DIY coQ10 Sea Buckthorn Facial Oil

DIY Face OilI’m so excited about this DIY face oils with two of the most anti aging ingredients out there!  I have been using this DIY coQ10 Sea Buckthorn face oil for over a year now and love it.  It is so incredibly nourishing as well as smoothing!  When coQ10 is combined with sea buckthorn oil, you get one heck of a powerhouse facial oil!

This is a pretty simple recipe but it’s an expensive one.  However, it’s only expensive upfront-you will be able to make multiple facial oils from the ingredients!  I literally compiled the BEST oils I know of and put them in 1 product. 

DIY Face Oil 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! Rosehip seed oil 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. For more info. on my favorite anti aging ingredient, go HERE.

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!! Sea Buckthorn 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. To learn even more about this incredible oil go HERE.

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.

What you’ll need:

DIY Face Oil w/coQ10

1 TBSP. Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)

1/2 TBSP. Sweet Almond Oil (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Sea Buckthorn Oil (find it HERE)

1 tsp. Non-GMO Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)

1/4 tsp. Q-MAX (find it HERE)

5 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)

4 drops Frankincense Essential Oil (find it HERE)

3 drops Patchouli Essential Oil (find it HERE)

1 drop Geranium Essential Oil (find it HERE)

DIY Face Oil



*When making 1 1 ounce DIY 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.

How to Use & Ingredient Quality:

This DIY face 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 face 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 DIY face oil is that they are so simple and pure.  Plus they last forever since you are using so little.  This DIY face 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 Herbs is simply the best when it comes to carrier oils and essential oils.  They are a company with great integrity for their buyers as well as the earth.

More DIY Recipes w/ coQ10:

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

coq10 sea buckthorn facial oil

xx, Jenni


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Sea Buckthorn and coQ10 DIY Facial Oil

Jennifer Phillips
Jennifer Phillips

Jennifer Phillips worked as a licensed aesthetician for over 8 years before creating the natural skin care blog, Jenni Raincloud.

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  1. June 29, 2016 / 2:33 am

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

    • Jenni
      June 29, 2016 / 7:55 am

      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. Jeanne
    August 19, 2016 / 1:20 pm

    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!

    • Jenni
      August 26, 2016 / 2:16 pm

      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. Gracie
    September 20, 2016 / 11:43 am

    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!!

    • Jenni
      September 20, 2016 / 2:17 pm

      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. Marlena
    November 15, 2016 / 9:13 am

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

    • Jenni
      November 19, 2016 / 1:43 pm

      Marlena-it feels like any other oil. However it is very orange. I think it’s close to rosehip seed but more potent and more orange!

  5. Bronwyn Sainsbury
    January 5, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    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?

    • Jenni
      January 18, 2018 / 2:27 pm

      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!!

  6. SUE
    June 15, 2018 / 8:34 am

    Hi Jenni,
    Do you think adding CoQ10 to my facial oil will help even skin tone? I’m just getting over a bout of eczema on my face/neck. The skin that was most effected is now looking blotchy and more pink than the rest of my face, The skin is no longer itchy or inflamed but the color is noticeably different and I’m hoping to find a way to even it out. Any suggestions?
    Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and goodadvice : )

  7. Sue
    November 17, 2018 / 12:12 pm

    Hi Jeni,
    I looked up Sea Buckthorn oil and there are two: the seeds and the berries. I’m thinking of combining the two as they have different properties.
    What do you think?

  8. Kay Elizabeth
    September 13, 2020 / 1:14 pm

    Hi Jenni, I have become interested in making some basic facial anti aging products and like the simplicity of your instructions. Other sites are too chemisty for my liking and skill level. I am wondering if some of the ingredients in for example your coQ10 recipe can be omitted or changed for more of the other ingredients I do have? I don’t have patchouli oil or Vitamin E. I do have something called Cetyl Alcohol which I have no idea why I purchased. Must have been in the maze of DIY sites I’ve been confusing myself over. Can you help me a little here? I do have most of the other stuff though. Thanks

    • Jenni
      January 4, 2021 / 11:32 am

      Kay-Please excuse such a late response. I could have sworn I answered this question many months ago but as I’m cleaning inboxes out, here it is unanswered. So sorry!
      Feel free to omit my suggested ingredients and use what you have.
      Cetyl alcohol might have been purchased because of THIS post. It is used to thicken up lotions. It can’t be used in anything but lotions.

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