Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Homemade Facial Oil for All Skin Types

I am newly excited about making my own all-natural body care products. Some of the benefits of making my own products are that they are simple and easy to make, I select the ingredients that I know are good for my well-being, and they are much less expensive than natural products in the store or mail order products. Also, they last so much longer!

In the past, I have tested many facial moisturizers. After trying products for years, I finally found a great company that sources all organic ingredients, makes their products in small batches and is excellent quality. I would spend about $40 for a 2 ounce bottle of moisturizer, plus pay for shipping. I would usually go through about 2 bottles per year. That ends up costing about $90 for facial moisturizer for the year. Last year, I made my own facial oil for about $14. The oil I made was so potent, it literally lasted me an entire year! Here is the one I made last year:

Now that I have run out of oil, I decided to try a new recipe. I just ordered some new, very potent therapeutic grade essential oils that I want to test out and I want to use effective ingredients, but don't want to spend a lot of money.

Here is information on the ingredients I decided to use this time:

Apricot Kernel Oil
  • Affordable
  • Non-greasy
  • Anti-inflammatory properties that can be used to soothe minor skin conditions
  • High in Gamma Linoleic Acid (GLA), which enables your skin to maintain its moisture balance. Also helps tone and firm up your skin
  • Vitamin A and Vitamin E, which slow down the signs of ageing
  • Light, gentle, mild and non-irritating, it can also be used for children and babies
  • Great for all skin types, especially prematurely aged, sensitive, inflamed or dry skin
  • Shelf life of about 1 year, and 2 years if it is refrigerated

Rosehip Seed Oil
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Full of vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids which can correct dark spots and hydrate dry, itchy skin, while reducing scars and fine lines
  • Vitamin C and lycopene, which works to repair the skin's surface, restoring elasticity and protecting against sun and pollution stressors that can lead to wrinkles
  • Promotes wound healing by stimulating tissue regeneration

Lavender Essential Oil
  • Anti-inflammatory and stimulating for the circulatory system
  • Anti-fungal and antiseptic. Reduces scarring and speeds healing
  • Beneficial for treating acne, inhibits bacteria that causes the initial infection
  • Calming and stress relieving properties
Frankincense Essential Oil
  • Anti-inflammatory and antiseptic
  • Astringent quality that reduces the appearance of wrinkles
  • Helps scars and after marks of boils, acne and pox on the skin fade at a much faster rate.
  • Helps eliminate sun spots and generally tones and tightens skin
  • Induces a feelings of peace, relaxation, satisfaction and spirituality. It lowers anxiety, anger and stress.
Here is a recipe for an all natural facial oil I just made for myself. The essential oils I am using are very potent, so I am not using a lot.

You need:
  • 2 ounce Dark glass bottle with a pump or a dropper
  • 1 3/4 ounce Apricot kernel oil
  • 1/4 ounce Rosehip seed oil
  • 4 drops Lavender essential oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense essential oil

  1. Pour the apricot kernel oil into a clean dark glass bottle about 3/4 of the way full.
  2. Pour the rosehip seed oil into the bottle, until almost full.
  3. Add the lavender and frankincense oil.
  4. Close the bottle and shake. Enjoy!

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