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coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil Recipe

DIY coQ10/Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil

Since I unveiled my new facial oil on Etsy I’ve been getting requests for the exact recipe.  I have no problem sharing all my Etsy shop recipes because I know there are 2 types of people in this world-the DIY people and the “ain’t nobody got time for that-just buy it!!” people-lol!  So I’m always happy to be transparent with exactly what I’m putting in my Etsy products.  I am a true DIYer after all!

This is a pretty simple recipe but it’s an expensive one.  I literally compiled the BEST oils I know of and put them in 1 product.  So, DIYers-let’s get started!  The below proportions are for one 1 ounce facial oil.

What you’ll need:

DIY coQ10 and Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil


*When making 1 1 ounce facial oil, I suggest just buying the small funnels.  You can add each ingredient directly to your 1 ounce dropper bottle.  Shake well and you’re done!

**If you are making more then 1 facial oil, I suggest adding all ingredients to a glass bowl with a spout, pouring them into a condiment bottle, then squirting the facial oil into each dropper bottle.  I find this method takes much less time when I’m making more then 1 product.

Why I chose these ingredients….

Rosehip Seed Oil– Rosehip Oil penetrates deeply into the lower layers of the skin. It regenerates cells and increases collagen production. It is rich in vitamin C, Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids and retinoic acid, which studies have shown it brightens and tightens skin! It also helps restore skin’s elasticity, fade age spots, reduce broken capillaries, and balance oil glands. It is very beneficial to dry, irritated and mature skin.

Sweet Almond Oil– This oils is known to be the closest to a baby’s natural oils. It softens and rejuvenates like none other.

Sea Buckthorn Oil This cold pressed oil contains essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols, and phytosterols. It contains over 190 nutrients and phytonutrients, including vitamin C, which is 12 times higher than that of an orange!! It is a powerful antioxidant, destroying harmful free-radicals in it’s path! It not only reverses and prevents the signs of aging, it has also been known to improve acne.

CoQ10– Another powerful neutralizer of free radicals, coQ10 has is known for reversing the signs of aging as well as restoring moisture content in the skin. CoQ10 is very helpful in aiding the body in producing more collagen and elastin.

Vitamin E Oil– A powerful antioxidant, Vitamin E helps to reverse the signs of aging.

Lavender Essential Oil– Lavender is calming and helps control inflammation and redness. It also helps hydration.

Patchouli Essential Oil– Patchouli is a healing oil that soothes many skin conditions as well as rejuvenates skin on a cellular level. It smooths the skin as well as helps the appearance of scars.

Frankincense Essential Oil– One of the gentlest oils, Frankincense is also one of the most effective when it comes to toning the skin. It also encourages cell regeneration which in turn gives the skin a healthier, more radiant look.

Geranium Essential Oil– Geranium is one of the top essential oils for skin. Geranium is great for regenerating skin and revving up circulation. It is extremely healing. It also promotes even distribution of melanin-which helps even out the overall tone of the skin.

How to Use:

This facial oil should be used in place of your regular moisturizer.  It can be used after cleansing and toning morning and night.  Remember that with a facial oil, there are no fillers like water in it.  This translates-IT’S PURE & POTENT.  You only need 4-7 drops at a time.  If you use more, you’ll be very oily and that can be super annoying!

One of the great things about a facial oil is that they are so simple and pure.  Plus they last forever since you are using so little.  This facial oil has a shelf life of 6 mos.

It is so vitally important with this oil that you choose quality ingredients.  I have linked each ingredient with the highest quality oils.  I’m guessing, if you are interested in an oil like this, you want results.  Do yourself a favor-don’t waste your money on cheaper oils and essential oils.  It will not work out in the long run.

Mountain Rose Herb is simply the best when it comes to carrier oils as well are other ingredients.  They are a company with great integrity for their buyers as well as the earth.

Spark Naturals is always my number 1 choice for high quality, unadulterated essential oils.  Plus, you can use my coupon code JENNIRAINCLOUD for 10% off your order!

And for the “ain’t nobody got time for that” people, go HERE for a pre-made facial oil!  🙂

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DIY Seabuckthorn Oil coQ10 facial oil


Sea Buckthorn and coQ10 DIY Facial Oil



  1. This is great. Time to ditch the expensive moisturizers. Thanks for sharing =)

    • Marianela-Thank you! Once you get used to oils you’ll probably wonder why you didn’t do it sooner-I’m obssessed and my skin seems to soak them in so much more quickly then when I made the switch!

  2. Question, what is the shelf life of Sea Buckhorn at that price? I need to look into how many teaspoons 2 ounces. That one stung a little in price. I really want to try it on my mid 50’s age skin I so appreciate all the recipes you share for us DIY green loving girls. I have made several things more than once now and that is saying a lot for me. Thanks again!

    • Jeanne-The shelf life is around 6 mos. The 2 ounce bottle will last you a long time. You can’t add much Sea Buckthorn to anything because it is so orange. Even in this recipe with so little added, my skin has an orange tint to it. I love this oil-it’s so worth it!! Thanks!!

  3. Hi Jenni, I have read your blog for some time now but this is the first time I am going to DIY your recipe. I can’t get coq10 in liquid form. Can I use powder ones instead? Those that I can find are in tablets or powder for consuming. Thank you for sharing with us your recipe!!

    • Gracie-I don’t know about that-The coQ10 is specifically for DIYing and the molecule is very small so it can penetrate deeper levels of the skin. Something that is meant to be ingested might not penetrate. I wish I could find an answer to this because I get this question a lot with vitamin C tablets. Sorry to not be much help! Hopefully I’ll find an answer soon!

  4. How does sea buckthorn oul feel like in terms of texture and what type of oil does it resemble the most?

  5. Bronwyn Sainsbury says:

    Hi Jenni
    I am loving your DIY recipes…
    I am wanting to make this one up but am having trouble sourcing the co enzyme q10 in liquid for as I live in Australia.
    Would using the oil from gel caps be detrimental to this recipe?

    • Bronwyn-Thank you so much!!! I’m really not sure. It worries me that the molecule might be a bit large for the skin. It might be worth at try-I’m pretty sure it couldn’t hurt-it might just not be effective. Good luck!!

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