Months ago I shared my recipe for beard oil, but I never did get around to share my super secret DIY face oil!! I love making my own products, and experimenting with how different oils feel and work. This version has a TON of ingredients, but I love it. My skin seems firmer from using it and it hydrates nicely. If I need to, I will mix a little body butter + the oil in the palm of my hand to provide a bit more protection and hydration. I loosely based my version on the Marie Veronique face oil. When I started down the more natural route, I received a sample of the Marie Veronique Organics face oil, and loved it. I bought a bottle, but once I ventured into making my own products, I thought I can make something like this for a fraction of the cost. So, I did!! Of course, it’s not exactly the same product, but I’m happy with how it makes my skin feel and I don’t have to shell out $75 a bottle.
The beauty of face oil is that is so customizable & EASY!! You can add more or less of any of the oils to get it just to your liking…well, expect for a few you SHOULD NOT add too much of as I note below. If you are new to working with some of these oils, I highly recommend you rub a little between your fingers and/or on the back of your hand to get an idea of the consistency, heaviness, and the way it absorbs. DON’T touch the essential oils in raw form, only the carrier oils!! The other great advantage of making your own is you can buy all organic oils, so you know exactly what you are putting on your face.
- 10 ml joboba oil + 5 ml (15 total)
- 5 ml rosehip oil (no more than this amount)**
- 5 ml sunflower oil
- 5 ml apricot kernel oil
- ½ teaspoon argan oil
- ¼ teaspoon pomegranate seed oil
- ⅛ teaspoon tamanu (no more than ¼ teaspoon)**
- ⅛ teaspoon sea buckthorn oil (no more than this amount)**
- 4 drops carrot seed oil
- 5-8 drops rose essential oil
Measure out the above EXCEPT for the essential oils & 5 ml joboba into a pourable container. I use this handy-dandy measuring cup, it works perfectly. Once all the oils are measured, pour into a clean glass bottle. I just pour it straight in but you could also use a small funnel if you are not steady handed. Next pour 5 ml joboba into your measuring container and swirl to pick up some of the heavier oils left-over, add to dropper bottle. Next drop essential oils (carrot & rose) straight into the bottle, screw on top, shake, smell and a few more drops of rose if you want. I don’t like my facial oil to be very smelly.
Shake before each use. Best applied right after washing face, to slightly damp skin. I like to use the Rose Hydrosol from Mountain Rose before application. This oil should only be applied to cleaned skin.
**Rosehip oil is great but too much of it will turn your skin orange, so make sure it is diluted.
**Sea Buckthorn oil is staining, it will also dye your skin orange, more so than rosehip oil. Very small dosages of this, it’s a very heavy and rich oil.
**Tamanu while this is green/brown in color, I don’t think it will dye your skin, but it’s another heavy/rich oil, with a distinctive smell. Too much will overwhelm the rose scent, and other oils.
I realize my version is a lot of oils to buy. I don’t want you to be completely put off trying your own, because you don’t want to make the investment, or it seems too complicated. Start with just a few oils and move on from there. Try Crunchy Betty’s 3 ingredient recipe if my version is too much, I used her recipe my first time making facial oil. Also, be warned once you start in on DIY beauty products you may get addicted 🙂 This is my ingredients cart
If you have any questions please ask away! I love making my own products and talking about it!! Have you tried making beauty products before?
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