My Favorite Essential Oil-Infused Skin Care RecipesDecember 18, 2018 BY Rochelle Clark
The weather is changing again and as it does, skin irritation and dryness begins to pop up. Over the years, I have discovered just how helpful essential oils can be to managing skin care health.
So many women have expressed to me how important natural skin care is to them.
Trying to find high quality, natural essential oil-based products at the drugstore is like trying to find a needle in a haystack.
For me, the exploration of essential oils has led me to multiple nourishing, cleansing, and lovely recipes for essential oil blends.
If you want to make the switch to natural skincare, the following recipes might nudge you in that direction. Here are just a few of my favorites.
My Soothing Support for Irritated Skin Blend
3 drops rosemary
3 drops German chamomile
6 drops geranium
3 drops helichrysum
3 drops lavender
These few essential oils are ideal for sensitive and irritated skin. I particularly like this blend for the evenings.
Moisturizing Serum Essential Oil Blend
7 drops sandalwood
5 drops myrrh
5 drops ylang ylang
5 drops palmarosa
8-10 drops tangerine
For both recipes above, follow these basic instructions to achieve the perfect blend:
Add drops to a 5 ml bottle. Fill the bottle with jojoba, fractionated coconut oil, or your favorite high-quality carrier oil.
Melt coconut oil in double broiler method over low heat. Do not bring to boil or let the oil get hot. Remove from stove top as soon as coconut oil is melted. Pour into 2 oz container(s). Add 15-20 drops of your essential oil mixture and stir. Let sit until hardened. You may pop in the freezer or refrigerator to speed up the process.
(You may also experiment and have some fun. Try adding small amounts of cocoa butter, shea butter or your favorite moisturizing butter for something a little heavier.)
These blends can be used in very small amounts to create your new favorite “high quality” moisturizer with no toxic chemicals added. You may also use as a stand-alone moisturizer.
Mature Skin Serum Recipe
12 drops frankincense
19 drops clary sage
19 drops geranium
5 drops myrrh
Add to 15-30 ml bottle and fill with coconut oil. Use 2-3 drops with your favorite “high quality” moisturizer.
I love this recipe for aging skin. It is a great way to nourish your skin and ensure that you look and feel your best as you age.
Points to Consider Before You Try These Recipes
My recipes for essential oil blends are only successful because of the quality of the essential oils that I use. If you use poor quality essential oils you likely won’t achieve the results you are after. Your skin care products also play an important role in the quality output of your essential oil blends.
This is especially true of your skin care products. There are countless toxic ingredients in standard skin care products. I outline 6 of the most common toxic ingredients in my blog post 6 Toxic Skincare Ingredients to Avoid for a Healthy Lymph System. Be sure to avoid products that contain those ingredients when experimenting with your recipes for essential oil blends.
I would also say, be sure to test each recipe before using them liberally. Each skin type is unique, so be sure to consider your skin’s condition as you use them.
I truly hope these essential oil blends motivate you to explore these natural, organic, nourishing oils for your health. And if you would like to learn more about my favorite skin care products and essential oils please contact me via my contact page.