Homemade organic facial oil – how to make it in your own home
In this post, I’m bringing you a recipe for a homemade 100% organic facial oil. The total cost of this 20ml facial oil is just under £2.00 (based on the cost of the cheapest sizes of each product) which is amazing value for money, isn’t it? As I said in my previous post on why you should choose organic skincare, organic skincare really is affordable and within everyone’s reach.
This facial oil can be used as an overnight treatment or during the day as your regular moisturiser. It works beautifully as a base for your foundation, resulting in a smooth coverage. You could also mix some of the oil (and any other facial oil, for that matter!) with your foundation which is an amazing trick I’ve picked up from a very well-known make-up artist and YouTube beauty vlogger. Mixing the two together will give you a wonderful smooth finish to your foundation, so no more of that awful ‘caked-up’ feeling on your face! Now you’re looking FABULOUS and ready for the day ahead! Such a small thing but I’m telling you – it makes such a big difference to how you feel in the morning. If you’re a tired Mama and have absolutely no time for any skincare or make-up routine, you literally need less than a minute to mix the oil with your foundation, then to apply your mascara and that’s all you really need to feel so much better! Try it today and let me know how that’s made you feel!
Before we move onto the recipe, here just a few words on what each ingredient does for your skin:
Sweet almond oil
Sweet almond oil contains a wide range of vitamins which play an important role in skin healing – namely Vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, D and E. It is a mild and hypoallergenic oil, well tolerated by all skin types which is why it makes a popular choice in a wide range of products. It is especially suitable in the treatment of burns, and dry and irritated skin.
Jojoba oil has a chemical structure very similar to human sebum which means it’s an excellent match for the oil secreted by human skin and is good at mimicking skin collagen. It has a high content of Vitamin E so has anti-oxidant properties, as well as Vitamin B (B1, B2 and B6) which promote cell production.
Apricot kernel oil
Apricot kernel oil is known for its rejuvenating and protectant qualities for the skin. It is suitable for all skin types, and is particularly beneficial for dry and inflamed skin conditions, such as eczema, as well as mature skin. It is a ‘light’ and easily absorbed oil, making it ideal for face products. Apricot kernel oil is naturally rich in vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, B17 and E. Of all plant-based oils, it has the highest concentration of vitamin B17 which has been attributed with anti-carcinogenic properties.
Ylang Ylang essential oil – it has a balancing action on skin. (Best to avoid in first trimester of pregnancy)
Geranium essential oil – it’s a balancing oil that works to balance the production of sebum (Do not use in pregnancy)
Sweet orange essential oil – commonly used to soothe nerves and lift the spirit, whilst helping to provide a calming effect on the body. (Best to avoid in first trimester of pregnancy)
Homemade organic ultra-silky facial oil
Shelf life: 12 months
Suitable for: all skin types
What you need:
- 10ml (2 tbsp) organic sweet almond oil
- 5ml (1 tbsp) organic jojoba oil
- 5ml (1 tbsp) organic apricot kernel oil
- 4 drops of organic ylang ylang essential oil*
- 2 drops of organic rose geranium essential oil*
- 1 drop of organic sweet orange essential oil*
*Essential oils are highly concentrated so never use more than 2 drops per 5ml carrier oil. You should also do a patch test for any new essential oils before you use them, as well as check the safety information as some essential oils are not recommended for use when pregnant or breastfeeding.
- 20ml pipette bottle
- glass jug
- glass mixing rod/ metal spoon
- metal measuring spoons
- Stir your carrier oils thoroughly to blend with the essentials oils.
- Transfer into the pipette bottle.
- To use, simply warm up a few drops (which is plenty!) between your fingers and gently massage into your skin. Wipe off any excess after about half an hour by pressing a clean tissue to the face.
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Recipe adapted from: Star Khechara ‘The Holistic Beauty Book’
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