With wedding season and spring and summer festivities coming up, now is the perfect time for a healthy facial moisturizer. After the harsh winter, I decided to find a fabulous facial moisturizer using essential oils. Hydrated and glowing skin is something every girl wants! And even better yet, this recipe is super quick and easy.
I have really sensitive skin and a lot of skin allergies, so finding a facial moisturizer has been quite difficult. In the past few years, I have been experimenting with essential oils to make my own personal care products. This way, I can steer clean of store bought products with chemicals.
Why Essential Oils
So, you might be thinking, who wants to put OIL on their skin? That is a fair question, especially if you are someone with naturally oily skin. However, oil is good for your skin and essential oils can help cut down on the excess of oils your skin is producing.
One way is finding the right carrier oil for your skin type. The two most popular are Argan Oil & Jojoba Oil. However, you can use rose hip, avocado oil, macadamia nut, apricot kernel, sesame, sweet almond, and hemp seed oil too.
You can see, I chose Sweet Almond Oil, for it’s natural sun protectant properties. Gotta get ready for the warm weather, y’all.
Tip before you get to mixing: I suggest trying one out to see if it works well with your skin type before mixing together an entire batch of facial moisturizer.
Essential oils are a wonderful, chemical-free way of hydrating your skin. They also improve the health of your skin. Recommended skin care essential oils have vitamins and nutrients that will help rebuild damaged and aging skin. Some essential oils are even antifungal and antibacterial.
So, what does this mean?
You will have less troubles with acne and blemishes! The best part of that news is that you don’t have to use acne medications, with chemicals, to see clearer skin.
Which Essential Oils Should I Use?
You will notice the recipe has different categories of oils you should use. Each essential oil has different uses and properties. Some are great for natural sun protection, while others are great for helping with aging and your skin’s elasticity. Hello, timeless beauty!
There are a lot of essential oils out there and it can be hard to remember what each essential oil is best for. So I created a Free Printable List of the Uses of Essential Oils for you to refer to.
If you also have sensitive skin and are worried about developing an allergy, fear not! Essential oils are powerful and can irritate the skin; however, the carrier oils will help to protect your skin.
Essential oils do not contain protein, which is what people are allergic to in food/products. If you notice you do have an irritation, try to pinpoint which oil is causing the irritation and either minimize it or swap it out for another!
Essential Oils Facial Moisturizer Recipe
Once you have determined which carrier oil works best with your skin type, you can get to mixing!
2 oz Carrier Oil – such as Argan or Jojoba Oil
15 drops Essential Oil of your choice, see Free Printable List for Details
10 drops Another Essential Oil of your choice, see Free Printable List for Details
5-10 drops Carrot Seed Oil
You will want to always use this facial moisturizer on a clean, fresh face!
As for a container…
You can find containers for your facial moisturizer at your local healthy food stores or online. The nice part about the container is you can choose one with a dropper lid or a roller ball. The dropper bottle is nice for sharing your fabulous essential oils facial moisturizer with a friend and the roller-ball lid bottle is nice if you want to directly apply the moisturizer to your clean face.
Wanting to find more ways to use your essential oils? Here you can find my DIY Essential Oils Deodorant here for an aluminum and chemical free deodorant that WORKS!
I seriously love using essential oils over store bought products. The products more than pay for themselves and you will have plenty of leftover oil for next time! I hope you fall in love with this essential oils facial moisturizer too!
CHIME IN: What are some of your quick and easy health enhancing go-to recipes using essential oils?
This post is part of the Spring Into Healthy Living blog series. Check the other posts:
- Spring Into Healthy Living by Turning Everyday Activities Into a Workout, With the Huddlestons
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- Spring Clean Your Mental Health, Heather LeGuilloux Blog
- Spring in Detoxing Your Home Cleaning Routine, Biscuits & Grading
- Spring Into Healthy Eating with 10 Muffin Recipes, Raising Human Beans
- Spring Into Healthy Living by Taming the Tongue, Julie Naturally
- Spring Into Healthy Living by Sticking to a Daily Routine, Cescelie Jelks
Hello, I am Jenna and am a stay at home mom and wife from South Dakota. I started Peaches & Prayer in 2018 to encourage other women in deepening their walk with Christ right alongside me! I also love to be creative, so I share a lot of DIY tutorials and Healthy Recipes. You can find more about me at peachesandprayer.com. Instagram: www.instagram.com/peachesandprayer/ Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/peachesandprayer/