My skin is DRRRYYYYY. Don’t you just love winter? Actually I don’t and neither does my skin. I decided it was time to make a DIY firming body oil with pumpkin seed oil. I specifically formulated this body oil to not only rid skin of that ashy dry skin look but to also deeply hydrate as well as smooth the skin.
For the base of this body oil, I chose pumpkin seed oil. It is rich in vitamin E, zinc, fatty acids and antioxidants. It’s very efficient at helping the skin retain water, improving skin tone, healing and firming the skin. Because of the zinc, it can also fight acne! My skin is literally soaking this oil in and I saw immediate results. No more itchy, flakey skin! Pumpkin seed oil is random but totally worth it! I wrote more about pumpkin seed oil HERE.
It’s no secret how much I LOVE rosehip seed oil. I literally could add it to every recipe because of it’s amazing anti aging qualities. It is my number one go-to beauty oil.
I also added argan oil because of it’s amazing ability to soften the skin. Argan oil absorbs quickly as well. It has been known to reduce sebum levels in oily skin, reducing clogging. It also encourages new cells to form, leaving you with new, healthy skin.
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant and amazing for smoothing and firming skin. It will also help this skin oil last longer.
I added a blend of rosemary, lavender and lemon to rev up circulation (which helps with blood flow, which helps with cellulite!!!) and brighten the skin. If you’re dealing with skin breakouts, I recommend adding tea tree as well or to replace the rosemary.
I used an 8 oz. pump bottle found HERE. This recipe is based on an 8 oz. formulation.
DIY Firming Body Oil with Pumpkin Seed Oil:
- 1/2 cup Pumpkin Seed Oil (find it HERE)
- 1/4 cup Rosehip Seed Oil (find it HERE)
- 2 tbsp. Argan Oil (find it HERE)
- 2 tbsp. Vitamin E Oil (find it HERE)
- 15 drops Rosemary Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil (find it HERE)
- 10 drops Lemon Essential Oil (find it HERE)
I’m definitely in full spring mode and that includes taking better care of my skin. With my recent discovery of safer tanning beds, I’m all about replenishing my skin because even though a big dose of vitamin D via UV rays has many health benefits for the skin, it still zaps the skin of hydration.
You can use this oil daily. I use mine right out of the shower. It has made the biggest difference in my skin!
I get all my oils from Mountain Rose Herbs because I trust their quality. Each of these oils come in several sizes so there’s no need to spend an arm and a leg.
I use this peeling face mask from too school for school formulated with pumpkin seed oil too. I think they are amazing and they truly firm and smoothen the skin! Thanks for sharing this diy firming body oil recipe!
Thanks for sharing, Jenni! Pumpkin seed oil is one I haven’t used. I’m totally into oils rather than lotions on my skin. Feel like they last longer and really give it that “glow.”
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