I really like to try and use simple and natural products on my face, hair and body as often as I can. That can mean buying organic and/or all natural products, or even better, making them at home. I love to use the God given perfect ingredients that the earth already has available to us. It just seems right and I think my body agrees.
That is why I make this amazing face oil at home to use after a shower, in the morning or even before bed. It has 2 main ingredients that are completely customizable to your liking.
Now, don’t let the word oil freak you out. Even if you have oily skin, using really good oil on your face can make all the difference in the world. Just try it before you knock it. Please. You will be so glad that you did.
There is a misconception that using oils on your face can make it more oily and acne prone. Quite the contrary. Having dry skin can clogs your pores and make your skin just as susceptible to getting break outs and acne. Not to mention when you have dry skin, you find yourself scrubbing away the dead skin and using harsh products that make everything all the worse. Using the “right oils” on your face is very important though.
The key to everything, of course, is BALANCE. One of the benefits of using oils on your face as a moisturizer, as well as a cleanser, is bringing balance back to your skin.
I will try to get a more in depth post together about all the benefits of using oils on your skin, as opposed to chemicals and alcohol based cleansers and such . . .
So, let’s get to the ingredients in this miracle oil.
The first and main ingredient is jojoba oil. I like all different kinds of natural oils but, by far my favorite for my face and skin in general, is jojoba oil. This oil ￼is the liquid produced in the seed of the Simmondsia chinensis (Jojoba) plant, a shrub, which is native to southern Arizona, southern California, and northwestern Mexico. Native Americans extracted the oil from jojoba seeds to treat sores and wounds. You can basically use it like a natural neosporin, since it is a fungicide.
Jojoba oil is the closest seed oil to your skins natural sebum. Sebum is the natural oil that your skin secretes. That means it absorbs perfectly into your skin. Many other oils, especially petroleum based ones (like vaseline), simply sit on the surface of your skin and leave it feeling oily. Here is an interesting little read from Beautyeditor about that topic.
This fabulous oil doesn’t do that. Your skin soaks it up like a sponge and will thank you for it. Sometimes I also find that other oils have a weird texture. They can seem almost sticky. I tend to notice that consistency with almond oil. I still like and use almond oil in my other homemade products, but not as the base for my face oil. For me it is jojoba oil all the way.
Jojoba oil can be slightly more expensive but, I think it is absolutely worth it and it is such a versatile oil for the body that you will find many other ways to use it. If you would like to read a little more about Jojoba oil on wiki, you can do so here
The Second ingredient is essential oils. They are natural oils typically obtained by distillation and having the characteristic fragrance of the plant or other source from which it is extracted. There are tons of brands and many different oils to choose from. So, I included a list of essential oils below that are best suited for different skin types. Honestly, you could skip the essential oils all together and just use straight up jojoba oil (because it is that amazing) but, I feel like essential oils only add additional healing and nutritional properties to your skin.
Okay. Let’s do this . . .
What you will need:
1 – 2 oz. dark glass bottle with dropper (the dropper makes it easier to pour and oils should be kept in a dark bottle to reduce oxidation)
2 oz. 100% pure jojoba oil (organic if possible)
2-3 Essential Oils (will depend on skin type. See below)
Essential Oils best suited for your skin type:
Normal Skin: Frankincense, Geranium, Lavender
Mature skin: Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Myrrh, Patchouli, Rose, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Acne prone skin: Cedarwood, Chamomile, Eucalyptus, Geranium, Jasmine, Lavender, Lemongrass, Patchouli, Rosewood, Rosemary, Tea Tree
Dry skin: Cedarwood, Clary Sage, Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Jasmine, Myrrh, Neroli, Patchouli, Rose, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang
Oily skin: Bergamot, Clary Sage, Cypress, Frankincense, Geranium, Juniper, Lavender, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Peppermint, Tea Tree
Sensitive Skin: Chamomile, Frankincense, Geranium, Helichrysum, Jasmine, Lavender, Neroli, Rose, Sandalwood
Directions: Fill your glass bottle with 2 oz. of jojoba oil. This is where you can customize your oil. Choose 1, 2 or up to 3 essential oils from your skin type category and add (5 to 6 drops of each oil). You can choose which essentials oils sound best to you. You can use just one of the essential oils if you prefer. In that case, add 15 to 20 drops of that one oil. Put the lid on bottle and give it a gentle shake.
That is all there is to it. Now you can drop about a dime size of oil into your hand with the convenient dropper and rub it on your fingertips. Use your fingertips to gently massage your freshly washed face in an upward and outward circular motion (avoiding contact with eyes). You don’t have to wash your face before using this oil, but it does help to use on clean damp skin. If you want, you can use a warm wet wash cloth to pat your skin before using the oil. This helps the oil to absorb into your skin even better. *I also like to include my neck and upper chest when i apply this oil.
Store oil in a cool dark place
*NOTE: it is always important to test out new ingredients in a test patch on your skin before using them in a more concentrated manor. The last thing we would want is for you to break out in hives or rashes. Try a test patch on the inside of your arm (before you put it on your face) to make sure that your skin doesn’t have any allergic reactions to these ingredients. Simply take a very small amount and rub on a small area of skin on the inside of your lower or upper arm (just like you would on your face). Then allow at least 30 minutes to an hour to pass to make sure that you don’t react in a negative way to the ingredients. If it doesn’t bother your skin, then it is okay to try on your face. Never use essential oils neat (undiluted). Always add them to a carrier oil before applying them to your skin.
Disclaimer: I am not a healthcare provider. This is not medical advice. This information and these products are not intended to treat cure or diagnose any medical conditions. This is simply what works for me and what I have found through my own research and experience on my own natural journey to better health.
I hope that you enjoy this face oil and that you see a big difference in your skin. You are going to fall in love with it.
I know I did.
This is the only moisturizer i use.
If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment. I would love to hear how this lovely oil works out for you.
Where to get supplies to make this face oil:
Viva Naturals Cold Pressed and Hexane Free Organic Jojoba Oil – Golden, 4 oz
Aromatherapy Essential Oils, 100% Pure of The Highest Quality, Therapeutic Grade
2oz Amber Glass Bottles with Glass Eye Dropper Dispenser
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