will love.
We do not take care of our faces as well as we should. Did you know the average woman applies over 300 chemicals to her body every day? The majority of those chemicals go on the face most of them probably contain toxins and are not good for us. Just look up the ingredients on the products you use every day.
Essential oils have so many health benefits and skincare is just one of them. Your face will love the benefits and you won’t be breaking the bank by using them in place of the expensive department store cosmetics.
Two of the best skin oils are Lavender and Frankincense so all of the recipes below contain those two oils. You can add other skin oils to the recipes if you wish because there are several skin loving oils.
We should start and end each day by washing our face. This was something that I skipped the majority of my life. My face only got washed when I showered in the mornings. If I had only listened to my mother — sometimes moms are right.
In a foaming soap pump (I purchased mine on Amazon) add 7 drops of Lavender and 7 drops of Frankincense essential oils. You can also add about 3 drops of Lemon essential oil (Lemon is great for skincare, but use with caution because citrus oils are photosensitive and can cause your skin to burn with sun exposure. I am fair skinned so I do not use Lemon oil on my face.) Next add unscented liquid Castile soap (Amazon, Target or Walmart) to half of the soap pump and fill the remainder of the pump with water.
Using a toner on your face is also so very important. You may think you’re getting all the dirt and grime off your face by washing it, but I challenge you to run a cotton pad with toner on it over your face. I promise that cotton pad will pull off additional grime from your face. So, this is definitely a step that doesn’t need to be skipped in your daily regime.
To make your own, simply add 10 drops each of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils to your bottle (I found this cute bottle at Michael’s for $1.99), fill bottle 1/4 of the way with apple cider vinegar, 1/4 witch hazel and top off with water. Again, you can add other essential oils to this such as Tea Tree, Geranium or Rose.
This face serum is my favorite thing to put on my face! It was the first DIY I made for myself after I received my Premium Starter Kit. I have extra dry skin so my face absolutely loves it. I apply it to my face after I wash it in the evenings in place of a moisturizer. If your face doesn’t soak up the oil as much as mine does, you can dab it off with a cloth.
Simply add 10 drops each of Lavender and Frankincense to a dropper bottle (Amazon or Whole Foods) and top off with a carrier oil of your choice. I like coconut oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, apricot oil, or rosehip oil. Any will work because each of those carriers is good for your skin. Again, feel free to add additional essential oils such as Tea Tree, Geranium, Rose or Lemon. There are so many terrific oils for your face, but lavender and Frankincense will do wonders by themselves.
Stop overpaying for makeup remover wipes! You can easily make your own.
Simply add 5 drops each of Lavender and Frankincense essential oils, 3-4 TBLSP of coconut oil and about 3 drops of Vitamin E oil (optional) to a small mason jar. Next fill the jar with round cotton pads, close lid tightly and turn upside down for a few hours so liquid can absorb into the cotton pads. You can add additional coconut oil, if needed. See…so simple! And, so good for your skin!
Not sure how to get started using essential oils? You can learn more from my previous blog post here.
I am happy to help you get started on your journey using essential oils and will help educate you and hold your hand every step of the way. Essential oils are easy to use, but can seem overwhelming in the beginning.
If you are local to the Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas area and would like to attend one of my monthly make-and-takes, I would love to have you join us. Simply reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you details.
Live healthy, my friends, and remember that age is just a number.